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Old 07-20-2017, 07:25 AM
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Been thinking about taking a welding class at the local Community College. Back in the day, never could get the hang of stick welding.

Nice project.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:43 AM
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Nice build... Looks like a well built trail ready trailer.

I was looking at the pictures and said, looks like Colorado.... look at your profile, sure enough.

Moved from the Durango area 4 years ago to coastal Texas. I used to wheel a lot of Colorado, towing similar trailer builds as well.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by mgoodman2014 View Post
Nice build... Looks like a well build trail ready trailer.

I was looking at the pictures and said, looks like Colorado.... look at your profile, sure enough.

Moved from the Durango area 4 years ago to coastal Texas. I used to wheel a lot of Colorado, towing similar trailer builds as well.
I lived in Durango from '97 to 2007, been in Ft. Collins since then. Still miss the Durango area, wish I could get back to the Western Slope!
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by silverg View Post
Is that Linex or something you applied?
Herculiner

We will see how it lasts, I worked hard to prep the metal properly. Supposed to be easy to touch up and is cheap.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:09 AM
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Originally Posted by cparkerc View Post
I lived in Durango from '97 to 2007, been in Ft. Collins since then. Still miss the Durango area, wish I could get back to the Western Slope!

We've stomped some of the same ground then... I moved there in August of 05', left in May of 2014. Both my boys graduated from Bayfield HS.

I lived by the gun range...I'm sure you know where that one is at. LOL
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by mgoodman2014 View Post
We've stomped some of the same ground then... I moved there in August of 05', left in May of 2014. Both my boys graduated from Bayfield HS.

I lived by the gun range...I'm sure you know where that one is at. LOL
I used to shoot there before work, probably woke you up a few times!

I lived off of CR 222, Ranchos Florida neighborhood.

I worked at Wells Fargo near the train station.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:16 AM
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I used to shoot there before work, probably woke you up a few times!

I lived off of CR 222, Ranchos Florida neighborhood.

I worked at Wells Fargo near the train station.
Hell, we've probably met a dozen times or more... That was my bank as well.
Small world we live in...

I lived by that range for 10 years... most days I never even noticed the sounds....plus I was Field Artillery back in the day... if it didn't rattle windows, it was ignored. LOL
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:28 AM
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hope your welds are good.
had a friend that made a small trailer for pulling with his motorcycle,
it broke loose running up in Alaska
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by cparkerc View Post
Herculiner

We will see how it lasts, I worked hard to prep the metal properly. Supposed to be easy to touch up and is cheap.
I really like Herculiner. What I don't like is that it fades. I rolled some professional grade Rustoleum over the Herculiner on my last project and it has not faded at all. (Over 3 years old now.)
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:02 PM
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WOW!


Really nice work.
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When you build a trailer, how do you register it?
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Great job!
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:08 PM
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Good job!! x 2 , nice design and look
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Old 07-20-2017, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JP 3 View Post
I really like Herculiner. What I don't like is that it fades. I rolled some professional grade Rustoleum over the Herculiner on my last project and it has not faded at all. (Over 3 years old now.)
Great idea, thanks! Was it a truck bed? if so, did the sides fade or just the bottom of the bed?



"When you build a trailer, how do you register it?"

In Colorado, you go to DMV, show the receipts from the build supplies, they give you temp tags. Then the State Police do an inspection to make sure it is roadworthy. With that paperwork, you go back to DMV to register and get your plates.
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[QUOTE=mgoodman2014;10482658]Hell, we've probably met a dozen times or more... That was my bank as well.
Small world we live in...

I was the Branch Manager, sitting in the corner office (good looking bald guy), crying my eyes out!

I am so happy I got out of banking!
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Old 07-21-2017, 05:05 AM
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[QUOTE=cparkerc;10484129]Great idea, thanks! Was it a truck bed? if so, did the sides fade or just the bottom of the bed?



I used Herculiner to paint areas of a small boat I used to own. (It's called a Gheenoe.) At any rate, the parts that were painted with Herculiner were covered most of the time and they still faded.
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Originally Posted by cparkerc View Post
Great idea, thanks! Was it a truck bed? if so, did the sides fade or just the bottom of the bed?



"When you build a trailer, how do you register it?"

In Colorado, you go to DMV, show the receipts from the build supplies, they give you temp tags. Then the State Police do an inspection to make sure it is roadworthy. With that paperwork, you go back to DMV to register and get your plates.
Thanks
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That's bad ass !!!

The added bottle opener is just showing off.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Redwine View Post
That's bad ass !!!

The added bottle opener is just showing off.
Gotta be prepared
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:34 AM
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