Rebuilding the close to 8 year old Harbor Freight trailer. All the wood is rotten/smashed/cracked, and the axle/hubs/bearings/seals/tires and wheels are shot. It has exceeded my expectations, I figured it would have only lasted a year or two. It is only rated for like 1200 pounds, but hauled 2 cubic yards of dirt on it for 22 trips until the tongue arms snapped!!!! It has been caught on stumps and ripped off of them, backed into trees repeatedly, and pushed down the cliff to the river and winched back up countless times. I got my $450 total initial investment out of it, and then some!!!!
This was a sheet of 3/4 treated plywood. It has spent it's entire life outside in the weather. Amazed it lasted this long.
Sweeping up pieces of the deck!!!
A sawzall, screw gun, impact wrench, and about 30 minutes.
Straightening up the rear cross member with C-clamps, and a big hammer, RedneckRay style.
The bent axle. I attempted to straighten it with the Warn 9500 a year or two ago, made it better, but not much LOL!!! That would explain the funny tire wear pattern!!!
And mostly complete with the axle swap. The hub seals felt a little loose in the back of the hubs and the hub caps were too tight to drive in on the face of the hubs.
Need to install some new trailer lights and wires before I re-deck it. Might go back with a sheet of 1/2 HDPE/Starboard which would last forever. But, around $350 vs another sheet of 3/4" treated plywood. Unfortunately, all the steel is powder coated which makes touch ups impossible. I will probably knock off the loose flakey stuff and hit it with some spray bombs. All the steel is solid. That was enough for today.