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Old 08-24-2004, 12:42 PM
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I've seen some trailers use a leaf spring mounted underneath for a gate assist. I have a picture of one somewhere.
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Old 08-24-2004, 01:37 PM
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Yup, I saw that pic somewhere too.. thought of it, but I think the gas shock might stay tucked up just a little closer to the trailer and provide a smoother action. Something to think about i guess. Thanks for mentioning it, i'll keep it in mind.
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:20 AM
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What kind of primer did you use? What did they charge you to sand blast your trailer?
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:06 AM
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Red iron oxide primer, any brand will do. I used MRO Industrial from a local parts store, but not a national chain so i don't know where all you could get it. They only had one gallon and i needed more after using that one so i got Rust Oleum "rusty metal primer" at Lowe's and it's the same thing basically.

The guy charged $75 to blast the trailer and he did the wheels and spare wheel (wheels were on the trailer of course).

I got a gas shock and brought it home, but realized that there is no good way to mount it because of the way the frame is made on the trailer, it would have to stick way too close to the ground. So i'm using two top mounted springs on the rear gate and nothing on the side gate. I ended up with lots of angle iron left over, so i'm making a side frame rail like on most trailers that will give a good platform to mount springs to, trimmer racks, etc. Also it will add some strength to the trailer (although not needed really). The sides will still be 16" high with solid Oak 1x8's mounted to it.
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