Well I decided to buy an m101A trailer for a few reasons.
1. I wanted a project,
2. I will be moving in a few months and rather spending $300-$400 on a uhaul and not have anything to show for (moving back to South Texas a 1000 mile round way trip, I plan to make 2 trips) I decided to buy a trailer instead.
Spent $380 on the trailer, found in Royce City. Frame is in excellent condition, very light rust on body. Trailer sat for about 10 years and was pulled behind a Bronco and was used for off-road functions.
My plans, repaint and install a new highway friendly axle/tires and fix the bows.
I have started on the cosmetic stuff, grinding all the old paint and light rust off using my Harbor Freight 4.5 inch ($10) grinder with some abrasion wheels ($5 a pop). This setup has by far been worth the money. I have gone through 5 wheels and burned out the grinder. Will get a new one today to finish up.
I have used up 4 cans of primer. All 4 sides have been wheeled and painted in primer.
I am going with a Tan color (rattle can) and plan to use about 6 cans of Krylon @ 3.67 a can.
So far I have spent $30 on painting supplies and another $25 on the abrasion wheels.
I also picked up 2 BFG All-Terrian 17 inch tires was 50% thread for $80 this weekend.
"I need 2 17 inch tires!" so if you want to help me out....hook me up.
I still need to order a Dexter 3 inch axle (62/63 inch 43.25 SC). Price is $200 local.
I'll be in around $800-$900 when this project is all done. On to the pics.