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 1   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Re:Tube trailer restoration  on: Today at 06:55:19am 
Started by GaWajn | Last post by GaWajn




The tail light housing are very crusty. This one in the photo is the better one! I am going to try and find similar replacements. My first casual search results show that the modern replacements have two mounting studs instead on one. I will keep searching ...
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 2   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Re:Tube trailer restoration  on: Today at 06:52:34am 
Started by GaWajn | Last post by GaWajn
Got new wheel bearings, races and seals ... repacked with grease ... hubs painted semi gloss black and ready to re-install. I wonder what the correct colour for the hubs should be?



A little bit of emery cloth will clean those axles right up.

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 3   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Re:Tube trailer restoration  on: Today at 05:31:16am 
Started by GaWajn | Last post by GaWajn
Not sure what the original paint scheme was on the hitch ... but I kinda like the yellow and black motif

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 4   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Re:Tube trailer restoration  on: Today at 05:29:36am 
Started by GaWajn | Last post by GaWajn
Here is a photo of the original wheels and tires with the rims sandblasted.



I was told by someone that there might be marking on the wheels that help to ID the model year of the trailer.



Size ...



Maker ...



1965 as the year ?



I will be painting these original wheels white and keeping them safely stored away.
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 5   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Re:Tube trailer restoration  on: Today at 05:25:24am 
Started by GaWajn | Last post by GaWajn


Here you can barely see some ID markings. I should have looked at this before it was painted. I might have been able to better read the stamped information.

It looks to me like:

THE FULTON CO.
107 ?? 1-7/8 BALL
MILWAUKEE USA

Is this were these trailers were made? For all years?
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 6   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Re:Tube trailer restoration  on: Today at 05:17:41am 
Started by GaWajn | Last post by GaWajn


The trailer was sandblasted and the few holes/soft spots were welded up.



It was primed with lacquer high build ... then sprayed with a white first coat ... then three coats of single stage urethane paint from Sherwin Williams. I did it this way upon the recommendation of many experts in the field including Dennis from

http://www.vintagesledpaint.com/

It seems that yellow does not cover very well and the white first coat helps with this.

Some of you will notice that the wheel rims are painted yellow. I had assumed that this was correct ... and it seems I am wrong. They should be white. I will not be repainting them because I really like the look of the yellow wheels.

These wheels are new replacement wheels and tires. I didn't want to use the originals because the tires were badly cracked ... and the tire/wheel combos were on sale ... so I got the new rims with Carlisle tires already mounted for under $100 on sale at Princess Auto. (Canada)
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 7   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Tube trailer restoration  on: Today at 05:09:36am 
Started by GaWajn | Last post by GaWajn
Since there seems to some interest about the particulars on these old trailers so I thought I might start a thread where we might discuss the finer details.

To start the ball rolling ... this is my specimen. I don't know the differences between the model years or if there are any.





You can see a long steel plate running down the middle of the trailer on the back section. I do not believe that is original to the trailer because the trailer is meant to be able to collapse onto itself (fold in two), and this plate prevents this.



On these next photos, if you look closely, you can see a small steel tubing. Almost like brake line ... that seemed to have been used as a conduit for the wiring. I have been told that there should be a section of this line on both sides. Mine only has one .. and it is rotten so it is coming off. I will not be replacing them.





This restoration is not going to be 100% accurate ... I am going more for what I personally like. I would like to know however, what needs to be done/how to identify the correct parts that should be on the trailer.



The unit is in very good condition generally and will need very little welding.



Here is a picture of the chains on the trailer. The long one I am assuming is to safety attack to the towing vehicle. The two small hooks I am assuming are to secure the rear of the sled. I will not be using these. I find them odd and will be looking into a safer way to attach the breakaway chains and sled tie down system.
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 8   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Re:Mini score  on: June 23, 2017, 08:35:11 PM 
Started by GaWajn | Last post by GaWajn
Hehe ... you got me thinking ...
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 9   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo Parts/Items For Sale/Wanted (Only) / Re:Snowmobile parts  on: June 23, 2017, 08:34:21 PM 
Started by stomper | Last post by GaWajn
What are you asking for a, BOSCH ONLY, set of points (Rotax singles) and condensers (Rotax singles)?How much per plug for BOSCH plugs M280T1 and M240T1 only? If the prices are right ... I might get a big bunch.

thanks

Stephen
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 10   oldski-doosleds Message Board / Vintage ski-doo General Disscusion / Re:Today is the day, right?  on: June 23, 2017, 07:36:54 PM 
Started by Doo640ER | Last post by bom600
Must be getting shorter, the heat came on in the back of the house this morning. I think I went a whole week without it.
Summers are sure getting shorter around here. 
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