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Switching from floater bar to winch setup...how hard?
« on: December 18, 2007, 02:13:05 pm »
And also, a few other questions...lol...

I also want to somehow get my whole coupler/tongue assembly cut off, and extended about 2 more feet, and for it to be made into either a swing-away, or a fully removeable tongue. this thing is old, and the paint is ugly now!...but where should i cut? dont worry! pictures are coming soon, ill see if i can find one or two on my drive.

also, i dont weld at all, havent learned yet...should i take it to a trailer shop, and pay for labor? or is there anyone here that can walk me through it, and show me how to do it? once i have the whole tongue thing done, next would obvoiusly be paint.

now since its hard as hell to find a powdercoater that has a giant oven, what would be some good paint alternatives? i heard imron is some really tough stuff, my friend said that thats the stuff they use to paint semi's and stuff like that...any thoughts? i really need some advice here. thanx alot!

Reid

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BTW, the coupler unit is welded fully to the bar inside, under the diamondplate, not bolted on in any way... any help here?
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Re: Switching from floater bar to winch setup...how hard?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 02:15:36 pm »
here's a decent pic as it sits now...this was 3 years ago, but nothing really has changed...thanx.

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Re: Switching from floater bar to winch setup...how hard?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 03:49:20 pm »
Reid, you should go talk to Danny at Competitive trailers in Bellfower. His shop is just off Lakewood blvd, north of Ashworth. He's in one of the old Tahiti buildings and across the street from Rogers old shop. It's a perfect time of the year for him to knock out a little project like that, and it'd be done right. Have no idea what it'd cost but I'd also look into him painting it too as long as you're there.     :)
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Re: Switching from floater bar to winch setup...how hard?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 05:59:11 pm »
Reid, you should go talk to Danny at Competitive trailers in Bellfower. His shop is just off Lakewood blvd, north of Ashworth. He's in one of the old Tahiti buildings and across the street from Rogers old shop. It's a perfect time of the year for him to knock out a little project like that, and it'd be done right. Have no idea what it'd cost but I'd also look into him painting it too as long as you're there.     :)

nice! thanx alot rich, going north, on the right or left side? yeah, i know the metalwork wont be horrible, but its the paint job cost im worried about really, thanx 4 the tip...ill cruise over there once i get this damn boat off the trailer. im not too sure how im going to do it yet. there's like 50 ways to do it lol

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Re: Switching from floater bar to winch setup...how hard?
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2007, 06:55:56 am »
Yeah, go north on lkwd blvd, go past ashworth. 3rd street after that is Ramona. Turn left, he's on the left side.
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Re: Switching from floater bar to winch setup...how hard?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 07:47:31 am »
Here in the North East I have not seen "floater Bars". Maybe because the roads suck so bad that the boat will bounce everywhere. Anyway, here is what my trailer looks like so you can kind of get an idea about the winch. I did not make the trailer. I did make the "bow holder" and wiinch guide,whatever you call it. I also sanded and painted it with rustoleum with a bodyshop catalyst hardner and sprayed it.
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