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Old 11-23-2007, 10:39 AM   #15
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I thought about using Marine grade - but as I understand it the glues are pretty much the same as CTX - what I did do was epoxy around the edges and then Varithaned the rest.

Anyway, as I said super nice job - I love seeing these trailers brought back for a new life - AND they they are being used and enjoyed - which it seems you are doing

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Old 11-23-2007, 11:32 AM   #16
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I thought about using Marine grade - but as I understand it the glues are pretty much the same as CTX - what I did do was epoxy around the edges and then Varithaned the rest.

Anyway, as I said super nice job - I love seeing these trailers brought back for a new life - AND they they are being used and enjoyed - which it seems you are doing


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You hit the thing perfectly, Ken - they are being rebuilt to use and enjoy. In the car hobby I see so many incredible vehicles redone and then the owners are afraid to use them so they trailer them all over. May as well have a model on the shelf. We use the trailers as they were intended to be used.

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Old 11-23-2007, 08:39 PM   #17
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I thought about using Marine grade - but as I understand it the glues are pretty much the same as CTX - what I did do was epoxy around the edges and then Varithaned the rest.

Anyway, as I said super nice job - I love seeing these trailers brought back for a new life - AND they they are being used and enjoyed - which it seems you are doing

Ken

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Oh yes. This was our first year with the trailer. We made about 18 trips this past season. The longest trip was to the Beverly Beach Bash that was about 1300 miles round trip for us.
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Old 11-24-2007, 10:07 AM   #18
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That sounds great - and yes if you are like me - being "IN" the trailer is wayyyyyy more fun than being "underneath" it.

Folks ask me if I would ever do it again - I know lots of folks get into rebuilding things - and I say hellllllll no!

How bout you - would you ever do it again? Actually I would do it again only if I had to - - - or found an old Pierce Arrow Trailer- - - - - - ooooops!

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That sounds great - and yes if you are like me - being "IN" the trailer is wayyyyyy more fun than being "underneath" it.

Folks ask me if I would ever do it again - I know lots of folks get into rebuilding things - and I say hellllllll no!

How bout you - would you ever do it again? Actually I would do it again only if I had to - - - or found an old Pierce Arrow Trailer- - - - - - ooooops!

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I would have to yes, only if it was in better shape than my current one was. I like the feeling of accomplishment after it's all done. When we were at the Bevely Beach Bash there was a beautiful Pierce Arrow fully restored. I do believe it was a 1947. I wish we could have seen the inside, every time we went by they were gone beach coming. Oh well may be next time.
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