Originally Posted by Benjo
I emailed Bud but it was returned
If it's Bud Cooper you are trying to reach, I understand why. I have seen his trailer. He had a new frame made with modern suspension and a new floor. Removed the shell from the old, beat up and bent frame and put it on the new one. If your frame is bad, your suspension is bad, tongue is bad, floor is bad, what's the question?
You can spend more time, work and money trying to save something that when you are done will still be old technology, not too safe and likely to give trouble in the future. Bud installed a section of the old pipe frame at the back of the new frame to give an old look. I think he said he had a boat trailer builder make the new frame.