I made it 100% official today by hanging out my shingle. Frank's Trailer Works is now my full time job. Trailer Repair is what we do. As many of you know, I have had a successful cabinet making business going for many years. I have always made a healthy living making saw dust, but have aluminum in my blood now. I have had a hard time giving up the wood working for many months. For Christmas I gave myself a new lease in life and decided that Frank's Trailer Works is my one and only job.
I received a very nice gift in the mail just before Christmas. Well, I paid for it, but the need it filled and the way it was packaged was truly a gift. The box was like a fortress. Once opened it was like a puzzle as to how to unpack it. I am telling you, the packaging was bullet proof. I had been contacted by Wally himself as to what I needed for my 1954 Safaris. Yes, Wally himself contacted me. He had a 54 Flying cloud that had been rode very hard, put away wet and ridden even harder the next day. Just about every panel had been beaten to hell. Wally was buying it and looking for people who needed the good stuff. I jumped all over the offer and I am more than happy with what came out of Pandora's Box. Wally, I cannot thank you enough.
There were five Herh Standard windows. They are complete windows even with the operators and screens. Even though the amount of air coming through them is minimal, I love the lines of those double windows.
but the real gem in the box was the entire center section of the rear. One of my 54's had the entire center of the rear removed so a chest freezer could be put in the rear. It was a hunting camp trailer, a man needs to keep his meat cold. The entire rear was in the box. The inside panels, outside panels, ribs around the window, and the window too.
Even the wall outlet is there. Wally sent me everything I need to put my trailer back together the way it should be. Thank you so much Wally. If I still wore a beret, I would be taking it off to you.
Now that I am no longer being distracted by making cabinets, I can focus in full time on LuLu. I am so glad to be able to get rolling full time on my clients projects. Bet I have the best night of sleep tonight. Stress keeps me up at night and I am so relieved that I might even sleep till 5am tomorrow.
as I posted earlier, LuLu had a major rim malfunction. It tore her skin very badly. I need to make the damage go away.
A little shaping on a 120 belt in the belt sander
Next the trim was fitted into the wheel well edges. This is a very ridged extrusion and requires a very patient persuasion to negotiate the inside curves.