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    I must admit to being a little ashamed that I let this trailer go a little too far without real maintenance. Long story short, after a recent lake trip I heard a familiar sound...



    SHAME!



    ALL Bolts were locked up.



    Master cylinder was toast.



    Taking old axles for measurements and match. I've heard tell the stories of bearing buddies encouraging the "over greasing" of hubs. Well the pic don't lie. Grease blown out all over backing plate.







    Went from 3 to 4 leaf. 3500#



    Installing fresh water washouts.







    I have a steep driveway that I back her into. Soo,



    A "backup" pin was installed to keep the new brakes from locking.



    Freshwater washout connector.



    Mo betta



    I paid my penance for the neglect. Bloody knuckles, every trick and wrench I own to get this done. She's all cold process galvanized now ready for the splash.
    \'79 20 175 \'rude[br]Sacramento, CA (Deep behind enemy lines!!)[br]...something fishy this way comes...[br]http://www.westernsteelcouncil.org[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13979

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    I like that pin. I have a cut 2x4 and a bungie cord.

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    • #3
      great upgrade

      why not go back with discs?
      76 25 \"Aenigma\"[br]73 17[br]Richland/Long Beach, MS[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14182[br][br]17 project[br]http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56176

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      • #4
        95% of my towing is less than 5 miles from the house.
        \'79 20 175 \'rude[br]Sacramento, CA (Deep behind enemy lines!!)[br]...something fishy this way comes...[br]http://www.westernsteelcouncil.org[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=13979

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        • #5
          well done greg. Great repair of some often overlooked and neglected pieces of our boating hobby...
          Working for a livin\' is HIGHLY Over-Rated...[][br]

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