From smelly eyesore to sleek silver beauty!

Posted: April 16, 2012 in Tin Can Tourists, Vintage trailers

Wow.  Hard to believe that only 2 1/2 months ago, this was a smelly pile of rubble loaded on my utility trailer, headed for the burn pile!  Yesterday I got the edge cap trim on and the door installed.  There was a moment of dismay installing the door with the aluminum trim on, when I discovered the door no longer fit the opening!  Turns out the quarter-inch underlayment on the floor combined with the door jamb trim made the opening just small enough that the door no longer fit!  A little trimming with a scroll saw made things right, and all is now well.

Kim got the interior all cleaned out today and vacuumed while I hacked the crappy, cobbled up hitch off the tongue, and we’re now just a few coats of varnish and the new hitch welded on from our first camping trip!   It’s sort of amazing how much junk was in the trailer (that I’d been working around) that had to come out in order to get ready for varnishing!

There’s still lots to do, but we’re whittling away at it.  Somebody’s birthday is coming up, and it’ll be great to spend a birthday weekend in the Tini Home after all the hard work. 







  1. OurBoler says:

    Looks great. Fu watching it come together.

  2. ranchwagon says:

    Nice Trailer. I plan on someday finding an old “canned Ham” trailer and fixing it up to match my ongoing ’58 Ford 2 dr Ranch Wagon project. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

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