Two Week Wonder

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Hi All,

This is the rebuild of my M416. I am calling it the "Two Week Wonder" because I only had 2 weeks to get this done. Yes, I did get it finished in that amount of time. I am sorry that I wasn't able to get anything posted while I did the work. I was doing the work at my Dad's place and did not have the time. So here it goes!

The first photo is what my trailer looked like when I bought it.

The second and third photos are the beginning of the disassembly of the trailer at my Dad's house.
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1. The fenders are off.

2. The tub is off. This trailer comes apart easily.

3. This is what I was worried about. The scale is no to bad and nothing is rusted through. This is why I am doing this.
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1 & 2. The lunette.

3. The draw bar bracket, the lower hole for the lunette has been heavily painted. So, I'll have the sandblaster clean it out.
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1. The draw bar arms and bracket are now off.

2. I decided to put the lunette back in the draw bar bracket, so that the upper hole would not get sandblasted.

3. The landing leg, landing leg pivot bracket and the parking brake bellcrank.
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1. Parking brake bellcrank and the bracket for the parking brake handle.

2. Now to work on the rest of the chassis.

3. The spring shackles are 1950s J**p C-shackles.
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1 & 2. Got the frame off the axle.

3. I'm getting the springs off the axle.
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1 & 2. Things were rusted tight and I snapped a couple U-bolts getting the springs off.

3. The spring brackets off the frame.
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1 & 2. I've got the hubs off and took these photos so that I could see how the brakes went back together.

3. The brake backing plate and hardware.
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1. The spindles look good.

2 & 3. Getting the springs apart so that they can be sandblasted.
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I got everything back from the sandblaster and it looked good. I got the axle painted before I remember to take some photos.
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The sandblaster had me duct tape the areas that I did not want to get sandblasted. That is why there is duct tape on the spindles.

Everything is nice and clean now!
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1 & 2. A couple of shots of the brake backing plates. I used the flash in the second photo and it washed out some of the detail.

3. The lunette, landing leg and the ball hitch adapter.
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1 & 2. Painting the safety chains and the many other parts.

3. The spring brackets.
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1. A spring is ready for reinstallation.

2. The draw bar bracket ready for primer.

3. The lunette hardware about to be painted.
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1. The lunette ready for primer.

2. The draw bar bracket primed and ready for paint.

3. The lunette is done and drying.
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