I am a new member to your site but I have been enjoying it for a few days now. One of your members recommended that I might post some pictures to see if anyone might be able to nail down the make and model of my newest purchase. I found the boat, trailer, and a truck in a field this year while deer hunting in Northern Wisconsin. I was able to purchase the items from the grand daughter of the original owner. Boat and trailer are being fully restored at this time. Initially I believed that the trailer was a Tee Nee, but now I know that it is not. Unfortunately, I have no other information on it. I would like to have it as close to original as possible so any input from the members would be quite helpful. The gents doing the restore job will media blast, prime and paint the trailer and replace all hardware and lights.
It could be homemade. If it is, somebody did a pretty good job of it. Restorers want to know what color to paint it. I'd figured just paint it to match whatever color the factory painted it. I never considered it might be a home made job. They will look at it closely when they blast it for maker's marks on it.
Hi Radar5667, have you checked out the Glassic Library for the make of your trailer? There are extensive listings with pics and particulars listed there, might be worth a try?
You'll find the trailers listed all the way over to the right. I remember seeing something similar quite a while back, good luck in finding the info you're looking for.
I didnât see the images attached. The trailer looks highly engineered and would think it was manufactured... but I do see plenty of fabricators on here as well as my personal friend who can meet or exceed manufacturing quality. Just looks like more parts than an average person would want to do back in the 50s in a home shop. Just some thoughts from someone who knows little. I have seen this concept on a few trailers, but not this actual one. Looks like a bottom tube got ground by road rash. I can picture both the boat and car packed heavy for a fishing trip and with the lower hitch, it may have been hitting the road at big bump locations.
Ok, a little image resizing and now I believe the images from FiberGlassics Library will load. These were the closest trailers I could find to the one I got with my '51 Alumacraft Model R. Still not sure what I have, but the springs and fenders look pretty similar to the ones I found on the site.
The boys at the shop located a pipe with a matching inside diameter to the existing pipe with the road rash on the bottom side of the trailer. They split the pipe lengthwise in their shop, prepared all the surfaces, then welded the half pipe to cover and reinforce the damaged section. It ended up not being any more expensive to powder coat the trailer than paint it so after it was blasted and primed, it went for powder coat. They did same repair to both sides of the trailer so the symmetry was maintained. This turned out to be a great way to repair that rash and still keep it looking very original.