Tim's Project G518

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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:55 pm

D.R.H. wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Tim, I need a pair of tail light brackets too, would you be able to help me acquire a pair? Also, I have registered three B.H. trailers in Calif. and found the easiest way that is 100% to work with out any headaches. Remember, the state of Calif. really wants all the revenue it can get even if it just trailer registration.
PM sent. And G503 still won't let me mention the guys name. Weird. I'm all ears on your method with the CA DMV.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:30 pm

Found this post by Paul, who makes the LED conversions.
Stoplights converted to LED
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Post by Paul FitzGerald » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:22 pm

Original Red stop/service lights converted to LED. Also have some B.O. Stop lights and B.O. tail lights done as well.
Price is as follows
Stop/service light $35.00 ea.
B.O. Stop light $15.00 ea.
B.O. Tail light $25.00 ea.
Price is plus shipping both ways and a reusable core(working or not).
I can convert yours if so desired.
I have a few done and will be at Petaluma KOA on Wednesday-Saturday Space 216.
Specify 6 Volt or 12 Volt. Positive or Negative ground
Turn around time is about one week.
Check or Cash only NO PAYPAL.
If enough interest then I'll order more parts.
PM or e-mail if interested.
Paul
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:23 pm

In my rush to get the trailer on its wheels, I had skipped over the brakes. Time to get these installed and figure out the hand brake.
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Note the 4 bolt spindle and dual adjusters indicative of an early trailer.
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Installed the backing plates so I can start on the brake cable.
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The brake handle needed some Kroil to get the internal spring and plunger to start working, then I bead blasted and primed.
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Installed so I can get a length on the cable.
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This trailer has, instead of 2 separate cables, one continuous cable that goes from one brake, through a sheath, around a clevis at the handle and to the other brake. The 2 sheaths I have are ok, but the cable was toast. Found some 3/16 wire rope to restring with, but how to make the ends, which were crimped-on balls that engage the brake actuating fork at the backing plate. Came up with drilling a piece of round stock the size of the cable, inserted it.
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Welded in the hole, and there, cable end. It's only a parking brake.
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Hooked one end in one backing plate, strung it through the clevis, got a length to the other brake, cut it and welded a ball on the other end. Done, and it works. That will be miracle to have a trailer brake that works.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by Ken Perkins » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:42 pm

good job ,Tim
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:10 pm

Ken Perkins wrote:
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good job ,Tim
Thanks, hopefully you will be seeing this soon.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by Rustman » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:36 am

timsresort wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:30 pm
Found this post by Paul, who makes the LED conversions.
Stoplights converted to LED...
Thanks! I'll have to contact him.

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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:02 pm

Mounted up the fenders, I'm pretty sure I need to find 3/8" square nuts for these. There had been a fair amount of body work I had to do, so they are a tight fit. I'm happy, but really wanted to see it out in the sun, and the weather complied.
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I really like the Gillespie 33070. The trailer still needs another coat and here you can see the wheels are 34087. I'll shoot the whole thing one more time, but good enough for now.
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There really is a difference between the 2 colors, the command car also is done in 34087, darn, might need to repaint it.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by zepher11 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:27 pm

Looks great out in the sun. For some reason I have never noticed the brake handle at the front of the trailer. Not that I was really ever looking. Both my BH's have the handle at the right rear behind the tire.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:33 pm

zepher11 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:27 pm
Looks great out in the sun. For some reason I have never noticed the brake handle at the front of the trailer. Not that I was really ever looking. Both my BH's have the handle at the right rear behind the tire.
I think just the early trailers have the handle at the front. I have only seen a few others. Here's one very close to mine.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by zepher11 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:03 am

timsresort wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:33 pm
I think just the early trailers have the handle at the front. I have only seen a few others. Here's one very close to mine.
Interesting. To me it seems having it up front would be handier while unhitching the trailer. One could grab the handle more easier than run to the rear if it was on an incline. Obviously, there must have been some reason it was moved to the rear in later versions.
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Post by timsresort » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:06 pm

Nice as usual to hear from Rick Larson, my stencils arrived today. Very nice work.
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Small detail, but I needed small brass tubular rivets for the data plates. I got a length assortment of 1/8" rivets from Hanson, the holes go though the frame so it took a little while to figure the needed length.
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I actually saved the piece I cut out of the front because it had the original data plate holes in it, that gave me the layout. After stamping the plates, they are ready for installation.
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Had Mrs. Timsresort come out and hold a backing block of 2" plate against the heads, and I crawled under and used the setting tool to set the rivets. Looks good to me.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by zepher11 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:21 am

Looks pretty good! I really like the pre-war marking style for some reason.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:43 am

zepher11 wrote:
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Looks pretty good! I really like the pre-war marking style for some reason.
I do too, and I like what you did with your CC. Even more importantly, I don't have to decide how to mark it, just go with what was there.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:28 am

I had only one of these kind of unique tailgate pins. The later pins are cast with an integral eye on top. I cut the remaining pin off the chain and had my brother turn one out on the lathe.
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Sits in there nicely.
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Had to come up with a magnetic arrangement to hold everything for welding since it's just me here. (Not counting Henry, but he is asleep on the couch, and doesn't have a thumb).
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That worked pretty well. I can get rid of the bolts holding the tailgate closed.
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A little rattle can 33070, very handy for small jobs.
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And since I had the welder out, I could fix my fubar'd job of drilling for reflectors.
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The reflectors definitely add a small touch of class.
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I'll paint the screw heads when the trailer gets the final coat. This where all that work on the reflectors pays off.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by D.R.H. » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:38 pm

WOW Tim, she sure looks great!! I am buying THE last set of tail light brackets from our friend. I am excited about that, I gotta tell ya!! OH YEAH, I received an E-mail from John Worthing. I'll be receiving my Tarpaulin in two days, looks like. I can't wait for Saturday so I can make a video.
What about you, when do you receive yours?
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