This weekend I picked up a vintage trailer that used to belong to my wife's grandfather. The plan is to fix it up and use it to transport tires and tools to and from the track.
It's a 1961 Montgomery Ward Riverside Junior. He was the original owner, and it came with the OG Virginia title:
It uses a coil spring suspension with trailing arms and a panhard bar, which is kinda weird for a trailer - most use leaf springs these days.
The panhard bar is loose as sh*t, and it still has the original tires on it. Miraculously this thing made it 30 miles home around the damn beltway.
My plans for it are as follows:
* pull off the bed, repaint frame
* replace panhard bar (found a heim-ended bar at the right length for $47)
* repack bearings
* fit larger wheels (possibly the Mustang wheels I had on my old Ranger... bolt pattern is 5x4.5")
* add shocks (maybe some minibike/atv/scooter shocks)
* figure out a better way to attach the trailing arms to the frame (flange bearings?)
* either reconfigure the bed or design a new platform to hold tires, toolbox, and probably some gas cans.
* rewire, likely with LEDs
Anyways, thought y'all might dig this. Stay tuned for progress...