At a recent family get-together my uncle, who know I like to ride motorcycles, if I wanted his trailer.
After we got to talking I came to learn that this used to be my dad’s trailer originally and the very trailer my first motorcycle used. Talk about cool. The trailer is a 1970 Comet 3 row motrocycle trailer, so it is a couple years older then I am.
As you can see from all the rust it has been sitting unused in the field for at least 20 years. The nice thing is this thing is made from real metal, 1/8 and 1/16 steel, unlike the very this metal used on the cheap Harbor Freight trailer I currently have.
I really don’t have the patience to sand every piece of rusty metal, but luckily they make a wonderful product called coroseal. You just have to scuff the metal a little to knock off the loose stuff and then you paint it on with a paint brush.
It goes on white and if it dries grey, you need another coat,
but if it dries black then you are good and your metal is ready to paint.
I really liked the orange and black colors I painted my old trailer and since I am giving that one to my dad I decided to go with the same colors for this trailer.
Instead of the tiny tie down hardware that was on the trailer I decided to upgrade to some cool looking D rings that have a 10,000 pound capacity. More then enough for any motorcycle that I own.
Originally the trailer had a 1 7/8″ ball receiver, but since it wasn’t in the best of shape I decided to upgrade to a 2″ receiver. Drilling thru the 1/4 inch steel proved to be a workout, but guaranteed it isn’t going to break at that point.
So that I can put the kids atv on the bed of the trailer I modified and braced the front perches so that I can mount the motorcycle rail in the front of the trailer.
Originally the trailer bed was 4 x 4 but in order to fit the kids atv I welded another frame together that is also 4 x 4. A
Here it is ready to be bolted together the new 4 x 8 motorcycle trailer bed.
If you are going to do something, best to do it right so I put an aluminum 4 x 8 sheet on the bed and it really stand out.