A Vintage Mobile Sportsman Trailer

Information about my vintage 1948 Mobile Sportsman trailer.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Removing The Body For Frame Replacement

Removing the body really wasn't very hard...There were only 4 nails on each side holding it to the floor (thank goodness for all the screws in the siding!).

After removing all the interior cabinetry (which I donated to a friend who was rebuilding a similar trailer) I punched a few holes in the interior paneling and ran 2 x 4 braces through the trailer (Firmly attached to the bottom plate, and studs).

Then, using a floor jack, I raised first one end, then the other, in even amounts shimming under the projecting 2 x 4's until the body would clear the wheel wells.
After it was high enough, it was a simple matter of pulling the old frame out.


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