Driving to work on the Frame took me through Jasper, with amazing views and lots of animals, it is always a treat. Arriving at the off grid farm house to build the frame. A peaceful place, until we fired up the generators and welder for the extra power we needed to run the shop tools.
I was very lucky to have a lot of help on this part of the project. It is more fun to work with others and their knowledge made this project possible.
To start we tacked the old frame back together (it was cut up to fit in the back of the truck for the trip to the farm) to create a template for the new frame. Then the building started.
It took two days to put together, and I learned a lot. The main parts of the frame was all new. We reused the part that supports the drop down for the trailer floor. We also reused the axle, although it had a twist of almost 2 inches in it. To fix this it was cut, heated and twisted back, something I never would have even thought to attempt and wouldn’t have had any idea how to. I was happy to learn the axle is only held on with four bolts, making replacing it later much easier than I would have thought (the axle is the only major part that has not been replaced).
The last picture you can see the bottom of the very cool, homemade wind turbine.
With the frame done, we got out the duct tape (which felt so wrong) and taped on the licence plate and magnetic lights for the 9 hour drive home.