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This is a great mod for anyone who owns a utility trailer. Basically all you need is a Quick-Crate,a trailer, and a little sweat. You can buy Quick-Crates at they have a large selection of stock crates that you can get shipped in about 24 hrs.
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Step 1: The Damage

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And this is what happens if you don't use high quality exterior grade plywood with the added protection of a premium outdoor stain.

Step 2: The Breakdown

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First I needed to get all the old wood off the trailer. I did this with a hammer and a reciprocating saw.
Then I got the rust off with a wire brush, sand paper, and a right angle grinder with  a wire brush attachment.

Step 3: The Paint Job

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I put 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of blue automotive paint.

Step 4: Wheels and Axle

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I took the trailer to the professionals to have 2 new tires put on, and the axle's bearings repacked. It only cost about $45 per tire to have the bearings and races replaced, so I did that instead of just having them repacked. Then I went and got a weatherproof lighting kit and installed that per the directions included with the kit.

Step 5: Stain the Quick-Crate

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As you can see in the pictures; I chose a natural coloured stain so the beauty of the wood wouldn't go unnoticed. The stain is going to make this last a lot longer;  I plan to get many years of use out of this trailer.
totallyc2 years ago
I think you are on to something here. This is double awesome!
Thanks they are pretty neat
HandyLandy (author) 2 years ago
and thank you for the comment
How much do one of them crates cost really nice job !!!!!
HandyLandy (author)  camping crazy2 years ago
goto in the right hand corner there is a tab you can look at stock crate prices and sizes. click on the buy online button to see the prices