We just bought a new 2 horse bumper pull straight load trailer for $500. Defiantly nothing fancy... no dressing room or anything like that. My dad and I were looking for a fixer upper so we would have a summer project. We don't know exactly how old it is, but probably we think around 20 years old.
Anyway everything underneath is fine, floor is good, brakes are good, lights work. The ramp needs work. The hinges on the left side are rusted through. There is some rust on the side of the trailer, nothing structural. There are a could of spots rusted all the way through. It needs a paint job.
Just wondering if anyone has any experience fixing up old horse trailers. Tips on ways to fix the ramp and the rust? Painting tips?
We want to do this ourselves, and have no intention of bringing it to a body shop to have it professionally painted. Obviously the ramp is probably going to need to be welded, but my dad has a friend that welds, but that will be the only thing we won't do on our own I think.
Any tips are appreciated. Before and after pics would be cool too.