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About Trulyvintage

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  1. Winching into a trailer the easy way.

    Custom built bumper pull heavy ass 34 foot box - 5 foot extended tongue. Triple 5200 pound straight leaf spring axles - high clearance to not bottom out the rear end when crossing low driveways - that leads to broken welds on the rear end which causes racking & roof tearing. 8 foot rear barn doors - 7.5 foot tall x 6 foot wide curbside barn doors to side load in front of the vehicle - surface mount 50K rated etrac you can roll a car over without winching. I use Mac’s padded axle straps to tie down to the axles and/or frame - usually cross the ratcheting nylon straps to keep the vehicle from shifting - I normally leave the vehicle in neutral - no need to go alongside the vehicle to put it in or out of gear. Jim
  2. Winching into a trailer the easy way.

    I think it is a Packard ..... Jim
  3. Novice winching car with no front spindles

    Load it rear end first - have a forklift or a piece of equipment lift the front end while you pull it on the trailer using the winch - unload in the same manner. Jim
  4. This was an interesting recent haul that probably ended up to be my most labor intensive & least profitable project car transport. I picked up this 1914 Reo in Oklahoma on a rural property - it only had one wood wheel on the right front - it took two pieces of equipment and time to load. I had a rolling Model A Chassis in front of it - that needed to be dropped off first in Albuquerque - so I had a temporary wheel fashioned for the right front that did not damage the spindle at my expense, Then we rolled the Reo Chassis off the trailer - took off the Model A Chassis - rolled the Reo back on - loaded the Model A Chassis back on - this took a few hours. At the drop off in California - there was a forklift and manpower - in the process of unloading my 3 ton aluminum racing jack was damaged. Jim
  5. Auto Inspection Companies

    It depends on the knowledge and insight of the vehicle inspector. Like every other profession - it varies. If you are selling a car and agree to consider serious prospective Buyers who live a distance away - it is part of the selling process. Jim
  6. Winching into a trailer the easy way.

    I winch all vehicles on & off my enclosed trailer. Because I also transport vehicles from rollback tow trucks - cargo on skids or pallets - I use commercial aluminum ramps. The roadway is not always level & paved - ramp doors can quickly warp and fail. Thru trial & error I settled on a Harbor Freight 12K 12VDC winch & wireless remote control. This winch offers a slow speed combined with the gearing designed to load & unload vehicles - it also has a spring loaded cable tensioner for the drum. Since I use my winch daily - I installed a deep cycle 12VDC battery adjacent to the winch inside the trailer. Charging is done by the 30 amp 12VDC circuit built in to the 7 way plug from my tow vehicle. I transport just about every sort & manner of vehicle - once the vehicle is lined up straight there is no need to guide it on or off the trailer. I load & unload on an upgrade and let gravity do the work. Jim
  7. Enclosed Trailer Paint

    Don't know why you want to paint the walls ? Put rubber stall mats on the floor - you can replace a mat it it gets an oil or gas spill - install groove side up to trap fluids. Jim
  8. I Need To Try Here

    Neither did I contact you - I am not soliciting your business. I posted on this thread because I was notified about it. Jim
  9. I Need To Try Here

    Someone sent me a message about this thread - since I am mentioned above .... I have been hauling since 2006 - have been here on the AACA forum since 2008. I provide Direct Enclosed Transport for the MTFCA Museum in Richmond, IN. I have safely hauled at least (9) vehicles for the museum over the years. Regarding this transport request - my advice would be to store the car until March or April when an independent hauler could build a trip to transport it: It is not just an 850 mile trip - you have to drive empty to the pick up location. Once you drop off - you have to continue with another load or you will sit in the Cold burning thru cash - waiting for another Haul out of the Cold. This Hauler sums it up - short & sweet but right on target: Driving a truck hauling an enclosed trailer in a bad winter is not a smart thing to do. I have had calls requesting car transport in and out of areas experiencing temperatures well below normal combined with ice - hail - freezing rain - snow. I refuse to risk my life - my equipment - or a customer’s vehicle because they can’t wait until Spring when safe driving conditions allow for safe transport. If you decide to purchase a vehicle during a bad winter - make arrangements to store it until the Spring. I am available currently to haul one vehicle from Phoenix, AZ to Salinas, CA on February 5th. I will be available for direct enclosed auto transport out of Las Vegas, NV on February 13th with 32 feet of enclosed trailer space. Jim AACA - HCCA - EFV-8 - MTFCA - MTFCI Member

    Go visit their website by clicking the link provided JIm
  11. Deckover Trailer Ideas?

    Again, i transport cars every day. I took this picture today. You don’t to pay for a deck over trailer, straight axles attached to 4 inch channel mounted below the trailer frame will give you no fender wells - additional height will limit bottoming out the rear - you can purchase Race Ramps to help decrease ramp angle - I opt for rear barn doors with aluminum ramps. Jim
  12. I just watched Bullitt last night again Then I ran across this .... @ stang-bullitt/1022006001/ @ ullitt-mustang Jim
  13. Trailer Rim PSI Ratings

    Your rims are fine Jim
  14. Any experience with Plain Ol' Trailers?

    Anyone else here bumper pull an enclosed car hauler trailer just about every day ? Year round in every state ? I do - here is what I have learned thru experience: Money is not necessarily a reflection of quality - actual construction features are .... Most low quality enclosed car hauler trailers DO NOT have a full perimeter steel frame - they have (2) frame rails set in from the edge and use " outriggers " to connect to the outside wall - these trailers break apart causing the roof to tear from twisting - I bought one of these trailers from " Freedom Trailers " as my first trailer & it lasted less than a year .... A full perimeter steel tube frame is a mandatory starting point with solid welds - it makes for a heavier frame less likely to flex & break. 8 inch steel tubing that is 3/16" nominal thick is the best perimeter frame design provided it has solid welds. Trailers are built on an assembly line utilizing production methods adopted to save the manufacturer time & money. Specifying construction features will increase production time & result in more expense - be prepared to pay more for a better built trailer. A unitized frame where the floor - sidewalls - roof bows are in alignment is the strongest design if full welds are used, if this is not possible have at least (2) structural supports that " wrap " the components together installed at the front & rear. Run a third center steel tube frame member from the tongue to the first axle. Make sure you have a " one piece roof " with no screws installed thru the top frame under it down into the trailer. Most low quality trailers have .024 inch thick exterior aluminum walls - these ripple & flex - .030 thick walls are the minimum you should spec. Most low quality trailers use screws drilled into the top roof bows from above to hold the roof trim panels inside the trailers in place, these back out & tear the roof material over time. If you have a strong frame - the other details are personal choices that vary from user to user. Jim
  15. Gas in a 6.3 litre diesel

    From a practical standpoint - you can’t reverse any damage that has been done. Many years ago I was driving on the I-80 turnpike & stopped at a BP station to fuel at one of the turnpike rest areas - I wasn’t paying attention & topped off one of my F350 7.3 IDI Dually fuel tanks with unleaded from a green handled pump. Immediately I had problems & realized what I had done - lucky there was no permanent damage. 60 miles is a different story ....... Jim