and that she wasn’t afraid to tackle a
fixer upper. As luck would have it, her
“I got a call from a friend that said an
older lady wanted to get a trailer off of
her property and did I want it? That is
how it all started”.
When Carol picked up the trailer it had
all the original fittings and fixtures inside
“including rat poop, mud and a hole in
the floor!” laughs Carol.
I am fortunate enough
to have a husband that
can do anything and a
machine shop to work
in, so getting started
was the easy part.
But as a giveaway, Carol was not deterred
by the state of the trailer.
“I am fortunate enough to have a husband
that can do anything and a machine shop
to work in, so getting started was the easy
part”, Carol told me. Plus, it gave her an
opportunity to really put her individuality
in to the restoration process.
The first job they tackled was to repair
the hole in the floor. They did this by
removing the entire back area of the
floor, welding framework to the bent area
and then replacing the wooden floor.
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