Painting the Frame
I tackled two jobs today. First, I primed and painted the frame. The Corroseal had hardened nicely over the last two weeks (it only needs 24 hours) and made a very cool jet-black finish. Below, I started a little back in time in photos, just so you could see the process. This spans from early August to today in photos of the frame:
I love the final color:
I really love the transformation from the rusting, nasty subfloor to the clean and painted frame. It's getting there!
Secondly, I attacked the cluttered hitch receiver. I took off the propane tank holder - I'll need to put a new one on, but this one was ugly and rusted.
There were 6 random hooks welded to the frame -- clearly done by someone who liked to weld as a standard solution to any problem. All the welds were messy, too. After taking all of those off, I applied Corroseal.
Lastly, is there anyone out there that recognizes a use for this thing? It is attached to the side of the A-frame, which is a very odd place for a ball hitch.
If so, leave a comment about it below! Otherwise, it's a goner. I'll take it off next time before painting. It was hands-down the most nicely welded attachment of the bunch, though. So I may do some research.
10/2/2016 08:50:19 am
I vote for leaving this unusual and potentially useful artifact of a previous owner. Maybe meant to keep a long cord or chain off the ground. At least it's a conversation piece.
10/24/2016 12:01:49 pm
It's for an anti-sway hitch
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