This horse box had one of its ramp spring arms snap at a show as the client was lifting the ramp, managed to get it home safety, what had happened was the spring arms were too short so were kinking every time the ramp was used, putting more and more strain on the ramp spring arms, the right hand spring arm snapped and it also sheared off the bracket on the ramp, so i stripped the ramp, welded a new bracket on the ramp, replaced both arms and springs. also the arm broke with such force that it damaged the runner underneath so that had to be repaired and reinforced. Job done and the ramp work a lot better than it probably did when it was new. Also i put some new buffers on the bottom of the ramp to protect the steel work on the ramp.
This was a horse box ramp that suddenly went bang when being lowered, 2 of the hinges had snapped, so ramp had to be taken off and all the hinges replaced, the clients had a horse box they could borrow as they had an event to go to but in the end i completed the job so they could go in their own horse box. Another job on this vehicle were the wheel arches were rusting away and the driver was getting sprayed with water from the holes, so plated over them and no more getting wet, made a bit difficult as the seats couldn't be taken out without some major work, so worked round them
The interior ceilings in this horse box were all water damaged through a leaky roof, so i resealed the exterior roof and replaced the interior ceiling panels, looked better than the original but that's just because i did the work so a bit biased ,also the original door catches weren't strong enough so fitted stronger ones
- The client was concerned about his horse box ramp,he noticed that the hinges on the bottom of the ramp were split or cracking in some way and didn't dare lower the ramp until it was fixed. Once i stripped the the ramp the bottom of the ramp with hinges was totally rotten and an accident waiting to happen. So the steel was replaced and re welded back onto the hinges. A Horse box ramp made safe and as good as new, another satified customer.
This Horse box had a broken peddle so replaced the broken part of the pedal so it could be re fixed and functional again
A side ramp on a small horse box, the wood was rotten in several places so replaced it with better wood and rubber matting.
This horse box had a fairly serious problem, the stalls wouldn't stay in their locked positions, as the lorry moved the stalls would shake and bounce out off the pin holes, extremely dangerous when full of horses, keeping it simple, i raised the stalls, lowered the bar and turned the locking pins upside down. no more problems, another happy client.
This is a horse box being totally refurbished by the clients, they called me in to replace the jockey step with something lighter and nicer and wanted the interior door between the horse and living area to be converted to a stable door.
This horse box stood in a field for 2 years at a yard unused until it was bought and the new owner wanted to do it up, went to open the rear ramp, it dropped straight to the ground, thankfully no one was hurt, as you can see from the pictures it was rotten, so i stripped it, new steel to replace rusted parts, refurbished the ramp and welded it back on.
This job was a replacement floor and bearers in a horsebox, the original floor was rotten in a lot of places and on closer inspection underneath I found that there were not enough bearers to support the weight of the horses, so there could of been a very nasty accident waiting to happen, luckily the owner realised something wrong before anything happened.
The 1st picture is of the bearers after taking the floor up, the old floor was very rotten in places which in one way made lifting the floor easier but very scary in another way of what might of happened to a horse if it gave way in transit.
The 2nd picture is of the bearers i added to make the floor stronger and more stable for the horses.
The 3rd picture is off the new floor laid, hard wearing waterproof boards with waterproofed joints.
More jobs to come - but you can also browse my work on my sister site DG Mobile Horsebox Repairs