I can't believe I haven't seen this build till today. Using phone too much instead of computer, I guess.
Sure is looking great. I had to fix my warped door also. I used a chain, a large turnbuckle, some 4x4's, and a persuader. I never thought a weed burner would get the metal hot enough, or I would have used mine.
How is the trailer coming?
I will definitely stay tuned to this build to see it done. Keep the post coming.
I was surprised as well. We bought the cheap one from Harbor Freight thinking we would eventually turn it into an embedded log starter. When we ran into the warped door problem one of the guys helping on the fabrication talked to a blacksmith buddy of his and he told us to try the weed burner and sure enough it worked.
The trailer is in its infancy. We have two 4500lbs axles with electric brakes, the suspension and fenders currently. The scrapyard had some 4x4 1/4" square tubing but I balked at the weight. Another buddy is going to solicit a quote for some 5" C channel and if it isn't too bad we will go that route. The 4x4" stuff is going to add a lot of weight if we go that way.