Once Marc got the back end together, we reluctantly started on the front. We knew there was probably a bunch of rot, and we were right! When we first started replacing wood on the back end, we didn't realize how hard it would be to get flat wood to become round on this very round canned ham, so we weren't looking forward to this part. The front end of the trailer doesn't have as sharp of a curve, so it actually turned out to be quite a bit easier than the back.
Moo moo the cat approves! His approval was appreciated until he decided to mess up some of our hard work. See a later entry for details :(
The original skin on the front end was BAD - lots of pock marks from rocks and stuff, so we got Arcs and Sparks to make new metal skin for the front. I was very pleased with the result!