somethings laying around are just begging to be reused. My neighbor had an old mobile deer stand tower made out of mostly lightweight angle iron. without the stand on top it was more or less just a 6 x 6 x 6 frame with a tongue and hitch on 1 end and a pair of spindles welded on the other so it could be towed around.
I cut the upper works off leaving it about 2 ft tall then flipped it upside down cut the spindles off then made the 5 inch drop axle so I could mount it further forward.
I had an old back bumper from a RV that had some frame work welded around it to be a place to haul things on the back of the rv so I cut that up to piece together the tailgate for the trailer and fill the gap in the floor where the expanded metal was missing
What turned out has to be one of the ugliest little trailers on the planet but more than suitable for dragging around the farm
All of the paint in the world will never turn this into a silk purse but it can't hurt.
On my recent trip to Ct. a friend of mine gave me a case to his KBS spray paint that he couldn't sell due to poorly made labels on the cans these 18oz cans retail for $18.00 each the paint has 100% UV stable esters in the paint and this particular paint has a thermal rating of 1000° f it is not their high temp coating just what they call their motor coater so it should stand up well for the little trailer additionally the paint has rust inhibitors to seal against any rust.
The new tires and jack are probably worth more than the whole rest of the trailer but so what