A couple of weeks ago, at the Ohio FBU banquet, I threw a handful of tickets in the raffle box, and won a half dozen "modified" #1.65 Bridgers. The traps were outside laminated, four coiled, and base plated.
Well, I just now got around to tuning them up. Of course I nightlatched them. Then I attempted to level the pan. I can't. The outside laminations won't let me bend the cross frame in far enough to lower the pan. The eye of the dog hits against the lamination. I either have to grind out the center spot in the lamination, (which defeats the purpose of the lamination), or replace the dogs on all these traps.
This is just one more example of how modifications
are often a package deal, and modifying one part of the trap often requires
modification of another part of the trap.
Modification is not a game of "pick and choose".