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Old 02-06-2011, 05:41 PM   #85
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In one of the early posts I noted that the front flooring had been replaced but not done properly. Here is a photo of why it's so important to properly bolt the floor to the c channel...with the shell only slightly lifted...the c channel is free to slide right off the flooring!

Anyway...today Dolly got seperated...300+ rivits drilled...with some help from our sponsors! ...those 6 'hidden' rivets were an evil trick played by the factory
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #86
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Holy Cow! You have been really moving along on your trailer. Looks like you are doing a great job.

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Old 02-06-2011, 08:25 PM   #87
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Nice work Vernon. Some great tricks you have up your sleeve.
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Congratulations! That is a big step. Keep up the good work.

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Old 02-11-2011, 06:46 PM   #89
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Guess what happens in the morning...
Dolly's top is almost off...

All that is left is to disconnect the umbillical just below the floor and lift the front 4".
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:41 PM   #91
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Dolly looses her top

I guess this can be called 'productive'...

I finished the shell jacking this morning...hooked the Jeep to the floor...and drove away! I did stop by the garbage can and dispose of the last 8' of floor...exposing two passengers in the belly pan...

Anyone need these things? (last photo...)
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:50 PM   #92
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. I installed a small window unit on a slide-out tray in my Safari and I'm really happy with the way it works. It's possible to get smaller units then they make for rooftop mounting also, so I sized one for my little trailer that's only about 18-1/2" wide and 15" tall and it works great. I can cool the interior on an 85-90 degree day parked in the sun, down to 64 degrees.
A few other cool things about it, I can run it on a single Honda 2ooo generator with power to spare, and I can replace it with a new one for $200 at Gnome Depot, or a used one for $50 off of Craigslist. Try that with a rooftop model. Oh, it has a remote control also, so I never have to get out of bed to mess with it.
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how about a photo of how that is set up? I am looking to do the same on my 66. I saw one install that was pretty cool. Thanks
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #93
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Busy weekend...This camper is one of the years that has the belly pan wrapped up, behind the exterior skin and rolled over the c-channel...I guess there is no way of pulling the belly pan without pulling the shell! The front pieces of ply came off real easy...no bolts into the c-channel...exposing the biggest rat nest I have ever seen...carcass count ended at 3 rats...
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Old 02-13-2011, 04:44 PM   #94
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Wow. I just recently realized that there were different ways of doing the bellypan. I had been following a few restoration threads and then I started another and the 'stream was put together differently!
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Old 02-13-2011, 05:32 PM   #95
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Wow. I just recently realized that there were different ways of doing the bellypan. I had been following a few restoration threads and then I started another and the 'stream was put together differently!
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On my '91...the channel is shaped like the below sketch...the plywood fits between the sections...it's important that the channel not collapse or the wood won't go back in!

For the '63...nothing wraps around the plywood...just an upward facing c bolted on top...
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:39 PM   #96
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Oh yeah...how about this...
The week that I make the trailer un-towable...is the same week that I can offically Tow it!
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:59 PM   #97
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Wonderful job! Pretty scary to take the shell off the frame. We did ours with the shell on, but we live in rainy Washington so it gave us some shelter from the elements.
Looking forward to following your progress.
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how about a photo of how that is set up? I am looking to do the same on my 66. I saw one install that was pretty cool. Thanks

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...a-c-71140.html

Hi Alansd,
Post 13 of this thread has some pics for you. I heard about this from The Vap first, but I never saw pictures of it.
I found an AC that fit behind my old furnace shroud, so it's invisible when closed.

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