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Old 02-14-2011, 04:21 PM   #99
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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...
Thanks for posting those pictures of the channel, HiHo. Makes it much clearer!

You know, when you think of it, the end stuff should have been called a "U" channel!
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #100
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I can't say I'm making progress because we finally decided to stay home...we hauled the 34' to a local campground last night and spent the night...

I decided to come home and work on Dolly this morning...

Off comes the belly pan...pulling the front axle up on ramps shows the shape of the axles...they are locked in place...

just a few rivits, the corner jack bolts and some gas line screws....flop, down comes the pan...

I may pull the rear axle this afternoon...Hello, Axis? now I start spending money...
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Old 02-26-2011, 03:53 PM   #101
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Wheel wells are off and the rear axle has been removed. Not much else to take apart so it must be time to start reassembly
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:22 PM   #102
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Vernon, lookin' great! Down to the bare bones! Do you have grey tank(s) plans?
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:07 PM   #103
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Vernon,.. Do you have grey tank(s) plans?
I plan on a gray tank...still researching...$/Gallon are waaayyy up there...hope to be smart and 'not pour money down the drain'...


Suggestions?
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:18 PM   #104
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Goodies arrived...
First was the stuff from Airparts...3 x 4 sheet of .032 3003 to start fabbing new C Channel...and some 5/32 cleco's...my 1/8 clecos won't hold in the old holes so it's kinda tough hanging the old corner c channels in place...($40 of stuff, $22 in shipping)

I also managed to make it to the local steel supplier for a 20' chunk of 2 x 4 x .125 tube stock...my replacement crossmembers are now ready...($84)

UPS stopped today and dropped of a gallon of Eastwood rust stuff...($130?)

Of course it's supposed to rain all weekend...
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:56 PM   #105
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Nice to see someone else using the Eastwood stuff. It isn't cheap!
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Nice to see someone else using the Eastwood stuff. It isn't cheap!
I've used POR15 and like everything BUT the price...figured I'd try this...it's a bit cheaper if I recall.
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Today the weather was cruddy so no work was done on the frame...I did slice up $29 worth of .032 into blanks for new C channel.

I should get it bent up one day next week.
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Old 03-05-2011, 08:06 PM   #108
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Dont know how I missed your thread! I just got caught up from broken ankles to margarita's. What a project... love your cabinent work. I will stay tuned into your progress now.

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We were supposed to do other stuff today but it was still wet and messy...perfect day to cut and weld...

As can be seen in the first photo...stuff wasn't lined up too well when Dolly was built...

A small grinder removes cross members in no-time at all. 4 removed, one relocated, 3 new ones installed...

The hole in the frame has been buggin' me...this is where the gray drain exited...I ain't doing it like that!

I also added some additional pieces of angle outriggers to support the floor under the toilet and the tub.

One of the cross members was moved forward to make room for a gray tank...

Time for rust stuff?
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See? Channel!

Ha!

Today the blanks went into the break...and out came all new C Channel...or is it U Channel?...anyway...I bent enought to replace everything except the front curves, they are still useable.
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See? Channel!
Don't you mean Sea Channel. It is a land YACHT afterall.
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Don't you mean Sea Channel. It is a land YACHT afterall.
Gee, I completely missed that!

I'm feeling a bit bent up...
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