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Old 02-22-2019, 06:49 AM   #71
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So many projects at one time.... ha
anyways, started working on my endcaps.

I wonder if this is everywhere, but I bought sheets of aluminum in June of 2018 for the belly pan. about $85 a sheet.
I checked on the same piece a few days ago and it is now $220
Thank you tariff's ( I guess )

anyways, This is a different thickness, but about the same price. .032
bought 2 4'x12' pieces to do both endcaps
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:00 AM   #72
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The end caps will look great when theyíre finished. You have something I donít, patience.
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:43 PM   #73
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That will look great, are you using all new aluminum inside?
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Old 02-23-2019, 04:50 PM   #74
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So many projects at one time.... ha
anyways, started working on my endcaps.

I wonder if this is everywhere, but I bought sheets of aluminum in June of 2018 for the belly pan. about $85 a sheet.
I checked on the same piece a few days ago and it is now $220
Thank you tariff's ( I guess )

anyways, This is a different thickness, but about the same price. .032
bought 2 4'x12' pieces to do both endcaps


Following to see this when finished!
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Old 02-23-2019, 07:34 PM   #75
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Just New aluminum for the end caps, the original aluminum interior skins will go back in. Plan to paint the end caps.

However, considering covering the walls with wood panels, but that decision is for a bit later. Trying to get ready for our first wbcci international in July. Or at least usable
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Ive been kicking around the idea of stripping the original interior aluminum. May be hard to maintain? What size are the pieces for the end cap?
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:55 AM   #77
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The second side going up.

Then we bucked them together.
Pick is of it thrown back up, only a couple clecos are in. While bucking, it did 'flatten' a bit. So cleco holes are off just a bit.

However, they are very close and I am happy.
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I think my current plan is to put in the rockwool insulation.
Then put up these two sections.
and use Olympic rivets to put up the final piece.
This way I do not have to wrestle one large piece

We'll see. Probably wont get to it this week since I have a few other non airstream things to do
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Old 02-25-2019, 10:49 AM   #79
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as far as length,
I think everyone should measure their own , but in my case. I tried to maximize the use of 2 4x12' sheets for both caps. it was layed out to make straight shear cuts

The side pieces are all cut a 9" wide. This is for a 1 in overlay at the rib.
the center piece is 10" wide.

Back.
Have not placed up yet, but they are all 63" long. ( actually 3 pieces are cut at 68 due to the layout of the sheet )

Front
a variety.
My plan is to get to the support that covers the wrap around windows and not all the way to the center window. see pics. I will have a frame of some sort around the center window.

So the goal is to put the sheet squarely on the rib and let it curve to where it wants to. ( used 1.5" spaces , wood blocks )
however, in my case the first piece on each side is probably a little to short. because the second sheet had to be shifted a little bit to touch the first at the window frame. pieces 3, 4, 5 all lay where they want to.
The right side was layed out to match the same spacing as the left side.

Anyways, to let you know, I used
34" ( due to my sheet layout for shearing, this was the longest I could make these 2 pieces and have enough material for everything else)
41"
46"
48"
49"
49"
and a 10 x 49" center
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