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Old 12-18-2010, 10:58 AM   #29
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So? Where are the photos!!?
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:23 PM   #30
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I am disappointed. Heard nothing from the guy this morning then he emails me around noon says it will be monday. Bummer. Can't get upset about someone taking longer than they thought that they would. Still a bummer.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:59 PM   #31
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Yeah, I know what you mean, Daniel. Well, if he stiffs you again, give him similar treatment regarding payment. That might make him think twice about doing that again...
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:38 PM   #32
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Trailer delivered. Too dark for pictures. Will post some in the morning. I'm stoked!
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:31 AM   #33
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New chassis

Delivered last night..
From the looks of it the C5x6.7 C Channel is perfect. Thicker than the original, but not too thick.
The fabricator said that the steel in the chassis is 1000 lbs (not including axles or tongue).
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Loookin goood Daniel The pics are still bass ackwards right. Are you getting new axles. Now would be the time to put them on. POR-15 now right.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:08 PM   #35
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Lookin' good! Big step there, huh? Way to go!

Chris: I give up: how can you tell his photos are backwards?
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Lookin' good! Big step there, huh? Way to go!

Chris: I give up: how can you tell his photos are backwards?
Aage intimite knowledge of the 31 ft frame.
Actually all his pics are reversed. Some weird quirk with the camera or his pic program. Look back at the first pics you will see the entry door on the roadside. It really looks odd because it looks like the trailer is supposed to be that way. It`s only when you see the pics of the front and it says MAERTSRIA on did I clue in.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:25 PM   #37
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LOL! OK, I get it now... Yeah, some of his pics have big hints, like Airstream backwards, but I couldn't see what you did in those frame shots...!

Is the attached one better?
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It was intimate knowledge I was counting outriggers and the numbers didn`t match the side.
It must be an optical delusion
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It was intimate knowledge I was counting outriggers and the numbers didn`t match the side.
It must be an optical delusion
Or it just looks like one
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Note to self: this frame has much more sturdy crossmembers than original, and the frame will in particular resist twisting far better then the old frame.

When I make my frame I can delete at least four of them, and redistribute them for better rigidity and flex performance while reducing weight by 200 lbs or so. Also, place an inverted L section on the frame rear to provide better shell to frame contact area, so it will never EVER have rear end separation.

This concludes my note to self.
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Lookin' good! Big step there, huh? Way to go!
Thanks for the encouragement. Bid deal here.. Three tough jobs.. lifting the shell, getting new chassis, replacing shell.. 2 of the 3 are done. One more to go..

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Loookin goood Daniel The pics are still bass ackwards right. Are you getting new axles. Now would be the time to put them on. POR-15 now right.
Yeah the pictures are negative reversed. I need to doctor them before I post them because they weird me out.

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I can delete at least four of them, and redistribute them for better rigidity and flex performance while reducing weight by 200 lbs or so.
The cross members are generally 2' on center.. and those support the subfloor too. If you remove them won't that take away support for the floor?
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I could barely contain my excitement today. I had to go by the auto parts store and pick up some rust proofing stuff. They used to sell POR 15 but now only sell KBS ( Stop Rust - Gas Tank Sealer - Gas Tank Liner - KBS Coatings - RustSeal in Colors ). I got some. Cleaner, etcher, and sealer.

What a relief to have the chassis back.

The cold spell that blew down from the Great White North has passed. It should be up in the upper 50s through the weekend. If it doesn't rain (any more), I should have the chassis sealed up by the end of the week.

I still haven't decided what to use for the floor. I'm leaning toward 3/4 plywood, but still don't have the warm and fuzzies that it can be sealed well enough to out live me (and maybe a while for the boy.. who is 18.. and who's grand plan for the interior is 1) 60" plasma tv 2) Couch 3) Bed. "That's all you need" he says).
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