View Poll Results: Guess the tongue weight
under 250 lbs 3 9.68%
250 to 275 lbs 1 3.23%
275 to 300 lbs 5 16.13%
300 to 325 lbs 9 29.03%
325 to 350lbs 2 6.45%
Over 350 lbs 11 35.48%
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:47 AM   #589
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Thanks Chris,
I just got back from the body shop. He had a bunch of paint chips. I selected Ford TL I believe. They are all so similar and look different in different light. It'll look much better than before. My shroud is a bit different than yours though. It doesn't have a trim strip. It is a great idea to paint it silver in my opinion.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:18 PM   #590
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Oh the constructor isn't going to be happy about a new line on 'the list' but he will love the idea! Thanks.
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Old 05-19-2011, 05:34 PM   #591
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Not sure if you got your paint already, but PPG has a line of metallic paints hot rod paints. There is one called "deep aluminum" it is actually a clear paint with finely ground aluminum. The match is almost perfect because, well aluminum matches aluminum pretty well.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:09 PM   #592
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Ann you can blame me for planting the idea in your head. i've got broad shoulders and can take it, that the the constructor won't be mad at you.

Frank great tip on the paint. Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2011, 11:00 AM   #593
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It's been a month since I posted any updates and I don't really have much more done. I had to pull the trailer out today so the door company can come and fix the already fixed door. It never worked right since they fixed it last time and completely quit on the weekend.
So I thought I snap a couple of shots of the never ending story on polishing. I'm about halfway down the roadside on the first pass. I've got a couple of weeks left to try and get some more done before I get too busy here. I'll have to carry on again in Sept. after the season slows down. If I'm lucky I'll get the first pass done before July rolls in.
That's about all I'll be doing this year is finishing the polishing, maybe I can get the awnings on before winter sets in. I'm not going to be working on it this winter after paying last years electric bills to heat the shop.
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:53 AM   #594
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Looking great Chris!
I have not gotten anything done in the last 2 weeks myself between work and family stuff. This week my 6 year old has her 1st dance recital.
Leaving Sunday with my 12 year olds Boyscout troop to spend a week in tents at Camp Thunder in Georgia (about an hour south of Atlanta)
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:50 PM   #595
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Chris, That is incredible. Someone is going to want to buy that from you. Can't wait to see the trailer at Frank's.
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Thank's Brad and Anne.
Brad I hope you have a good time with the Scouts.
Anne after all the hours I have put into this one it would have to be a very large check before I sell it plus I have a soft spot for this one as it is my first A/S and was my home for several years. Unfortunately the Buddha Baby is going to be on hold until next year. Finances have forced me to wait till next season before getting Frank to start on it. Thankfully he is very understanding about the delay.
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:36 PM   #597
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Awesome looking trailer, Chris.
Can you put a wood heater in the shop?
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:22 AM   #598
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Hey Chris, I thought I'd catch up on your progress. Like you, my summer has been way too busy and that puts the A/S on hold.
The last pictures you posted really show the difference dramatically. Great job!!
Hope you have a successful summer season. And hopefully the economy will begin to turn around some time soon.
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Daniel Insurance won't allow wood stoves.
Lew Those last pics only show the first pass done, once further passes are done it looks even better. The weather and fuel prices are having a marginal impact on business but the greatest difference is in expenses. My bank made an error with the first 5 yr mortgage and are correcting it with the second almost doubling the payments. The only good news is that the business will be paid for in five years. Electricity costs are steadily rising. They are about to change the way we are charged for electricity. It's called the "time of use" pricing plan. It was supposed to reduce the cost when first discussed but from looking at it now I expect a 25% increase in electricity costs. So it's going to be a lean year combining lower revenue with much larger expenses. I may end up eating cat food this winter. LOL.
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WOW!!! She looks beautiful - although hearing you say "you're first pass" made my arms ache .....brought back not-so-distant memories of my DeWalt polisher
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Hi Monah I haven't done any polishing for a few weeks and my rotator cuff is still troubling me and I have a knuckle that is a little out of whack so I know of what you speak.
BTW how's Malibu Barbie coming along? Any grandious plans for her?
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:24 AM   #602
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Trying to think of something useful to suggest on such a strong handsome trailer project, all I keep thinking about is installing a hitch socket rebuild kit and confirming the safety chains' welds & break ratings, clips & hardware meet well the weight requirements. I look at a bent AS that fell off a hitch everyday...

"Time of use" pricing plan... Your rates are not harsh at all unless the delivery and fuel surtaxes etc. are ganging up on you. (5.9 /kWh/ 8.9 /kWh/10.7 /kWh)

With weekends and holidays off-peak during both the Winter and Summer periods, and off-peak starting at 7pm I'd like to have your system, we're gouged 24/7!
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