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Old 07-17-2011, 11:13 PM   #617
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Outriggers?

Hi Chris!

If you've seen my recent post on my thread, you'll know I've finally gotten the frame out and clean up. Looks like I need two road side perforated outriggers and one curbside solid outrigger for right in front of the curbside wheels. Do you still have any outriggers you want to sell? If so, and it is cost effective to ship, maybe we can help each other out a bit.

I used the way-back time machine to go back and look at your frame pictures. Your original frame was very different from mine. I'll post some better pictures of the entire frame tomorrow so you can see what I mean. I can see now why they thought that half inch plywood would work.

I've really got to go back and read your entire thread again. I wasn't watching it while I was in Saudi last year while you were making all that progress. Glanced at your insulation photos... wow! Nice! You've really set the performance bar high!

Calling Inland RV tomorrow to discuss a few tings I'll need to continue... like new axles...

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Old 08-23-2011, 01:11 PM   #618
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Beter late than never

One of my campers was taking pics while I was putting the chassis back under the shell. She just got around to giving them to me today so I thought I'd post them.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:19 PM   #619
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And the rest

There are a few more as well. The way she shot them it looks like a still pictoral as the chassis went back under the shell.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #620
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O.K. there's still more but that's it.

I promise the last of the chassis in shots.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:54 PM   #621
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Hey you had helpers... That's not fair...

Looks great!
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:23 PM   #622
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Hey you had helpers... That's not fair...

Looks great!
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Looks great!
Think of like landing a jet on an aircraft carrier. They have guys with flashlights directing the planes Well that's what those two guys were doing, only sort of in reverse this was like putting the carrier under the plane.
One guy works for me and the other was a camper that was chomping at the bit to help. He just loved the process and couldn't wait until I had the chassis ready.
If only I could get someone interested in polishing the shell I'd be all set.
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:30 AM   #624
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Great Timing!!

You have outstandingly good timing! I hope to be going thru that process in another couple of weeks. Finally got the outriggers welded on and the new rear floor bow in place. Just need to put all the pieces back together.

Think I can borrow that same crew to help guide mine into place? :-)

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:50 AM   #625
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Hi Pete I'm going to be in your neck of the woods in late Oct. Paul Idaho to be exact, to pick up a trailer I bought. It's still a nine hour drive from there to you place and I don't want to risk ant mor miles towing it so i don't think I"ll be dropping by.

As far as the crew goes I need the one guy to work for me and I can't speak for the camper, although he might be interested given the amount of enthusiasm he has for my project.
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:48 AM   #626
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Good Morning Chris,

What's this I hear, you are purchasing another trailer!

What does that make it now? Four or five?

Your project is going well...Do you think you will be ready before winter sets in?

I am still looking for that special one.

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Old 08-25-2011, 07:33 AM   #627
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Morning since they are land yachts and yachts are supposed to be called with female names I call the collection a harem. LOL.
5 is the current number but I doubt that the 63 o'lander will get fixed. She was rolled on it's side into a ditch by the PO one winter. It's badly damaged and totally gutted so not much left of it.
It and the 73 are here but the rest are spread out around the US. I was thinking of leaving them like that and depending on what vintage I wanted to be in would determine where I went. Kidding of course.
I'm going on a couple of recovery missions this fall to bring two of the three back home. The latest aquisition will be going to FTW in Baltimore for a total restore.
The 73's on hold until I can finish the polishing and get more money for it's extras not yet purchased. It might be ready for fall 2012. I'd like to have one ready by then as I want to go to the TAC rally in Fort Wilderness of Disney World in Nov 2012.
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:26 AM   #628
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Great chassis shots Chris.
In fortunatly (or fortunatly) the overtime monster has returned to work and almost stopped my progress on my Tradewind. But it will let me put a little aside for pieces and parts. I am optimistically shooting for a summer ir fall 2012 completion.
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Looks like fun!! Heading out the door to finish up my insulation and belly pan.
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Old 08-29-2011, 09:13 PM   #630
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