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Old 03-15-2012, 11:11 AM   #323
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Did you find an excuse to get the welder out today? Wait till you start the Zolatone, you get to try a whole new set of tooling there too!
No damn it, I did not! And I am not doing Zolatone.
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:55 PM   #324
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:55 AM   #325
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:55 PM   #326
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Got started on the insulation today. Very tedious lots of measuring and cutting poly iso. I originally used 1/4" Styrofoam but the glue I was using melted it. So I had to strip out half of the trailer and start over. Bummer.
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Old 03-20-2012, 07:16 AM   #327
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Got started on the insulation today. Very tedious lots of measuring and cutting poly iso. I originally used 1/4" Styrofoam but the glue I was using melted it. So I had to strip out half of the trailer and start over. Bummer.
Hopefully your insulation journey won't take as long as ours. We spent about six weeks carefully cutting strips of pink rigid insulation, aligning them together, attaching strips of double sided sticky tape, splitting them with a razor and then carefully attaching them to the trailer. Then we carefully cut the bubble insulation and attached it to everything in the trailer. After doing all of that, I almost thought that we had seriously lost our marbles.

Once that is done, there is the entire process of sealing all of the joints with aluminum tape. That took another couple of weeks of free time. So what I am saying is that it all takes a lot of time as each step in this process does. Keep up with the photos and posts. It keeps me motivated and wondering what is wrong with Zolatone
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:12 AM   #328
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Hopefully your insulation journey won't take as long as ours. We spent about six weeks carefully cutting strips of pink rigid insulation, aligning them together, attaching strips of double sided sticky tape, splitting them with a razor and then carefully attaching them to the trailer. Then we carefully cut the bubble insulation and attached it to everything in the trailer. After doing all of that, I almost thought that we had seriously lost our marbles.

Once that is done, there is the entire process of sealing all of the joints with aluminum tape. That took another couple of weeks of free time. So what I am saying is that it all takes a lot of time as each step in this process does. Keep up with the photos and posts. It keeps me motivated and wondering what is wrong with Zolatone
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Oh great another super time consuming tedious project. I bought a case of sure bond sealant from Insulation 4 Less where I got my Prodex. That stuff is awsome for glueing the foam stripps to the metal. The big pain for me was measuring and cutting the strips of 1/4 Polyiso. Probably should pick up some double sided tape from HD this morning.
There is nothing wrong with Zolatone. My wife just doesn't like the look of it. Style preference thats all.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:08 PM   #329
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We are only dreaming about getting this far along - what an amazing job you have done! I am going to spend an evening with a glass of wine reading each page . .
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #330
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Oh great another super time consuming tedious project. I bought a case of sure bond sealant from Insulation 4 Less where I got my Prodex. That stuff is awsome for glueing the foam stripps to the metal. The big pain for me was measuring and cutting the strips of 1/4 Polyiso. Probably should pick up some double sided tape from HD this morning.
There is nothing wrong with Zolatone. My wife just doesn't like the look of it. Style preference thats all.
Sounds like it's coming along pretty fast nonetheless. You have very nicely cut edges on that foam. Are you using a heated blade? Mine looked like someone tore a cake in half (and left the crumbs everywhere), while yours looks like a precision-cut wedding cake.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #331
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Oh great another super time consuming tedious project. I bought a case of sure bond sealant from Insulation 4 Less where I got my Prodex. That stuff is awsome for glueing the foam stripps to the metal. The big pain for me was measuring and cutting the strips of 1/4 Polyiso. Probably should pick up some double sided tape from HD this morning.
There is nothing wrong with Zolatone. My wife just doesn't like the look of it. Style preference thats all.
I think your way will work just fine. Seems like everyone decides to do things a bit differently depending upon what they feel comfortable with and what materials are available. Our material selection is pretty tight but we try to make it work with what we can locate. Thanks for keeping this updated. It is always fun to see what people have been spending their waking hours doing and it makes us feel less like the total trailer geeks we have turned into.
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@ LunaDog Thank you I am so glad to be done with the floor/frame. Love your shop, if I had that I would never go back in my house!
@ Peter I just used a regular blade nothing special. I had to change the blade several times though.
@ Frank I went with the Penguin II not sure how high it sits but it is a hell of a lot lower ( and lighter ) than the oem a/c
@ Sandy I have a stock pile of parts with a lot of little jobs to keep me busy for quite sometime. No rest for the wicked!
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Done with the foam blocking on the interior walls. I used the Metal Bond adhesive that they sell at Insulation 4 Less. That is the stickiest glue ever. It made the installation of the foam strips a snap. Also got to the rear lights. Cut the holes and finished the preliminary bondo on the light housings. My friend Kenny is making a mold of his lights hope they come out good. The way mine look I may need new ones, bondo and glassing aren't my thing.
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Man you've made a lot of progress and its looking great. Have you picked a tail/stop/turn light out yet? Led? or back to original?
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #336
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Hi I have the lights already. I went with the original light bulb look. I am not crazy about the look of LED but to each his own
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