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Old 04-27-2011, 11:30 AM   #85
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You're moving right along, Marz... How do you feel about your welding skills now? Getting more comfortable doing it?
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:03 AM   #86
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You're moving right along, Marz... How do you feel about your welding skills now? Getting more comfortable doing it?
Thanks Aage, I am getting a lot more comfortable with my welding. Also I love my machine. I started out on a crappy little machine from Harbor Freight. It kept binding and spattering, but my Lincoln is pretty nice. It makes a huge difference in the quality of welds I put out. But I still need a bit more practice. Hope to finish up the tank setup and the rest of the outriggers this Sunday. Then paint prep and paint frame and parts.
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With the wife gone this weekend I got a lot done. Finished the main frame welding and Por 15ed the frame. Also a little advise on Por 15, if you want it pretty only use one color. I thought I was being smart by doing one coat in black and one in grey so I could tell if I missed anything. Ended up with tie dye battleship grey Oh well hope to never see that frame again!!
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:26 AM   #88
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Picked up the subfloor today. I went with 5/8 in Aquatec MGP. I thought about 3/4ln but weight is a concern. Got most of the wood cut today. Hope to get the edges epoxied and stained next weekend.
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Old 05-17-2011, 06:54 AM   #89
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Looks like some progress is being made! Too bad you had to had to rent a U Haul to pick it up. The local place I got my plywood from will deliver to my house for $10! They even delivered the axles I bought from Colin Hyde and had them shipped to their store. I have met a lot of local people that I would have never have before if I weren't restoring an Airstream.
So, how much was the Aquatek? Looks like great quality stuff.
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Looks like some progress is being made! Too bad you had to had to rent a U Haul to pick it up. The local place I got my plywood from will deliver to my house for $10! They even delivered the axles I bought from Colin Hyde and had them shipped to their store. I have met a lot of local people that I would have never have before if I weren't restoring an Airstream.
So, how much was the Aquatek? Looks like great quality stuff.
Unfortunately I live in the Los Angeles area. They charge you for everything including farts. Also the last time I had wood delivered to my house it was pretty jacked up, I have trust issues. It was a good thing that I went because most of the plywood they had looked like they dropped it. I know that its sub floor but at $68 a sheet? Son of A....!! I want to see my reflection in it!
Copy that on the new connections. I love to stretch myself creatively. I have been on the forums for over a year now. I have met a lot of people with a lot of opinions. As far as I am concerned we are mostly a bunch of armatures. We are faced with problems that require solutions, not judgments. I enjoy reading how people come to their conclusions I'm not here to tell anyone what to do.
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Old 05-17-2011, 10:33 AM   #91
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What's Aquatec? I couldn't find anything when I Googled it... is it synthetic? Looks pretty uniform...
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:37 AM   #92
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I thought I was being smart by doing one coat in black and one in grey so I could tell if I missed anything. Ended up with tie dye battleship grey
I applaud your thought, reminded me of the new ceiling paint that comes out of the can pink and dries white.

Maybe if you had done the gray coat first the black might have better covering power?

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Picked up the subfloor today. I went with 5/8 in Aquatec MGP. I thought about 3/4ln but weight is a concern.
Another interested party: do you have a site that talks about this? And can you share what it cost you?

Thanks, and glad to see you are moving ahead!
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Smile How much are farts in California?

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Unfortunately I live in the Los Angeles area. They charge you for everything including farts. Also the last time I had wood delivered to my house it was pretty jacked up, I have trust issues. It was a good thing that I went because most of the plywood they had looked like they dropped it. I know that its sub floor but at $68 a sheet? Son of A....!! I want to see my reflection in it!
Copy that on the new connections. I love to stretch myself creatively. I have been on the forums for over a year now. I have met a lot of people with a lot of opinions. As far as I am concerned we are mostly a bunch of armatures. We are faced with problems that require solutions, not judgments. I enjoy reading how people come to their conclusions I'm not here to tell anyone what to do.
That made me laugh out loud. Opinions abound around here for sure! I don't mind other people's opinions usually. I guess I have been on this forum enough to know who to ignore. You are right, people sometimes can be a bit too judgmental. Others just seem to be looking for an argument or tell you that you should have used X instead of Y.
At any rate you are doing a great job with your trailer and I applaud you for taking on such a time consuming project. Keep up the good work!
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@3Ms75Argosy and AAge: Thank you Darkspeed that is the link. But beware of these guys they had some pretty f'ed up pieces of very expensive ply that they probably would have delivered. I think they are called Forest Plywood they kinda suck but the only ones that have this product near me. I contacted 62 Overlander he gave me the goods on this product Airstream Forums - View Profile: 62overlander
@Top Haha they are wayyyyy too much! I like my own anyway. Thanks for all your contributions I have been re reading your thread great stuff! I ripped a lot of your ideas. I just ordered the same chems from Skygeek for the Aluminum prep.
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The floor is on! Got it cut and dryfit. I must say the Aquateck cuts very nice and feels pretty solid. Got the first layer of varnish and two coats of epoxy on the edges. Time to flip it and do side two!!
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Wow! You are right behind me for sure. Great feeling to see things being put back together, isn't it? That is a long trailer!
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