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Old 07-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #113
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@ DDSTEC these are the jacks I got, they are pretty sweet http://www.inlandrv.com/catalog/prod...roducts_id=755
@ Top thanks I have to ease into it. I am waiting on a friend to help me attach the subfloor. I was thinking about useing my biscut joiner to seem the subfloor togeather what do you think?
@ Darkspeed I am useing 3003 H14 .032 for the channel. Its what was used originally. Also thats what was available, but I would have used 5052. hope it will be good for another 45-50 yrs or so.
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:27 AM   #114
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Really? I thought it was 0.0625 from the factory on the channel??
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After about a month off the trailer, I'm back to it. Kinda a slow start back because of work and life stuff. Got the spare tire carrier in (that was a bitch). Got the rest of the C channel fabricated, pre cut insulation and aluminum plate for the step area and spare tire area, and dry fit the new sub floor. Hopefully I will be able to insulate the sub floor and drill and screw down the c channel and sub floor.
You have been busy and it looks great. We are watching your progress in hopes we might be able to copy some of your ideas. What is the expanded metal part that is mentioned? Is that where you make the back bumper storage bigger than it was originally or am I imagining that part?
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:21 PM   #116
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Use it!

You know, the biscuit joiner is something I didn't use in the rear half of Abby but I definitely will for the front half. I would have done it if I had the tool. I looked at it and chose not to buy it at the time. It is even a better idea to use it in 50s and 60s trailers because where the sheets butt up to each other isn't supported with a piece of plywood glued to the joining sheets from underneath like the 69 and up trailers. Now with a 62GT in my back yard, I'm kinda kicking myself for not buying it.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:07 PM   #117
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@ Darkspeed thats what the 65's had. I have been haveing crazy thoughts about redoing the channel in 5052 .06251 Crap! Now you got me thinkin.....
@ND10CentCan The expanded metal idea was ripped from my friend kenny. Since I am useing the trunk as hose storage I think the expanded metal will drain easier. More drain less stench! I will post more pics when Im done with the trunk.
@ Top Im gonna do it!!
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Depending on your rib size 1 5/8?
I found a source for 1 3/4 x 1/16 channel. There is a link in my shell off thread
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Depending on your rib size 1 5/8?
I found a source for 1 3/4 x 1/16 channel. There is a link in my shell off thread
Thanks I ll check it
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Started bolting the sub floor to the frame. I am useing elevator bolts from VTS, has anyone noticed a randomness in the threading? Seems that some bolts are getting jacked by the nuts?! This part is not as easy as I thought. I seem to also be pitching a bit to the street side. Anyone else with this issue, any suggestions? Oh and I used biscuits pretty cool and easy to use.
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You know, the biscuit joiner is something I didn't use in the rear half of Abby but I definitely will for the front half. I would have done it if I had the tool. I looked at it and chose not to buy it at the time. It is even a better idea to use it in 50s and 60s trailers because where the sheets butt up to each other isn't supported with a piece of plywood glued to the joining sheets from underneath like the 69 and up trailers. Now with a 62GT in my back yard, I'm kinda kicking myself for not buying it.
My 67 had the sheets joined by a sheet that was glued and screwed from below. The frame was designed to accommodate the extra thickness at those joints.
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My 67 had the sheets joined by a sheet that was glued and screwed from below. The frame was designed to accommodate the extra thickness at those joints.
Well I stand corrected! Thanks Hoot. Guess I need to tear apart more trailers. In due time.
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My 67 had the sheets joined by a sheet that was glued and screwed from below. The frame was designed to accommodate the extra thickness at those joints.
Mine is too, I just used the biscuits for extra stability.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:22 AM   #124
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What do you mean by "pitching?". Is it being tilted over to one side? Are the bolts tighter on one side vs the other due to the pitch defect?
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marzboy,

I recieved my bal jacks, which came with no instructions, I'm not that smart, so did you just drill holes and mash the bolts in, or weld them to the frame? Seems like bolting them thru the belly pan would be the better way to go. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2011, 10:29 PM   #126
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Nevermind, I can see in your latest pictures you just drilled a hole and ratcheted the bolts in. They looked like they could thread themselves in there.
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