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Old 12-16-2014, 07:16 PM   #29
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Update : I made and installed a tire carrier in front .I have installed my grey tanks from VTS and plumbed them together and drains to tear trunk. I finished the second coat of por15 on the frame .I have made about 50 ft of c channel made by a friends bender . I used .40 5052 aluminum from Air parts inc. Also rebuilt my inner fenders with galvanized like original. por15 them and coated inner with rubberized under coating .The floor is next coming soon . Axles ordered one month ago still not here.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #30
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An Update, it was sunny this weekend I laid my first three sheets of flooring
stained, sealed, bolted down and installed C channel up to the rear axles. This picture is not showing the third piece. Four more to go and the big flip for the belly pan is next. I also picked up some wheels and tires off this 011 trade wind They were posted on these classifieds a long 4 hours each way but worth it.
Thanks Sam,they should look good on this old rig.
My axles are in the mail should get them this week thanks Colin.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:59 AM   #31
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Nice work, reason for staining subfloor is?
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:58 AM   #32
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It might be a while before i get a real floor laid down. And it was five quarts for 20 bucks
that someone returned at lowes. It,s all about keeping the wood protected when it gets wet. I will use it as a tent for a while at some point. I have 2 more sheets to lay down. Now we wait on the sun as it is raining for a couple of days. Tarps are so fun but have done the job well so far.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:14 PM   #33
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A couple of updates, I flipped it after some added work to the gantries. The floor makes it much heavier. I then acquired insulation and started the belly.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:33 PM   #34
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It is a rush flipping it with the floor on my babe said I was nuts!
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:11 PM   #35
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Yes, and re flipping after the belly pan and insulation was on was a game changer.
Much harder to flip plus I had trouble with the rear bumper flexing. Also my rear spindle slid about a foot after i had it 90 degrees. WOW but I cautiously got it flipped and back on stands.If i ever do another it will be a 20 ft or less.
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Old 03-20-2015, 08:16 PM   #36
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I installed the axles, shocks and wheels and a short test drive to line up the body install
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:09 PM   #37
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Your belly pan looks really good!
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Old 03-28-2015, 09:01 AM   #38
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Looking good! You demonstrated how "flimsy" the frame and subfloor is without the shell on. I'm glad you got it sunny side up now. Once you fasten the shell to the frame, the whole structure becomes strong and light. Monocoque construction, like an aircraft fuselage, or like a canoe. Light but strong.

Good luck "marrying" the shell to the frame. Once that's done you are well on your way down the "full monte" road.

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Old 04-07-2015, 06:09 PM   #39
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Your doing a great job and were all learning from you!
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:01 PM   #40
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Hey kids she got married this weekend. It gave us lots of minor problems but we over came them and its tight as a drum.I test drove it and parked it under her shelter go ahead and rain i dare ya!
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