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Old 01-17-2011, 10:53 PM   #15
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Don't tempt me! I was almost there today! The front needs a new floor too! I have a date on the calendar I'm looking at though. I'm eating half of the elephant now. The other half later...
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:02 PM   #16
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Now I know you Texans are famous for youre BBQ's and doing things in a large way but eating an elephant that's way over the top! LMAO. Just exactly how much BBQ sauce do you need for an elephant. LOL.
Seriously why not do it all now. You can't use the trailer with the tail end apart anyway.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:13 PM   #17
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The calendar! The calendar! Sticking to my plan! I have to be all done by 10 March. Time waits for no one.
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Lance get it ready six days earlier on Armed Forces Day. March 4th ( March forth). ROTFLMAO.
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so much for the elephant a piece at a time. at the rate you are going you will be done by Feb 10th. keep going forward- do the rest
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Old 01-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #20
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C (U) channel exposed.

Here's some pics of the gutted rear half.
The hole for the water heater makes a nice exit of the pink itchy stuff.
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Now off to the lumber yard to pick up the MGP and Fastenal for the elevator bolts and Sears 'cause I think I need more tools!
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I'm getting jealous now at the rate your going you'll be camping and I'll still be polishing an empty shell. How do you manage to get so much work done and still fend of the terrorists and the like?
You have to wonder how the floor got so rotten with all those holes for ventilation. LOL.
Lance make sure you level and block your frame before releasing the shell holddown bolts on the rear. You need to make sure that the frame is dead level side to side and front to back without any dips before bolting down the shell/floor combo. If not you'll lock in the twist. I blocked mine in six points along each side (12 total). Justa little advice now because at the rate your moving along the floor will be done by morning.
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Old 01-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #22
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Gray tank plans

Well I spent a few days doing nothing of real value other than meeting with Bruce (bwoodtx) in San Antonio on Wednesday this week. It is always nice to meet forum members that are close. Thanks for the beers and the tour of your collection Bruce!
This morning I got back at it...sort of. First I went to Killeen welding and supply and was going to buy a MiG welder, but didn't take the plunge.Then I went to Sears and bought a DeWalt jigsaw, some jack stands and an eight ton bottle jack. Next was Fastenal where I bought a bunch of stainless steel hardware to fasten the floor down with. I'd have to admit I was stalling because it was 25 degrees this morning.
I did some measuring and figuring and thinking and scratching and starting over until I came up with what I think will be a decent amount of gray water storage capacity without moving any cross members. It basically consists of two tanks with an inter connecting tube. I sent the crude drawing I made to Inca plastics. They should have something close to these. We'll see on Monday.
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I'd have to admit I was stalling because it was 25 degrees this morning.

Glad to see you back at it and that you are enjoying balmy temps in Texas.

-2 when I stepped out today
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Glad I wasnt the only one roaming around in hardware stores lighting the ole check book.....Have to agree with you it was hard to get started this morning with the 26 degree weather.....We had light snow flurries at 2 am this morning ....Yea I was awake....After traveling home from overseas its so hard to get adjusted to the new time zone. By the way I got my Gold Card to the floor rot club today. Keep up the good work I been watching your thread.. doing a great job! I just started my own.
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Glad I wasnt the only one roaming around in hardware stores lighting the ole check book.....Have to agree with you it was hard to get started this morning with the 26 degree weather.....We had light snow flurries at 2 am this morning ....Yea I was awake....After traveling home from overseas its so hard to get adjusted to the new time zone. By the way I got my Gold Card to the floor rot club today. Keep up the good work I been watching your thread.. doing a great job! I just started my own.
Thanks. Snow eh? I could do without the white stuff for now anyway. I know many of my friends and family up north would kill for 26 degrees. I hope to get some real progress completed tomorrow.
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glad you stopped by! anytime you are coming this way, gimme a call and see if at home. the beer is ALWAYS cold!! so are you going to use elevator bolts or weld screws?
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Thanks. Snow eh? I could do without the white stuff for now anyway. I know many of my friends and family up north would kill for 26 degrees. I hope to get some real progress completed tomorrow.
Hi Lance you're not kidding I would swap you temps. -2F here now and over 1 ft snow this afternoon. Got here and furnace won't work and water was frozen. Trying to heat with small woodstove and using heat gun to thaw out the pipes and all that's in the house nevermind the trailer in the shop.
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All jacked up and some progress.

Well, I got some work done today. I made sure I had Abby level and supported.
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I used the template from the curb side to make the rough cut of the street side.
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That's my brand new $100 DeWalt jigsaw.
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Fit the street side template.
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