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Old 06-30-2004, 12:16 PM   #29
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If you check the Standens site I think you will find they are a Canadian distributor for Dexter Axle. http://www.dexteraxle.com/find_a_distributor
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Old 06-30-2004, 12:34 PM   #30
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This raises a question that has been on my mind....how would one go about getting replacement axles from Dexter? I know, a big selling point with our friend Andy is that you just tell him what trailer you have, and the Henshens will just "fit". But they're kind of spendy. anyway...how do you get a Dexter that'll fit? bolt holes line up, allignment, shock mounts in the right place....anyone done this?
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:10 AM   #31
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Finally pried the camera from my wife and got a few shots of frame as promised.
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:13 AM   #32
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Here is a shot showing the axle installation.
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I wonder if I should replace the wheels.
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Old 07-01-2004, 11:59 AM   #34
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Paint them with some nice latex and list them on eBay?
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:50 PM   #35
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Excellent Job Greg!! I am in search for an A/S and was initially worried about finding one in good shape. The more I peruse the forums on this site, the less I really worry about it because of all the great info everyone posts on this site along with pictures. It is nice to know that if I jump into a project like this that I would not be doing it blind and totally alone because I could always fall back on the great resources and experiences of others on this site. Thanks to everyone for knowledge and expertice that they contribute to this site.

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Old 07-28-2004, 11:03 PM   #36
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Looks like some great frame work. I'd almost be too scared to tackle that job myself. It's good to see that you have the confidence to tackle such an enormous task.

How much difference in frame weight do you figure you have now?
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Old 07-29-2004, 09:48 AM   #37
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John, I figure I reduced the weight of the frame by at least 100lbs because of the huge steel box that the PO had on the old frame for the grey water tank(I assume it was for a grey water tank as there was none in the box).I will be trying to keep things as light as possible as I rebuild things.I have weigh slips from the dump as I used trailer to bring old interior to the dump.I will weigh it again as soon as it is road worthy and as I build interior.I am anxious to see the final weight.
I finished installing floor this weekend except I was short about 15 elevator bolts(more on the way).Now I have to line up shell with floor then install "U" channels.The shell is being very stubborn.
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Old 07-29-2004, 10:32 AM   #38
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When I built my Land Rover I had everything made from steel galvanized. New farme as well as some body trim came galvanized but the firewall, radiator panel wheel rims. The charged by the pound to dip it so it was only a couple of hundred dollars. I also painted the galvanized fame with POR 15. The rest of the body Panels are rivited aluminum much like an Airstream. I knew that I'd be long gone before it ever rusted out.

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John, I figure I reduced the weight of the frame by at least 100lbs because of the huge steel box that the PO had on the old frame for the grey water tank(I assume it was for a grey water tank as there was none in the box).I will be trying to keep things as light as possible as I rebuild things.I have weigh slips from the dump as I used trailer to bring old interior to the dump.I will weigh it again as soon as it is road worthy and as I build interior.I am anxious to see the final weight.
I finished installing floor this weekend except I was short about 15 elevator bolts(more on the way).Now I have to line up shell with floor then install "U" channels.The shell is being very stubborn.
I've attached a photo of the grey tank installed.
That sounds good. I thought that you would keep the weight issue to a minimum by the sounds of your previous post. Just thought I would ask,
Your work appears to be very professional, have you ever done anything simular before?
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Uhhhh ohhh...your catching up! I better get the move on! LOL

Nice work Greq!

As for getting the body back on. Jack up the bumper and the frame will sag in the middle and it will drop right on. Attache the ends and slowly lower the the bumper till everythign along the sides line up.
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John,As far as experience goes this is the first time I have MIG welded since tech school 25 years ago.I do a lot of gas welding for body work on my cars.The new Lincoln welder I bought for this project makes welding very easy though.
I'm anxious to try my hand at riveting.I had an excellent sheet metal instructor in tech school and we got to rebuild a pair of aircraft floats for a project in our third year.I work as an aircraft mechanic/inspector at Air Canada.We have men that do only sheet metal work so I have not installed a rivet since school.My wife and I are on vacation for the month of August and if I can get far enough along I'll start replacing panels.I plan to teach her to buck rivets.If that doesn't work the fellow I bucked rivets in school with 25 years ago has volunteered to come over and help out.

59Toaster , How are you doing with that one month floor repair?
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