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Old 07-24-2010, 07:14 AM   #57
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@ thunderbird: you are always welcome!

Start polishing today. I have the feeling it can be beter but it is a world of difference allready!

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Old 08-27-2010, 04:00 PM   #58
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The new frame is coming together, only a few more days of welding
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:15 PM   #59
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How about a picture of the yellow under the tarp.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:42 PM   #60
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What kind of pricing did you get on the new frame? I have a 76 31' I have owned for about 7 weeks and now it is down to the bare frame and I'm getting high quotes for a new one.
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Musicmaster I priced crossmembers and outriggers from factory at about $750 and had the main frame rails made by a friend for $150. Probably would have cost $400 for main rails by steel shop. A local welder quoted me $1000 to do all welding but got another friend to do it for free.
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Old 09-10-2010, 12:35 AM   #62
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I live in Europe so can tell you the costs in Euro's. Material was 500 euro but without the outriggers, i ordered them in the usa, about 250 dollar. I had to pay 3000euro's including the welding and material so the welding about 2500 euro. The welder also removed and placed the axles.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:51 AM   #63
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the new frame is being painted
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Hi QC1500 Excellent looking frame. It is eerily similiar looking to mine. I see you made all the crossmembers the same height. How do you intend to reinforce the seams where the floor sheets meet?
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:55 AM   #65
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...I see you made all the crossmembers the same height. How do you intend to reinforce the seams where the floor sheets meet?
Must have been a design change between the '73 and the '74 model. The '74 frame (like my '78 frame) is dead flat all the way down from front to back. The seam joints were simply butted together over the appropriate cross member and elevator bolted into place over the cross member with no plywood doubling under the joints.

The '78 has a 1/2" plywood floor and a super light frame similar to qc1500's original.

Congrats to qc1500 and any others replacing their too light frame with a more robust model.

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Old 09-22-2010, 09:02 AM   #66
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I kept it flat all the way. There is no problem to bolt the floor into place.
I changed a few other small things but most things are the same, only stronger.

Today i build in the citywater tank, and fits perfectly. Only the waterline was broken because of frost i think, and that size isn't available in Europe so i fixed it with a hose.
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That's a spectacular frame. I am jealous!
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:17 PM   #68
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a few more days to go and then the frame and shell will be reunited

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Shell is back on the frame
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Tell us about the vents in the underbelly. I have been considering this, perhaps with a couple of 12V 4" computer muffin fans for forced air ventillation. How many did you install?
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