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Old 01-19-2004, 05:41 PM   #15
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Here is a pic of my rust/rot problems in the rear. This is right before we seperated the shell and frame. The wood band is part of the brace we are using to support the shell.
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:46 PM   #16
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Going up!

Inside bracing with the shell raised about 3 inches.
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:51 PM   #17
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Going up!

THe lifting was done manually. Two people lifting and one to raise the jack stands. Then just drive the trailer out.
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Old 01-19-2004, 05:51 PM   #18
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I would think going to as much trouble as you already have, I would go ahead and strip the frame down and repair and repaint while you are at this point. It will pay off in the long run. You will have a unit that will probably live longer than you do Also you can flip the frame over to put the insulation and belly pan back on like the factory does.

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Proper tools

The proper tools always help with any project.
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still getting the hang of attachments.
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Old 01-19-2004, 06:10 PM   #21
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I have the frame ready to be welded right now and a 20ft peice of c-channel coming.
the whole rear end of the frame needs attention. I plan to maybe box in the frame to add strength to the rear and over the axle. Have plenty of POR51 and will be ordering an axle and 50ft of coil aluminium for the belly pan. don't know if I want to pay someone to weld or learn to weld myself. Any one will to do some welding for me in eastern NC?
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