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Old 06-08-2014, 06:47 PM   #141
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Tube would be my choice also. Hidden rivets on my GT were in the "C" channel but I can't remember where.
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Old 06-10-2014, 02:07 PM   #142
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Millertime's rear bathroom rot '76 Tradewind thread

At the ER getting some stitches after my hand slipped off my screwdriver and hit the jagged rusty remains of my rear crossmember.

5 stitches right on the knuckle of the left middle finger.... Lovely.

Was hoping to be ready for liftoff this Saturday. Probably not going to happen

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Old 06-10-2014, 02:10 PM   #143
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Dude you made my legs hurt...


Bummer, i hate it when i make a mistake like that and sustain injury.

It isn't so much the right now pain, but the time it will take to heal...
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Old 06-10-2014, 03:51 PM   #144
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Dude you made my legs hurt...


Bummer, i hate it when i make a mistake like that and sustain injury.

It isn't so much the right now pain, but the time it will take to heal...

Seriously!
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:20 PM   #145
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But now the trailer gods have the blood sacrifice they always demand, and the job will go easy from here on!

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Old 06-10-2014, 07:15 PM   #146
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Dr you took the words right off my iPad! The frame gods are happy the aluminum gods are next! I have wasted many bandages and no I did not wait for the healing process!
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:01 AM   #147
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Drboyd are you a member of the Bohemian Grove? (-:
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Old 06-11-2014, 11:06 AM   #148
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LOL!! Nah - I must'a fell off their mailing list somehow.



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Old 06-16-2014, 08:28 PM   #149
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Ok back in business! All the hardware holding down the c channel have been removed. Those rear hold down bolts were a bear! Totally rusted.

Got one half of the buck rivets drilled out also. Was actually a nice change of pace from grinding out rusted hold down bolts pleasant actually....


Liftoff getting close! Need some info from the experienced men out there on how to measure and properly get the floor templates so that the reinstall on the new frame is as seamless as possible.
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:32 AM   #150
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Check out overlander62 or franks trailer works (same person)
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After pulling the shell I would lay clear plastic over the existing plywood and mark and cut the plastic to fit.
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The shell is pretty forgiving. What you do need to be worried about is that the total length of the arch does not change. A piece of string run around the bottom of the shell should also fit around the same section of floor. If the string comes up short when you get your floor sections cut and positioned you know you need to do some sanding so the shell will fit. Then it should be ok to attach the C-channel and then the shell.

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Old 06-18-2014, 02:06 PM   #153
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Thanks all! Liftoff tomorrow AM hopefully. Body is totally disconnected barring any missed fasteners, rivets, etc which I expect to find. Gantries in place!

Here's hoping for a smooth evolution tomorrow
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:57 AM   #154
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Millertime's rear bathroom rot '76 Tradewind thread

And 3.....2......1.....LIFTOFF!!

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Thanks to everyone who got me this far, Cliff, Perry, J Morgan, and aquinob. Now don't go and unsubscribe from this post, I will be needing more assistance in the near future

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