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Old 11-23-2015, 03:34 AM   #43
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Thanks for all the posts. I am pretty good on a plan for this thing. I am liking the plate, saves me from figuring out how to bend angle or C/U Chanel. Not sure abut the additional band on the plate. Seems I would have to insulate this from the shell (different metal thing) and then create an area where the rivets will expand between the shell and the band. All else Looks good.

I am making the frame taller solely for the purpose of additional space for tanks. I have no gray tank and want to put the black tank in the frame. Bigger tanks mean more weight but longer times out. The extra strength and rigidity are an added benefit.

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Old 12-21-2015, 08:38 PM   #44
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Bull please let us know how it works out.
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Old 06-09-2016, 02:57 PM   #45
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Well it's been a while since I posted but the frame building is underway
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The photo is little misleading, looks way bigger than it is. I went with 8 inch Channel similar to the original only taller. Same gauge, same flange.
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Will use the majority of the original A frame, extend the trunk a bit and leave a gap between the back of the trailer and the trunk so the water will pass by
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Thanks for all of the advice here particularly from the engineers and airframe guys. Makes experimenting so much more fun. Will keep you updated. Thanks Again
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Just an updated frame pick.
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Looks good so far.
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Looking very good Bull!
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