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Old 08-30-2008, 06:37 PM   #589
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Here's sort of a hacked together wide angle shot from the front couch. It's hard to get all the trailer in these shots sometimes!

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Old 08-31-2008, 08:43 AM   #590
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PROGRESS!! Until the rain delay, at least. I got all the lumber, sealer and insulation material for the floor this morning, and got an early start on cutting the pieces out for the end caps. The Pickle’s interior is 88.5” wide X 181” long, so 4 pieces of ply should be plenty (got an extra, just in case). First step was laying out the C Channel to get the curves right. As it turns out, the corners are NOT the same, and in fact, aren’t even 22” radiuses (though close).

Next thing i did was paint the underside with outdoor sealer/stain (2 coats). I was told at the paint shop that this stuff is better than urethane, and will last considerably longer since it’s not exposed to UV light. Then, i measured the insulation, with a 3 inch overhang on all sides, cut it, wrapped it around the painted side of the floor panels, and tucked it under the C Channel before bolting that back down with new elevator bolts. I am optimistic that by using this rolled aluminum insulation material, wrapped around the edges, it will help block a MAJOR point of water intrusion into these trailers, the area at the belly pan, body panel seam. Nothing’s 100%, I know, but it certainly is better than what was there!
What kind of outdoor sealer/stain was it?..........thanks toastie
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:56 AM   #591
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Awesome work JP, you're really moving now.
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..... If you look closely at the kick plate on the bottom of the galley, you can see it's made up of 1X2s, with lots of open space. I'm planning on painting it all black on the bottom, and putting perforated aluminum across it to allow the air to be sucked in from further back in the trailer, and then pumped out up front through (a yet to be built) duct/door in front of the fridge, also made from perf-ed aluminum.

I plan on using a lot of perforated aluminum throughout the trailer, so it should blend in quite nicely. That's the plan, at least!

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It not a lot but may be of some use, some aluminum lattice work on ebay
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:52 PM   #593
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It not a lot but may be of some use, some aluminum lattice work on ebay
shhhh...I am bidding on those....
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Here's sort of a hacked together wide angle shot from the front couch. It's hard to get all the trailer in these shots sometimes!

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Jordan, that is awesome. I haven't had much time to follow your thread, but I am glad I saw it this morning. Nice and nice and nice!
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What kind of outdoor sealer/stain was it?..........thanks toastie
i shot poly on everything so far. I think I'm going to take out the furniture and shoot a few coats of lacquer (sanding sealer, then satin finish). I really like lacquer. It dries about as fast as you can spray it. I need to make sure it will adhere on top of poly first.

I feel like i can get a much smoother finish with lacquer, though its not as water-tight. The trailer doesn't leak, though (knock on wood!) so lacquer for the furniture probably won't be that bad of a deal.

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It not a lot but may be of some use,
You can get something similar at home depot. I went with really modern on this one. onlinemetals.com got $250 of my money last week! haha!

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Jordan, that is awesome. I haven't had much time to follow your thread, but I am glad I saw it this morning. Nice and nice and nice!
Thanks man! There's nothing like a visit from the inlaws to motivate me to finish this thing! hehe! I heard you have your own shop now? very cool!

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More on the main galley

Here she is almost done laminating the strips of plywood to the frame. I also built out the drawer slide frame and the kick plate/ AC intake area. The aluminum came in yesterday for that. I'm hoping to put a piece or 2 of that on this weekend to see how it looks. Should be cool!

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Old 09-05-2008, 04:06 PM   #599
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I went ahead and put it back in the trailer to make sure the drawers are going to fit (wouldn't that be terrible if they didn't???) It still needs a few pieces of plywood laminated on before it's ready to start finishing. I also need to trim the back edge of the plywood where it sits on top of the front couch. I'll use the piece for the back as a template this weekend and get things buttoned up.

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Here's a better view of how far I need to trim the curved edge of the cabinet to snug things up.
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Once all that's trimmed up, it should suck the bottom opening in and line it up with the intake chamber below the cabinet. I'll need to make up a 45 degree box at the end to channel the air down. I'll probably end up insulating it, too (just in case i end up using it for the outlet, rather than inlet). It all depends on how well the air flows.

The lower angle shot gives you a good idea of the chamber I'm building in.

now it's time to go get some beers in me!

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Enjoy your beer. You deserve it!

I really like the way the curved corners look. Thanks for the detailed pictures. They will come in handy when I try to copy your cabinets.
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