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Old 04-03-2009, 04:13 PM   #15
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Another place with a decent selection of rivets is McMaster-Carr

http://www.mcmaster.com

One caveat..... they can be pricey
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:18 PM   #16
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. . . another caveat . . . .be sure you get the 2117-T4 alloy, not the 1100F. They have both.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:55 PM   #17
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Great info, thanks. I have the McMaster-Carr catalog here at work, all three inches thick of it with pages so thin you can see through them. 3776 pages of fun stuff!

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Old 04-04-2009, 02:56 PM   #18
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Got some updates. 1st, Areowood, I figured you were right on the welding. But, had to let the guy try on a piece of .032 scrap. It took steady pressure, but set one edge on a palm sander put pressure on the other and it broke next to the weld. Areo 1, Putback 0! Borrowed an good set of mikes', the int. panels are .032, not .025. If its usefull to anyone I have a jay-cee catalog in front of me. It shows 1/8 Brazier head rivets head dia. .312. 5/32 Mod Brazier head dia. .312. And the 5/32 Unv. head with a dia of .312. All head heights w/in .010. Viking, I can't imagine why anyone would want pics of this puss case! But I took some, especially a closeup of the outrigger / bow / doorframe alignment. That may be helpfull to folks. I'll try to post tonite. right now I'm gonna TRY to install my 1st section of new floor. Finished the Sat "honey do" list, wife gave me the rest of the day off!!!
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Old 04-04-2009, 07:09 PM   #19
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Here's some pics. After considering the position of the bow & door frame relative to the entry step support it apeers the original design never intended for the door frame to direct attach to the outrigger. That leaves the door frame and bow anchored to 5/8" plywood 3/4" from the outside floor edge. There must have been a good reason, maybe vibration telagraphing from the steel frame to the aluminum causing fatigue? The front holddown plate is a direct attach from steel frame to the aluminum body. I'm still going to extend the outrigger forward 2" to lock it all up solid, unless someone warns me off?
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Old 04-04-2009, 08:20 PM   #20
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Sounds like a good idea to me. I had several places where the bolt was through the "C" channel and plywood floor but was just outboard of the outrigger, I was able to dill closer to the inboard side of the "C" channel and pick up the outrigger though.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:31 PM   #21
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I can only guess at why these didn't meet up as it appears they "should" have. It may be that the factory assumed that the strength was sufficient, and it may have been when these were new trailers. After all 5/8" plywood is very strong until it gets wet and starts to deteriorate. My door wouldn't close well every time and I could see the door frame flex when I pulled and pushed on the front part of the jamb near the floor. It will add strength with these two parts attached together, I'm sure.

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