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Old 04-07-2008, 08:41 AM   #141
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5052-H34 is a good option fairly stiff but still malable, it does not crack easily. Primary alloying element is Magnessium
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Old 04-08-2008, 03:54 PM   #142
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another busy day. I took the double pane wing window apart and cleaned up the outer pane and checked it to size with my single pane. It's the same size but 1/16 thicker. In the process of removing the Plexiglas from my window I broke the plexi in many pieces, I'm committed now. I could not use the gray gasket due to the increased thickness of the new glass. I next straightened my frame up and cleaned it up. I put soap on the new glass and it slipped right into the frame. Tomorrow I will inject sealant between the glass and aluminum.

While I was at it I went done to our local aluminum and bought 3 sheets of .040 5052-H34 to use as the main belly pan which I will cut on the shear at work tomorrow. I then rough cut the small section of pan out of pieces I had left. I have to get the belly pan, brake wires and window installed this weekend if I have any chance of taking the GT to the FCU restoration rally.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:32 PM   #143
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...In the process of removing the Plexiglas from my window I broke the plexi in many pieces, ...

I then rough cut the small section of pan out of pieces I had left. I have to get the belly pan, brake wires and window installed this weekend if I have any chance of taking the GT to the FCU restoration rally.
I saw the pieces before I read your text--heart attack!

Hey, in your fourth photo, what are those pointy pieces?

Man, 0.040 for belly pan! Are you expecting to run across in IED or something?

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Old 04-10-2008, 07:55 AM   #144
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The pointy pieces are the belly pans that attach to the bannana wrap and then inboard to the frame.

I went with .040 because he gave me a very good price on it. $45 a sheet, and I like the added rigidity with a negligable weight increase.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:36 PM   #145
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Kip, this will provide a great comparison of window sealing methods at the 4CU rally! Looks really pro.

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Old 04-13-2008, 06:55 PM   #147
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I got most of the forward belly skin installed this weekend. I also shot on the new GLASS street side wing window. I'm running out of time
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Old 04-13-2008, 07:55 PM   #148
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Looks like the "Full Monte" crowd is "full steam ahead" mode rigth now with the warmer weather. Keep after it, you'll make that dealine. Great looking work, btw.

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go for it, dude. an .040 bellypan would be considered a 'six-pack' in kidspeak these days...or a skid plate! nice work on the window...we're rooting for you to make the resto-rally... wish I could join in just to meet a few of the gurus...
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I'm going to have to start going over there after work (it's at my dad's about 10 miles away) to get it ready. Tonight I am going to run the brake wires and temporary tail light wiring. I have my wife looking for new tires today. I still haven't hooked up my new P3 brake controller yet either.
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Well I've made it, My GT is now at my house on its wheels, Belly pan installed and I just finished the brakes and did a test run. ready to take the aluminum tent down to FCU restoration rally. First trip, first rally.
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Way to go! I took the Sovereign out for a test yesterday and besides 3 life-threatening stupid trailer towing errors, I also had 5 water leaks (none of them PEX related)--madly scrambling to fix them today...

See you Friday in the land of chili

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Well I've made it, My GT is now at my house on its wheels, Belly pan installed and I just finished the brakes and did a test run. ready to take the aluminum tent down to FCU restoration rally. First trip, first rally.
great job kip! the rally sounds like it'll be a lot of fun. enjoy the tent
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I had a wonderful time at the FCU Restoration rally and meet a lot of nice people. I had such a good time that I forgot to take the camera out of the truck. I had absolutely no problems with either the truck or the Globetrotter, as there was nothing in the GT to go wrong. I did take a picture in a New Mexico rest stop on the way down and another at down town Fort Union.
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