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Old 11-21-2008, 05:35 PM   #281
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Kip, I just wanted to tell you that you are going to have one fine Globetrotter. I have been reading about your trailer for over a year and I am still blown away. You are to be commended for your incredible work. If you ever decide that you want a little bigger trailer, please let me know. Your trailer would be worth just about any price. All the best, Kenny
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:14 PM   #282
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Man, you sure have some luck, working at a place where you have access to a full-blown shop, even equipped with a C&C, that you get to use for your personal projects when times are quiet.

Some folks get all the luck
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:58 AM   #283
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It does have it's advantages. I did have to buy my own aluminum though. We just don't use much of the thinner aluminum that is used on Airstreams. I had to make a pump rack for the GV last week and it was all made out of 6061-T6 .125 with 1/2" radius on the bends. Thank god for our CNC pressbrake for those jobs.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:52 PM   #284
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All exterior lights converted to LED and ready to install. I also made a new licence plate mount with LED light
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:04 PM   #285
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.... I also made a new licence plate mount with LED light
Dang, wish I'd thought of that. As per your usual, looks superb.

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Old 11-30-2008, 07:27 PM   #286
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What a pleasure this thread is to read! Kip, judging by the backyard shot -- and the home interior work -- it looks as though you're always doing something . . with technical and aesthetic skill. I sure admire it all.

Arvada is where an aunt & uncle of mine have lived 50-years, Leadville is where some now-distant ancestors lived, and my son is a USMC "J" Model 130 driver. Lot's of nice reminders in the background of this entire thread.
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:01 AM   #287
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Hey Kip, Again it is a pleasure to watch you redo your trailer. You are a very talented guy. Although I have a '65 Globe and only one brake/taillight and one reflector, I am also thinking of switching to led. I didn't get your message as to the type (manufacture) of your led's.Thanks, Kenny
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:06 AM   #288
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I got them here
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:12 AM   #289
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Hey Kip, I finished the install of led tail lights with an aluminum ring that I had machined. It came out great. I would like to have a license plate bracket made like to yours. The old bracket just doesn't look so good. Could you give me your dimensions and the type of aluminum used ? You do such beautiful work. Thanks for your inspiration. Kenny
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:25 AM   #290
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I made the bracket all out of 6061-T6. The plate is .125" thick and is the same size as a licence plate plus an inch or so taller (I use the TLAR method,"that looks about right"). The top piece is 1.5" diameter tubing that I cut a slice off one side, no dimension just cut off a piece and then put on a mill to straighten and clean up. I then flattened one edge and riveted it to the plate. The standoffs are .375" X 750". I used this because it was what I had. I ordered a big chunk of it because I use it for slides in my table saw mitre slot. I drilled the holes in the plate to match the dimensions of a licence plate and aligned the standoffs to those holes. There are two sets of holes, the first to mount the bracket to the trailer and a second that have Keenserts installed to mount the licence plate to the bracket.

Nice job on the tail light conversion
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I decided to add an additional stop light strip to the back of the GT. I picked up the light bar but it did not have that "finished look" to it, so I made an aluminum channel for it to nest into. I think it looks better in the channel. I just have to decide if I,m going to install it above or below the rear window. What do you guys think, above or below?
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I think I would go below the window. The area between the window and the running lights is small to begin with and above the window would prevent you from adding an awning in the future. BTW, this is one of my favorite threads to follow. You are doing a fantastic job on your trailer.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:28 AM   #293
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I decided to add an additional stop light strip to the back of the GT. I picked up the light bar but it did not have that "finished look" to it, so I made an aluminum channel for it to nest into. I think it looks better in the channel. I just have to decide if I,m going to install it above or below the rear window. What do you guys think, above or below?
How about mounted inside the trailer at the top of the window. That space just below the bathroom cabinet. No holes on the exterior and it would light up the entire back window when brakes are applied. You could even mount it on a hinge to swing in place while in driving. That way it will not obstruct window opening while camping.
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Old 01-07-2009, 10:48 AM   #294
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How about mounted inside the trailer at the top of the window. That space just below the bathroom cabinet. No holes on the exterior and it would light up the entire back window when brakes are applied. You could even mount it on a hinge to swing in place while in driving. That way it will not obstruct window opening while camping.
That is an idea to think about, but that is going to be a dedicated bed area and my wife might not like it to be a red light district.
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