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Old 06-28-2013, 09:17 AM   #309
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It was dark so pictures aren't great. We had to tell them to forget the holes, because it just seemed to hold them up and we would drill them in if needed.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:36 AM   #310
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You going to cut holes in that rear crossmember as needed?

It looks good.

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:37 AM   #311
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You going to cut holes in that rear crossmember as needed?

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Yes, for some reason, that was just blowing their mind, so said just build it and we will do holes.
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:52 AM   #312
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It looks good. Now you can make changes if you need to.

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Old 06-28-2013, 02:15 PM   #313
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Looks good welder gets mine on wed. Gonna make the flipping hardware at the same time.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:28 PM   #314
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Raining here. Ordered axles and brakes today.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:08 PM   #315
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Sunny for the moment here got a busy schedule for next week with the caravel but it is all good the gov is giving me two days a pay period off (without pay) of course! Frame Wednesday wheel wells tue and flooring on Friday!
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:58 PM   #316
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Anyone know of a place these can be replaced? What about remade? It is the styrofoam that goes under the black and grey tank. I assume the nodules or raised circles are to allow air so replacing with flat styrofoam won't work.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #317
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What about repairing those? They don't look that bad to me. Some E6000 styrene adhesive will stick the pieces back together stronger that the original material.
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You could always cut small (e.g., 2"X2") squares of the same styrofoam material and hot glue them to the full sheets you find.
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #319
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I assume the nodules or raised circles are to allow air so replacing with flat styrofoam won't work.
I don't think that the raised circles "allow air", unless you mean to drain them off in case of a leak of on of the tanks (which would likely be a bigger problem than finding that foam ).

I believe that they were used to achieve the desired level of the tanks. If I am right, THAT is why just simple, flat Styrofoam won't work.

I agree gluing them should work. Where do they have to go to once you reassemble the pans with them under the tanks?
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Old 06-29-2013, 03:21 PM   #320
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The purpose of them is two fold. One is to slant the tank so all the good stuff heads toward the tank drain. The second purpose is to provide air flow so that that if you live in the great white north (which you don't) that they won't freeze in the winter and shut off all your water coming and going. The furnace has a hose that goes under the floor to heat the tanks. Unless you use the trailer in areas far north of you, I don't think you will ever have problems with the tanks freezing. You could replace it with a solid piece of slanted foam which you won't be able to find, or you can use strips of say 2 inch styrofoam cut to support and slant the tank. These would take the place of the old foam.

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Old 06-29-2013, 03:24 PM   #321
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They go in a metal pan that holds up the tank and I assume it cushions/supports the tanks so they don't beat up against the metal pans that hold the tanks. Yes, I can repair them, but they are so old and brittle, they don't provide the original use. Couldn't I just use the same insulation styrofoam I am using right now to insulation the frame? Do you see any problems with using it?
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:41 PM   #322
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This may sound dumb but then consider the source! Get a metal coffee can or suitable size can then get some 2 inch or 3 inch if you can find it styrofoam and cookie cut you some replacement circles then a sheet of 2 inch styrofoam 4X8 and cut to size glue construction grade and it's all good again.
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