Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-11-2019, 07:51 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
1959 28' Ambassador
Summerville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 53
building fiberglass tanks

I'm contemplating laying up a mold and building my own fiberglass black tank for a center bath conversion on a '59 ambassador.

First question: is this stupid?

Second question: has anyone here done it?

Fair warning, all answers will lead to infinitely more questions.

James
__________________

jmonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2019, 08:09 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Minno's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,496
My hubby used ABS plastic to build our black and grey tanks. It's in our "Little Girl Refurb" thread in the "70's section. We've used them now for 7 years with no issues.

Kay
__________________

Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 12:00 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
1959 28' Ambassador
Summerville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 53
Kay,

Thanks for the reply. I've done the smallest bit of homework and am already swaying toward ABS. I couldn't find your thread but will continue looking. I haven't tried just searching for the title in the 'search' bar.

What was the thickness of the plastic your husband used and how did he form/construct it.

I've heard a little about cutting pieces and solvent welding which sounds feasible, but if thermoforming is a diy possibility that's what would work best.

James
jmonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 12:05 PM   #4
Site Team
 
Janet H's Avatar

 
1964 26' Overlander
1964 19' Globetrotter
OlyPen , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 12,796
Images: 90
You can have ABS custom made to your specs or you might try (as I did) going through Vintage Trailer supply. Again, outlets can be ordered to meet your needs: https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com...anks-s/218.htm
__________________
1964 Overlander | '08 Touareg V6
Current Project: 1964 Globetrotter

.
Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

AirForums Custom Search
Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2019, 12:20 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
1959 28' Ambassador
Summerville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 53
Kay,

Found the thread. Holy moly what page is the waste tank on.
jmonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-2019, 09:05 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Minno's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,496
Starts at post#168, bottom of page 12 on our computer (not sure if pages correspond all the time amongst computers).
Yes, we have a looong thread! Chris wrote most of it, with me chiming in once in a while. He was the mastermind, I was the grunt. It took us 4 summers to get her road worthy and another couple years to "finish", if that can ever be said about a vintage trailer.

Kay
__________________

Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Considering new Fiberglass Propane Tanks KrisE MN LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 17 10-26-2016 09:15 PM
'Convert' from 30# tanks to 40# tanks HeavyAssault LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 19 11-28-2013 11:42 AM
Does old fiberglass insulation equal new fiberglass insulation? Petethefeet General Interior Topics 7 11-14-2010 12:16 PM
Fiberglass LP tanks sumsmug LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 0 10-29-2009 05:15 PM
LP Gas Tanks: Replacing 20# with 30# tanks? Pete Vermont LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 28 01-30-2008 08:34 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.