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Old 09-02-2014, 11:38 AM   #183
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Thanks for the help everyone! I will be starting my own thread if not today it will be up tomorrow. Just need a few more pictures. I'll worn you all now, so no one freaks out, I have 5 severely damaged banana skins on the rear that will be replaced. The frame is not damaged.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:50 PM   #184
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Some pictures please?
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:36 AM   #185
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Make sure to post the link to your thread here JHawk.

So I took the axle off and cleaned up the frame a tiny bit more. If anyone is near Los Angeles and wants a junky rusted axle, please let me know ASAP.

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Old 09-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #186
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I think your going to have a brand new trailer when your done with this project. It might be too nice to take out to the desert! LOL
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Old 09-03-2014, 02:24 PM   #187
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I think you're right


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Old 09-16-2014, 03:48 AM   #188
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Okay fellas,
FINALLY finished scraping the rust off. Sorry this is taking so long and I can offer the following excuses:
-It is way too hot to work on this thing before 5pm
-One of my pups had a baseball sized tumor on his spleen, got it removed and he has a new lease on life!!! (Please feel your dog's stomachs for hard spots, if they have one, it is worth taking them to the vet)
-And finally, grinding off rust IS NO FUN!

Before I do any welding, I decided to just go ahead and paint the thing. There are parts I will be boxing in, and I want them painted on the inside while I can still access it. It is pretty easy to grind to bare metal for the welds using an angle grinder once it is painted.

So I'm going to go through the entire POR15 product line from the de- greaser all the way to the UV safe top coat. But first things first, going to remove the paint that I didn't already grind off.




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Old 09-16-2014, 06:01 AM   #189
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Glad your doggie is recovering.

I didn't use the "sterling silver" POR 15 top coat product on my frame as it is where "the sun don't shine." I did use it on the bumper and rear frame members as well as the A-frame and steps. I think getting the old paint off is good as I found POR 15 didn't adhere all that well to painted the surfaces.

How do you type in such good posts on your i-phone? You must have magic thumbs?

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Old 09-16-2014, 10:37 PM   #190
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Haha, I definitely have to proof read!

I know it isn't going to look stock, but I have decided to use black on the exposed parts of the frame.

Thanks for the tip on the painted surfaces, I will make sure I'm more thorough than I originally planned with the paint removal.

Didn't get to the paint removal tonight because I wanted to do a test area, and I finally removed the LP tanks and brackets, and then got very anal with grinding the frame down where the weld leftovers were. Had to refrain from doing too good of a job (which would result in holes in the frame.) So it isn't perfect. Oh well. Bondo.
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Old 09-17-2014, 10:08 AM   #191
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I took my shower pan, bathroom sink and cupboard out this past weekend, but hoping to stop with those and a new toilet. Can't wait until you begin rebuilding that space. I am painting and replacing flooring, moving the bed, but hoping that will be all. Limited mouse turds so far, but two live mice. Get ting some Irish Spring soap shavings in there for storage time, when I'm not in there on a daily basis.
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Old 09-17-2014, 12:12 PM   #192
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Mwernke,
Do yourself a favor and don't even look at things unless you are prepared to enter my nightmare. For example, don't look inside the walls unless you are prepared to gut everything to get rid of all the rat nests. If you don't see it, you can pretend that it doesn't exist and rest easy if you are like me, once you know it is there for a fact, it will torment you until you fix it.


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Old 09-18-2014, 12:24 PM   #193
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On a positive note, I stripped the interior of my trailer to a bare shell and there were no mouse nests in the walls.

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Old 09-20-2014, 05:06 PM   #194
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Me and my neighbor spent a couple hours today bending the frame. No more tweaks! Next, we weld, then I'll do the POR15.

The chemical I was using to remove the paint did not work so well, so I'm going to do a test to see is the POR15 will stick before I go through any more trouble.

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Old 09-20-2014, 05:37 PM   #195
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Looking good nice work Marco!


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Old 09-20-2014, 08:04 PM   #196
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Thanks! I had no idea prepping the frame was so involved. But the piece of mind I'll have is priceless.


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