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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-15-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 88,872
Posted By mrgreen
leds

Hey Marzboy good to see you're still chomping away at it, i used 24 volt led strip lighting which are like daylight when you turn them on!! if you're interested i could find out the name for you but...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-06-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,405
Posted By mrgreen
good job, that's looking great, and pretty quick...

good job, that's looking great, and pretty quick as well!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-20-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By mrgreen
I would certainly get these made up my self...

I would certainly get these made up my self rather than buying them as they are little work and cost bugger all to make, i had my metal bent and then just cut the rounding with an angle grinder, end...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-20-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
Help

right third go at posting this so it's gotta work!!

got my lighting i finished today, it's 24v Led strip, i have 7 metres which only runs 140 watts of power which is great for this fitout as i'm...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 88,872
Posted By mrgreen
I should have done alot of panel replacement on...

I should have done alot of panel replacement on mine but i am not patient enough and i would have had to replace just about the whole front end!, good Joob Javier
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-17-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
thanks for the vote of confidence!! i am a diy'er...

thanks for the vote of confidence!! i am a diy'er myself with the luxury of being able to use a workshop and have on hand a man with 30 years experience building/fitting cabinets in vans and doing...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-16-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
So i made my door and test fitted before i seal...

So i made my door and test fitted before i seal up the back end and fit for good

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made myself a new box to hold the gas bottles

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done loads which i haven't...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 08-16-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,199
Posted By mrgreen
sika is a great product use it over here as well

sika is a great product use it over here as well
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-29-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,141
Posted By mrgreen
leaving it on is a good idea in my opinion then...

leaving it on is a good idea in my opinion then you can go piece by piece later.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-10-2013, 05:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
yes that's the only path,the cross section is 8x1...

yes that's the only path,the cross section is 8x1 inch then the vent duct which sits on top is 2x4 inches, i haven't put any drains into it but it is galvanised so it may sweat but shouldn't rust,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-07-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
it's been a busy week at work so i haven't had...

it's been a busy week at work so i haven't had much time to get to the airstream but did manage to make up my air channel for the air con, man these curves are a pain to replicate!190368

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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-07-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,405
Posted By mrgreen
your frame doesn't look too bad, a few patches...

your frame doesn't look too bad, a few patches and a couple of outriggers and por15, i don't know if you have access to something like this...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-02-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By mrgreen
I also made my own otriggers out of flat plate ...

I also made my own otriggers out of flat plate bent over at the top and then the rounding cut out with an angle grinder, a metal working shop should fold the metal for you cheaply, if you need to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-30-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,109
Posted By mrgreen
I can't imagine why you would por15 a galvanized...

I can't imagine why you would por15 a galvanized frame, talk about overkill
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-27-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By mrgreen
i would say if you weld in a new piece of steel...

i would say if you weld in a new piece of steel you can say job done as it will last as long as the trailer, what is really important is fix that darn leak!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-26-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By mrgreen
i don't have a 67 but if my 69 is anything to go...

i don't have a 67 but if my 69 is anything to go by i geuss it's because airstream has the banana wrap riding on top of the body here (overlapping instead of underlapping) if i was doing a quick fix...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-26-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,199
Posted By mrgreen
ah i see, very dangerous place (bad design) you...

ah i see, very dangerous place (bad design) you really want to seal that up nice and tight.
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-25-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,199
Posted By mrgreen
can't really see from the photos what you mean...

can't really see from the photos what you mean but i would seal and rivet it back, you could always go up a rivet size or use olympics.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-25-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
So i've started by doing the outside of the...

So i've started by doing the outside of the window frame, the rounding for the outside frame was okay i did that with a shrinker (2mm aluminium) but then it came to doing the 30mm piping for the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-22-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,405
Posted By mrgreen
going well, how bad is the frame? if i were to do...

going well, how bad is the frame? if i were to do it again and had a half decent frame i would true it all up and then weld a few gussets in around theaxle area as mine had twisted in this area, the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-22-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By mrgreen
Welding is not that hard, I learnt the basics in...

Welding is not that hard, I learnt the basics in 15mins which is all you would need to replace the outriggers, the biggest problem you would have is a mig welder is quite expensive hust to do this...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-20-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,800
Posted By mrgreen
I geuss bolt-ons are o.k if it's not too many,...

I geuss bolt-ons are o.k if it's not too many, but on the other side of that is you will be wekening your frame by drilling through it, personally i'd try and find a friend with a welder. sorry i...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-20-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,341
Posted By mrgreen
use your old floor as a template and it too...

use your old floor as a template and it too rotted make a template with the shell sitting flat on the ground, i made the mistake of making this whilst on jacks and it was not right!, my other...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-20-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
overdue update

188745many may think i have given up but i'm still going at it and today i had a milestone so i thought i better share. Since the last time i've wired the running lights, wired inside (16amp)...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-13-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
pt2

wasn't quite finished with my post!

then i made up the middle piece to replace the bent and rusty one

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and welded it to the ends of the revived curved pieces!
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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-13-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
update

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It's been quite a while but have got a few things done since my last post (everything takse so long!)got all the windows back in that are going back in with new D seals and cleaned up...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-13-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
In europe anything over six metres needs orange...

In europe anything over six metres needs orange side markers, max three metres from the tow hitch max one metre from the rear bumper and in between must be no more than three metres apart so I need...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-13-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
I'll ask for a name for you but it's probably...

I'll ask for a name for you but it's probably european, I have loads of trouble over here trying to source materials which are talked about on this site, my Trimark lock i had sent from the U.S, i...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-12-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
DG; yes the ply is used on the flat beds of...

DG; yes the ply is used on the flat beds of Trucks and is water resistant, one side is covered with plastic and the other has a grippy surface (not good for kneeling on!) it's about 8 ply and I used...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-10-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
an update

well it's been a while to say the least! but i'm still plodding away at this elephant, over the summer I welded a new frame up and covered it with ply wood designed for trucks which is water...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-09-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 88,872
Posted By mrgreen
Sorry to hear about the door, i am re skinning...

Sorry to hear about the door, i am re skinning mine at the moment it looks as though the top curve has been welded onto mine unless that's standard?, I got the aluminium strips welded across it to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-29-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 88,872
Posted By mrgreen
wow looking good, i will post pics of mine but...

wow looking good, i will post pics of mine but not really much to see outside of the frame!!, i'm replacing my skin due to corrossion in the bottonm half and a new trimark door latch going in, so far...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-21-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 88,872
Posted By mrgreen
great job on the door, this is the next part of...

great job on the door, this is the next part of my project, i'm going to follow Kips lead fairly closely although my door pins are o'k with very little play (one thing on this trailer that's not...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 08-15-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,535
Posted By mrgreen
Pawel, respect, that looks fantastic, I bet you...

Pawel, respect, that looks fantastic, I bet you are pleased with the results, and i bet you are glad to be finished!! well done
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-02-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,271
Posted By mrgreen
belt line which rivets?

Hi, I am in the middle of a i can't believe how much work this is situation!! (shell off new frame!) and would like to know on the 69 tradewind the belt line and the trim which goes over the wheel...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-13-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,535
Posted By mrgreen
Looking really good Pawel! how is the insulation...

Looking really good Pawel! how is the insulation holding up with the hot weather we've been having, was Baufol enough or should i be looking at putting something else on top of that as well?, Ill...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-06-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By mrgreen
I am having the same dillemma at the moment and...

I am having the same dillemma at the moment and have decided onzinc coated nuts and bolts with stainless washers? will have to be better than just steel right?
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-02-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,956
Posted By mrgreen
when i lifted mine i left the c channel on the...

when i lifted mine i left the c channel on the body and cut the floor out inside to have easier access to the bolts but drilling the rivets would also be easy in my opinion as there are not so many...
Forum: Steps 06-27-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,411
Posted By mrgreen
step pics

Hi i'm about to put the shell back on a new frame that i've built and since it's been 6 months since i took it all apart i can't remember quite how the steps sat in line with the body (69 tradewind)...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-26-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,749
Posted By mrgreen
c channel is the easiest but heaviest option and...

c channel is the easiest but heaviest option and i'm not sure haw you'd go about painting that , boxing in is definately the lightest way to go but a little more work for sure, i would go for boxing...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-24-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,749
Posted By mrgreen
my frame on my 69 was in really bad shape, the...

my frame on my 69 was in really bad shape, the backend was a write off up to the second to last outrigger, from 16 outriggers 12 were rusted out, the front under the rails was gone and the cross...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-18-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 88,872
Posted By mrgreen
looking good, when you insulated i take it you...

looking good, when you insulated i take it you didn't go over the ribs?
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 06-17-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,535
Posted By mrgreen
wow pawel that looks great!! have you got it on...

wow pawel that looks great!! have you got it on Eu plates yet? wish mine was at that stage.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,283
Posted By mrgreen
from what i'm seeing it's all surface which por...

from what i'm seeing it's all surface which por 15 loves! but pic 3 is a bit more oh no! i would grind that back to see the damage as that's rusting inside out but if all is good por it all!! as for...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-06-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 30,044
Posted By mrgreen
wow that'S looking great love the rounded wheel...

wow that'S looking great love the rounded wheel tubs as opossed to the squarish ones, have you got anymore info on the tank levels and do you know if there are any you can run off mains supply as...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-06-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
wheel tubs

Today got my wheel tubs made up and did a few small bits like re-making the piece the galvanisers lost and drilling and bolting on the clamp for the jockey wheel, if i get a good go at it on Friday I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-05-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,549
Posted By mrgreen
galvanised

So i got my frame back from galvanisation, unfortunately they lost a small piece which goes over the coupling which i will have to re-make, oh well, so the grand total for my frame came to 770 with...
Forum: Wheel Wells 05-27-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,083
Posted By mrgreen
good point and would not be a bad thing with the...

good point and would not be a bad thing with the thin galv you are probably using, i hiope you've sealed the seams as well !!!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-27-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,472
Posted By mrgreen
i have to ask about the Turkey in your photo,...

i have to ask about the Turkey in your photo, friend or food!!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-27-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,472
Posted By mrgreen
have you inspected the frame yet? what caused the...

have you inspected the frame yet? what caused the door break bad frame or bad axles? my frame was really bad (just finished building a new one) but luckily my door frame stayed intact i am interested...
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