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Underbelly Revealed

Posted 09-08-2009 at 05:18 PM by Clyde-2

Yes, the 8-track is working ! Waylon & Willie are jamming in the Stream. Only took one piece of folded cardboard to get them in tune and up to correct speed !!

Got both axles off easily. However it's going to be a bit tricky getting them out from underneath the trailer without cutting them in half as I didn't take into account the drum height when jacking up the trailer.

Pulled the main belly pan piece off to reveal the rats had been living comfortably for many years.

After inspecting the remainder of the belly I found it to be in quite good condition except for some minor rust here and there that POR-15 will take care of.

Found what I assume to be an inspectors number behind one of the front interior panels.

Fortunately Batman was on site to take care of any major problems (i.e. empty beer).

Front floor piece was only flooring I had to replace. Before and after shots of frame. POR-15 applied.
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Total Comments 3


  1. Old Comment
    Minno's Avatar
    Your underbelly skin lying there looks EXACTLY like ours when we pulled them out last weekend! Right down to the insulation laying on top! Fun job, isn't it!
    BTW, batman looks good!

    Posted 09-09-2009 at 07:47 PM by Minno Minno is offline
  2. Old Comment
    Clyde-2's Avatar
    Did yours smell as bad as mine did ? Previous owner said there was always a smell at the rear of the trailer and thought it was the black tank. Turns out it was from years and years of mice living under there. I'm replacing all of my belly metal. Yes, it's fun !!
    Posted 09-10-2009 at 07:07 AM by Clyde-2 Clyde-2 is offline
  3. Old Comment
    We're just about to remove the single axle on our 64 Globe Trotter and I'd like to remove the under belly too. My concern is puting it back on. What type of rivet tool and what type of rivets are you using? BTW I removed the drum and backing plates to lighten up the axle. Maybe if you did that it would slide right out without lifting it more than it is. Thanks for any info.
    Posted 09-21-2009 at 07:59 PM by

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