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Old 06-06-2011, 07:07 PM   #161
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You're quitting until Christmas?
Ya' know...that's probably right! For 4 or 5 days now, it's topped 100 degrees so a 65 degree day WOULD be Christmas!

Tonight's shirt soaking resulted in a blank for the curb side forward banana wrap...
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:13 PM   #162
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It's wrap rap....

Kind of a twisted tune...

This one didn't turn out too bad once I got enough taper in the foam insulation. The next ones will be easier and should look a little better...the learning curve is not too bad...

The blue strap is holding stuff in place for a test fit.
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Old 06-08-2011, 06:26 PM   #163
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Nice work Vernon! The belly is going to look wonderful.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:15 PM   #164
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The little thunderstorm today did one thing...jacked up the humidity to the max...
In spite of it, I did make a small amount of progress...
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:35 PM   #165
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That looks great!
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:15 PM   #166
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Today, I was Maucho Man...I awoke with the mission of getting the entire belly pan installed...

Dang thats a bunch of rivets...

Well except for the front wrap, I did get everything to the rear of the wheelwells...

My blisters hurt...

Maucho Man turned wimp about 3:00 pm...
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:30 PM   #167
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Rear Banana wrap 1 is in place...the fronts are easier...

If I can get the last corner on, build the nose wraps and the tank cover...time to flip it and get back under the shell.
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:40 PM   #168
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A banana a day keeps the Doctor away...all 4 corners are now wrapped

Getting closer, I'll bend the tank cover tomorrow...Still a few rivets to go, the front wrap needs fitting...
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Looks great Vernon! Can't wait to see the top side!
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:45 PM   #170
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Looks great Vernon! Can't wait to see the top side!
No more than I!!!

I did get the front wrap installed....

Now for the trunk...
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Old 06-25-2011, 02:30 PM   #171
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I completed the back of the belly pan this morning...then in nothing flat had the frame/floor/bellypan flipped over and back on an axle...(with the help of my neighbor)

A full month since I turned it over...

Kind of a let down now...

All of the work is hidden...
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Old 06-25-2011, 04:54 PM   #172
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Ok...what's missing in the 1st photo?

Gettin close....
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Splash down...

Shell up...(thats the stressful part)

Squeeze the floor between the blocks...without denting the new wraps...

The drop it onto the floor...2" at a time...it's been 6 months or so since Dolly was in the driveway...
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Way to go Vernon. At the rate you're working she'll be all done in a few more weeks.
That's a good looking shell so you only need to do the inside now, well maybe a little bit of polishing as well. LOL.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:43 AM   #175
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Everything seems good on the surface...but behind the scenes...

Since none of the 4 corners were original and/or intact and I had to recreate the rear curved C channels, I'm not 100% sure my floor is, um, shaped right....so...

Here is the plan...

1) drop down the 4 banana wraps (in the photos you can see I never bent them over the C channels, in fact the corner C channels are not even mounted)

2) set down the shell and wiggle it around untill the wheel wells line up with the original rivet holes.

3) Use wood screws to locate the corner C channels onto the plywood.

4) Lift the shell a few inches and thru bolt the corner C channels in place, adjusting the shape of the floor if needed.

5) Install the banana wraps and bend them onto the channels.

6) lower the shell into place

Anything I'm overlooking?
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Sounds like a good plan to me. I was able to reuse my c-channels (actually j-channels) but the floor was extremely rotted out, especially around the tub, so I made a template. It wasn't exact, but with enough banging by a rubber mallet, and my boots, everything finally snugged together.
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:17 PM   #177
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8:00 pm and it's still to hot/humid to work outside...

I've had enough...
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Old 06-27-2011, 07:20 PM   #178
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Sounds like a good plan to me. I was able to reuse my c-channels (actually j-channels) but the floor was extremely rotted out, especially around the tub, so I made a template. It wasn't exact, but with enough banging by a rubber mallet, and my boots, everything finally snugged together.
"J" channels, huh? mine are "U" channels...both upward legs being the same length...Is yours an Ohio trailer?

I was able to use pull straps to get the front and rear in the proper place...gotta get some 1" wood screws to attach the front channel...then onto the rear!
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Awesome work!! I love watching you turn that frame over and over. all that work you didn't have to do in the dirt. amazing!
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Yes, mine is Ohio-built.

And I, too, greatly envy the rotisserie capability. That is awesome.

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