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Old 06-22-2021, 08:31 PM   #1
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Getting started with our 66 Tradewind

After a bit of a stall since we purchased this thing, about three years, we are finally getting things moving. We will be doing a shell off with a new frame, tanks, well pretty much everything but the shell skins and windows.
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Old 06-22-2021, 08:35 PM   #2
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Good deal. Glad to hear it. Eager to follow your progress. Post pictures as you go along and keep us up to date. Good luck and have fun.
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Old 06-22-2021, 08:39 PM   #3
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A few interior pics, one with my wife who is a big help.
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Old 06-22-2021, 10:53 PM   #4
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Look forward to following your progress. Lived in Olathe in the 70's. Not a quiet little town any more.
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Old 06-23-2021, 06:21 PM   #5
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Not so quiet

No it isn't all though, coming from Southern Ca. it's still pretty quiet for me. As luck would have it, I live next door to Attomic 13 and his 68 tradewind so I have a great example to learn from.
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Old 06-23-2021, 06:25 PM   #6
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Bubba

Nice work on both your trailers. Followed along on your 55. Just wondering if you ever figured out your tail wag? Love your mini split install and am hoping to do something like that on mine.
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Old 06-23-2021, 06:35 PM   #7
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Harold

Glad I went back and looked at your build. You had a lot of good ideas going there. Funny how you read so many that you forget half the things you looked at. I was just talking to Atomic 13 about that rotisserie you built yesterday. I was remembering it as a converted engine lift but now I can see what you actually did. Starting to think about the gantries at this point.
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Old 06-23-2021, 07:44 PM   #8
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Nice work on both your trailers. Followed along on your 55. Just wondering if you ever figured out your tail wag? Love your mini split install and am hoping to do something like that on mine.
Thanks. If you live next door to Brian, he can help. Take care and glad you’re making progress.
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Old 06-25-2021, 08:41 PM   #9
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66 Tradewinds are the best. Looks like a great shell on yours. I am looking forward to following your work. Brian is a good guy to have as a neighbor.

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Old 06-26-2021, 07:05 AM   #10
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What a great project! It will be a huge advantage having someone close by to call on if for knowledge and support. We look forward to following your progress.

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Old 06-27-2021, 09:10 PM   #11
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Thanks Dan and Tim,
looking forward to getting this thing moving along. I need to grade out a spot on my Son's lawn to put down some gravel so I can have a little better place to work. Then I can get that shell off and get started. He has a big back yard just waiting for a metal building. For now, gravel.
What this thing does have is all the windows.
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Old 07-04-2021, 05:22 AM   #12
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Dent repair

One of the things I need to repair on this trailer is the street side rear curved end panel. I was able to get the major dent out with an English wheel but the roofing tar they used was showing through as I ran it through the wheel.

After reading on one of the forums how to remove the tar I was able clean things up and possibly have another go at it. My cheap harbor freight wheel only came with one lower anvil wheel that has too large a radius to actually do much of a repair job so I ordered the wheel set from Northern tool to hopefully achieve a bit better result. Long term I plan on making a new panel but not sure I can actually get that done on the cheap harbor freight wheel that I currently have.
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