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Old 11-22-2007, 09:11 PM   #21
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I recall seeing a member's photo gallery and he had done something quite similar. A true aluminum tent. How are you going to use it?

At minimum you'll need a diesel to tow it!
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:17 AM   #22
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I recall seeing a member's photo gallery and he had done something quite similar. A true aluminum tent. How are you going to use it?

At minimum you'll need a diesel to tow it!
Bob,

This is only if he wants to drive in the UK at 80 MPH.

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Old 11-26-2007, 08:10 AM   #23
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Patches

I removed the rear window to make room for the door, the tail-lights too, then filled in the various holes and dents with patches. I think there will be 14 in all. I am recycling the metal panels I took off the outside for the new parts.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:34 AM   #24
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This looks like a really fun project. Nice work

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Old 11-30-2007, 08:16 PM   #25
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Almost all the patches

All except the patches covering where the tail-lights used to be. They will be in the doors instead.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:17 PM   #26
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Center section

The center section is rivetted in place, there are some stronger rain caps for the windows too.
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:08 AM   #27
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Carlos, I don't know if I think your a genius or insane... I am continuously impressed with the way you think totally outside the box. This is a cool project and I hope Rob has convinced you to attend one the WDCU rallies with your movie mobile. The WDCU usually strings up a bed sheet to show movies at their rallies, but this Movie pod would be one step further. In April we will be having the Cherry Blossom Festival Rally just outside Washington DC. Maybe you could attend. If you are not a WBCCI member, well I am sure an exception could be made. If the few rule book quoters object, well, I'll pay you dues.
Are you going to only use film, or will you also use a video projector? Maybe Colin has another trailer that you could cut length wise to open up into a screen.
Keep up the good work. I truly hope we will be able to meet soon.
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Old 12-01-2007, 08:49 AM   #28
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Awesome! I REALLY like the round patches. Those look great when polished up... Time to sit back and watch with jealous envy!



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Old 12-01-2007, 02:44 PM   #29
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Smile What have you done!

Carlos,
What have you done to my trailer! Just kidding.
You are quite the artist. If Orange County Choppers can get a tv show, you deserve a major motion picture.
Congrats!
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:46 PM   #30
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What have you done to my trailer! Just kidding.
You are quite the artist. If Orange County Choppers can get a tv show, you deserve a major motion picture.
Congrats!
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Hey! is that MY 65 on YOUR profile?

Thanks, I'm hoping Gabriel Garcia Bernal will play me in the film. Opposite would either be Kate Winslet or Catherine Keener. Michel Gondry can direct. Let's get moving on this.

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Old 12-04-2007, 11:57 PM   #31
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Running Gear

I ordered a Dexter torflex #9 2000lb axle, 10 degree down angle, electric brakes, 75 inches hub to hub, 58 inches bracket to bracket, brackets mounted in reverse. This might not mean anything to you unless you have replaced an axle or two...

I took the top off again, now that it is all together, then I made an axle mounting plate from 3/16" plate steel, welded, drilled, and mounted the axle, ordered "smoothie" tires from summit racing (about 50$ each) and a couple tires locally, carlisle trailer.

It's a lot easier to do this work without the top on.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:01 AM   #32
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wheel wells

I put 14" wheels on instead of the 15" that were on the larger trailer. The original wheel wells had been cut at some point so I fabricated new ones with some extra aluminum. They are made from three pieces, the sides are cut to make tabs, they are folded over the top, then rivetted in place. There will be a bead of sealand in the corners, then spray-on undercoating.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:03 AM   #33
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The long tube through the center is to hold long rods that I use for projecting films. It is 2" pvc, rubber stoppers will block the ends.
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Old 12-05-2007, 12:05 AM   #34
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I put the floor back on and used elevator bolts to secure it. A trick for doing elevator bolts by yourself is to use a screwdriver to pry down on the bolt while you are tightening below the trailer. Without this trick the bolt will sometimes spin.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:21 AM   #35
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The viewpod is coming along nicely. I keep up with this post and look forward to your posting of future progress.
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Old 12-05-2007, 04:55 PM   #36
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The thought & execution going into this project is excellent! Carlos, I can tell you've got experience.
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I recall seeing a member's photo gallery and he had done something quite similar. A true aluminum tent. How are you going to use it?
I found it -- http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...2520&catid=500. Note the comments at the bottom about mention on Rich Luhr's blog.
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Old 12-05-2007, 08:39 PM   #37
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The thought & execution going into this project is excellent! Carlos, I can tell you've got experience.I found it -- http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...2520&catid=500. Note the comments at the bottom about mention on Rich Luhr's blog.
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Old 12-05-2007, 11:41 PM   #38
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Wow, that is nice. People keep asking me if I will tow my two in a train... this is really good, a motorhome towing the baby...
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:36 PM   #39
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Insulation

I couldn't get the spray foam guy on the day I needed, so I used polyisocyanurate board, 3 inches, it should be close to r 20 according to the markings on the board. I sealed everything in with aluminum tape. the corners are a little tough to insulate since the belly slopes there, I just put in what I could. There is generally some sort of cabinet or bench in these spots anyway, trapped air beneath.
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Old 12-07-2007, 04:40 PM   #40
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Belly pan

I am using 3003 h14 .025 for the belly pan, it's soft and lightweight and is very easy to install. I also have the luxury of an overhead crane so I can flip the frame over to work right-side up. Last time I used .032 and was on my back... It's much easier the second time. I didn't really have patterns since the old frame was a different size, but it's pretty easy to cut the aluminum close to shape, then install it with clecos and cut it down the rest of the way.
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