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Old 05-31-2011, 08:59 AM   #101
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Just a little odds and end welding left to do. Here is a shot of the steps I repaired and the black tank bottom cover. Going to make a Fastenal run this morning to get the rest of the screws and washers for the channel install. I ordered Por15 Hard Nose 2 part paint should be here tomorrow. Hope to have the rest of the welding and painting done this weekend!!
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:04 AM   #102
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Wow, big improvement on the step! When you get the Por 15 and the hard nose on there that frame will last for at least 50 more years! Nice work
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:08 PM   #103
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Thanks Top, I hope to get this phase behind me soon. I welded the bottom cover plate for the grey tank today. All I have left to weld is the step plate cover.
The big jobs are pretty easy the little stuff drives me crazy!!
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:32 AM   #104
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Well got all the odds and ends welding knocked out and got prepped for paint. But as luck would have it I got rained out!!
Oh well hope tomorrow the weather will be more cooperative. But got my Por 15 hardnose top coat and Prodex. The Prodex is on sale buy one get one free Insulation for Less : Prodex : Reflective Insulation : Pole Barn Insulation : Metal Building Insulation : Bubble Insulation
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Old 06-07-2011, 05:42 AM   #105
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Jav,
You are a brave man to be welding in shorts! The bumper storage compartment looks very nice. The expanded metal in the bottom is the way to go.
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:20 AM   #106
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You are a brave man to be welding in shorts! The bumper storage compartment looks very nice. The expanded metal in the bottom is the way to go.
Haha! I know! Weld in shorts and cover up for paint? WTF!? The expanded metal idea I got from Kenny P's trunk set up. Since it is will just be for sewer hose it is a great solution. Hope to get some better shots of the trunk, tank set up and stairs soon.
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Old 06-07-2011, 11:56 PM   #107
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Painted!!

Got two coats of por15 on all the little shizzle. Also got the trunk area step and tank cover plates coated and ready for Hardnose. I am also going to Hardnose the tongue. Hmmm.... did that sound dirty?
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:07 AM   #108
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Its the little things....

Well I have been busy with all the stuff that makes you crazy and keeps me up at night. Lets see I got all the rest of the bumper/trunk, step, step area, tank cover and tongue painted with Hardnose. Cut and welded step area, outriggers (step area) and boxed areas of the frame with smaller C channel I had custom fabricated. And the balance jacks....those $%@&&** balance jacks! Did I say how much I hate laying on my back and drilling metal? Done!! Enough said.
ps thats my cat Cookie Puss on the prowl
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Old 07-26-2011, 11:49 PM   #109
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After about a month off the trailer, I'm back to it. Kinda a slow start back because of work and life stuff. Got the spare tire carrier in (that was a bitch). Got the rest of the C channel fabricated, pre cut insulation and aluminum plate for the step area and spare tire area, and dry fit the new sub floor. Hopefully I will be able to insulate the sub floor and drill and screw down the c channel and sub floor.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:40 AM   #110
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What size bal jacks did you use? I need to order some for my own upside down drilling amusement.
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Lookin' good Jav. Nice to see you back at it.
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What material / gauge are you making your c channel from ?

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@ DDSTEC these are the jacks I got, they are pretty sweet http://www.inlandrv.com/catalog/prod...roducts_id=755
@ Top thanks I have to ease into it. I am waiting on a friend to help me attach the subfloor. I was thinking about useing my biscut joiner to seem the subfloor togeather what do you think?
@ Darkspeed I am useing 3003 H14 .032 for the channel. Its what was used originally. Also thats what was available, but I would have used 5052. hope it will be good for another 45-50 yrs or so.
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Really? I thought it was 0.0625 from the factory on the channel??
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:17 AM   #115
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After about a month off the trailer, I'm back to it. Kinda a slow start back because of work and life stuff. Got the spare tire carrier in (that was a bitch). Got the rest of the C channel fabricated, pre cut insulation and aluminum plate for the step area and spare tire area, and dry fit the new sub floor. Hopefully I will be able to insulate the sub floor and drill and screw down the c channel and sub floor.
You have been busy and it looks great. We are watching your progress in hopes we might be able to copy some of your ideas. What is the expanded metal part that is mentioned? Is that where you make the back bumper storage bigger than it was originally or am I imagining that part?
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:21 PM   #116
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Use it!

You know, the biscuit joiner is something I didn't use in the rear half of Abby but I definitely will for the front half. I would have done it if I had the tool. I looked at it and chose not to buy it at the time. It is even a better idea to use it in 50s and 60s trailers because where the sheets butt up to each other isn't supported with a piece of plywood glued to the joining sheets from underneath like the 69 and up trailers. Now with a 62GT in my back yard, I'm kinda kicking myself for not buying it.
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@ Darkspeed thats what the 65's had. I have been haveing crazy thoughts about redoing the channel in 5052 .06251 Crap! Now you got me thinkin.....
@ND10CentCan The expanded metal idea was ripped from my friend kenny. Since I am useing the trunk as hose storage I think the expanded metal will drain easier. More drain less stench! I will post more pics when Im done with the trunk.
@ Top Im gonna do it!!
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Depending on your rib size 1 5/8?
I found a source for 1 3/4 x 1/16 channel. There is a link in my shell off thread
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Depending on your rib size 1 5/8?
I found a source for 1 3/4 x 1/16 channel. There is a link in my shell off thread
Thanks I ll check it
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Started bolting the sub floor to the frame. I am useing elevator bolts from VTS, has anyone noticed a randomness in the threading? Seems that some bolts are getting jacked by the nuts?! This part is not as easy as I thought. I seem to also be pitching a bit to the street side. Anyone else with this issue, any suggestions? Oh and I used biscuits pretty cool and easy to use.
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