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Old 08-04-2011, 10:24 AM   #121
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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.
My 67 had the sheets joined by a sheet that was glued and screwed from below. The frame was designed to accommodate the extra thickness at those joints.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:48 AM   #122
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My 67 had the sheets joined by a sheet that was glued and screwed from below. The frame was designed to accommodate the extra thickness at those joints.
Well I stand corrected! Thanks Hoot. Guess I need to tear apart more trailers. In due time.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:17 AM   #123
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My 67 had the sheets joined by a sheet that was glued and screwed from below. The frame was designed to accommodate the extra thickness at those joints.
Mine is too, I just used the biscuits for extra stability.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:22 AM   #124
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What do you mean by "pitching?". Is it being tilted over to one side? Are the bolts tighter on one side vs the other due to the pitch defect?
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:25 PM   #125
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marzboy,

I recieved my bal jacks, which came with no instructions, I'm not that smart, so did you just drill holes and mash the bolts in, or weld them to the frame? Seems like bolting them thru the belly pan would be the better way to go. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 08-05-2011, 09:29 PM   #126
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Nevermind, I can see in your latest pictures you just drilled a hole and ratcheted the bolts in. They looked like they could thread themselves in there.
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What do you mean by "pitching?". Is it being tilted over to one side? Are the bolts tighter on one side vs the other due to the pitch defect?
It is actually about 1/2" to the street side off center behind the rear tire. I think I know what it is though. Just means more work!!
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Nevermind, I can see in your latest pictures you just drilled a hole and ratcheted the bolts in. They looked like they could thread themselves in there.
Its pretty straight forward. Just make sure not to drill the holes too big or the threads wont tap snug. I actually snapped a couple bolts because they were too tight. You will love them!!
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Its pretty straight forward. Just make sure not to drill the holes too big or the threads wont tap snug. I actually snapped a couple bolts because they were too tight. You will love them!!
I got one on last night. They are amazing! 3 more to go today. I think I will back the bolts out today that I put on last night and use some locktight just as a little extra grab.
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I got one on last night. They are amazing! 3 more to go today. I think I will back the bolts out today that I put on last night and use some locktight just as a little extra grab.
Glad to hear! I have to remove them to re skin my belly pan so I just have them on dry fit.
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:39 AM   #131
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I got one on last night. They are amazing! 3 more to go today. I think I will back the bolts out today that I put on last night and use some locktight just as a little extra grab.
Matt,

Did you buy yours at Inland also? I'm considering getting some too.
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I did get them there. I think it's the best price. Shipping was 50.00ish.

I'm really impressed with them. One of the best things I've gotten so far.
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Here are a couple more shots of my subfloor with the elevator bolts covered and subfloor insulation.
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Ahhh! The floor laid is a floor played! Nice. Keep it up! You'll be done in no time!
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Ahhh! The floor laid is a floor played! Nice. Keep it up! You'll be done in no time!
Thanks Top! I am anxious to get to the rest of it this weekend!
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Got a bit more insulation done yesterday, mind numbing tedious labor. Hope to have the rest of it done today along with bolting down the U channel. Oh and I got my new tires in anticipation of getting my axles in a week!! Here are a couple pics complete with obligatory beer shot.
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Got my axles today, finally! Took over two month but I finally got em. Removed the old axles, pretty hard core. I must have used every cutting tool I own. The bolts were pretty much frozen so I just cut em! I also cleaned up corrosion coated primed and painted the "c" channel. Lots of busy work my garage is filling up with parts just need a little more time to put the beast together!
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Nice axles. You went with the super HD discs I see. Nice paint work on the C/U/J channel. It'll last about another 50 years or so.
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what did you use to prime/paint the u-channels?
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what did you use to prime/paint the u-channels?
I believe he is using this stuff from SkyGeek.com
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