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Old 08-25-2011, 09:13 AM   #141
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@ Chuck Tops link is correct. In fact Top is the one I ripped it from. I know it is a bit of over kill, but at this point? Come on!! Hope this weekend to finish the install of the C channel and rear hold down plates. More pics to come.
@Top You are also correct. Thanks for the tip on the paint BTW. Boy those axles were a biaaaach to remove! Heres a bit of the carnage....
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:53 AM   #142
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Two months for axles! Where did you get them?
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:05 PM   #143
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Ooh! I'm going to try to narrow the axle guessing game... the calipers look like single piston, so not Dexter....

I'm going to also guess that shipping was not from the west coast....
Do I win?

Great progress! Can't wait to see the frame standing up with the new axles and tires. Good looking rims too!
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:53 AM   #144
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@ Max I knew the axles were going to be back ordered, but that much time was a bit much. No big deal because I have to finish the insulation and belly pan.
@ Marc You are correct sir! They are 3500# Axis axles w/ 12"disk brakes. Now before I get comments form the peanut gallery, I have read the threads regarding Axle size. I made my decision based on where I will be towing, mostly mountain and wet roads. All of you that have towed in those conditions know what pulling that much trailer on those kind of roads. A bit over kill maybe, peace of mind defiantly.
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:08 AM   #145
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Nice going with the disc brakes! I know about wanting that backup... when I replace my Argosy axles, I will be going with disc.. after overheating my trailer and TV brakes (1 ton Dodge van) going down into Kelona BC, I didn't want to wash my pants again! (I think I almost puked after I got out of the van... 45 mph down the grade, pulsing the brakes, already in 2nd, and couldn't slow down for the SHARP 35 mph curve ahead... minimal brakes left. Didn't want to do THAT again!)

Which controller did you get? I can't wait to see the plumbing.. did you get a tubing bender and flare tool?

You know I'm jealous don't you! I want a welder.. some driveway space... new axles... sigh...

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Old 08-26-2011, 10:48 AM   #146
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Nice going with the disc brakes! I know about wanting that backup... when I replace my Argosy axles, I will be going with disc.. after overheating my trailer and TV brakes (1 ton Dodge van) going down into Kelona BC, I didn't want to wash my pants again! (I think I almost puked after I got out of the van... 45 mph down the grade, pulsing the brakes, already in 2nd, and couldn't slow down for the SHARP 35 mph curve ahead... minimal brakes left. Didn't want to do THAT again!)

Which controller did you get? I can't wait to see the plumbing.. did you get a tubing bender and flare tool?

You know I'm jealous don't you! I want a welder.. some driveway space... new axles... sigh...

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No doubt, scary ****! Thats the problem with magnets, heat makes them not so magnetic. With all that friction, well you can do the math. I have a Prodigy III Brake controller. I am going with the Titan brake actuator. I still have to figure out if I want to run the lines or pay someone.
I can wait to get her back together so I can have my driveway back!!
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:04 AM   #147
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Got some work done on the belly pan today, hope to have it finished by Tuesday. I started a thread under the belly pan section.
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Old 09-11-2011, 06:25 PM   #148
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Got 3/4 of the belly pan finished reinstalled the spare tire carrier and got one new axle in place today. Unfortunately I have to cut it short today because I have to attend an event
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:39 PM   #149
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Marzboy,
Been watching your build and its looking good. You'll be reinstalling walls & cabinets in no time. You mention you have re-installed your spare tire carrier. My trailer came without one but it's obvious it was intended to be mounted under the trailer, between the main frame rails at the very front of the trailer. I'm trying to find a picture of how its made and installed. If your trailer has a similar spare tire carrier installation, could you post a picture or two? thanks------
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Old 09-13-2011, 06:07 PM   #150
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Marzboy,
Been watching your build and its looking good. You'll be reinstalling walls & cabinets in no time. You mention you have re-installed your spare tire carrier. My trailer came without one but it's obvious it was intended to be mounted under the trailer, between the main frame rails at the very front of the trailer. I'm trying to find a picture of how its made and installed. If your trailer has a similar spare tire carrier installation, could you post a picture or two? thanks------
Hope this helps you.

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Old 09-13-2011, 10:21 PM   #151
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Marzboy,
Been watching your build and its looking good. You'll be reinstalling walls & cabinets in no time. You mention you have re-installed your spare tire carrier. My trailer came without one but it's obvious it was intended to be mounted under the trailer, between the main frame rails at the very front of the trailer. I'm trying to find a picture of how its made and installed. If your trailer has a similar spare tire carrier installation, could you post a picture or two? thanks------
The spare tire carrier Andy posted is the one that I got ( from Inland RV). Just reinstalled it yesterday after I got done with the front section of my belly pan.
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Got one axle up one more to go!! Not easy when you are workin alone....
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And heres the other axle
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:20 PM   #154
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Nice! So drill four holes and you're good to go? How'd you mark the holes? What kind of bit did you use?

Bet you're arms are sore... Great work!
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Nice! So drill four holes and you're good to go? How'd you mark the holes? What kind of bit did you use?

Bet you're arms are sore... Great work!
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Hey Marc I made a template out of luan for the bolt holes and marked them. I used one of the holes on the axles ( in the picture on the right) I used a 3/4 " bit with a 1/2" drive and my arms shoulders neck fore arms forehead toes wrist etc are very sore
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Reunited and it feels so good.....

Thanks to my friends Paul, Kenny P, Bryant, Aaron, and Pete we got the shell back on the frame. Its good to have friends!
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congrats

congratulations on landing the shell, i've been following your thread with interest, good work, can't wait to see it finished.
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Thanks to my friends Paul, Kenny P, Bryant, Aaron, and Pete we got the shell back on the frame. Its good to have friends!
Good work!! It must be great to have it all back together now. I was wondering if we are going to need another four people to help get our shell back on when we get to that point or can it be done with less? Any hints you have for us?
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Great job by a bunch of friends! Was it hard to land the shell square? So what's next?
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@mrgreen Thanks me too!
@Sandy It was more like an excuse to drink beer with my friends, but you will need a couple extra hands for a long trailer. You have a 31' correct? Just make sure to go slow and keep the frame level. I set it down a bit too hard and damaged the rear curb side pretty good so that was a $200 mistake
@Marc Yeah it was a big pain to land it square in fact it still needs to be nudged. I have to repair the rear curb side corner so bucking rivets will the next step. Wish me luck.....
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