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Old 10-16-2011, 08:35 PM   #161
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Marzboy What type of insulation did you use, and how was it installed . I have the floor and tanks installed insulation is next thanks St.Pierre
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:07 AM   #162
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@ StPierre I used Polyiso (at lowes called RMax) I glued two layers and taped them. Hope to get started on the buck riveting this weekend.
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Marzboy How did you hold the Rmax to the floor ? Thanks for the help
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:32 AM   #164
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@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.....
So when you said you put it down too hard and it got some damage, does that mean you dropped it or went too fast with the jacks letting it down? Husband says he wants to be the only person doing the lowering down because he is not wanting any disasters. That and most of the people we know are as old as we are or older so lots of lifting by human muscle alone are not options. We might have to borrow some of your friends....
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:22 PM   #165
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@ StPierre Sorry I used PL 200 construction adhesive. It is used to bond material to sub floor plywood.
@Sandy I would strongly suggest that your husband have at least a friend or two to help level and square the shell. I am haveing a few problems right now with the shell sitting slightly forward. The lifting is done with bottle jacks and floor jacks. The damage was from a slight mis calculation on my part. I had the floor channel slightly longer than the trailer. Unfortunately the rear channel was missing when I bought the trailer. So I didn't have great measurements to go by. Remember to measure everything!!!!!!!
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:52 AM   #166
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This is what happens when you dont square your shell on the frame. Kenny these pics are for you, hope to see you today for bucking rivets. Now off to Fastenal........
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Old 10-24-2011, 08:56 AM   #167
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Haha no but it got the shell where it needed to be. Drilled out new holes to get ready for bucking rivets. Hopefully more pics to come.
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Got a little more buck riveting done yesterday along with patching a few holes that the outriggers put thru the outer skin and damage from a rear street side blow out. Thanks to help from my friends Aron and Kenny P!
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:47 PM   #170
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Wow, ear, eye, and knee protection all in one shot.
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Wow, ear, eye, and knee protection all in one shot.
Yep, but I still manage to bang myself up pretty good! My accident protocol usually centers around Hydrogen Peroxide and Crazy glue.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:29 PM   #172
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Heres a couple more pics. The curb side is clecoed and ready to be buck riveted!
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Today I got the curbside wheel well molding done. I got aluminum "J"molding from VTS, defiantly not as easy as it looks...
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Thanks Kip received the rivets today. I love these forums!


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Today I got the curbside wheel well molding done. I got aluminum "J"molding from VTS, defiantly not as easy as it looks...
I've got that same molding and have been putting off the installation . . . any "helpful hints" you can share?

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I've got that same molding and have been putting off the installation . . . any "helpful hints" you can share?

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Its not that big of a deal. make sure to clamp the molding to the frame as you are working. I didnt at first and almost broke the piece I was bending. I made a few small cuts on one end and put a slight bend in it. Start attaching as you go, heat (doesnt take long) and carefully bend into place. I used a rubber mallot to gently tap into place remember the metal will be hot , so wear gloves. If you have a small scrap piece I would practice heating and bending til you feel comfortable. I got some med vice grips from Harbor Freight that worked well. Let me know how it goes!
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I just finished off the major work on my 1968 Globetrotter. I feel your pain. If you need any questions answered just give a shout out. I am up in Thousand Oaks, north of you. Did the undercarriage and repaired all the steel and POR'd . Good Luck!
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I just finished off the major work on my 1968 Globetrotter. I feel your pain. If you need any questions answered just give a shout out. I am up in Thousand Oaks, north of you. Did the undercarriage and repaired all the steel and POR'd . Good Luck!
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Thanks Randy I would love to check out your rig sometime. You are welcome to check my progress. What is your next project?
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Here are a few more pics of my wheel well rivets. I riveted the trim with my rivet squeezer.
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Here are a few more pics of my wheel well rivets. I riveted the trim with my rivet squeezer.
Hey Marzboy,
That looks really good-you have to be proud of what you have accomplished. I have not seen that type of tool before. We have a hand riveter and an pneumatic riveter. What does this one do that is different from the ones we have? I am glad you are making such good progress and are willing to share here.

We have so many things to purchase to get this up and running but would like to save extra work if we have the right tools and the knowledge on how to use them.
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