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Old 11-04-2011, 05:13 PM   #441
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Ok, I've been silent on this thread. At first, I thought it was a joke. Second, I thought...OK, he's giving it the college try. Now, I'm like "Holy crap, Batman!"
College try my shiny metal butt... hehe.. I get underestimated often...
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:17 PM   #444
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I'm going to need the Robot brain to pull off the upcoming seven segment banana wraps
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:31 PM   #447
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do you have a buck rivet slave??????
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:05 PM   #448
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do you have a buck rivet slave??????
No.. I do all that I can reach then scotch tape in the ones I can't. Then when someone can help for a moment I run the rest in.
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:00 PM   #449
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Had to add a plate to connect the rear skin to the edge of the rear cargo. The rear cargo will have a hinged lid.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:46 AM   #450
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The plate you added: did you use a break to make that angle, and did you have to do anytning extra to form the curve against the c-channel (?) -- and how many false assumptions am I making?

Thanks for posting such detailed photos. It's an amazing project!
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:50 AM   #451
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May i trouble you for some interior shots of those last 5 or 6 exterior shots?
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The plate you added: did you use a break to make that angle, and did you have to do anytning extra to form the curve against the c-channel (?) -- and how many false assumptions am I making?

Thanks for posting such detailed photos. It's an amazing project!
Sure no problem...

I took a 1/16 x 1" aluminum "L" and clamped it along the flat area then slightly heated it with a torch as i bent is around the curved area.

I then used this as a template to cut out a strip of .032 sheet.

Placed new strip on top of L and buck riveted together.

Riveted this in place then tied the outer sheet to it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:11 AM   #454
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Have you stuck with the schematics you posted om7/18/11, the aluminum L 1.75", between the outriggers? Is that what you have glued and clamped to the square stringers/frame at 12" above the floor? Are you having to TIG weld that aluminum frame, or are you using fasteners and braces?

Are you accepting applications for interns? I would love to see this project while all the structural bits are still visible.
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:20 PM   #456
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Oops, no, those clamps are at the floor level. So, the denser angle aluminum is your metallurgically inspired transition between the steel frame (your upper extended frame) and the aluminum skins? The barrier against electrolysis is the paint? Aren't the rivets going to touch bare steel anyway, and conduct/corrode? (those noble metals...)

I used stainless where I had to have bolts, washers, and nuts for fasteners, and my new black tank enclosure is stainless, etc, because the corrosion of baser steel, or not as "noble" steel is evident in many locations. I hardly know what I am talking about, just wondering about how you decided on these metal issues.

On my 68, the floor is edged, at least as far as I have found, in a C channel on the back end (this was oxidized aluminum powder in some places), and C channel was tied to the frame below, and above the C channel, a U channel is tied to the floor/C channel/inner skin/ribs/outer skin.

Rebuilding the rotted out rear bath is as far as I have gotten in THREE YEARS! Yes, I flamed -- MYSELF! I almost gave up last year, but I'm committed.

Anyway, enough about me. Will your floor be anchored to frame, skins, ribs? Or ... How are you planning to install the floor?

I need a drawing program that will allow use of a stylus with this iPad, so I can draw stuff and annotate pics. I am going to school on a few threads as I make my own efforts in reinforcing and repurposing my Trade Wind.

I got a million questions, but I will try not to be a pest. Looking forward to the next episode!
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The clamps are holding a board to keep everything level while I was mounting everything.

I am using stainless fasteners where steel meets aluminum and both surfaces are painted first and put together wet with trempro.

In my frame design the floor is not a structural component of the shell / frame so it can be installed at any time. I am planning to only floor the areas that will be walked on. All other areas will be open to the frame for access and storage.
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The clamps are holding a board to keep everything level while I was mounting everything.

I am using stainless fasteners where steel meets aluminum and both surfaces are painted first and put together wet with trempro.

In my frame design the floor is not a structural component of the shell / frame so it can be installed at any time. I am planning to only floor the areas that will be walked on. All other areas will be open to the frame for access and storage.
Ok, I see now. Very nice.
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This is how I did the front...
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Screwed around with the compound curve in front.. Think Iv got it matched
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