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Aerowood 04-07-2008 08:41 AM

5052-H34 is a good option fairly stiff but still malable, it does not crack easily. Primary alloying element is Magnessium

Aerowood 04-08-2008 03:54 PM

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another busy day. I took the double pane wing window apart and cleaned up the outer pane and checked it to size with my single pane. It's the same size but 1/16 thicker. In the process of removing the Plexiglas from my window I broke the plexi in many pieces, I'm committed now. I could not use the gray gasket due to the increased thickness of the new glass. I next straightened my frame up and cleaned it up. I put soap on the new glass and it slipped right into the frame. Tomorrow I will inject sealant between the glass and aluminum.

While I was at it I went done to our local aluminum and bought 3 sheets of .040 5052-H34 to use as the main belly pan which I will cut on the shear at work tomorrow. I then rough cut the small section of pan out of pieces I had left. I have to get the belly pan, brake wires and window installed this weekend if I have any chance of taking the GT to the FCU restoration rally.

Zeppelinium 04-08-2008 09:32 PM

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...In the process of removing the Plexiglas from my window I broke the plexi in many pieces, ...

I then rough cut the small section of pan out of pieces I had left. I have to get the belly pan, brake wires and window installed this weekend if I have any chance of taking the GT to the FCU restoration rally.

I saw the pieces before I read your text--heart attack!

Hey, in your fourth photo, what are those pointy pieces?

Man, 0.040 for belly pan! Are you expecting to run across in IED or something? :p

Zep

Aerowood 04-10-2008 07:55 AM

The pointy pieces are the belly pans that attach to the bannana wrap and then inboard to the frame.

I went with .040 because he gave me a very good price on it. $45 a sheet, and I like the added rigidity with a negligable weight increase.

Aerowood 04-10-2008 06:36 PM

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window sealed

Zeppelinium 04-10-2008 08:40 PM

Kip, this will provide a great comparison of window sealing methods at the 4CU rally! Looks really pro.

Zep

Aerowood 04-13-2008 06:55 PM

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I got most of the forward belly skin installed this weekend. I also shot on the new GLASS street side wing window. I'm running out of time

Jim & Susan 04-13-2008 07:55 PM

Looks like the "Full Monte" crowd is "full steam ahead" mode rigth now with the warmer weather. Keep after it, you'll make that dealine. Great looking work, btw.

Jim

fotochop 04-13-2008 08:37 PM

go for it, dude. an .040 bellypan would be considered a 'six-pack' in kidspeak these days...or a skid plate! nice work on the window...we're rooting for you to make the resto-rally... wish I could join in just to meet a few of the gurus...

Aerowood 04-14-2008 07:23 AM

I'm going to have to start going over there after work (it's at my dad's about 10 miles away) to get it ready. Tonight I am going to run the brake wires and temporary tail light wiring. I have my wife looking for new tires today. I still haven't hooked up my new P3 brake controller yet either.

Aerowood 04-22-2008 08:57 PM

Well I've made it, My GT is now at my house on its wheels, Belly pan installed and I just finished the brakes and did a test run. ready to take the aluminum tent down to FCU restoration rally. First trip, first rally.

Zeppelinium 04-23-2008 08:02 AM

Way to go! I took the Sovereign out for a test yesterday and besides 3 life-threatening stupid trailer towing errors, I also had 5 water leaks (none of them PEX related)--madly scrambling to fix them today...

See you Friday in the land of chili

Zep

urbanfood 04-23-2008 08:40 AM

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Well I've made it, My GT is now at my house on its wheels, Belly pan installed and I just finished the brakes and did a test run. ready to take the aluminum tent down to FCU restoration rally. First trip, first rally.

great job kip! the rally sounds like it'll be a lot of fun. enjoy the tent :)

Aerowood 04-29-2008 09:17 AM

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I had a wonderful time at the FCU Restoration rally and meet a lot of nice people. I had such a good time that I forgot to take the camera out of the truck. I had absolutely no problems with either the truck or the Globetrotter, as there was nothing in the GT to go wrong. I did take a picture in a New Mexico rest stop on the way down and another at down town Fort Union.

Aerowood 05-18-2008 10:32 AM

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I haven't been to busy on the GT since the rally. I did (Friday) measure up the old axle and drove north to our Dexter dealer and ordered a new axle, it should be in on the 29th of this month. I also went to our local SOB dealer and had a nice chat with the parts person there about door latches. I have the high dollar KT latch on my entry door and refuse to pay the price for either the rebuild kit or new latch with known problems. The counter person brought out every latch they had in stock and let me measure them. I finally found one that would work with the stock striker pocket and bought it for 41 dollars. It even has a deadbolt that will also work with the stock sticker. I will be posting on the installation when I reskin the door. I have the new skins cut and I just need to get caught up with the Honey Do's before I can get started.

TTFN
Kip

Jim & Susan 05-18-2008 09:47 PM

I suspect a $41 solution to the hideously overpriced OEM door locks will win you many friends 'round these forums. Please, post soon!

Jim

Aerowood 05-29-2008 10:41 AM

I just took a call from Redneck Trailer suppy informing me that my new Dexter Axle is ready for pickup. Yippy Ki-yah you know what I will be doing this weekend. It won't be putting in a new axle as I promised my wife that I would help with her garage sale, bummer.

Kip

utee94 05-29-2008 10:42 AM

Is your Airstream in your driveway? If so, you can do BOTH! :D

Aerowood 05-29-2008 10:45 AM

Oh yah,:blink: I can take that suggestion to the bank

utee94 05-29-2008 10:49 AM

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Oh yah,:blink: I can take that suggestion to the bank

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