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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-12-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
I will be able to remove the floor indefinitely...

I will be able to remove the floor indefinitely as well. Currently going to use a synthetic layer between the perimeter frame and the channel. I will
Leave a small gap for any condensation to drain...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-03-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Slow progress 318794

Slow progress 318794
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-26-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Means a lot. Thanks

Means a lot. Thanks
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-22-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Not sure why the pictures posted twice? Here are...

Not sure why the pictures posted twice? Here are a couple more299604299605
Hopefully this will be a bay over the axles will be for batteries. In the previous pics you can see the perimeter frame...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-22-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Been slow posting but, the frame fab is done and...

Been slow posting but, the frame fab is done and has been home for most of the summer. I have been SLOWLY chipping away at all the details before closing up the bellypan and reuniting the body...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-11-2017, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,669
Posted By Bullit
NVA/DC Craigslist? Looked like it was in good...

NVA/DC Craigslist? Looked like it was in good shape.
Forum: Commercial Listings 03-08-2017, 11:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,154
Posted By Bullit
Just visited the website and it Seems Frank's...

Just visited the website and it Seems Frank's Trailer Works has CLOSED. Sad... I for one appreciated Franks opinion and experience. You will be missed
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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-10-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
271390271391 Just an updated frame pick.

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Just an updated frame pick.
Forum: Boondocking 08-31-2016, 08:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,400
Posted By Bullit
Thought I would include this offering from Uinta...

Thought I would include this offering from Uinta brewing in Salt Lake. I think they might be like minded individuals...270438
Forum: Boondocking 08-31-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,400
Posted By Bullit
Ray, thanks for this thread. I am currently...

Ray, thanks for this thread. I am currently working a full Monty on a 71 Caravel with a specific intent to boondock. I will be revisiting this thread for all the good information. Currently have a...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-21-2016, 06:02 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,777
Posted By Bullit
Tony, are there pics of your trunk extension and...

Tony, are there pics of your trunk extension and black tank line and valve configuration? Your wood working skills are amazing and the grain and color of that wood beautiful. Thanks for all the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-16-2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,528
Posted By Bullit
Hey Mark, Welcome to the site. I am not sure...

Hey Mark,
Welcome to the site. I am not sure how much help I could be, but I am in The Manassas area and have been working on a "Full Monte" resto-mod of a 71 Caravel. My best advice is Try to stay...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-15-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 42,190
Posted By Bullit
Keith, I "Hope" you don't mind me stealing some...

Keith,
I "Hope" you don't mind me stealing some of your ideas. Everything looks great, even the countertop looks like a great start. It really will look even better with inlays.
Things take time...
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-09-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
This is the "Stuff" I used on the wraps ...

This is the "Stuff" I used on the wraps
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Thanks again Aerowood (I think that's the way it's spelled).
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-09-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
The frame is off to the welder for almost...

The frame is off to the welder for almost complete re-fabrication; went with a much taller frame for many reasons (see my replacement frame post)

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My welder is great, and he...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-09-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Well it's been a while since I posted but the...

Well it's been a while since I posted but the frame building is underway
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The photo is little misleading, looks way bigger than it is. I went with 8 inch Channel similar to the original only...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Thanks for all the posts. I am pretty good on a...

Thanks for all the posts. I am pretty good on a plan for this thing. I am liking the plate, saves me from figuring out how to bend angle or C/U Chanel. Not sure abut the additional band on the plate....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-21-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
So I am leaning toward the following: 8 inch...

So I am leaning toward the following:

8 inch Structural C for the main rails, with 5 similar sized I beam cross members (poss a C in the front and rear?) Originally there were 6, but I would need...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,777
Posted By Bullit
Incredible work! That wood and what you have done...

Incredible work! That wood and what you have done with it is amazing. The behind the scenes woodworking plumbing and duct work is very helpful and inspirational. Thank You!


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Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-17-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,021
Posted By Bullit
Not sure if this will help, Go power solar makes...

Not sure if this will help, Go power solar makes a cable entry plate that allows you to go through the shell.


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Forum: Commercial Listings 11-16-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,154
Posted By Bullit
Way to hang in there Frank. Baltimore is not far...

Way to hang in there Frank. Baltimore is not far from my home base so, again please count me in. Hopefully it won't be cost prohibitive though I know you need to make a living and should be paid for...
Forum: 1969-1971 Caravel 11-15-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By Bullit
Where it started in...

Where it started in PA252160252161252162252163252164252165252166


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Forum: 1969-1971 Caravel 11-15-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By Bullit
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Forum: 1969-1971 Caravel 11-15-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By Bullit
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Forum: 1969-1971 Caravel 11-15-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By Bullit
71 Caravel in VA pics

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Forum: General Interior Topics 11-15-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
Well the beat goes on. The floor has been...

Well the beat goes on. The floor has been removed, the frame flipped and belly pan removed and the flipped again. Next step is solidifying the plan for the frame and off to the trailer frame builder....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-15-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Thanks Perry, I am a relative novice at all this...

Thanks Perry, I am a relative novice at all this and am definitely standing on the shoulders of Giants who have tons of previous knowledge, skills and most of all experience. I am absolutely going to...
Forum: Commercial Listings 11-14-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,840
Posted By Bullit
Is there any chance that for $600 dollars you...

Is there any chance that for $600 dollars you could possibly get a better than 70s quality lock?


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Forum: Commercial Listings 11-14-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,154
Posted By Bullit
Count me in. Just popped the top off of my 71...

Count me in. Just popped the top off of my 71 caravel and flipped the gram tonight. Will be starting the rebuild soon and would really appreciate the information and experience. As said by others an...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-12-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
I think more out riggers has been discussed at...

I think more out riggers has been discussed at length and adding them is sort of a forgone conclusion. Channel or angle would be easy on the sides, it's the ends that bother me. In such a short...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-12-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Would it be possible to cut a plate that would...

Would it be possible to cut a plate that would match the circumference of the trailer (matching the C channel) and weld that to the top of the out riggers? How thick would it have to be in order to...
Forum: 1980 Caravelle 11-11-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,844
Posted By Bullit
Dennis, How did the rebuild turn out. I am...

Dennis,
How did the rebuild turn out. I am thinking of having a frame built for my 71 Caravel and was wondering how your frame worked out.


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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-11-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Perry, what was the end verdict and result of...

Perry, what was the end verdict and result of your frame discussion?


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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-11-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Just read perryg114's thread from 2013. There was...

Just read perryg114's thread from 2013. There was talk of using angle iron as a perimeter frame. Also saw tubular material bolted to the out riggers in an unrelated blog about frames. How difficult...
Forum: General Interior Topics 11-09-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
Albert, There are lots of resources on this...

Albert,
There are lots of resources on this forum for doing a floor replacement without taking the shell off. If the floor is not rotted, why take it off?


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Forum: General Interior Topics 11-09-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
Possibly, I have been working on the trailer and...

Possibly, I have been working on the trailer and need to get some things done before it gets to cold


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Forum: General Interior Topics 11-05-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
Found the first picture I posted 251677 ...

Found the first picture I posted
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Forum: General Interior Topics 11-05-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
May have over done the smaller rotisserie gantry ...

May have over done the smaller rotisserie gantry
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Forum: General Interior Topics 11-04-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
Worked on a smaller gantry for the rotisserie....

Worked on a smaller gantry for the rotisserie. You don't realize how handy it would be to flip the frame until your underneath it. Nuf sed


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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-03-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Purple stuff just flew out the top of my head....

Purple stuff just flew out the top of my head. So, the perimeter frame would sit on top of the out riggers? More information will be required. I have read about more out riggers in order to bolster...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-03-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
I would be doing a taller frame in order to...

I would be doing a taller frame in order to extend my boondocking time. Extra strength would be a positive by product. As I said I am not worried about the esthetics. Function would be far better...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-03-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 42,190
Posted By Bullit
Super cool door. " Hope" you don't mind if I...

Super cool door. " Hope" you don't mind if I steal that idea someday?
My 71 Caravel full Monty continues to progress. Work just keeps interrupting.



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Forum: General Interior Topics 11-03-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
The progress continues 251598 Special thanks...

The progress continues
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Special thanks goes out to whoever came up with this methods for hole sawing around the elevator bolts. 251599
If there is any doubt about Colin Hyde's explanation of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-03-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
I would not be overly concerned with the look of...

I would not be overly concerned with the look of the lower wraps. They would connect in the same area and the frame would just hang down the additional 3-5 inches. I have read people's posts about...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-02-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,751
Posted By Bullit
Replacement frame

I am going to have a new frame built and was considering replacing the 5 inch, 12 gauge C channel with something like an 8-10 inch, 10 gauge. This would give me more room for tanks and added...
Forum: General Interior Topics 11-01-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
Well, I thought removing the interior was...

Well, I thought removing the interior was rough... Getting the C channel and "A single" floor section off was as bad. That being said, the C Chanel is in pretty good shape which is a good thing...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-31-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By Bullit
Double exterior skin???

Aerowood , I have read your posts and re-read many of them. You continue to be a major source of inspiration. The body came off today and I am beginning striping and assessing the frame.
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Forum: General Interior Topics 10-31-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,308
Posted By Bullit
Popped. 251446251447 Body us all strapped down....

Popped. 251446251447
Body us all strapped down. Now back to the mouse works and insulation. Should be another long day tomorrow


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Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-28-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By Bullit
I would like to replace the lower panel??? May...

I would like to replace the lower panel??? May have to leave them all in place if it's going to be major Pain. The quality of work leaving Ohio in 1971 is astounding. The c channel below this panel...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-28-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,399
Posted By Bullit
Would like to replace lower skin. It appears to...

Would like to replace lower skin. It appears to not have a significant arch and not too difficult to replace. Would wait till the frame has been replace.
How is your trailer going?


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