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Postby vairman » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:49 pm

Made some more progress today, got my wood for my pattern put together and after making some dimension marks I used some plastic lattus strips to lay out my pattern. after making some adjustment I used black spray paint to mark my lines. Now all I have left to do is break out the jigsaw and cut it out...
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Postby Woodyperk6 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:54 am

That looks Super! :D :thumbsup:
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Postby eamarquardt » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:04 am

And I thought my frame was strong.

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I think you beat me!

I like the shape of your tear. I think I'll try and get closer to your shape. I'm gonna keep the vertical front to maximize interior floor space but I like tucking in the rear end a bit. Here's my current mock up:

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Where the two horizontal blue tape stripes end will be the cabin's rear bulkhead with about a 14 inch storage space with a door on each side. I'll have a 20 gallon water tank , the battery, and room for chairs and other stuff so I don't have to store/carry stuff in the cabin when traveling. The galley will have a small r/v range/oven and a 3 way reefer (on hand) installed.

What is "lattice strip" and where did you get it. I used sched 125 pvc pipe but I like your technique for marking the curve with spray paint.

Looking good.

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Re: Strong Frame

Postby vairman » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:15 pm

eamarquardt wrote:And I thought my frame was strong.

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I think you beat me!

I like the shape of your tear. I think I'll try and get closer to your shape. I'm gonna keep the vertical front to maximize interior floor space but I like tucking in the rear end a bit. Here's my current mock up:

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Where the two horizontal blue tape stripes end will be the cabin's rear bulkhead with about a 14 inch storage space with a door on each side. I'll have a 20 gallon water tank , the battery, and room for chairs and other stuff so I don't have to store/carry stuff in the cabin when traveling. The galley will have a small r/v range/oven and a 3 way reefer (on hand) installed.

What is "lattice strip" and where did you get it. I used sched 125 pvc pipe but I like your technique for marking the curve with spray paint.

Looking good.

Cheers,

Gus


Hi Gus, the plastic Lattice strip I got from Home depot in the molding section it's about $3 for an 8' strip and it is very flexable. I just stapled it to some wooden blocks and then screw it down to the pattern and made adjustment till I got what I wanted...

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Postby vairman » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:09 pm

Got a little more done today, I cut out my template and installed jacks to the frame...
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Postby aggie79 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:39 am

Greg,

I really like this design! I too used a plastic lattice strip (one with the light color fake wood grain) to lay out the curves, but I had trouble tracing the curves because the strip flexed too much. I ended up having to stick on some inner blocks with double-sided tape to hold the strip in place. Your method of using the spray paint is a great idea. Thank you for posting the pics.

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Postby vairman » Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:32 pm

Well after a slight pause in the building of the Super tear i have gotten some more done, I now have the drop floor operational...

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Postby starleen2 » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:26 pm

I know you probably thought of this - but I have to ask - where is the safety margin in case a cable fails when towing? It sure would be a great sparkler if that should happen at highway speed - you may want to add some safety pins when in the Up position :thinking:
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Postby Miriam C. » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:55 am

:applause: :applause: :thumbsup: Watching this one. Love the raise/lower floor. Do you have an idea of what a frame like this would cost?
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Postby Shadow Catcher » Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:56 pm

Got an idea of the weight so far? Looks interesting.
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Postby vairman » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:17 pm

starleen2 wrote:I know you probably thought of this - but I have to ask - where is the safety margin in case a cable fails when towing? It sure would be a great sparkler if that should happen at highway speed - you may want to add some safety pins when in the Up position :thinking:


Well lets see 3000lb cable cap. I think that there is a bit of safety margin, but then again the floor lowered still has about 5" of ground clearence...

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Postby vairman » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:18 pm

Miriam C. wrote::applause: :applause: :thumbsup: Watching this one. Love the raise/lower floor. Do you have an idea of what a frame like this would cost?



Bout $1000, not to cheap..
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Postby vairman » Sun Feb 28, 2010 8:19 pm

Shadow Catcher wrote:Got an idea of the weight so far? Looks interesting.


Not yet, but I'm shooting for 1500 to 1800lbs when finished
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Postby spinnernut » Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:49 pm

you shure are taking a long time look at the weeds growing under the trailer do ya have a weedeater :twisted:
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Postby vairman » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:07 pm

Ok I got some more done on the tear today, got the floor installed... And Danny, I did get a weed eater after those weeds :)

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