Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby aggie79 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:16 am

:applause: :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:16 pm

Before I glued and installed my spars. I drilled holes for the wiring and test fit them.

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Then I finished with the spars

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On the first cuts for the supports in between the spars I would go up there, measure, come back down cut the plywood. For the second one I decided to clamp the piece of plywood on the outside of the teardrop then make my marks where to cut. That way there was no measuring and I could take the piece of plywood down and make all my cuts at one time.

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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:29 pm

I also started on my tongue box.

I cut it out and placed it on the teardrop to see what it looked like. I didn't like the radius of it.
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I went back with a 5 gallon bucket to make this radius. You can see how much it takes off the previous radius
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I cut out the lid
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and started building the stick frame for the tongue box
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I cleaned up my hatch pieces as well.

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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:21 pm

Started building the tongue box. Decided to fiberglass the bottom and sides before I put it together.

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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:27 pm

Finally getting started back on the teardrop.

Got the interior cabinet doors hardware completed. Stained the doors but still need to put a finishing coat on them.

I went with push/turn to open knobs
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GM ... UTF8&psc=1

Soft close hinges
https://www.rokhardware.com/105-degree- ... hinge.html


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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby Dirtclod » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:33 am

Very NICE work :thumbsup:
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:18 pm

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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:19 pm

Dirtclod wrote:Very NICE work :thumbsup:


Thanks Dirtclod!
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby tony.latham » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:27 pm

Sweeeeet build. :thumbsup:

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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:36 pm

tony.latham wrote:Sweeeeet build. :thumbsup:

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Thanks Tony!

I started on it a little over a year ago now. Took a few breaks on it due to traveling and training. Getting to the point of excited/ready to get it done though
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby ELM » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:28 pm

Looking great and very nice work your doing there. :applause: Looks like you will be done for camp season in 2018.
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:52 pm

ELM wrote:Looking great and very nice work your doing there. :applause: Looks like you will be done for camp season in 2018.


Thanks ELM! I should be able to make spring season :thumbsup:
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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:01 pm

Been working on my interior under cabinet slide drawer. I have seen people use it for a laptop, sit drinks on ect.. I thought that was a good idea.

I took a 1/4 dado bit and ran that down the length of a 8 foot piece of maple style. That gave me a slot to put my birch 1/4 plywood top piece. It took almost the entire 8 foot piece to make the slide so I just cut it all at once so the lines would match up. Still need to stain and install it.

Then I can start back on my tongue box next.

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Re: Off Road Grumman 2 (5x5x10) Build

Postby DWT77 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:44 pm

I got my slide drawer sanded, stained, and installed.

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