the jelly belly build

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Postby Alan Wood » Fri May 22, 2009 12:32 am

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Alan Wood wrote:Redneck awnings 101 sounds like a usefull course for us. :thinking:
Could be, we will see.

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Man you and your dificult build quests.... Gotta build a standy one of these days. Maybe take Scotts weekender design and add a pop top. :thinking:
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Postby Miriam C. » Fri May 22, 2009 10:25 am

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Postby del » Fri May 22, 2009 7:20 pm

Class is now starrting, here is what I am taking to class.
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The proooffeserr loooks scarryy..

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Postby del » Fri May 22, 2009 9:37 pm

That professor was mean, I tttthink that ruler left peermenate marks on thhe back of my hannnds :lol:

One more thinng I brrought to class.
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Total cost;
canvas tarp; $10 blue box store (pppaiit deppt)
tent stakkes ; $3 wally world
cooord 50' ; 2 wally world
tennt pole; 2@ 7 wally world
someone to sew it up; ppriicelesss


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Postby del » Fri May 22, 2009 10:13 pm

steps
1. trim to width, and hem edge
1.5. hide professors ruler
2. trim to desired length, hem (I think I went too short at 5')

3. sew patch of scrap over where tent poles go
4.sew button holes in for tent pole ends
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alt for 3 & 4 install tarp savor grommets

5. hem top (part that goes in track) with cord sewn in middle with cord sticking out both ends by 3 or 4 inches
6. sew loop in ends of cord
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Need to water proof it, thinking of ttye ddye fiirst. Hope this gives somebody an idea, or at least a chuckle.

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Postby High Desert » Fri May 22, 2009 10:31 pm

that's a great addition del. The professor was on his game I'd say :thumbsup:
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Postby Miriam C. » Fri May 22, 2009 10:46 pm

:applause: :applause: :thumbsup: Great idea. Now can I please get a picture of the bracket on top. :twisted:
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Postby del » Fri May 22, 2009 10:54 pm

Miriam C. wrote::applause: :applause: :thumbsup: Great idea. Now can I please get a picture of the bracket on top. :twisted:
This one??
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I got it used, buut iit can be purchased new. Some dealers will nott ssell aa sshorrt piece.
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Postby Alan Wood » Fri May 22, 2009 11:35 pm

That was a very worthwhile class indeed. Thank you for sharing your notes. :thumbsup:
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Postby del » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:03 am

Well it is time to start figuring out how in the world to mount this new axle.
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Put the axle in front of current axle.
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Yes I centered it, and it is wider than the old axle
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Now for the puzzle, the outside of the brackets for axle is 53", and the outside of the frame rails are 40". Can I press the spindles out, with the rubber bits and move the the brackets? Ideas welcome. I leave you with a pic of the original mounting brackets on the pop up frame.
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Postby angib » Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:23 pm

The rubber got in there by being frozen in liquid nitrogen, so you won't be able to cool the axle enough to get the rubber and spindles out.

You could cut the middle 13" out of the axle tube and then carefully weld and reinforce the centre joint, taking care not to 'cook' the rubber with the welding heat.

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Postby Rigsby » Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:10 pm

You should have no problems cuttinng out the middle of the axle tube, as the rubber only goes in about 18". I had to do this when i narrowed mine
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Postby Jst83 » Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:26 pm

Ok I not any help on the axle but I got a question on the awnings class.
Where did you get the track to slide the awning into?
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Postby del » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:20 pm

angib wrote:The rubber got in there by being frozen in liquid nitrogen, so you won't be able to cool the axle enough to get the rubber and spindles out.

You could cut the middle 13" out of the axle tube and then carefully weld and reinforce the centre joint, taking care not to 'cook' the rubber with the welding heat.

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With my new wheels, the wider is the only way I can go, and not put in wheel wells.
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Tyre size 450/18's. The wheels are still in Kansas.

I am thinking (I thought of this at 3am last night) if I build sort of a box, that bolts to the frame on the inside, and the fender at the top (hey the fender will let my fat self stand on it without moving). Thoughts, concerns.

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Postby del » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:27 pm

Jst83 wrote:Ok I not any help on the axle but I got a question on the awnings class.
Where did you get the track to slide the awning into?
I got that used from my uncle. When I priced it last winter (from Tom's rv near Tampa) it was $3 a foot, but here is the kicker I would have to buy the entire 20' stick. Call around, it is an awning track thingamabob.

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