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Postby aggie79 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:07 am

2bits wrote:Those brackets look good, I like how you doubled the angle by bolting them together.


+1 on your bracket design. :thumbsup:

I may borrow that detail for a small fold-up utility trailer of my mine that has floppy fenders.
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Postby Sparksalot » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:15 pm

aggie79 wrote:
2bits wrote:Those brackets look good, I like how you doubled the angle by bolting them together.


+1 on your bracket design. :thumbsup:

I may borrow that detail for a small fold-up utility trailer of my mine that has floppy fenders.


I did swipe the frame attachment using the spring bolts from CDFNCHICO.
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Postby newbuilder » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:15 am

Wow... just wow. Great looking, learned alot. Thanks for your input.
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Postby cdfnchico » Tue Jan 19, 2010 1:40 am

Sparksalot wrote:I did swipe the frame attachment using the spring bolts from CDFNCHICO.


Your build has always inspired us...glad we could share some!! Tho I should upgrade my signature to reflect the fact that we now have fenders!!
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Postby Sparksalot » Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:12 pm

cdfnchico wrote: Tho I should upgrade my signature to reflect the fact that we now have fenders!!


Heck, keep 'em wondering how you "got away" with no fenders.
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Postby 2bits » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:34 am

Fenders? We don't need no stinkin' fenders!

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I really do WANT fenders tho haha
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Postby Sparksalot » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:16 pm

newbuilder wrote:Wow... just wow. Great looking, learned alot. Thanks for your input.
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Glad to help. I sure learned a lot reading other build threads before diving in.
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Postby Sparksalot » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:18 pm

LOL. Don't let planovet see you drive through Irving. 8)

Those are killer tail lights btw.

2bits wrote:Fenders? We don't need no stinkin' fenders!

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I really do WANT fenders tho haha
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Postby 2bits » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:31 am

Didn't some come (or were built) without fenders originally? I guess Mr. Vet would say "Tell it to the judge" :lol:
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Postby planovet » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:18 am

2bits wrote:Didn't some come (or were built) without fenders originally? I guess Mr. Vet would say "Tell it to the judge"


I would let you off with a warning, especially since you are a member of the forum. :lol: The DPS might not be so accommodating...:roll:

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Postby 2bits » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:06 pm

planovet wrote:I would let you off with a warning, especially since you are a member of the forum. :lol: The DPS might not be so accommodating...:roll:



Haha an Irving cop letting me off with a warning? That would be a first! Haveta catch me first! My teardrop goes lightspeed! :R
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 09, 2010 4:40 pm

An air conditioner and a tale of two doors

OR - Monty, I'd like Door #2


A had a donor candidate knocking around the house.

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I also had a lot of scrap wood left from the building. I even had a second set of door hinges at the ready.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 09, 2010 4:45 pm

Laying it out.

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Before you even ask, of course Gravity Clamps were used.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 09, 2010 4:54 pm

True to her name, the Princess Helper helps out.

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We did take a few breaks in the action.

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Not to be left out of the fray, Creepy Cat supervises.

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Why, yes that is a water heater box in the background. Where do you think I got the scrap of pipe insulation for the edge of the door?

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Doorpipe insulation in use.

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Inspiration: http://tnttt.com/Design_Library/Trailer%20for%20Two.htm

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun May 09, 2010 5:04 pm

I didn't have any door size pieces of red oak left. I did have pieces of BC plywood. BC is not very pretty. Baltic Birch is. I had several door size pieces. You see where this is going.

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Wedged in. I've had these door shims for years, and used them repeatedly for a number of things. This is the first time they've been used on a door.

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Just hangin' around.

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