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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:33 pm

Atomic77 wrote:Thanks. It just seemed thicker than that in the pictures for some reason. Great build! :thumbsup:


Well it turns out it is thicker.... :oops: I actually measured it because I have been having so many problems trying to bend it. I got the stuff over a year ago and forgot what I had gotten. I went to Lowes to see what they have and they have some stuff that they call .50 mm or something like that (about 3/16th) but Im going to wait till tomorrow and go to a specialty wood store and see if I can find something closer to 1/8th.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby Atomic77 » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:36 pm

I wondered! What I'm using is the 3/16 material... sends to bend fine. Although I haven't bent it except for experimentation.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:31 am

Well I bought some 1/8th sheets at home depot. When i put one on top of the front radius to see how far it would bend, the veneer cracked and bubbled under minimal pressure... Turns out the top layer was paper thin. I might as well have bought wood grain contact paper. So I decided to use my 1/4 inch stuff and kerf the back of it. I cut every half inch on a 4' wide piece. Made it really bendable! Still needs slight wetting and bending, but I am very pleased with it. Its to dark or I would have some pictures. I'm hoping to be able to install the headliner by the end of the day tomorrow. Pictures to follow.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:03 pm

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Word of the day kerfing. These kerfs are 1/2inch apart and total 96 cuts. Took myself and my father in law about an hour tag teaming moving the guard on the table saw and pushing it through. Once the cuts were made I put it on the trailer with some wet towels overnight and this is what I ended up with. Pretty pleased with the outcome.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:07 pm

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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:41 pm

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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:46 pm

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Bent section of the headliner is in. My trailer isn't square because I built off of the flatbed frame which wasn't square. This caused the headliner not to go In quite as easily as I planned. I added some shims which solved my problems. I then added some liquid nails along the spars to prevent the headliner from sagging in the future as I only stapled on the edges. The I spread the remaining liquid nails into some of the kerfs to help make the piece more rigid.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby bc toys » Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:38 am

that looks good :thumbsup:
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Re: The XTJ

Postby rebapuck » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:20 pm

There's an answer for every problem. Just need to think it out. Looks good.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:51 am

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I finished running the cabin wires from my fuse box. I also installed the last piece of the headliner in the cabin area.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby Atomic77 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:19 am

I'm jealous of your progress! It looks like things are progressing nicely. My project is stuck in a holding pattern right now so it's good to see someone else's still moving forward! Keep up the great work!
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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:26 am

Atomic77 wrote:I'm jealous of your progress! It looks like things are progressing nicely. My project is stuck in a holding pattern right now so it's good to see someone else's still moving forward! Keep up the great work!


Thanks. I know the feeling all to well... I bought my trailers frame back in august of 2011. Every year something comes up that makes me put this project on hold. Money and time usually the problem. When I have the money I don't have the time and when I have time I don't have money. I'm lucky enough that right now I have some time and enough materials to get me by for a while.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby dales133 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:02 pm

mrjoe104 wrote:
Atomic77 wrote:I'm jealous of your progress! It looks like things are progressing nicely. My project is stuck in a holding pattern right now so it's good to see someone else's still moving forward! Keep up the great work!


Thanks. I know the feeling all to well... I bought my trailers frame back in august of 2011. Every year something comes up that makes me put this project on hold. Money and time usually the problem. When I have the money I don't have the time and when I have time I don't have money. I'm lucky enough that right now I have some time and enough materials to get me by for a while.

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Re: The XTJ

Postby mrjoe104 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:54 am

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I had a bit of time today so I started adding some foam board insulation with some help from my little man.
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Re: The XTJ

Postby rebapuck » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:56 pm

So now you know where your tools keep going.
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