From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

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From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:26 am

Okay so here it goes. This is my attempt at a build journal. Please excuse grammar through out this thread. I am a hands on guy.

A little back ground on me. I am a welder/ machinist by trade but have done a little of everything. I enjoy building things and usually in the winter a do a wood project. So back around October I was on Craigslist and saw a TD for sale. I thought well that will be a fun project. I have been obsessed ever since. The wife is excited about the TD but is tiring of me obsessing. :?

I am starting this about 70% into my build but thought it's never to late to share your experiences.

I guess I will start with axle. After going around and around about torsion I think it is the way to go but I could not justify cost for the one I wanted. So I made a 4" drop axle with materials I had.
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:29 pm

I decided to go with 2x2x1/4 angle with 3" channel for tunge. I used a one piece sheet of galvanized metal to seal underside. No sure why I have not seen more of this.
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby Vedette » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:42 pm

Welcome to the Forum.........and thanks for the pictures.
There is a lot of great information here, that you are going to need for the rest of your build.
As a welder you might want to check out my album (icon to the left) note the pictures are in reverse order.
Good Luck with the rest of your build (and it is an obsession, but so is the teardrop camping and this Forum. ;)
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:40 pm

Yes I am very excited about camping in my TD! This site has been very helpful. Sadly I have not found details of galley hatch seal/ trim for 1.5 walls. I am sure it is here I just have not found it. Like said I am pretty far along with build I just have been posting as I get time. Your fab skills are impressive.
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:30 pm

On to the floor. I used pine studs ripped down to 2" widths. Two layers of 3/4 foam board. Finished off with 1/2 BC. I ran a really good grade pine 1x6 around the outside to mount 1/2 plywood walls to. I will post a detailed picture of trailer floor wall connection.
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:19 am

Some pictures of framing. The rear bulkhead was temporary. If I could go back I would have added more spars along front radius.
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:21 am

More framing pictures.
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby noseoil » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:46 am

Sweet build & nice progress on the work. Looking forward to the first camping pictures!
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:03 pm

My postings have just about caught up with my build. Lol Things have slowed do to funding. Just taking a month to reciprocate.
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:06 pm

This is a couple weeks ago. I have the outside skinned with Baltic birch. For the most part all the staining and polyurethane done.
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby Mushin » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:11 pm

Looking nice and moving fast!
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby dales133 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:15 pm


Nice
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:38 am

Just to clarify I started it the first of November. But honestly it would be done about now if I wasn't waiting to buy all the fixtures, doors, and skin. Of course it didn't help that I cut two door opens for the large 30x36 doors =$$$$. My original goal was to be done in March. It could be as late as fall time now. I am currently in the process of preparing to purchase a new house. Anyway I am so ready for the first camping trip!
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Re: From scratch 5x10 Benroy Mod

Postby TallyTear » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:07 pm

Finally back to work!ImageImageImageImage


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