Aluminum composite teardrop

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:25 pm

:o That looks terrific!
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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:08 pm

Fenders are on. Debated whether to add any sealant between the fender and the body. Ended up putting some butyl tape in there to act as a bit of a shock absorber and also to keep water from splashing up from underneath.Image

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:19 pm

The outside frame for the galley hatch is put together. Going to let the glue dry overnight, and then we can check for square, adjust if necessary, and add the ribs and spacers.Image

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Tue May 01, 2018 8:12 pm

Galley hatch is all framed up and ready to skin. Going to use acm on the outside. Probably using 1/8" pvc sheeting on the inside to save weight.Image

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby Ottsville » Wed May 23, 2018 9:00 am

Very nice build!

Why did you choose to laminate the ACM to plywood instead of just using a framework underneath? I'm thinking of building a steel framed camper and using ACM panels. It looks like you left the glue in beads versus spreading it out; can you tell by pushing on the ACM where the beads are?
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