Aluminum composite teardrop

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:17 pm

Got the driver's side door in today. Took a little longer than anticipated, so we'll have to get the other side tomorrow.ImageImageImage

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bc toys » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:55 am

thats one good looking trailer you have built yourself :D
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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:06 pm

The roof went on today. Used an old ACM sign that I had laying around. It was in good shape, so why not save a little money??

Here is the sign. We just vinyl wrapped the back side.

The ACM took the curve really well. Used some rachet straps to pull it down into place. The very front will be covered with aluminum diamond plate.ImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby greygoos » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:54 am

Looks great. Thanks for the update.
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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:22 pm

Diamond plate installed on the front endImage

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby SLO_Ken » Fri Jan 19, 2018 7:18 pm

Is your ACM the solid core type, or the hollow core? How thick? I've been considering using ACM in place of plywood when I finally get around to building up my trailer. Seems like a fairly ideal material, if a little expensive upfront.
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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:57 pm

SLO_Ken wrote:Is your ACM the solid core type, or the hollow core? How thick? I've been considering using ACM in place of plywood when I finally get around to building up my trailer. Seems like a fairly ideal material, if a little expensive upfront.
It's 3mm solid core. It bent really nicely along the roof. The corrugated core material would work well for walls, or if your roof is flat, but it will not bend well.

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bnicho » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:50 pm

Hi,

I have been following this thread with great interest, as I am also looking to use ACP in my build.

Where did you surce the router bits to use on the ACP? Are the bits special ACP bits or just standard wood or aluminium ones?

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby clamlamp » Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:31 am

I stumbled upon this build journal when you asked about the door install orientation. Great job! :applause:
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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:43 pm

Have not had much of a chance to work in this for the past month, but spent some time today.

Got the inside galley walls finished out. Used 1/16" lexan, with the same pearl vinyl wrap that we used on the exterior. Held in place with vhb tape. Plan on getting it all trimmed out tomorrow, and then it's finally on to the galley door.Image

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:44 pm

clamlamp wrote:I stumbled upon this build journal when you asked about the door install orientation. Great job! :applause:
Thank you. It's been a long process.

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:16 pm

bnicho wrote:Hi,

I have been following this thread with great interest, as I am also looking to use ACP in my build.

Where did you surce the router bits to use on the ACP? Are the bits special ACP bits or just standard wood or aluminium ones?

Thanks,
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Brett,

Sorry, just saw your post. I just used a regular wood bit.

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:47 pm

Today we got the roof vent fan installed and wired.

Also got the aluminum trim installed on both sides. The galley walls are now done and trimmed. I guess it's about time to start building that hatch I've been avoiding.ImageImage

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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby Jeremy757 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:30 pm

Haha I’m at the same point in my build. I’ve been avoiding the hatch way too long.
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Re: Aluminum composite teardrop

Postby bobwhite215 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:55 pm

Finished up some odds and ends this week.

The drip caps over the doors are in place.

Trim molding inserts and the galley hatch seals are in.

The trailer side of the galley door hinge is mounted.ImageImageImage

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