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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