Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby Pmullen503 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:40 pm

You can use hot melt glue to glue blocks with hooks the inside of the door pieces to allow you to pull them into place with straps while the epoxy sets up. Later you can just pop them off or use some alcohol to loosen the blocks if you get carried away with the hot melt.
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:54 pm

Pmullen503 wrote:You can use hot melt glue to glue blocks with hooks the inside of the door pieces to allow you to pull them into place with straps while the epoxy sets up. Later you can just pop them off or use some alcohol to loosen the blocks if you get carried away with the hot melt.


Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby lthomas987 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:35 pm

friz wrote:I got a case of Canadian trailer spacers in the mail today.Image

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I always thought they were dog toys. :) Who knew they were trailer spacers!

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby capnTelescope » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:25 pm

OUTSTANDING! Fantastic job, Friz. :thumbsup: :applause:

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby pohukai » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:14 pm

I'm clueless as to the purpose of these "trailer spacers". What are they used for? Googling the term doesn't yield an answer.
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:09 pm

The camper shell of my build has a spine of sorts that runs the length of the bottom. Also the trailer has bolt heads that I don't want cutting through the finish on the bottom.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:38 pm

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A weekend of sanding and working gaps.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:15 pm

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:54 pm

Longer weekend then I thought it would be. 8pm Sunday night. Miller time.Image

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 pm

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby justlisawv » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:40 pm

This is just gorgeous.
"Bare Bones" teardrop purchased from Rustic Trails Teardrops.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:15 pm

justlisawv wrote:This is just gorgeous.


Thanks Lisa,
Chesapeake Light Craft's kits are pretty hard to screw up. I am assuming from your handle, that you are in West Virginia. Annapolis MD can't be too far for you, you should drop in on them sometime.
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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:59 pm

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Fit seems good. Time to glue.

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:17 pm

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Re: Chesapeake Light Craft Teardrop Trailer

Postby friz » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:28 pm

I took some extra steps to insure a good door fit. Seems to have paid off.ImageImageImage

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