Raven's Nest - Update 5/28/18

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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 3/20/18

Postby KCStudly » Wed May 16, 2018 7:41 am

Staryder61 wrote:Want to flare out the back end of the fenders,, :roll: 16ga metal,, thinking of trying heat to make it (easier).. then a form and clamps to help with the bending..
Any opinions on doing so?? can it be done or not? :thinking:


Need more info. Are you talking about just tweaking the outer lip a tad, or are you wanting to put a big duck tail on the rear like a 30's auto fender? What shape are the fenders now and what shape are you going for? 16ga is pretty thick to be hand forming.

Sorry, but I have to chuckle a little bit; you sent fenders back because the paint was marred and now you are planning to heat, bend and potentially mangle the replacement set. :lol:
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 3/20/18

Postby Staryder61 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:51 am

KCStudly wrote:
Need more info. Are you talking about just tweaking the outer lip a tad, or are you wanting to put a big duck tail on the rear like a 30's auto fender? What shape are the fenders now and what shape are you going for? 16ga is pretty thick to be hand forming.

Sorry, but I have to chuckle a little bit; you sent fenders back because the paint was marred and now you are planning to heat, bend and potentially mangle the replacement set. :lol:


KC,

I understand the chuckle here.. ;) I wasn't real clear of the damage to the first set. They were not painted, the metal was gouged with really deep scratches, and the 1" round over on the edges of both fenders were bent in several places along the edges :(

Fenders are half round shape now, ordered them with the possibility of doing a type of duck tail flip on them.. YES, to give a 30's auto fender look..
Wanted to see if anyone thought my idea was possible before I tried it and as you said "potentially mangle the replacement set"
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 3/20/18

Postby KCStudly » Thu May 17, 2018 6:09 am

Ah, metal in the raw is a different sitch-u-ation. Anything is possible. You could cut a section off and graft on a newly formed piece. Another approach would be to trim the lip off in the section you are trying to reform, and then weld a new lip on. You will be unlikely to reform the section with the lip intact, unless you have a stretcher.
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 3/20/18

Postby Staryder61 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:42 am

KCStudly wrote:Ah, metal in the raw is a different sitch-u-ation. Anything is possible. You could cut a section off and graft on a newly formed piece. Another approach would be to trim the lip off in the section you are trying to reform, and then weld a new lip on. You will be unlikely to reform the section with the lip intact, unless you have a stretcher.


KC, Thanks .
My thing is working with wood, working with metal is your thing.. ;) where as my knowledge and working with metal is very limited. :NC

Though, if it's possible, then there's hope.. :thinking:
You have given me a couple ideas to think about, so I'll take a couple days and think this through more before I start it..
I'll post pics when they are finished either way..
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 5/28/18

Postby Staryder61 » Mon May 28, 2018 2:12 pm

Quick update:

After the recovery and all the pain from having the vein in my leg fixed. :( I've finally been able to get back to work on the Raven. :)
No pics here, wiring is boring..
I have spend the last three days on my electrical harness for all my stop, brake, tail, and clearance lights. I scraped the idea of charging while towing.
There's really no use. :roll: ;)

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When I changed my trailer wiring from a 4-pin to 7-pin, after adding brakes, I decided not to utilize the charging circuit, to keep my AGM battery up to snuff. Instead, I use a battery maintainer at home, and at camp, as well. My electrical draws are so low, using LED lighting (both 115vac and 12vdc), and computer case fans for venting, that I figured that it wasn't worth hooking it up to the tow vehicle.


Thanks to working on it, for the tip.. :thumbsup:

I will have on board battery maintainer that can be used while parked at home and when hooked up to shore power. ;)

Bought a 7 pin plug adapter, new wire and made my own harness. I did add the extra wire when making the harness, for the back up lights on the tear.

Finished getting it all wired last night, after rechecking it all, finally everything works the way it should.. :applause: :thumbsup:
Now I can focus on other things..
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 5/28/18

Postby clamlamp » Tue May 29, 2018 9:58 am

Staryder61 wrote:Quick update:

After the recovery and all the pain from having the vein in my leg fixed. :( I've finally been able to get back to work on the Raven. :)
No pics here, wiring is boring..
I have spend the last three days on my electrical harness for all my stop, brake, tail, and clearance lights. I scraped the idea of charging while towing.
There's really no use. :roll: ;)

working on it wrote...

When I changed my trailer wiring from a 4-pin to 7-pin, after adding brakes, I decided not to utilize the charging circuit, to keep my AGM battery up to snuff. Instead, I use a battery maintainer at home, and at camp, as well. My electrical draws are so low, using LED lighting (both 115vac and 12vdc), and computer case fans for venting, that I figured that it wasn't worth hooking it up to the tow vehicle.


Thanks to working on it, for the tip..

I will have on board battery maintainer that can be used while parked at home and when hooked up to shore power. ;)

Bought a 7 pin plug adapter, new wire and made my own harness. I did add the extra wire when making the harness, for the back up lights on the tear.

Finished getting it all wired last night, after rechecking it all, finally everything works the way it should.. :applause:
Now I can focus on other things..
Awesome news! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 5/28/18

Postby Staryder61 » Tue May 29, 2018 2:29 pm

clamlamp wrote:Awesome news! Glad to hear you are feeling better!

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Thanks clam,, doing a lot better. Sure enjoy being able to do things more..
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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 5/28/18

Postby aggie79 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:48 am

David,

It's good to hear that you are "repaired" and back in action. My teardrop build was a start and stop project that lasted 3+ years. It definitely was built on "teardrop time."

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Re: Raven's Nest - Update 5/28/18

Postby Staryder61 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:36 am

Tom, Thank you.

Good to hear from you.
Yes, repaired for now. :thumbsup: funny how many things show up with age :D Doctor wants to do the right leg, waiting a little to see if the left does as good as he says it will. Enough about that. :roll:

With the wiring finally done. Can get started on the outside insulation and skinning. And don't ya know. Temps are supposed to be above 100 this weekend. ;) be taking a lot of cool off breaks.
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