Photophobic retreat

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Photophobic retreat

Postby Photophobic » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:48 pm

It begins!
I picked up my trailer this week, way beefier than I expected, a great deal heavier than what most people are building on but it adds peace of mind that it won't break on fire & logging roads.
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I had brakes put on from the start, covers me no matter what state I go to and won't ever wish I had stopped slower. Springs are what they put on for ATV trailers so I should be good for any forest roads I come across.
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Re: Photophobic retreat

Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:41 pm

Looks like a good start. Just remember you are building an airplane, not a tank :thinking: despite the frame.
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Re: Photophobic retreat

Postby Photophobic » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:02 am

Shadow Catcher wrote:Looks like a good start. Just remember you are building an airplane, not a tank :thinking: despite the frame.


Good thought to keep in mind but I was always fond of the B-17, overbuilt, sure but took a beating and brought her crew home when nothing else could have.
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Re: Photophobic retreat

Postby Photophobic » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:26 am

Low temperatures forced me to haul the floor inside to paint the underside. Dry and back on the trailer (this side down) I can start building the walls onto it.
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Re: Photophobic retreat

Postby Photophobic » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:58 pm

Back in the garage and bolted down. It probably doesn't look like a lot of progress but it was a good amount of work. I think I did it the hard way, by drilling the bolt down holes in the frame first and then trying to match the holes in the floor to them but I didn't want to risk drilling the wrong part of the steel frame.

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The second 2x4x10s are the base of the walls, they're spaced for the outer ply from the fenders and the carriage bolts will remain exposed as part of removable teardrop box from utility trailer design.
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Re: Photophobic retreat

Postby Photophobic » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:11 pm

Other members feedback got me thinking about the idea of side doors in addition to my rear entry and although I'm not sold on all of their reasons I've gone ahead and cut them out and will attempt to build them myself. I can't afford commercial doors so its going to add quite a bit of labor but having an secondary escape route in case of emergency was a pretty strong selling point.
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With both walls cut and framed they stand on their own and are ready for roof bows to start going in. When my canvas arrives I'm going to check my gap on the wheel well again before cutting the roof bows just in case i need to slide the walls in a hair.
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My inside wall panels are cut to this same shape but will need to be trimmed along the bottom and notched for the roof bows before getting their final fit.
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