Super Teardrop / Cabin car

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Re: Super Teardrop / Cabin car

Postby Mr. Lahey » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:47 pm

Just a thought, but I would bet Owens Corning has a tech support phone. I'd call them and tell them what you're up to and see what they say about water resistance etc. of their panels.

Other than that I would make sure that there held in place with some strong adhesive. I'd also think some type of mechanical fastener like fender washers/screws would not be a bad idea too. One of those panels coming loose, flying out from under the camper on the road, might not be fun for the vehicle behind you. Especially if it gets airborne.

I like you're recycling the original camper parts and am enjoying your build.
My teardrop camper build journal: viewtopic.php?f=50&t=64721
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Re: Super Teardrop / Cabin car

Postby Train Wreck » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:44 pm

Placed the floor on the trailer today. Takes up most of the workshop. Tomorrow I will bolt it down. I still need to coat the sides with the fence post paint . Since it was just me trying to move the floor into place, I lifted the whole floor with three ratchet straps a few inches above the trailer. Once it was in the correct position I lowered one side at a time. Man did that help alot. Going have to figure the limited space issue out. Don't want to leave it out in the rain but can't progress anymore without the trailer floor attached.Image
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Re: Super Teardrop / Cabin car

Postby Hardryder56 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:15 pm

I know this is a month late but I think I would have covered the bottom of the floor with 1/4 ply and then painted it with under coat or roofing tar. I think you will find ot that there is enough crap on the highways to start tearing out the insulation. Just my .02 cents
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Re: Super Teardrop / Cabin car

Postby 2bits » Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:39 am

Here is another SuperTeardrop (the STD!!) for ideas and inspiration, your build is coming along nicly!

http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=33828
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Re: Super Teardrop / Cabin car

Postby Train Wreck » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:04 pm

I ended up leaving the insulation out. I just used the tar on the bottom a TON of coats.

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Re: Super Teardrop / Cabin car

Postby Train Wreck » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:39 pm

Alright. Framed out the walls and added insulation. About a 2 day project. Still think I can consider this a Tear Drop. Haha ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Super Teardrop / Cabin car

Postby Train Wreck » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:31 am

Did some more work on the walls. Finished insulating and added interior luan board. Also cut out the wheel wells. ImageImageImage

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