tinman's teardrop build

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Re: tinman's teardrop build

Postby tinman52 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:50 pm

Finally another update......got the ceiling/wiring/roof skin done. Baltic birch 1/8" ply inside and out with insulation too.
I was on the fence about the roof skin, leaning toward PMF. Then I found a local source for aluminum skin at a decent price so I decided to go for it. Happy with the choice.
Also bought a Maxxfan/vent. And ordered my windows.....dang this is getting spendy! Next up is getting my doors built and fitted.
Goal is to have it ready by the end of July.
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Re: tinman's teardrop build

Postby Atomic77 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:56 pm

Really looking good. Your decision to go with aluminum over PMF was a good one you'll never regret. Plus, it just looks fantastic!

Regarding the "spendy" part... you ain't seen nothing yet!

Keep up the good work!

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Re: tinman's teardrop build

Postby tinman52 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:26 pm

Almost finished! Waiting on my outside door handles and a couple other small details....
I took it on it's maiden voyage(about 8 miles) and it seems to tow really well. Heavier than I planned...which I'm sure is a common occurrence.
Been working furiously on my coupe, leaving on a 1500 mile trip next week. :shock: posting.php?mode=reply&f=50&t=71463#
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Re: tinman's teardrop build

Postby eLink » Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:19 am

Is that anodized or mill finish aluminum?
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Re: tinman's teardrop build

Postby tinman52 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:35 am

eLink wrote:Is that anodized or mill finish aluminum?

It's miil finish, no coating. I didn't want it shiny, so I went over it with a scotch brite pad.
The walls are just painted white with marine/industrial enamel. May do some sort of a design element on the sides to break it up a bit.
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Re: tinman's teardrop build

Postby eLink » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:10 am

tinman52 wrote:It's miil finish, no coating. I didn't want it shiny, so I went over it with a scotch brite pad.
The walls are just painted white with marine/industrial enamel. May do some sort of a design element on the sides to break it up a bit.


Well it looks good. I may need to do something similar to my 5x9x5 teardrop. Anodized sheets that size are way too expensive and I would prefer it to be seamless (mostly).
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