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Canvas covered foamies (Thrifty Alternatives...)

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Postby rowerwet » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:10 pm

page 243
-link to thread with pics of props from flinstones movie trailers? viewtopic.php?t=48636&highlight=

page 246
-use a paint sprayer instead of a roller to make painting go faster

page 248
-first foamie to hit 5,000 miles build thread link viewtopic.php?f=55&t=43987

page 249
-concerns about snow loads on foamie roof

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Postby rowerwet » Wed Feb 12, 2014 8:30 am

page 251
-EaglesDare bought at trailer with a 2x6 board floor, many ideas about how to remove/build on the floor

page 252
-tongue weight discussion

page 253
-use a bathroom scale under the tongue with the trailer level to find out if you have a good tongue weight.
-using gorilla glue to join foam panels
-pre-canvasing the foam before assembly suggested (earlier we learned it can be bent without breaking this way as the canvas takes all the tension and the foam compresses)

page 255
-another report of an old wood boat with canvas and varnish that was impossible to remove many years later, and the would was sound underneath (the warner paint eater will take care of any paint, canvas, or fiberglass and not touch the wood, I stripped a boat 5 years later and could still read the pencil marks on the plywood like they had never been painted over)

page 256
-great stuff (GS), great stuff for sticking foam panels together and sticking them to anything else. the poster stated he worked with the GS for a while (margarine like consistancy) before sticking things together so it didn't expand and ruin the joint (GS and GG are basically the same stuff, GG is much more concentrated)
(GS cans says it is a one shot deal, once you use the can the aplicator tip ends up full of cured foam. the trick is to unscrew the tip and dunk it in kerosene (other solvents may work but I get it for free) )
(you can shape the GS while wet. get a nitrile glove (blue in most hardware stores) and a cup of kerosene, dip you fingers in the kerosene and use it to lube and cut the surface of the foam to what you want) (used this many times to control the shape of GS sealing vents on airplanes, paint any exposed surfaces or UV will destroy the GS)

page 260
-look for a local recycle place or eco-nut devoted to reusing every possible thing to find foam for cheap or free (craigslist possibly also) :thumbsup:

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Postby rowerwet » Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:39 pm

page 261
-link to a build in Argentina using canvas for wall covering
-allan1 building his hot wire table.

page 262
-marmoleum-Battleship linoleum, for inside skin of tear

page 263
-PICTURE OF A LOW FLYING TURKEY THAT DESTROYED A FOAMIE!!!! :frightened: :frightened: :frightened:

page 266
-use a section of thin wall pipe, sharpen the end and you have the perfect way to make holes to glue in dowels (shelf supports etc.)
-sun room floorng made from aluminum sandwiched in powder coated aluminum for trailer floor?

page 268
-foam/al panels are $3.40/sq ft. (for the money I would fully encapsulate good old plywood with marine 2 part epoxy, inert enough for real boat building that way)

page 269
-Iron plastic shopping bags to foam to make a SIP type floor or walls link http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/ ... gs_to.html
-aluminum flooring could oxodize and fail (not too likely, the oxidization stops the electron process breaking down the surface, unlike rust that continues it)
-plastic bags iron to foam, but peel off way to easy. they iron to themselves just great (UHMW plastic is made this way, super tough wear properties great for snowmobile skids, hovercraft, and motorboat keel protectors) (not sure about tear floors though and way to heavy for walls) (it glues and cuts just like wood)
-just kiddingabout the bird taking out a foamie :lol: , it is a turkey embedded in a truck windshield, so it won't get the foamie... it may get your car! :NC

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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ... Building Foam TDs Summary threa

Postby ghcoe » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:20 pm

If this gets any longer well need a summary thread for the summary thread. Maybe we need a flow chart....... :D

No, but really, great job. :thumbsup:
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Gorrilla Glue, Great Stuff and Gripper. The three G's of foamie construction.

My build viewtopic.php?t=54099
Working with flashing for foamie construction viewtopic.php?f=55&t=60303
Making a hot wire http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=55&t=55323
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ... Building Foam TDs Summary threa

Postby rowerwet » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:27 pm

page 272
-how to recycle old corks into a floor / ice box ideas

page 273
-brown paper bag floor idea link viewtopic.php?f=2&t=49572&p=923125#p923125

page 274
-KC full axis off road coupler pic

page 275
-WW foam sidewall build pic
-save your old chopsticks to reuse as dowels to pin the foam in place.

page 276
-ED second foamie build pics

page 279
-brain storming foamie sketch designs

page 280
-ED wiley window pic
-linuxman fomie with aluminum skin pic 580 lbs

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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ... Building Foam TDs Summary threa

Postby rowerwet » Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:46 pm

page 281
-foam airplanes with paper skin an poly glue link http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1552848 (where this crazy idea started)

page 282
-GPW big sleepy cut list sketch

page 283
-GPW foam welding
-using hot glue with a longer set time allows more time to position foam, use a dimmer switch to set the glue gun heat, melt the foam just enough to get it tacky. proper heat is the key just like metal welding

page 284
-single wheel motorcycle foamie idea and pictures

page 285
-cool foam motorcycle camper build link http://www.goldbrand.info/motorcykelhusvagn2.html
-motorcycle camper sketches and pictures
-motorcycle single wheel hitch mount animation, (cool! :thumbsup: )
-folding single wheel motorcycle sketches
-bug out packing list

page 286
-links to plans for motorcycle campers
-good ideas for what to do while on evac from a hurricane or disaster
-foamie shanty boat, camping on water or land

page 287
-foamie pontoon sketch
-red neck yacht picture and sketch

page 288
-PVC bow youtube video, idea for making frame of TD the same way
-storage cubbies in the tear made from pvc
-bending and forming PVC tips

page 289
-link to foam aircraft build

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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ... Building Foam TDs Summary threa

Postby rowerwet » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:58 pm

page 291
-linuxmanxxx new build picture
-fabric boat instructable link

page 292
-linuxman more build pics
-GPW carboard build sketch

page 293
-link to a TD build thread using cardboard
-linuxman installing a pre-made tear door pics

page 294
-working with GG
-using parchment paper to keep the GG from sticking to certain areas
-Lowes carries bigger bottles of GG

page 295
-ED patch work quilted wall picture
-filling the canvas weave with concrete lagging paint

page 296
-skinning foam to make it able to stand on

page 297
-GPW new trailer pics
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ... Building Foam TDs Summary threa

Postby GPW » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:05 am

Well, you can’t say we didn’t cover EVERYTHING eh ? :duh:
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Postby GoTurtleGo » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:50 pm

Wow. I am speechless.

This index is a wonderful tool, making the original wonderful thread even more helpful to this newbie.

Thank you so much for this effort!
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Postby Toby » Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:14 pm

Hello! I've been stalking the foamie stuff for awhile now for my first TD build. And I have a LOT of questions, most answered/explained within the text, but where are these pages this thread is talking about? Please bear with me as I step into virgin territory,...thanks!
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ... Building Foam TDs Summary threa

Postby GPW » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:27 am

It’s called “Thrifty Alternatives “ right at the bottom of the stickies ... (below) viewtopic.php?f=55&t=39373
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Postby Socal Tom » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:25 am

Fyi page 47 equates with post 700, so if the page numbers aren't lining up for you they are based on roughly 15 posts per page. YMMV
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Re: Thrifty Alternatives ... Building Foam TDs Summary threa

Postby rowerwet » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:57 pm

is there a way to not have the same number of posts per page in the thread? could it depend on your browser? I only use chrome. :NC even in the android app it comes out the same
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Postby Socal Tom » Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:27 pm

rowerwet wrote:is there a way to not have the same number of posts per page in the thread? could it depend on your browser? I only use chrome. :NC even in the android app it comes out the same


Yes, the stuff from page 47 was on page 200 when I was using Tapatalk on my tablet. On my PC it was also different. I don't know what causes it to be different, but it is.
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Postby GPW » Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:19 pm

Maybe index by post number instead of page # ... Confusing enough as it is with out this page numbering confusion ... :thinking:
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