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Re: #2

Postby skyl4rk » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:10 pm

Thank you for putting the "how to" videos together. They are very helpful.
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Postby ghcoe » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:18 pm

skyl4rk wrote:Thank you for putting the "how to" videos together. They are very helpful.


Thanks! I hope to get more detailed video up eventually.
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Postby Nodrog » Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:23 am

Hi ghcoe! Have been meaning to thank you for commenting on my thread...I had read your account of use of flashing, but I have to confess I was too hurried and/or lazy to experiment with that for myself! Shame on me...
Anyhow, you sure are building neat and pretty little teardrops! Have a good one...Nodrog
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Re: #2

Postby ghcoe » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:26 pm

Nodrog wrote:Hi ghcoe! Have been meaning to thank you for commenting on my thread...I had read your account of use of flashing, but I have to confess I was too hurried and/or lazy to experiment with that for myself! Shame on me...
Anyhow, you sure are building neat and pretty little teardrops! Have a good one...Nodrog


Thanks, and your welcome. George. :thumbsup:
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Working with flashing for foamie construction viewtopic.php?f=55&t=60303
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Postby ghcoe » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:30 am

In preparation for a upcoming trip I decided that I really needed to lighten up the spring rate on #2. I figure at the most my overall weight to never be over 600lbs. and that is stretching it.

One day while at Cabela's I noticed they had a boat trailer and I was looking at the suspension. It was very similar to the HF trailers, but only had one leaf since it was designed for aluminum boats. I had often wondered if it could be done and after seeing that I though why not go ahead and try it.

So I finally got around to it a few weeks ago. I can already tell a big difference in suspension suppleness.

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It was very easy to do and took me about 30 minutes to do both sides. Once the spring is out you just unbolt the springs at the center and bend back the spring tabs. Remove two springs and then reinstall the bold and put back together.
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Working with flashing for foamie construction viewtopic.php?f=55&t=60303
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