50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using trailtop fiberglass Components

...ask your questions in the appropriate forums BUT document your build here...preferably in a single thread...dates for updates, are appreciated....

50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using trailtop fiberglass Components

Postby saywhatthat » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:34 pm

I finish a small trailer making my own fiberglass parts. Two years to finish. So now will buy and see how that go's .Will be doing 3 pods. So 50 Hr. each .Well see! This will be all fiberglass over foam. Woody have been built in under 28 hr. of work time. Home depot cut all the wood. Two working on them dad and 12 year old girl. 155223 155603
Last edited by saywhatthat on Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:32 am, edited 2 times in total.
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:13 pm

I should have been clearer. Plan to build in under 50 hrs. This from of building uses a fiberglass skeleton frame. No wood .When using wood at some point you will have to glue, nail are screw into the end grain. Then add an alum. Cap that has memory and try to return back flat. It will be puling at any fasters that may being used. Wood get wet just from the water in the air. When it gets cold. In the picture the new outer ring .Was cut and laid up in 4hr and 12 minutes. For the left and right side. Used two envelopes and a cutting stick. DO NOT USE BODY FILLER AS SOME HAVE SUJESTED WILL FALL OUT AT SOME POINT .This form of building with fiberglass has been around for over 70 years are more Not in the last few years as some have claimed .155752

155753
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:03 pm

Picture 401.jpg
Picture 401.jpg (187.08 KiB) Viewed 1457 times
[attachment=0]back inside.jpg[/attachment ]I am sorry for not posting .As this way of building is fast you can not make a mistake . I had the side wall removed I hope they do something with them. So here some pictures As soon as door jam show up will do up date on new build. . Call your fiberglass shop see if they make some thing like this.
Attachments
Picture 405.jpg
Picture 405.jpg (333.18 KiB) Viewed 1457 times
back inside.jpg
back inside.jpg (440.43 KiB) Viewed 1457 times
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:20 pm

Picture 416.jpg
Picture 416.jpg (118.75 KiB) Viewed 1190 times
How fast a 2400mm long 1375 high under two hours over four days to do outer rings
[
À quelle vitesse une 2400 mm de long 1375 haut moins de deux heures sur une période de quatre jours à faire des bagues extérieures
Last edited by saywhatthat on Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:57 pm

Picture 435.jpg
Picture 435.jpg (151.94 KiB) Viewed 1255 times
[
Finley received my door jams. There designed to fit the frame profile. That way different accents can be added. They were designed for a 5 by 5 by 10 feet long off-road trailer with pop up roof. Sadly the side panels were removed stolen. Set the cash back some. So now building a 7 foot sleeper/weekender To make the doors fit will angle the top and bottom near the fenders. Cannot move the axle back 60 /40 rule. This way of building can be done with a few hours of work and last for a 100 years or more. If you plan to try this No big investment in tools $20.00 U.S . Cannot make a mistake .Should be able to have your local fiberglass shop modify a excising tooling. Received some hate .Not the one that is trying to get $35.00 a running foot. Cost should not be more than $10.00 a running foot

Finley a reçu mes embouteillages. Là conçu pour adapter le profil de cadre. De cette façon, différents accents peuvent être ajoutés. Ils ont été conçus pour une remorque tout-terrain de 5 x 5 x 10 pieds avec toit ouvrant. Malheureusement, les panneaux latéraux ont été volés. Définissez la remise en argent. Alors maintenant, construire un dormeur / weekender de 7 pieds
Pour adapter les portes va incliner le haut et le bas près des ailes. Impossible de reculer la règle des essieux 60/40. Cette façon de construire peut se faire en quelques heures et durer 100 ans ou plus.
Si vous envisagez d’essayer cela Pas d’investissement important dans les outils 20,00 $ US. Vous ne pouvez pas vous tromper. Vous devriez pouvoir demander à votre magasin de fibre de verre de modifier un outil d’excision. Reçu de la haine. Pas celui qui essaie d'obtenir 35,00 $ le pied en cours d'exécution. Le coût ne devrait pas dépasser 10,00 $ le pied
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:19 pm

Picture 439.jpg
Picture 439.jpg (81.38 KiB) Viewed 1255 times
Had to trim the doors down. So thought was to cut corners .If was to do over .Would cut narrower and eat more rabbet food. As one corner is finished will pull a plaster of pairs tooling .
Picture 438.jpg
Picture 438.jpg (112.64 KiB) Viewed 1255 times
Will make the last three corners so all will be the same .Then bond in . Two side doors
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:45 pm

Picture 441.jpg
Picture 441.jpg (152.54 KiB) Viewed 1214 times
Picture 441.jpg
Picture 441.jpg (152.54 KiB) Viewed 1214 times
.Now I have the doors trimmed in the corners .Need this profile so could use back center spacer. Spacer is to build an 5 feet wide using 4 foot material on top. Now can have fiberglass on the bottom wood on top thinking 1/8 Cherry are ash striped planking. All fiberglass is hand laid NO chopper gun S****
Off-road plate bottom fiberglass on top
Attachments
Picture 445.jpg
Picture 445.jpg (86.58 KiB) Viewed 1214 times
Picture 446.jpg
Picture 446.jpg (97.71 KiB) Viewed 1214 times
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:14 pm

Shame on me I never seem to have time to work on the trailer. Had under two hours to change door jamb and bound door and side divider . That will make it so the skins are smaller, Wire run and two are more side profile have the skins made. 6 hr. to get to this point. If I can get time under 20 hr. to finish. There a gent that just built a fiberglass skeleton frame with aluminum signboard bought doors and windows 10 x 5 x5 sides .21 hours for full trailer pod build
Attachments
Picture09.jpg
Picture09.jpg (119.47 KiB) Viewed 1074 times
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby tony.latham » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:13 am

How'd you do the seals on your doors? And your windows. How'd you put those in? Got a DC electrical system in that little camper?

Details, man, details! ;)

T
User avatar
tony.latham
Gold Donating Member
 
Posts: 3496
Images: 17
Joined: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Location: Middle of Idaho on the edge of nowhere
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:50 pm

tony.latham wrote:How'd you do the seals on your doors? And your windows. How'd you put those in? Got a DC electrical system in that little camper?

Details, man, details! ;)

T


Windows are fiberglass wily with cutting board glass tempered .Their lighter ' one moving part . Replaceable with something hard when going through trees and no added cost of $30.00 to put in a box .Will be bonded to what ever the door skins are . I f you look hard with one eye . there a 3/4 in / 19mm lip recessed 7/8'' / 22mm in the door jamb. .On the last 3 trailers used home depot D seals .Try to keep outer door skin recessed !/8'' / 3mm in to door jamb. As these are being built to be weekend rentals for the smart car type .Keeping dc electrical system down to fan on top ,two outer lights over doors Cheap AAA battery lights in side . 3 12v plugin . .one 110 v AC strip Try to keep electrical down .So inside can be steam clean all the rental bugs flea ticks bed bugs pot smells .Steam I believe is safer than flea bombs
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby twisted lines » Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:48 pm

I had a decision made for my fenders, but after looking a long time at yours I am undecided again 8)
5.5 X 10 Flatback Benroy in a pile,
And it's growing!
twisted lines
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 127
Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:37 am
Location: Jefferson
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:12 pm

quote="twisted lines"]I had a decision made for my fenders, but after looking a long time at yours I am undecided again 8)[/quote]




I preferred these there finished around the edges that helps make them stronger .Seen some that had smaller side walls straight cut opening near the tires asking $4oo. a set. Received for $236 US. The tooling is up for sale. Been informed they were made for 12'' wheels. With high side walls take up some space on teardrops built with HF trailers. I have had 205 13'' tires no problems
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:25 pm

Picture 458.jpg
Picture 458.jpg (121.35 KiB) Viewed 889 times
Made all outer skins under 3 hr. over 4 days Used old window glass. spent 30 mi trimming 3 panels in stalled 2
Attachments
Picture 460.jpg
Picture 460.jpg (103.53 KiB) Viewed 808 times
Picture 453.jpg
Picture 453.jpg (127.77 KiB) Viewed 889 times
Last edited by saywhatthat on Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:13 pm

Now to the hardest part adding can foam . Easy to over back fill
Attachments
Picture 467.jpg
Picture 467.jpg (100.13 KiB) Viewed 809 times
Picture 468.jpg
Picture 468.jpg (117.15 KiB) Viewed 809 times
Picture 462.jpg
Picture 462.jpg (156.28 KiB) Viewed 809 times
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Re: 50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Componen

Postby saywhatthat » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:35 pm

Picture 470.jpg
Picture 470.jpg (46.13 KiB) Viewed 703 times
Yesterday warmed up .Spent under an hour installing the skins on the left side (in red)







Pocked holes in foam so can back filled with can foam. Glued in.







Today back filled left side with can foam installed two layers of fiberglass on the inside left and right .Cut foam and pocked holds for floor under 70 minutes
Il suffit de le faire
D.I.Y Light weight sleeper using D.I.Y rail top components.
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=66751
50 HR. Build 4.5 by 8' using Railtop fiberglass Components
http://tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=70729
User avatar
saywhatthat
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 186
Images: 139
Joined: Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:31 am
Top

Next

Return to Build Journals

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests