HandiCramper

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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:00 pm

Still adding to the Mess,
Ordered some different glue; Sikaflex-252 Polyurethane Elastic Adhesive.
For the galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals its been suggested for the first glue to use 1" pieces of trimmer line or very high bond tape to separate the pieces, And that's the plan.

At a pause till I decide opening size of rear door; Like others posting I really want 48" clear, so I cut a Top header for 50" width yesterday and wonder if i should go 51 now for the door seals / backer before I start gluing /welding and winging the rest. What to do?

EDIT: Too easy to add 1 inch now, I can make it smaller later but I doubt it!
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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:49 pm

Slow going on this one. But progress makes me happy and she said take the day off you have 3 months :lol:
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Re: HandiCramper

Postby FM82 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:12 am

She's moving right along! I feel the same with my build. Feels like it's moved to a crippled snail's pace haha. Oh well, any progress is great! Keep it up, man! Following

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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:33 am

Thanks for the encouragement :lol:
Im still plugging away at it. Almost ready to start gluing some pieces in, but winter has arrived and its still to cold, gives me plenty of time to, ponder the back door some more, roof rack, fan, solar, wiring route ect.
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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Thu Feb 21, 2019 4:06 pm

Been framing in the doors, first is the entry door just the frame for my vintage door.

Second is rough frame for rear door, initial frame not finish welded and still moving way to easy so adding more mass to it, long way to go before I will be comfortable rolling it on the sides to finnish welding, grinding, sheeting and fiber glassing.

Last one is how tedious it has been to get fit for the 1/4" birch.

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Re: HandiCramper

Postby Atomic77 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:42 pm

I'm probably way behind here, but...
In the racing world there are many times that we need to bond or bond/bolt dissimilar metals or dissimilar materials like wood to aluminum, aluminum to carbon fiber, etc. This is all solved with one product. Hysol Structural Adhesive. And after several years of breaking boats at 200 mph, I can tell you from experience, it will break anywhere but the Hysol.

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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:35 am

Atomic77 wrote:I'm probably way behind here, but...
In the racing world there are many times that we need to bond or bond/bolt dissimilar metals or dissimilar materials like wood to aluminum, aluminum to carbon fiber, etc. This is all solved with one product. Hysol Structural Adhesive. And after several years of breaking boats at 200 mph, I can tell you from experience, it will break anywhere but the Hysol.


Never to late for great advice; Thank You!
As for a one time purchase may have missed that.
That stuff makes what I bought look like peanut butter in the specs department. :lol:
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Re: HandiCramper

Postby Atomic77 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:41 am

twisted lines wrote:
Atomic77 wrote:I'm probably way behind here, but...
In the racing world there are many times that we need to bond or bond/bolt dissimilar metals or dissimilar materials like wood to aluminum, aluminum to carbon fiber, etc. This is all solved with one product. Hysol Structural Adhesive. And after several years of breaking boats at 200 mph, I can tell you from experience, it will break anywhere but the Hysol.


Never to late for great advice; Thank You!
As for a one time purchase may have missed that.
That stuff makes what I bought look like peanut butter in the specs department.
In the off chance you do use it, you will need a gram scale. It's the only way it can be accurately measured out. And keep it warm

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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Sun Mar 17, 2019 3:18 pm

Atomic77 wrote:In the off chance you do use it, you will need a gram scale. It's the only way it can be accurately measured out. And keep it warm

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Thanks I have the scales, and it Finally started to warm up :lol: I may still find a need.
Weather is what I have been waiting for & the skeleton looks like it did in January, but its not; and the second picture is most of the wall sections I will be gluing on the bottom tomorrow, The floor is thin enough I don't even want to try any other methods.
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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:35 pm

The rest of the wall's glued at the bottom, welded or at least tacked sides / top,
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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:42 pm

And the back door delima shows it's self :roll:

Door frame looks ok but this makes it a good time to through the gloves & :beer: won't be much left in 1" Tube
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First attempt stretching on the hidden inside door skin, & my dremel didn't help :lol: but it fit's now
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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Sun May 05, 2019 7:19 pm

Finally got somewhere with the back door but have a long ways to go :)


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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Sun May 12, 2019 2:19 pm

Two sides a little closer :thumbsup:

My markings will always be out of line, Still planning on monstaliner over the top!


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Re: HandiCramper

Postby twisted lines » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:09 am

Progress is slow but getting something done, thought I would be applying today but forgot a couple things!
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Re: HandiCramper

Postby Atomic77 » Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:44 am

Coming along nicely and looks great!

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