the jelly belly build

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the jelly belly build

Postby del » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:04 pm

hi all

i have started the jelly belly build.
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i am building it wider than andrews design (six inches) but narrower than mikes wide version (it will be pulled behind my subaru). it will also be 11 inches longer than original making the internal framing simpler (relatively).
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so come back for a laugh or to give me advise (or both).

del

p.s. if we do not mention the word roswell the purists wont be offended.
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i meant to hit the preview and slipped so what you seen was not finished.
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Postby mikeschn » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:13 pm

Are you sure that's wide enough to be a jelly belly? At the widest point it should be 74 5/8". Your wood doesn't look quite that wide...

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Postby del » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:27 pm

i should also note that without the help from mike, andrew, and grant this build would not be possible.

thanks guys
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Postby Juneaudave » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:12 pm

Whooohooo!!!! Go for it Del!!!! Wasn't it Ronny Reagan that made Jelly Belly famous? Doesn't look like that traditional Ronny Reagan conservatism...Enjoy!!!
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Postby Jiminsav » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:53 pm

well, don't that look spiffy..i'm waiting with baited breath to see this one finished..
and hurry up, the worms wiggle!!
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Postby Scooter » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:16 pm

Kinda looks like a Pinto. But that's ok because the shape looks better on a teardrop than a car. :thumbsup:
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Postby Dale M. » Mon Feb 19, 2007 7:31 pm

You didn't ask my permission!

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Postby Wolf » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:14 pm

You go boy! Love the profile :applause:

You build the wide one, I'm building the Roswell (check out the model in my photo album). The two would look good side by side. :lol:

What are you going to use for the outside skin?

How about calling it the "Area 51" ?
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Postby Jiminsav » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:50 pm

more like a Pacer, not a pinto.
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Postby del » Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:53 pm

dave
i believe it was jelly beans.

dale
sorry, in my defense i would like to come up with a non copyrighted name. like it to be candy sounding.

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with no door how do you get into it.

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the pacer had a lot of glass, why we called it a glass coffin. my trailer will have four neat little round windows.

todays work included assembling a second spar assembly, and making a correction for my lack of counting ability. they have to be the same so i clamped them together to make the second one.
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i remember a thread on the most important tool for building a teardrop, i think clamps should have made the list.(':laughter:')
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lets see ein, zwei, drei, vier,...sechs spars.
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now to make them the same, sander check.
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hopefully more progress tomorrow and no wind.

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Postby martha24 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:04 am

The Jelly Belly was Ronald Reagan's favorite jelly bean. If you go to the Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield, Calif., you can see a portrait of President Reagan made out of jelly beans. Looks amazing good. :lol: There are other portraits and pictures too. Also for one of his inaugurations they made some new flavors of Jelly Bellys so he could have red, white and blue beans. Blue - blueberry, white - coconut, and red I think is cherry. :lol:

I like the look of your teardrop plan painted a bright color to look like a Jelly Belly, now you just need to come up with a slight name change. :thumbsup:

Good luck with your build.
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Postby TRAIL-OF-TEARS » Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:30 am

The Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield was one of the first places we took our teardrop, 1.5 years ago My son was two at the time, still talks about the jelly bellies in the cement mixers. :lol:

Del, I bet the folks at Jelly Belly would like your tear, I sure do.
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Postby martha24 » Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:08 pm

TRAIL-OF-TEARS wrote:The Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield was one of the first places we took our teardrop, 1.5 years ago My son was two at the time, still talks about the jelly bellies in the cement mixers. :lol:

Del, I bet the folks at Jelly Belly would like your tear, I sure do.


Steve J. is right, they just might like your teardrop as you're not mass producing them and it would be free advertising for them. That's one of those things you only find out by asking. Maybe there are people on the forum who know how to go about aproaching companies about such things. :lol:
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:34 pm

martha24 wrote:
TRAIL-OF-TEARS wrote:The Jelly Belly factory in Fairfield was one of the first places we took our teardrop, 1.5 years ago My son was two at the time, still talks about the jelly bellies in the cement mixers. :lol:

Del, I bet the folks at Jelly Belly would like your tear, I sure do.


Steve J. is right, they just might like your teardrop as you're not mass producing them and it would be free advertising for them. That's one of those things you only find out by asking. Maybe there are people on the forum who know how to go about approaching companies about such things. :lol:
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Most large companies have a public information officer. I am not really sure the words Jelly Belly can be copyrighted when not pertaining to a candy. Kinda like cornflakes. You can always call and ask.
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Postby del » Tue Feb 20, 2007 3:51 pm

for those wondering why i choose this width.
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i think this is about right.

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now i learned that mr reagan liked jelly beans made by jelly belly. history lessons and building tips, got to like this place.

thanks all
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