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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2013 10:13 PM »
McNeilus Steel sells aluminum now as well.  The farmer I welded some aluminum tool boxes for got his there.  You might also talk to Penguin, he's got "blem" sheets that the paint has a small scratch in it when it's shipped he sells for reduced cost, one side is painted the other is bare aluminum.

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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2013 2:30 PM »
John at West Side Steel is great to deal with, I'll have a little longer wait on the aluminum, but I will be rebuilding the frame while I wait. Got it down to the frame last night, Tokyo and Tim stopped by to steal meas....er  take measurements. I'm in the rebuilding process now.
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2013 2:56 PM »
You got that down to bear bones indeed...let the build begin.  Looking forward to seeing it.
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2013 7:28 PM »
How's it going??
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2013 7:48 PM »
We managed to save the original torsion axle, Otto's Welding in Moorhead flattened out a leaf spring for it. The frame is done other than trimming off the old hitch and putting a new one on. On the hunt for 600-16 tires now, and starting on the aluminum. All my rivets and rivet gun are here, but the bits don't fit the cylinder right so I need to get that sorted out.
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2013 8:31 PM »
Watertown?

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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2013 8:37 PM »
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2013 10:07 PM »
That looks like a fun project!  Congrats on your first frame-off!
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2013 3:42 PM »
Didn't meet the goal of Watertown, but I'm glad I didn't slap it together. Frame is painted, wood is coated in Helmsman Urethane, and assembled. I still need to strip the old paint off the old aluminum with Aircraft Remover, but that will wait until after this weekend since we are dog sitting. I have pretty much everything I need to assemble the aluminum.
I'm on the lookout for a pair of 1946-48 Lincoln caps (hex logo or Lincoln script).
 
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2013 4:10 PM »
Putting stuff back together is way better than sanding and removing old paint. And bucking solid rivets kicks ass!
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2013 5:32 PM »
Looks like the shrinker worked on aluminum angle stuff or? I can't tell if I see cut marks or just maks on them.
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2013 8:27 PM »
Shrinker worked great, probably a little more time consuming than cutting and bending, but it keeps it nice and rigid.

Looks like the shrinker worked on aluminum angle stuff or? I can't tell if I see cut marks or just maks on them.
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2013 9:28 PM »
Took advantage of the 'warmer' temps to fire up the ReddyHeater to putz on the teardrop last night while enjoying a slushy beer from the garage fridge. Should be building the side door and installing the windows soon.
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #28 on: December 19, 2013 4:25 AM »
KQQL
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Re: Teardrop Trailer
« Reply #29 on: December 19, 2013 4:36 AM »
Nice