Another chickbuilt td!!!!!!

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Another chickbuilt td!!!!!!

Postby b.bodemer » Tue Oct 07, 2008 9:54 am

My friend Kate visited me throughout the spring and summer at least once a week and together we worked on her convertible teardrop.

At the end of the summer I towed the td to her house where all she needed to do was complete the top and personalize the td cabin and galley.

Kate's one of my favorite kayak friends and it will be fun to join her in future camping and kayaking adventures with her chickbuilt trailer in tow!!!

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Postby Steve_Cox » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:05 am

Barb,

Kate is lucky to have you for a friend. Nice work on The Convertible :thumbsup:
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:53 am

:applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup: :woohoo: :beautiful:

Kate and Barb, beautiful work. I will be interested in how she likes the screen.

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Postby rhltechie » Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:12 am

:thumbsup: awesome!
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Postby peggyearlchris » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:28 pm

:thumbsup: That looks sweet. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause: :applause: Peg
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Postby hiker chick » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:42 pm

Extremely impressive! The teardrop and the video!



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Postby Pam Wright » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:42 am

Yay!!! Looking good, Ladies!!!

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Postby Mary K » Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:16 pm

:thumbs up1: :beautiful: Awesome!!!

You are a good friend Barb. I hope Y'all have many fun times Teardropping and Kayaking. Tell Kate she needs to sign on the forum and joins us "Ladies". We would love to meet her.

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Postby SamR » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:37 am

How does the vinyl handle in transit? Do you know yet? I've been toying with the idea of replacing the top of my hatch with vinyl and the bottom with a tailgate sorta thing but was worried about wind. Nice idea and work!
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Postby CAJUN LADY » Thu Oct 09, 2008 5:53 pm

Barb, ya'll did a great job. Do you have picture of the galley and inside?
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Postby rhltechie » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:13 pm

yes...inquiring minds wants to know, galley pics would be cool!
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Postby Todah Tear » Fri Oct 17, 2008 10:28 am

Very cool Barb!! Lady Teardroppers rock! :beautiful:

Is the roof covering vinyl or a mesh/screen material?
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Postby b.bodemer » Sat Oct 18, 2008 10:29 am

The roof has a screen on it and then the vinyl lays over it. This way on a nice night Kate can roll back the vinyl and peek out at the stars............

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Postby Todah Tear » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:33 pm

I love the concept! The openness is probably very cool too (temperature-wise)!

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Postby b.bodemer » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:54 pm

Here are some photos of Kate's completed td. When I towed the td to her house she was still working on her top. Instead of just pulling the fabric over the side walls and then using snaps she added a strip of vinyl to both sides and truely has a custom cover.

She used a combination of both velcro and snaps to make a custom fit for her convertible top.

Besides the pet screen she also included 1/4" mini cell foam. With the weather turning cold I told her that might even help as insulation for her fall or early spring trips! :lol:

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Behind the velcro strip Kate used foam weatherstripping as a precasution to keep water from coming inside.
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It was a great project and a lot of fun to work with Kate in building her own td!!!
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