"Miss Independence" Reno, Nv updated 4/23/10

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Postby Pam M » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:53 pm

The extension was bolted to the original frame
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Postby Pam M » Mon Apr 12, 2010 11:07 pm

No more pitty party for "the frame that couldn't" but now it does just fine.

Kinda got a little ahead of ourselves here but let me recap and document with pictures:

First we chopped off all the unusable frame: (saturday morning)

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Just showing a sample of how unusable the old weld was: remember no pitty party!!! onward and upward...

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The new addition to the trailer has been welded at 45 degree joints

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And then I was back to ground zero to forge forward. Heeeeeve Ho!

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Postby perche » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:00 am

Glad that you're ready to build again and that you have a sound foundation...well done, Johnny D.

I liked the flooring that you had to rip up :( Your attitude is amazing despite the setbacks, really inspiring.

Good luck in your progress...time to cover up that beautiful frame! :D
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Postby S. Heisley » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:13 am

There is no comparison between the old and new. Now, you have a quality frame and a good foundation to start from. You're on the right road now! :thumbsup: :applause:
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Postby Pam M » Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:53 pm

Sharon,

I just looked through your album and picked up a GREAT tip on cutting styrofoam.

Heat up your knife with a home use clothes iron! What a fabulous idea and my garage won't look like a snow storm, I have been dreading that part, thanks for the great tip!
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Postby S. Heisley » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:25 pm

You're welcome, Pam. The hot knife helped a lot but I still kept a vacuum handy to use when some "snow" got away from me. When the knife got cold, that would happen plus sometimes I got impatient. :roll: It's too bad nobody has invented an electric hot knife!
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Postby Ageless » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:40 pm

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Postby down under tech » Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:07 pm

Ageless: I knew they made one of them. We can get about anything you want in this country except a job. :roll:

Pam: I thought up a personalized plate for your TD... CANDPAM ??? :o That reads as (canned Pam), not (candy Pam). I guess if you wanted to say it either way that would be OK, too. Most tear-droppers would read it as (canned Pam) because of the canned ham trailers and lay-persons would read it as (candy Pam).
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Postby down under tech » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:11 am

Hi Pam: We need another update. When are you going to post more of your progress ????? :roll: :D
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Postby S. Heisley » Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:25 am

down under tech wrote:
I thought up a personalized plate for your TD... CANDPAM ???


Good one! :lol: :thumbsup:
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Postby Pam M » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:57 am

So I am torn between RENOTEAR or IMADEIT for a license plate. Calling dmv today to see if I can reserve it.

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Postby grizz » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:06 am

Pam M wrote:So I am torn between RENOTEAR or IMADEIT for a license plate. Calling dmv today to see if I can reserve it.

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Vote for: IMADEIT 8)
Greetings from England.

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Hoping to get it all done in time.
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Postby High Desert » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:08 am

Pam M wrote:So I am torn between RENOTEAR or IMADEIT for a license plate. Calling dmv today to see if I can reserve it.

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Pam, go here; https://dmvapp.nv.gov/dmv/vr/plateav/plateav_input.aspx ; Personalized Plate Search page where you can try any combo you like to see if its available. Up to 7 characters. They told me the only way to reserve one is to pay for the registration.
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Postby Pam M » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:08 pm

http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/harderth ... rlynow.htm

The above song is by Johnny Nash I can see clearly now, the rain is gone, I can see all the obstacles in my way.... ~ This is so perfect for the tear drop trailer building process at my house.

Which leads in the direction of "I made it".... :) ~~~~Nothing is ever simple is it? But I really like meaning and substance to decisions I make.

My vote right now is leaning to I Made It which can be defined by the reader who is looking at the plate.
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Postby Pam M » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:15 pm

I Made it was not available...

I will brain storm some more..... darn it!

Just when I thought it was clear as day! LOL!
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