the bluebird

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Re: the bluebird

Postby Junkboy999 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:06 am

Hey Kent

How did the Living hing work for the galley hatch.

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Re: the bluebird

Postby kinto » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:46 pm

Terry...

the living hinge is working great! i used it for the galley & doors and it's had no problems at all. the only extra thing i did was use a strip of wood on each side to reinforce it just to be sure screws wouldn't rip thru.

if you didn't see it previously, like this...
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Re: the bluebird

Postby 2bits » Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:22 am

I did the same thing on my galley hatch except I used two strips of aluminum and it worked out great! I see we both were smart and predrilled!

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Re: the bluebird

Postby Junkboy999 » Mon Aug 20, 2012 7:41 am

Thanks Kent

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Re: the bluebird

Postby WhitneyK » Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:07 am

I as well,.....
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....and my hatch is HEAVY (50-60lbs at the handle, 150lbs where props connect)
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Re: the bluebird

Postby kinto » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:32 am

Heya everyone. Long time no check in. Since then we took another trip out west & northish. Last summer we went to Badlands, Black Hills, Wind Cave, Devils Tower, Yellowstone & Grand Tetons. We even met Verna randomly on the road in Nebraska (I think?).. She flew by us (honking & waving) and we caught up with her at a gas station. If you're reading this Hi Verna!!!

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Re: the bluebird

Postby kinto » Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:38 am

Oh, also... You might recall my lady friend/ travel partner/ inspiration for building the tear to begin with? I've referred to her as my girl etc throughout this...

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Well, now she is referred to as MY WIFE!!!

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Re: the bluebird

Postby kinto » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:10 am

And more on topic of a build journal.. I finally painted the bluebird on the back..

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We're toying with the idea of something like this for the sides..

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And I'm beta testing some magnetic doorstops to keep them from flopping while parked.. We're going Southwest this year so I'll let you know how they work out of the garage..

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Hope everyone is well

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Re: the bluebird

Postby teddy » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:11 am

Congrats! :beer:
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Re: the bluebird

Postby KCStudly » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:15 am

Yes, congratulations!

Very nice pics of your trip. Thanks for sharing. :thumbsup:
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Re: the bluebird

Postby azgreg » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:56 am

Congratulations! :beer:
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Re: the bluebird

Postby WhitneyK » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:46 am

:applause: Congratulations on getting married!!! :applause:

:thumbsup: Excellent job on the Bluebird painting!! (hope my wife doesn't see it, she'll have me driving to St. Louie so you can do one for us ;) )

We have followed that same route and loved it!!! :D Really like that part of the country.
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Re: the bluebird

Postby S. Heisley » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:14 pm

Congratulations on your marriage and your wonderful trip! :applause:
You did a great job on that bluebird, too! :thumbsup:
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