Truck Canopy Trailer - Updates... Solar Panel, Jack, etc.

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Postby ohbugger » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:53 pm

Great, I find a lot of people are intimidated by craigslist. Especially the part about buying something from a stranger. I have had nothing but good experiences. Glad you found your trailer there! Now you want to build something from scratch? Oh boy, there goes all your free time!
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Postby canned o minimum » Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:05 pm

Not really.. I gots no money at the moment, so I'm jus enjoyin what I got !
( And modifyin it as "I" need to )
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Postby ohbugger » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:12 pm

Got a little inspiration on what to do with the door. Took the glass door down, got some masking tape and white spray paint...

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Looks like a door!
Also gave me a place to mount the license plate, one of those problems I hadn't figured out yet.
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Postby canned o minimum » Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:41 pm

Innovative ! See, if ya think bout it long enuf.. you'll figure out most anything !

Now fer a window covering fer that door ...err,window.
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Postby WhitneyK » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:10 pm

You're doin' a great job Erik!!!

That's the way to use the 'ol noodle :thinking: :thumbsup:

I like it, I like it!
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Postby ohbugger » Fri Nov 18, 2011 5:55 pm

A good friend of mine professionally refinishes bathtubs, and has a long history of fiberglass repair on boats... He saw my sanded down fiberglass top and offered to paint it with the fancy bathtub epoxy paint for super cheap. Since it was completely sanded down to the gelcoat, but not polished it was the perfect prep job for him. It's shiny now, it looked good in pictures before but I was worried about keeping it clean since the whole thing didn't have a smooth finish and dirt clung to the scratches and pores like crazy. Also, the gelcoat was a very light light gray and now the bottom and top are actually white.
He also filled a bunch of minor nicks with bondo and did a fiberglass repair on the third brake light. It's good to know people!
So close! I may wrap things up this weekend!
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Postby canned o minimum » Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:47 pm

Ya moved the lic. plate...
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Postby ohbugger » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:31 pm

canned o minimum wrote:Ya moved the lic. plate...


Just temporarily while I towed it to where it was painted. I'm changing the window a bit and there is blue masking tape in the way that I'm not ready to pull off yet.
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Postby canned o minimum » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:42 pm

BTW.. I fergot to mention... NICE !!! White is MY favorite color !
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Postby ohbugger » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:47 pm

canned o minimum wrote:BTW.. I fergot to mention... NICE !!! White is MY favorite color !

I'm going for the stormtrooper look! Ha ha.
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Postby canned o minimum » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:41 pm

( Hands over mouth) LUKE! "I" am yer father !

Muahahahahaha !!
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Postby rebapuck » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:50 pm

My neighbor had her bathtubs glazed 5 years ago. It's holding up well.
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Postby Ratkity » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:20 am

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Very nice !! Looks fabbo!

Now for pictures of it in the wild.

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Postby ohbugger » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:31 pm

Did 4 of the cushions last night, hopefully I'll get the 3 middle cushions done tonight. Starting to look like a cozy trailer! I think the cushions have gotten a bigger reaction from my wife than any other part of this project.
(Don't mind the white caulking, it will dry clear, it does look pretty silly at the moment though.)
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Postby canned o minimum » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:55 pm

Ya gotta have the trailer weighed...looks a bit heavy. Will be interesting to know the weight...
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