2 Person Standy Build

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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby Fyddler » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:01 am

O2 was for cutting, AC arc welder for welds. I am lucky enough to have an Uncle who welded on the shipyard. I can run a bead, but it's not pretty! This will definitely be overbuilt material wise, but I already had the trailer with a title.
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby Fyddler » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:39 am

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My $10.00 garage sale windows. There 24" long. Proves my #1 rule in bargaining, never ever throw out the first offer! I was ready to hand him $40 cash!
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby laroosta » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:33 am

Nice find !!! :thumbsup: I looked at windows yesterday online.........pretty pricey :o
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby KCStudly » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:47 pm

Fyddler wrote:O2 was for cutting, AC arc welder for welds.


Oh, I was confused. I thought you said you needed O2 to weld. You must have some more cutting to do.

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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby Fyddler » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:37 pm

$3.00 garage sale find!
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby CarlLaFong » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:38 pm

That's actually a sunroof. I had an identical one in my old 72 Datsun PU
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby Fyddler » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:14 pm

Yup. New in box. Figured it would look great in the front
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby KCStudly » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:58 pm

Score!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby Fyddler » Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:08 am

As I am getting closer to having a trailer frame I am starting to think about the build. I am going with 3/4" solid plywood walls, 3/4" floor. I see a lot of people putting in a sub floor under the plywood. Is there a reason to not just bolt the 3/4" plywood frame right to the trailer frame?
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby KCStudly » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:44 am

From what I have read, unless you intend to insulate your floor (...and there are plenty of good reasons to do that) there usually is no need to build a subfloor.

If your trailer width and floor width are reasonably close (say within a foot... 6 inches on a side), and you do not have to build up over the fenders in order to create a flat floor, then the extra wood is not necessary.

This, of course, is just the opinion that I have developed from reading the numerous posts on this subject. My TD is being built completely differently. :D

You may want to search and or read more about this topic before you make your final decision. :thumbsup:
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby Corwin C » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:20 pm

Fyddler wrote:As I am getting closer to having a trailer frame I am starting to think about the build. I am going with 3/4" solid plywood walls, 3/4" floor. I see a lot of people putting in a sub floor under the plywood. Is there a reason to not just bolt the 3/4" plywood frame right to the trailer frame?


My plan is to bolt the floor directly to the frame and insulate between the frame members. I feel that the floor framing that most people seem to do is a little redundant.
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby rmef27 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:49 am

I want to build something like what you are building so I will definitely be paying close attention to your build.
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby Fyddler » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:32 am

Finished getting my trailer frame welded up and a coat of primer today. My goal is to get the floor built by the end of the weekend.
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby Fyddler » Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:08 pm

Built the sub floor today and worked in the design a bit. Hadn't planned on doing a sub floor but didn't take into consideration for the tongue reinforcements so decided that in order to get the floor drop I wanted in the entrance I needed the extra clearance. Making sawdust makes me HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! I also realized that my current sidewall design won't hide my frame so back to the (sketchup) drawing board for some revisions.
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Re: 2 Person Standy Build

Postby George Taylor » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:26 pm

I ran into a similar; issue when I was building our first camper. Ours is 10 ft long and 4 ft tall. I used 5/8 ply for the main structure and used the scrap to fur out the inside. I also used a 6 inch wide piece to joint the pieces together. I used construction adhesive and screws to hold it all together. I then installed 1/2 inch foam in between the during strips before I installed the 1/4 inch birch ply. I was able to hide all of the wires in the walls as well. Walls are strong and the camper stays realty warm in the cold. I will recommend using pt ply for the floor.
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