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started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby coolbanana » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:10 pm

Finally found some foam on craigs list, 18- 4'x4' sheets for $40.00. I should have enough to do a couple or three projects :thinking: Well today I gorilla glued 4- 4x4 together to make two 4x8' sheets. I then cut out my 2 sides and have them attached to my floor and front and back bulkheads. Would like to keep a record of the build but do not know how to post pics to the board. :oops: Will take pics of my progress and may be get them on later.
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby GPW » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:25 pm

CB, Sounds like you got a good deal on the Foam ... :thumbsup: We sure would like to see the pictures ... :pictures:


Just go down to the bottom of your reply screen , press the blue tab that says “Upload Attachment “ .. choose your picture file , add it , Submit , and there ya’ go !!! 8)
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby mikeschn » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:27 pm

coolbanana wrote: Will take pics of my progress and may be get them on later.


Here's how to upload pictures...

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=48774

Here's how to post pictures...

viewtopic.php?f=26&t=48764

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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby coolbanana » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:51 pm

9942999428here are the pics of my frame made using an old popup I had. will post pics of foam progress tomorrow
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby coolbanana » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:54 pm

Thanks for the picture instruction, Mike think Ive got a handle on it now.
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby coolbanana » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:28 pm

994569945599454here are some pics of my progress so far. Sides are on ,doors are cut out, front bottom half is on with a small storage area and lift up door that will also serve as a shelf. have not worked on any doors or window cut outs yet. I want to get my small galley built in before I cut in the windows. Not too bad for two days work, and absolutely no idea what I am doing. :NC The good part is I can still push it around the yard with one hand.
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby GPW » Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:20 am

Looking GOOD !!! Keep going !!! :thumbsup:
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby coolbanana » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:45 pm

here are some pics of my progress on my motorcycle foamie.99632996319963099629 have most of the roof on, and a small galley compartment with a couple of shelves in the back. also installed a free bathroom vent fan that also has a light and heat with a thermostat. the white goldwing is the tow vehicle for this tear drop.
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby GPW » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:25 pm

That looks just like urethane foam .... another first for this forum 8) ... just don’t hot wire it or burn the scraps ... :frightened:
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby coolbanana » Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:49 pm

It's ICO foam used on roofs , it has fiberglass sheet on both sides. makes the TB stick well, should be a plus when I put on the canvas.
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby atahoekid » Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:48 pm

Very cool. Never heard of that stuff before... Where did you find it? How is it priced vs. the blue foam or pink foam? BTW Good luck on your project! Keep posting the pics!
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Re: started my motorcycle foamie today

Postby coolbanana » Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:53 am

I picked up 18 4'x4'x2" squares on craigs list for $40.00, but you can buy it at roofing supply companies. You can also use regular polyester resin with out melting it. I had to glue the 2x2 pieces together, but it comes in 4x8 sheets,haven't checked prices yet, but I don't think it is any more costly than the blue or pink. I am not able to get the 2" foam here and lowes and home depot don't seem to want to be bothered ordering it for me,so I went with what i could find. Used the blue 3/4" I had around the house for the roof to keep weight down since I will be pulling it with the bike. I have the six days off thanksgiving week hopefully I can get it finished. Thanks for the site and the info all of you provide for us first time builders.
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