"The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby jbyrd » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:39 pm

The drop down sides on your trailer make it look huge. I LIKE IT!!!!!
Til later, See ya
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:32 am

I have a sale pending on the X-II... should be doing paperwork and finishing the deal on Sunday. Then I can start ordering parts! One of the first things getting ordered will be the new wheels and tires which will raise it up 3" and then I still have to build the trolley-top section, which will make it another 3" taller yet. She's gonna be a big one... about 82" from ground to top of fan.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:16 pm

Got a lot done this weekend, including parting ways with the X-II. The new owners already have trips planned and I'm sure they're going to enjoy it!

Installed the shelf in the sleeping cabin, and worked on the upper galley....

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Galley counter is starting to look like something...

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And finally beginning the framing for the trolley top...

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I have a long list of parts that need ordered, so tomorrow and Tuesday will be a bit of a shopping spree. :twisted:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Kharn » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:20 pm

Congrats on selling the X2!
And I like your flip-down shelf idea, it gives a good mix of visibility and access.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby KCStudly » Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:58 am

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :applause: :applause:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:14 pm

Between last night and tonight, I finished up the first of the trolley top sides. Insulated, skinned both sides, and drilled a few wire holes. Its glued and screwed to the short 6-1/2" roof spars and the interior skin can soon be installed on that side. Also got one face skinned on the other trolley top frame. Still need to insulate it, skin the other face, and drill a few more wire holes. Then it will make its way into position. After that, its onto the roof framing!

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Parts have already started rolling in from McMaster-Carr, E-trailer, Amazon, and RVPowerParts.com. Doors, hinges, wheels, stereo & speakers, solar panels, 1/4" acrylic sheets, LED's, wire, Fantastic Fan, and much more is all on its way... Its like Christmas in April!
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby KCStudly » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:12 pm

Going together fast! :thumbsup:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby ryuandwings » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:42 pm

You are doing great! :applause:
Planning, craftsmanship, and speed of progress, everything is top notch! :thumbsup:

I wish I was going that fast... :cry:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:46 pm

Thanks guys! Finished up the other trolley top side tonight. It was a PITA because the one board wasn't as straight as it needed to be. The particular board just happened to be the one that the operable roof section needs to close and seal against. Kind of important. So after some swearing and fighting with it, I was able to straighten it out. THEN my brad nailer started giving me issues - it would should a few brads, and then jam. Finally I blew the nailer out using my air compressor. So far it seems to be acting normal again.

Skinning the outside face of the trolley top frame...

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After trimming...

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And its ready for a little bit more upper galley work and roof framing!

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Kharn » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:19 am

Does the rear of the trolley top touch the hatch spar? It's hard to tell from the pictures.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:55 am

Nope it floats in front of the hatch spar about 1/2". Theres a couple other things going on back there that tie everything together.... just not built yet.
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby bdosborn » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:21 pm

Wow, you're building fast! It looks like a F-117A, hows it's radar cross section? :lol: Looks good. :thumbsup:

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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby Kharn » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:54 am

I just realized you don't show a porch light in your renderings, any particular reason you're not including them?
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:25 am

bdosborn wrote:Wow, you're building fast! It looks like a F-117A, hows it's radar cross section? :lol: Looks good. :thumbsup:

Bruce


Thanks Bruce! Going for a different look with this build and I think it worked :lol:

Kharn wrote:I just realized you don't show a porch light in your renderings, any particular reason you're not including them?


Thats one of the things that I havent quite decided what to do with yet :thinking:
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Re: "The X-Cubed" C.T.T.

Postby absolutsnwbrdr » Sat Apr 12, 2014 9:31 am

Last night I got most of the roof framing done. When I was designing this thing, the front corners where all the angle meet were really giving me headaches but they're coming together pretty well. Had to quit for the night because I finished up my 6th box of pocket screws.

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This thing looks ridiculous in my garage. :lol: :lol:
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