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New TTT - The Boxcar - Now with More Solar!

Postby bdosborn » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:24 pm

I've progressed past building the frame and now I'm working on the floor.
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Boy I sure do like working with wood better than metal. I built the subframe and floor in a weekend. The trailer has taken 2 months so far and I still haven't painted it yet. I ended up adding supports to the open area after I tested it with the decking over it. Not quite strong enough for my big butt. I used 2x2 for the subframe and 1/2" CDX for the floor. I'm off to the garage to build the inside fenders...
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Postby Miriam C. » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:36 pm

:applause: :thumbsup: Thats a really great start Bruce. :NC uh, how big is it? :thinking: ;)
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Postby bledsoe3 » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:01 pm

Way to go Bruce. I can't wait to see it at the IRG 2.0.

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Postby bdosborn » Mon Jan 14, 2008 11:23 pm

Miriam,
It's 11'x6.5'. Kinda big huh.

Jim,
IRG is the goal. I'll be there even if I'm not done, I mailed my registration last week.

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Postby GPW » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:49 am

A couple regular doors in the back would be alot simpler than that half/TD hatch.. :roll:
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:58 am

:applause: Great size 8) Now that hatch is gonna be heavy but you will like it on cold nights if you build in the loo. ;)
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Postby doug hodder » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:40 am

I was wondering how far along you were Bruce. Looks like it'll be plenty stout. See ya at the IRG! Doug
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Postby Catoosa Grani » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:01 pm

Bruce, that looks great. I am looking forward to seeing it finished. Is it going to have the outside galley? I am trying to picture the back end but not very good at it. I am learning, thanks to all of you.

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Postby Jst83 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:33 pm

bdosborn wrote:Miriam,
It's 11'x6.5'. Kinda big huh.



Perfect size mines 6'5" x 11'6" and love it.

Looking good Bruce :thumbsup:
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Postby cuyeda » Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:40 pm

Bruce,
Looks great! Are the lights mounted on the rear frame running lights, or actual turn signals?
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Postby bdosborn » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:53 pm

Miriam C. wrote::applause: Great size 8) Now that hatch is gonna be heavy but you will like it on cold nights if you build in the loo. ;)


Miriam and GPW,

No hatch in back, just a door. There'll be a door on the curb side wall too. It will pop up in the back like the Compact.
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Postby bdosborn » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:55 pm

Catoosa Grani wrote:Bruce, that looks great. I am looking forward to seeing it finished. Is it going to have the outside galley? I am trying to picture the back end but not very good at it. I am learning, thanks to all of you.

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Betty, Check out the pictures above...
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Postby bdosborn » Tue Jan 15, 2008 8:57 pm

cuyeda wrote:Bruce,
Looks great! Are the lights mounted on the rear frame running lights, or actual turn signals?


They are LED turn signals. I haven't decided if that is all I'll use or if I'll mount some more up higher.

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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:12 pm

:thumbsup: All right :thumbsup: Now you know we will look forward to careful documenting of each detail----right 8) This will be fun :twisted:
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Postby cuyeda » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:24 am

Wow! I was just looking at pictures of the frame build, and Voila' pictures of the box cabin. Excellent! and we haven't even seen the inside yet! Looking forward to IRG to see it in person.
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