Exhibition trailer

  1. Bullet2012

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    4B65243E-78C1-4FC2-B5E5-74B51DFA7744.jpeg so as per the thread in the wanted section I am now staring this thread
    First we purchased this.
     
  2. Bullet2012

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    A couple of things I do not like,
    1) the colour
    2) the witches hat roof


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  3. Bullet2012

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    So work started today removing the witches hat roof
    At first I thought I would be tackling GRP, but it is actually 3mm aluminium !

    Each side is a double contour and welded at the edges, must have been quite expensive and it weighs a fair bit as well.

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    About 1/2 removed so far.
    Sub roof looks to be in fair condition so will probably stay.
     
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  4. barking mat

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    You should have cut it off in one piece and made an aluminium marquee.

    What are you going to do with the trailer?

    IMO yellow is the best colour.
     
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  5. Bullet2012

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    Good idea but no way I can transport a gazebo that size, as for the colour, it will probably end up a blue of some description
     
  6. jpmillermatic

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    wow...3 mill aluminum on top of a tallish trailer....hmmmm...center of gravity...maybe not loaded....anyway...neat project....

    JP
     
  7. Bullet2012

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    It actually towed well, just looked very odd
     
  8. Bullet2012

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    Roof off today, anyone local want some scrap alloy ?
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  9. Bladevane

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    How thick is it?
     
  10. Bullet2012

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    2mm approximately now in more manageable pieces, should have guessed you would be interested Bladevane :laughing:
     
  11. Bullet2012

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    At least I know why the inside is a bit damp. The glassfiber roof has separated from the nose cone.
    I need to support the roof internally and re attach the sections.
    Now need to source some alloy box section. Already got the sikaflex 291 and large head rivets.
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  12. carbon

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    Is the roof section a single layer or a sandwiched panel?
     
  13. Bullet2012

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    It’s a single layer
     
  14. carbon

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    What is holding the fibreglass sheet in place
     
  15. Bullet2012

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    Currently not a lot
    I need some alloy box to fabricate a internal cross support beam from the internal uprights already in place.
     
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  16. carbon

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    Quite surprised that there are no internal support beams, I have an artic trailer that has a fibreglass roof with cross support beams and it surprising how much the roof panel moves when its windy
     
  17. Bullet2012

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    Agree. That’s why I want to add a support.
     
  18. Bladevane

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    Unless you've agreed for anyone else to relieve you of the alloy sheets I am interested. Do you think the sheets would fit in to the back of my Outlander? I'm passing by Swindon on Monday early afternoon if that suits. Thanks.
     
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  19. slim_boy_fat

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    It wouldn't have needed any, while the pagoda was up there? :dontknow:
     
  20. carbon

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    I would have thought that whilst the trailer was being transported that the panel would have flexed considerably. I don’t know if the panels visible from the inside but would assume that it would have been sealed to stop water ingress rather than relying on a welded seam of the top.
     
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