so as per the thread in the wanted section I am now staring this thread
First we purchased this.
A couple of things I do not like,
1) the colour
2) the witches hat roof
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.
About 1/2 removed so far.
Sub roof looks to be in fair condition so will probably stay.
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.
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
wow...3 mill aluminum on top of a tallish trailer....hmmmm...center of gravity...maybe not loaded....anyway...neat project....
It actually towed well, just looked very odd
Roof off today, anyone local want some scrap alloy ?
How thick is it?
2mm approximately now in more manageable pieces, should have guessed you would be interested Bladevane
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.
Is the roof section a single layer or a sandwiched panel?
It’s a single layer
What is holding the fibreglass sheet in place
Currently not a lot
I need some alloy box to fabricate a internal cross support beam from the internal uprights already in place.
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
Agree. That’s why I want to add a support.
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.
It wouldn't have needed any, while the pagoda was up there?
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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