Exhibition trailer

  1. Bullet2012

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    Witches hat :laughing:
     
  2. Bullet2012

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    yes that is what I believe has happened, the witches hat was solid, the front deflector not so much, the stresses caused by the top must have set a motion that destroyed the seams. That’s what I think anyways.
     
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    Did a little bit more trimming of the roof edges tonight, light is very poor so no pictures until next week.
    I have ordered the materials to make the roof the way I want. Also ordered some paint samples.
    Some blue , some silver and one that goes back to the original colour.
    Will do some swatch colours when they arrive.
     
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    Not much progress over the last couple of weeks, got a few minutes on it today and started removing the graffiti (signwriting) 605CDDD5-431D-4480-A7A4-7F021A92F518.jpeg
     
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    Managed a couple of hours today, it all still smelled very damp but, carry on regardless.
    Started by trial fitting a crossmember to the front that will assist in supporting the nose cone.
    Soon realised that the roof was still very damp so decided to investigate a little !
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  6. Bullet2012

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    Basically all the roof timbers are rotten so the whole lot is now cut out.

    Currently it’s an open top trailer ! Oh well just a bit more work now.

    hopefully get back to it next week
     
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  7. Wedg1e

    Wedg1e They call me Mr. Bodge-angles

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    We've done work with a company that builds exhibition trailers, mobile banks, x-ray scanners, mobile stages, that type of thing. The artic trailer-based ones are works of engineering genius: opened out you have a massive floor area, lighting, seating, aircon, you name it... the floor concertinas up and the walls hinge every which way under hydraulic power.
    Last time I was down there they had one of the artics in for repair. It belonged to a large power tool company and having finished at the NEC or wherever, the driver pressed all the buttons to fold it up and set off up the motorway. Unfortunately nobody had thought to empty all the display shelves so a trail of cordless drills and electric impact hammers was laid up (IIRC) the M5. Next time they tried to open it some of the stray power tools got tangled up in the sliding gear and put the trailer out of action...
     
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  8. Bullet2012

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    Well the old roof has now been collected by a fellow member and will be recycled into something completely different.

    new roof has been subject to several different designs and lots of options considered.
    It will be a aluminium frame supporting a plywood and glass fibre laminate.
    Seating has been re covered in a marine vinyl, that has a carbon fibre style weave.

    interior lighting will be LED powered by twin leisure batteries and a solar charging system.
    Still unsure on the external colour, thinking of upol style paint to give a texture or a flowcoat , first event booked so have to get a move on now.

    will get some pictures next week.
     
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  9. Bullet2012

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    vinyl used on seating
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    That looks like one of those magic eye puzzles!
     
  11. Bullet2012

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    I hope it is not, I can never see them and dread to think what others will see.
     
  12. Parm

    Parm Let The Games Commence

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    What’s this gonna be used for?

    no ones asked yet
     
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    I think that was mentioned in the wanted section but cant find that either now.
     
  14. Bullet2012

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    Last piece of the roof support arrived today, maybe can get back to this sometime next week.
     
  15. Bullet2012

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    stuff and things :laughing:
     
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