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  1. #101
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    Finished the "Cut-Down" hatch door project. Matches pretty well. Added the LED Awning light and got it wired. Trying the amber color to keep down advertising to bugs.

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    RodRage
    Hammer Pilot

    "Overkill is highly under rated, Chicks dig scars, When all else fails- just use a bigger hammer."

    Current Trailer Build:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...Off-Road-Build

    Trailer Kitchen Thread:
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  2. #102
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    Looks great!
    2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

    1977 Custom Built Pop Up Camper

  3. #103
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    Oct 2015
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    Got the side skin fitted for adjustment. Did a trial run on the doors and the refrigerator. The rest of the wiring finally got here and now I need to take it all back down to sort the spaghetti of wiring I've created....
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    RodRage
    Hammer Pilot

    "Overkill is highly under rated, Chicks dig scars, When all else fails- just use a bigger hammer."

    Current Trailer Build:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...Off-Road-Build

    Trailer Kitchen Thread:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-Thread/page11

  4. #104
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    Jan 2017
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    Florida
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    Might I inquire about the roofing steel? Never seen smooth steel "roofing" like that and it seems like a perfect skin. Thanks!

  5. #105
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    Oct 2015
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    Check your metal building suppliers. It's builders' siding/roofing for running through a rib dye machine. These originally come flat, epoxy coated and offer about 50 different colors, finished in white on the back, with a clear peel off laminate protection sheet on the color side. They run 26-29ga steel. Typically, they are supplied in 41 5/8" wide x 8' long. This project took me 5 sheets and had several scraps left over. Most vendors have a large metal brake and can cut them to size if you give them fair notice. I think they go for 36-42$/sheet in most of the lower 48.
    They look thin, but actually VERY sturdy and easy to work with. I wouldn't use them without an insulating or backing layer, as they would easily dent with normal use. I used coated 1/4" birch and laminated the pieces.
    RodRage
    Hammer Pilot

    "Overkill is highly under rated, Chicks dig scars, When all else fails- just use a bigger hammer."

    Current Trailer Build:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...Off-Road-Build

    Trailer Kitchen Thread:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-Thread/page11

  6. #106
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    Oct 2015
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    Yes... still working on the firewood/jerry can box. I have yet to fit it to the front with the skin, but I wanted to wait until it got powder coated. Added the utility (water) plate and it was so thin that it got terrible burn through every time I tacked it, so I had to get a heavier plate. Should be ready for powder this weekend. Thanks for asking- I almost scrapped the idea, but it's hard to burn safely anywhere and parks are getting tough on people scavenging wood for camp. Here are a few of the old pics of how it will ride on the frame.
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    RodRage
    Hammer Pilot

    "Overkill is highly under rated, Chicks dig scars, When all else fails- just use a bigger hammer."

    Current Trailer Build:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...Off-Road-Build

    Trailer Kitchen Thread:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-Thread/page11

  7. #107
    Great idea with the firewood basket! I will definitely be doing something like that on mine.

  8. #108
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    All small parts are finally ready for the powder coating haul.... Unfortunately, I can't haul the frame and roof rack without another trailer to haul it on (seems redundant). So- they'll just have to wait for powder until August.
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    RodRage
    Hammer Pilot

    "Overkill is highly under rated, Chicks dig scars, When all else fails- just use a bigger hammer."

    Current Trailer Build:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...Off-Road-Build

    Trailer Kitchen Thread:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-Thread/page11

  9. #109
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    New England
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    Quote Originally Posted by rodrage View Post
    All small parts are finally ready for the powder coating haul.... Unfortunately, I can't haul the frame and roof rack without another trailer to haul it on (seems redundant). So- they'll just have to wait for powder until August.
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    Looks nice. May I suggest UHaul or Home Depot perhaps?

  10. #110
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    Thanks Matt- logistics are preventing me form that as I'm trying to make a trip to my cabin at the same time. I actually have my utility trailer up there and bringing it back to do just that.
    RodRage
    Hammer Pilot

    "Overkill is highly under rated, Chicks dig scars, When all else fails- just use a bigger hammer."

    Current Trailer Build:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...Off-Road-Build

    Trailer Kitchen Thread:
    http://www.expeditionportal.com/foru...-Thread/page11

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