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Old 03-07-2011, 08:33 AM   #57
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Without the axle, the frame was easy to flip back and forth; a one-person job. With the axle back on, it was more awkward to lower down without a thud and an extra person was handy.

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Looks good!
I'm vacillating between paint and powder coat.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:21 PM   #58
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Sam and Jess:

Great! Thanks for the info. Price for the axle sounds reasonable when you can be sure you are getting the right one.

And yes, it's a funny thing, but wheels just are the focal point of any vehicle!!

Nice V70R!
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:30 PM   #59
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Thanks for all of the nice comments everyone.

Peter: We were also debating between a quality sandblast and powder coat, but finally elected on the "cheap" route of the POR15. I used the "marine clean" followed by the "metal prep" (both POR products), and used them to the manufacturers specifics. I must say, I am astonished at the turn out. The picture does not really do it justice. It has two coats on it now and is really shiny now that it dried. Seems like really good stuff. I am super jealous of your lift, if only we had the room. I guess I could vault the ceiling in the garage.... Too many irons in a very small fire.

Clive: I saw these wheels on another Boler and really liked the look. I agree, wheels and stance can make or break a vehicle and possibly a trailer. That is our Volvo's best angle, Not to mention it is about a 40 footer.

I am on a new page and cannot recall who asked about the frame weight. I initially flipped the frame with the old axle still attached. It wasn't too heavy, but I wouldn't want to do it very many times. Once I had the axle off, it flipped really easily.

It is really nice to have some forward progress for once. I am hopeful we will get the body back on this weekend.

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Old 03-08-2011, 10:22 PM   #60
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Lifts are cheap - height is expensive. Cost me a new Master Bedroom - Master Bath - vastly enlarged kitchen....but I got my height :~)
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:01 PM   #61
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Update: I surprised Jess today by putting the frame and body back together while she was at work. Now we can get started on the body and paint work!!!

Here are the latest pictures with the redone frame, new axle and the new wheels and tires all where they belong. The Tires are 185/?/r14. They fit, but just barely. The left side has plenty of room, but the right is pretty tight, I can just squeeze my hand between the body (around the wheel well) and the tire, otherwise there is plenty of room inside the wheel well.


Tried to get a close up of the new frame paint. This just reminds me I need to paint the tongue jack and chain.


You can see just a smidgen of fiberglass damage on the left side of the frame. This actually occurred when we took the body off. I don't remember how.

Curb side. The trailer sits much higher with the new axle, tires and wheels. I believe it is right at the same ground clearance as our T.V. This is the side the tire gap is very slim. Should be okay with a little modification.


Overall shot.


Left side. Note, Jess has started to remove everything to get ready for paint. We are still not sure what to do about a window. We are thinking big.

All for now, hopefully get more done tomorrow.

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Old 03-13-2011, 07:23 AM   #62
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Looking good!

What's the story with the window?

I had the window missing that side when I got my Boler. The PO had removed it and put in framing for a window a/c, then covered with plexiglass. You can see it in my Trailer Profile.

I was lucky to find windows from someone who replaced all theirs.

If you looking for one to match the other side, I have one that needs new glass if you are interested.
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Old 03-13-2011, 08:47 AM   #63
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Looking good!

What's the story with the window?

I had the window missing that side when I got my Boler. The PO had removed it and put in framing for a window a/c, then covered with plexiglass. You can see it in my Trailer Profile.

I was lucky to find windows from someone who replaced all theirs.

If you looking for one to match the other side, I have one that needs new glass if you are interested.
Clive,

Same thing happened with ours, the previous owner removed the window to put in an air conditioner. Who knows what they did with the window.

I would be happy to pay you for your window. Is it a Jalousie? How much are you asking for it? Thanks so much, Clive!!!

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Clive,

Same thing happened with ours, the previous owner removed the window to put in an air conditioner. Who knows what they did with the window.

I would be happy to pay you for your window. Is it a Jalousie? How much are you asking for it? Thanks so much, Clive!!!

--Sam
Sam,

Yes, it is a jalousie. I will try and find pics of it and will send you a PM.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:43 AM   #65
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You mentioned sacrificing part of your closet for air condt. how are you planning on doing that? I have asimilar situation, just picking your brain. h.mike
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You mentioned sacrificing part of your closet for air condt. how are you planning on doing that? I have asimilar situation, just picking your brain. h.mike
I have found several A/C window units which are pretty small (5000BTU) that fit inside the closet. I am planning on building a little shelf which will sit directly on the wheel well and then sealing the "hot" side of the A/C unit up from the inside. I will then place a large vent at the base of the closet on the exterior side for fresh air circulation. I am hoping it will work... time will tell. --Sam
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looks good Sam&Jess! what degree arm angle did you get, on the axle?
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:22 PM   #68
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I have found several A/C window units which are pretty small (5000BTU) that fit inside the closet. I am planning on building a little shelf which will sit directly on the wheel well and then sealing the "hot" side of the A/C unit up from the inside. I will then place a large vent at the base of the closet on the exterior side for fresh air circulation. I am hoping it will work... time will tell. --Sam
Thanks for the quick reply, I'll file it for when I'm ready. I followed each photo in your build, great undertaking. hope I can do as well. h.mike
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Old 05-07-2011, 06:02 PM   #69
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looks good Sam&Jess! what degree arm angle did you get, on the axle?
Thanks Luke,

You know, I am not real sure. I just had Paul Neumeister send us the standard Boler axle, so I assume it is the stock angle. I am sure you could call Paul to find out what angle he orders. He was great to work with and the axle fit perfectly.

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Old 05-14-2011, 01:05 AM   #70
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Can I ask where you found the wheels and what name brand are they???, I've been using 14" Ford Ranger Aluminum wheels but they've got tougher and tougher to find....
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