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Old 01-06-2018, 11:04 AM   #15
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your paint job

fantastic paint job

congratulations


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Old 01-06-2018, 11:22 AM   #16
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That looks really good, do you care to share what Interlux paint and primer you used and how did you paint it roller or brush or roll and tip as I'm getting ready to paint mine as well.
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Old 01-06-2018, 02:06 PM   #17
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Here's a pic of the three cans of paint. one quart does the whole exterior. I use a foam mini roller. and a brush for the edges and the four light bezels.
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I got this paint in Kelowna.. I'm sure there is a dealer IN Calgary or Ed . Here's the link to my painting post. http://www.robeye.net/2017/12/17/197...er-4-painting/
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Old 01-06-2018, 04:06 PM   #18
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My axle was turned over by a PO making it a trailing arm instead of the original factory leading arm. It was wore out so we replaced it with a new #9 Dexter and decided to leave it trailing arm. It has to be mounted under the lower floor to make it a trailing arm so you will have to alter the frame cross member under the lower floor by cutting notches to accommodate it.
On my Trillium the axle was also worn out. Probably 50 years old so it was entitled to be worn out.

When I replaced it I wanted to change the arm orientation, from leading to trailing. I also had it made with a 22 degree down-angle.

To make it work, I added a 2" X 3" rectangular tubing to the portion of the frame that was bent "upwards". Then I had to re-position the mounting plates of the axle so that the wheels would be in the correct place for the wheel wells. Had the added advantage of adding extra ground clearance.
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Old 01-09-2018, 11:32 PM   #19
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nice job Rob. My 73 needs a new axle but will probably just replace it with something close to original with probably a bit more lift. BC frame and Axle? in Langley apparently builts nice ones. BTW my frame was re enforced by previous owner
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:10 AM   #20
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I used the axles from Princess Auto. They are made in the same factory as the original Dexter axles.. And I added 2 " lift to the frame.. The factory frame on my 73 had been reinforced too.. but still sagged. There is not enough strength behind the axle. Get 4 people sitting at the table and you WILL bend the frame. Also the floor looses it's strength over time.. So my new frame is beefy enough to support the floor.. I do recommend building a new frame if you are changing axles anyway. And change the mounting method for the body too.. Boler's are worth the work !
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:32 AM   #21
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rob I admire you work!

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Old 01-10-2018, 10:40 AM   #22
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Thanks for all the feed back.. This Boler is being restored for my Daughter & Hubby.. so not really mine.. But I'm working on them to bring it to Winnipeg this Aug for the meet. I would go too..
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:33 PM   #23
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thanks for the imfo Rob. Not into the budget of new frame so it will just be a new axle. 99% of the time its just me in the trailer so no reason to go overboard. If and when I sell it I will let the new owner do major upgrades
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:55 PM   #24
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I painted mine yesterday with Interlux topside paint and I am super happy with the results, but I think I have to give it another coat.

How many coats of paint did you put on?
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:00 PM   #25
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Two coats for sure.. a light scuff with 220 grit first I too like the results so much I want to paint my bigfoot camper too..
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:04 PM   #26
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Hey Rob,

Really like the frame you built. I've looked at a few on the forum and yours is the one I'd like to put under my 72 Boler. I just bought it this month and its still stored in Langley for me for a couple weeks. Any chance you have plans or dimensions you might be willing to share? My Boler is a going to be a complete rebuild/restoration. It is in very sad shape, but I wanted one cheap and a project, I sure got what I asked for! I joined fiberglassrv a while back but haven't posted yet. When I get it home I'll take more pics, pull all the cushions, parts etc out and start to gut it.
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:29 AM   #27
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Hey there.. I have no plans for the frame.. and just winged it. I could do some measurements for you.. There's quite a bit more steel in my frame then the one I removed, and yet I only added 100 lbs to the weight. I was lucky to have gotten the free Coleman tent trailer as a donor for the main frame parts.. And Princess Auto had the rest. Did you read my blog ?
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Old 04-22-2018, 07:42 AM   #28
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i wonder

rob did you have any signs after your paint dried to having lows and highs in your gloss?

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