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Old 07-21-2014, 07:57 PM   #113
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Luis, I love the Herh side windows with the fact that you can open them in the rain. Much prettier than the Jalousie windows. You are really doing a lot of work there. Can't wait till you finish. Thanks for sharing your progression.
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Old 07-22-2014, 02:47 PM   #114
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Gmike A Re.: embeddable screws!

thanks for the suggestion Gmike A, I think these solutions are not what I am after. The wood to FG join was done with high end 3M adhesives.

I have tried 420, 100, and 110 series, each works better for specific use. I think the 100 is the best one so far, although 110 also works fine. 420 is harder and probaly more brittle, specially in lower temperatures, so I will abstain from further use.

Glue-ing or Fiber glassing the proposed screws to the inside of the FG would IMO not offer me additional holding power. My thought is a through anchor! a screw with its head supported on the outside, and with appropriate water penetration protection.

This way Anything I attach to the wood anchor inside, sill stay put!

I am just over killing this I'm sure.

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Old 07-25-2014, 09:50 AM   #115
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I have used stainless steel carriage bolts thru the shell to hold upper cabinets tight.


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Old 07-25-2014, 10:22 AM   #116
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ss carriage bolts

Robert, yes this is what I am after.

Found the address of a specialized retailer in town and am planning to visit later today.

Do you have a design for water penetration protection, and for holding the head of the bolt/screw on the FG side better? a washer set up of a kind?

I was thinking making a wood piece to distribute loads better outside and prevent too much stress on the bolt head's bearing face to the FB.

Do we like splitting angel hairs here or what? wow!

What sealant would you recommend?
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Old 07-25-2014, 04:04 PM   #117
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As you probably know, a carriage bolt has a square "head" under the "crown". For a 1/4" bolt, I drill a 1/4" hole, then use a small machinists's file to square the round hole. The bolt pushes through the shell and through a specially shaped block of wood that is slathered with epoxy. A washer and nut then snug the block to the shell. After the epoxy sets up, I remove the bolt, wrap the head with butyl putty, then re-insert and tighten. Cabinets are then secured to the block.


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Old 07-28-2014, 11:46 AM   #118
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Installed 1/4" ss Allen head screws, with cedar back up blocks outside( to be sanded and epoxy painted, installed with putty,WTD...)

There is now strong overhead supports in all 4 corners for galley cabinet , and read/side shelving.

Advanced galley hvac and services openings in the front.

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Old 08-15-2014, 08:09 PM   #119
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:37 AM   #120
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Winter has come!

got more insulation and a full set of hulliner and marine canvas to cover up the inside FG in preparation of the final built.

Need to find a friend with an insulated garage though to warm up the trailer and apply the tack glue....

will give an update as soon as its done.
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Old 02-23-2015, 10:53 AM   #121
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Managed to move ahead despite winter!

Rented a heated garage space over the weekend and managed to glue in all the foam inside. Next week or so, carpet goes on, and then windows and then final built up can start: cabinets, electrical, finishing....

While at it, I also played with paint!

believe me its only primer an its rough, but does it not look king of good?
Your call.
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Old 03-01-2015, 10:38 PM   #122
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I am looking to insulate the floor of my Pacer. What type of insulation did you use on the floor? It is spray or paint on?
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Old 03-02-2015, 09:33 AM   #123
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I am looking to insulate the floor of my Pacer. What type of insulation did you use on the floor? It is spray or paint on?
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Hi there, we have not yet applied/ installed insulation to the floor.
Our trailer has a FG shell all around, inclusive of flooring that is, as opposed to some BOLERs that had plywood flooring.

So far, we repaired FG from the outside and from the inside, painted the FG with epoxy paint (grey one sold for garage concrete floors) and will install 1/2" plywood subfloow on top. The Plywood has also been primed withthe epoxy paint.

One idea is to install a foam layer between FG and Plywood, but I am still not bought to the idea. I fear the weight might degrade the foam and left an empty gap and sag and other problems.

What is your plan?
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The Pacer is currently gutted and new plywood is going down soon. I want to insulate and seal the inside of the egg. I like the idea of something that can be sprayed or brushed on before the floor goes down. Why did you choose garage paint?


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Old 03-09-2015, 09:23 AM   #125
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Floor Paint

Its sold as Garage paint, but it is a epoxy based paint you can use for what ever you want. It is a two part system , you add an accelerator to the base paint and get going as you have an hour or so of time to apply.

Epoxy paints usually have excellent adhesion and water proofing performance, so they will protect the wood fro moisture and root.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:52 PM   #126
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Hi Luis,

I'm also in Alberta. This has been a great winter for Boler work! I have a question.. what is your best tried and true method for creating a curved template. Do you scribe onto paper in some way?

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