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Old 08-18-2016, 12:17 PM   #15
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Super nice job!

Can you post a close up picture of the Trillium logo on the rock guard? It looks really nice.
I need to have mine redone eventually.
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Old 08-18-2016, 12:34 PM   #16
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Randy,

Your belly band looks great! What did you do to get it so smooth? I have sanded the glass work that I have done. It is now flush with where the edges of the gel coat, on the sides of the belly band. My neighbor, who I have learned so much from, says that I should use Bondo as a replacement for the gel coat over the belly band. I was planning to use Bondo as a filler for the imperfections and pits in the fibreglass, but not as a continuous layer. What did you do?
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:25 PM   #17
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Your belly band looks great! What did you do to get it so smooth? I have sanded the glass work that I have done. It is now flush with where the edges of the gel coat, on the sides of the belly band. My neighbor, who I have learned so much from, says that I should use Bondo as a replacement for the gel coat over the belly band. I was planning to use Bondo as a filler for the imperfections and pits in the fibreglass, but not as a continuous layer. What did you do?

I used Short Strand Fiberglass by Bondo to fill the gap, I rough sanded with 40 grit sand paper down level with the fiber glass wall then came back over that with Bondo Filler and sanded that smooth then sprayed two coats of a thick grey primer I got at the Auto Parts store (you can see that in the pictures) then sanded that down smooth as glass.. Worked really well....
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:35 PM   #18
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Super nice job!

Can you post a close up picture of the Trillium logo on the rock guard? It looks really nice.
I need to have mine redone eventually.

Carl,
Here you go, I've had several done in different colors...Not that expensive...
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:40 PM   #19
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Started putting the interior together today got the cabinet doors installed and selves re-installed..
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Old 08-18-2016, 06:49 PM   #20
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The closet is in terrible shape, someone glued some sort of carpet in it and it was terrible.. Ripped everything out... going to install luan paneling then cover that with FRP panels.. Need the luan so I can pop rivet some shelves in there without them going all the way through the wall...... Got the sides in, got them braced off till the glue dries and will install the FRP panels tomorrow...Pictures of the luan inside the closet and the FRP panels cut waiting to go in...
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:22 PM   #21
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Here you go, I've had several done in different colors...Not that expensive...
Beautiful, thanks!
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:50 PM   #22
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Great work Randy it sure looks like you
really enjoy working on these. Any time
you are in Wisconsin and want to help me
on my Burro! Lol
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Old 08-20-2016, 05:11 PM   #23
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Need help... Does anyone know what Dexter Axle was used in a Trillium 4500.. Mine has some off brand axle and needs replacing.. There's a local dealer that sells Dexter axle's but said he needed to know which one.. I'm pretty sure it takes a 2500lb axle but that's all I know, never changed out the axle before...........I'm going to repost this again in a lead off thread just in case no one looks at this one.........
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Old 08-22-2016, 01:29 PM   #24
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Need help... Does anyone know what Dexter Axle was used in a Trillium 4500.. Mine has some off brand axle and needs replacing.. There's a local dealer that sells Dexter axle's but said he needed to know which one.. I'm pretty sure it takes a 2500lb axle but that's all I know, never changed out the axle before...........I'm going to repost this again in a lead off thread just in case no one looks at this one.........
The axle that I replaced on my first 4500 was a 2000 lb axle. If the trailer is 1700 lb, then 2000 lb seemed light to me. I put a 3500 lb axle on. I think it was too much capacity. A 3500 lb axle that is de-rated to 2500 lb seems like the next axle for me. I like the larger brakes that go on a 3500 lb axle. The 2000 lb axle had 7" brakes, vs. 10" brakes on the 3500 lb axle.
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I told the welding shop to go with the #2500 axle but since I'm extending the frame and installing a aluminum tool box on the front might to go one step up....HUMMMMMM!! What to do!! What to do!!!!
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Didn't get to finish the closet yet waiting on glue to dry and jumped on re-installing the table, toilet, and few other odds and ends.....
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:52 PM   #27
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Got back on the closet today and I think it turned out pretty good even though the closet was out of "wonk-cus"... I don't think they level or square anything when they put these together.. Got my FRP panels mounted in the closet but it was so out of square so bad the seam I had to do in the middle runs down hill but more than a 1/2" but I was able the get everything glued and mounted after a WHOLE lot of swear words......
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:56 PM   #28
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Great work Randy it sure looks like you
really enjoy working on these. Any time
you are in Wisconsin and want to help me
on my Burro! Lol
Tell you what "Burro Bill" I'll come help you with your Burro if you will help me with my other projects coming up... Got 4 more to redo... The one with the box on front has already been done...
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