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Old 05-30-2003, 09:41 PM   #1
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A project begins

Posted by Chester Taje, Moderatory, Hosmer, B.C. Canada


Hi All
The start of my new project.

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ed82358b163c13b5.jpg/>

Boler on Blocks/Pails

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Frame moved out for repair.
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Damage in frame right side.
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Damage in frame left side.

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Ches & Marie
17Ft Boler Canadian In Use
13Ft Boler Canadian under Rebuild
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Old 05-30-2003, 09:45 PM   #2
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More updates on 13 Ft Boler.

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Boler stripped down for rebuild.Last photo is my used parts stock pile.Got this stuff from old damaged Boler next door to me.



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Old 05-30-2003, 09:53 PM   #3
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Chester,

With that damage, it would be about as easy to go ahead and put on a complete new A frame. That way you could make it extra long so you could have a nice big storage box on it. Or maybe an extra battery or two. It would handle better with a longer A frame too.

Good luck on your project.



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Old 05-30-2003, 10:06 PM   #4
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Hi Ron
I am looking at that frame situation now.These Boler frames are really thin.On my 17ft its much stronger.
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Old 05-31-2003, 06:03 AM   #5
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A project begins

Hi, Chester,
With all the time you spend in this forum, your new project, your job, have plan to keep a few minutes to sleep :zz from time to time...? :r



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Old 05-31-2003, 12:22 PM   #6
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Hi Chester,
I couldn't really tell from the pictures what kind of frame damage you have. I intend to jack up the trillium and look for cracked weld joints. Is there something else I should look for? Could you see your frame damage before you took the boler off? I saw on another web site there was a recall of trillium frames including my year so it's on my list. Windows first. Thanks for any pointers.



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Old 05-31-2003, 12:43 PM   #7
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Hi Maggie
The frame is broken on both sides of the "A" frame itself.Someone had done a patch job,but not very good.Also there are a few cracks in and around where axil joins to frame.

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Old 05-31-2003, 01:57 PM   #8
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Hi Ches
Can you tell us how many bolts/U clamps...etc. it takes to get the body off the frame? Also how many men to lift it off...Aprox.weight? Any info.would be very helpfull.Thanks in advance...Rick and Karen



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Old 05-31-2003, 02:05 PM   #9
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How many men does it take to unscrew a Boler:conf
Ans...Depends on the size of the hat!:banana



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Old 05-31-2003, 02:12 PM   #10
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Thanks Chester,
I will be curious to see what you do with the frame. I forgot to say...Cute Boler!



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Old 05-31-2003, 02:25 PM   #11
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Hi Ches
Can you tell us how many bolts/U clamps...etc. it takes to get the body off the frame? Also how many men to lift it off...Aprox.weight? Any info.would be very helpfull.Thanks in advance...Rick and Karen
Hi Guys
This Boler had about 12 bolts holding it down.I took boler off of frame by myself using a small hyd jack.I just kept blocking it up till I had clearence to pull frame out backwards.Took about 1 hr after bolts were un done.



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Old 05-31-2003, 02:26 PM   #12
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Thanks Chester,
I will be curious to see what you do with the frame. I forgot to say...Cute Boler!
Hi Maggi
I found new/old repaired frame and will install that after I paint it.



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How many men does it take to unscrew a Boler:conf
Ans...Depends on the size of the hat!:banana
Hi Rick and Karen
I lived most of my young life in Cow town,So it only takes one good Calgarian.
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Old 05-31-2003, 04:58 PM   #14
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Hi All
My new to me rebuilt frame which I am going to install after I paint it.

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Old 05-31-2003, 07:31 PM   #15
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Hi All
New Frame installed. (In a rain storm)

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Old 05-31-2003, 07:36 PM   #16
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WOW!

Ches, you are SO efficient! Hmmm, :chin I should ship you up to Red Deer for a week to help with mine. Then I could actually get some camping in this year!

Your improved frame looks great!



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Old 05-31-2003, 07:39 PM   #17
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Holy smokes!
Ches rips out the old frame and slams in a new one faster than a speeding bullet.
I would still be thinking about doing it!

Nice job Ches.



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Old 05-31-2003, 07:42 PM   #18
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Hi Lainey
Don't be afraid to do something.,These are very easy to work on.Just look stop and think and you will be ok.Only rules I follow is not to put any holes in unit if I don't have to and if not sure ask lots of questions.If you go through all the old posts you will see some amazing mods that folks have done.
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Holy smokes!
Ches rips out the old frame and slams in a new one faster than a speeding bullet.
I would still be thinking about doing it!

Nice job Ches.
Pjanits
This job was so easy it even surprized me.
PS-------I did it all myself with a small hydrolic jack.

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Old 05-31-2003, 09:42 PM   #20
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Hi, Chester
You should be in Guinness Records. It's quite incredible you did so much in so short time. Congratulations



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