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    Looking really good!
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    Was another successful day. Only had one problem. When I initially designed the roof I was under the impression that the flexible sheets were going to be 3mm, when we got them they were actually 4mm so we going to have 2mm stick out. Not much we can do about that for now. Next time Iíll allow for that extra 2mm. I was also concerned that because we not trimming down the edges of the flexible board that their manufacturing toleranceís might be more then what I allowed for. Luckily they were bang on.

    Had my minion helping us today, as you can see he was hard at work.



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    ....." next time " , there's a clue here folks, get your order in timeously
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Had my minion helping us today, as you can see he was hard at work.


    Have to say, this ^^^ is an awesome part of doing this trailer project. I am now actually waiting to do certain things until my kids are with me. They enjoy it, and hopefully it is something they will remember.
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    Some more progress




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    Fitting the doors.
    Like I mentioned before I really don't like these hinges for this applications. Would much rather go for something a little more low profile and stainless.

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    Not too bad

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    What it looks like with he temporary fitment of the window.

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    Those hinges won't rattle loose !!
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    On those hinged, they look like they will do the job. Be careful of the rubber chaffing somewhere. It collapses very easily. Personally I always take function over form.

    But this thing really is coming along strong. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Those hinges won't rattle loose !!
    We will have to see, but they are loaded with spring washers, lock tight and nylocks.
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    How good is this looking now, you should be right proud.
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    Sorry for asking a bit of a (perhaps) stupid question here...I know many other trailers, caravans, etc. use a very similar hinge to what you have on there, but is that not very easy to undo the nut from the outside and remove the door? Or the nut/bolt holding the hinge together? Just wondering out loud here...

    I'm looking at hinges for my own trailer, and I was looking at exactly the same type of hinge, but then wondered about how easy it could be to get in? Or am I perhaps missing something in the construction of the hinge that could stop this?

    It's interesting how I've started to look at items in a different way now that I have my own project underway. I've never looked at hinges thinking that, but now I do.

    I've been thinking about using something like the below (similar but not exactly the same) allowing you to only fasten them from the inside with no bolt/nut on the outside. But don't know if it's worth the extra effort to source them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    Sorry for asking a bit of a (perhaps) stupid question here...I know many other trailers, caravans, etc. use a very similar hinge to what you have on there, but is that not very easy to undo the nut from the outside and remove the door? Or the nut/bolt holding the hinge together? Just wondering out loud here...

    I'm looking at hinges for my own trailer, and I was looking at exactly the same type of hinge, but then wondered about how easy it could be to get in? Or am I perhaps missing something in the construction of the hinge that could stop this?

    It's interesting how I've started to look at items in a different way now that I have my own project underway. I've never looked at hinges thinking that, but now I do.

    I've been thinking about using something like the below (similar but not exactly the same) allowing you to only fasten them from the inside with no bolt/nut on the outside. But don't know if it's worth the extra effort to source them?

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    Yes, I did consider this when purchasing them. My thinking was that once I'm happy I just tack weld the bolt to the nut.
    I don't see a reason for removing the door once they are fitted. But yes I wouldn't use those hinges again if I had a choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avk View Post
    I've been thinking about using something like the below (similar but not exactly the same) allowing you to only fasten them from the inside with no bolt/nut on the outside. But don't know if it's worth the extra effort to source them?
    The only problem with these hinges are that you have a limited number of threads for the bolts to engage. Thus, for maximum grip you need accurate length bolts eg 22mm to get full thread engagement. With standard bolts, the lengths are generally stepped in 5mm increments which would mean that you may have to cut bolt lengths down to achieve maximum engagement. Also short grip lengths can rattle loose on bad roads and then it necessitates the use of Loctite et al.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    Yes, I did consider this when purchasing them. My thinking was that once I'm happy I just tack weld the bolt to the nut.
    I don't see a reason for removing the door once they are fitted. But yes I wouldn't use those hinges again if I had a choice.
    Cool. Makes 100% sense. I went through much the same thought process, welding, etc. I'm keeping my eyes open for a different solution in the meanwhile. I still have a LONG way to go before I get there.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bullterrier View Post
    The only problem with these hinges are that you have a limited number of threads for the bolts to engage. Thus, for maximum grip you need accurate length bolts eg 22mm to get full thread engagement. With standard bolts, the lengths are generally stepped in 5mm increments which would mean that you may have to cut bolt lengths down to achieve maximum engagement. Also short grip lengths can rattle loose on bad roads and then it necessitates the use of Loctite et al.
    I hear you. Thanks for that! The ones I looked at had threads on them which were quite a bit longer than the ones in the pic I posted. Of course I now cannot find the website that had them.... Will have to go and look for them again...
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    I might rather consider something like this the next time round.

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    Wrong thread...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperR View Post
    I might rather consider something like this the next time round.

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    Where does one acquire such hinges?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Where does one acquire such hinges?
    Not sure if they have the exact one -but a good selection of all sorts of truck/trailer/bodywork hardware

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieterk View Post
    Where does one acquire such hinges?
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    Did the insulation as below.

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    Below picture using the mudguard as a base to fix the logo onto the frame. We've also incorporated a mini teardrop shape for the door handles.

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