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    Van Mercedes van trailer af laai, tot engine en gearbox op stand hÍ, het on 3 middeljarige ou ballies 70 min gevat. Eintlik nie my, want ek het heelpad op n ou bmw seat met my been in die lig gesit...
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    Het begin voor die lockdown maar my tafels vorder goed, gaan na my braai plek gemaak uit pallet houtClick image for larger version. 

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    Hi wat is the size of the trailer and what is the main frame made off.
    Quote Originally Posted by CvdN View Post
    Well, started slowly before lockdown but the plan obviously changed over the past week or so...

    Original plan was to refurbish this old trailer. It belonged to my Father, and stood neglected and unused for many years.

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    But after I stripped it down I found it was badly misused and overloaded at some point in time. Frame was bent, rivets pulled loose, box was bent, everything misaligned etc

    With so many things to fix I thought might as well build a new one, for the same work and a bit more money (or a bit was what I thought at the time lol!). Decided something a little bit bigger and more robust. It's purpose would be to store camping stuff, and hitch it up already packed when needed. Then the kids managed to talk me into fitting a rooftop tent, because they thought it would be cool . Did not take all that much convincing...... And so plan then evolved rather quickly into building a fully fledged camping trailer. Would love a new Mission trailer, but not willing to spend the money. So, with some weight calculations done and a design of some sorts in my head it was off to the steel dealers, and sleepwaparte....

    This was progress at the start of lockdown:
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    And then lockdown was announced. Still have to work from home, but I knew I would have some time on hand.... A mad and crazy rush to get more material and all sorts of goodies together ensued, but fortunately I managed to get a handsome number of things together to keep my from going crazy in 21 days

    Got most material, hinges, bolts and nuts, slides, paint, sealant, latches etc....just in time!!

    So, after 4 days:
    Mock-up with axle, wheels & fenders to check dimensions correct - and to check height so that I know which tent to get. Will be Tentco junior 1.45m.
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    Welded...
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    Etch primer applied:
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    And then decided, just in case there were some pinholes or imperfections, to seal all welds with PU sealant:
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    And then 2 coats Polyurethane bakkie lining with a stipple roller (because I like the textured finish):
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    Hoping to install jockey wheel, leave springs, axle and wheels today - if the paint is cured properly. It was rather cool and wet last night. Then I can start with the box (or is it the body?). Only 16 days left....

    Keep safe everyone!

    Work (Real work ) kept me busy today. Axle, wheels, stabilizer struts and jockey wheel fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bhwiid View Post
    Hi wat is the size of the trailer and what is the main frame made off.
    All mild steel. Frame is 100x50x2 rect tubing. box frame 38x38x2 sq tube.

    Door frames will be 19x19x2 sq tube and skin will be 1.2mm sheet.

    Box dimensions are 1800Lx1250Wx900H

    Nose box still to come, will be approx 900X600X600

    overall width is 1790mm, overall length is approx 2900mm

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    [QUOTE=Abe53;4358067]
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    Started a few days before the lockdown already, but thankfully got 99.9% of the bits and pieces together before all the shops closed. Diy Solar installation at home:
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    Hi Tolbos, congratulations on a very neat PV solar installation!
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    What batteries do you use? Reason asking, I am building a lithium powerwall.
    Where do you het your Lithium battries from

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abe53 View Post
    Hi Tolbos, congratulations on a very neat PV solar installation!
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    What batteries do you use? Reason asking, I am building a lithium powerwall.
    Thanks Abe. Unfortunately I had to skip the lithium for now. I was hoping to buy 6x pylontech's when the next shipment arrive again, but Iíll rather wait until the exchange rate comes back to earth.

    For now Iím using 4x Deltec AGM 100Ah batteries, which is way too little, but itís already saving 70% of our daily consumption. At least we will be able to skip through the next bombardment of loadshedding, when ever it starts again.

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    Busy making a rocket stove

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    [QUOTE=hatjohan;4358793]Are you expecting trouble? [/QUOTE
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    Still not getting to my two projects that I've been planning.


    But, on a bit of a mission at the moment. Already made the cupboard for the drill-bits and other goeters. Used some off cuts to make a little wooden box for the wife to organised the laundry soap, stain remover and fabric softener. (don't ask, the women likes to keep it organised)


    Then had the idea to use old PVC pipe next to my little cupboard. Some holes and support and it works great for plastic bags (checkers sakke). Just loop the bottom of the one bag through the ears of the next one and it feeds a new bag when one is pulled out.

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    Wanted to do something like this for a while, and this Corona thing took away my excuses for not starting....
    Plus I had a bunch of old ply from packing cases, that I cut up, joined, and laminated together according to the plan from the "Ore Rak",
    thanks Ore

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    I also glued some 40x10 Pine battens on the bottom for extra strength.
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    Started the metal work....

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    Measure twice, cut once.....

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    Nice straight, perpendicular holes...

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    Measure again....

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    Coming together...

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    Bottom view of Pine slats after painting....

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    Padding for armrests....

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    I still want to stick thin dark grey carpet tiles on the top surface, and maybe get the metal work powder coated black.
    Also, the seats are still in, and I need a way to stop the load deck from moving during extreme manoeuvres ...
    And maybe some support from underneath to help spread the load away from the arm rests.
    I have run out of wine, therefore also ideas on what do once I thake the seats out
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    Catching up on some home improvement and maintenance but also working on spreading the word about misinformation leading to world-wide panic and more. For example, see attachment and: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC0C...ature=youtu.be


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    Project no 2. turn some pallets into refurbished deck furniture
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    Project No 1, Sliders for the Defender
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gustav Jimny View Post
    Wanted to do something like this for a while, and this Corona thing took away my excuses for not starting....
    Plus I had a bunch of old ply from packing cases, that I cut up, joined, and laminated together according to the plan from the "Ore Rak",
    thanks Ore

    I still want to stick thin dark grey carpet tiles on the top surface, and maybe get the metal work powder coated black.
    Also, the seats are still in, and I need a way to stop the load deck from moving during extreme manoeuvres ...
    And maybe some support from underneath to help spread the load away from the arm rests.
    I have run out of wine, therefore also ideas on what do once I thake the seats out
    Very nice. Well done!
    Last edited by Zapiture; 2020/04/06 at 08:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Langjan View Post
    Catching up on some home improvement and maintenance but also..........


    [/U]
    Not the thread for this please. There are way more than enough threads and forums for you to do just that. On this thread we are focusing on what we can do despite the horrendous circumstances.

    Please consider removing your post

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    Cleaned up the workshop and finally built swambo her makeup cabinetClick image for larger version. 

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