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Triple J

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PostSubject: Fabbed up a Roof   Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:12 pm

Spent the last couple days fabbing up a roof.

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View from the rear

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Side pic

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Front with windshield down

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Front with windshield up

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Now for a little body work and a couple coatings of truck bed liner.
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:22 pm

Nice job TJ !!! That's gonna look sweet !! allright
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:56 pm

Thanks

Actually turned out a lot better than I anticipated. Got to find a warm spot to do the rest of it though, going to see if I can enclose a small area and use a Mr. Heater for drying.
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:01 am

Should look pretty nice once its all finished.... allright
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:45 am

Well the mice decided they really liked my portable ice shack so now I have a paint booth lol!

Got the little heater in there now warming to roof so I can start doing some body filling today. I've got some metal mesh to go in with the bondo that I've used in the past that works great for filling in voids. I've actually made cab corners with the stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:17 am

looking good !
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:18 pm

Thanks.

It's been bondo'ed, sanded, and the underside has been sprayed and is drying.

Weather permitting it should be done and on the machine this week.
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:18 pm

Looks good allright
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:44 pm

Nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:43 pm

I'll have to rework some of the body work this spring / summer when the temps are warmer but for now it's not to bad for something that will be having limbs bouncing off it.

Still need to get it mounted and some edge guard on over the seating area just to be safe.

Got 30 mph winds today so I'm not going to attemp carrying from one shed to the other. Suppose to be a little nicer by the weekend so should have it on and pics soon.

Thanks again for all the kind words.
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:30 pm

Got the roof on

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Not perfect but not bad for bending by hand over an old clawfoot tub. I figure it will bounce off the trees just as well as the high priced ones.

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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:34 pm

Also added a tonneau cover

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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:03 am

Nice...........like your doors too. allright
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:32 am

Looks Good..... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:02 am

Thanks guys,

I might have to make a set of limb saver bars to go under the lip of the entry area to stiffen it up some. Time will tell though

The doors were the first thing I designed for the beast, I need to come up with a better latching system though and haven't quite figured that out (right now using two 50 lb. magnets) and it works Ok but they do pop open now and then.
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:19 pm

Just use like a super mini bungee cord and just put 2 little hooks inside to hook it to may be a good solution
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:13 pm

shawnley1222 wrote:
Just use like a super mini bungee cord and just put 2 little hooks inside to hook it to may be a good solution

Thought about those as they work great for holding my windshield up and down but the wife would have a heck of a time getting in and out due to here weak hands.

Going to look into some sort of latching system like on truck tool boxes and such. Biggest thing is finding a hooking point on the machine that isn't going to grab you when getting in and out.
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:39 am

what about something simliar to a rhino tailgate latch?
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:22 am

Now that's an idea, I'll have to go look at my buddies rhino and see how hard it latches. Should be easy enough to fab up the catch end on the frame.
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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:28 pm

Well I have the latches cut in, still fabbing up the strike plates.

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PostSubject: Re: Fabbed up a Roof   Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:48 pm

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