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THE STORY OF ONE MAN'S EFFORT
TO BUILD A TEARDROP TRAILER

 
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BUILDING DIARY - PHASE 4
SHELVES, CLOSET, AND TOP    
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03/02/06 (36) Laid out closet panel, cut holes, and put wood strips and aluminum channel on bottom. (4 hr/146 hr tot)
03/03/06

(37) Put wood strips and aluminum channel on closet top. Cut and installed closet doors, then glued closet front to trailer sides. Cut Masonite and cross pieces for bottom of rear shelf and glued/screwed it to trailer sides. (5 hr/151 hr tot)

03/04/06 (38) Insulated rear shelf, glued top on it. Installed back that fits between the top and bottom interior shelves. Installed top interior shelf for plastic boxes. (6 hr/157 hr tot)
03/06/06

Bought 4 glue, 2 Gorilla glue, 4 electric outlet boxes. (Cost 22.94; tot cost 386.60)

03/08/06

(39) Set up plastic boxes on interior and galley shelves: they fit! Built lower front rounded section.  (2 hr/159 hr tot)

03/09/06

(40) Installed outlet boxes, 3-outlet 12V outlet, CB radio, CB speaker in electronics area left of closet. Wired 110 VAC top fan and 110 VAC top light switches by door. Wired 110 VAC and 12V outlets in galley. (6 hr/165 hr tot)

03/13/06 (41) Designed and built battery box in front of trailer. Designed and glued pieces where diamond plate sides will attach at bottom front of trailer. (4 hr/169 hr tot)
03/14/06

(42) Cut and varnished ceiling. Varnished top interior shelf and closet front. Glued in additional spars for diamond plate attachment. Glued on aluminum angle for bottom of battery box. Cut 1/8" thick aluminum plate for bottom of battery box. Glued in braces in vertical front part of trailer with dados for middle brace. (6 hr/175 hr tot)

03/15/06

(43) Laid out, cut, and glued ceiling bows to ceiling. (6 hr/181 hr tot)

03/16/06

(44) Glued foam insulation to outside of ceiling, used soldering gun to make channels for wiring in foam.  Cut plastic/ space blanket for ceiling. Test-fitted ceiling, cut out dados for ceiling spars on tops of walls. Glued top strip across front of closet.  Glued trim strips on fronts of interior shelves. (6 hr/187 hr tot)

03/17/06

(45) Sanded trim strips on front of interior shelves. Dropped ceiling in with Gorilla glue. Ceiling was dropped in from top because it has almost no curve. (3 hr/190 hr tot)

03/18/06

(46) Ran wires on top, glued plastic/space blanket to ceiling insulation. Rigged fan on bottom of 9" vent. (4 hr/194 hr tot)

Elise Nelson gave me printouts of Captain Hook's crocodile from the movie Peter Pan. I’ll make them into line drawings and paint them on the trailer sides.

03/21/06

(47) Put braces on closet doors.  (1 hr/195 hr tot)

 


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