New Sidecar Project, “HELP NEEDED”

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  1. IROQUOIS

    IROQUOIS Gold Member

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    When you get the inside tub fiberglassed in will their be a subfloor above the inside bottom?
     
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    Your sources are misinformed :eek:
    She won’t be completed for some time. Waiting on supplies to show up.
    Need to prime the metal supports, then apply the fiberglass. (This will be new to me)
    Then sand and paint. Because it’s the bottom and inside I’ll paint it myself, but this will need to wait till warmer temperatures, have to do it outside, I don’t have a paint shop.
     
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    No. I thought about that. But you always have to think about weight. That’s the reason I built and installed the two metal frames and underneath metal brackets.
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    Plus I couldn’t figure out how to install the top plywood flooring and not have a gap between the boards (the metal frames are 1/8” thick) and a gap could get moisture or weaken the unit if not properly bonded. But weight was my main concern.
    The two lower brackets and upper crossover beams hold the plywood, plus they will be pop riveted to the body along with fiberglassed to the body.
    The wood will be fiberglassed top, bottom along all sides to insure it is capsulated entirely. This should only increase its strength.
     
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    Copy ....... I didn't consider the additional weight.
     
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    To bad kevlar isn't a option.
    I've got a friend that's got a Bass Boat made of kevlar. Super light and strong. Nobody can out run him in bass tournaments getting to a honey hole. Runs 92-95 miles an hour.
     
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    Imagine to kevlar it would be three to four times more expensive.
     
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    Probably ..... and something you and I could never work with.
    Tools not available to you and I
     
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    Right
     
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    Needed a break from the sidecar project, picked the last of the tomatoes, and now cooking them down into sauce and making into crushed tomatoes for other stuff.
    This is making about 3 gallons.
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    The sauce is tomatoes, 4 onions, 4 whole garlic bulbs, 5 jalapeños.
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    The onions, garlic and jalapenos from the garden also?
     
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    You know it. We grow 95% of all vegetables we consume. We either freeze, can or hold in the basement/root cellar (onions, garlic, sage, lemongrass, hops, potatoes, peas, red beans, carrots).
    We pickle cucumbers, peppers, cabbage and okra
    We have enough that by the end of the season (now) that it will last till mid summer or even into early fall.
    The strike came at the right time. Plenty of food, so no worries
     
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    Will, if all of your union members did this, there would be no way you or they could be "starved" into submission. My hat's off to you ,Brother. Best of luck!
     
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    How's the engineers holding up working 7/12's?
    Heard from them?
     
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    JD had to change it back to 8hrs 5-6 days a week. The supervisors and engineers were bitching about only getting paid for 45-52 hours a week but working 70-84 hours, also no family time.
     
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    Work/Life balance is critical when you're not deployed.
     
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    Man ......if you could get away with raising a hog, cow and a few chicken's in the yard you'd be set.....:D
     
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