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It is likely cost-prohibitive, but have you considered having it vinyl wrapped?
Yes!! Haven't looked into prices yet, but from what Joe was telling me, it's a couple grand at least.

The torn skins and places where I'm removing doors need replacement skins for sure, but I would like to vinyl wrap it for more protection in the end.
 

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Have spent a few nights this week in the shop making parts to relocate the jack shaft. It's fun and challenging to do bearing fits! The sprockets will be welded to their respective hubs and the axles pressed onto the old jack shaft. The jack shaft assembly will be mounted above, then chain strung between the jacks and jack shaft, giving me the room to build out the generator compartment.

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Yes!! Haven't looked into prices yet, but from what Joe was telling me, it's a couple grand at least.

The torn skins and places where I'm removing doors need replacement skins for sure, but I would like to vinyl wrap it for more protection in the end.
You could wrap it yourself if you have the patience for it.. I haven't done full car, but have used PPF to wrap sections and things like that and is stupid easy. Just gotta take time, and a trailer being flat would be even easier except for the amount of space that requires it.
 

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Generator mount support and plate are finish welded and painted. Came out tits. Generator, fuel tank, and 12v battery will all fit in this compartment no problem, and everything clears the chain system beautifully.

All brackets are 1/4" plate, added support is 2.5x2.5" 1/4" wall tube. Should be plenty stout.

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you going to plumb up a quick connect so you can transfer diesel from the truck tank
Thought about it, but I don't think so. The fill neck will come out to the outside of the trailer, so if I need to, I can get in and siphon fuel in/out. I have a drill powered transfer pump that's pretty fast.
 

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Pulled up the floor today. It seems all the extra doors leak, meaning the floor was pretty rotten at the edges.

Have only found surface rust which is awesome. I think next I'm going to focus on reskinning the trailer, so that I won't have any more leaks, then switch back to the inside.

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Ordered 20 49"x96"x.030" aluminum sheets the other day to reskin the whole trailer. Ended up at $80 a sheet shipped, which is the lowest price I could find by a long shot. Still need to source the metal studs.

Fuel tank parts finally came in, meaning I could finish up the genny fuel system. Need to tweak the exhaust, get that buttoned up, then the genny is finished.

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Man, that's a lot of $$ for reskinning. I hope you weren't caught off guard this trailer would need this amount of work. Fun project for sure, but I know how costs can seem to spin out of control based on initial expectations and budget. Generator solution there is bomb diggity :grinpimp:
 

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Man, that's a lot of $$ for reskinning. I hope you weren't caught off guard this trailer would need this amount of work. Fun project for sure, but I know how costs can seem to spin out of control based on initial expectations and budget. Generator solution there is bomb diggity :grinpimp:

It was part of the plan from the beginning. It was 8k for this trailer (with bonus $$$ generator), or ~14-20k for a comparable "turn-key" trailer with no genny.

Also, it's still covid time, so I needed something to do around here till camping weather came :p
 
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Ordered 20 49"x96"x.030" aluminum sheets the other day to reskin the whole trailer. Ended up at $80 a sheet shipped, which is the lowest price I could find by a long shot. Still need to source the metal studs.

Is the plan to paint the exterior? If so, curious about surface prep for the aluminum sheets. Phenomenal work, enjoying seeing the progress!!
 

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