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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm

zepher11 wrote:
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Those are some impressive snow photos!
Yeah, and that happened at least 3 times in February alone. I'm ready for sun.
What is the total snow fall in inches this year at Tim's Resort? I saw that on one day there was 39"'s of snowfall at one of the ski resorts up there this year. We are still getting a lot of rain here. Looks like rain all week again.
The total at the house at lake level is 163" as of 3-27. A healthy year, but not a record by any means. It was just February when it came all at once. We only had like 9 days that month without snow. Oh, and surprise, it's snowing again as I write this.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:56 pm

I was playing around with the end racks and latches. I want them to line up with the side slats once hanging on the trailer.
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So back outside to get these lined up.
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This was one cold endeavor. The garage door was going up and down. But I got the location of the latches pretty quickly, then went back inside for the install.
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They are more or less done. I set it up so the latches are pretty tight, and with the top bows in, it is pretty firm.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by zepher11 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:09 pm

timsresort wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm
The total at the house at lake level is 163" as of 3-27. A healthy year, but not a record by any means. It was just February when it came all at once. We only had like 9 days that month without snow. Oh, and surprise, it's snowing again as I write this.
Those photos of the trailer exude coldness!

That's a pretty healthy snow total. Man, we were hammered today with rain and hail. We received 4" of rain in one hour at our water treatment plant at about 2pm to 3pm today. I think the guys said that was a new record for that location.

This was a couple hours after the hail storm. Had a nice accumulation about the size of a car still around that channeled off the roof of the office outside the door:
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 pm

zepher11 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:09 pm
timsresort wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:20 pm
The total at the house at lake level is 163" as of 3-27. A healthy year, but not a record by any means. It was just February when it came all at once. We only had like 9 days that month without snow. Oh, and surprise, it's snowing again as I write this.
Those photos of the trailer exude coldness!

That's a pretty healthy snow total. Man, we were hammered today with rain and hail. We received 4" of rain in one hour at our water treatment plant at about 2pm to 3pm today. I think the guys said that was a new record for that location.

This was a couple hours after the hail storm. Had a nice accumulation about the size of a car still around that channeled off the roof of the office outside the door:
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Wow, that's a dump. I see your lake is filling up also.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:59 pm

After that last outside episode in single digit temps, and now that my jeep is back to being mobile, there is well-deserved room in the heated garage. So, time to get all the fasteners, that I skipped, installed.
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I went around the whole thing installing hardware and fixing small issues.This was fun getting to see everything together, in the light, in the heat, with a beer.
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I also had a chance to make some tailgate chains to hold the tailgate up, instead of hanging all the way down. I'm figuring this will be needed, if for no other reason than just a great table. I know they are non-stock, but with some covers they won't look too bad.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by zepher11 » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:15 pm

Those racks look great. I'm sure it was nice to get indoors and knock out some work. At least it doesn't appear that it would be too difficult to keep the beer cold this time of year! The chains look like they would be practical. Odd that they didn't install those originally, but I'm sure there was a reason. The US Army of the day really seemed to have a intended purpose for how vehicles were designed and built. 18 days to Plymouth. Getting closer...
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Post by timsresort » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:12 pm

Thanks, Zeph, I appreciate the motivation. And now, everyone's favorite: Electrical. Actually this should be pretty straightforward. I think I touched on this earlier, but I am going to go with a 7 pin set up so it can have turn signals, and this means 2 left hand taillight doors with the LED conversion lamps. These are produced by Paul Fitzgerald, and are the solution to many shortcomings of WW2 lighting.
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I made up a harness that is spliced to a modern 7 pin male pigtail, sleeved it with canvas loom, strapped it along the frame to the rear of the trailer.
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With the lamps all installed in the cans, I plugged in the taillight pigtails I got from MV Spares, via Midwest Military. Nice units.
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On the right side, I made a pretty clean splice for the BO tail, service tail and service stop. This is sealed up with non-original heat shrink.
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On the left side, it's a little more complicated because the main harness goes into the BO switch first, then out to the lights. This takes some thought and deep breathing.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by zepher11 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:13 am

Don't forget to bring all your wiring knowledge and secrets to Plymouth, so we can get the MBT lighting to work. I have all the wiring diagrams, which I followed it to the letter, but still a no go.

I still need to see if the trailer and CC will fit together on the car trailer. Maybe can do that this weekend with a rare break in the rain before another 7 days of rain shows up Monday. Hopefully, it dries up before the event, but not gonna hold my breath....
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:44 pm

With everything wired, but not completely finalized, I decided to check it. A jump box provides the 12 volts via some temporary jumpers to the 7 pin connector and on to the BO switch, which selects between service and blackout modes.
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Well, nothing worked. So back into the previously checked BO switch.
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Intricate little sucker. I had resisted taking it apart, but now at least I found the culprit: glass media from blasting was keeping the contacts from touching. After A LOT of messing around trying to reassemble, breaking it and fixing it, it is back together and working. I almost gave up and just spliced around it. Turned off the overhead lights so I could see the BO tails, ran in to get my phone, by the time I got back, the left BO tail (1943 dated that I bought on eBay) had burned out. For some reason the only LED's I bought from Paul were the service tail and stop lamps. So I contacted him and will pick up some BO tail conversions at the meet. But they do look cool.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:02 pm

The previous photo could be the light at the end of the tunnel. With a forecast of 50 degrees today, I figure it is never going to get any better, so a final coat is going on everything.
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I quickly masked the tires and various wiring, reflectors and lighting, mixed up a pot of 33070 and started shooting.
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I even crawled underneath to hit any spots previously missed. I think it's good. And the paint dried just fine in the sun, and then I tucked it back into the garage.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by D.R.H. » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:23 pm

STUNNING!! :)
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:14 pm

D.R.H. wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:23 pm
STUNNING!! :)
Thank you sir. I appreciate the compliment.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:09 pm

Gave it a few days for the paint to dry, then re-installed the racks. If you are alone, the way to do this is from the inside of the trailer. Then the moment I have been waiting for, the canvas. First, it is heavy. Second, it is pretty stiff in cold temperatures. Third, there is a front and rear, so I tried to get it oriented correctly the first time, but really just got lucky. If I had a second person, it wouldn't be too hard to turn it around. Fourth, it is awesome. It smells great, the workmanship is outstanding, and the material is high quality. And, if anyone is wondering, this was $550 to my door from the U.K., very reasonable (even with the 20 % tax). Thank you, John Worthing.
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A little more centered, and tied. I don't think the wrinkles are coming out until it warms in the sun.
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Not a great photo, but the interior looks great. 8 feet long, one could sleep in there, as was pointed out to me.
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The front overlaps the sides for wind. The leather is thick, and I'm thinking about treating it with some kind of weatherproofing.
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In the rear, the sides overlap the rear flap, once again for wind.
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Played around with knots, and came up with a clove hitch that might work. A truckers hitch would be a way to pull tension, but the ropes are not long enough.
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by zepher11 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:17 pm

I think I can guess who may have mentioned sleeping in there...

The canvas looks great. Looking forward to checking it out in person. I was curious what this is sticking out here:
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Re: Tim's Project G518

Post by timsresort » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:24 pm

zepher11 wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:17 pm
I think I can guess who may have mentioned sleeping in there...

The canvas looks great. Looking forward to checking it out in person. I was curious what this is sticking out here:

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No problem, legit question. What, you don't have WW2 SNL Carrier, Bottle? A man's gotta stay warm on a cold April night, ya know.
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