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Mar 31st, 2016 at 10:23pm

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I was asked by a member if I will post up my building my new camper on the forum, so I post it up as I go, mind you it may take awhile for me to finish it.

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The shed was cleared out and I built the stand to build the chassis. Now I have started to put what I have planed into the real world.

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Reply #1 - Mar 31st, 2016 at 10:24pm

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I have now cut all the A frame steel and have started capping and cutting the angles needed in the chassis design.

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Leaving the steel under the trees has left a stain from the sap, I hope to clean each section as I go before welding.

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I will cut all the steel to plan at 90deg then re cut the angles, so far the measurements are with in 2mm, I think the discrepancies are due to the angle cut on inside or as plan outside measurements
 
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Reply #2 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 9:12pm

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I am hoping to save weight where I can, hopefully without taking away the strength in the chassis.

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I also am trying to allow for wiring to run through the chassis, so I am cutting holes to run a pull through wire as I build it.

Once all the cutting is done tack then weld the two pieces together for the right A frame rail.

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how to work on the other side rail.
 
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Reply #3 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 9:20pm

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I am fascinated by all this John.  Thanks for sharing.  Looking forward to seeing it all come to life.
 

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How long do you think it will take to build John?
 

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Reply #5 - Apr 2nd, 2016 at 10:04pm

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I don't have a set time, but I work only my shoulder is not giving me trouble, so I would be just guessing if I said this time next year.
 
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Thanks for the report John.. I shall be following your progress with much interest.

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This will certainly be an interesting project to watch. Keep the posts coming.  I'm guessing it's your first time using a grinder and welder. I'd be happy if I could make the frame you made to start the job on. Top work.
 

Its not burnt. Just really well done.
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paulhenry wrote on Apr 3rd, 2016 at 8:04am:
This will certainly be an interesting project to watch. Keep the posts coming.  I'm guessing it's your first time using a grinder and welder. I'd be happy if I could make the frame you made to start the job on. Top work.

No this is not my first foray into home building or modifying, but I still am learning though.
Here are a couple of links into some of my other jobs.

http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=1493.0

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http://www.4wdaction.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=17736

 
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Wow. I love the camper trailer.  I'd read about the nisota somewhere else before. Keep up the good work.
 

Its not burnt. Just really well done.
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