Well, i got slowed down for a few weeks...lymes disease is no joke!
Yesterday i finally laid up my first few pieces! Epoxied and taped. Very happy with how this stuff cuts and sands. In the second picture the box is sitting backwards on the truck frame.
Are you glassing the inside too?
My planned order of operations are as follows, tell me if im way off.
1 - cut all sides/floor/overhang pieces
2 - epoxy each side/section together with the tape
3 - epoxy the whole damn thing together, with more tape
4 - finally cover the whole camper in the...
I ordered 40 yards of 50" 1700 biaxial, and 75 yards 1200 biaxial 6" tape to start off. I really have no idea what im doing, other than what ive read here and on some boat building forums. I know i'll figure it out, but its gonna be a learning curve.
I tried the ebond epoxy as well, solely for...
We have foam! 16 sheets of 1.5" 4lb pvc foam. Carbon core was awesome, showed up in under 3 weeks.
Im still waiting on epoxy and clothe. I ended up going through raka rather than fiberglass supply. I talked to them on the phone, their shipping was faster and cheaper, and overall the guys there...
Thanks for all the info! The overlaps are definitely something to consider.
I'm stoked to get started on the actual box! The truck is 1 solid day of finish touches from being a driver again, and then on to fiberglass work.
4lb 1.5" pvc foam on the way, 16 sheets. They said it would take about a week to cut, and a week to ship, so im pretty stoked about that.
NOW, i havent ordered any fiberglass yet. Im looking for suggestions on what type of cloth/matt to use. This will be getting layers both inside and out...
I just got off the phone with someone at carbon core - they answered after hours, then acted annoyed that i called...anyways he told me it would be a week or two out if ordered tomorrow via the website. Im going to call back tomorrow during business hours to confirm.
Life has been flying by, and ive been busy as hell. But i have made some progress!
I sand blasted under the cab and in the engine bay. I hit it with 2 coats of epoxy primer, and then 2 coats of raptor liner for the floors. The engine bay will stay with just gray primer. Eventually the whole...
The only reason i brought up your rear axle, was that as far as i know, the t100 axle is just a widened pickup rear. Those pickup axle shafts were known to snap on the early toyota campers.
A chevy semi float 14 bolt would be a slight upgrade, or a landcruiser ff axle.
But if you keep the...
Look forward to watching this build! I love all toyotas equally, but really never understood the t100 hate. The 3.4 is an awesome engine!
Will you be doing anything to help support the extra load? I wonder if the FROR full float kit will fit that axle.
Awesome, thanks for the tip! Found the fiberglass square tube you mentioned, i think i'll go that route! Overkill is my middle name, and i want this thing to be as stout as possible without too much additional weight.
As far as rubber mounts - my thoughts are since its attached to the cab (...