NEW: motorcycle racing quizzes
Started by kl3640, March 17, 2008, 03:32:16 AM
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Quote from: benprobst on March 20, 2008, 11:52:26 PMThey would be, if you lived in the midwest or I lived in the south east. I do this stuff for a living, and have a FULLY equipped service truck, so too bad you dont live 'round here . Hah, but seriously just take your time and have a game plan before you get started, if some of the guys that work for my Dad and I can do it, anyone can. Luan is seriously easy to work with and it only costs 10 bucks a 4X8 sheet, so its ok to mess up a few times. Feel free to ask any more specific questions once youre actually in to the project, you would be suprised at how simple some problem solving answers are.Also just as a note, as long as the box truck is short enough, (should be, my big international with a 7 foot box is only 10 3/4 foot tall) the roof will have no problem holding a refrgeration unit, the height you must stay under is 13'-6"). The thing to do is get some sheet steel that has a bunch of diamond shape cut outs (kinda like a mini chain link fence - you will see it used for traction alot, kind of like the opposite of diamond plate with the diamonds stamped out rather than sticking out) and use that as a base, get a solid steel plate as your primary mount - drill and figure out how to arttach the cooling unit to it. After thats done get all of your cuts in place on the roof (for ducting entry). Weld the primary mount plate to the base weight distributing plate then attach that to the roof (riveted on if the roof is aluminum, if the roof is fiberglass, dont use pop rivets without and aluminum backing plate on the inside). Install your ducting, then use some Seal-gap to seal any and all joints. pop your new reefer on and enjoy the cool box. The base plate will only need to contact two roof bows (i.e.) have its weight over them) A single roof bow can handle me standing and walking in the middle of the trailer, and im giant. If you offset the reefer to either side the roof wont even know it is there.