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We've got the corner posts up and glued in place, tomorrow we will try and get the cant rails up and fixed, and if the roll of roof material shows up tomorrow, we may get the roof on over the weekend.

No pictures, will get some tomorrow.

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Update pictures, it was on and off rain today, as you can see from the pictures, but we got the cant rails cut and ready to glue. Boys are in tomorrow, hope to get them in place.

If the roof bars are ready, we'll start the roof on Sunday.









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Early start, Robert came up to help with getting the cant rails glued on. All the the major panels are held on with Sikaflex.

Took a couple of hours to check the fit of the sections and corners, then a real wrist-numbing session with the applicator gun and finally got them up and in place.

Last thing to do was to strap them down while the Sikaflex cures overnight.

Roof bars are cut, floor planks for the ramp are also cut, many thanks to our friends at G Caswell Engineering who have been helpful beyond measure.

Roofing material sitting there ready for the big day!








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More work on the trailer, many thanks to Rob who came up to lend a hand today. The twelve top-hat section roof support bars are all in place, marked out this morning, then drilled and bolted.

Second picture is the slowly increasing pile of off-cuts of extrusion as we make our way through the build.

Gorgeous day after a very wet night.





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Birds-eye view.



Bit wet today, so we didn't get much done outside, but lots of bits to do inside.

We are going to insulate the roof with 25mm Kingspan (Foamed insulation board)

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More work on the trailer, weather was cr*p on the weekend but we are still getting on with it.

Ceiling inner panels are cut and laid in place, blue is the protective film which is peeled off once we are happy with it all.

The two main windows are in, the side and front reflectors are fitted and the side raves are all in place.

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We have had a hosting change, and a Unix server rather than a Windows server.

Because of this, many of our pictures will not show until we get into the server and sort out case-sensitive addresses.

Unix needs matching case, Windows doesn't.

Apologies for the loss of pictures!

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Peter:

I have the same problem with my server and still get caught at it and have to go through all the links to make the photos appear correctly.

Grrrrrrr!
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Apologies for the break in information, my heart problems have gotten worse over the summer and I was back in hospital today for a Cardioversion procedure.

Meanwhile, the acquisition of a big old Petter 18hp Petter S hot-bulb has meant changes to the trailer, mainly the addition of a third axle and heavier coupling on the front, so we are up by half a ton. The gross weight by axle ratings is 4.5 tons, but we are limited to 3.5 tons on overrun or surge brakes.

The new axle is here, plus two wheels/tyres and the new coupling.

Picked up a mag base drill as well so we can do a decent job on drilling the chassis. The existing rear axle will move back a touch and the new one will slot in forward of it.

Hoping to get back on the case soon.





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Best regards on your cardiac issues. And that Petter is certainly a lovely lump of cast iron, and by the looks of it it's a runner.
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I am sorry to hear about your ticker problems. So far, my heart valves aren't slowing me down much more than my 76 years are.

I see the cardiologist next week and expect another "let's wait another six months" pronouncement on the surgery issue. That's all right with me!

I'm a bit disappointed. Your new engine isn't a Diesel. I guess you can be forgiven as it does have the proper exhaust aroma.
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We did get it running on its 85th birthday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O8KTroN4jc

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