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 Post subject: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:24 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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I know some of you know I am building Teardrop Trailer.
If you don't know what a teardrop is you can go here and find out more
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teardrop_trailer or here
http://www.cozycruiser.com/ to give you an idea

I am building a teardrop based on the Grumman profile wich will be 4.5' wide x 10' long
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So now onto the build :D

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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:48 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Over the past 2 years I have been collecting "parts", too many to mention but suffice to say I have everything I need to get this project well under way

Stage 1
Design the profile, this is the basis for the completed project.
The template is made from 1/4" masonite so it is easy to reuse should we want to make a 2nd one :wink:
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And the construction starts
Wall construction is a wood foam sandwich with 3/8" marine grade plywood exterior framed with 5/4" cedar, the inner layer is 1/8" Baltic birch

Joining the plywood is important, most of this joint will be in the doorway area and cut out, the small area remaining will be reinforced with the framing, but a smooth clean joint is important
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Then comes installing the lower framing, can never have too many clamps
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The shape is starting to appear
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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:16 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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Excellent progress...can't wait to see it done - KEEP THE PATTERN, HINT, HINT. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:31 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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122_Canuck wrote:
Excellent progress...can't wait to see it done - KEEP THE PATTERN, HINT, HINT. :D

That was the idea, I thought "someone" else may be interested.
I have actually progreesed quite a bit further, pictures not keeping up, both walls completely framed and the door template completed, also the basic galley cabinets are complete. I will post more pics soon.

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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:04 am 
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Need to change the name of this forum/club to the Calgary "Custom" Volvo Club, you guys blow me away with your creativity and craftmanship, nice work!! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:37 am 
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I didnt know you were building a teardrop or I would have consulted with you before I built mine. I hope to get some better pictures when we take it out on the road.


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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:26 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!

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Volvord wrote:
4.5' wide x 10' long


Hmmm...you and Joan should be able to sleep crosswise in it then? Good planning... =D>

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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:36 pm 
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I didnt know you were building a teardrop or I would have consulted with you before I built mine. I hope to get some better pictures when we take it out on the road.

That is awesome, nice looking teardrop.
I would really like to see your's when we come down for the Street Wheelers weekend in Early July

DALE!!! [-X I am taller than that .... But you are right Joan would fit

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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:57 pm 
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Hey Dave, that looks great...who's the hippie?

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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:13 am 
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The hippie is Jim Geroux, the guy who built it. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Teardrop Construction
PostPosted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:11 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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And the construction starts
Wall construction is a wood foam sandwich with 3/8" marine grade plywood exterior framed with 5/4" cedar, the inner layer is 1/8" Baltic birch


:?: :? :?:

I am also building a travel trailer, hope to be done before july, I'll post some pics when it's finished

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