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A C306 made of less rust

Finally back to work. Quentin gave me the day off from diaper changes so I got to work on Trög. The bottom pan of the back box is pretty rusted, especially under the (removed) tank and above the rear wheels. Here’s Trög with the worst parts cut out.

and the bits removed

There were quite a few old patches and holes cut in these panels.   The old patches weren’t done with the greatest of care, so they tended to be the rustiest areas.

brb — diaper change break (not my best work, I’ve been informed, by both Quentin and Laura. :) ).

The old panels had channels  pressed or bead rolled in for strength. I don’t have a bead roller so I’ll I’ll fab new panels out of 14 gauge steel with 1″x.065 square tube or 2″x1″x.065 rectangular tube reinforcements.

  1. Toby
    May 8th, 2008 at 23:03 | #1

    Sheesh, this whole ‘having kids’ thing sure takes away from the fire-truck renovation updates.
    Glad to see you potty trained the kid already. Now you just have to teach him to get a good bead with a MIG.

  2. Paul B
    September 9th, 2008 at 12:53 | #2

    Wes,

    If you are interested, Thule makes some high rise rack supports that fit Trog. You could mount it with a cargo basket and it would be removable. I had thought of mounting 3 or 4 with the basket at the back end.

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