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Old 03-10-2012, 03:11 PM   #71
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Don't you just love it when you get something done and it really looks like you did something.
First section of skin done with window.




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which steel u guys using? hot or cold rolled?
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:35 PM   #72
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That looks really good!
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Not to sound like an azz,but that looks more like cold roll,it's nice and shiny.all HRS sheet I'Ve seen has very nasty and tough scale on it
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #74
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I thought you were talking about the square tubing, it's hot roll the skin is aluminum.
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I really like how the skining turned out, I showed my wife and she liked it a lot,good job
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Gotta ask...do you have any thing in between the aluminum & steel? Without some form of insulation isolating the two metals, electrolysis can corrode them both very, very rapidly. There are some 3M adhesives & tapes made just for that purpose.
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I'm using Silipreen (see post above)it's the same stuff they glue semi trailers together with.
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Very nice job on the skin and window
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Ya...Royal makes some excellent sealers & adhesives. Good stuff.

And while I've never heard of pre-heated panels popping any rivets or tearing the metal when it contracts, I suppose it could happen if overcooked. From what I recall in a chat with a Blue Bird engineer years ago, he said about 125 degrees was what they shot for. About the same temp as a really hot shower.
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Left side skin on, windows in.


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