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Old 07-19-2016, 04:39 PM   #21
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Honestly guys, I've made cored layups and they have their place. But to go to that much work for a one off tongue box that can be made much more lighter and easily with aluminum.

Sturdy 3/4" base to support 2 batteries and all the other stuff that I find useful to have with me.

Simple interior frame to support the aluminum. Wrap .062" aluminum around and the box gains a lot of strength.

This box has gone from Alaska to Baja without incident. You don't need an armour plated box.

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Very nice looking aluminum box Ron ! Actually I think it looks nice with your fiberglass trailer ! Since we both know something about fiberglassing , this is another way to accomplish the same thing with a individual touch and great looking to boot . Pat
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Thanks Pat. Yup, I do know a little bit about f.g. I've built two f. g. ocean going sailboats as well as been part of building the largest commercial fishing boat built of f.g. Glad my days of buying resin by the 45 gal. drum are over.

I wouldn't in a 1000 years ever think that a one off layup of f.g. and plywood etc. in any way could be compared to the ease of making a non f.g. box.

Anyone not wanting the aluminum look could paint it to match and anyone worried about denting it could do what Myron did; use plastic sheet in place of aluminum.

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Which, of course, I managed to dent with the truck bumper when I jack-knifed a backing up turn....
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Old 07-19-2016, 06:17 PM   #24
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Really not a ding or a dent. More just matching little dingo-ritos.
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Really not a ding or a dent. More just matching little dingo-ritos.
Myron saw your storage box too ! I also learn a lot from you . No one can beat your table (Jackson Pollack table ! ) . Pat
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I wouldn't in a 1000 years ever think that a one off layup of f.g. and plywood etc. in any way could be compared to the ease of making a non f.g. box.
Nobody said easier, heck it is easiest to just order from Escape. The easy way to get things is most often not what many of us end up doing as mods to our trailers. We do it for the aesthetics we like, we do it because we enjoy it, we do it because we can.

I have never been accused of doing things the easy way before, and likely won't into the future.

Besides, it really would not be that tough. Build a wood box to shape, and apply a layer or two of glass. The inside could be just coated with epoxy, but I would likely glass that too, maybe using glass mat. Sand and paint. Easy Peasy, lots of fun/
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I would like to make my own box so that I could fit a couple of lawn chairs in it.
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Old 07-20-2016, 11:55 AM   #28
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I like Myron's box . I think it is wood frame with an alum siding then painted ?
The 3/4 in. bottom is a good idea then it looks like 1by4's upright for structure then alum sheeting stapled or screwed to upright 1by4 with a metal top ? I wonder what the weight will be ?

The other option is making it out of daimond plate or Alum and having it made into a box at welding school ? I won't even plan anything until I get the 21 home . Although who knows when that will be with the VIN problem that ETI is having with our US Govt.
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I like Myron's box . I think it is wood frame with an alum siding then painted ?
? I wonder what the weight will be ?

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How shall I put it? Um, Myron is a master at recycling and the wall material is some plastic material obtained much cheaper than aluminum sheet.

Weight? Much less than f.g. coated plywood.

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Yes, simply ordering from Escape is very easy. What's hard is pulling that seven hundred dollars out of my cold tight fist.

Right, it is plastic material, a corrugated sheet bought at a plastics supplier. Whole thing dry weighs in at about 32 pounds. But if you went to my post #60 dated 3/29/2014 in A few mods...etc etc., you got the whole picture.
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