Tramp Truck Build

Vehicle prep and projects

Moderators: stan, Chris S, Zoltan

Ivan C
Gold
Posts: 392
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:38 am

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:01 am

We got back last night after a pretty busy couple of days.
Wed we got the ferry to Cairnryan and drove down to Phil's where steak Diane was waiting - absolutely delicious (Thanks Phil) and just what we needed after squeezing the van and trailer through a few scenic (tight) villages.
Thurs, off to CVR where panels were waiting and a very helpful crew helped us load, then to Lavers in Sheffield for plywood and finally head for Cairnryan again.
I have some aluminium being folded, that's to collect and that should be everything ready for a push forward,
Ivan C
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Ivan C
Gold
Posts: 392
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:38 am

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:00 am

Update time:-
The subframe is welded and bar a few brackets is complete.
To give an idea of weight, Mrs Ivan and I were able to easily lift it on and off the truck for trial fittings.
The profiles for the box have been folded and are ready to cut to size, weld together and then weld to the subframe.
That's next week's target,
Ivan C
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
NeilandPat
Gold
Posts: 1430
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:16 pm
Location: South America Going Slow
Contact:

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby NeilandPat » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:50 am

Looking good.

Neil

User avatar
Michael
Gold
Posts: 127
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:45 am

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Michael » Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:54 am

Woohoo, you'll be ready for A018 then :lol:

Ivan C
Gold
Posts: 392
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:38 am

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:57 pm

Michael wrote:Woohoo, you'll be ready for A018 then :lol:

I wish!
Ivan C

crinklystarfish
Gold
Posts: 1231
Joined: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:34 am
Contact:

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby crinklystarfish » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:36 pm

Sooooo pleased you stuck with it Mr C...

Ivan C
Gold
Posts: 392
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:38 am

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:46 pm

crinklystarfish wrote:Sooooo pleased you stuck with it Mr C...

To be honest, so am I :D
Ivan C

Ivan C
Gold
Posts: 392
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:38 am

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:46 am

Another update,
The side profiles are tacked and have been tried onto the subframe, which gives an idea of proportion much better than looking at a drawing.
Next is some detail work, solar panel x-members, door framing, body mounts for both subframe and chassis, complete the weldind on the body frame and attach the frame and subframe.
None of this will have the same visual impact as getting the framing together, but it's all neccesary,
Ivan C
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Big Monkey
Gold
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:03 am

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Big Monkey » Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:16 am

Hi Ivan,

Progress looks great so far. Somebody has done a nice job on the folding the side profiles.

A couple of questions.

What thickness of material are you using for the side profiles? I was looking at 5mm but am wondering if that is slightly over the top.

Are you using tig or mig to glue it all together? I've just got hold a roll of ali wire to try in my mig when I get a Teflon liner. I'll pinch the argon bottle from my tig welder. I was going to use tig, but a freind (who is a very experienced fabricator) recommended the mig method.

Anyway, keep the updates coming. Your build is a great inspiration.

Cheers,

Darren.

Ivan C
Gold
Posts: 392
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:38 am

Re: Tramp Truck Build

Postby Ivan C » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:10 am

Hi Darren,

Thanks for the encouragement :D

The profiles are 3mm.

I'm using TIG, I'd be interested to hear your friends rationale for using MIG, in particular how to control the current.
I had to do some of the tacking without a foot pedal, and using enough current to form a puddle I was ready to blow through after a couple of dabs. Fine for a tack, but no good for a seam.

I am not however a welding expert ( or anywhere near)

Ivan C


Return to “Overland builds”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest