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The Tigre's Lair - The Sequel ...My Pit Trailer Project II

Old 06-11-2009, 01:38 PM
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As most of you who have raced with me know, I have been trying to sell my Pit trailer so I can upgrade to something larger with more headroom and more wallspace. Well I finally sold it and ordered a 7x16 on Ebay.



This puppy has tons of space and I special ordered it with 6'6" ceilings. No more bumping my head when I stand up.







Much like the build thread on my previous trailer I will detail every step of the build so stay tuned.
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:42 PM
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Very nice! I can't wait to see what you do with this one. The last one was NICE!!!
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:44 PM
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Good Luck with your build! I'm really wanting to build a trailer but i need a new truck first...
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Focusprinting View Post
Very nice! I can't wait to see what you do with this one. The last one was NICE!!!
This one will be totally pimp...I actually have a budget this time around. On the last one I had to use ingeniuity and carpentry skills to make up for lack of funds and quality materials.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by El Tigre View Post
This one will be totally pimp...I actually have a budget this time around. On the last one I had to use ingeniuity and carpentry skills to make up for lack of funds and quality materials.
I know who I want to ride with to the next race at VRP. I call shotgun!!!
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:27 PM
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Very cool, I followed your first pit trailer build on RCUniverse and it was awesome, can't wait to see how this one turns out! Subscribed!
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:18 PM
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very cool would like to have one of my own . so it is going to
be fun to see it come together step by step and may inspire
me to get off my butt and get one going.
good luck and keep us posted
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Old 06-11-2009, 03:31 PM
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+1 I want to follow also, and If you could include costs that would be even better
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Old 06-11-2009, 06:59 PM
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they really do sell everything on ebay... i'm watchin' too.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:22 PM
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Okay, let the adventure begin.....

In my last trailer I used framed pegboard on the walls, and I ran the electrical wires behind the peg board. This time around I'm using Slatboard which will be directly screwed into the walls. So I'm going to run the wires above the slat board and build a crown lightbridge on both sides to cover the wires and screw the lights and outlets onto the lightbridges to maintain a professional appearance. Here I'am clamping a 1x2 to a 1x6 so I line up the hinges. The 1x6s cost about $5 and the 1x2s cost around $3 and I brought 4 of each so the wood ran me about $40 bucks.



I'm going to connect the wood with hinges so I can swing the lightbridges down to make light installation easier. To save money I got two 24 in door hinges at $7 a pop and cut them up into 4 in sections. Remember kids, safety first! Always use eye protection!



Here is the first lightbridge with hinges attached. The gameplan is to screw the 1x2s into the wall and screw the 1x6s into the metal rails in the ceiling at a 45 degree angle so that the lights will shine directly on the countertop giving me better visbility.



Installing the first set of lightbridges into the left wall.



Left wall is done, now starting on the right wall.



Both sides are up, and the fit is good. Now it's time to sprinkle some pimp juice on this sucka



To amp up the bling factor, I'm covering the lightbridges with aluminum flashing. The flashing runs about $24 for a 10" x 50' roll. I'm a huge fan of aluminum. It's the poor man's stainless steel.



The aluminum flashing is extremely thin and very easy to cut with metal shears. Once I cover all four lightbridges, I will reinstall them and prep for electrical.



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Left side looks good. Very pimpish...very pimpish



Right side looks good. So far so good

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Are we allowed to ask questions as you proceed...OK Good!...

In the photo you have the hinged beams installed with no aluminum flashing...then you are adhering the flashing..did you take them down to put the bling on or are those different pieces?

how did you secure the beam to the roof after you swung the beams up to the 45 degree angle?
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Looks good so far. Keep us posted. Are you adding an a/c unit
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Looks good, I cant wait to see how this turns out!
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nice trailer. Myself and 2 fellow racers have converted a 28ft camper into our pit. Lots of fun engineering the whole thing then the build. Good luck with your build, looks like you have a good start.
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Cool! I used to see guys like you when I raced buggy. Those were the serious dudes! These guys had the trailor all decked out w fans and lighting.
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