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Sweet ride!

Please follow up with build out :grin:

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I think that the first thing I am going to do is to get a gallon or so of epoxy resin. Coat the box floor with that, then blow sand in there while it is wet. That unprotected wood will probably wear and rot really quick otherwise. And the sand should make it non slip.


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I think that the first thing I am going to do is to get a gallon or so of epoxy resin. Coat the box floor with that, then blow sand in there while it is wet. That unprotected wood will probably wear and rot really quick otherwise. And the sand should make it non slip.


I painted a wood handicap ramp for my dad and threw sand onto it while it was wet, then another coat to anchor the grit...worked really well.

You couldn't slip even if you wanted to, and the sand protects the paint from foot traffic...you gotta wear the grit away before you can even walk on the paint.

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how about diamond plate on the traffic areas? Better fill it soon before friends start asking you to help them move.


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That's a nice rig. lots of pictures of the interior as you build!


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Decided to use polyester resin and fiberglass mat on the box floor, instead of just epoxy resin. Half of the bed got done tonight.Image


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Can anyone clue me in as to how to shrink the pictures down so that they don't make the page super huge when someone is viewing the site with a browser? I am taking and posting the pictures with my Android phone using Tapatalk.


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This morning we got the walls insulated and installed stringers for the shelving. Also just to usher cutting out access to the nose cone over the cab.Image

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After a solid morning's work cutting and installing the insulation, we came out after lunch to find that the Liquid Nail that we used to attach the insulation to the wall was dissolving the styrofoam insulation. So we got to pull it all off and scrape the Liquid Nail off.

General note for the benefit of everybody. Polyiso insulation is OK with Liquid Nail, anything with styrofoam, not so much.


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Duly noted for future reference :grin:

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Decided to use polyester resin and fiberglass mat on the box floor, instead of just epoxy resin. Half of the bed got done tonight.Image



Looks like a great idea. That can be very rough when unsanded. Did you run a texture roller or anything over it?


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No, used a 1/4" nap roller , and it worked out pretty well.

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you could also get one of those rubber mats they sell at Tractor supply for horse stalls. Unless that would trap too much moisture


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