Got the start for my 550 build

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#46
I stopped by the upfitter today. They finally got a start on my box. He's doing a nice job and convinced me to re-skin the whole outside. He's going to add it on right over the existing. There was a few patches I had put on over some tears which will be removed and covered over. My windows weren't sealed yet so that will work out perfectly. Figured if I'm doing all this work might as well make it 100%. Now I'll have to prime that new aluminum before I paint it. Glad I have access to that shop to paint it! It was snowing here today.
Hooray for snow!! Seriously can't wait....

A new exterior will be nice, added skin will be bulletproof. I'm happy mine is 1/8" everywhere.

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Hooray for snow!! Seriously can't wait....

A new exterior will be nice, added skin will be bulletproof. I'm happy mine is 1/8" everywhere.

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I'll have 2 layers of I think 16 gauge over the inner corrugation. Here is a pic of a piece I cut out. He will add another 16 gauge over it.
 

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#48
Hooray for snow!! Seriously can't wait....

A new exterior will be nice, added skin will be bulletproof. I'm happy mine is 1/8" everywhere.

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I'll have 2 layers of I think 16 gauge over the inner corrugation. Here is a pic of a piece I cut out. He will add another 16 gauge over it.
Wow I haven't seen that construction!

But yes double skin is good. I can't count the trees I have broken branches off of....

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Wow I haven't seen that construction!

But yes double skin is good. I can't count the trees I have broken branches off of....

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The box appears to be a quite old Uhaul. This is all sandwiched into heavy rounded aluminum extrusions in the corners and roof. All aluminum floor too.
 
#51
Upfitter finally got the skin on! Just needs to finish the mounts then do the propane tank and tool box mounts. Steps are going to need to be externally mounted. Without any up size in tires the bottom of the door is 48" off the ground, my wife is only 5' 2"! Papawheely, I'll get better pics of the back in the day light.
 

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