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Jamieg2

posted on 23/5/06 at 12:53 PM Reply With Quote
Caravan Aluminum Donor?!

Hi all, not been around here for a while- anyway just a quick question;

Ive got this in the bottom of my garden, could i use the aluminum as suitable body panels? I'm sure Ron Chamption would have a field day!



Front. dont think she'll get through the sva (yet !)


Nice rectangular panels on the front, already brush painted in British racing green!



The door may need a little modification to fit! Note the top half of the caravan is smooth and the bottom has ridges so probably can't use that.




The thickness of the aluminum. Most of the wood frame has become rotten

No, I'M not sure if im joking either!

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DaveFJ

posted on 23/5/06 at 01:08 PM Reply With Quote
I am assuming that is quite old - Aluminium age hardens so may well be quite brittle....





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ewanspence

posted on 23/5/06 at 01:14 PM Reply With Quote
sorry but this is off topic...

when I browse these pages at work (yes, I know I should be working) I have to be very careful when I open a post as some of the avitars are a bit too much for the workplace (DaveFJ), I have to trim down the explorer window to cut them out.

anyone else have this concern?

[Edited on 23/5/06 by ewanspence]





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Jamieg2

posted on 23/5/06 at 01:21 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by DaveFJ
I am assuming that is quite old - Aluminium age hardens so may well be quite brittle....


yes its atleast 20 years old, probably 25. The paint seems to readily peel off and reveal surprisingly shiny aluminum underneath. I guess the only way to find out if its ok is to take some off and bend it..

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Locost?

posted on 23/5/06 at 02:53 PM Reply With Quote
You can soften it up by applying heat (think it is called annealing (spelling?)). There is a way to tell that you have reached the correct temperature by using soap (turns black), and another technique using a wood batten but I am not sure on the details. I am sure someone on here will enlighten you. You would only need to soften the areas of the panels you intend to bend.
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Avoneer

posted on 23/5/06 at 04:26 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ewanspence
when I browse these pages at work (yes, I know I should be working) I have to be very careful when I open a post as some of the avitars are a bit too much for the workplace (DaveFJ), I have to trim down the explorer window to cut them out.
anyone else have this concern?
[Edited on 23/5/06 by ewanspence]


Yes - and a few others. I can get a gross dismissal for anything like that on the screen at my place. Pat...





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russbost

posted on 23/5/06 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
Are you guys suggesting banning suggestive avatars!!! Tut Tut! You could of course try working!!!
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posted on 23/5/06 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
I think my avatar has the sexiest body anyway
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Jamieg2

posted on 23/5/06 at 07:03 PM Reply With Quote
Evening all, Cheers for the replies (some rather off topic , but hey.) I'll rescue the ali when we get around to dismantling the caravan and see if its still good. Ill keep you posted. The main reason i thought it would be useful is that its straight, unlike cutting the side out of a van or roof from a car as i think people have done!
cheers!

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posted on 23/5/06 at 07:52 PM Reply With Quote
I've got my eyes on my parents caravan. Top bit for the alli panels and the bottom bit to make a trailer. A lot of it is bumpy but the top bit is sort of flat but curved. Hopefully can be straightened out.

Not sure about the avatars.. I do wish I could look on here without having to check over my shoulders first though!

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TheGecko

posted on 23/5/06 at 11:33 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
when I browse these pages at work (yes, I know I should be working) I have to be very careful when I open a post as some of the avitars are a bit too much for the workplace (DaveFJ), I have to trim down the explorer window to cut them out.

anyone else have this concern?

Yeah, I have the same issue. DaveFJ's avatar is marginal but there are a few others that are close to being porn - at least in the eyes of the net-nannies here at work. If my wife looks over my shoulder at home and see a nudey avatar she doesn't care - the same does not apply at work unfortunately

Any chance of toning them down a little guys?

Dominic

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Fred W B

posted on 24/5/06 at 07:33 PM Reply With Quote
Re avatars, we've been here before
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MikeRJ

posted on 25/5/06 at 10:47 PM Reply With Quote
We have fairly strict rules about this kind of thing at work. However I am against the censoring avatars unless they are realy pornographic.

Anyway, it's very easy to disable the rendering of pictures in your browser if you really feel you need to surf in work/lunch time. With firefox you can block the rendering of pictures on a per site basis.

Alternatively if your work surfing compulsion is really bad you could try ghostzilla.

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skidude88

posted on 26/5/06 at 10:10 AM Reply With Quote
BEC

Couldn't you just fit a couple of bike engines

BEC - Bike Engined Caravan?

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