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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2013, 07:20:08 AM »
There were about half a dozen 05 vans that were retro fitted with aluminium wall skins including one of Guests.
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2013, 07:36:44 AM »
Ahhhhh a little unique then  ;D I do like being different   :D

What are the later ones steel or aluminum skin

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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2013, 05:39:35 AM »
Aluminium
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2013, 09:16:04 AM »

Craig could you let us know the process of how the aluminum sides were made ?  Track are having trouble supplying sides so im going to have to make my own. 
My plan at the moment is to buy sheet aluminum and carefully cut it out with a jigsaw or a router.  then stick it on with sikaflex and finally into the spray booth and a couple of coats of 2 pack white over the top, I can paint the front wall white at the same time.
I assume the track sides are cut using water ?  do you know if they use sheet that is powder coated before supply or if they get them coated ?


 
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2013, 09:34:15 AM »
As far as I know they are CNC router cut.

They are cut from powder coated sheet. The ones I have retro fitted to older vans we had painted by the local panel shop prior to fitting (less masking, etc made it easier for them).

There is a post of mine showing the walls being stuck onto my Tvan if you want to seen how it is done.
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2014, 09:23:11 PM »
Hi Craig, thanks for all the info!
What is the wall thickness of the MkII?
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2014, 04:55:31 AM »
The ply is 9mm (as is the rest of the timber kit), plus a few mill for the glue and another couple for the fibreglass/aluminium skin.
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2014, 08:39:01 AM »
Thank you, I thought it may have a GRP sandwich construction.
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2014, 05:02:32 PM »
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2014, 08:46:43 PM »
http://www.tracktrailerforums.com/index.php?topic=196.msg1248#msg1248

Shows what is under the skin

So what is on the plywood on the inside under the front runner?
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #25 on: May 20, 2014, 06:55:09 AM »
There is a trim piece of stainless in the kitchen locker.
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #26 on: May 20, 2014, 09:33:38 AM »
Sorry, front runner is a marine term for cabin & hull lining, old habits die hard after 30 years in the industry, including a few early years boatbuilding.
What I meant was, is there a layer of fibreglass on the interior of the plywood under the lining & can anything be screwed to it?
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2014, 07:46:51 AM »
No lining on the inside other than the fabric. You can screw directly to the timber with short screws that don't poke out the other side.
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2014, 09:15:14 PM »
Am I correct in believing that Mk 111 bodies are constructed using fibreglass sandwich panel compared to ply used by Mk11’s? If so what thickness, & does it’s insulation qualities make much difference to ply constructed models?
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Re: TVan versions ( from old site)
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2014, 07:35:41 AM »
MkIII bodies are two thin aluminium skins with polyurethane foam sandwiched between, glued and vacuum bonded in house by Track after being cut and folded to their specifications.

The thickness varies depending on where in the wall it is but generally it's about 10-20mm.

The measured "R" rating of the walls is about 0.5 (most household roof batts are about 3.5) so the insulating properties are not huge, maybe slightly better than the ply but I think the white colour has a greater effect on reducing heat than the insulation properties of the walls. That said they are much better than canvas, which sometimes almost seems to amplify the sunlight's heat in tents.
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