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jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted July 05, 2002 10:29 AM UIN: 16262997
Are there any good alternatives other than diamond plate or vinyl?


jammin

marple
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 117
posted July 14, 2002 08:12 PM
tongue n groove?

DMA Racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted July 14, 2002 08:23 PM
open or closed trailer ?

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5556
posted July 15, 2002 12:16 PM UIN: 16262997
enclosed...sorry for taking so long.

Tongue and groove.....i guess that might work. I need to get some clear epoxy while I am at it I guess.


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autoshop
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted July 15, 2002 12:40 PM
We just laid vinyl on ours , It's the cheapest. But I have a question on hanging cabinets , Do you use any backboard to hang the cabinets to or do you just hang the cabinet directly to the wall of the trailer, second do you leave a gap from the walls to the cabinet for flexing of the walls when driving down the street. Third what do you do to hang a tire rack to these new trailers there is not much of a wall brace to mount it to..

DMA Racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted July 15, 2002 06:04 PM
if it came with a plywood floor you could use the stuff they spray in truck beds.it would'nt get slick when it got wet and sweep out easy.

SLEEPY GOMEZ
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 199
posted July 15, 2002 09:30 PM
hi jammin, I'm back. Finished the project in Florida. I'll call in the near future. About the trailer flooring, Reference the article in CIRCLE TRACK. I used 8" wide purling. Find it at metal building suppliers. Formed from .062" steel it is light and strong. Cost is about $0.75 per foot as I remember. I used it for ramps too. Use the welder, high heat quick swing, to speckel the surface for a non slip. Thanks SLEEPY

dirtracer14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 499
posted July 21, 2002 02:19 PM UIN: 23443678
Well as for the truck lining we have that on the whole floor and up the walls 18" the rhino lining. It cleans up real nice but i can tell ya when the ramp gets wet it is one slick #$&%$. If you could keep it clean all the time its not bad but if you have some clay or and type of oil its super slick not sure if we would go that way again.

TRM38
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted August 05, 2002 11:02 PM
I saw Sleepy's article on building an open trailer. I wondered about geting some expanded mesh and tacking that onto the ramps to get some grip. I Don't think you'd want it on the runners though, or you'd forever be fighting dirt buildup.

Andre
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted September 10, 2002 08:46 PM
AutoShop,

When we put cabinets are trailer, we just drilled them to the walls and we left no gap. We have had no problems with them so far and its been 3 years since we did that.


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