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Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« on: April 26, 2008, 12:55:37 AM »

I thought I had everything ready to go for Sedona and then I ran into a Rat Bushtec that had been laying around in someone's backyard for years. That was Wednesday and the plan was to put some new tires and Rat/Survivor decals on and go. Now its Friday night and Mamma wants a frame up restoration. So the rims are at the powder coater and the shell will be at the painter tomorrow. I'll sand blast and paint the frame Sunday.  Monday the hitch, tires, and wheel bearings will be overnighted and Wednesday will be assembly day.   
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be for wondering how I'm going to finish this mess cause you know what's going to happen :o  Doc
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Re: Rat Surviver Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2008, 01:00:23 AM »

I thought I had everything ready to go for Sedona and then I ran into a Rat Bushtec that had been laying around in someone's backyard for years. That was Wednesday and the plan was to put some new tires and Rat/Surviver decals on and go. Now its Friday night and Mama wants a frame up restoration. So the rims are at the powder coater and the shell will be at the painter tomorrow. I'll sand blast and paint the frame Sunday.  Monday the hitch, tires, and wheel bearings will be overnighted and Wednesday will be assembly day.   
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be for wondering how I'm going to finish this mess cause you know what's going to happen :o  Doc

One of my favorite planning points is the GICOD

I pick a date and nothing changes after that date.....( although im contemplating several, im not going to do them before Sedona

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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2008, 01:04:03 AM »

I thought I had everything ready to go for Sedona and then I ran into a Rat Bushtec that had been laying around in someone's backyard for years. That was Wednesday and the plan was to put some new tires and Rat/Surviver decals on and go. Now its Friday night and Mama wants a frame up restoration. So the rims are at the powder coater and the shell will be at the painter tomorrow. I'll sand blast and paint the frame Sunday.  Monday the hitch, tires, and wheel bearings will be overnighted and Wednesday will be assembly day.   
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be for wondering how I'm going to finish this mess cause you know what's going to happen :o  Doc

now having said all that..i wish you a lot of luck!
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2008, 01:12:52 AM »

now having said all that..i wish you a lot of luck!

Thanks,  Now she's deciding on graphics...maybe when we get back, not now.   GICOD.
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2008, 07:08:56 AM »

good luck with the project, stick to plan A, get the job done, then have  beer :drink:
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2008, 07:13:42 AM »

Great Find, You can't kill a Bushtec
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2008, 09:23:33 AM »

good luck with the project, stick to plan A, get the job done, then have  beer :drink:

...thats what I'm saying but she was helping me till late last night and there is still blenty of beer in the frig.  :2vrolijk_21:
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2008, 09:29:21 AM »

Great Find, You can't kill a Bushtec

After a total tear down last night, I'm really impressed with the construction. Now I can see why they are so expensive. I've taken a few courses in physics and tomorrow I'm going to try and figure out how that suspension works...or just look at it in awe and  :drink:  Doc
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2008, 09:36:43 AM »

 What was wrong with the people that you bought that from, sure is rough looking. I would have to agree with your wife on fixing it up. Not sure if a bath would have helped. :nixweiss:
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2008, 10:02:43 AM »

What was wrong with the people that you bought that from, sure is rough looking. I would have to agree with your wife on fixing it up. Not sure if a bath would have helped. :nixweiss:

That was a bargaining chip for me  :2vrolijk_21: Here is Terry early Saturday am off to the paint wizard. 
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2008, 10:11:13 AM »

After a total tear down last night, I'm really impressed with the construction. Now I can see why they are so expensive. I've taken a few courses in physics and tomorrow I'm going to try and figure out how that suspension works...or just look at it in awe and  :drink:  Doc

It's taken from a Corvette (per John Preston) the air line runs through the chrome mollly tounque(SP) and connects to the shocks, the suspension is inverted for the trailer app.
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2008, 10:36:26 AM »

It's taken from a Corvette (per John Preston) the air line runs through the chrome mollly tounque(SP) and connects to the shocks, the suspension is inverted for the trailer app.

Thanks,  I'll have to print this and read it while  :drink:  Doc
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2008, 03:24:54 PM »

Thanks,  Now she's deciding on graphics...maybe when we get back, not now.   GICOD.

She did it anyway, they are going to match the bag graphics, and it won't be ready till thursday. :o  Here is a pic of me sandblasting the frame this morning. Again I'm very impressed with the design of this thing.
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2008, 03:29:31 PM »

It's taken from a Corvette (per John Preston) the air line runs through the chrome mollly tounque(SP) and connects to the shocks, the suspension is inverted for the trailer app.


Looks like torsion bars with and a sway bar for a very neat independent suspension. Clever guys at Bushtec  :2vrolijk_21: Just got through painting.
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Re: Rat Survivor Bushtec Trailer
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2008, 03:32:48 PM »

...another one.
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