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Workshop platform
« on: September 19, 2020, 06:18:52 PM »
I was recently given the platform off the back of a series 2A RAEME Workshop truck which had been converted years ago to a flat tray ute. I plan to restore as a trailer version to go with my own 2A workshop.

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« Last Edit: September 19, 2020, 06:42:51 PM by Tankradio »
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Re: Workshop platform
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2020, 06:22:56 PM »
After removal of rotted plywood, framing, bolts & rivets the rear steel framing was found to be scrap having extensive rust and numerous repairs over the years.

Iím in the process of making up a new durable rear frame which should be a bit stronger than original but almost identical.

This platform was fitted with the timber bedstrips which were fitted to the office variant. Not sure if I will replace the timbers or not.

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Re: Workshop platform
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2020, 06:25:41 PM »
I will save the canopy & apron clips etc off this rear panel, as well as the side plates and graft them on to some new hollow section steel square beam

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Phill
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Re: Workshop platform
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2020, 06:29:00 PM »
I had some lengths of good bedstrip material from a civvi series 3 109 I wrecked out years ago, so cutting up replacement bedstrips for the platform was simple enough...

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Re: Workshop platform
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 06:36:07 PM »
This data plate came with some loose platform parts at the same time.

Not certain if itís off this particular platform but it will do for now.

I intend fitting this restored platform to a spare No5 box trailer frame I had on hand so will probably use itís Vin for registration purposes.

I have several options on how to set this whole trailer up once completed;

Generator trailer with 2x gensets and fuel jerrycans,

Mobile workshop with my correct lathe, drill, grinder, vice and tool boxes

Field Office or

Binned stores

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Phill
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Re: Workshop platform
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 02:24:22 PM »
Looking forward to seeing this take shape .
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Re: Workshop platform
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2020, 05:40:04 PM »
Thanks Matt,

It's fitting in nicely between other projects.

So far looks lke it should come up well as it's not a concourse restoration, just a re-commissioning type of thing

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Re: Workshop platform
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2020, 06:32:23 PM »
Not a lot of progress to report so far due to weather and other priorities, but I managed to find some suitable canopy hooks to replace the many broken off originals.

In the past I had used the slightly larger type shown in the bottom right hand corner, however to use these I had to drill new holes etcs. Not ideal.

The bew shiny ones are a close fit and are very inexpensive.

The old broken ones, top right, are not repairable.

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Phill
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