Surthrival Trailer Mark 1 Update #14steemCreated with Sketch.

in fundition-ok49qt5zv •  2 months ago

Good evening my fellow steemians!

Tonight I have a new update for the Surthrival Trailer project to present. Today I worked on mounting the 2 solar panels to the side of the trailer.

I started by tightening all the bolts that I previously attached to the hinges using a pair of vice grips and my 3/8 socket wrench.

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The next step was to lift the panel/frame assembly onto the sawhorses I previously made but cut to a shorter size. I used some ratchet straps to hold the panels in place and keep them from falling if the sawhorses failed. The straps were extended with some paracord I had, and tied off to the top rail of my neighbors fence.

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Here is where it definitely got a bit tricky. I had to lift the panel assembly one side at a time, insert a 2x4 as a spacer to hold the panel higher and take up the slack with my straps.

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I was able to level out the panels and align all the hinges. I drilled into the angle steel and placed bolts in two of the hinges to hold them in place.

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Here is the final mounted view of the panel assembly.

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Thank you for your time if you checked out my update!

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