16 ft Jumbo V summer project

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16 ft Jumbo V summer project

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Finally made a little progress on my 1989 Lowe 16ft Jumbo V. First thing was a better trailer with new bunks several weeks ago, not the one shown.

https://i.imgur.com/kEjRR0Ql.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Av612ail.jpg

Next is to give it an aisle in the middle bench similar to this Lund.

https://i.imgur.com/RzenUSjm.jpg

The ribs don't line up with the front or rear of the bench so I had to rivet angle across them and to the bottom of the bench. It'll get two cross members per side. The bench is made of .040", same as the Monark I had. I'm surprised how flexible it is so it's good this is being done before cutting out the middle piece which will be about 16 inches. Home Depot has a nice 90 degree drill attachment for $18 which came in handy.

https://i.imgur.com/AsPW6E9l.jpg

All the insulation will come out so each side can be used for storage and go in new compartments along the sides. For now the plan is to use 5/8" composite for the floor with 22 gauge aluminum on each side unless something turns up between now and then that already has aluminum skin.

https://i.imgur.com/WwleBdYl.jpg

One side will get the starter battery and the other battery will go up front to spread the weight around. Undecided on a livewell. All the new stuff will get sand colored vinyl from Cabelas. Should be a lot of fun.
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