HELP TO REBUILD A CUB DRIFTER 6

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HELP TO REBUILD A CUB DRIFTER 6

Postby the4bears » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:02 pm

G'ay all,
Iam in the need of some advice , as to refurbish the CT.
It was a bargain for the price.
The first problem is the arms to lift the roof are goneee.
I can get re-placements for a cost of$250.00 each x 4 =$1000.00
I've come up with a idea to replace the arms;using the 180degree knukle jont of the black wolf turbo tent.
If anybody out there ha s a cub drifter 6 i would like to speak to you very much.
The first question is ;where the top locating pin for the arm to attach to,how is that mounted in the fiberglass roof,are they replacable or once gone bad luck ,


looking forward to the feedback

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Postby Kramer » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:58 am

Hmm quite a few of us are handy with the tools maybe some pics, of what is there and what you are thinking to do would be great. BTW I have no ideas on what the different brands of CT's are but I am sure I could bodgey one up if needed :?
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Postby Scolers » Fri Jan 05, 2007 12:41 pm

I hope Admin don't mind me saying this but if you try the following site you should get a lot of combined knowledge on CT's (it's not a commercial site so I'm hoping it's ok). The cub drifter is quite popular so there should be someone there to help you.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/campertrailers/

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Postby the4bears » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:09 pm

tks for the replys blokes.
I don't know how to add photos to the post,I can e-mail them to who ever,for any ideas.
That way they can see my problem


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Postby bugsssy » Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:32 pm

feel free to email your pics to me at dolphin_jem@hotmail.com and ill post your pics for you if you like
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Postby the4bears » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:55 pm

Hi bugsssy, that would be great, But I'am not learning by doing that;
I will do that tonight.
also would it be possible to wallk me through the process,so i can learn how do do it?
As i have only just got my first PC, Still learning. :cheers




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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:43 pm

viewtopic.php?t=524

some nice instructions here 8)
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Postby bugsssy » Sat Jan 06, 2007 9:12 am

ok i have got the pics up for everyone to look at and help 4 bears out cause i have no idea :booty

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Postby Scolers » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:09 am

:o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Ummmm ... I'd rather you than me 4bears ... :?

Try that web addy I gave you ... I'm sure there's heaps of advice and help. That's a too hard basket for me!

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Postby Ozzycamperboy » Sat Jan 06, 2007 12:16 pm

Ok, i'll have a dig in about the arms.... but how high do they need to lift? Cause I got an idea that might seem a bit crazy :mrgreen: ... use either those gaslift things they have on boots of cars to aid in 'raising' the roof, and then have some sort of metal 'arm' that locks it into position once the roof is raised. Or if the roofs too heavy for this, use shock absorbers. :idea:

See bodgey diagram:

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The back-slashes are the shocks, the line at the top is the roof. The '0's are where the shock attaches to the side of the CT, and pivots along this point as the roof is lowered, eventually laying flat once its closed. Then you just need some hinged pieces of steel, one on each corner, that can fold up and 'prop' the roof up, and design some way of making sure these are locked into place so the roof doesn't come down prematurely.... but even if it does, the shocks are there to make sure it comes down slowly 8)
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Postby the4bears » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:22 pm

Ok folks, the photos are on for everyone to see.
Now it has changed a fair bit since the photos wre takin,the back storege box is gone,i have takin all the old paint off,2 coats of etch primer,then 2 coats of kill rust paint in a cream colour. :grin:
Now as you will see inthe pics there is alittle photo thats how the lifting arms are supposed to be.
My problem is that all the top locating pins are rusting or gone,now as i can't get the roof up to have a look , by feel with the under the edge of the roof,the head of the bolt(locating pin) is housed in sortof semi circle fibeglass section.
How high i hear you asking I DON'T KNOW when i can get a few jobs done out the way & some time & a few mates over to lift the roof we wiil know then how high, what am i going to do to hold the roof up while we are working out height,etc. get 2 step ladders the same height& a plank to go across the top of the of the stepladders.
has anybody seen the balckwolf turbo tent? They have a 188 degree lockable knuckle joint.
My idea was to use 4 of these knuckle joints(1 on each corner) aluminium tube over the outside& bar on the inside for strength.
As i don't have a digtal camera (can get access to one), i will endeaour to get some pics of these knuckle joints.
All this is done on a small budget.
As the gas struts are more expensive then the SPAMER arms.

Sorry for rambling on ,but once i get started i go on &on.
yes i have looked at the web site , registered but have not had the time to do a serious look..


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Postby Komodo » Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:09 pm

http://www.greerandkent.com.au/

These guys may be able to help...
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Postby the4bears » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:03 am

Thanks komodo i will give thema call






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