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#26

Simmo
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16 July 2020 07:15 pm

Yeah I've got one too Brendomac and they certainly are a 2 person job to make it easy!!
It can be done with one, but much easier with 2!


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16 July 2020 08:38 pm

Will upload pics shortly.
If you choose to do m this modification. Buy a new 1/4" drill bit. They are about 6.35mm. Just enough clearance for the 2 new 50x6mm SS button heads bolts.
The factory holes in the extrusion are a bit over sized and floppy fit.
The fins on the Kings awnings must be like 0.6 ->0.9mm thick! poop
My out rivers now hardly sag now, without that stressed look when swinging them out.
The rivets I just drilled out and fitted 6mm SS button head bolts.
Don't use caps bolts as the will interfere with outr riggers.
The box section I used was only like $26 per meter.
It's best to get it long enough to pass your mounting brackets by 50mm.
This will help eliminate the twisting of overhang past mounts.
When drilling the 6 (?) 5 or 6mm Holes for the C - channel, don't crash into the mount brackets behind.
6 is plenty over 150- 200m of C.
Pilot with a 3mm drill bit is a must!
As you will probably crash with a a Side wall of the extrusion behind.
This will help eliminate skewing the hole.
Bunnings have the sanding tool I used to deburr the extrusion for $10!
Handy tool. Can be used in a high speed drill.
Cordless might be a bit slow on RPM.
I must have 8 cheapo $12 air die grinders from Aldi!
And one expensive one. Easier to just swap the tool, than change the bits!
Add another rivet on the opposite side of the out rigger spigot as well. They are solid cast alloy in the tube section.
Drill to 6mm etc. Use correct rivet to suit

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Make sure to stay away from spigot for clearance.
On this side, use the washer/s on the top, for re-alignment.
Opposite side is ..... Opposite!
lol
There maybe an ugly casting on either top or bottom of hole in the knuckle. File off till flat.

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16 July 2020 08:52 pm

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But end of C channel to end of black poly insert, the mark off length segment to cut out

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Cut right to the wall with tin snips. Biscuits can even be work off by fingers.

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16 July 2020 08:53 pm

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Mark original hole position, remove burr.
C-channel will hide all scratching on one upper or lower side.

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16 July 2020 08:55 pm

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Clamp and pilot drill using a 3mm bit, then a 1/4" (6.35MM) BIT.
Undo and remove drill burrs.

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16 July 2020 09:12 pm

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You will notice how much stiffer and sea level the out riggers become after modification.
I do have a little left over of the box section. Pm if interested.
Hardware can be also supplied if hard to access.

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#34

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16 July 2020 09:22 pm

1.5 hrs taking it easy first time.
Between the mounting brackets, there is little concern of twisting etc.
Sheering off and twisting past the mountb brackets is the big concern.
Over hang is the big worry.
They can be beefed up big time by using 10mm Alloy flat bat bar 50mm before the brackets, up to the the end of you awning.
Not that expensive to do .
A 30mm x 5mm deep rebate can be made in ithe flat bar t too clamp either side of the brackets.
For the serious people...

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#36

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20 July 2020 07:55 pm

Great mod job.
After putting one of these up on my own on a trip to darwin and back, i can definitely see the worth in taking the time to carry this out.
Just be wary on relying on those cast end peices on the poles, a gust of wind got mine as i was setting up and snapped the cast peice in half.
Ill be attempting something similar now after seeing this.
Cheers


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23 July 2020 12:08 pm

Good point crustydog. I might even fab some up out of billet alloy.


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23 July 2020 07:24 pm

This is a “real” awning.... got one on my CT.
https://youtu.be/CIorF9kx9GA


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23 July 2020 07:42 pm

OzzieAu wrote:

This is a “real” awning.... got one on my CT.
https://youtu.be/CIorF9kx9GA

FAR OUT! That looks high Quality!!!!!
Available in OZ?
Imagine the $$$$ staying here in Australia!


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23 July 2020 09:40 pm

mudgee hunter wrote:
OzzieAu wrote:

This is a “real” awning.... got one on my CT.
https://youtu.be/CIorF9kx9GA

FAR OUT! That looks high Quality!!!!!
Available in OZ?
Imagine the $$$$ staying here in Australia!

Not cheap, but high quality.
IronMan 4x4 are the Aus. agents.
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23 July 2020 11:21 pm

perfect
Bloody impressive!


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#42

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23 July 2020 11:28 pm

OzzieAu wrote:

This is a “real” awning.... got one on my CT.
https://youtu.be/CIorF9kx9GA

That’s a great little compact setting you got there OzzieAu.
Very nice...I like it a lot. perfect

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#43

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24 July 2020 07:55 am

mudgee hunter wrote:

Good point crustydog. I might even fab some up out of billet alloy.

I was going to remove the broken bit and put a wooden dowel into the end. Id be interested in buying a billet one if you ever make some.


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#44

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28 July 2020 11:12 pm

I've got an Iron Man awning, had it for about 7 years, use it most days at the beach, it also makes a great movie screen for my mini projector.....
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Love it

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28 July 2020 11:27 pm

cool idea! thumbsup


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#46

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28 July 2020 11:51 pm

Ded Driver wrote:

cool idea! thumbsup

Thanks, it works well, movies under the stars thumbsup


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