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Shell Frame

Building the steel frame for the walls and roof and then installing the steel studs and foam panels for the floor, walls, and roof.

  • Sketchup frame right Sketchup frame right
  • Sketchup frame left Sketchup frame left
  • Picking up steel tube for the frame and plywood and foam panels Picking up steel tube for the frame and plywood and foam panels
  • A fun afternoon with the guys at the steel yard A fun afternoon with the guys at the steel yard
  • Washing and cutting steel tube Washing and cutting steel tube
  • Planning cut sheet for steel frame tube Planning cut sheet for steel frame tube
  • Assembly frame prefab on trailer Assembly frame prefab on trailer
  • Welding long wall frame Welding long wall frame
  • Welding and grinding Welding and grinding
  • Tyson learning to weld Tyson learning to weld
  • Tyson's first solo weld (the hat has given him special powers!) Tyson's first solo weld (the hat has given him special powers!)
  • One-man barn raising One-man barn raising
  • Reattaching slideout wall frame to backhoe while stationary Reattaching slideout wall frame to backhoe while stationary
  • Backhoe Backhoe
  • Securing with straps for welding Securing with straps for welding
  • Welding vertical support Welding vertical support
  • Welded vertical frame Welded vertical frame
  • Raising other wall frame Raising other wall frame
  • Welding temporary brackets to hold cross tubes in place while welding Welding temporary brackets to hold cross tubes in place while welding
  • Don't try this at home, kids! Don't try this at home, kids!
  • Welding top front angled frame tube (last one!) Welding top front angled frame tube (last one!)