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Pre-fitting roof skin. 5'x12'x.063T was a little tricky.
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Side skin pre-fitted and overtrimmed 3/16" for expansion. I attached cross boards to the under side to help locate the skins up & down.

Had to use tie down straps and cross boards to pull skin into contour. Again .063 alum was tricky.

I should note that I used contact cement to hold the sides in place while locating the roof skin.

Rolling the skin over the door framming for a clean look. After door openings formed, set tear out side all day so the contact cement would break loose.

Sides and Roof held in place with fenders, moon roof and moldings only _ roof skin is .063T and the sides are .040T.

Relocating door to opening. With added matl. around opening, had to trim door to fit hole. Did that with a belt sander with door hung.

Fitting rear splash plate and water inlet & vent holes.
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Plate in place and held with moldings only. Water tank fill & vent line also in place.
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Ready for a two week test to Colorado to a teardrop get together/campout and some sight seeing. (pictures of trip to be posted a little later). Can you tell, I'm one happy camper.

I consider the Scotsman 98% complete. Just some detail work to do. I have one more picture to add, and that is of the tools I used to build this teardrop. I think some will be supprised
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