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Making a trailer for Ninas Bakery

28/02/2022 14:54 Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia)

2021 has been quite a good year for Nina's Bakery at the Market. Just the strong winds there have been a problem - and the rain - and the fog - and the snow - and the heat - and the hail - and the weather in general...
So we decided to spend our yearly summer break differently and to make a food trailer for her instead of wasting time on closed or not so closed borders in Australia in an ill-fated attempt to do a road trip. It took us about four weeks from start to finish and the result is certainly satisfying. But see for yourself, here are the pictures:
We bought the trailer chassis at Basic Trailers and added a waterproof plywood floor as the first step.
We bought the trailer chassis at Basic Trailers and added a waterproof plywood floor as the first step.
The plan for it got drafted on a sheet of plywood, scale 1:1
The plan for it got drafted on a sheet of plywood, scale 1:1
The Body consists of timber frames sandwiched between plywood sheets.
The Body consists of timber frames sandwiched between plywood sheets.
I started working on the outer layer first.
I started working on the outer layer first.
The shop opening with a pester window at kids height underneath it. Nasty, nasty...
The shop opening with a pester window at kids height underneath it. Nasty, nasty...
The table reinforces the structure.
The table reinforces the structure.
The outer skin ready for fiber glassing.
The outer skin ready for fiber glassing.
My friend George teaching me how to do the fiber glassing. He is a yacht builder and certainly knows his business.
My friend George teaching me how to do the fiber glassing. He is a yacht builder and certainly knows his business.
Now it's up to me to try my luck after that training. Looks like George did a good job.
Now it's up to me to try my luck after that training. Looks like George did a good job.
Sanding that thing has been quite a dusty experience.
Sanding that thing has been quite a dusty experience.
Adding some adhesive foundation to make the paint stick to the polyester resin.
Adding some adhesive foundation to make the paint stick to the polyester resin.
We painted it white to keep the inside temperature down...
We painted it white to keep the inside temperature down...
...and insulated it with 20mm Styrofoam for the same reason.
...and insulated it with 20mm Styrofoam for the same reason.
The inside will be paneled with 3mm good quality plywood.
The inside will be paneled with 3mm good quality plywood.
The rear wall carries the shelf.
The rear wall carries the shelf.
Almost there - the floor got covered with self adhesive felt mats and a carpet on top.
Almost there - the floor got covered with self adhesive felt mats and a carpet on top.
The light comes from 12V led down-lights in the ceiling and the shop window.
The light comes from 12V led down-lights in the ceiling and the shop window.
The hatch for the shop window gets lifted via gas struts.
The hatch for the shop window gets lifted via gas struts.
First day at the market, 7am!
First day at the market, 7am!
Sunrise, waiting for the first customer to come.
Sunrise, waiting for the first customer to come.
Looks comfy ;o)
Looks comfy ;o)