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I stumbled on a Dana Design ArcFlex Terraplane for a really good price (<100.00) for my son.  Upon receipt, I noticed that the frame sheet is cracked and needs replacing.

Any thoughts?  I will contact Marmot in order to see if they still have any replacement parts for this model, I will also contact Rainy Pass Repair.  I have chatted with Dana Gleason at OR Shows, and will also contact him for ideas.

I am hoping that perhaps someone might want to "part-out" their old DD Terraplane too.

Any other helpful ideas any of you might have?
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Vigil, I think you've got it all covered... me, I'd be int he hunt for a "parts" pack.

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Wow, I just found one with a damaged pack and was looking for someone with a wrecked frame that would "part out" their Terraplane...

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I use an epoxy for repairs like that.  Can't remember the brand name right now but this stuff holds machinery together.  Go to Ace hardware and look in their glues for an epoxy that has 2600 psi strength.  This stuff really works.

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You could simply purchase a sheet of HDPE of the same thickness and use the old sheet as a pattern. Then transfer the attachment hardware using 3/16 stainless rivets. That's assuming the framesheet is made of HDPE . . . I think most of them are . . . ?

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You might contact Mystery Ranch in Bozeman.  That's basically the old Dana company.  I bet they'd be able to help you out.  BTW, that's really a great pack.

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Mystery Ranch will (likely) help, but they don't do anything for Dana packs under warranty any more.

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Thanks for the many suggestions.

I have contacted Marmot and they will check and see if they have any frame sheets left in stock, and let me know on Monday.

I also called Mystery Ranch and they may be able to cut out a new frame sheet for me.  I'd prefer new material as opposed to repairing the original.

So we shall see.
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VigilGuy....just give the boy one of your Mchales....

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VigilGuy....just give the boy one of your Mchales....

Ha! Maybe after I'm dead and gone....

I did let them borrow two of them for a few days for a trip to Catalina Island recently. :)
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You could simply purchase a sheet of HDPE of the same thickness and use the old sheet as a pattern. Then transfer the attachment hardware using 3/16 stainless rivets. That's assuming the framesheet is made of HDPE . . . I think most of them are . . . ?

If you need to go this route, I know of a company that sells this. Let me know if you need that information.
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I use an epoxy for repairs like that.  Can't remember the brand name right now but this stuff holds machinery together.  Go to Ace hardware and look in their glues for an epoxy that has 2600 psi strength.  This stuff really works.

Are you thinking of JB Weld?
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No.  That stuff reeks.  This is something like "plastic steel epoxy" with a 2600 psi strength.  Amazing stuff.  I think Devon makes it.

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Devcon does a bunch of them (I've used their Permetex line forever):

http://www.amazon.com/Devcon-14320-50ml-Plastic-Welder/dp/B000P1HFKM

So does 3M:
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/SCOTCHWELD-Epoxy-Adhesive-2RUC7

Those are applicator cartridges that go into guns, a store will have a consumer version in a dual plunger syringe arrangement.

I've done boat stuff that was indestructible.
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I use an epoxy for repairs like that.  Can't remember the brand name right now but this stuff holds machinery together.  Go to Ace hardware and look in their glues for an epoxy that has 2600 psi strength.  This stuff really works.

Many thanks for the tip.

You're not kidding, that epoxy really does work!  I used it on this frame sheet and I think it is going to fix it.  Bonds well, and dries hard.  Devcon is what I purchased.
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I use an epoxy for repairs like that.  Can't remember the brand name right now but this stuff holds machinery together.  Go to Ace hardware and look in their glues for an epoxy that has 2600 psi strength.  This stuff really works.

Many thanks for the tip.

You're not kidding, that epoxy really does work!  I used it on this frame sheet and I think it is going to fix it.  Bonds well, and dries hard.  Devcon is what I purchased.

Serious, ain't it?

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