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Old 03-17-2012, 02:38 PM   #181
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Well, back to studying....

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Old 03-17-2012, 09:34 PM   #182
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The Foam Factory, Mattresses, Memory Foam Mattress, Memory Foam Mattresses

We went with 3" of 4lb ViscoPlush on top of 5" of HD36R base foam. Took off the cover, cut it on top of my plywood base as a template (since I had not yet mounted it). A sharp 10" bread knife cut through it like butter. We cut it large and are waiting for a week for it to finish expanding to its full size before we do a final trim and resize the cover.

Biggest complaint people seem to have about non-namebrand memory foam mattresses is odors and chemical smells or irritation. I have not smelled anything as of yet, and have had no irritation, even after touching the foam itself with bare hands while cutting it. Some memory mattreses are wrapped in a glass-particulate mesh (many comments on Amazon about this). This mattress has none of that, so it is easy to uncover to trim.
Thanks for that source. I am going to check it out.
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #183
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Finals went well, and spent most of yesterday emptying out the trailer and doing a test drive with Knight to see the brakes operate under more demanding conditions, test the wireless camera, etc.

Also doing random projects here and there. Wiring is coming together. Once I get back from camping I plan to finish the veneer for the far end of the galley cabinet on the right side of the photo. That will allow me to start permanently installing all the electrical components on that wood panel.

You can also see a preview of the "Golden Oak" stain that Marie picked out, I mean, that we decided on together. I actually love it now. I originally wanted darker but this really brings out the grain pattern on the Baltic Birch.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #184
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Copper Prices!?!

I knew copper was expensive, but I thought that would mean I could buy small increments of the stuff. I was planning to use a 5/8"OD main rigid pipe with 3/8" OD soft Type K copper for the appliances. That means I need <25 feet of Type K copper. Do I really have to buy 60' of it??? That's a lot of extra cash for something I will never use again....

So question for everyone: Have you found Type K soft copper by the foot?
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:14 PM   #185
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The weekend trip to Anza Borrego was great. The bed is a little firmer than my Tempurpedic at home but I still enjoyed it. I have decided that getting my base electrical, water, and propane hooked up is my number one goal before my next trip in late June (next break from school). As fun as cabinetry is, all I need is the stick frame. Drawers and veneer can wait. The only cosmetic thing I absolutely plan to do before then is the polish job on the outside. Otherwise it will be too hot out.

And here's a glimpse of what the weekend had...
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... The only cosmetic thing I absolutely plan to do before then is the polish job on the outside. Otherwise it will be too hot out...
I'm on the same schedule with my '63...it's already bumping 85 degrees and it's not even April yet!

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Old 03-27-2012, 12:47 PM   #187
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I'm on the same schedule with my '63...it's already bumping 85 degrees and it's not even April yet!

Lookin' Good!
Well, a similar schedule, maybe. But not the same....

Maybe I'll have to polish Knight this weekend to catch up to you
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ml#post1125202

I mean, I do have 8' less of length as my advantage.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #188
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I knew copper was expensive, but I thought that would mean I could buy small increments of the stuff. I was planning to use a 5/8"OD main rigid pipe with 3/8" OD soft Type K copper for the appliances. That means I need <25 feet of Type K copper. Do I really have to buy 60' of it??? That's a lot of extra cash for something I will never use again....

So question for everyone: Have you found Type K soft copper by the foot?
After I couldn't find Type K at a plumbing supply or a trailer supply place, I had a random thought today at work. Sure enough, McMaster has it:
McMaster-Carr

I checked the wall thickness, and it is sufficient. Just thought I'd add this comment in case someone stumbles across the same problem.

Oh, and updates to come soon, but I want to take some pictures. It involves the endcap, and beginning the outside polish job, which is nowhere as difficult as I thought.
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:37 PM   #189
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I love 'em they seem to have everything..McMaster-Carr

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Ha!!! That's actually a perfect link. I am about a week or two from needing those latches for my custom battery box. Nice.
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Ha!!! That's actually a perfect link. I am about a week or two from needing those latches for my custom battery box. Nice.

Peter,

Thought I put the rong link in that post so I deleted it...you beat me to it with your response.

The ones I got are the series 300 stainless, K in the chart.

They look great and no more rust tracks.

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The weekend trip to Anza Borrego was great. The bed is a little firmer than my Tempurpedic at home but I still enjoyed it. I have decided that getting my base electrical, water, and propane hooked up is my number one goal before my next trip in late June (next break from school). As fun as cabinetry is, all I need is the stick frame. Drawers and veneer can wait. The only cosmetic thing I absolutely plan to do before then is the polish job on the outside. Otherwise it will be too hot out.

And here's a glimpse of what the weekend had...
This looks like a great place!
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Finished up the stain and poly on the endcap, did the electrical, and reinstalled the window trim. Except for making a wooden trim strip to hide the forward edge, it's done. Im pretty pleased with the results.

Time to focus back on the cabinet framing and the exterior polishing.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:54 PM   #194
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Finished up the stain and poly on the endcap, did the electrical, and reinstalled the window trim. Except for making a wooden trim strip to hide the forward edge, it's done. Im pretty pleased with the results.

Time to focus back on the cabinet framing and the exterior polishing.
Man is your interior looking awesome!!! I really like the end caps. Keep the pictures coming.
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Your photo shows one thing I have just noticed in my '63...a bare aluminum interior simply carries the other colors through out the trailer. The ceiling now takes on the color of the endcap...
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Your photo shows one thing I have just noticed in my '63...a bare aluminum interior simply carries the other colors through out the trailer. The ceiling now takes on the color of the endcap...
Yeah I love it. Once I finish the cabinetry there are going to be some trippy reflections of wood all over the place.

Spent a couple hours working today. Tried to glue and clamp the veneer to the bed. Marie visited and found my box of clamps. She had no idea how many "little Marie-sized ones there are".

The picture is of her "helping"....
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Motivating!

Wow... is all I can say!
I had to wait to read through the whole thing before posting (thought it would be blasfemist if I didn't)

Your post is so motivating, but unfortunately I don't think I have what it takes to do all that. I have a lot of automotive knowledge, but have never used a rivet gun. Was the learning curve bad?

I'm about to tackle a '65 GT, have interior front lower panels out and dread some of the things I'm reading (not from your post, you make it look easy)

Tell me I'll be ok with a little bit of knowledge, a lot of "normal" tools, and computer with AIRFORUMS!

Keep it up, your so close to a hot meal on the road you can taste it,

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Wow... is all I can say!
I had to wait to read through the whole thing before posting (thought it would be blasfemist if I didn't)

Your post is so motivating, but unfortunately I don't think I have what it takes to do all that. I have a lot of automotive knowledge, but have never used a rivet gun. Was the learning curve bad?

I'm about to tackle a '65 GT, have interior front lower panels out and dread some of the things I'm reading (not from your post, you make it look easy)

Tell me I'll be ok with a little bit of knowledge, a lot of "normal" tools, and computer with AIRFORUMS!

Keep it up, your so close to a hot meal on the road you can taste it,

Thanks in advance,

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First off, you'll be OK, I promise. Don't get dismayed or persuaded from doing it as long as you are semi-handy. It sounds like if you already have some "normal" tools you'll be fine. I think the main accessories will be pop-riveting gun (which I know you asked about on the other thread), an air-powered buck-riveting gun, and some good aviation snips. Of course, you will need some sort of polishing device, be it an angle grinder, drill, or compound polisher. Cyclo is a nice touch, but not mandatory.

Other than those basic tools and the associated rivets, you will need
many tubes of Trempro 635 / Vulkem
gallons of mineral spirits/ paint thinner
lots and lots of elbow grease

Thanks for reading the whole thread, glad it helped. The learning curve really wasn't that bad on all this. I started out knowing practically nothing related to sheet metal, insulation, or true woodworking, and now have done it all. There are certainly errors in my methods here and there, but it'll do. Besides, as the family grows later in life, I'll need a bigger trailer, so I'll have a chance to make Knight's big brother even better.

Now, finish up that GT so we can see the 18' Traveler-- it's a little more my style....
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