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Old 03-06-2013, 04:03 PM   #407
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Nice job!!!

Becky,
I stumbled onto your thread about 2 weeks ago and wow am I impressed. I worked hard on my '66 safari after I got it in October to get it polished before the weather hit so my neighbors wouldn't hate me but haven't finished gutting the interior. Have the bathroom left but I don't do cold well. Now that the weather is getting better it's time to get it done. I am very interested in your AC unit. Forgive me if I missed it in your thread but what did you go w/ and if it's not too much trouble can you approximate the dimensions of your unit? Mine's a 22' and I'm ditching the old heater. Was thinking of using that space/vent for AC like yours. You seemed to be pleased w/ the cooling and I am so impressed w/ the work you have done. Thanks for any info. -Kim
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Old 03-06-2013, 06:21 PM   #408
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Becky,
I stumbled onto your thread about 2 weeks ago and wow am I impressed. I worked hard on my '66 safari after I got it in October to get it polished before the weather hit so my neighbors wouldn't hate me but haven't finished gutting the interior. Have the bathroom left but I don't do cold well. Now that the weather is getting better it's time to get it done. I am very interested in your AC unit. Forgive me if I missed it in your thread but what did you go w/ and if it's not too much trouble can you approximate the dimensions of your unit? Mine's a 22' and I'm ditching the old heater. Was thinking of using that space/vent for AC like yours. You seemed to be pleased w/ the cooling and I am so impressed w/ the work you have done. Thanks for any info. -Kim
I basically did the same a/c as Toastie did in his thread. He has it very well documented & it's pretty easy to understand. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...-38289-35.html I changed it a bit in the venting. I had a vent made & added it to the rear of the trailer. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f147...-75011-19.html

You're right. The weather should break pretty quickly. Nothing a little space heater won't take care of, though! I worked all winter in mine (and last winter) with a space heater. Pretty toasty in there!
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:15 AM   #409
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Becky,
I stumbled onto your thread about 2 weeks ago and wow am I impressed. I worked hard on my '66 safari after I got it in October to get it polished before the weather hit so my neighbors wouldn't hate me but haven't finished gutting the interior. Have the bathroom left but I don't do cold well. Now that the weather is getting better it's time to get it done. I am very interested in your AC unit. Forgive me if I missed it in your thread but what did you go w/ and if it's not too much trouble can you approximate the dimensions of your unit? Mine's a 22' and I'm ditching the old heater. Was thinking of using that space/vent for AC like yours. You seemed to be pleased w/ the cooling and I am so impressed w/ the work you have done. Thanks for any info. -Kim
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As an alternative, I install my AC unit in a side window when I need it. It works very well, especially with the windows of the 66-68 models. If I don't need it, it stays in the bottom of the closet. Here is the thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...nny-91215.html

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #410
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I made some fabric roller shades for the old girl. I'm using angled aluminum for cornices to hide the shades. I won't be putting any curtains in her, as I like the brightness of the daylight in her.Click image for larger version

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I'm waiting patiently for my cushions to be finished. My pal said he'd be finished sometime this week!
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #411
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Those look really cool. we spent way too much money having custom roller blinds made.

How did you attach the bottoms? I'm planning on some Magnets...
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:03 PM   #412
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I made some fabric roller shades for the old girl. I'm using angled aluminum for cornices to hide the shades. I won't be putting any curtains in her, as I like the brightness of the daylight in her.

I'm waiting patiently for my cushions to be finished. My pal said he'd be finished sometime this week!
Hey Becky
I really like the angled aluminum you used to hide your shades. Very clean and simple.
Good work!
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:25 PM   #413
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Those look really cool. we spent way too much money having custom roller blinds made.

How did you attach the bottoms? I'm planning on some Magnets...
I used picture hangers that I painted silver & installed upside down to hold the rings (that were curtain rings with a clip that I got from a fabric store). On the galley window, I took off the ring & used just the little wire that attached the clip & attached the picture hanger to the window sill. I'll take some close-ups if you want them.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:06 AM   #414
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:24 AM   #415
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Great job, Becky! And those picture hangers w/drapery rings are a great idea too!

I know you said you have a difficult time getting away, but I'm hoping we can go to the same rally sometime, it would be great to meet you and see your work in person.

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:24 AM   #416
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Becky, I echo Deb's post. I am looking to someday meeting you in person and seeing your work of art. So many great and inventive ideas.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:13 PM   #417
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Becky, I echo Deb's post. I am looking to someday meeting you in person and seeing your work of art. So many great and inventive ideas.
I have a goal to make it to Alumapalooza next year. We'll see...!

On another note, I picked up my cushions from my friend, Dave from D & E Auto Trim & Upholstery in Blue Island, Illinois (shameless plug for him!) He did a fabulous job, as always.Click image for larger version

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ID:	180722 My husband & I laid out the giant bed & both hopped in to see how we fit. TONS of room. My only complaint is, even after adjusting the slides a million times, it doesn't slide out really easily. It's because there are three slides & getting all of them exactly square with each other is really hard! If I'm by myself, I won't have to slide the bed out. If my husband is with me, it's much easier with two of us. The cushions make it harder to pull out (they're pretty heavy, since we went with really good, dense foam) I wish I had a button to push & it would just come out, but alas, I'm not that mechanical! I'm sure someone could do that!
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:44 AM   #418
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Absolutely awesome, Becky. I love the fabric choices, and the execution looks amazing. Thanks again for sharing all of the details, I know how much extra time it takes to document a renovation.

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Old 03-11-2013, 09:21 AM   #419
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Becky, I notice you mounted your TV on the shower bulkhead. Did you strengthen it somehow? Did you thru bolt the TV mount? If so how did you make the shower side look finished? My shower side is thin stainless steel and the front side is 1/4" cherry plywood. Don't know if it could carry the weight of a mount and TV. On the plus side, there's 12v power there from the lamp.
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Becky, I found your thread a bit back and read it thru... what a great job you've done there... very impressive work!!!... looks fantastic... Now I feel like getting another one and starting over!! thx for sharing with us... gail
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