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Old 04-28-2013, 10:11 AM   #197
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Great work! Must feel good to finally see some fun things get finished.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:28 AM   #198
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The vent is next...I will be building one of those curvy wall outcroppings to vent the gas through to a new ceiling vent.

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Old 04-28-2013, 10:59 AM   #199
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Quality work there, Mark! Looks really nice.

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Old 06-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #200
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more finishing work....

Here are some more photos of the latest:

Upholstery is in and done. Lets just say that it cost more than I expected, but it is all nicely done.

I have been doing endless amounts of painting, sanding, painting, sanding, varathaning, edge taping, filling, sanding and painting.

The bunks are in- made them out of 1 1/4 aluminum box tubing, welded into a frame with 3 cross members. Topped them with 1/4 birch then edged them with bamboo. Made little crash bars out of 3/8 aluminum 1" brackets

Things left to do are the bathroom shower, the fridge vent, the bathroom door, and so on.

Also took it to the weigh scale yesterday- as it sits with no floor in it it weighed in at 4000lbs. More than I hoped but around what I expected. Was hoping for 3800lbs....but given the factory weight was 3850, and I have solar and AC it is about right I guess.....

Ask if you want more pictures- I can post them.

I have a trip planned July 6th so it has to be done by then....just won't be polished unless a miracle happens.
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #201
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Great work Sparky. Looks like you can take the whole clan and friends too! I'd be interested in seeing the dinette and the lip that the table sits on to make into a bed. Must feel so nice to be so close to completion. How's your bank account? :0)
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:29 AM   #202
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Yes, budget is getting stretched for sure. I wanted to spend 20k, I just tipped over 22 with probably $1000 to go, but that is accounting very closely for everything from gas to pick up the trailer last year, to beer for favours and so on. So....23,500. Cheaper than a new trailer, and lighter, and better built

The dinette....I think you picked out the one thing I haven't actually figured out yet! I think the table will fit into a grooved metal channel along the front of the U-shape, and then the other end will be supported on a metal rail that will run across the trailer, at the top of the U. I'll store the metal bar under the seats when not in use. I hope that will be solid enough....

Trailer will sleep 6, but I only have 5....so one bunk will be for friends, a dog, luggage, whatever....

Did you polish yours? How long will it take me? I am using the Jestco products....
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Holy renovations, batman. Looks wonderful. At least I can now see what my '57 Overlander has the possibility to look like
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:53 PM   #204
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I haven't polished it yet. Just around the windows that I have re-built so far and the rear cargo door that I re-built. I'm using nu-vite products and a buffing wheel on a polisher but ill order a new wool pad from VTS today and give that a try on the larger areas. Seems that it covers larger areas faster so ill let you know how it works. The places I have done look great.

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Wow, Wow, Wow. That looks REALLY nice!

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Old 06-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #206
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Very nice work. It's great to see a project coming to an end. You should be camping soon

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Looking great, Mark!

That first camping outing will be super.

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Old 06-20-2013, 11:58 PM   #208
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Thanks everyone! A million little jobs still to go, and as expected, a couple items will be done after the maiden voyage. 3 big things left to do:
Shower pan and fridge vents and floor. Lotsa late nights and I think I can get it done.

I was thinking bamboo hardwood floors, but it is heavy and now I am thinking better to go with some sort of vinyl or sheet product....unless I want to upgrade the tow vehicle
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:53 PM   #209
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The final push!

It's been a long time since I updated but here are some finished pictures. I had her out on the road last year and it was great. Not all things were finished but it was a good test run of all the systems and I had a good list of improvements and changes.
Here are some pics of the bathroom and bedroom area. Still doing the final finishing work on the kitchen and seating area, so stay tuned for those pictures in the coming days. I am super happy with the closet lighting
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Some more....

Here are some of the bathroom door lock, new bunk lighting, the bunks, and a new addition to the family (she sleeps on the bottom bunk)!
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