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Old 08-23-2007, 07:21 PM   #449
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Hey, now there's an idea...just up on the corner from yer place is a big green box....Nah, never mind.

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Old 09-06-2007, 06:21 PM   #450
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Progress, progress progress!

OK, I haven't posted any pics lately, but I HAVE been making some headway! I removed the front couch, so I could trim out the corners to make room for the main power run to the panel. It came right out, like it should! While it was out, I installed another outlet next to where the intellipower will go. For the main run, I'm using conduit. I didn't want that line to be burried in a wall somewhere, in case I'd ever have to get to it again.

next on the list, I installed the fuse panel from VTS, and wired up all of the lights. Everythign works like a charm! NO bugs... amazing. Same with the 110 outlets.

So now, as she sits, the Silver Pickle has 99% of her wiring complete, and runs off the main power cord! I know it doesn't seem like a big step, but I was sick of dragging extension cords in there to get anything done!

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Old 09-06-2007, 06:33 PM   #451
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Pics!

It wouldn't be a show and tell without pics, so here we go... First off, the power cord, installed, hooked up and running! The plug just above it is a standard 110 outlet, and above that is the cable.

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Old 09-06-2007, 06:37 PM   #452
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Next up, the block where all of the umbilical wires are connected. You can see the main power run (conduit) just below the block, behind the umbilical cable.

On another note, I'll start uploading larger pics of all this. I had been uploading smaller ones to save space. No worries now!

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Old 09-06-2007, 06:39 PM   #453
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Here's the fuse panel and Inteli-Power. I'm planning on cleaning up the wiring on this later, probably this weekend. I was in a hurry to make sure everything worked!
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:42 PM   #454
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I forgot to photograph the 2 side lamps when I installed them a few weeks ago. I had to make filler plates to cover the original homes (behind the lights), then I polished them, riveted them in, and put the new light fixtures in. I'm not 100% happy with the shades. We're olanning on doing something cool with them once we get to the interior touches. You can see on the wall next to the door I need to order a new switch. I kinda destroyed the switch set I had with my learn as you go modification mayem. ha!
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:45 PM   #455
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here's the overall couch frame, once again, with all the supports in there, and a close-up of the back of the main power cord in and outlet out. I'm going to make a cover for that top one this weekend as well. Yeah, i KNOW you won't ever see it once the cushions are in there... but I'LL know!

and it'll drive me nuts if I don't finish it off!
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:48 PM   #456
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Finally, a little fun... here's the porch light in 2 night shots last night just to see how much light the blue puts off. I think it will be perfect. Very low key. I love the eyebrow over it! I'm planning on making a few for the tail lights, if I can.
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:52 PM   #457
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Speakingn of porch lights...

... I found this in a truck stop on our way back from Jekyll Island this past weekend. Anyone looking to accessorize their Grote Porch Light should definitely take a peek at the truck stops on your next trip.

They had lenses in blue, red and purple for $2 each! I only got the purple one, as I already have 3 blue... Red lights just don't seem to fit...

ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOXANNE!!!!!!!!!

of course, purple reminds me of Purple Rain, or Purple Haze, depending on my mood.... Anyway, that's on the "camping camper" (EVERY restorer should have a back-up unit!!!) Ours is a 64 Trade Wind.

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Old 09-06-2007, 06:56 PM   #458
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Last Pic of the day...

I realized I haven't taken a basic 3/4 view of the Pickle in a while. Here she is! Sitting in front of the house...
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:04 PM   #459
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Man, do I feel like a numb-skull. I'm posting pictures of boring old sheet metal repair and here you are showing us your latest art work! Nice looking stuff, JP.
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Old 09-06-2007, 07:55 PM   #460
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I feel like I should just open the door on mine and rip it all out and start over after seeing yours and the others that have been done recently. It is gorgeous. And very motivating, in a weird sort of way. Guess it's time I rethink mine a bit.
Great pictures, thanks for sharing them.
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Old 09-06-2007, 09:36 PM   #461
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MC,

I saw you had the 20A/30A/Cable, but didn't see anything for hooking the trailer to the T.V. Have you put one in yet? I have followed this post for two years now, and I have to tell you that this is what a restoration should look like! I absolutely love it. You should indeed be proud of the work you've done.

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Old 09-07-2007, 07:24 AM   #462
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Thanks for all the kind words! I've been taking it slow on this one, that's for sure! it's taken 2 BABIES time to get it this far! haha! (that might explain the slow pace, huh?) Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the way things are coming together. Every time I run across something I should have done differently, I redo it. That's part of the reason it's taking the time it is.

In response to the cable hookups, here's a pic of all the doors open. I decided to put the 110 outlet there so everything would be together.

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