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Old 06-20-2013, 02:35 PM   #57
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overdue update

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ID:	188745many may think i have given up but i'm still going at it and today i had a milestone so i thought i better share. Since the last time i've wired the running lights, wired inside (16amp) insulated with three layers of reflective bubble wrap and one 2cm layer of polystyrene cladded the walls and the end caps (man the end caps are fun!). i layed the floor last week and today i cut the window out so now it actually looks a bit like the purpose i am intending to use it for. It's been really hot here so yesterday (before i cut thewindow!) i ran my Dometic hb2500 air conditioning unit and i have to say i was very impressed, i will still tint all the windows as the direct sun through those is a killer and heats it up really quick. here's a few photo's anyway of the progress.

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Old 06-22-2013, 01:47 AM   #58
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I really enjoy your forum. I just started a 69 Tradewind and your information has been extremely helpful! Looking good! Thanks for all your great pictures!

I attached my thread, but don't know if I did it right.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f116...ml#post1316363
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:31 PM   #59
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So i've started by doing the outside of the window frame, the rounding for the outside frame was okay i did that with a shrinker (2mm aluminium) but then it came to doing the 30mm piping for the window itself! that was a bit more difficult and i didn't want to spend another 200 euro having someone do it for me so we put a round bench weight in a vice with a chain wrapped around it and bolted at the end to form a loop and used this as a lever to get the pipe to bend, no easy task but luckily my boss is pretty good at this stuff and managed it on the first attempt, tomorrow i'll weld all the ally together and i'll have myself a window, just need to sort out some kind of locking mechanism, i could use what is on the luggage doors on the buses but i don't really want it visible from the outside, the search goes on.












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next will be the installation of the water system, i'm going to have it so i can run mains supply and tank but am having trouble finding a 230v pump which would suit this installation, i found one fromflojet but it's 235 euro and considering the 12v equivalent is 130 euro i'm tossing up on putting the 12v on a transformer, the ammount of times this will be used will be really minimal as i want to have a pretty much allocated place to sell from.
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Old 07-07-2013, 04:16 AM   #60
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it's been a busy week at work so i haven't had much time to get to the airstream but did manage to make up my air channel for the air con, man these curves are a pain to replicate!Click image for larger version

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i went and got some piping for the water installation i am using a plug and play system which has the advantage of being able to curve nicely around the form of the trailer
Wiroflex Stecksystem (HD) - YouTube


I also welded together the gap in my Lino, thank goodness i don't do that for a living!, next week i will order the material for my tanks to weld together.
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:02 AM   #61
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what's the cross section of the a/c duct? (nice work, by the way) Is that the only air path from the a/c?

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Old 07-10-2013, 05:29 AM   #62
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what's the cross section of the a/c duct? (nice work, by the way) Is that the only air path from the a/c?

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yes that's the only path,the cross section is 8x1 inch then the vent duct which sits on top is 2x4 inches, i haven't put any drains into it but it is galvanised so it may sweat but shouldn't rust, i'm doing the flue for the instant water heater at the moment which is another piece of metal art! at least a bit of it is flexi tube, the flue itself is 4 1/2 inches accross!! so it's going to use a bit of valuable benchspace i'm afraid
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:31 AM   #63
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So i made my door and test fitted before i seal up the back end and fit for good

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made myself a new box to hold the gas bottles

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done loads which i haven't photographed,

the water is installed,

wiring is complete,

just need to do the gas installation and a few bits and pieces like the window lifters, and the surround for the electric box a drip container for under the aircon ducting as it suffers from condensation! and then it will be onto the fitout itself!!

the light is growing at the end of this long black tunnel!!
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Old 08-16-2013, 01:55 PM   #64
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Beautiful work mrgreen.

Interesting Utube. It looks like Pex plumbing lines that I have installed a fair amount of. The fittings that are available here are not nearly as sophisticated as those shown in the utube video.

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Old 08-16-2013, 02:06 PM   #65
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Incredible Work

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Just looked at your great thread (and subscribed). Incredible work. Although I am getting used to it I am still often amazed at the level of skills and craftsmanship displayed by the many members of this forum.

There is no down side but REALLY, must you guys and gals set the bar SO high for us basic DIYers. (Tongue in cheek) The inspiration here is incredible it even makes you think you CAN do it after all, and if not hire it out and enjoy it.

Thanks for the inspiration and the pictures. I laughed when I was a early voyeur here on the forum at the constant request for pictures but now I am drawn to the post with pictures also.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:47 AM   #66
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Just looked at your great thread (and subscribed). Incredible work. Although I am getting used to it I am still often amazed at the level of skills and craftsmanship displayed by the many members of this forum.

There is no down side but REALLY, must you guys and gals set the bar SO high for us basic DIYers. (Tongue in cheek) The inspiration here is incredible it even makes you think you CAN do it after all, and if not hire it out and enjoy it.

Thanks for the inspiration and the pictures. I laughed when I was a early voyeur here on the forum at the constant request for pictures but now I am drawn to the post with pictures also.

thanks for the vote of confidence!! i am a diy'er myself with the luxury of being able to use a workshop and have on hand a man with 30 years experience building/fitting cabinets in vans and doing conversions to vehicles which helps alot. there are many parts that i am not so happy about ( the interior lining where i hang them with only two people and put creases in them for instance although these will be covered by a splashback!) but you either cover them up or move on and with an overall picture it looks good! at the start i was disappointed when things didn't go to plan but now when i look at the mistakes it's hard to spot them. If i did it all again i'm sure it would go alot faster and be alot betterŽand i would only do a Bambi!!
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Looking good mr green, glad to see you are still at it!!
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:59 PM   #68
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right third go at posting this so it's gotta work!!

got my lighting i finished today, it's 24v Led strip, i have 7 metres which only runs 140 watts of power which is great for this fitout as i'm keeping the power consumption under a 16 amp system so i can plug in anywhere.
now to my problem, after getting the lights all finished i decided it was time to clean the interior aluminium of the finger marks but those buggers won't move!!,

i've tried,

Nitro (white spirits)
adhesive remover,
silicon remover,
glass cleaner,
foam cleaner,

the only thing that worked was 3M's fastcut which i don't want to use as i don't want to polish inside and out!! any suggestions from you guys would be much appreciated!!
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Electric box on the roof!!


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the walls with the creases will be covered with a splashback, i really wanted the diamond pattern SS which you see in the American Carts but it's 500€ a sheet over here!!, what i'd really like is the SS pressed sunsets you got in the early diners, but there's a good dream! i am geussing i'll be having plain old SS!

here's my water boiler, the only place i could put it unfortunately that flue is going straight through a work bench!! oh well.
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Got the door Skinned today (alot more work than i thought) it was a right pain with the curve but after 4 hours it was hung! looks o.k just need to drill the holes for the locks to slide into and i can put that one to bed
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