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Old 01-17-2005, 08:23 PM   #1
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New Wrap-around Dinette

Here's another attempt to make my '72 Overlander more livable for my growing family (#7 child due end of Feb). As you can see, I have removed the gaucho and dinette (both on ebay along with the wardrobe & desk) and built wrap-around benches from the streetside refrig to the curbside door.
All bench seats lift up for storage, but I'm not quite there with the front seat. It is one solid piece of plywood (for structural strength), but it doesn't raise up very far before it hits the bottom curtain rail. Not quite sure how I'm going to fix this yet.
All of the foam (including two pieces over table-not shown) were cut locally for $130. I think the denim fabric was more than that. My wife is going to sew the covers (they're pinned in place for now) with blue plaid piping to match the curtains.
I plan to have the table covered with formica and will replace the ugly 70s yellow counter to match new table .
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:46 PM   #2
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This looks roomy and so useful for your growing family. We'll all enjoy seeing your final product, table in place, and kids gathered all around. Keep us posted!

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Old 01-17-2005, 09:29 PM   #3
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Very nice project. Earlier today I was out looking at the empty space where my front goucho used to be and I was picturing just what you have done! Then I saw you have done bunks too (I love the 6 kids picture). I've been thinking of bunks where my second goucho is. My TT is only 20' long so I need to maximize the floor space even though there are only 4 of us

It might help to put the auction link in the forum classifieds too. I'll wait until your auction is done before I list my goucho on ebay.

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Old 01-17-2005, 10:52 PM   #4
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Man, you make it look too easy. I have been working on mine for about 4 full days and its not near complete.

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Nice job Ron!
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