Here’s a mostly complete list of what I’ve done so far to “contemporize” and customize my 1976 ARGOSY:
-Completely decommissioned; stripped bare inside and out (that’s always the fastest, easiest part).
-Frame and undercarriage sand blasted and painted in urethane.
-New, larger holding tanks. All new drainage, Sani Con “waste management system” installed in special compartment, Micro Pulse sensors installed.
-All new 110 v wiring throughout in BX armor shield cable; new Blue Sea distribution panel being installed this week; new 12 v circuits added.
-Marinco power inlet installed.
-19.5” x 29.5” Seitz Roof light from Germany installed. A beauty.
-Wall to wall Maroleum flooring.
-Bath walls and ceiling done in POR 15 WhiteCoat. New ceramic toilet waiting to go in. Shower fixture mounted “in-wall”.
-All new IKEA furniture cut to shape and dry fitted; weight considerably reduced.
Bath cabinets now installed; wardrobe, desk, galley counters soon to come.
LG fridge standing by.
-Xenon pot lights installed throughout; Frilight 12v
dimmer system from Sweden.
-LG “Art Cool” split air A/C installed and ready for commissioning.
-All new IPEX plumbing through out.
- new Ultra Fab 3500 power jack
-Diesel Powered Trailer; no propane. Webasto Coolant Heater, Indel Water Heater, COZY space heaters, Tempo tank make up the new hydronic system. Has been tested, ran beautifully and is now being installed in final position.
-Interior primed (2 coats) and painted (2 coats) in flat acrylic. Final touch up coat after furniture install.
-Cabinetry for the two gauchos, fold out table and galley counter by relative and member DavidsonOverlander nearing completion.
-All upholstery materials on hand; upholster semi-patiently waiting on me.
-Exterior paint removed with aircraft stripper. Prepped too. (Final prep to be done before painting in Mini Cooper colours ).
(front panel of trailer already painted mini Cooper Black)
-Much insulation done.
-Winter work shed erected. It was warm and cozy.
-Sprinter ordered last January, delivery taken last JULY. Still have to draw plans for ramp system, have flat bed built.
This has consumed 18 months so far. Besides the truck we still need to:
Source, install diesel cook top
Paint the trailer two tone Pepper White and Black.
Re-install belly pan, banana wrap, trim.
Develop a truck mounted generator/inverter power supply system
Install new axles, wheels and tires (maybe disc brakes too)
Install window and segment protection.
The whole, long story is on my main thread: