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Old 02-18-2014, 09:17 PM   #253
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Red Barn has a new resident.

I just could not resist.....dumb, dumb, dumb.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:21 PM   #254
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back at the Ranch....the bed

The side portion of the bed, the sliding part is almost done now. You can see the linear actuator here. The maple facing and drawer faces are next.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:05 AM   #255
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The Nomad?!! Wow! I wouldn't say dumb, she's really nice looking.

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Old 02-19-2014, 10:08 AM   #256
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I understand about the linear actuator now, sort of. How do the two sides end up being on the same level, does one drop down or move up?

Upon looking at your picture above again, I realize you probably acquired another Airstream? She looks nice too, what is she?

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Old 02-21-2014, 02:42 PM   #257
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I needed a break....went to the Grasslands which is remote, however, near to where I live.
Directions were go South and turn at the Bethel Baptist Church sign. Do you have ANY CLUE as to how many signs they put up for the Bethel Baptist Church...? Someday I have to go there...
That's the HOT rally where I got lost, at 2:00 am. In the moonless dark of night, I missed the last "turn here" sign the HOT folks had put up. After driving / towing for +/- 4 hours ~ late at night w/ no moon, driving quite a few miles on narrow gravel roads, crossing several "old style" Texas rural country wooden bridges and totally lost at 2: am - I came upon the above mentioned Bethel Fundimental Baptist Church . The "scene"? I'm really tired, & frustrated. The mind wanders a bit. I'm thinking of just pulling into the church's parking area & getting a few hours sleep until the sun comes up. Remember I said "the mind wanders"? Well, all I can envision are weekend afternoon services, featuring men dressed in all white polyester suits, white belts, white socks & white shoes . . . and snakes!! Lots of very loud joyous praying (I think?), lots of folks being healed, and . . . snakes. Did I tell you I hate snakes . . .? So I just kept going & finally found myself somewhere outside the LBJ Grasslands National Park and in the outskirts of some small town. Found a wide spot & took a nap & finally found the rally the next morning.

And that folks is the day I first met Mr. Melody Ranch. It was a tad chilly & very high gusts of wind (the big tent almost blew down) & I had to run my Honda generator all night so I could run my furnace!!!!

Good ta meet'cha Mr. Melody Ranch!! We've been good buddys ever since. But let's don't talk Bethel Fundimental Baptist Church any more . . . .
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:12 PM   #258
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moved things inside for a fit check

Finished up the basic sliding bed. Need to install the drawer faces and some more electrical planning.

Also got the black tank back from the corrective rebuild at Inca. Hated to cut a hole in the floor and belly pan, but I did and the tank is is position now. That done, I can now work on the toilets wall and sliding door. Then comes the staining and finish work.
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:17 PM   #259
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more photos of the interior work in progress

The area around the toilet and bed areas.
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Old 02-22-2014, 05:49 AM   #260
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Everything looks great, Robin. I have to say, I'm really jealous of your bed. I'm not sure if I can retro-fit mine with the actuator. I built mine to sit atop of the wheel well & it already sits pretty high. I'll have to mull it over. When you're all finished with the electric, you have to take a movie of your sweet bed & post it! I also love that you chose maple with character. Looks really nice!
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Old 02-27-2014, 01:06 PM   #261
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working the back street side corner bathroom

Tank is fitted and the cover made. The wall to the center is almost done and the plumbing for the toilet ....Viega PEX...is made and installed around the tank. That was a close fit. Only the beveled edge of the INCA tank saved the day.
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Hey Melody ranch..... Great posting your doing some amazing work,... I was wondering the type of drawer slides you picked and how you attached them to the sliding portion, maybe a couple pics from the underside will help to figure out how to build... Keep up the good work

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Old 03-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #263
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Yea, I want to do the gaucho thing, how does the slide out come from under hinged panel and end up even with the hinged panel.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:47 PM   #264
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more pics tomorrow

I am in the middle of an ice storm now and can't get to the barn for pictures you want. Tomorrow I will update. Here are the heavy duty slides I used. Knape Vogt KV8505P 22 22" Heavy Duty 150lb Side Mount Drawer Slide 8505P | eBay

The piano hinge at the wall side of the top panel is just a flexible attach for that top. As the "box" below it slides out the top floats on top and covers the open area which occurs as the bed opens. In reverse it floats on top as the bed closes. The whole thing still provides a flat surface for the mattress cushions. The back of the seat cushion slides to a flat position as the bed opens. Closing the bed may be a problem....but workable. I have to get that back into its vertical position as a seat back. I start staining all the wood a Golden Mahogany (Verathane) this week. The color comes thru and highlights the Maple wood texture.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:58 AM   #265
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Morning photos of Bed.

Here are some pics of the bed construction. Hope they are clear and easy to understand...
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:02 AM   #266
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more bed mechanicals

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