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Old 02-21-2010, 06:52 PM   #821
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Snowed last weekend. Today it was 70 degrees. What the heck, it's Georgia, after all.
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:54 PM   #822
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Couple more.....
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:57 PM   #823
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And the start of something new.....
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:03 PM   #824
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That thing is becoming a work of art Jim. I am floored.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:11 PM   #825
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I bet you see the end of the restoration coming soon! It looks great!

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Old 02-21-2010, 07:12 PM   #826
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Thanks Guys. It's been a long time comin' I've got to get in gear tho, Springstream is just a few weeks away. I want to have a bunch more done by then.

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Old 02-21-2010, 09:06 PM   #827
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Wish I was going to be there for SpringStream. I won't recognize it by Falluminum!
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:16 AM   #828
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Hmmmm... it seems I see the beginning of a front u-shaped dinette? I am SO glad you are tackling this before I do, always best when someone else blazes the trail!

And I use the counter above my fridge as the BAR! I even intend to include some shelves for glasses that wrap-around the vent scoop, the way David Winick has before:



(And yes, I'm tempted to copy the copper sheathing, too. It would just be a facade around the original fiberglass scoop which is still in great shape)

Anyway, it's looking good and really starting to come together. If Jordan's not careful, you're going to finish before he's done with the Pickle!

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Old 02-22-2010, 09:42 AM   #829
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That galley looks great! Lotta good ideas in there. I'm stealing the dinette idea from Pizzachop. You can see pictures of the two that he made in his photo sction. I've seen his up close and he did a fabulous job with them. No need for me to make improvements on his design.

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P.S., I don't have a problem finishing second to Jordan, that guy's an artist!
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:13 AM   #830
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That galley looks great! Lotta good ideas in there. I'm stealing the dinette idea from Pizzachop. You can see pictures of the two that he made in his photo sction. I've seen his up close and he did a fabulous job with them. No need for me to make improvements on his design.

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P.S., I don't have a problem finishing second to Jordan, that guy's an artist!
Just want to make sure everyone understands, that is not MY galley above. Man, I sure wish it were though!

That's an image from David Winick's website, it's a 68 Caravel that he did some years ago. I just linked the image as an example of the bar area I'd like to include in my own someday.

Looking forward to watching your progress on the dinette. I've seen the work PizzaChop did on both his Overlander and Sovereign, and it all gives me some great ideas. Zeppelenium has just started working on an Overlander dinette as well, though it's two benches instead of the U.

Keep up the good work!

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Old 02-22-2010, 10:58 AM   #831
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Thanks Guys. It's been a long time comin' I've got to get in gear tho, Springstream is just a few weeks away. I want to have a bunch more done by then.

Jim
Looking forward to seeing your efforts up close.

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Looking forward to watching your progress on the dinette. I've seen the work PizzaChop did on both his Overlander and Sovereign, and it all gives me some great ideas. Zeppelenium has just started working on an Overlander dinette as well, though it's two benches instead of the U.

Keep up the good work!

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You people are geniuses! I've spent hours going through the wealth of info on this list. We, too are going to put in a front dinette on our 62 GT. With 2 facing benches & drop down table to convert to bed. I've seen pics & diagrams from this list. I can't tell what type / size wood you all are using for the frame. Obviously strength & light weightedness are the priorities. What works well? Thanks
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Judy/Bill, The dinette/couch is pretty much a knock-off of what PizzaChop did in his camper. Look thru his pics in the "Members Photos" section. He has some basic measurements that you will need to adjust for your 'Stream. To build the frame, I took a 4' x 8' x 3/4" sheet of birch plywood and cut into 3" wide strips. This was used to make the basic framing for the couch. These strips were then pegged and glued together. What I haven' posted pics of yet is how the whole thing fits together (because I'm still working on it). Once I get the base frame put together, I'll give a better description. Hope that helps a bit. If you look back thru this thread, you can get an idea of the types of stains and top coats I used.

Sorry, it's late and I'm tired. I'll post more in a few days once the couch starts to take shape.

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Old 02-24-2010, 06:01 AM   #834
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The cedar closet looks great.

Now we really can't wait for Springstream to see all the new additions.
Great pictures of the snow too. We didn't get much last week, but they are forecasting flurries up here in Jasper for today.
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Old 02-24-2010, 07:18 AM   #835
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great work! don't know what your plans are for dinette table, but since my trailer had already been changed into a front dinette when I bought it, I made the dual-function table a lot easier to convert with a "Lif-Table" hinge from VTS:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f38/...ble-60393.html

keep up the great work!
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:22 PM   #836
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Well, Well, Well....

Couch is finally coming together. Let me know how much info you need......

And yes, that's a leak onto the new floor that I hope I've got sealed up now.

Jim
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:40 PM   #837
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The outside, or structural part of the frame is made of 3/4" birch ply that was cut into 3" wide strips. These strips were dowel pegged together and a 1/4" piece of birch was tacked to the back of that using 3/4" brad nails. Seems very strong and yet lightweight. Many thanks to PizzaChop for the design inspiration.
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To cover the rough edge of the 3/4" ply, we took a piece of 1" x 8" oak plank and planed it down to the right thickness to match the plywood. Then cut it into 1/4" thickness, stained and polyurethaned it. Then glued it to the plywood. Looks pretty good.
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Old 03-18-2010, 02:49 PM   #839
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Finished product (for the edge of the oak trim) looks something this.
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The seating surface is simply 5/8" plywood cut to fit and hinged to the wall in a few locations. The radius areas are not hinged, just placed in there with some supports underneath.
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