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Java 02-19-2017 10:29 AM

Since the old ship has sailed, time to kick it in gear.

Good bye old friend. You will be missed.
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Since its the time of the year it usually rains in the PNW, dry weekends must be used to their fullest.

I was in a bit of a hurry, so not too many pics.... But window #2 is installed.
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Window #3, drill 4 big holes. Connect the dots.
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Cut and fit interior panels.
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Slap in window.
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Stair bracket on.
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Stairs. Yeah my garage is a mess and very full...
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bigun 02-19-2017 10:36 AM

Looking good! At least you have a garage!!

Java 02-19-2017 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by bigun (Post 39924761)
Looking good! At least you have a garage!!

Very true! I sure wish it was big enough to get this beast in!

Welded up my interior walls yesterday, made them 1/2" too big...

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pitchitpitchit 02-20-2017 07:50 AM

You get the leak sorted out?

Java 02-20-2017 07:55 AM

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Originally Posted by pitchitpitchit (Post 39932201)
You get the leak sorted out?

I think so, it was raining like hell yesterday. Looks like it was the rivets on the gutter around the front

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Java 02-20-2017 08:50 AM

Fridge acquired. They only had one left in stock locally so it was snapped up. Isotherm (made by webasto) 4.7 cu ft drawer unit, which will be nice as its under the counter top, no getting on your knees to see in the bottom shelf. Its REALLY nice.... But my wallet hurts. Its a DanFoss compressor, 12v and 120V, burns 429 watts/24hr on avg.

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Made a little time lapse of the weekend.

[video=youtube;jT-EPChY_Xs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT-EPChY_Xs&feature=youtu.be[/video]

At the start of the weekend.
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Wrapped up the ceiling
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Sanded and stained last night. Changing color
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First coat done
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87manche 02-20-2017 09:34 AM

I feeeex


Java 02-20-2017 09:35 AM

Thanks!!

87manche 02-20-2017 09:41 AM

black star tip.

copy just the video ID tag from the youtube url
Yours there is:
jT-EPChY_Xs

put that inbetween the youtube tags
Code:

[yoxtube]jT-EPChY_Xs[/yoxtube]
for black star embed.
replace x with u obviously, but evcen in the code section it embedded, so I changed it so you could see the text.

Java 02-20-2017 09:45 AM

Got a bit done this weekend.

I love these splices. Crimp on, self adhesive shrink wrapped. Good stuff.
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Got the LED exterior light done.
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Fan trims and interior pucks in.
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I had to hook them up to see if it was going to be enough light. I was worried it wouldn't be as they are quite small. Its a good amount of light!
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Started framing up the rear storage/wall. Its 1" .072 steel, this give me a 1" area I can insulate, and gives me some structure to support the bath wall from.
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In place. This will be the exterior storage.
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Bathroom wall and bed frame just about done. Cutting stupid angles wiht a skill saw sucks.
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18" clear under the bed frame for storage. The plan is to have it lift up for access from inside.
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And that catches up this thread! ok we will slow down to real time updates now...

87manche 02-20-2017 09:49 AM

not sure where you're getting them, but i've found these equal to the 3m splices at 1/4 the cost
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DBJ0VE6...487609308&sr=1

Java 02-20-2017 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 87manche (Post 39933753)
not sure where you're getting them, but i've found these equal to the 3m splices at 1/4 the cost
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DBJ0VE6...487609308&sr=1

I got a similar pack of amazon. The 3m ones are way over priced.... Did those ones come with the box?

87manche 02-20-2017 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Java (Post 39933769)
I got a similar pack of amazon. The 3m ones are way over priced.... Did those ones come with the box?

yep. just like the picture.
I was getting them from a place called beetrie on amazon, but it looks like this is the newly named replacement. Looks like the same stuff.

The ones I have take an extraordinary amount of heat.

Java 02-20-2017 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 87manche (Post 39934225)
yep. just like the picture.
I was getting them from a place called beetrie on amazon, but it looks like this is the newly named replacement. Looks like the same stuff.

The ones I have take an extraordinary amount of heat.

Yeah these ones take a ton of heat to melt also.

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87manche 02-20-2017 10:56 AM

I'm not even mad. When I first bought them I tried to melt one. Whatever they're made of is super high temp polyolefin. You can't actually burn it, it just chars.

so at least you know if one gets hot it won't self immolate.
That was the #1 complaint on them in the reviews. "I can't get it to shrink!", well you're not gonna do it with a damned hair dryer.
I wired my trailer with them 18 months ago, not a single failure. longest i've ever had working trailer lights without fucking with them.

MT4Runner 02-21-2017 08:42 AM

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Maybe think about a removeable 8" wide "draft stop" panel (red) to bridge the small gap between your "outside storage wall" and the driver's side rear door.

When you open the passenger side door to access outside storage/stow skis, etc. you don't want to let all your inside heat out, have your pillow fall out and hit the ground, or have blowing snow fly in and onto your bed.

Or you could do an entire "headboard" panel (green) so you can access the under-bed storage from outside without exposing the bed....and so your head isn't sleeping next to cold aluminum.

Java 02-21-2017 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MT4Runner (Post 39943873)
Maybe think about a removeable 8" wide "draft stop" panel (red) to bridge the small gap between your "outside storage wall" and the driver's side rear door.

When you open the passenger side door to access outside storage/stow skis, etc. you don't want to let all your inside heat out, have your pillow fall out and hit the ground, or have blowing snow fly in and onto your bed.

Or you could do an entire "headboard" panel (green) so you can access the under-bed storage from outside without exposing the bed....and so your head isn't sleeping next to cold aluminum.

Thats damn funny. Thats exactly what I built last night. it ended up being about 11" though :flipoff2:

Im doubting the doors being insulated, even though the PO said they were, they get fogged up really fast when your working in there. May have to drill a hole to find out. I was thinking of adding a piece of 1/2" foam board to them and skinning it. Look a little nicer and add a bit more insulation.

MT4Runner 02-21-2017 03:32 PM

Great minds and all...:flipoff2:

I apparently need to recalibrate my eyes! :D

Java 02-21-2017 03:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MT4Runner (Post 39949345)
Great minds and all...:flipoff2:

I apparently need to recalibrate my eyes! :D

No I didnt take any pics of it yet! :D

MT4Runner 02-21-2017 03:58 PM

Referring to my mis-gauging the 11" dimension as 8" from your photo. ;)

Java 02-21-2017 03:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MT4Runner (Post 39949633)
Referring to my mis-gauging the 11" dimension as 8" from your photo. ;)

Ah! :smokin:

Java 02-21-2017 10:18 PM

Here is the panel :flipoff2:

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Got the benches cut and partly together
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And i have enough scraps of maple 1x3's for the kitchen cabinet face frame!

Java 02-23-2017 09:34 AM

Got a fair bit done yesterday.

Cabinet will separate the bed/dinette area. The bottom will have a pull out drawer for trash and recycle. The middle will be a pantry drawer, and the top will be a shelf open to the dinette side. It also created the back and base of the bench seat.

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Bench sitting in place. Heater or water tank will go here. Like heater so its closer to the center of the truck, but that means small water tank..... Thoughts on heater not close to center? It would go right at the front wall, under the other bench.

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All together
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MT4Runner 02-24-2017 08:23 AM

What is the plan for your heater? Are you doing a Webasto like everyone else recently?

Sorry I don't recall.



I'm really diggin' the blonde maple paneling.

Java 02-24-2017 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MT4Runner (Post 39978993)
What is the plan for your heater? Are you doing a Webasto like everyone else recently?

Sorry I don't recall.



I'm really diggin' the blonde maple paneling.

Yup, doing a older webasto 3500 I found on CL. I have had it for a year or so now...

Yeah I think its coming out well. Its a lot of wood on wood on wood at the moment though.

Spent an hour or so trying to figure out why my reverse lights dont work... Fuse is good, swapping relays made no difference. Im getting ~half a volt at the light connections.

So possibly a break in the wire somewhere, which I think is unlikely, all the rest of the wiring has been impeccable, and the tail lights still work, or the reverse switch at the trans is toast.

Other half of the dinette sitting in place
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Im thinking heater and water pump will go here, just have to check that I can sneak the intake and exhaust out, its right above the gas tank. I will have to build a riser for the heater to sit on as well, not quite enough room with gas filler box there.
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Stove came too, ebay special with dents... But its got a nice flip down glass top for when its not in use.
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Pulled the tail light panels. Lots of room there. Need to figure out how to put them on a quick release. Ill take ideas there!! Passenger side will get poop tank, drivers will get gas tank for the heater.
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