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Old 04-04-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #2
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:20 PM   #3
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #4
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Lookin good. Keep them pics coming.
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:26 PM   #5
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:33 PM   #6
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Old 04-04-2013, 01:49 PM   #11
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Incredible! Great Pics and definitely keep them coming!

So interesting to see it all going into place!

I'd love to have a narrative too...!

Just kidding, I'm just fascinated with the talent to be able to accomplish this!

Hats off to ya and keep the pics coming Volvoman!!!
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from start to now

well i started this project on 8-20-09. was going to take 18 months and i'm still working on it.
i started with 2 volvo tractors parts truck was a 1993 and truck using is a 1997.
sold extra engine for $1500. traded differential center sections for extra section of frame rails and 1 driveshaft.
stripped down parts truck. cut frame rails off just behind cab.
removed side air farrings, exhaust stacks 5th wheel. removed driveshaft and cut frame behind cab of truck being used. spliced frame rails from parts truck to get wheel base wanted. replaced air bags, torque arms and brakes as needed. switched center sections from truck differentials to rear ends just put in. that much took till jan. of 2010.
next we gutted sleeper. ran new air lines to rear brakes. unhooked trailer air lines and light cord.
picked up rear section of frame (traded frame rail) and spliced onto rear section just added. had driveshafts made and installed them. drilled frames to add crossmembers.
started cutting steel for building motorhome, debured ends and primed.
took from 1-18-10 to 1-29-10 to do.
2-10-10 replaced front axle shocks (steer axle).
2-22-10 started welding floor section and finished 5-10-10.
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removed exhaust and top farring.
kept reading how heavy steer axles.
bought a cabover cl9000 ford tractor and traded for a gmc brig with a tag axle. cut off tag axle. welded on between rear of cab and front tandem. removed dash panels and installed control valves for tag axle.
8-17-10 started cutting steel for motorhome roof and welded together.
9-25-10 put roof up and started welding side tubing on. 11-27-10 framed 1st window. kept welding side tubing on till 1-1-11. loaded pickup truck inside garage for 1st time. firished welding side tubing and plates over wheel wells. 2-15-11 started laying trailer flooring down for floor till 3-31-11. removed sleeper bunk heater & air conditioner to turn side ways so it would fit under dinett bench seat going in to sleeper.
4-12-11 started putting up inner walls.
4-28-11 started building 6 foot x 8 foot bunk above sleeper and steps for side door till 5-27-11.
had a freind sand floor and seal.
6-13-11 started putting inner roof boards up.
6-16-11 replaced front bumper with new one.
7-1-11 started framing bathroom and shower walls. started puting up paneling.
9-10-11 started puting up kitchen cabinets.
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