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Old 12-08-2009, 06:51 AM   #15
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Justin,

You may not realize the GM RV chassis is essentially a stretched stepvan chassis. Here's a link to a company that lists parts: Stepvan Parts for Stepvans
You need to search around for "Parts that fit P-30"

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Well on to the engine stuff, I took the gas pump of today cause it was leaking oil due to the gasket failing. Now its leaking stinkin gas so i might have to replace it. Got new belts on. And a new power steering pump but that seams to leak a lil to. Not havin to much luck today. Better luck tommorow Guess.
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Old 12-08-2009, 07:57 PM   #16
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Thanks for the link George. I appreciate it.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:59 PM   #17
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I'm sure you've already seen this but if you haven't, this will give you a brochure for the 1982 Brave. Keep up the good work!

Product Information: 1982

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Old 01-08-2010, 10:17 AM   #18
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I Finished the solar panels, and the inverter last week. The wife just finished all the curtains and cushions yesterday. The only thing left to do is the waste veggie oil conversion and we are done. We are going to take pics today, I should have them up by tonight.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:31 PM   #19
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Finished pics

Finally We finished the RV remodel. I just have one last thing to do and thats the veggie conversion.

Here is a pic of the lab top sleeves my wife made.



These are the cushions my wife reupholstered, the table I re-laminated, and the curtains my wife made.



This is the fridge that we painted with magnetic paint It works really well. We also added the map.



This is a pic of the bathroom I redid the counter tops also.



We painted these doors with chalk board paint. I wrote on them before installing them. We removed the microwave because we don't use it and I replaced it with the doors I made to the right.



I redid the shower with frp.



Here is the second hand flooring I installed.



Our cab curtains my wife made, and the overhead storage I made.



This is our blessing we put over the door. I thought it fit since we will be full timing in a 22ft.



Here is a view to the back.



Well thats it, we are finally done what do you guys think?
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:39 PM   #20
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Looks like you are ready to hit the road now. Looks good.

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Looks really nice! Love the sanitary white look.
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Great job - I really like the white interior - makes the inside brighter and looks bigger - a few color accents here and there as time goes by will provide the final touch.

Congratulations - time and talent wins again!
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Hi,

Beautiful job!! Thank you for sharing.
I am going to be painting my vintage TT. What did you use as a primer on yours?

How did the paint work on the frig? Did it hold stuff while you were traveling?

As you said that you are going to full-time it for a year I thought that these blogs would be helpful. One is written by a family that chose to full time in Dec. 08.

They write about everything in their travels- the good and the bad.
bigtrucknewhouse

The other is also from a man who is a full timer. I have learned LOADS about RV'ing from his blog: RV NOW with Jim Twamley: August 2009

When you start your full-time experience, if you decide to start a blog, documenting your new life, let us know and I will add you to my list :)

Sheila :)
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I would love to see how you did the solar panels and inverter, as this is something i'm very seriously doin to my 1978 ford midas mini.
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Sheila I used a no voc paint and primer made by Olympic, it seems to hold up and clean very well. The magnetic paint works well with the larger magnets, but i probably could have used a couple more coats of the paint to increase the hold. And I also started a blog a couple weeks ago to document our travels, the link is below.

Pete go to my blog listed below I have a detailed description of the install that I think would help you out.
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Justin,

Outstanding. You have given your Winnie a new lease on life, and it sounds like you are doing the same thing with your full timing plans.

Thanks for sharing the renovation process... please keep on posting.
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Very good info on the blog. It will go a long way in doing my solar conversion. thanks a million.
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I have the same RV a 1985 . You did a great job . I would like to know how hard that floor was to lay . Also how it holds up . Did you have redo the subfloor ?
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