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Old 07-15-2010, 03:58 PM   #1
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The fun begins....
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Plans for the near future:
-Relocate the table to leftside/rear area...
-Make a bench the full span from the front to rear on the driverside of it with storage under the seats.
-Resupport the lifts bracing inside.
-Replace padding and have my mom make new covers for the padding (She's obsessed with sewing, works out to my advantage sometimes, her stuff just gets in the way the rest of the time at home)
-Add 12v lighting to the inside, running it to the outside reciptical that will have a cig. lighter adapter so I can plug into the truck if we need light when we don't get a power site.. (LED lighting so it don't drain the battery)
-Put new flooring down, may go fancy w/ Pergo style flooring if cheap enough, or if her aunt/uncle find the extra they have.
-Repanel or paint everything to match

And we're off!
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Better pictures of it from last friday....













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Old 07-16-2010, 01:13 AM   #3
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It looks like a lot of work, but when you are finished it is all yours. We know about restoring projects, we are restoring a 1928 model A leatherback. Tough work in the heat here, but we like the results.

One thing to keep in mind, that you may not have thought of, the trailer is designed for a set max weight counting what you carry. So before you add to much weight in construction keep that in mind.

Take your time and enjoy.
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Rewired the electrical box a little, and got my frame for the bench made for the far side of the camper done.. Just need to panel the side, and get a pad for up top... Pics monday probably.
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Pics from friday...
Main goal was to resupport the newer lifts the previous owner put on.. He just put some screws into it, but I didn't trust it. Glad I didn't because a few of them unscrewed with my hands..
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Next, tore apart that center peice...




Started building a frame for a bench/storage area...
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Built it up some more:






Made a top for it and supported the newly rewired electrical box (thanks to my brother)
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pics are great please keep posting...I really want to see the finished product.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:45 AM   #9
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Yesterday we scored some cheap Pergo type floor, and instead of doing vinyl to replace what we had, we put that in.. Took a box and a half and looks really good. Also made most of the side of the bench, painted it, and mounted the power box and one power outlet in it.. The beige paint we bought was an "oops" paint, and looks more pink then beige after being out of direct sunlight, and in the camper, but we're going to deal for now..
Pics later since there in my camera still, but here's a sneak peak of the floor from my phone....
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Great project, keep posting those pics.

Looks good so far.

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OH! And also at a car show this weekend, one of the guys from my buddy's club we were camping with's Quick up canopy thing broke due to the storm, so I salvaged the four arms from it that pop up, so I can replace those dinky metal poles for our canopy, specially nice since the one doesn't lock in the up position..
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Floor and most of side panel of bench:








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Looks great. I concur though, watch your weight. It adds up quick and one thing I found out the hard way. Most campers aren't built what we think they are. I replaced all the cabinets and wood with heavy duty stuff thinking its better. WRONG!!!

Good luck though...
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Looks great. I concur though, watch your weight. It adds up quick and one thing I found out the hard way. Most campers aren't built what we think they are. I replaced all the cabinets and wood with heavy duty stuff thinking its better. WRONG!!!

Good luck though...
this is all the weight I am adding, so I think we're safe.. I hope.
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