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Old 03-02-2013, 06:20 PM   #256
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Counter top time!

I had some 3/8" ac plywood left over from the beds but none of it was big enough to use so I started gluing and screwing,PL Premium is amazing glue!



I put 2 pieces together for the main part with 4 on the edges,



I glued them up rough and then trimmed it straight.





Outside is all finished at 1-1/2" and the blocking is in for mounting.



I filled all the screw holes and cracks with wood filler so the top is smooth,



Test fit and were good! All waste material which is great and it fits perfect.



Small storage in the corner.

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:31 PM   #257
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The HD cabinets give you no way to secure the top down and plus I wanted to stiffen up the cabinets,



Corner blocks glued and screwed,



Ready to mount the top,



I have a friend that does copper work, I'll cut the sink out and send it to him to cover with copper (i think)
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:38 PM   #258
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Even got the diamond plate toe kick in today...getting close!

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Old 03-02-2013, 06:48 PM   #259
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You really want to use a soft metal as a counter top? I know you can but what is it going to look like in a year or two? why not go with a nice laminate.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:37 PM   #260
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Nice job on the counter. With that much plywood and glue, it'll be strong!

As far as the finish, can you get a copper coloured laminate?

The rest of your trailer is shiny silver stuff. Why buck the trend?

The insulating is done. I started putting flooring in today. I'm using 6mm vinyl tiles. Pretty neat things. They're heavy but I think their durability should justify the extra weight. They'll be easy to clean, too. The weather is going to turn ugly tomorrow so I still can't do a proper clean up of the cab.
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:40 AM   #261
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I'm still not sure what I am going to do on the counter top, either way it will be set for what ever I put on it after i cut the sink in.

DD we need a build thread with pics!
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:28 AM   #262
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DD we need a build thread with pics!
I have one going over on snowandmud.com. Unfortunately you need to log in to see pics. Maybe I'll copy it here so its accessible to the world. Or i could add it to the Hino thread.


Edit: you asked for it, here it is!
Building a Transmogrifier
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867473



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Old 03-03-2013, 06:16 PM   #263
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Cool DD!

Plumbing day!

First I secured the the water tank with blocks and a nylon strap.



Then I prepped the water heater with Teflon tape and a 1/2" barbed for the water intake.



I drilled out the shower cabinet for the water line and gas line,



And smoothed out the edges so there were no explosions...



Mounted the shower cabinet to the front of the trailer,



Then the shower in the cabinet,



Done mounting!

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:23 PM   #264
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Plumbed up the sink,



No hot water at the sink for now, just "t" the hot and cold together.



All set!



I also spent 2 hrs on the back doors, My plan for a door knob did not work. First thing is that the door would not close all the way so I had to grind out a section of the closure pins, then the screen door latch I bought wouldn't work. Not sure what I will do.
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:04 PM   #265
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Had a few minutes to add up the costs so far... I guess not bad but was hoping for less.
Fantastic fan, $100.00
Folding table, 100.00
2-12 round windows 128.00
36x22 window 84.27
Roof vent 30.00
Floor tile 148.00
Shower cabinet 160.00
Ceiling material 150.00
E-track 33.70
Wheel chocks 74.64
Dome lights 27.56
Battery box 19.95
Water tank 32.95
Fresh water fill 16.00
Cord hatch 9.49
Swivel lights 14.50
Spare tire holder 15.95
20 amp converter 88.10
Water pump 51.79
E-track tie downs 32.35
Aluminum shelf 55.95
Air gauge holder 16.95
Helmet hooks 51.95
Paper towel holder 16.95
Bed hold downs 29.99
Bed plywood/misc 90.93
Battery 108.63
Hardware 310.50
Cabinets, FRP, HD supplies 746.07
Total $2,745.17 to date 3/4/13

So with trailer I should finish around 6k?
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #266
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Had a few minutes to add up the costs so far... I guess not bad but was hoping for less.

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So with trailer I should finish around 6k?

Rule #1. I have never followed a trailer conversion thread before but NO ONE doing bus conversions every stays under budget.

Rule #2. Some of the things that you used, like a Fantastic Fan, are better quality than the cheaper alternatives.


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Old 03-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #267
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Rule #1. I have never followed a trailer conversion thread before but NO ONE doing bus conversions every stays under budget.

Rule #2. Some of the things that you used, like a Fantastic Fan, are better quality than the cheaper alternatives.


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I'm actually pretty happy with the budget, I have done everything I wanted to and have kept with quality items throughout.

By the way your all sworn to secrecy on this here budget....Sister Mary Margaret thinks I spent $500 and did some "trading" to get here...hopefully she never figures out internet or I'm a dead man.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:38 PM   #268
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Ok, down to 2 choices on the counter top, 1st one is Zinc that my roofer friend will bend up to cover the top.



Or this Formica, Micro dot black.



Opinions please!
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #269
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I wanted to finish the back doors with something but don't have any more diamond plate and not enough FRP but figured if I cut the sheet I had in half it would be close.



So there will be a 3 inch space around the outside.



I'll paint the border with the gray paint that I used on the beds.

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #270
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Ok, down to 2 choices

Opinions please!
Micro Dot.

Reminds me of high school for some reason.
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