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Old 04-10-2013, 12:45 AM   #166
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:07 PM   #167
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Frikkin snowing tonight.
Took a batch of syrup off today.











More van work in the morning.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:54 AM   #168
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:54 PM   #169
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Ceiling in place, all lights working plus trailer lights. Propane working for stove and oven, wood stove working, shitter working, sink functional, engine starts and runs.

Rear door half assed...but functional.

If it would quite raining I'd finish the roof.

Anybody know a cheap way to make mud flaps for the duals?

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Old 06-05-2013, 02:54 PM   #170
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Nice one Bill. It's been a while. I was beginning to wonder what had happened to the project. Lookin' good.
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #171
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Anybody know a cheap way to make mud flaps for the duals?
Could you use a couple of rubber Welcome mats and screw them to a metal cross brace under the floor? Use a thin strip of steel on the top edge for the bolts to go through so the mats are sandwiched and not just hanging by the bolts.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:39 PM   #172
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Could you use a couple of rubber Welcome mats and screw them to a metal cross brace under the floor? Use a thin strip of steel on the top edge for the bolts to go through so the mats are sandwiched and not just hanging by the bolts.
That's a good idea, maybe even a piece of heavy carpet if I burn the edges wirh a torch.
And yes I'll drill a metal strip to hold things in place
This sucker has to roll soon.

With a little paint inside the rig won't look so rough.
I'm not yet to the cleaning and prettying stage but I saved the curtains, etc and have them washed and ready.

Check out this website...lots of solar stuff, portable panels and power packs straight out of China.
Laptops, cell phones, no problem.

http://www.advancedportableproducts....-solar-panels/

And this for interior lights

http://www.pilotlights.net/

Easy to build up a portable system with these components. And it will travel with my motorcycle or kayak as well. Power anywhere.

Thanks to all,
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:18 PM   #173
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That's a good idea, maybe even a piece of heavy carpet if I burn the edges wirh a torch.
And yes I'll drill a metal strip to hold things in place
Carpet will gain a lot of weight when it gets wet and will probably tear out. It'll also sprout some foul-smelling stuff you won't want to be around. Astro-Turf you might make work, but it's probably too light to stay down when under way.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:30 AM   #174
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Carpet will gain a lot of weight when it gets wet and will probably tear out. It'll also sprout some foul-smelling stuff you won't want to be around. Astro-Turf you might make work, but it's probably too light to stay down when under way.
Thanks, hadn't thought of that problem.
Now I get it.

If I could find some conveyor belting I think that would work well now that you clued me in.

We have a couple of quarries in town and plenty of farmers.

I'll go on the search.

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Old 06-06-2013, 07:09 PM   #175
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Thanks, hadn't thought of that problem.
Now I get it.

If I could find some conveyor belting I think that would work well now that you clued me in.

We have a couple of quarries in town and plenty of farmers.

I'll go on the search.

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That would work too. Winter/rubber car mats would also work- free from a scrap yard.


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Old 06-06-2013, 10:39 PM   #176
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Thanks guys,
I'll find something.

Got the horns sorted out with two donors and learned about horns.

Mine were the two wire type with the horn button making the ground up in the column. Got a nice two tone sound now.

Ran the engine for half an hour just to test it-no problems so far. Good readings on the gauges for amps, temp and oil pressure.
All lights/turns continue to work.

Switching the driver/passenger seats tomorrow. Gotta shop for some white duct tape for repair, maybe a couple of old blankets for seat covers.

Still raining here but the roof is coming.

Can' decide between a piece of rubber roofing or treated plywood put up like a gigantic shingle. The plywood has the advantage of strength for hauling loads on top or making a sleeping platform in bug free areas.

Decisions decisions.
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Old 06-07-2013, 06:25 AM   #177
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I have a nice piece of rubber to make mud flaps. That's what it was originally, fell off a logging truck and I picked it up just "up the road". Enough to make 2 mud flaps on a smaller vehicle.

What we used back then and I sure installed many many was "Boot sole" material, the local cobbler had lots of that in big sheets so he'd precut it to our pattern.If I recall it was "Dunlop" rubber. Still available, my friend the cobbler still uses it for boots or.....mudflaps. The off the shelf plasticky crap sold at autoparts just kept breaking in them northern climates.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:47 PM   #178
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So the roof was hard, the test drive went great, the sleeper floor was rotten(eaten by ants) so it got fiberglassed,insulated and plyed.

Building the solar panel system(50 watt foldig panels), got a gallon of rustoleum.

This motherjumper WILL NOT BE WHITE.

Plan on leaving for life on the road September 14 unless....

The eyeballs cover up the bullet hole.























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Old 08-17-2013, 07:33 PM   #179
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This thing's a chick magnet....

No more Mister White Guy.







Going for another coat of paint tomorrow.

Ruth Heidi says she wants to kayak with the whales this winter.

Baja or bust.

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Old 08-21-2013, 09:44 AM   #180
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Ruth Heidi says she wants to kayak with the whales this winter.

Baja or bust.

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go for it!


btw, how much does the "gxv" way now???
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