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  1. The opening above the bucket is the furnace...

    The opening above the bucket is the furnace exhaust, and then the propane compartment. Up in the front corner I have a bit of a dead zone at the front of the water tank I wanted to utilize fit most...
  2. Had a couple high 70s sunny days and the roof...

    Had a couple high 70s sunny days and the roof handled it fine, getting more reassurances...

    Anyways glued the door jamb in and I'm working on shaping the door frame a bit more and will give it a...
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    Mine was light grey monstaliner it got noticeably...

    Mine was light grey monstaliner it got noticeably hotter than white. I had to reprint because of it.
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    I helped a friend redo the roof on a FWC. ...

    I helped a friend redo the roof on a FWC. Stripped it down the basic aluminum frame and dropped on new thin gauge aluminum using VHB tape. It was fast and came out well.

    Be careful using grey...
  5. Got that other project wrapped up and sanded...

    Got that other project wrapped up and sanded down/repainted the grey sides of the top half white over the weekend. I miss the two tone look but hopefully this will hold up. I'll move it out of the...
  6. Thread: FWC cab over?

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    Look at it like this: You wouldn't be...

    Look at it like this: You wouldn't be "remodeling" your current one you'd mainly be using it for parts. At that point see what makes the most sense for you.

    Can you weld aluminum? Its going to...
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    I was speaking to what I would do with my 7.5'...

    I was speaking to what I would do with my 7.5' bed if I opted to pair it with an old Keystone which included pushing the front wall back. I'd put storage under the cabover to close that gap up too. ...
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    Yes it is. I personally like a couple inches and...

    Yes it is. I personally like a couple inches and that is all. When I still had my hawk and used it with my flatbed a few times it sat rather tall (see below) the wind did buffet it a bit. I want...
  9. A friend has an 80s grandby that he added...

    A friend has an 80s grandby that he added brackets onto (don't know if his only has a single 1x1 in the corner or not off hand) and it holds. You mentioned fixing the broken welds already, does that...
  10. What are you trying to accomplish? If you're...

    What are you trying to accomplish? If you're using the jacks for the manner intended with this camper (ie on/off the truck evenly) it doesn't need an incredible about of beefing up. These aren't...
  11. Frames are generally the same from then till now...

    Frames are generally the same from then till now I think, you're only working with 1x tubing in the wall so keep that in mind when choosing bracket material/hole locations so you actually hit the...
  12. I have no idea what you have for a structure in...

    I have no idea what you have for a structure in there but assuming enough you can buy or make brackets. I made some for mine using angle similar to above but also a flat bar as well backed against...
  13. Thread: 4WheelResto

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    L-track.

    L-track.
  14. Thread: 4WheelResto

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    Very nice work.

    Very nice work.
  15. Wiser minds flagged that grey can actually heat...

    Wiser minds flagged that grey can actually heat up quite a bit (I knew it would get hotter but didn't realize how much), I masked off the grey with some white paper and shoved the front of the camper...
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    If you went with a flatbed build you have options...

    If you went with a flatbed build you have options but still snug. Go with the typical side entry door/rear dinette/front kitchen area. Have it laid out so the dinette is decently wide (maybe 48" if...
  17. Fixing these specific areas I'm not too...

    Fixing these specific areas I'm not too overwhelmed by (whether I did it from the front or back) the issue would be if its happening all over (or repeatedly).

    What is odd to me, though I haven't...
  18. Yes I know about the UV the areas in question are...

    Yes I know about the UV the areas in question are already painted (I pulled up an old post there of delamination from heat blankets prior to paint.

    I believe boats mostly use polyurethane foam...
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    Would a pop-up trailer work for you? More space,...

    Would a pop-up trailer work for you? More space, less cost, more flexibility on tow rig.

    3 of us use a standard grandby hunting and its snug, no way 4 would fit the normal layout. One option...
  20. A disheartening occurrence occurred. I'm...

    A disheartening occurrence occurred. I'm knocking out a kitchen table out in the garage for the wife and then was going to switch gears to completing the lower half shell. I had the door open on a...
  21. Cheapish insurance to buy 5 at the same time to...

    Cheapish insurance to buy 5 at the same time to have a spare in case you're in the boonies if one fails and also so your potentially needed future spare is as similar as possible (in terms of speed,...
  22. I have some firgelli 400# units that I wanted to...

    I have some firgelli 400# units that I wanted to sorta test their capacity (and how much the amp draw varied between unloaded and heavy), I don't recall the exact weight but I clipped myself in a...
  23. No idea what is on the market, I just know I'd...

    No idea what is on the market, I just know I'd look long/hard for them and know what kind of value they'd hold to me personally with hindsight. If I didn't need to spend the hours I needed to making...
  24. Find some panels, trust me. :p No its a few...

    Find some panels, trust me. :p

    No its a few inches higher than the stock bed (I want to say 3-4" off my head but don't recall the stock bed height anymore, I think it was earlier in the...
  25. Moving to a new place, had to make up the jack...

    Moving to a new place, had to make up the jack brackets. Got to see what this looked like on the truck, SOMEDAY...
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