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  1. The Artisan

    Seating Options

    Scheels are nice and I have reupholstered a number of sets. 2 good used seats I would recommend are flofit and mk2 recaro seats out of VW GTI. The later are the most comfortable stock seats, imo. I have been doing upholstery since 02 and have done so many different types of seats. Kevin
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    fastening to aluminum square tubing

    Not sure what you are trying to do but i use rivets for 2 diff types of materials. Kevin
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    Webbing / Strap Question

    Seatbelt webbing. Strong, slick and easy to sew. Kevin
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    Fuso Composite Camper - Under Construction

    I will update soon. Polyurea machine is shipping next wed. I will be building out the interior as planned and I might be putting one of my eztoppers on it to make it like a earthcruiser. Full frp composite kits coming. 40" insulated poptoppers for truck bedside frame kits, but can be added...
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    Staples are your friend in sunbrella or the likes. I never pin anything I sew. All staples Kevin
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    Yw. Everyone always says teach me how to sew. I tell them go buy a machine and start practicing. Anyone can sew but how straight and how even is the question? I was told the same about welding. I had a CE 200 amp with fluxcore, I now have a good esab with gas and will just practice till I...
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    You have the seat so there is a number of ways for a better fit. I sometimes have my seats scanned for cad files, sometimes trace old but the best way is take measurements off the seats. For foam you can repair or recut foam sections with band saw, glue and reshape. If cheap buy off shelf...
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    Sewing Thread....A discussion on making your own adventure textile gear.

    Automotive upholstery and restorations, have been sewing since 02. Any questions feel free to ask. Kevin
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    Source for Aluminum Extrusions?

    I am am actually going to start offering a diy panel kits with an angle extrusion corners. Prototypes are being made right now. All frp panels are made in house and I offer 40" pop-toppers that can be added to them as well,if you are interested. Kevin
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    Source for Aluminum Extrusions?

    He did specify he is looking for the exact extrusions as in the video. Pretty specific. As I stated they are most likely custom Kevin
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    Improving security... lexan windows? And some other ideas

    130db blaring and echoing in a van sure will help. 🤣 Kevin
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    Load E Tires

    I have cooper AT3s on my 07 Fuso. I let my buddy use it for 25k miles great tires. Kevin
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    WANT TO BUY. Expedition vehicle/truck

    Sorry I was saying shoot me a Private Message if you wanted to know more. Kevin
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    WANT TO BUY. Expedition vehicle/truck

    I have something that might interest you at a 1/4 of that price. PM me if interested. Kevin
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    Improving security... lexan windows? And some other ideas

    Crazy. Cheap gps and you have a chance at least. Kevin
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    Improving security... lexan windows? And some other ideas

    I agree if you are going to those extremes Attach a battery to the bars inside, or 12v motion siren. I bet they will think twice next time 🙄 Also as added protection put your stuff in a bag and sew into it a cheap gps tracker. Kevin Here ya go...
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    Source for Aluminum Extrusions?

    No one makes them off the shelf in the states that I know of. Custom made with large min order. Kevin
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    NEVER QUIT Overland's Extreme Isuzu NPR Build & 4x4 Conversion

    Yeah I was being facetious as well 😁 I am meeting with a mattress supplier near nashville for my poptoppers would love to come by and check out your build when I am in town. Kevin
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