New member's build finally in the truck.

Mnbogboy

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My twin grandsons on a day trip blueberry picking event. After lunch just relaxing.

Put about 500 miles on local trips so far with about 2 mpg mileage reduction. Pulls decent against a headwind, thinking because it is so narrow?

Other than that nothing new.
 

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a8ksh4

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Thanks for all of the build photos, Mnbogboy! Looks like a really quality rebuild of the old palomino!

Sorry if I missed it in one of your posts, but what kind of siding and roof material did you use, and where did you get it? I'm interested in putting together a hard-sided camper and just figuring out what kinds of material to use for this stuff.
 

Mnbogboy

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Thanks for all of the build photos, Mnbogboy! Looks like a really quality rebuild of the old palomino!

Sorry if I missed it in one of your posts, but what kind of siding and roof material did you use, and where did you get it? I'm interested in putting together a hard-sided camper and just figuring out what kinds of material to use for this stuff.
Siding & roof is .040 aluminum, painted both sides, was stocked at local metal supply dealer for use on dirt track race cars. 4x8 & 5x10 foot sheets. Interior paneling is 1/4" (.236 actual) 3 ply plywood from Lowes.
Insulation 3/4 closed cell from Lowes. Framing 1x2, 1x4s. Assorted glues & adhesives (time will tell if I made the right choices...lol). Vinyl trim from amazon. Salvage aluminum trim from palomino & recent to the new shape.
I learned a lot from builds on this site.
Good luck with your build.
Randy
 

Mnbogboy

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Camped about 7 nights in 15F to 35F with no problem. Biggest problem was fitting the big buck into the living space so I could haul it home....lolStruggling.jpgJust fits.jpg
 

Mnbogboy

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Great deer! Gotta learn how to break em down with the gutless method. They take up a whole lot less room that way.
Thanks, it was a very nice deer for our area up here in northern MN, field dressed weighed 176#.
I am all with you on the gutless method.
We always bone them in the field out west but in MN and WI we are not allowed to leave the carcass in the woods (littering).....goofy laws.....Its a struggle for me to even get them out of the woods when I hunt alone without my son's or grandkids....This one was only 1/2 mile on the cart. Last year it was 1-1/4 miles on a plastic sled, that one took me nearly 6 hours through swamps, clearcuts and brush.....my new titanium hip has helped me a lot though!
 
@Mnbogboy Interesting. I’ve only hunted the west. Figured with CWD spreading they’d want more people to leave the inedible stuff in the woods.
Congrats on the hip! My dad just got his done and he’s leaps and bounds better. Hopefully he’ll be accompanying me on my hiking/fishing adventures again.
 

Mnbogboy

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@Mnbogboy Interesting. I’ve only hunted the west. Figured with CWD spreading they’d want more people to leave the inedible stuff in the woods.
Congrats on the hip! My dad just got his done and he’s leaps and bounds better. Hopefully he’ll be accompanying me on my hiking/fishing adventures again.
Wrathchild,
Tell your dad to keep doing his exercises and he will feel great.
Praying for his quick recovery,
Randy
 

boxcar1

boxcar1
Thought id check back in. Sorry for the absence. Been busy. Projects, projects , projects.... Speaking of witch. Your camper came out great. Glad to see you using it. Congrats.
 

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