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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here's something I've been considering for quite a while. All short people can identify with this one. My wife is only 5' 2". As such, cupboards that are high are a real annoyance for her. So, I've been thinking. (Oh NO, not that)! Yes, that! The wheel wells extend into the interior about 25" from the wall. Adding some cabinet frames in front of that, and we are now at about 26" from the wall. Average counter tops in a house are about 24" deep. WHAT IF. There's that phrase again. Supposing, I used about 4-5" of that counter space at the wall for storage, starting at the counter and going up for about 24 inches. The doors can be either sliding sideways, OR tambour doors sliding up or sliding sideways. That way there are no doors swinging out, which would require a clear counter to open them. Something like this. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/tambourdoor.jpg Like I said, they could either slide up/down, or sideways, or have a solid door that slides sideways. She could access everything without stretching or getting a stool to try to reach the high stuff. Since they would only stick out from the wall about 5" max, we'd still have about 21" deep counter tops. What do ya think, good, bad, or ugly? Lay it on me!
fulltimin 07/14/19 09:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Ok, moving on. This next pic is one that shows several things. The first is, that I cleaned up this end of the coach in preparation for putting up the next 4 pieces of plywood on the walls. That means we're 60% done with that plywood! Yay. The second is, let's play a game of "what if". Say what? What if I did this. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/whatif.jpg I cut 2 pieces of plywood so they would stand up at the front of the coach, and close off the cockpit area. Don't worry, I'll put those 2 pieces on the walls, as of now, they are longer than what I need on the walls, so I'll just cut a few more inches off of them and use them. They are not being wasted. I was just curious what things would look like, if the front area was completely closed off. Accomplishing this would take a little bit of extra work, as that wall would have to open up, drop, or slide sideways, or all 3, in order to get up to the seats. I haven't decided yet, and haven't shown the wife yet either. Just a case of - this is what it would look like.
fulltimin 07/14/19 09:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Hey Hey Hey! What did you do today????? Clean up, mostly. Not entirely. Before we get to that, here's a picture of a Robin, who just hatched a couple of eggs only a few days ago, feeding her young 'uns. Lol. Yes, it's mis-spelled, on purpose. Sorry for the lousy picture, but it is what it is. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/birdfeeding.jpg
fulltimin 07/14/19 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Kreg has also make clamps like this. I really don't know if they still offer these or not. I suppose they do, or at least some of them are probably still in the pipelines. When I say like this - I am not talking exactly like this, as these clamps are actually welding clamps. What I am talking about is the adjustment screw. Every time I clamp these to different thickness stock, I have to adjust the screw to get it to clamp at the correct pressure. While it takes longer, it will provide a tight clamp when properly adjusted. The Kreg seems to work well, with minimal adjustments. Obviously, this is based on my limited use of said clamps. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/adjviseclamps.jpg Hope your weekend is off to a great start! :)
fulltimin 07/13/19 09:31pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The opposite is also true. You can also back off on the screw a little if it is too hard to clamp it shut. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/kregclamp3.jpg I haven't had issues with different thickness stock once I set it up correctly. If need be, you can still adjust it one way or the other.
fulltimin 07/13/19 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I saw a youtube video not long ago about someone who was complaining about the self adjusting clamps, not working well, as they would not get tight, or others were too tight. Well, I guess he should have read the instructions, or at least took a closer look at the clamps. What we have here is an adjusting screw. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/kregclamp2.jpg By turning it one direction, it will make the clamp tighter when you clamp it down. This is adjusted without any pressure on the clamp, or when it is "open". If you need more pressure, open the clamp and add a little more. Once it's set, you can usually forget it.
fulltimin 07/13/19 09:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Now for a little technical information. Some of you probably have some Kreg jigs and clamps. So do I, thanks to my son and daughter in law, for Christmas. Yippee. Anyhow, this is what the self adjusting clamps look like. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/kregclamp.jpg This self adjusting clamp is great to use. No adjusting of the jaws like a pair of "Vise Grips" aka "Locking Pliers".
fulltimin 07/13/19 09:20pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Hey, check this out! No more wood roof decor! Yay! Lol... Any who.... pulled the clamps off the window frame today, sprayed the channels with silicone, and the window slides well. That's a plus. That means we now have 2 living room windows, that are pretty large. They are roughly about 28" x 56". They will let in more heat and cold than the insulated wall, but we'll deal with that at a later date. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow13.jpg
fulltimin 07/13/19 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

And here the window is in place, all clamped up, and waiting for the ChemLink to cure some, so I can take off the clamps. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow12.jpg YeeHaw!!!!
fulltimin 07/12/19 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

YEEEEEEEEEHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOOOOOPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, I finally got the drivers living room window installed. Yes, I am a happy camper. Got 'er prepared in this pic, (the window frame opening, that is). Cut the plywood out to the correct size, sealed the wooden framing, and all ready to install the window. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow11.jpg
fulltimin 07/12/19 09:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Just wondering, this thread is now over two years old. When was the last time this rig went over a 100 miles? About 2 1/2 years ago. Planning on a trip from Pa to state of Washington, and then on to Alaska through Canada to get there with it. Not this year though.
fulltimin 07/12/19 08:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Along with that, it was time to add some corner braces that will match the round corners of the window. This is the first layer of plywood also. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow10.jpg Unfortunately, about this time, the weather decided to be un co-operative, and started to rain pretty hard with a thunderstorm and then continued to rain for a while, so I never did get to cut the center out, and install the window. Hopefully, the weather will co-operate tomorrow and I'll git 'er done! Lol.
fulltimin 07/11/19 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here is a close up of the same corner after the second layer of plywood has been put on. Here you can see that the horizontal piece now runs all the way to the end, and the vertical piece butts against the bottom one. This is exactly opposite of the first layer. What we have here is a butt joint, that is screwed and ChemLink'd together. That will increase the over all strength of the joint. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow9.jpg
fulltimin 07/11/19 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Now we add another layer of plywood, inside the first layer, so that is matches the thickness of the wall. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow8.jpg
fulltimin 07/11/19 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

In this pic, the first layer of plywood is installed like this. This is the right lower corner. The red arrow points to the joint line between the lower piece of plywood, and the upright piece of plywood. The upright piece runs full length, while the top and bottom horizontal pieces, are butted up against the vertical uprights. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow7.jpg
fulltimin 07/11/19 09:18pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here is another pic of where we were last night, from a different angle. There is something I want to point out about this before moving on. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow6.jpg
fulltimin 07/11/19 09:17pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Started with adding the plywood to frame out for the size of the window. I have another layer of plywood to add here, but this is a good start. I had hoped to get the window in today, and even started working earlier than usual. As usual, some things take longer than expected and this was one of them. So, I should be able to get it in tomorrow, and then I'll have a bunch of extra daylight in the front half of the coach. YaHoo!! Unfortunately, that will also allow some heat in as well, but I'll deal with that later. With the new weatherstripping in place, that should cut the air infiltration to near zero. The passenger window is a little stiff to open and close, even after spraying the channels with silicone. In time, it should loosen up a bit, and still provide a decent seal. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/driverslivingroomwindow5.jpg Out of curiosity, I checked for a replacement window online - a new one - and the estimate was over $600. Single pane window, not a dual pane. Ouch! Lol. Thankfully, I did not break these.
fulltimin 07/10/19 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Had to move all of my stuff from this corner of the motor home so I could access the area so I could get ready to put the drivers Living Room window into place. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/cleandriverswall.jpg
fulltimin 07/10/19 09:27pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

And now, we have a Living Room Window on the passenger side. Wahoo!!!! http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/wehaveawindow.jpg
fulltimin 07/09/19 09:29pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I made a template today of the corner of the window for the living room. Marked the plywood, so I knew where to cut it. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/markinglivingroomwindow.jpg
fulltimin 07/09/19 09:28pm Class A Motorhomes
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