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fulltimin

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Posted: 06/10/19 09:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

PastorCharlie wrote:

Workman Comp?



Nope, just a whip crack and a voice saying "keep workin'".


If you want to do something, you will find a way.
If you don't, you will find an excuse.

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Posted: 06/10/19 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ok, for a change, I'm not going to tell you where I was today, (Monday), not going to tell you what I was doing, nor what time I got home. There, is that all better now? Lol.

Anyhow, I did add some additional plywood to strengthen the area around the rear window, (green arrows), as well as some insulation, red arrows.

There are a few cracks that I will add spray foam insulation to, in order to fill in those cracks.



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Posted: 06/10/19 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is a picture into the future.

Instead of restoring this Pace Arrow to it's original glory, I intend to go a slightly different direction.

Here is a picture of something I have been kicking around for a while, and I think I will do this, or something very similar.

Before you tell me it has no value, well, maybe not to you, but it does to me, and I think it will to some others.

Almost anyone could do this with a little equipment, some time, and materials.



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I have to build cabinets, so I might as well build something that looks good, and that I like.

This was in a van build, and is made of maple and purpleheart. I like the looks of this, and want to do something similar to this during the build.

I may use purpleheart inlay, or for the outside of the frames. Haven't decided yet, but I really like this, for the colors and the contrast. The wife really likes this as well, so that is a plus.

Now, nearly anyone can make cabinet doors and replace what they have with something that is custom made. The cabinets themselves do not have to be changed, or could be covered with thin veneer, and replace the doors, with new hardware, which would completely change the look of their interior.

I'm betting, most of us would rather have something like this installed rather than the "original glory". Just my opinion, you may disagree.

Told ya there were some surprises coming!

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Posted: 06/11/19 09:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What a letdown this pic is compared to the last one! Lol.

Bought my can of spray foam this morning, and foamed in the cracks and crevices around the rear window, and let it cure.

This afternoon I began cutting off the excess, so I can finish up the area and get ready to install the inner wall covering. Yay! Seems like this took forever.



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Posted: 06/11/19 09:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next step was to cut out a piece of plywood to fit around the window, and bring the area under this plywood to the same thickness as the rest of the wall.

This piece of plywood matches the inside of the window frame very well. so it is good to go.



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Posted: 06/11/19 09:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After using more ChemLink, I put the plywood in place and used a few pieces of thicker plywood, with a few screws in each to hold the inner plywood in place until the ChemLink cures.

Red arrows indicate the thicker plywood with the screws. I'll remove them tomorrow, and we'll be all set to begin adding the wall plywood, after purchasing it, of course!



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In the meantime, I need to update the spreadsheet, again.

I bought a single can of the Great Stuff Pro Gaps & Cracks foam, along with the gun cleaner.



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Together, both of these cost me $18.70, tax included. Thanks, Lowes!

Adding that to our prior total of $6754.50 and our new grand total is now, (drum roll ....), $6773.20

That's our update for tonight!

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Posted: 06/12/19 07:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fulltimin,

I don't post often, but I do sneak a peak at your progress every day. May I just say-I am always impressed with your "sticktoitiveness." Thank you for sharing your progress with us.

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I have a question, how will you install whatever the outside skin will be with the windows already installed?

BTW, I've been watching this thread from the beginning, very impressive.


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Posted: 06/12/19 09:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

cruising spud wrote:

fulltimin,

I don't post often, but I do sneak a peak at your progress every day. May I just say-I am always impressed with your "sticktoitiveness." Thank you for sharing your progress with us.




Thank you for the kind words, and for following. I am not sure if I am dedicated, not smart enough to quit, or just plain crazy! LOL!

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