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Old 02-24-2012, 08:08 PM   #41
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We found an AC duct manufacturer close by and they made our replacement windows to our specifications. $75 for 4 windows, can't beat that.





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Old 02-07-2014, 12:48 PM   #42
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Two years since my last post! Wow!

Well, after some distractions and life getting in the way, it looks like we might be back on track!

First, meet one of our distractions! 1968 VW Beetle. So much fun and possibly our future dinghy!


We found a sink at a yard sale for $10 and started working on the kitchen. The small area in front of the kitchen will be for our Lil Cod stove.


Originally I was going to try to sew the cushions for the seating area, but we found these on sale at Home Depot for $5 each! I had to trim one to fit, but I think it came out great.


We've got some of the electrical in and we just ordered the water tanks. Hopefully the plumbing will be done soon!

I'm so glad this forum is here. You guys are such a great resource for information! Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:10 PM   #43
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Old 02-09-2014, 01:41 AM   #44
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Looks great guys! Good score HD, the cushions look really nice!

LOVE the Beetle! When choosing our daily driver/future toad, we did some serious looking at beetles, according to everything I read they make ideal towing vehicles with minimal fuss.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:00 PM   #45
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Thanks for the update, we missed you.

I miss that sexy red floor. I'm glad I got black, I wouldn't have the heart to cover the red.

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Old 02-11-2014, 10:25 PM   #46
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looks good, love the beetle, had one for a few years, fun car , not so good in the winter.
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:33 PM   #47
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looks good, love the beetle, had one for a few years, fun car , not so good in the winter.
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Great traction in snow, probably better than anything without AWD/4WD. No heat though, the measly air drawn over the exhaust pipes didn't do much. You had to dress like an Eskimo, and drive with an ice scraper in your hand to clear your frozen breath off of the inside of the windshield.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:54 PM   #48
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Slowly but surely we are making progress! We have lights, water tanks are installed and we have water! We are planning on going tankless. Anyone out there have experience with tankless? Brands to avoid? Girard or Atwood?
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I have to say that green countertop looks mighty fine.
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