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Old 01-09-2013, 04:11 PM   #11
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:27 PM   #12
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Welcome Alaska! When are you hoping to have it done? Is there any time frame you are working with? Just curious...
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:41 PM   #13
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Hey Bansil --- Actually, that is some shelving that is open to the aisle but nested into the otherwise unused space in the shower. The whole thing forms the door to the combo shower,toilet and swings out. Always hated not being able to use all that upper shower stall space in a couple of other rigs I've had so I worked on a way to utilize it in this shorty.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #14
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Alaska, welcome! You live in a beautiful area. Back in '73 I drove a brand new GMC Suburban 4X4 up your way arriving in early June and departing sometime in September AFTER the first big snow having clocked some 50K miles and turning my brand new Suburban into a brand old Suburban in the process. Most of my time was spent around Eagle. For anyone reading this, you just "gotta" see Alaska! Jack
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Old 01-11-2013, 12:41 AM   #15
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Alaska --- actually, a roof raise is a pretty easy & surprisingly cheap fix. And the only welding necessary would be on the ribs. Everything else could be done with aluminum rivets which are much easier to deal with than steel. Just sayin'.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:17 PM   #16
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My Grumman is a 1982 with Chevy 350 and 4 spd
Looking to upgrade on the engine after the conversion.
I............
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Upgrade to what?
The 350 has the advantages of being a solid, dependable engine that is super easy to fix and the parts are cheap & easy to find anywhere.
Same with the 4 speed in this year truck, IMHO (and being a Chevy freak from birth).
Only "upgrade" I could imagine would be to a 292 inline like I had ( still use one in my 78 C30 pickup).
292 will bolt right in, take up less room, be easier to tune, be bulletproof, get better MPG and have more torque & power at a lower rpm.
They work out good when you swap them into v8 trucks as you usually have more long legged gears and the 292 will still have the juice to pull it good.

But, like I said. The 350 will do you just fine too.
Hard to improve on either Chevy engine as far as gasoline engines go.
And hard to beat "old school" Chevy dependability and ease of maintenance.

Ya gotta love that all aluminum body too. Light and rust proof.
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #17
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Yup, ya seen one tin tent ya seen em all. Welcome and get the pics flowing!

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Ceramic tile needs a rigid flex-free base or the tile will break or break free of the backer or plywood. Mix your tile thinset mastic with some latex additive to give the mastic some give. Home Depot has a nice 32x32 shower base for about 90 bucks. The one-piece base makes drain installation easy.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:35 AM   #19
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if you actually in AK, at least 4 inch of good insulation all around....
I put 6 inches worth in my cabin outside soldotna, and still needed more...
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Ceramic tile needs a rigid flex-free base or the tile will break or break free of the backer or plywood. Mix your tile thinset mastic with some latex additive to give the mastic some give. Home Depot has a nice 32x32 shower base for about 90 bucks. The one-piece base makes drain installation easy.
Thanks Roach711,
I will look at that idea makes sense. Will it be ok to install my toilet on that pan also?
Limited to space trying to build a combo.
Here's the base I mentioned:

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R ... PV0g_KDmSo

And here's our final floor plan. I have 16 1/2 feet behind the driver's seat and was able to put in a 32x32 shower and a separate Thetford porta-potti and still have some closet storage on that side. If you were to eliminate the closet or shorten the kitchen area you could have separate shower and toilet. Using the porta-potti eliminates the black tank as well as the plumbing to connect to it.

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