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Old 08-02-2013, 09:52 AM   #141
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Wow, that is a sturdy mount. I plan to stow my monitor when I travel. Of course I only have one computer and laptop.

My Computer work area is also my dinning table.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:01 AM   #142
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That desk is gorgeous!! I love the mount. Esthetically pleasing, durable, and extremely functional!
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Beautiful. Your wood working skills are amazing.
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Very cool monitor stand! It's almost got a steam-punk look to it. What type of finish do you use to get that rich, ultra-glossy surface in the table?
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:28 PM   #145
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Thanks for the comments guys, I'm kinda' learning as I go here. Pretty much been a mechanic/metal worker all my life.
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It's just 3 coats of gloss spar urethane.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:53 PM   #146
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Clever design on the monitor stand. I'll have to file that away for later.
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Damn, that is a beautiful desk and work area!!!
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... Mumsywumsy says we need a shower before she will go anywhere...
Onboard showers are very, very important! The bathhouse is such a hassle.

I finally gave up on getting my 2007 desktop in a good spot. It's dying of old age anyway. It will sit on my night stand (very bad place) until I replace it. I have settled on popping my desktop's hard drive and CD/DVD RW in exterior cases and just getting a good (Cowboom.com cheap) laptop with a large display. I figure we can use it while traveling too (Streets & Trips with GPS). One of my daughters was over here last weekend with her new boyfriend (she got rid of dipshit who STOLE our air compressor we had left for her to use along with two air hoses as well as a pile of her stuff including what he thinks is her birth certificate... WHY?). New boyfriend had one of those tiny GPS thingy in his car and David says he could not see a thing on it (we rode down to Carlsbad in his car). So we need a really big screen on the "GPS". I figure I can shove my wireless all-in-one printer/scanner in a closet on a rollout shelf. I don't use it much but when I need it, I need it. Yet another change! See what happens when you take too long to convert!
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I have found that if you hit Bestbuy just right you can score a great laptop for thievery type prices. They run $100 or $150 off "open box" computers every now and then... I scored a great gateway that sold for $579 for $250 out the door. I will PM you when it happens again if you want.
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I finished up the hitch today. I'll either have to move "stuff" or move the bus to try out hitching up the towd.

This is the bracing I put inside the bumper. Final version changed a little. I had to cut notches in the brace to clear air conditioning pulleys.



It still gave a little, so I tied it into the lower engine mount. It doesn't give at all now.



Here is view of everything installed.



Putting the pin in is a little tricky, but can be done from above or below. Not with the engine running though.

I couldn't get any usable pictures that showed the inside when mounted.

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