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Old 04-08-2007, 11:23 PM   #201
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No, I have not finished the outside, but the Powers That Be at work are planning
to clean up the back yard to make room for more trucks, so I thought I better
harvest some goodies while I could.

This is the bunk out of a 1998 Freightliner Century:



It came from this truck:



These bunks fold up for access to storage space underneath:


... so I grabbed four of them. The hinge is offset eight inches upward, so the mattress
does not mash into the wall when you lift the bunk. They even have those little
pressurized "hatchback rams" to hold it open.

Truck wrecking yards are jam-packed with toppled trucks, so I’m thinking this idea
might be useful all around.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:28 PM   #202
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Unfortunately California seems to be the only state jam packed with truck wrecking yards jam packed with good parts.
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Old 04-09-2007, 12:31 AM   #203
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Really???!!! That's surprising. Drivers turn trucks over with alarming regularity all
over the country.

The trucks are often rebuilt with a new cab, but those crunched cabs must be
somewhere. I suspect they are not being made available to the public
-- there is not likely any Pick-n-Pull for 18-wheelers. Hmmmmm........
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:28 PM   #204
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Just got back in my semi and my flip up bunk is missing...anybody have a clue where it is?
Truck wrecking yards are everywhere. We have several in Indiana.
Bus is looking great by the way! I just hope when you finish yours you still have energy to do mine
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Old 04-09-2007, 06:49 PM   #205
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Thank you for the kind words about Millicent, Letz4wheel!

And welcome aboard!

And... please take a number.

And... Can't find your bunk, eh... ' this you?


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Maybe it would help if I lived along an interstate or two instead of at the very end (yes, I've seen where it ends) of I-35.

What are those bunks rated at for weight? I know some truckers (ok...Americans in general) are a bit....er....portly. Are you planning on attaching them directly to the wall or are you building a frame for them? They seem small in that picture, but I know that's just from a lack of a reference point, but what are the dimensions on something like that? I thought (and am still thinking about) using a similar idea in my bus. You can never have too many beds....

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Old 04-10-2007, 11:06 AM   #207
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These bunks are 80" long. They measure about 40" wide -- I think the mattress is 38"
wide. They are plywood with a resin or some such "washable" coating on both sides.
The plywood could easily be cut down or replaced with wider.

In the truck, they are supported by the storage compartment bulkheads, and I've
never heard of one collapse. I have not designed supports yet, but in Old #35 I
used pieces of bus seat frames to support residential door blanks for bunks.
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I just committed to the Kinetic Sculpture Race in Boulder, Colorado, on May 5 -- weather
permitting. So far, three friends have expressed interest in going with me, which would
rule out driving the pickumuptruck. So... all I need are two small fuel hoses and one
medium miracle to get Millicent road ready by May 2. Just thinking out loud.
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:45 PM   #209
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Thanks for the welcome all!

May 1st heck you ought to have it done by then! Just use the propeller beanie to remove aerodynamic drag on the sagging workers
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Well, the "team" is coming to its senses, somewhat. We weren’t going to do this until 2008,
and I jumped the gun by a year. One of them may fly to Boulder on a big silver bird to
save time. Silly people who have full time jobs and such!

So I'll probably go in the Dodge.

But I'll take this opportunity to invite you all to one heck of an event in Boulder May 5th.
I'm told they have 40.000 to 50.000 people there -- and enough beer for twice that many.

http://www.kbco.com/pages/kinetics-index.html

But it’s a very short event as Kinetic races go -- just a couple of hours.

The biggie is Memorial Weekend in Northern California -- 40 miles over three days:



Now THAT’s an Authentic Experience, lemme tel’ya’!
And that involves a camp-out, which is not to be missed, and THAT's what Millicent is for, so....
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