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Old 04-19-2010, 10:37 AM   #61
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You must drink the same brand of triple-caffeine that Wildcat does Looks like you've been busy, looks great, I especially like the front-view

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Thanks Smitty,
It's Mountain Dew when I am working on the bus, does that count?
sounds like me
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:57 PM   #62
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I'm stopping at the store for a case of Mountain Dew tonight!!

Awesome metal work! looking REAL nice! That transition from high roof to cab came out perfect.
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:30 AM   #63
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I'm stopping at the store for a case of Mountain Dew tonight!!

Awesome metal work! looking REAL nice! That transition from high roof to cab came out perfect.
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:38 AM   #64
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Re: Toyhauler/camper project:

heres the pic of how I folded over the top
once the center panel is up there and bent over using straps and clamps to pull it into shape I let my panel hang over the raised roof about 1 1/2", hammer forming the metal down to match the contour of the roof. I used a MAP hand torch to heat the metal, started in the center, bent down a section and screwed it in place. move over about 4" and repeat. the metal buckled up between the screws cause of the bend being done on a curve. that buckled up metal between was then heated, hammered, so it lays flat. then remove screws, lift panel, add sealer and rivet in place using old screw holes and some new ones were drilled also. pic taken while it was still light out, I wasnt done riveting yet.
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:35 AM   #65
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Have you considered how to drive it without side windows up front?
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:28 PM   #66
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Have you considered how to drive it without side windows up front?
I havent been very lucky in finding anything so I am still on the hunt for those, would be kinda tough wouldnt it?
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Old 06-01-2010, 10:09 PM   #67
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Have you considered how to drive it without side windows up front?
I havent been very lucky in finding anything so I am still on the hunt for those, would be kinda tough wouldnt it?
Have you tried this site for a salvage trailer with extra goodies to spare?:

http://www.copart.com/c2/rv_auction_search_results.html

Just a thought for those with room to park one of these trailers.
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Old 06-02-2010, 04:55 PM   #68
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I actually did look at Copart recently. The guy that gave me the 3 camper windows toldme about it and there is a yard just 30 min south of me. I read up and found that being in Missouri, for me to buy thru them I have to use a broker to bid on the rv/campers.
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Re: Toyhauler/camper project:

I kind of prefer something a little more subtle myself. Maybe something like this.





Just kidding. I think you did a great job. I wish I had the skills to do something like that.
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I actually did look at Copart recently. The guy that gave me the 3 camper windows toldme about it and there is a yard just 30 min south of me. I read up and found that being in Missouri, for me to buy thru them I have to use a broker to bid on the rv/campers.
Bummer, I asked my insurance guy and he guided me to them. I thought I'd just pass along what I found out (my minor is investigative journalism). Happy to share my discoveries.
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