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Old 10-15-2017, 03:01 PM   #31
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Progress is good...



The boy is up from his nap so I'm back in the house for a bit until the wife gets home here in a bit... then back at it.
Scrub that wall/floor with bleach water to kill mold. I'd paint that inner wall with Kilz or something to protect.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:59 PM   #32
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Scrub that wall/floor with bleach water to kill mold. I'd paint that inner wall with Kilz or something to protect.
Hmm... I probably should have thought about that a bit sooner. I new I was forgetting something. I had planned on spraying down the interior with bleach water and letting it dry out before going any further... but I skipped it by accident. I haven't seen any mold or signs of mold other then on the exterior... mostly just water stains/rot.

I'll probably go out and spray down the rest of the exposed walls floor with the solution before going any further. Hopefully it wont cause an issue later.

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Was going to finish insulating tonight... but I suppose some mold prevention would be a better idea. No point in rushing I suppose.

On another note, the subfloor that is down so far is solid and the insulation is already making a difference in interior noise and temperature.
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Old 10-16-2017, 12:50 PM   #33
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Had a little free time at work this morning so I bent a couple patch panels for notching the wheel humps. I'm cutting 6" out of the front of them which will give me room to push my fuel tanks back closer to the rear axle and give me the space I need in front. Hope to get these in tonight so I can get the floor finished.

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Old 10-16-2017, 01:30 PM   #34
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Had a little free time at work this morning so I bent a couple patch panels for notching the wheel humps. I'm cutting 6" out of the front of them which will give me room to push my fuel tanks back closer to the rear axle and give me the space I need in front. Hope to get these in tonight so I can get the floor finished.
I don't need to remind you to check the full suspension travel, especially with the 2 drums of used 10w-30 you'll be burning. Maybe air-bag helpers?
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Old 10-16-2017, 01:41 PM   #35
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I don't need to remind you to check the full suspension travel, especially with the 2 drums of used 10w-30 you'll be burning. Maybe air-bag helpers?

I took some measurements before considering this and the wheel humps are a good 4" above the body cutouts for the tires... meaning if the suspension compresses that far, it will destroy the body and tires long before it gets into the wheel tubs.

With that said, once I get it loaded out and all the tanks full.. I'm going to see how it sits on flat ground. If it is sitting nose high, I'll go with airbags for sure.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:37 PM   #36
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Chop Chop....

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Not the best work I've ever done... but didnt have enough material laying around to just build new tubs. So.. patch it up... seal it up... and undercoated from the under side to help prevent future rot.

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I gained 6" of space (which doesn't sound like much..).. but it allows me to push my fuel drums back 6". On this side.. it isn't as important.. just wanted the position of the tanks to match side to side. On the other side, it will gain me room to add another storage cabinet just forward of the bench that will be hiding the tank.

Anyways.. I'll do the other side tomorrow night.. then sort out the drum mounts... then finish up the subfloor and insulation.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:44 AM   #37
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Both wheel tubs are done. On to finishing insulation and the subfloor.

I called my buddy who is doing my cabinets and beds and he said he is ready to get going on everything as soon as I'm done with the floor and walls.

Cant wait!!
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Old 10-18-2017, 10:59 PM   #38
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More progress... Only a little more subfloor to go. Have a few things to work around and hopefully I've got enough 5/8 ply left to scab it together. We'll see.

I'll finish insulation tomorrow night and shoot for paneling and resealing windows over the weekend. Next week, cabinets get started on

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If I can swing it, I'm going to order some brake parts next month and see if I can get that knocked out before the weather turns.
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Old 10-19-2017, 10:51 PM   #39
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Insulation on the driver's side is done and the first wall skin is cut and up. Waiting to do the rest of the wall skins until I can pull the windows which will probably be Saturday.

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The water marks on the paneling were on it when I got it (reason it was free). I'll be painting all of it anyways so no worries.

Hope you guys don't mind a lot of pics... I take pictures of EVERYTHING.. lol

Anyways.. taking a break tomorrow night more then likely... then back to the wall skins on saturday.
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Old 10-21-2017, 07:20 PM   #40
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Slowly but surely. Windows coming out...

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All out... skins cut and up

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Windows going back in with 3/4" butyl tape
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Looks like a good seal to me...
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My bus helper for the afternoon...

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All back together...
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Most of the windows had very degraded foam weather stripping for a gasket. They had been removed by the previous owner and stuffed with clear silicone which didn't stick to the fiberglass at all. I'd say this will hold up good.. but I'm going to go around the edge of each window with some through the roof as well just to make sure.

Driver's side is all but done... just need to button up the passenger side which should be pretty easy. We'll see.
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