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Old 09-15-2017, 11:50 AM   #21
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pressure washed it, wiped it down with mineral spirits, used a dry microfiber towel to dry off the excess, Glidden gripper as primer, clean the brush with hot soapy water. The finish was pretty dull so I didn't rough up the paint at all.
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Old 09-15-2017, 12:50 PM   #22
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How did you clean up the engine bay? Just soak in soapy water and rinse?
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Old 10-01-2017, 01:31 PM   #23
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How did you clean up the engine bay? Just soak in soapy water and rinse?
Hey sorry it's taken so long to respond, I haven't had my computer. This guys video is basically what I did. All the same products and everything. Been using this method for years.

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Old 10-01-2017, 01:31 PM   #24
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I haven't had my computer for a while and I wasn't about to try to post up 20 pics with my phone. Here's the latest.

Left off painting the hood/grill.

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Mounted. The hood/hinges seem to be pretty solid. Opens and closes fine and feels really sturdy. I'm happy with it. Beats the 3k they wanted for a new hood. All around probably $300 and a few hours.

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Started with the bed frame

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Painted some trim pieces.

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Got our first snow for the season. Time to move this project along!

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Started building the pieces for coops bed.

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Mocked up the dressers

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Put the bed in.

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Coop seems to love it but Tigua doesn't seem too impressed...

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Started working on the plumbing next.

You can see off to the right I used the plumbing that went to the rear heater that I removed and connected it to a heat exchanger plate. Now I'll have hot water whenever my engine is hot.

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The shower and the inlet are mounted.

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I ran a line up to the front to fill up the dogs water bowl easily and be able to hook up a hose to wash our feet etc.

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Oh and saw this leaving home depot the other day too. Never ceases to amaze me the moronic **** I see go on at home depot. They were heading towards the highway too...

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Started to mock up the cabinets in order to see how the partition walls will be laid out.

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Cut the walls

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The batteries arrived today. Fragile, what's that, italian? lol Damn UPS I watched him drop it from the truck down to the dolly. I said HEY! wtf man? All his response was, man these are heavy. YEAH and fragile. I wanted to rip the guys head off.

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So that's where I'm at now. I'm going to work a bit on the electrical, but I'm flying out to Philly for the week so work is going to be put on hold for a bit.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:21 PM   #25
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That's looking great! I like the white cabinetry. That hood repair looks better than factory.

That pex line under the driver's feet might get old, though.
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Old 10-01-2017, 02:45 PM   #26
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Did you build your cabinets or buy them? They look great
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:16 PM   #27
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That pex line under the driver's feet might get old, though.
It'll be under the subfloor, you won't see it.
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Old 10-01-2017, 03:17 PM   #28
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Did you build your cabinets or buy them? They look great
Home depot, I don't have the time to build my own.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:03 PM   #29
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I bought a partially converted short bus last week. I'm driving it back to Florida next week (been in NC for the summer). Would love to all you some questions.
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Old 10-15-2017, 09:44 PM   #30
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No problem. Shoot.
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