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Old 08-14-2015, 08:53 PM   #21
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I think there are probably a lot of us following along on your build. A person does not really need to ask a lot of questions on this site if you just follow the builds along you will find answers and ideas. You may not use every idea but you will find the the information you need to build your build. Thanks for your hard work and all of the hard work that went into all of these builds.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:11 PM   #22
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I think there are probably a lot of us following along on your build. A person does not really need to ask a lot of questions on this site if you just follow the builds along you will find answers and ideas. You may not use every idea but you will find the the information you need to build your build. Thanks for your hard work and all of the hard work that went into all of these builds.
I agree! I do a lot of browsing around the forum looking at people's builds to work my way through my own. It's a fantastic resource.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:37 PM   #23
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Week 5

Lots of fricka fracka this week. On the positive side, I didn't break anything new! And on the negative side, a heat wave that took up most of the time I would have spent working. I'll take the accomplishments that I can get.


Driver's side panel removal: Check! Though I love my leggings, it looks like I ought to get jeans, otherwise burning myself with tiny sparks is going to be my new hobby. Oh, and goggles because my eyes have been going funny on me after I stare at those sparks for awhile.


Floor Prep: Yea, sweeping again. And again. And again. Sprayed it out, applied a bit more rust reformer and got my layer of paint down.

Imgur: And I've stepped into the future to learn the intricacies of imgur. Lazy no longer!


After deliberation and getting a good look at what was behind those panels, I have decided that the ceiling is going to have to come down, too. I could cry thinking of getting all those rivets off, but what are you going to do but get it done.

Hopefully this next week I'll be able to get a good start on that. And I've got some rust removing gel coming in so my goal will be to apply that in all the yucky spots. Basically week 6 is going to continue to be demolition. And maybe that will mean week 7 can finally be some building? If I'm lucky!

Pictures! 1: Panel off 2: Full View of panels off and floor 3: Paint down 4: My tool table 5: My fabulous dirt tan 6: Watch Your Step





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Old 08-18-2015, 12:46 PM   #24
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I'm doing a short skoolie as well. Although I'm looking after some of the mechanical bits first, I've been doing the interior on rainy days. In that regard, you and I are at about the same place.

Are you going to do more to the floor (insulate, carpet)?

Are you going to re-insulate the walls?

If so, what materials will you be using?

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Old 08-18-2015, 02:05 PM   #25
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I'm doing a short skoolie as well. Although I'm looking after some of the mechanical bits first, I've been doing the interior on rainy days. In that regard, you and I are at about the same place.

Are you going to do more to the floor (insulate, carpet)?

Are you going to re-insulate the walls?

If so, what materials will you be using?

Ted
Yep, I'll be putting insulation in the floor, plywood and then probably vinyl. Maybe laminate (I want the laminate, but I know there are cons). Definitely not carpet, it's my least favorite flooring. Mostly because it seems to require quite a lot of maintenance to keep it looking super fly. I wanted to make sure I made it as rust proof as possible, hence all the prep work prior to that step.

The thread that I always seem come across in regards to flooring is JakeC's so I'm planning on using that as my model with any modifications I need to make to fit my needs. http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f11/pr...utus-5059.html

I'll definitely be re-insulating the walls. There will be a layer of rigid foam insulation in those panels that I took out and so far I've planned to come an inch out on all the walls with framing. So the panels will get a double layer, but the rest should be an inch of rigid foam with foam sealant to fill the gaps.

These plans, of course, haven't been tested so I wouldn't be surprised if things change as I'm going along. The only certainty is uncertainty.

Do you have a build thread?
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:03 PM   #26
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Do you have a build thread?
Thanks for the floor ideas. I have a bit of time before I put the floor in, so I'm gathering ideas.

I don't have a build thread yet. I guess I'm doing this build the wrong way around ... I'm getting all of the mechanical stuff (repairs, maintenance items, modifications, etc.) done and out of the way before I start building stuff in the interior. Axel bearings, water pumps, timing chains, various gaskets & seals, brakes and tires are kinda bland and boring. When I start on the fun stuff I'll start a thread.

Thanks again

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Old 08-18-2015, 03:07 PM   #27
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5: My fabulous dirt tan

You HEART dirt?

Cool ... you gotta be fond of getting dirty if you're gonna do one of these builds.
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Old 08-18-2015, 03:12 PM   #28
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Eh, I'm living on a prayer in terms of mechanical stuff for now. It runs, but I know I'm going to have to dig in there eventually and find out if I have a money pit. So, I wouldn't say you're doing it the wrong way around. Probably a fair bit smarter than what I'm doing. Still, I never said I wasn't a dummy. (:

I'm like a pig in mud working on this thing. When I sit for my smoke break I always marvel at the demarcation line between my glove and the rest of my arm.
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Old 08-18-2015, 04:47 PM   #29
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GLOVES! Damn...why didn't somebody tell me about these things earlier.
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:36 PM   #30
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GLOVES! Damn...why didn't somebody tell me about these things earlier.

Well, shoot. Now you know! Gotta keep those hands pretty.

Or just keep them from getting beat to hell. I'll settle for that part.
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