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Old 12-28-2016, 09:39 AM   #1961
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I'm with Cadillackid. I love the slider futon thing. Wished I could do the same but I have become so attached to my Temperpedic that I am having 2 XL twins made by Gallery Furniture (mac-o-pedics) to fit a trundle bed that I'm fabricating. (2 XLONG TWINS MAKE A KING SIZE) it started out as a Murphy bed ( you know what THEY say about Murphy), but the trundle will give me more storage space. ( I'm a master when it come to using every nook & cranny)
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:42 PM   #1962
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I'd love to have a real bed AND a sofa...but it just is not to be in this short a shorty.

Spent today fabbing and tacking more tin. Truth be told...a friends sheet metal shop did most of the fabbing part, but hey...I paid for it!

First, another patch panel...


Just enough curve to be a PITA so, off to a roller/shaper it went.

Then I decided to build my own microwave oven...from scratch...


Ahhh...not really. It is just a box for some of my electrical. Part indoors, part out. Like I said, room is scarce.

It goes through the rear wall, like this...


Just a test fit in this pic.


It is also where the shore plug comes in.


Got both pieces trimmed, fitted and tack welded today. Will finish the welding tomorrow.


Here is what it looks like with the power panel in place. The house batteries are just to the right in front of it.

And Jack...

you asked about the slats on the sofa bed model...here ya go...


here it is with the slide out portion flipped over. Please note that I cheated and only put a few of said slats onto the other half.The real deal will have a full set.

ONWARD!
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Old 12-28-2016, 07:46 PM   #1963
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are the slats what keeps it sliding in and out? im assuming the slats on one half sit between the slats on the other?

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Old 12-28-2016, 08:02 PM   #1964
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Roger that Cadillac. They mostly just keep things aligned and provide a little more rigidity. The ply will only be half-inch.
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Old 12-28-2016, 09:22 PM   #1965
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Thanks T, and now I see--very clever.
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Old 12-28-2016, 10:10 PM   #1966
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This has been the most interesting build that I've read through so far. I love the design themes being used too.
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Old 12-28-2016, 11:26 PM   #1967
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Thanks Guys --- I just want to wrap this puppy up and get on the road! I ain't gettin' any younger.
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Old 12-29-2016, 10:13 PM   #1968
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Mo Metal! --- Howdy All...I managed to fit a little more sheetmetal today.


Got the electrical box all welded in today. Just hoping the PB Weld that I used to smooth out the welds sets properly. Seemed to b taking an awfully long time.


Got the intermediate repair panel welded in as well. Still need the lower portion but at least got it cut and shaped today. Need to get a curve bent into it like the first...more or less.

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Old 12-30-2016, 07:24 AM   #1969
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10-4 on the "I ain't gettin' any younger." Between the grandkids, honey do's and just plain life, I'm busier than a one arm paper hanger !!! The work is really looking good Tango. Looks like your headed in the right direction, staying focused. When space is a premium, it is amazing how you can mix style in with function. Keep up the good work. See ya soon !
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Old 12-30-2016, 08:19 AM   #1970
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Roger that Cadillac. They mostly just keep things aligned and provide a little more rigidity. The ply will only be half-inch.

how do you handle changing properties of wood? swells and gets "sticky" when humid?

-Christopher
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Old 12-30-2016, 09:17 AM   #1971
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Phatman --- Thanks...all we can do is just keep plugging away.

Caddie --- the slats won't be that snug a fit. Just tight enough to provide some alignment. And you can always "soap" them just like sticky wooden drawers. Although, a while bak I tried some Teflon lube on a really old pine file cabinet I have and it worked like a champ.
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Old 01-01-2017, 10:55 AM   #1972
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Happy New Year to All You Skoolies Out There!!!

Hope everyone made it safely thru the night. New Years Eve is when all the amateur drunks come out and make it hazardous for us professionals.

Got a little more work done yesterday before taking in the requisite holiday imbibements.


The final patch panel was a trickier shape than the others...


...it will require a little Bondo to even things out but it is the last rust repair panel. The large side body replacement panels will actually be much easier to install but I am going to wait until all the underbody work is complete before putting them on.


And I got the electrical box pretty much wrapped up with a door seal, some paint and a latch.,

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Old 01-01-2017, 12:53 PM   #1973
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happy new year to ya!!!

amateur is right, lets see i watched a drunk girl riding bicycle wrong way on a one way blow a red light (she denied seeing a red light.. of course because the light was the other way) and get hit by an older couple in a car...

then a little later there were Twinks (guys.. young and dumb and full of ...) tossing lit firecrackers into crowds of peoplke on the streets.. yeah no one was hurt and all was laughs till they tossed one into the center of a group that just happened to also contain 4 cops and others helping a large fat man who had fallen over on his mobility scooter.. said twinks were Twunk!..

after that I ended up back at my apartment building and on the roof where i could see the fireworks and toast with my Diet Coke, reeses cups and completion of a new software build!!..

im loving seeing your metal work come together!! this is rockin!!
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:17 PM   #1974
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Thanks Chris...I just wish I had a clue when it comes to bodywork. I can weld OK...but the finishing is a whole 'nuther trip.

And I can picture the events in your tale. Thank goodness New Years Eve only comes once a year!
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Howdy All --- More minor steps today.


All the open space on the left rear is now closed up. Had just the panel below the electrical box to fill in and now that is done.


Then more Reflectix on the inside. I know...won't do what spray foam will but it will help.

Also managed to seal a bunch of seams that had previously open to the outside world. Will add some butyl tape tomorrow...and maybe add some pix.

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If you can sculpture you can bonds and sand. As an artist I know you have the confidence. Hahahaha !! Just the fact you own a 46' we know you can do it .
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Excellent Tango. Those corner spots are hard to use and perfect spot for those pesky bits of electrical infrastructure. Jack
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Old 01-06-2017, 09:35 AM   #1978
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Phatman...I will likely give the Bondo a try, but will have to wait a few days. Typical Houston weather going on here. Had several days of record high temps, now it is barely above freezing and will stay that way for a few days. Then...back into the 80's.

Jack...Roger the marginally usable space in those rounded corners. And there is nothing like a bunch of compound curves to make it all the more fun to try and fit metal to.
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Old 01-06-2017, 06:40 PM   #1979
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Tango, Are you headed to the Arizona palooza ?
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Negative...can't make Palooza. Need to stay in town and keep working. But...I will be with you all in spirit so please feel free to have an extra drink on me. Maybe in another year or so. Hey...maybe by then, our host (The Dredman) will be back in the saddle.

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