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Re: camper build
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2015, 10:36:29 PM »
Looks great, you are very handy, can't wait to see the finished project, you remind me of the old saying " Do it yourself because nobody else will do it yourself ",
Thanks for sharing mate and good luck with it,
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Re: camper build
« Reply #16 on: June 02, 2015, 03:14:07 PM »
Sorry im so long winded with this build but health injury and family has taken up most of my time, but i decided to enjoy the build whenever i get the time,started the outside skin but changed to the rear galley, thought id whittle some wood

 give my wife six cupboards three at the bottom for heavy things and three up top for lighter things,no sink as i think its a wast of space in a camper,two draws one holds all the eating and cooking utensils and the other draw holds plates,bowls,mugs and two whisky glasses

 we cook outside on a table but i left a work space for a quick meal on an over night or just boil the billy and fry a snag for lunch on the road,i lined this work space with aluminium for safety and easy cleaning

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Re: camper build
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2015, 09:06:47 PM »
Thanks for sharing. Loving seeing this camper van come together. Well done.  :Clap)

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Re: camper build
« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2015, 09:08:38 PM »
Just awesome Eric.... keep it coming

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Re: camper build
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2015, 05:53:25 PM »
ok i need some advice and want to pick your brain,ill be doing outside skins soon and already thinking ahead i need a rack with out punching holes in camper i can fix it to the chassis
i want full length to fit kayaks and an awning both sides off the rack,camper will have black trim so rack will match color
it will be light weight low profile i have done a mock up photo of camper, so let me have , will this look too ugly, mock up looks a bit overkill but you get the picture

   any thoughts Please

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Re: camper build
« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2015, 02:31:54 AM »
If the frame is outside of the camper. What about having the rear mounts piviting and the front mounts releasable. That way you can unlock the front, swing the rack back off the camper towards the rear to somewhere between 45 degrees and vertical, load your kayaks and swing it back up into position, lock in the front mounts.

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Re: camper build
« Reply #21 on: June 04, 2015, 05:42:59 PM »
If the frame is outside of the camper. What about having the rear mounts piviting and the front mounts releasable. That way you can unlock the front, swing the rack back off the camper towards the rear to somewhere between 45 degrees and vertical, load your kayaks and swing it back up into position, lock in the front mounts.
Thanks for the suggestions, I like the idea of swinging the rack via a pivit ill put that on the White board

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Re: camper build
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2015, 02:31:15 PM »
As i lost so much time at start of this buildi got stuck into it last week decided the fancy bits like dvd and solar will have to wait as i want to get it to the stage of camping in and its almost ready
I knocked up the rear galley door and used a hurricane hinge ,camera light meter is going but will try and get more photos in the next few days

 im not a sticker man but there is one that must go on


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Re: camper build
« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2015, 09:47:27 AM »
a few things to do before i start using it
pop cabin doors back in, get rubber seals ,latches, and two gas struts for galley door

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Re: camper build
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2015, 01:37:46 PM »
A fantastic job. Love it...!!!!  :Clap)

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Re: camper build
« Reply #25 on: August 20, 2015, 06:23:32 PM »
What more do you really need :thumbsup

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Re: camper build
« Reply #26 on: September 27, 2015, 02:21:29 PM »
time to end this build thread ill add more to camper later but no need to post more pics,hope i never wasted your time and thanks to all for the feedback sorry it took so long but I lost first six months with health and injuries, I have kept track of build time and if you had all parts on hand you should build this easy in your spare time on weekends and the odd arvo in around ten weeks

 last to go in was two side doors I used Sikaflex 291 to seal araund doors its marine grade, my wife made me a special doona for camping too

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Re: camper build
« Reply #27 on: September 27, 2015, 02:29:52 PM »
not sure why pics never loaded so here another tryat pics

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Re: camper build
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2015, 07:02:36 PM »
First class effort mate. I love it...!!!!

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Re: camper build
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2015, 09:48:25 AM »
Well done mate, that looks excellent.

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