6X12 SS&S

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby racerrandy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:46 pm

Really loving the build, thanks for showing us what your doing. Pics make all the difference in understanding things!





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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:53 pm

Started on the bathroom wall yesterday.
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Got'er all framed up. I promise the walls are straight. I was using my cheapy china wide angle phone lens.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 3:24 am

I bought the trailer with the interior molding uninstalled. So I was given a pile of bent corner molding/flashing.
Tonight I put my first piece up.
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I am not a huge fan of Harbor freight tools, But this little hand punch has been really handy. It punches this stuff like butter.
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I used an end drop to make a pattern. Trim and fit it, then transfer to full size piece.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 2:37 am

In order to get my shower stood up in the trailer I had to cut one of the flanges off. It also needed to fit under this valance/thing. Well The gap ended
up being about a 1/2" and kinda ugly. So today I tackled the shower molding project I have been putting off.
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I traced the shower edge onto some cardstock that I taped together, I then bent this piece of aluminum to fit.
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By cutting off the flange of the shower, the shower wall was kinda floppy. So I made this wild confabulation. It is a 1/4" self tapping screw welded to a long
coupling nut. The all thread is then double nutted in very tight.
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I made a small slot in the shower, then chucked the all thread thing up in the drill and screwed it into the sheeting and tubing in the front wall.
Before I slipped this thing behind the wall I put a nut and washer on loosely that I was able to run up against the back of the shower wall.
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Put on a little copper paint. Cut off the all thread with the dremel and put on a pretty little acorn nut (and a few stainless screws.)
I am happy to announce that it is now anchored quite solid.
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Another shot of some molding, paneling and flashing.
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I had to hog out a wire path before putting up the bathroom wall paneling.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Hader » Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:58 am

Good to see you back at it Iconfabul8 :thumbsup:

Starting to look real nice.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:34 am

:applause: :thumbsup:
Adapt and Overcome, I like it.

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:42 am

First off, Thanks Don, Randy, McDave and Hader for the Thumbs Up. :) I got a little bit more done today. "Yay"
Taped a couple poster boards together and scribed the ceiling. You have to look kinda close to see the pencil line.
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Cut the line on the poster board and traced it onto this ridiculously expensive piece of prefinished 3/4" birch.
Needless to say I measured more than a few times before I cut. :worship:
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Built this temporary router guide.
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Got the board stood up in place, put a few screws in. The blue tape was to show me where to put the screws. And routered out the doorway.
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Fat man routering a doorway. Routers are so awesome! :o


Put up a few more pieces, more routering and PRESTO my wall is covered! :applause:
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby McDave » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:58 am

That's some nice clean work on that wall. But that panelling is beautiful! What is that?
That is starting to be a pretty sweet rig. Keep that stuff up.

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Hader » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:37 am

Wow! :beer:
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby hankaye » Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:54 am

Iconfabul8, Howdy;

Bravo!!! Dang, you do good work! The best part to me is your matching both
pieces of the door-way to look like a single piece.
:applause: , :applause: .

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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby flboy » Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:05 pm

Awesome craftsmanship! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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YouTube Video of Finished Trailer:

https://youtu.be/MUcMM86LA2g
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:13 pm

McDave wrote:That's some nice clean work on that wall. But that panelling is beautiful! What is that?
That is starting to be a pretty sweet rig. Keep that stuff up.
McDave

It is some stuff I picked up at Home Depot but I wouldn't recommend it. I bought it hoping
it would add some structural strength being that it was 3/4" plywood. But the stuff is warpy,
soft, and the veneer is super super thin. Also the bright halogen work light brings out a lot of that curly birch grain.

hankaye wrote:Iconfabul8, Howdy;

Bravo!!! Dang, you do good work! The best part to me is your matching both
pieces of the door-way to look like a single piece.
:applause: , :applause: .

hank


I have to confess that the picture hides the seams. It doesn't look this good in real life.

Thanks guys,
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby HouTX » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:59 pm

Iconfabul8,
Thank you for your efforts in posting pics and details. As someone looking for ideas on this site, your personal hygiene area provides a good visual for what I have in mind. Can you provide info on the exhaust fan you have in your "library" area? Anything that will help look it up online.
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:49 pm

HouTX wrote:Iconfabul8,
Thank you for your efforts in posting pics and details. As someone looking for ideas on this site, your personal hygiene area provides a good visual for what I have in mind. Can you provide info on the exhaust fan you have in your "library" area? Anything that will help look it up online.


It's a Ventline #VP543
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ventline-VP-543 ... rw&vxp=mtr
https://www.etrailer.com/RV-Vents-and-F ... AhVu8P8HAQ
https://www.amazon.com/Ventline-VP-543- ... s=VP-543SP
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Re: 6X12 SS&S

Postby Iconfabul8 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:36 am

Here is a little short story for ya.
The slip fitting in my black tank's vent hole was too big. Every fitting I tried in it was sloppy. I didn't dare just glue it.
I kicked around epoxy, but I didn't want to wait around for two days for a test to dry. Anyway I settled on a method a friend
had told me about years ago. I took a scrap piece of abs, clamped it in the vice. Built this lovely cardboard fixture to catch
a bunch of fine shavings that I ground off with my awesome Roto-Zip.
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Poured abs glue over the shavings, mixed until it melted all the abs into a thick paste. The picture is what was left after.
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Smeared it all over both pieces and shoved it in the hole. I guess time will tell.
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Thought I would just slip this one in. If you were having doubts about the usefulness of a philips screwdriver, this is the best use I have found.
Seals the end nicely!!
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