New guy, new build

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New guy, new build

Postby Puddle » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:43 pm

I ordered a 5x8 V nose, picked it up and started working on it.
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How it looked when I brought it home
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby Puddle » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:45 pm

I removed the paneling and added insulation
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby Puddle » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:48 pm

Started on the tongue, put in a fuse block, made some cubby hole storage.
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby Puddle » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:49 pm

Lastly (for now) mounted Tacoma wheels
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby featherliteCT1 » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:15 pm

Nice cubby holes! :applause:
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby dno1967 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:17 pm

Looking good so far.
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby lfhoward » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:33 pm

Like it so far! Good combination of simplicity and possibility.
My off-road camper build on an M116A3 military chassis:
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Tow vehicle: 2008 Jeep Liberty with a 4 inch lift.
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby Puddle » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:24 am

Slowed down a little on progress, got some work done on the fender / step
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby dirtsailor2003 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:18 am

Looking good! Looks like you're setting up for off road. Any plans to remove the stock tongue jack? I put on a swing jack. Pinched the stock one a few times running through creek beds.
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby Puddle » Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:58 pm

dirtsailor2003 wrote:Looking good! Looks like you're setting up for off road. Any plans to remove the stock tongue jack? I put on a swing jack. Pinched the stock one a few times running through creek beds.

Yes, but just to get to remote campsites, no rubicon trail, but will be able to handle the Mojave Road. Good idea on the Swing jack. I checked out your build, very nice I might have to "Borrow" some of your other ideas ;)
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby Puddle » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:00 pm

Got two walls done, the carpet really gives it a "Finished" look.
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby travist » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:09 pm

Looking good. Keep the updates coming.
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby BigDave_185 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:09 pm

I sure like my carpeted walls. Good color choice


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Re: New guy, new build

Postby lfhoward » Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:08 pm

The walls look professionally done. Nice work. :thumbsup:
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Re: New guy, new build

Postby Puddle » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:38 pm

Fabbed up some cross bars (too cheap to pay $200-$300 for some bars) and mounted a rack & awning
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