Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:33 pm

del wrote:Kelly and oddball were there?

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Spiders move faster than teardrop time.

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Looks good though, just make the spiders rebuild or move on. :lol:

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Oops, just read your comment on a full screen.

Yes, the scruffy faced tank driver was there.
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:14 pm

Door Number 2 had it's first outing. The Great Texas Fall Rainfest.

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Yep, it rained and rained.

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The Princesshelper stalks the Texas Firefish.

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Field expedient rain diverters.

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Door number 2 lurks in the background.

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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:19 pm

A mattress makes a great sponge.

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The Great Rainfest River.

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Ack! Water.

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More water on the opposite side.

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Postby 2bits » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:27 pm

Yikes! I am taking it that the water came in through that seam in the last pic? Or was it Door #2??? I hate that !!
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:29 pm

It came through the incomplete seals of Door #2. I came this ---><--- close to not bringing it this weekend.
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Postby 2bits » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:44 pm

Wow, Well, at least it is something you saw right away so everything can be properly dried out and hopefully no harm will be done,
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Postby Sparksalot » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:50 pm

It appears we caught it before any lasting damage occurred. We'll see. I have a fan going in the cabin now to help dry things up.
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Postby 2bits » Mon Sep 27, 2010 11:12 pm

I bet it will. Most all of my warping settled down, and you can't see any now unless you know where to look and even then you have to look at an angle. Best of luck for you too! Glad we got to chat for a second Sunday morning!
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Postby Miriam C. » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:59 am

:( Glad you caught it fast. Mine did that and I sealed the inside edges so water doesn't get in there and mess things up where you can't see. Put lots of epoxy to build a dam... clear caulk will work.
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Re: Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

Postby Sparksalot » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:47 pm

Its been a couple of moons since I posted any Rose updates. At 10 years old, she's doing quite well. In the meantime, she's had a number of upgrades and even an axle flip.

I've changed, and added tow vehicles. I'm also eager to charge the battery while getting on down the road. So...

My newest TV came equipped with both 4 and 7 pin connectors. It was so nice of Mr. Ford to mark the pinout.
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Out with the old.
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And the rats nest
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Oh yeah, I also added a cargo box rack on the tongue to tote wheel chocks and other bits.
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Amazingly little dirt and crud under her after 10 years.
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A pink foam marker board.
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Postby Sparksalot » Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:52 pm

Power central with the battery removed. The cleats on the sides hold the shelf (removed) for the microwave.
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I drilled the first ever whole through the floor for the 10Ga speaker wire used for charging power. That's a 30A circuit breaker inline on the hot.
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Getting buttoned up again.
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Its good to have friends in data centers. This battery was part of a string removed from service after 18 months. Rose has had it in place for 9 years.
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Re: Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

Postby Sparksalot » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:13 pm

It may or may not be obvious here. The first pic is 2015 with the original axle height and fender mounting. The second pic is 2017 after I flipped the axle to above the leaf spring. The frame dropped 4 inches even. The fenders were moved up a corresponding amount.

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Re: Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

Postby Sparksalot » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:25 pm

I've felt Rose's tongue looked kinda bare for a long time. I've also got also these bits of block, jacks, chocks, etc, etc to deal with. How about some storage for the bulky but light treasures.

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The donor box. About $25 at Academy.
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Bits of bed frame cut to size. In case you didn't know, bed frames are easy to find for free, and very good steel.
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Don't look too hard. I haven't picked up an oxy/acetylene torch in a few decades.
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Test fit. At the same time, I added a 3" PVC tube with threaded caps to hold antenna parts for my ham radios.
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Say, aaahhhhh
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Hmmm. Plan B calls for the box to be held down by bungee cords to avoid this conflict.
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Re: Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

Postby aggie79 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:39 pm

Glad to see the the CR is still doing well for you. :applause: :thumbsup: :applause:
I like the additions and changes.

Your build - I believe you were living in Allen at the time - was one of the inspirations for me to start my build.
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Re: Rose Rolls - The unathorized Compass Rose autobiography

Postby Sparksalot » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:05 pm

I can't find the progress pics for this. Something about changing phones and computers multiple times in 12 months.

A cabinet I built using the face frames from damages over fridge cabinets. I pitched the back boxes and built my own.
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The cabinet was offset to allow for entertainment.
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A gear loft is a very handy thing.
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