my truck camper

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Re: my truck camper

Postby bdosborn » Wed May 30, 2018 7:27 pm

This shaping up to be a really nice camper. I can tell you've thought about the layout a lot. Well done. :thumbsup:

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Re: my truck camper

Postby Philip » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:21 am

bdosborn wrote:This shaping up to be a really nice camper. I can tell you've thought about the layout a lot. Well done. :thumbsup:

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Oh you have no idea the amount of hours I spent reading on this website. Before I even picked up a pen. I went threw many different designs in a 6 month period before I settled on this design. Then trying to fit what we need into the little space I have. The design is just as big of challenge as the building part is.
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Re: my truck camper

Postby Philip » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:07 pm

Time for another update. The last post I was ready to pull the top off and sheet the inside with plywood. Here are two pic's of the sheeting work. At the point when these pic's were taken the inside was ready for glass and resin. The green strips is the epoxy fairing compound I used on the warped side walls. Rather than try and buildup the corners with regular epoxy and thickners. It was faster to use the fairing compound. One pass and done.

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These next two pic's show the inside with all painting done. I forgot to get pic's of the glass work I did. I have cut the exhaust fan opening on the inside of the top. I'll cut the outside after the top has all the glass work is done.

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Now for a few other pic's of other things I was doing while glass or paint work was drying. These two pic's are two of the slide outs with the pans installed. I have the other two pans. I haven't got them drilled for mounting yet. The slide outs have not been mounted in yet. I'll do that after the body is painted. I don't want to gum up new slides with sanding dust.

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I also have the main body in full primer now. I'll be sanding it out while I am sanding the outside of the top. When both are done I'll do all the outside paint on both parts. It now looks like an odd sized refrigerator setting there. :lol:

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I have also painted the bed area. I put the second coat on it today. I didn't get a pic of it yet. I'll get one the next time I take the camera out there.
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Re: my truck camper

Postby Philip » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:05 pm

Here is a pic of the finished bed area.

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I ran into problems with my epoxy in the high temps we had here early last week. So I didn't get the top finished off. I did get all the primer sanded on the main body. Today I painted the main body.

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Now for the members that wondered why I went a long time without posting while I was doing the body work. The work on that warped side wall was something you couldn't get good pic's to show progress. Here are two pic's showing the finished slanted walls. The first pic is the drivers side wall. That one had very little work. The second pic is the passenger side slanted wall. That one had a lot of work that wouldn't have showed till paint was applied.

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Just a note here. Do not use Sherwin Williams micro fiber rollers on dark colors of paint. The one I used today left roller lint on all panels I painted today. The paint I used said to use 1/4" nap roller. I couldn't find any local. I found a 3/16" nap roller that was micro fiber. So I gave it a try. Wish I hadn't.

BTW I turned the camper into a large heat sink now. :lol:
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Re: my truck camper

Postby Philip » Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:53 pm

Time for a update due to the amount of work I have done so far this week.

On Monday and some of Tuesday I installed the storage bay doors and the seal for the top.

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Then I moved into wiring work. The rest of Tuesady and all of yesterday. I was doing wiring and lights in the lower bay area. All four lights for the bays are done. Wiring just needs terminated at the fuse panel. which was not mounted at that time. I also installed a USB plug and a cig lighter plug for the cooler. Here are a few pic's on that wiring. First pic is passenger side switch and USB plug.

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This pic is the light strip for the drivers side bay and some of the wring for the right side.

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This pic shows the passenger side cooler bay LED strip and switch. The driver side bay is the same setup.

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Today I was working on mounting the solar controller and the fuse block. The first pic shows it in the stored position.

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This pic shows the controller and fuse block swung out into a workable position. Wasn't even going to make that setup stationary in that small area.

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I also started running the wiring into the cabin. Didn't take any pic's being a work in progress. Its a mess right now. Next update will show finished wiring.
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