Australian Retro Rambler

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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:38 pm

Shelf in. Wiring done and insulation installed! Almost time for the roof....
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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:01 am

Roof 1/2 on before I ran out of day...Image

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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:24 pm

Here is a trick that proved invaluable. I put some masking tape on the outside so I could mark where each spar is. Then I ran a string line on the centre of each to ensure the screws hit a spar.ImageImage

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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:51 pm

And here is it working...
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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:21 pm

After removing the straps I noticed a little bit of veneer cracking right at the end of the bend on one side. I hope a sand a a few more coats of varnish will sort that out.
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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:22 am

Also got the hatch cut outImage

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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:57 pm

Progress this weekend includes
Stoneguard layer on the front, hood for where the electrical wiring emerges, and the overhang on the roof trimmed with the router.
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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:07 am

Wiring hood
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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:11 am

Trailer attachment legs made from recycled motorcycle shipping crate. I cut sheet metal and bent over the wood. The 45 deg bevel will help to slide down the edge of the trailer if it is not quite possitioned perfectly.

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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:13 am

The trim bit was a bit too close and took some varnish off. A reapplication looks good in most spots. Some will need more coats.
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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:29 am

Today I installed the vent and added a strip of ply down the centre line to seal the butt join between the roof sheets. A cove bit on the end made it fit nicely over the rounded edge of the stone guard board.
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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:49 am

Another coat of stain...
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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:17 am

It has been a challenge lately to find time to "make sawdust" but I finally started framing up the kitchen area tonight. It was pretty slow because I don't like using power tools at night so I was doing rip cuts with a hand saw!
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I have also completed my trailer attachment legs that will let me unbolt from the trailer and reattach easily. The piece of plywood with the T nuts has been glued on the inside of the rail so I don't need a socket or spanner behind

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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:54 pm

Well the bulkhead and bench are in. On to the fridge slideImageImageImageImageImage

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Re: Australian Retro Rambler

Postby edgeau » Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:08 am

Well the fridge slide worked fine but there was a measurement problem. I forgot it has a gas fitting sticking out the back! Doh! So there is now a cut out in the bulkhead to accommodate it. I'll construct a little box to seal it off from the interior after I finish the hatch.
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