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Bluebird

Postby Don L. » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:43 pm

Here is the present state of my camper, still painting it.
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Re: Bluebird

Postby dales133 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:45 pm

Looking good. Cool paint job
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Re: Bluebird

Postby Don L. » Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:51 pm

Here is what I bought back in January this year;
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Re: Bluebird

Postby Spotman » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:00 pm

Wow, what a transformation!

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Re: Bluebird

Postby Spotman » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:00 pm

What part of VA.?
Never mind, just saw Richmond. :? :?

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Re: Bluebird

Postby Don L. » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:18 pm

Thanks guys!

More pics, chassis is painted and the drop floor started. I cut out one cross member of the frame and figure that 3/4" treated plywood glued and screwed to the under side of the frame would give it back some of the loss in strength.
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Re: Bluebird

Postby Don L. » Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:53 pm

This is how the floor was attached and pieced together. After the walls were up I checked to see if I could get the tires off, NO, so I ended up cutting away most of the wood rail that goes along the outside part of the wheel wells. :?
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Re: Bluebird

Postby Don L. » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:25 pm

Back in March and April we had some really good weather so I avoided work and assembled the walls and got things going.
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Re: Bluebird

Postby Don L. » Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:31 pm

When the first sides went up it was windy so I used the foam cut offs as braces for the sides. I fastened the back wall to the sides with 4" screw with washers on them, which pulled it tight until the G-glue dried, then I took out the screws for re-use.
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Re: Bluebird

Postby ileanp » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:53 pm

Don L. wrote:Here is the present state of my camper, still painting it.
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Re: Bluebird

Postby ileanp » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:54 pm

Don L. wrote:Here is the present state of my camper, still painting it.
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Re: Bluebird

Postby ileanp » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:54 pm

Very creative
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Re: Bluebird

Postby lthomas987 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 11:36 pm

It is lovely. How tall? Long? Wide?


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Re: Bluebird

Postby GPW » Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:41 am

WOW!!! Super Job Don , and in the best Foamie tradition ... !!! :thumbsup: 8) :applause:
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Re: Bluebird

Postby daveesl77 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:13 am

Your camper is WONDERFUL! Want to see more pics!

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