Alaskan Benroy

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Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:55 pm

Finished the drawers with urethane spar varnish. Eager for it to dry so I can see the finished product installed. I hope to take the "AK Benroy" to the DMV this week and get it titled. WooHoo!
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:41 am

looks great man nice job!
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Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:01 pm

Installed cabinetry.
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:18 pm

Looks great man...any reason why the middle bottom has the door knob off to the side?

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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:06 am

[quote="hartk1213"]Looks great man...any reason why the middle bottom has the door knob off to the side?

Great question. You are very observant. It is a door that swings open, and not a drawer. Bryan
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby hartk1213 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:38 am

ratrod71 wrote:
hartk1213 wrote:Looks great man...any reason why the middle bottom has the door knob off to the side?

Great question. You are very observant. It is a door that swings open, and not a drawer. Bryan

Oh ok cool looks great man..I just built my hatch today and I am getting close to skinning it...just need to order the skin lol

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Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:08 pm

It is official. The State of Alaska has issued a VIN, and formally recognized the Alaskan Benroy as a legal legitimate camper. Just got the personalized plate in the mail today. :D
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby KCStudly » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:11 pm

AWESOME!!! :applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby alaska teardrop » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:47 am

Congratulations Bryan :beer: Go camping :thumbsup:
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:46 am

KCStudly wrote:AWESOME!!! :applause: :applause: :applause: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Thank you!
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:47 am

alaska teardrop wrote:Congratulations Bryan :beer: Go camping :thumbsup:


Thanks. Eager to get it into the wilderness.
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Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:47 pm

Just received the three magazines that are credited with starting the Teardrop phenomenon. Each magazine has plans. Took me a bit of patience, but finally got all three. March/April 1939 Popular Homecraft, September 1947 Mechanix Illustrated, and February 1940 Popular Mechanics.
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby noseoil » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:23 am

Congrats & beautiful job on the build! Looks like it went together well, the fit & finish is outstanding.

Any plans for a 3rd brake light at this point? With the tail lights tucked in like that, it might be a good idea to have one at the top above the hinge or on the hatch......
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby ratrod71 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:33 pm

noseoil wrote:Congrats & beautiful job on the build! Looks like it went together well, the fit & finish is outstanding.

Any plans for a 3rd brake light at this point? With the tail lights tucked in like that, it might be a good idea to have one at the top above the hinge or on the hatch......


Thanks for the kind praise! I don't have plans for a 3rd brake light at this point. All my wiring is all enclosed in the roof void. In retrospect it would have been a great idea. Bryan
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Re: Alaskan Benroy

Postby SCwood » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:39 pm

Very nice! :thumbsup: Just read through your build and I may have to steal an idea or two like the fender welting and curtain rods. Hope you don't mind. The wife loves curtains...
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