First build begun down under

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Re: First build begun down under

Postby Staryder61 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:23 am

Keep up the great work, :thumbsup: We are watching.. ;)
Pictures and detail are a big help to all of us..
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby k1w1campa » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:35 pm

Some more progress today, got the hatch latches on and started skinning inside and out, about half doneImage
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And started laying out some wiring
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby ojgrsoi » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:41 am

Nice. I love those tail lights. :thumbsup:
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby k1w1campa » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:38 pm

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Interior panels done, insulation in place, wiring connected at switch panel
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Waiting for cabin lights to arrive before finishing the exterior skin


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Re: First build begun down under

Postby k1w1campa » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:04 pm

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Interior leds fitted
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Despite horrible weather managed to get last of skin on
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Just have to get a roof vent now


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Re: First build begun down under

Postby OP827 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:05 pm

I like your bubble door windows, did you make them yourself, how?
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby k1w1campa » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:47 pm

OP827 wrote:I like your bubble door windows, did you make them yourself, how?

They are the glass lids from old electric frypans I picked up from a Salvation Army thrift store for $2 dollars(for both) removed the handles and filled the holes with Kristal kleer epoxy resin (it aint clear too many air bubbles)I rebated them into the door with sealant and fitted the ply ring over the top so they will never move.
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby Staryder61 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:51 pm

k1, very clever :thumbsup: on making the windows using the lids.. I like them.. and re-purposing something like that is great..
Are you going to have any windows that will open for ventilation?
Some on here have made Wiley Windows, that seem easy to make.. Not sure where I saw the post on here, maybe someone else will read this and help out with where to find the post..
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby Staryder61 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:58 pm

k1, I looked back through some builds I've been following and found a build on the Wiley Windows..
Flatworm did and excellent job making his and his post can be found here:
http://www.tnttt.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=67008&p=1226601&hilit=wiley+windows#p1226601
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby k1w1campa » Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:12 pm

I’m putting a caravan vent in the roof and I’ve repurposed some cpu fans to provide air circulation within the cabin drawing air from outside.
I’ve started to get the outside sealed up. I’ve double lapped the joint between walls and roof and now I’m applying a water proof sealer before undercoating. Sides will be varnished with a light oak stain
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby k1w1campa » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:05 pm

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Two coats of sealer on
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Messing round with kitchen cupboards and gas bottle location


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Re: First build begun down under

Postby Staryder61 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm

You're getting it done k1, You'll be camping before you know it.
When is the best camping season in New Zealand? I'm not familiar with anything there..
Here, our family usually waits til it gets cooler, starting end of August.. We don't enjoy it much when it's 98 degrees or hotter out..
maybe if we went somewhere it was cooler to camp, it would be ok.. :) Which is one reason to build a small camper, get out and do more..
I've noticed the wire spoke wheel in the back ground of the one picture.. what are they off from? Have 3 or 4 of those laying around here in an old storage shed.. not sure what the ones here are off from..
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby k1w1campa » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:16 am

best camping time in NZ would be from november through to april which for us is late spring, summer, and early autumn. Our summers can get hot (up to 1oo*f) but not often. We tend to sit around 25 - 35*c (75-95*f) so good camping temps.
the wire wheels are just some wall hangers I got in a deal, don't know what they're off, probably early Ford, or if I'll ever use them.
PS your build looks awesome :thumbsup:
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby k1w1campa » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:26 am

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i was thinking of adding one or both of these images(one each side) as a relief on the side of the camper just behind the wheel, no colour or detail just a cut out of shape and stained the same as the sides, your feedback would be helpful. :thumbsup: or :thumbdown:
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Re: First build begun down under

Postby Staryder61 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:28 am

Thank you for the :thumbsup: on my build..

k1w1campa wrote:i was thinking of adding one or both of these images(one each side) as a relief on the side of the camper just behind the wheel, no colour or detail just a cut out of shape and stained the same as the sides, your feedback would be helpful. :thumbsup: or :thumbdown:


:thumbsup: on one or both.. I specially like the kiwi, knowing now that it's the National Symbol of New Zealand.. had to look it up.. :)
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