Finally starting my build

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by Thom, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. rob2218

    rob2218 New Member

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    you may think it pales to them.....but it's an amazing build....really. Job well done!
    You should go into business building/renovating these PUPs.
     
  2. fmbhappycamper

    fmbhappycamper PuP Power

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    I would order one [8D]
     
  3. JNevill325

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    Very Awesome build. I got some great ideas from here.
     
  4. Thom

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    So I had to strip it out and get a dry weight on it today (part of the moving process). Completely dry weight with only the battery left in it: 1520lbs.

    How'd I do? I was worried it would be much heavier.
     
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    Wow. That's pretty light. That's a little more than half my pup.
     
  6. zjrog

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    Probably not much more than it was stock. Very cool! Good luck packing it for the move, maybe you could fit a couple of buddies in for the moving weight?
     
  7. rob2218

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    OK.....I'll admit...I'm totally fascinated and enthralled by this build.
    that tin roof is beautiful.
    the black body....it's all a work of art and I'm an architect so I feel I have a good eye for art.....and this my friend is beautiful!

    So...I need more pictures.
    inside, full outside, pup open, details....etc.....it's an amazing PUP.
    Again..reminds me of those Aussie pups.....kinda like a "Hummer-Pup" if you will.
     
  8. Thom

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    thanks again for the compliments. There some pics earlier in the thread of it opened up with with old roof. The new roof is just studs and I'm towing it that way. The canvas isn't svn in it. The roof will also get painted with tan roll on berliner (Monstaliner just like the lower portion). I'm hopeful it will turn out OK.
     
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    Awesome build. I spent the morning reading the whole thread. (slow day the last day of the school year.)
     
  10. draconian

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    Hmm I live in utah, maybe I tow my pup down to you and pay you to help me rebuild the roof and do some other stuff ;)

    Great build I really like how it turned out.
     
  11. Thom

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    Well, I moved to CO! The camper was towed behind the Tahoe and it did great. 1400+ miles and no issues. I only got one poser pic near the top of Cochetopa pass.

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  12. Thom

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    Well, I finally finished it! I disassembled the roof rack, cleaned it, primed it, and painted it with tan Monstaliner.

    After that cured, I flipped it and built the interior of the roof.

    I cut and laid out insulation.

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    Then I put wood sheeting down. I painted it a tannish gray color (Or maybe grayish tan). I wired in my LED ceiling lights. And I wired in my exterior flood lights.

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    It took some work to get the roof vent opening right and trimmed out correctly, but I'm happy with it. (ignore the weird pattern on the old nasty blanket I had underneath it to prevent scratches)

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    Trimmed it all out and installed it back on the base. Then installed the roof vent and roof racks.

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    Thanks for looking. First trip is tonight!
     
  13. PhillyTitan

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    Your beast keeps improving!
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    What thickness did you get your aluminum and on your corners did you just butt them together or did you fold 1 over the other
     
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    Nicely done. Definitely inspired me to continue on my reconstruction. I have the same issue. I found all four corners have serious rot though I'll be referring to the original construction for dimensions. Most of the hardware is there in good shape.
     
  17. Thom

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    Don't remember the exact thickness. Thinner and more flexible is better. Each panel has a 1/2" fold so there is some overlap when they were put on the camper
     
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    Thanks for the info. When you folded the corners over did you put any kind of gasket in between the fold or just on the trim over the corners
     
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    Wow! This is very inspirational. I am just starting my project and will not be starting over like you did. I may copy some of your ideas though! Thanks for the thorough documentation!
     
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    Nice work. What did you use to attached the aluminum to the sides/roof/etc...?
     

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