Just one picture of the progress so far:

cierrecart

Member
Apr 18, 2008
62
This is just one of the rear end until I pull the PUP out again and take some pictures of the other work I've done in the last 2 weeks.

Here's a list:
Replaced or repainted and resealed all of the outside fixtures.
Replaced all the light lenses.
Replaced rear license plate light.
Repainted all light base bezels.
Added spare tire cover.
Repainted entire frame and tongue with black truck bed coating.
Repainted wheels (including spare)
Replaced safety chains with self coiling cables.
Added hitch lock
Replaced broken sink drain.
Rebuilt pump faucet so it works.


I'm waiting for this stuff the mail to add to the list:

14"x8' piece of diamond plate to put on lower front area to cover a dent in one corner and add future protection.

Replacement stabilizer jack for rear left where the previous owner ripped then old one off.

Anyways, maiden voyage this weekend to work out the kinks and everything before our two long trips this summer.

<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/undertheradar/DSC_0235-1.jpg" border=0>
 

Gbrown

Member
Apr 7, 2008
13
Wow, you have been busy.
Love the tire cover, can't wait to see more pictures!

'07 Coachmen Clipper 106ST
Days camped in '08 - 3
 

bobcap

Member
Feb 15, 2008
11
Wow - Your camper looks like what mine is only dreaming of looking like. Can you let me know where you're getting diamond plate? That's a great idea.

b

Edited by - bobcap on May 12 2008 17:31:23
 

Yellowkayak

Popups.....when sleeping on the ground gets to you
Mar 13, 2007
2,198
The diamond plate came standard on our 2007 Fleetwood Niagra, and I'm glad it did. We hit a big board and it went flying right into the diamond plate on the front and dented it. It would have poke a hole in the skin if it wasn't there. So diamond plate is worth every penny you pay for it.

JJ

Wichita Falls, TX
USAF Retired
 

ifixphns

Member
Nov 30, 2007
49
Lookin charp! Now, <i>WHERE</i> did you get the tire cover!

<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">'07 Tacoma "COOP"
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">'95 Coleman Montauk
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper">Jeff
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_kisses.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Kisses">Sandra
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_hotdog.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Hot Dog">Hildy - Mini Dachs
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Clown">Duke - Brittany Spaniel
Days Camped '08: 2
 

christate1970

Active Member
Sep 9, 2006
266
Seeing your licence plate frame makes me miss Long Beach. I moved to Seattle from there a few years ago. I lived @ 8th and Temple. The neighborhood was good and the ghetto bird wasnt to loud.

2005 Kia Sorento
1980 Coleman
 

John L

Active Member
Aug 15, 2006
520
Vermont
You do very nice work, it looks great!

John & Kitty (Empty Nesters)<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_camping.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Camping">
'02 Coleman Cottonwood <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">

http://community.webshots.com/user/VTWoody
'97 Silverado X-Cab Stepside <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">
 

mostlyok

We're Mostly OK!
Jun 5, 2005
1,095
Sarasota, Florida
Great job!

Heidi & Paul http://community.webshots.com/user/mostlyok

'04 Fleetwood Niagara <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">
'94 Starcraft Space Flyer (for sale) <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_sad.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Sad">
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_jeep.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Jeep"> '05 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
If its got zippers and Velcro it's got to be fun!
 

cierrecart

Member
Apr 18, 2008
62
The diamond plate I got from a link I saw here: cutsmetal.net.

All installed:
<img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v76/undertheradar/DSC_0241.jpg" border=0>
The spare tire cover was a .99 ebay purchase. :D
 

jkrale

Member
Apr 6, 2008
44
How is the diamond plate attached? Did you have access to the interior to install backing for screws/bolts?

Jim & Trish
DD1 - '00
DD2 - '02
DS - '05
PUP - '98 Coleman/Fleetwood Mesa
TV - '03 Grand Caravan
Nights Booked '08: 16 (So far!)
 

cierrecart

Member
Apr 18, 2008
62
Nope, I just used #10x1" stainless oval head screws. Didn't even have to pre-drill the holes. I am going to add a bead of clear silicone caulk to the edges, and a dab on the screw heads though.
 

kmh1596

Wilbraham, MA
Aug 20, 2007
5,362
Western MA
VERY nice work! Did cutsmetal bend the diamondplate too, or did you use separate pieces, or bend it yourself? How much did the DP cost? Very nice work, impressive! I look forward to seeing more pics of the progress!

*Kevin*
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2004 Rockwood 1940 LTD, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 96 Cherokee 2dr 5spd, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_canoe.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Canoe"> ~16' Old Town Canoe
Nights Booked 08: 23, Camped so far: 7
 

cierrecart

Member
Apr 18, 2008
62
nah, I just ordered the 14"x8' length and trimmed it to length, then measured where the bend would be and drew a line. Then I laid it on the edge of my deck and had the kids stand on the top section. Then I just gently bent it over the edge till it looked about right. Then when I screwed it in everything snugged up nicely.



I think it was about $50 shipped. Which was well worth it considering it covered up the dent perfectly. :)
 

kmh1596

Wilbraham, MA
Aug 20, 2007
5,362
Western MA
Wow, pretty simple way to bend it properly, and it came out perfect! Thanks for sharing, this is DEFINITELY a mod I'll be doing at some point in the future! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">

*Kevin*
<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2004 Rockwood 1940 LTD, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 96 Cherokee 2dr 5spd, <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_canoe.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Canoe"> ~16' Old Town Canoe
Nights Booked 08: 23, Camped so far: 7
 

cierrecart

Member
Apr 18, 2008
62
Yeah, I'm actually thinking of doing the 6" brown strip on the very bottom all the way around. It's the only area where the paint is showing its age, and this is a fairly cheap and REALLY easy way to cover it up.
 

cierrecart

Member
Apr 18, 2008
62
Sweet, today I got the replacement vent put in, the new coiled safety cables, and the replacement Atwood stabilizer installed.

Tomorrow I need to get a new propane tank and once that system is tested, it's time to go. :)
 




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