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Old 01-13-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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New but not so new, Been watching and reading for over a year now and finally had to jump in and say Hello and congratulate all of you who contribute to making this one of the best sites on the net. The information is invaluable and the feedback, suggestions and participation from people on topics is great.... Although we've been campers for years our current project is our first molded glass unit, and have had nothing but great fun so far, reading, learning, and building.... just can't wait to actually sleep in it... Keep up the good work everyone, and Hello once again.....

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:23 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome. Is your unit a home built molded fiberglass? It looks pretty nice to me. Maybe post a little more info on it.
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:07 PM   #3
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welcome to the site.. and lets see some more pics of your camper
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Old 01-13-2008, 06:24 PM   #4
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our current project is our first [b]molded glass unit, and have had nothing but great fun so far, reading, learning, and building....
Welcome! That is a very interesting design. I see you chose a classic "Canned Ham" shape. The fender/running board is a nice touch. I think retro '50s upholstery would be ideal.

I see by your avitar that you have more progress. We'd really love to see more pictures.

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[b]RV Type: not named yet, ideas would be great.!
A name... "Memories" ?
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:26 PM   #5
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Welcome Ian, that is retro cool. Is it of your own design/making or from a kit (don't want to offend you, honest!)

Looks like we're going to have lots of questions for you, please feel free to post pictures
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Old 01-13-2008, 07:51 PM   #6
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Hello from one newbie to another (we'll I guess you're really not a newbie). Cool camper, pics would be great.

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Old 01-14-2008, 02:12 PM   #7
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Hi form Alberta Ian

Pictures! We want pictures!!
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Old 01-14-2008, 05:01 PM   #8
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Welcome Ian from just over the 'rise' LOL!!!!
Your project looks very interesting, got more pix???
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Old 01-14-2008, 08:37 PM   #9
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Although I can't take credit for the exterior design, This is the first cast and only so far out of the mold and has become my second wife/life.... It is not a reproduction or copy of anykind, It is custom, although I'm sure it resembles a few different kinds.... This one is being done to compliment my truck.
I will do a post when I get more time and become closer to completion.
Thanks for the comments.
Would love some feedback, from what you can see so far......


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Old 01-17-2008, 07:34 AM   #10
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So, Ian... I don't think we've had any of our members actually build a mold and produce a one-off custom molded fiberglass trailer here! Do you have photos of the process, and perhaps a description of what kind of effort it takes for an individual to do this? How did you acquire the skills to do it? I don't think most of us have ANY idea what you've chosen to undertake!

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Old 01-17-2008, 02:53 PM   #11
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I am simply awestruck.

I applaud your ability to create what you desire when no existing item fills your needs.

Truly a marvelous creation. Even if you leave it as a hollow shell it would be magnificent.

Bravo.
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[quote]Would love some feedback, from what you can see so far......

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all i can say is WOW... keep up the great work and keep the photos of your progress coming
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