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Old 05-14-2007, 09:48 AM   #57
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Here are more pictures of my resto mod of Bedroll.
This first one is the other floor sections cut out on the second lamination layer.

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This is the third lamination for the floor.

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These pictures show the Propane tank, Battery mount and tongue jack I have installed.

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Notice that the jack is inside the frame and swings under the battery case. I did this so any off road obsticles would not catch the jack and rip it off.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:45 AM   #58
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Well the bedroll is rolling. I took it on an outing this month. It is not finished but usable. Here are a fiew pictures showing my progress to date.
the first pictures show the floor pieces being laminated.

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Old 08-28-2007, 09:46 AM   #59
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:47 AM   #60
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This picture shows the completed floor and an aluminum shield I installed to prevent deterioration from the exposed floor under the trailer.
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:51 AM   #61
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this is the old floor I removed.
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Old 08-28-2007, 01:22 PM   #62
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Here are more pictures. The first picture shows the the new floating pergo wood floor. The other pictures show the framing system I used. I used aluminum for all support framing and bolted it to the body mounting locations using stainless steel bolts and stainless nyloc nuts. Note also that the roof support beam along each side of the top opening are tapered at the ends to follow the slope in the front roof. Also the single support from the floor to roof on each side which replaces the cabinetry previously running from the door along each side to a mid point on the roof. The new location cantalivered the top rail to allow for the new bed size, yet supports the roof.
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:49 PM   #63
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More pictures.

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Old 08-28-2007, 04:59 PM   #64
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This is the window air conditioner I installed by removing the center section of the front window. This is a temporary installation while I was working on the inside of the trailer in the hot desert weather. I will still use this location for my removable A/C but plan to upgrade the installation to make it easier to install and remove.


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Old 08-31-2007, 05:55 PM   #65
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here is the inside showing the seating and new bed arrangement.
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Old 08-31-2007, 05:57 PM   #66
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:07 PM   #67
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Here are a couple of pictures I took on my first roadtrip after getting back together and roadworthy.

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Purty classy Darrell.

This is will surely become "one-of-the-best" if not "Theee Best" Compact II out there.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:07 PM   #69
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Thank you Loren.
I am trying to make it as user friendly as I can but still be durable enough for my off road plans.

I just finished a new curtain system that is a lot cleaner than the original. I didn't want to put holes in the fiberglass so I used four aluminum saw guide units and mounted them to the window frames using the window mounting screws. I then used wire and turnbuckle to hold the curtains tight against the aluminum. Instead of screwing the wire to the mounts I crimped a electrical connector to each end of the wire and then bent the connector so the it would clamp onto the edge of the aluminum mount and tighten up with the small turnbuckle. It is easily removed by loosening the turnbuckleand and sliding off the frame. I will have pictures soon.

I am now working on my 12 volt and 110 volt electrical and lighting. I gave the lighting a lot of thought and finally settled on keeping a modular theme by useing a track light system. I will use a dual electric track that will allow me to have both 12 and 110 volt fixtures in the track. I am also using electrical outlets on the track so other 12 or 110 volt fixtures or appliances can be plugged into the lighting track. I should be able to post some pictures this weekend.

Thanks to everyone on the forum for all your great ideas and encouragement.
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Here are the pictures of the track lighting. I took some of the curtain mounts but my flash didn't take so they are dark. I will retake them and post them later. As you see the track lighting is mounted over the front curtain area. The lights I bought didn't have a off switch so I put one on them to be able to control the lights when in bed.

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These show the lights over the galley area and the closet area. Note the track extends over the seating/bed area so that area will be lighted.

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