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Old 03-26-2012, 10:18 PM   #15
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Robert, yet another amazing job!!! I know if I was the customer I would be thrilled with what you have done.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:21 PM   #16
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Amazing job. I'd love to see a before photo to see where it came from.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:20 PM   #17
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What did you use to get that amazing ground clearence? I have an older scamp and the one thing I regret is not having the ground clearence to get back into some of my favorite camping spots.

Love the inside, a work of art I really admire, but am betting wife would not let me inside if ours was as nice as that.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:19 AM   #18
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Robert, can you tell me the model number for these side windows that open like the originals? do you know how much these cost?

thanks for your time,
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Old 03-27-2012, 09:34 AM   #19
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Again, many thanks for all the kind words...

"Idiotsniff": The torque-style windows are identified as 4801, and cost about $270.00.

"RogerDat": The frame is new, and was built with the axle 3" lower the usual. The TorFlex axle spindle has a 22 down angle. The wheels are 16", and the oversized tires required custom wheel wells to be built.

"GerryL": Here are a few "before" shots.

"Camilla": I am now a dealer for Dometic/SMEV products, including this combo cooktop/sink.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:47 AM   #20
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Amazing work Robert. You have a talent that I wish I had ;(. I live in Canada and have a 1973 Boler. I would love to take out the old fiberglass cabinet and put in a nice custom built one. My question is, our canines is riveted in, so how would I fasten in a new cupboard? Don't really want to rivet.
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Old 03-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #21
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Hey do you have plans that a person can buy from you?
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:53 PM   #22
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Thanks for showing that. Having done a couple of whatI would call "restomods" on vehicles some years ago, I always found it neat to look at before and after photos and I can understand the amount of work involved. I'm curious, did you log the man-hours involved in a job like that? I always wish I did.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #23
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thanks for the model number on those windows robert,
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:40 AM   #24
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Beautiful Interior!! Can I ask about your lighting? Are the pot lights and small reading lights 12v?
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:39 AM   #25
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Ann: Yes, your cabinets can be removed and your rivet holes filled. I use an automotive-grade epoxy adhesive to glue wood "anchor" blocks to key areas of my shell. To these (and the floor) I attach my cabinets. Sorry, all of my work is custom. No "plans" per se to share.

GerryL: Of course I keep track of my hours, given that I typically build these projects for other folks and bill for my time.

Bomni: Yes, all lighting is 12V. In fact, I try to keep all electrical items in the cabin on 12V power.
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:54 AM   #26
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Robert, great remodel. Very clean and functional, with beautiful wood work. Nice job. I like the curtain rod in back
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Old 03-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #27
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I've been privledged to seeing Robert's work firsthand at a couple of gatherings in Oregon. He and DannyH... both, have done wonderful, wonderful work... I'm LUSTING for that curtain rod!..... NO RIVETS to hang curtains... gotta love that
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #28
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I love it! Where did the neato cooktop come from? Wish you were closer to me and I was rich!
Camilla, Thats a SMEV stovetop/sink combo, but I think they are owned by Dometic now. You can get them sometimes on ebay, and also by searching for smev cooktop. They're not cheap.

So, Robert Johans, Lets pretend that some lovely jillionaire lady has a Uhaul in need of some customization (see the 'if I won the lottery' posting ). What is the usual timeframe for one of your creations? btw she tips very well....
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