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Old 08-08-2014, 12:39 PM   #15
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A real word of caution Cody. You are removing all the structural supports. You will need to replace them or the roof and walls will sag considerably. Please take a look at my blog for some details "Click Here" Proud Canadian With what you have removed so far I would definitly be installing some temporary supports, you can see what I used in the blog. It is also important to maintain the correct shape so the door fits when you put it back together.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:19 PM   #16
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Well looks like you are off to the races! Nice thing about a project in rough shape, hard to mess it up if it is already a mess.

Loved seeing the pictures.

Working at 100* F is pretty dedicated (or crazy) but hey if it works for you I bet you will remember the experience that's for sure.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:03 PM   #17
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There hasnt been much support inside this egg for some time, if you look close at the pics of the upper cabinet above the support the fiberglass has broken upwards, The lower section of the closet has also buckled and broken and the section of the kitchen counter buckled around the couch module. The Drivers rear corner has separated from the shell, I can only speculate how long ago. The PO was still using it in this condition evidently. They scabbed some steel on it and kept on their merry way. The door is far from closing these days but Im not too worried about the the rest until I get the floor situation under control.
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:14 PM   #18
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The frame is not in stellar shape and will be addressed as well.


Not the most ideal situation but it is holding the rear of the shell up quite well


A larger portion of the floor removed


Some axle modifications done by PO a 1.5" lift block... on the drivers side to make the egg appear level

With the shell leveled out this is the Pass side

And the drivers side
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:36 PM   #19
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Coty one of the advantages to removing the ensolite which I did on my love bug is it will give you the option to remove all the exterior rivets and you can fiberglass all your cabinetry directly to the walls . Carefully plan everything in advance where you would like supporting systems including curtain rods , extra shelving before you recover the walls. One of the things I did in the love bug which made the interior seem much more roomier was to shorten the closet and kitchen by 6 inches and increase the bed size by that amount .you now have the options to make it your way as you have a clean slate to work with
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:58 PM   #20
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Im not sure if glassing the cabinets in permanently is something I'm into. I am thinking the only real mod to the internals I am going to be doing is the addition of a front dinette. As our family is currently just the 2 of us, it makes the most sense. We can leave the rear dinette in bed form while camping. I also intend of adding all LED lighting, a new stove and sink and installing a fridge, and possibly a few other tweaks as i see fit.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:02 PM   #21
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Im not sure if glassing the cabinets in permanently is something I'm into
Usually when people say this, they mean only tabbing in (with fiberglass) some wood supports that the cabinets can be screwed into, rather than having to be attached through the outer shell. Basically the equivalent of how the dinette benches and front bunk are attached.
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Old 08-11-2014, 01:05 AM   #22
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ahh that makes sense haha, still might be more work than I am into doing
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:03 PM   #23
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Some progress has been made this week
Pieced together the floor chunks and used as a template


Cutting out the main shape

So glad I bought a jigsaw...

Test fit

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Old 08-28-2014, 09:12 PM   #24
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Now to tackle the old tabbing


Cleaned up with a flapper wheel on the angle grinder


Floor laid in, I might be slightly off on my measurements ...

But the fit isnt too bad overall
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:52 PM   #25
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Hey, how is your project coming along?
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Old 03-29-2015, 01:37 AM   #26
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Still waiting on the weather so I can finish off the floor, then the shell can come off the frame. I ordered a new Atwood everest furnace so will have some heat for the chillier nights.
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Old 03-29-2015, 12:50 PM   #27
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Sounds good. It will be great to see you bring it all to life.
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