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Old 11-21-2014, 10:39 PM   #101
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Can't wait to see the rest of this project!!
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:45 AM   #102
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Well. Mother Nature isn't cooperating today. Had hoped to finish cornice today and get it decked and dried in. Not happening with the rain. I put some thermoply on the roof and covered it with poly to keep the inside as dry as possible. I've got the exterior thermoply on and about half corniced. Once i get it dried in, hopefully over the long weekend coming up, i just need to get the inside wired and tested (i've got to find a helper for that as i am electrically challenged), insulated, cover the walls, install shelving, stain, install some flooring, install electric fixtures, skin it, ... Jeez - i've still got a lot to do. Oh yeah, and hope it rolls.
Oh well, it's fun.
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Old 11-22-2014, 08:59 AM   #103
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The crack dealer gets no days off ! You get me hooked and then I can't find you !!

Awesome project man.

Junkies. Geez.
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Old 11-22-2014, 09:29 PM   #104
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Starting on mine in January
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:10 AM   #105
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ok ok ok moving right along !!!!
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:01 PM   #106
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]After a long holiday weekend i finally made some tangible progress. Finished exterior trim (mostly), got it decked, and covered with felt and plastic. I'm not going to shingle until i get to the lease. It's not hot enough for the shingles to seal, i don't want to leave a trail of shingles up Hwy. 287, and it will help with transport weight.

With the guidance of a couple of church friends, and YouTube, i got the electricity installed and checked out. I've got a front door light, two double floods at the rear for late night cleaning / socializing, two ceiling lights, each sleeping area (2) has a reading light and wall mount oscillating fan, power for window unit a/c or space heater, and outlets for mini-fridge, microwave, 2 burner cooktop, and a few spare outlets for radio, chargers, etc. I've got plenty of power. I was pretty happy that everything works just as intended the first time through. Will put all appliances in for awhile next weekend and run under a "full load" to see how it all performs before i begin to cover everything up. Will also make a test run off generator to see how that works. You can see what will be the skin on one of the pictures of the rear. The corrugated tin is pretty easy to install, lightweight, and relatively maintenance free. After double checking all electrical systems, the next step is to insulate and cover interior walls. Good times.Name:  DSCF0566.jpg
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:05 PM   #107
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Electrical stuff, from all manner of angles ~
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:09 PM   #108
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Electric stuff operational
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:19 PM   #109
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Reading lights only. BTW - all the interior lights are keyless fixtures. Simpler is better for me.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:52 PM   #110
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Wow! Awesome work.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:59 PM   #111
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Lots of hard work paying off. Looking good.
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Old 11-30-2014, 07:53 PM   #112
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:56 AM   #113
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Great job!!

I am no electrician but why only a 15amp plug providing power and not a 30amp? I would think a 30amp would help when trying to power a space heater, microwave, and coffee pot. I know mine will pop a breaker every once in a while when trying to run all of those at the same time.

You can always use the step down plug adapter if you only have 15amp service but some day you might be on a lease with power and/or a 30amp generator.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:27 PM   #114
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Well, being as i know next to nothing about wiring - I consulted a couple of folks whose opinion and knowledge i trust. They both said the setup i have should be plenty adequate. But, the points you bring up are precisely why i'm going to load it with power in two weekends (going hunting this coming weekend) and see what it does. We have an older house. So if i can run everything off one outlet from our house without tripping a house breaker, or tripping a trailer breaker, i should be good. I'm also going to test it all off my 4500W generator and see how that works. I want to resolve any issues on the driveway, before i haul the thing to the lease. I'll definitely investigate the step down adapter. Didn't know such a thing existed. Good questions / thoughts. Thanks.

Thanks for the other comments guys.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:31 PM   #115
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Looking like a moble hunting camp!!! Great job so far
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Old 12-03-2014, 09:46 PM   #116
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Old 01-29-2015, 05:32 PM   #117
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Any updates?
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Old 02-02-2015, 10:40 AM   #118
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Was looking really good, any updates?
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Old 03-07-2015, 07:14 PM   #119
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That does not look fun
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:58 PM   #120
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After a much too long hiatus (hunting, weather, and mostly my stupid paying job) i'm able to get back on this thing. I've insulated and installed siding on 2.5 walls. I decided to use 3/8" T-111 for the interior walls. Relatively light, strong, will finish nicely. I'm going to use three coats of clear polyurethane for the finish. Hopefully i can concentrate on the thing and get it finished. Sorry for the b&w photo's. I didn't notice someone had messed with the camera.

Full disclosure: One thing that's worse than my framing is my trim work. Functional, but pretty far from even being decent. Oh well...
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:22 PM   #121
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Still folowing. Looks awesome so far.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:25 PM   #122
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Could you post on the cost for things so far?
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:46 PM   #123
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Could you post on the cost for things so far?
I have the advantage of being in the construction business. So, i haven't had to really buy a whole lot. I'll try to add it all up. I'm less than $750 (windows, door, panel box, breakers, wire, switches, lights, wire, decking, T-111, exterior metal, screws). Most of the lumber was either from my father-in-laws old shop, or scrap from work. I've still got some to go, but should be around $1250 - $1400 when it's all said and done. Which, if the thing rolls and doesn't fall apart will be a bargain. If it's too heavy or falls apart going up Hwy 287... Well, i'll be mentioned alongside Mr. Seward.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:27 PM   #124
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I was about to start a project like this. Seeing the pictures, now I'm not so sure!
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Old 07-12-2015, 07:18 PM   #125
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After a work induced hiatus that lasted way too long, i'm back on this thing. I can see the end of the road. We're down to putting flooring and base boards down ont eh inside. Then i've got to skin the outside and hope the thing doesn't fall apart when i let down off the blocks, then hope it'll roll to Wilbarger County. I hope to have it finished in the next several weekends. We'll see...

I used 3/8" T-111 siding for the interior walls. Stained w/ pecan stain. and put a couple of coats of polyurethane on the walls. The shelves are a combination of maple plywood, clear white pine, and knotty alder. Material we had left over form a few jobs. I have a big shelf for a microwave, a smaller shelf for a little burner top / griddle. Other shelves for general use.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:14 PM   #126
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That's something special
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Old 07-16-2015, 04:38 AM   #127
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Old 07-16-2015, 06:00 AM   #128
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Looks amazing.
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:49 AM   #129
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Dang it son! When you say rebuild, you really mean rebuild.
Looks great
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:54 AM   #130
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Great Work!!
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Old 07-19-2015, 08:54 PM   #131
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Flooring done and bases installed, flashed, etc. for rear flood lights/
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Old 07-20-2015, 09:59 PM   #132
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Great progress! Lookin good
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:15 PM   #133
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Finished the skin on the back wall today. The top panel got a little funky, but all in all, okay i guess. Cut in one piece around the lights and over lapped two panels, then siliconed around the flood light blocks. Should be pretty water tight. I also tarred both wheel wells and put flashing and metal in one of them. I believe these are pretty weather resistant. I also pulled one hub and checked the bearing grease and sanded and repainted the hub.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:22 PM   #134
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As stated above i pulled the hub to check bearing grease and repaint the hub. Originally the hub spun pretty freely, but had a slight metal on metal rubbing noise. I thought i would be smart and remove the hub, lubricate everything, check bearing grease, etc. Well, a little part fell off the back side that i have no idea what it is, or does. When i put the hub back on, it barely turns and makes an awful metal on metal rubbing sound. Any ideas from the GS brothers? I guess i may be looking for new hubs. Any help will be appreciated.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:34 PM   #135
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Might be a pin that goes in from the back side of the hub bracket. They have a spring that goes over them with a retainer to hold the brake shoes in place.
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Old 07-25-2015, 07:37 PM   #136
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Might be a pin that goes in from the back side of the hub bracket. They have a spring that goes over them with a retainer to hold the brake shoes in place.
That sounds like the culprit. Now, i gotta figure out how to repair. Thanks.
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Old 07-25-2015, 09:09 PM   #137
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Yep. YouTube tells me it's lose brake parts. Gotta get the drum pried off the brake assembly. The brake wiring was cut at some point in the past, so the brakes don't work anyway. Gonna get everything freed up and put it back together.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:32 PM   #138
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Caught a break from work and have had time to work on this thing some more. My buddy, the great Brent Weast, has helped the last couple of Saturdays. We've repacked the wheel bearings, and cleaned and painted the hubs, and pretty much finished the exterior skin. We also set the door. There is a port hole on one side for the window unit a/c. I made an insulated panel so that i can remove the a/c in the winter and keep the cold air out and help keep the warm air in. It's taking shape. Gotta get the trim and door painted, wire up lights, etc. The closer i get to finishing the more nervous i get about the trip to Vernon.

I'm contemplating finding a graffiti artist to do some artwork on it. I figure that'll help keep from blinding people on the road during transport. Also might be kinda cool in general. Thoughts?
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:48 AM   #139
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Old 10-29-2015, 12:06 PM   #140
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Old 12-24-2015, 04:44 PM   #141
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I finally got a day away from work, with no rain. Spent the day painting and doing some misc. stuff. I figure i have a couple of more Saturdays and it'll be ready to test out. Getting nervouser.
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Old 12-30-2015, 05:47 PM   #142
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:00 PM   #143
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Very nice!
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:01 AM   #144
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Old 02-06-2016, 04:16 PM   #145
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Well, it's almost done. With the help of a couple of church buddies as a chase team this thing made its' maiden voyage today. We pulled it from Haltom City to Haslet and had it weighted. Then pulled it to Lonestar Trailer Services in Haslet. Those guys are going to give the axle, springs, hubs, etc. the once over and see if they think it road worthy, or if we may need to add a spring or two or some such. We only went about 40 mph, but had no issues. Assuming it's given a clean bill of health, most likely head to Vernon with it on the 20th.

If anyone wants to guess the weight feel free. Might be fun. I'll post a pic of the weigh ticket tomorrow evening. Closest guess will be declared "The Winner". That's about the best i can do.

Anyway, so far so good. Assuming we make it to Vernon, i'll put the finishing touches on it once we get it there and get it set up.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:15 PM   #146
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Old 02-07-2016, 12:55 AM   #147
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:04 AM   #148
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Old 02-07-2016, 10:16 AM   #150
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