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Old September 18th, 2007, 10:08 AM   #21
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Sweet project. I am interested to see how it turns out. Nice work.
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Old September 18th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #22
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Very cool... knowing you will have 2k into it I am curious what the ones at the local dealership are going for. Patsy Lou On Corunna Rd has about 25-30 of these things out there for sale.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 06:28 PM   #23
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Niceeee dude. I think you just started a new trend and gave some other people alot of good ideas. keep the pictures coming. VERY neat and cool How much for all the wood?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 06:39 PM   #25
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Niceeee dude. I think you just started a new trend and gave some other people alot of good ideas. keep the pictures coming. VERY neat and cool How much for all the wood?
A new Trend ?? HA ! There's tons of clubs out there devoted to these things already !
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Funny. Never seen any of them.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 07:52 PM   #27
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Very nice work!
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:14 PM   #28
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Thanks for all the support!
I have been having fun making some sawdust. So far I have around 200 or so in the trailer, 400 in wood and 200 in miscellaneous stuff.

Ran the wiring for lights and power points.



built this box for the electrical


I got the outside skin on, 1.5" of insulation under it.


insulated the inside, 3/4".


I added the skin on the inside



here is the inside cabinet over the bed, there is a space over the top for blankets and pillows.


my next big project is the galley.


I told the kid that I built her a bed and stuffed her inside.

So I guess it has been load tested.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:34 AM   #29
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I see you have wiring in your vent opening - you going to put a Fantastic Fan in there? They Rock.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:44 AM   #30
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that is SWEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old October 11th, 2007, 06:48 AM   #31
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Old October 11th, 2007, 07:06 AM   #32
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That thing is sweet, I stopped and looked at the dealership to see what they get new for them pre-built... damn near what a pop-up cost. 5k-9k were the sticker prices.

As far as the aluminum you mentioned on the bottom, my parents Starcraft 'Winter' pop up has all the undercarriage and bed bunks shrouded in aluminum and insulation, it is still as solid as it was in 1984/85 when they bought it, and it sits over dirt most of the time.

Should be an awesome rig when it's done. Here are some old school pics...

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The 2nd Jeep, this jeep eventually got a 265 CI SBC V8 for pulling it in the back country.











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Old October 11th, 2007, 10:24 AM   #33
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I see that you made a few changes to the design. I have been looking at these for a while. I anxiously await the finished project.
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Old October 11th, 2007, 11:37 AM   #34
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Although my own personal preference would be to refinish the interior of a retired diesel schoolbus.
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Looks cool, keep the pics coming!
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jeepfreak81, those are awesome pictures! I hope to make a few of my own like that.

Scooter, yep - Fantastic Fan is what I plan on putting in there. I have one in my travel trailer, I don't know how I ever lived without one!
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Old October 11th, 2007, 02:32 PM   #37
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jeepfreak81, those are awesome pictures! I hope to make a few of my own like that.

Scooter, yep - Fantastic Fan is what I plan on putting in there. I have one in my travel trailer, I don't know how I ever lived without one!
I forgot to mention that teardrop has skid plates added to the bottom IIRC. :tonka:
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Old October 18th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #38
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http://www.hitechbuildingsystems.com...FReQGgodVQGfeQ

Need a A/C and heating unit... for $400 it wouldn't break the bank either.
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Need a A/C and heating unit... for $400 it wouldn't break the bank either.
As long as he's camping where there's 110V or he plans on carrying a 2000W generator.
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As long as he's camping where there's 110V or he plans on carrying a 2000W generator.

I was assuming that since he is in Michigan he most likely would end up in a campground... if he stays local anyway. Either way for that price it would be a good benefit to think about while he is building it, better now then try to modify later.
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