We Bought a RV Clark!! Oh no! Rebuild thread

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  1. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Found some graffiti on my new walls!!!
    That's ok...I can dig it! 20181122_221610.jpg
     
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  2. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    True that! :D
     
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  3. tlucier

    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    No worries! Thanks for the info. Got some future plans and trying to get as much info as I can.
     
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  4. 87GMCJimmy

    87GMCJimmy Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!! What an undertaking! Your workmanship looks great though, going to be a lot better built than it ever was before, well done!
     
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  5. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Thank you sir!
     
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  6. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Went to lowes and bought a few more sheets of paneling. Same stuff I covered the booths with. So...how hard is it to hang a few sheets of paneling in an rv?

    Meh...

    First you gotta cut it down a little..then trace out the windows! Since there are no windows in place, this makes it an easy task to cut out nice pretty window holes. 20181124_151029.jpg then..you should test fit every piece! 20181124_153813.jpg 20181124_162304.jpg
     
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  7. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Then, once again, glue every single inch of every piece. This is getting a bit redundant! 20181124_180412.jpg
     
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  8. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Side wall replacement complete! Sure does look plain. I mean, wow, it looked more interesting when you could count the layers, but oh well. I'll take it! 20181124_182046.jpg 20181124_182056.jpg
     
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  10. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Thanks man.
     
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  11. Creekin

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    Looking Good!
    How many hours do y'all have invested in this project?
     
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  12. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Dylan, this is one of the best "play by play" build threads I've seen in a while. LOVE the fact that you waited to post the start so we don't lose interest or forget about it. You've done a great job on the presentation.

    Now...as for the manual labor: Dang son!! What an overwhelming task! Many would have chalked it up as a very bad investment, gone back to the owner and pitched a hissy. Instead, you put on your big girl panties and busted ass.

    Mad respect!
     
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    There would have been a fire if it happened to me that’s for sure.
     
  14. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Yeah I don’t have the time, resources, or know how to fix that so I’d be pretty sore and out for my money. Glad you can fix it, and following this is super interesting.
    It will be better than factory when you’re done. Amazing how cheaply they slap them things together and send them out for sale.
     
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  15. McCracken

    McCracken Lip Snatcher

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    I'm amazed you went this far with it. It looks great and I think you'll love having the piece of mind that it was done right.
     
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    If you need help with the roof holler at me. Ive been known to lay some tpo and epdm
     
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  17. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Thanks Troy! Hearing things like this help motivate me!

    As for pitching hissies .... If anything, I should kick my own ass. After all, I bought this thing in the daylight, eyes wide open. This is all on me bro....and Brooke o_O { lest we forget she's part to blame}:lol:
     
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  18. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Thanks Phillip. I didnt have the know how either. I've been learning how, and figuring it out this entire time.
     
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  19. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    I can't believe I've gone this far either. Still a long way to go yet.
     
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  20. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Yeah man. If you're serious, I'll take you up on it. Shoot me your number and we'll keep in touch. Not 100% sure yet, but hoping to park it in @WARRIORWELDING shop for a few days for roofing, before too long.
     
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  21. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Started this day needing to trim a little luan. No more t-shirts ! Winter is coming! 20181127_105556.jpg
     
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    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    With the side walls mostly finished, We decided to try to get some panels mounted.
    This part has been keeping me up at night. This is where the rubber meets the road. Gotta try to get this part right. I'm worried!

    Started of by cleaning the sheetmetal on the cab. Gotta make sure the new seals stick well. I'm using a special rubber gasket and butyl tape to try to seal it all up. A little acetone cleaned it up good. 20181127_105728.jpg
    Next I applied the butyl tape. The side panels fit so tight, I'm worried the rubber gasket wont fit. I hope the butyl tape doesn't get mashed out too. 20181127_110242.jpg
    Getting the passengers side panel in and lined up. This process requires patience, a short length of 2×4, a 2lb sledge hammer, a couple buddies, and a bunch of cuss words. 20181127_111059.jpg 20181127_111334.jpg
    Almost forgot to leave room for the under panel..or, as we've been referring to it as Ella's bedroom floor. This little tester piece will work. 20181127_112623.jpg
     
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  23. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    After a good battle...looks good! Let's screw it ! Wheres the countersink bit? Hell if I know...look in the tire!....(it disappeared moments after I moved the rv forward a few feet to level it some. We used a large drill bit and rocked on. 20181127_113236.jpg 20181127_113225.jpg
     
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    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Hey I found a black mamba snake! 20181127_131218.jpg kidding...we had to get the panel in place first, then we were able to pry it apart enough to get the rubber gasket in place. The panel gets screwed to the back of the cab which compresses the butyl tape and rubber gasket. This should be fairly flexible and should work well to keep the outside out.
    Top gasket gets sandwiched between top of side panel and underside of upper panel. 20181127_142443.jpg
     
  25. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    We repeat the same process on the drivers side. 20181127_120552.jpg Brooke is happy! It's starting to look like something again.

    <you can see that I still have a mess to clean off the corners> uuugh
     

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