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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    Both sides are now in place. We can only screw the outside edges...the inside part cannot be screwed to the cab until we get some resemblance of squareness..ish going on. We cant square up anything until we have the underside panel mocked up.
    Ok..lets get the van roof cleaned and prepped with butyl tape and rubber seal. 20181127_142506.jpg 2018112795143254.jpg 20181127_143024.jpg Ok, I think we're ready. Let's bring in that big boy panel we built a while back. Let's see what we got guys 2018112795143320.jpg ! 2018112795143314.jpg man...we gotta get this more sqarederrr than this! Its damn near a half inch off! 2018112795143445.jpg
     
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  2. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Let's screw a 2x4 to this part..grab a ratchet strap and a few more screws and let's pull this piece of shiaat back together! 20181127_145744.jpg
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    Dont laugh..it worked petfectly. Once we got the floor jack on one side, and the high lift on the other we were able to square it up and add the cab screws. Pretty sure they dont do it this way at the factory.. 20181127_125402.jpg
     
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  3. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Many!:cool:
     
  4. trailhugger

    trailhugger Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Administrator

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    My guess: All of them!
     
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  5. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    @trailhugger @Creekin We've been working on it in some fashion or another, every single day since we bought it. At least 2 hours after work on some days many more on others . Bobby is my full time employee and a great friend.Bobby is on the books for many partial days and 6 full days here and there when we have a full day off. Kieth probably has over 20 hours in, just helping when he's off work and able to ride over. I probably owe him a little more than the winch at this point..although I did snag some ok bumpers from @WARRIORWELDING for him. Nothing fancy but better than he had. 20181104_142644.jpg Thanks again!@WARRIORWELDING for helping me help a buddy out.
    Then theres my wife. She's worked many hours doing all kinds of stuff. It's cool to see her go all in when it comes to this project. She has accepted it has her baby too. Ella has helped out too. Maycee..well, she always seems to be slammed with homework, play practice and all around teenager busyness. Her time is coming. Everybody is gonna pull their load at some point or another. FACT.[/QUOTE]
     
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    Pm sent
     
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  7. mcutler

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    Looking good Dylan!

    At least you get help... Carter only shows up when its time to load up and ride, Mattix isn't quite big enough to help yet, and Angel....well let's just say if it doesn't include her oldest favorite child or some dumbass "houswives of some fucked up county"...she's out...

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  8. Creekin

    Creekin Active Member

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    There are some serious mad skills on display in this thread.
    When you are done, any chance you will go into the business of making RV's or the RV repair business?
     
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  9. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    When I'm done. I'm going into the "let's go camping" business.

    A man would need a big shop and a lot of better tools to make a living at this. I'm working in a gravel driveway!
     
  10. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Thanks Matt..you got me cracking up!
     
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  11. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Such a sad scene. Neglected fun machines. I could be wheeling right now. 20181127_164004.jpg
     
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  12. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Now that we have the framework squared up ish..the big panel aka Ella's bedroom floor, is ready to be installed. This will help tie in the front and both side walls.
    Everything has to be tight and right. With the installation of this panel, along with the 2 side panels, we are sealing it all up. With Butyl tape and rubber seals in the middle, this panel will be sandwiched between the van roof and a 2x4 frame that will be built on top. 20181127_143604.jpg Every thing lines up as it should. It's time to add more glue. I'm tired of glue. I've bought too much glue..I'm tired of glue. Glue glue glue... 20181127_143739.jpg fits perfectly! 20181127_143748.jpg Time to staple the edges! It's gonna be stuck now. 20181127_145309.jpg Looks like the plan is working out. Looking good on the outside.
     

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  13. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Theres one thing I'm not super happy about. Theres a seam that I couldn't avoid, just above the van doors. This panel is just a little bit too big to be seamless. I have to figure a good way to keep water out of this seam. 20181127_145054.jpg

    Can you believe I chose to use... FLEX TAPE?
    Every thing about this stuff seems like it'll work. It might be a bit unsightly, but overall not horrible.
    Flex tape is 12.oo and change for get this... 5 ft. That's all you get..5 inches wide, and 5 ft long! I'll need to split this in half! 20181127_140912.jpg Not sure if it helped or not, but it's cold outside so I figured adding a little heat to the frp wouldn't hurt. My little vinyl seam roller helped mash the flex tape into the panel.
    Flex tape is nearly an eighth inch think. You can just tell its gonna a work perfectly for this seam. We'll have to see how it does in the long run. 20181127_141309.jpg

    Finished seam is top picture in this post. It looks a little ghetto, but it shouldn't leak. I'll keep an eye out for ways to make it look a little better.
     
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    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    After the big panel was in place, this is how the van roof and panel looked. The camera is at a weird angle, so I could capture the daylight between the two pcs. I'll have to build the framework on topside before we'll see it tied together. 20181127_151054.jpg
     
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  15. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    I need some help. It's cold out here and I think my daughters should get off the couch and help out.

    I'll just set a trap!:popcorn: 20181127_162739.jpg
     
  16. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Ha! It worked! I caught 3! 20181127_162908.jpg
     
  17. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    I'll just let them work it out. I'm going inside 20181127_163055.jpg to warm up!
     
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    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Starting to layout the framework. This panel will be built just like the walls were. Which means layers and even more glue!

    Hmmm..round corners out of 2x4s? Gotta figure this out. 20181127_154702.jpg Made a pattern and cut this little pc out. Yes, I think that'll work. 20181127_154954.jpg And once again it's time to glue it and screw it. Definitely want to pre drill holes in this stuff. Keep it from splitting when screws are added. Oh well....what's a little more work, right? 20181127_174805.jpg 20181127_164321.jpg 20181127_160255.jpg
     
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    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Suddenly theres a problem! Ella says the glue has become too cold to squeeze out. They think it"s quitting time. 20181127_163019.jpg Brooke says it'll take hours to get the glue warm again. Let's take it inside the house and try again tomorrow..she says.




    Wrong answer babe! Dont worry, I got this! 20181127_165428.jpg

    Worked like a charm. :cool: 20181127_165532.jpg
     
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  20. Dylan W.

    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Ha! I almost forgot about this picture. Thanks @Will Carter ! Strap wraps doin work bro. 20181127_184115.jpg
     
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    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Ella is happy with her gluing skills. Maycee is happy to be back inside doing homework. Brooke is happy I didnt blow up the glue in the microwave. And as for me....Im just happy I still have to glue the foamboard and paneling to all of this! You believe that right? :shaking: 20181127_182036.jpg
     
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    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    And I told ya I'd get Maycee to work! 20181127_162924.jpg
     
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    tlucier Well-Known Member

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    You’ve got crazy skills and unbelievable determination! Much respect to you sir! Great job.
     
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    Dylan W. lone resident of Bro-Lite Island

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    Thanks! I'll agree on one thing. I'm determined allright.
     
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    One of the best build threads on here.
     

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