Last night I got more done. 1st talked with a tech from the local RV place about my refrigerator and he tells me I need to make sure I have a good 12 volt battery hooked up first. Then plug in the power.
That worked. Now I have a working 3 way fridge. I am happy happy happy.
I also worked on smoothing out the edges on the walls. Now the framing and plywood match. Used a belt sander to smooth everything out. I also learned to make sure the belt is pulling down on the plywood or it will split the end of it. Looks great now. I also put a couple coats of vanish on. I hope to get my final coats on tonight and then mount the walls on the frame and do some door and window cutouts on Wed.
Slow progress with it raining but got another coat of varnish on, will sand tonight and put the final coat on. I also painted the bottom board along the edge to help protect it from the elements. I was hoping to put the wall on the trailer tonight but I don't think that will happen.
Yes I plan to install the jacks. I also plan to put in a 3 way fridg, new stove top, convection microwave, water heater and a few other niceties that the new campers have. I want the old look but some of the new stuff of todays life. The trick is to hide it as much as I can without spoiling the look and feel of the old camper. I hope my plan works??
Also the metal I used for the wheel wells bent very nicely around the wood. Not a great picture but it kind of shows the idea. I used the hammer to bent it more and shape it to the wheel arch. I will need to get a better picture of it finished.
Got a bit further yesterday. I started staining the ceiling boards, cut out the window, door and access door and laid out the old cabinets in the camper so I could do some more planning. Not a bad day.
Need to get some pictures of yesterday's progress but here is the list: -Took apart one of the bench bases so I can rebuilt it. Sanded and stained the couple pieces that I can reuse for the bench. -Took the old top off the kitchen cabinet -Sanded and stained the kitchen cabinet frame -Stained 2 more sheets of ceiling paneling -Sanded the table and found the top veneer was bad so took the top layer off and will glue a new top layer on -Bought more wood to replace the countertop, make the boxes for the fridge and microwave and front facing for the cabinets -Ordered lights, switches and other electrical stuff as well as a tongue box.
Didn't get much done on Monday. I went to a near by town to pick up a new faucet and some more wood. Made a new door front for the kitchen cabinet. It is so hard to match old wood and new wood. Put a new top on the table and have most of it sanded down and shaped.
I didn't get much done last night. I had family duties.
Question for those how have been watching this post? I am thinking about modifying the layout a bit so I can put in a full size bed. That means I need to move the wardrobe and kitchen cabinet 6 inches closer to the door and then cut out most of the tall wardrobe and make the stove space smaller. I would also need to move the convection microwave over the top of the refrigerator and then may loose the space under the kitchen side cabinet for the A/C unit if I ever wanted to put on in.
My wife and I are only 5'8 and 5'2 so a full size bed fits us and we did sleep in one for the first 20 years of marriage but the question is could we fit in a 3/4 full. Is it worth doing this considering the camper is all about sleeping so we can have fun again the next day?