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FWC pop up canvas restoration sheet metal trim four wheel camper camper pop up mechanism pop top

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#1 HughDog

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:23 PM

Started a new project back in June and figured I'd post a few shots. I believe it's a 1983 Fleet and had been mostly gutted,.... A bonus for my use (MTB and long bulky stuff).
Photos to follow....

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2014 Ram 3500 MegaCab, 1983 FWC Fleet


#2 Living The Dream

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:52 AM

Looking forward to it! Old fleets for the win!


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#3 Bear_e

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 02:10 AM

I picked up a 83 fleet in September, all the old builds are crushing it for info thank you all
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#4 HughDog

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 06:47 PM

Interior

 

Walls and Lifts done with panel plywood 1/4"...   

 

Costco for the flooring. 

 

Lift Panel Note- It has been written up already that if you choose to use the original lift hinges, you should stick w/same thickness wood/material as original panels.  That continues to be true.  For geometry correction I added a thicker spine hinge only in the middle. 

 

The added thickness of the panel appears to show no flex when roof is up.  To help w/the long-haul integrity, I waterproofed the canvas facing sides of the lift panels so that they resist the moisture and rot that we see on all of the old panels.   

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#5 HughDog

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 06:56 PM

Looking forward to it! Old fleets for the win!

Meant to reach out a bit earlier...  Your youtube and project(s) on the FWC were solid and helpful...  I should have the 83 fleet done this weekend and ready for an Overland Expo visit this month in Flagstaff. 


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#6 HughDog

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 07:03 PM

My take on not using hay bale wires...  probably more brain damage!

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#7 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 04 May 2018 - 08:53 PM

Looks like a interesting project.

Keep posting your progress,thanks.

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 06:43 AM

@hughdog your not in San Diego are you?
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#9 HughDog

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 04:18 PM

I am, I am- recognize her!?
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Posted 05 May 2018 - 11:17 PM



I am, I am- recognize her!?

Not the least bit! I always wonder what you would do with it, she is looking great. 

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