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#101 GoinBoardin

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Posted 13 June 2017 - 08:29 PM

Thanks, glad you are tackling a project too. Would love to see your build documented too! Let me know if you have any questions.

I started a build thread over on expedition portal, before realizing WTW is likely a better home. Admittedly my documentation isn't near as fun to follow as your's but feel free to check it out. Here's a link: http://forum.expedit...version-Project
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#102 Living The Dream

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 02:52 PM

Just popping on real quick to post a photo for Shellback.  My first window came out more or less successfully.  Still need to tweak a few things but we are looking good. Here is one quick photo:gallery_6274_1000_1395564.jpg

 

I plan on posting an extremely detailed oriented post with all my measurments, folding techniques, etc. I put a ton of time into planning this thing and would like to share that with others.  But I will do that once it is actaully on the camper and works.

 

I also plan on making a video showing the complicated folds, etc.  I am really into youtube right now so love making all types of videos :)

 


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My youtube channel about my Four Wheel Camper - https://www.youtube.com/c/timmorrissey

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#103 shellback

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 03:28 PM

That looks great! I need to order more material, twice what I need in case of another whoops. I'm going to shorten my windows and go with 2 on a side. I think your walking foot machine is definitely a plus to have.  


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#104 lindy74

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:04 PM

Hey Lindy,

 

Yes I have seen them in the other orientation; both in the Phoenix and also in some custom van pop ups.  I just updated with a post detail my new lifters.  I am happy with the North South panels but would love to see yours if you go with something else.  - Tim

After seeing your update, I'm ecstatic to use the same style you came up with. Pretty brilliant. I have been banging my head around trying to think of some kind of bearing system for the top pipe against the ceiling vs. grinding in the emt mount, if it even does. Again, many thanks for posting your pics and coming up with a great substitute!

 

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#105 longhorn1

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 07:31 PM

Very nice. jd
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#106 Living The Dream

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 04:23 PM

After seeing your update, I'm ecstatic to use the same style you came up with. Pretty brilliant. I have been banging my head around trying to think of some kind of bearing system for the top pipe against the ceiling vs. grinding in the emt mount, if it even does. Again, many thanks for posting your pics and coming up with a great substitute!

 

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Jason,

 

Glad to hear you are iterating on the lifter design.  I owe it to others on this site who did it before me.  

 

Two tips I think I would look at to improve on.

 

1st. If you don't have any expereince bending emt, do some practice bends. Nice 90deg corners are helpful to make everything fit perfectly.  A long level and flat ground will help you figure out this aspects.  With a second set of hands you can tweak the pieces on the final bends and it really makes everything come together.  

 

2nd. For the pins that lock the system in the upright position. On my first iteration I put these below the middle pivot.  On the second iteration I put the pins above the middle pivot. I think having pins below the middle pivot works better.  I am finding that when I go to remove the locking pins, there is some binding and it can be a real pain.  If the pins are below the middle pivot I think less weight will rest on them and they will move in and out more freely.

 

Those are my two tips I can think of now.  Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.  

 

I owe my build page a huge update. I am still spending too much time enjoying myself and not enough time putting the camper together.

 

 

 

But the good news is I have finished the canvas, installed it, and the camper is on the truck.  I actaully took it out for a shakedown this past weekend.  I still have a lot to build/ put together, but am pumped it is useable again.  

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Since starting this build I have switched from loving photos to loving video. I actaully have once 100GB of footage of putting together my canvas and I plan on making some instructional videos from all of it. I plan on getting into that ASAP and will be sure to post it here for all to see.  I hope people find it helpful when I do.

 

Updates coming soon. - Tim


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My youtube channel about my Four Wheel Camper - https://www.youtube.com/c/timmorrissey

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:07 PM

Canvas looks great! I have my window panels finished but haven't sewn the other panels together. Have the factory style lift panels built of composite and did a test install. Pulled the roof and lift panels back off to do the interior. Camping for me starts in Oct after the summer heat. I've got about 6 weeks to get'r done.


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#108 Living The Dream

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Posted 14 August 2017 - 05:18 PM

Canvas looks great! I have my window panels finished but haven't sewn the other panels together. Have the factory style lift panels built of composite and did a test install. Pulled the roof and lift panels back off to do the interior. Camping for me starts in Oct after the summer heat. I've got about 6 weeks to get'r done.

Sewing the panel together actaully was not that difficult.  One thing I did was only make 3 seams and left the fourth seam open with plenty of extra material.  Then hung the entire canvas on the camper and actaully put together the final seam with hh-66 and a sailmaker awl.  This saved my life.  I measured a million times but once it was installed it became apparent I needed an extra 2 inches of material than I had originally thought.  Give yourself this leaway!


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My youtube channel about my Four Wheel Camper - https://www.youtube.com/c/timmorrissey

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#109 Living The Dream

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 02:56 AM

really slacked off one the build write ups. I swear i'll post some day. In the mean time, here is a photo from this past weekend.  Its nice to be out in the camper again!!gallery_6274_1000_628516.jpg


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My youtube channel about my Four Wheel Camper - https://www.youtube.com/c/timmorrissey

All about my camper - https://www.tgmorrissey.com/camper

Item I used in my build- http://bit.ly/TGMorrisseyParts


#110 PokyBro

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 03:25 AM

Great picture Tim, you're doing exactly what your supposed to with these rigs! Glad you're having fun and enjoying yourself. Side liner looks great!
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