The momentum of the panel project builds. But before the panels could go in, I figured the roof had to come off. It is light enough, just really bulky.
I tried to remove the roof with the lifting panel still flopping, that was a mistake so I took it off mid-task, very awkward. Man do I hate drilling out rivet! There will be zero rivet when I put everything back together. The lifter panel is still in good shape, but I plan to switch to a conduit lifter, if anyone wants and older lift panel get in touch with me.
A bit more cleaning before putting the panels in.
Does it fit?
No it didn’t quite fit, but not to worry, a little strategic sanding and everything was fine. Like I said before, give a full ¼ inch if not more, it will be much less of a headache.
It did fit on the second try. And I want to thank PokyBro for the huge bag of screws he gave me. The round head phillips sheet metal are perfect for the panels.
The rest of the panel went in without much hassle at all. And they truly look great.
This is one of the 1st project that has felt like real progress! I am super excited with how everything turned out. This has rejuvenated me to work on it even more and and to get this page updated.
This late fall I finally picked up steam and am back to working hard on the camper every weekend. The year was way busier then I expected but it feels good to be making real progress on the camper again. I am certain to fall short of my goal of having everything ready by ski season. But I have some serious momentum now and spend any spare minute I have with the camper. I have had some fantastic help from my wife and sister too. I think everyone is excited to get into the camper. I have already ordered a lot of electrical items and the headliner. This weekends goals is the roof. Once the roof is done, I will be able to fully attack the sideliner.
I want to thank everyone again for all the encouragement so far. Especially PokyBro who has really given some great advice. It feels great to be making some progress on the camper again, and great to have my build page alive again. Look for many more updates again soon.
For reference this work was performed in late October 2016.
Edited by Living The Dream, 04 November 2016 - 04:18 AM.