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#71 justsomeguybuddy

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Posted 15 November 2016 - 01:34 AM

Great build! I'm in the process of planning to work on a recent purchase of a mid 80's fleet to put on my tacoma, so i am definitely going to use this thread! Can i get a close up picture of the trim? Right now, all of the trim, the roof, and canvas (luckily recently replaced) have to be installed. I have an idea how it's done, but a little help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

 

Actually, after looking at your pictures again, I'd wager that mine is the same model as yours. Suffice to say, I'll be following your build very closely. If you have any tips on what to look out for, it'd be greatly appreciated.


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#72 Living The Dream

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Posted 16 November 2016 - 05:45 AM

Great build! I'm in the process of planning to work on a recent purchase of a mid 80's fleet to put on my tacoma, so i am definitely going to use this thread! Can i get a close up picture of the trim? Right now, all of the trim, the roof, and canvas (luckily recently replaced) have to be installed. I have an idea how it's done, but a little help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!

 

Actually, after looking at your pictures again, I'd wager that mine is the same model as yours. Suffice to say, I'll be following your build very closely. If you have any tips on what to look out for, it'd be greatly appreciated.

Hey.  Glad to here someone else tackling a remodel too.  Looking forward to seeing your progress.  Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.

 

What trim do you mean specifically?  Exterior along the edges?  Like these?

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or something else?

 

Be as spesific as possible and I can get you whatever photo you need.  

 

Also, if you have a similar model I was told mine was build around 1984, just to share.  FWC did not have an exact year for me when I asked.  Best - tim


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Posted 17 November 2016 - 04:37 PM

Panels 5

I thought I was really done with the panels.  But I guess I had one more item I wanted to take care of.  I did not know what to do about these corners in the bed area.  

 

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Then I looked at a lot of online videos and it seems FWC uses carpet to cover these areas.  So I followed suit.  But while I was at it, I went ahead and added this carpet all around the camper to cover the top 1” of aluminum framing above the panels.  

 

From the local home improvement store I was able to get this outdoor carpet:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/TrafficMASTER-Elevations-Color-Sky-Grey-Ribbed-Indoor-Outdoor-12-ft-Carpet-7PD5N660144H/203240740

 

I purchased a 12’X4’ piece.  I wanted the long 12’ length to have the least amount of seams.  And I got extra for the benches later. I think it cost like $18 so really cost effective!

 

The carpet is really easy to cut with some nice scissors.  And can be glued in place with a nice contact adhesive.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-17-6-oz-High-Strength-90-Spray-Adhesive-90-24/100151277

 

I cut 5” wide pieces and tucked them under all the panels.  

 

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For the corners I just made relief cuts to get the curve to fold flat.  Then did some simple overlapping and I think it came out really well.  

 

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All those seams are under a panel too, so really do not notice them much at all.

 

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The carpet addition really gives the camper a finished feel. I think in the winter it will help make the camper feel a little warmer (even if it is just in my head :).

 

Roof Prep 2

Continuing my goal of getting the roof squared away before getting into the sidelinear.  I was able to put in a few hours on the roof project this past weekend.  

 

The camper came with a little solar panel that I want to run down into the camper so I had to add a wire pass through.  I bought this item months ago but am just getting to it now.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008GYL4SO/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

I know there are many solar wire passthrough options,  but it seem like a well made little product that I think will stay watertight and get the job done.  

 

1st was to cut the hole.  I was kind of unnerved to cut a hole in my previous watertight roof.

 

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To adhere the passthrough to the roof I am simply using VHB tape.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-4905-Tape-transparent/dp/B003ZCR3ZU

 

I have this item at work so I was able to borrow a few inches of it.  I know others use this tape for many applications (this is what gopro ships with their mounts) so I think it will stand the test of time.

 

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To ensure watertightness, I packed Butyl tape on the inside of the passthrough and ran a bead of silicone on the outside.  Ill hope for the best now.

 

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After the wires pass into the roof, they will need to run out of the headliner to the cab of the camper.  I improvised a bit and rigged up this little guy to act as a passthrough point. I think it should get the job done.

 

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A little customizing of some square brackets and it could be mounted in the roof.

 

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Thanks for reading.  I just need to keep reminding myself, one project at a time and we will be camping soon!

 

For reference this work was performed in min November 2016.


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#74 justsomeguybuddy

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Posted 17 November 2016 - 09:50 PM

Thanks for a pic of the side trim as any close up pictures help tremendously. A detail of how exactly the roof trim, top and bottom, and how the canvas is integrated into it would be the biggest help. The carpet looks great, by the way. I may have to steal that...

Keep up the good work, looking forward to the next post!
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#75 Living The Dream

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:53 AM

Thanks for a pic of the side trim as any close up pictures help tremendously. A detail of how exactly the roof trim, top and bottom, and how the canvas is integrated into it would be the biggest help. The carpet looks great, by the way. I may have to steal that...

Keep up the good work, looking forward to the next post!

 

 

Ill be sure to snap photos as I move through the roof trim.  In the mean team Pokybro's thread has a lot of the photos you are looking for.

 

http://www.wanderthe...-a-hawk/page-15

 

Post 147 and 148 I think are the exact trim pieces and sandwiching you are asking about.

 

- Tim


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:09 PM

Dreamer,

 

Back to the EMT lift panels. The fabric folds between the stock flat panels, does the fabric pinch between the EMT as it folds? It seems that the center attachment at the pivot point would create a scissor.

 

By the way, SOM/Golden or CU/Boulder?

 

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#77 Living The Dream

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 06:11 AM

Hey boonie.

 

I did not notice any serious issues with the emt and pinching, but granted my fabric was already shot before I installed the emt.  

 

I am at CU - mechanical engineer Phd, but I have experience down in golden too, ceramics.

 

PM me if you want to meet up, would love to see your build.

Get after it.

Tim


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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for the details in this thread Tim! Just bought myself a used FLEET and I'm gonna be referencing your work quite a bit.
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#79 Boonie

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 04:14 AM

Tim, are you still using the original sideliner or have you tackled making a new one?

 

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:17 PM

I noticed on the cab over bed plywood there seems to be a track or metal framing down the middle. Can you tell me what that is? The Grandby I just picked up doesn't have that, although there is a seam down the middle of the plywood. I think that's due to someone replacing the plywood and had to do it in 2 pieces, otherwise they would have had to remove the paneling. Thanks, Ron


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