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FWC Hawk PrerRunner Offroad Long Travel Four Wheel Camper King Shocks Tundra

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#11 Reefry

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 04:32 AM

This is awesome!

Welcome to the cult, errr.... I mean family :)

Love the outlook on life, I'm in my 40s and look at life the same, wish I did when I was in my 20s!

Are you on IG? If so, mine is: instagram.com/fullsizeadventurewagon

Im in San Diego and always exploring and enjoying beers at camp!

Cheers


Yep I’m on IG too my @ is Reefry. Just gave you a follow! Looks like you’ve been on some pretty sweet adventures
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#12 Mighty Dodge Ram

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Posted 25 May 2019 - 03:59 PM

In 1975 the restaurant company I was working for sent me up to Calgary to help straighten out a failing store. Loaded up my ‘69 VW Westfalia and left Ventura for the time of my life. Had to leave the country 6 months later (Canadian work permit expired) and return to the beach but man ‘o man, what memories. I traveled all over in that van and had a blast. Don’t know how old you are but I’m 64 and when I think back it feels like yesterday. Good “on ya” for hittin’ the road.
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#13 Reefry

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:02 PM

In 1975 the restaurant company I was working for sent me up to Calgary to help straighten out a failing store. Loaded up my ‘69 VW Westfalia and left Ventura for the time of my life. Had to leave the country 6 months later (Canadian work permit expired) and return to the beach but man ‘o man, what memories. I traveled all over in that van and had a blast. Don’t know how old you are but I’m 64 and when I think back it feels like yesterday. Good “on ya” for hittin’ the road.


I’m only 23 so I got tons more roadtrips in me. Especially now that I got the camper. But now that sounds like a classic roadtrip in the VW! I get sent out on trips for work but never anything like that.
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#14 Reefry

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:42 PM

I knew I wanted to get a shell model so I could build it just the way I wanted. So while looking for the camper I had plenty of time to think through all my renovation plans. I ended up getting a non-shell model which meant I didn’t need to worry about a kitchen sink, stove, or any of the cushions. That helped tremendously! Super stoked on getting a furnace along with it as well.

Here is the camper just before I tore it down.

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#15 Reefry

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:43 PM

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You’ve seen one you’ve seen em all. This one most definitely showed its age.
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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:45 PM

The tear down took much longer than I expected but with FWC’s design it made it surprisingly easy.

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#17 Vic Harder

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Posted 02 June 2019 - 01:18 AM

When I had my wall paneling and insulation off, I took pics of all the studs with a tape measure laying along them, so I could later find those studs if needed.  Just sayin'.

 

How are you planning on re-doing the roof lining?  I thought that was pinched between the roof cover and frame, so thought the roof would need to come apart to redo that bit?


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Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:35 PM

When I had my wall paneling and insulation off, I took pics of all the studs with a tape measure laying along them, so I could later find those studs if needed. Just sayin'.

How are you planning on re-doing the roof lining? I thought that was pinched between the roof cover and frame, so thought the roof would need to come apart to redo that bit?


I only needed to drill into the studs for one thing only and I had the wall easily off and on for that. I got as many pictures as I could for future reference but I think I should be good.

The ceiling was actually converted to a 3 piece fiberglass cover by one of the previous owners. Super easy to work with. I really had it easy with this build lol
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#19 Reefry

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 03:56 PM

I re-used the same solar panels from my camper shell and I got a smoking deal on two used Maxx Air fans for the roof. Also got a nifty little solar cable entry plate to keep water out

 

I'm not very experienced with cutting tools but luckily my first time cutting a hole in a roof turned out perfect and the fan fit nice and snug

 

 

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Posted 05 June 2019 - 04:03 PM

After that I began on insulation. Again very easy to work with and fun to learn, but also incredibly messy lol.

 

 

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