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#1 GroovyDad

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Posted 06 September 2022 - 07:53 PM

So, I've been wanting to build a flatbed camper for quite sometime now, but I wanted to wait until I retired as I knew it'd be very time consuming.

 

I retired at the end of June (2022) and a couple of days later, I got to work.  I had already ordered most of the materials i.e. aluminum, door, windows, cooktop, sink, mattress, etc. and had them stockpiled so that I could get right to work.

 

Here is the link to my FLATBED CAMPER BUILD on my blog.


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Posted 06 September 2022 - 08:14 PM

Groovy, Dad! Seriously, I'm impressed. Looks really great. Love all the photos in your blog.

 

Keep us updated.


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Posted 06 September 2022 - 09:26 PM

Shane, wow!  Nice build!


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Posted 06 September 2022 - 11:13 PM

Very nice
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#5 Vic Harder

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Posted 07 September 2022 - 05:02 AM

super nice!


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Posted 07 September 2022 - 12:30 PM

Fun stuff!  


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#7 ski3pin

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Posted 07 September 2022 - 02:17 PM

Get it done and go exploring! Very nice! :)


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Posted 08 September 2022 - 03:57 AM

Thanks for all of the compliments. It’s coming along. I’m trying to at least get it sealed up before the winter weather comes. Once it’s sealed, I can work on the interior.
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#9 PokyBro

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Posted 09 September 2022 - 04:56 AM

Very nicely done! Love seeing other fabricators builds. Wishing you good luck as you continue the process, and hope all materials needed will be available. Also congrats on your retirement, it’s a wonderful experience, and a great time to tackle a big project. Hopefully you can spend time daily so your camper is completed in a timely manner. Looking forward to more progress reports!


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Posted 09 September 2022 - 06:03 PM

so, what is an olympic tri fold rivet?   and does it require a special installation tool?

nice work, and good luck !


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