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Kitchen Done... Fire In

Posted by XenaCommander on October 11, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Fire In....  

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Console and Kitchen - Jan - May 2017

Posted by XenaCommander on June 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (2)

Center Console

Time has got away from me again...  I have been a bit tardy at keeping this blog up to date...  So now I am bed ridden after some surgery it is the opportune time to catch up.    I will have to use the pics I have taken to remind me of the order of things.
Looking at the end of the last post I finished lining the cab ceiling in January ish...   After I fit the c...

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Lining and Painting - Sept 2016 - Jan 2017

Posted by XenaCommander on January 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Lining Continues... 

I am hopeless at keeping this up to date...   But I thought it was high time that I did something about it...  Its Jan 12th 2017 and lots has happened since I last posted...     I said in my last post that I was to ride the NI 1600....  Well I did that successfully...   a great ride..  I wrote a separate blog for that if you want to read about it......

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Lounge Ceiling and Walls - Aug - Sept 2016

Posted by XenaCommander on October 5, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Its time I updated this...   I have been working for the man...  Traveling...  Which took me away from making progress..   But some progress has been made.     Last post I said I was going to continue with the ceiling..  I thought I might as well as I had the momentum up and was in the mode..  so to speak..   First I had to finish the wires for the lounge lights and get them ready...

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Kitchen Ceiling - Lounge Strapping - June/July 16

Posted by XenaCommander on July 12, 2016 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Kitchen Ceiling

I wanted to get to the kitchen next with a view to getting the stove in..   Of course there are a number of things to be done before I could do that...
I worked out the approximate design of the kitchen but specifically the stove location.   I cut the hole in the roof and put in the vent outlet for the range hood.
Next running the wires to the place the lights will be.&#...

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Gas Struts on Bed - Doors Finished - May 2016

Posted by XenaCommander on May 24, 2016 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (2)

Gas Struts on....

Bed now done I needed to get gas struts to hold up the top to get access to the storage below...   Emails and phone calls to the gas strut man..  Trip to Auckland to pick them up...   Peter did the calculations of weight and distance from the hinges and gave me the attachment points for the struts...     I thought they would be a bit bigger but he said they would do t...

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Bedroom Painted and Bed Finished April - May 2016

Posted by XenaCommander on May 9, 2016 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Bedroom Painting...

Last post I said that I would assemble the bed next...  Well that was the plan...  But I figured that it would be easier to line the rear wall and paint it without the bed in place so I changed plan...   I debated not lining the rear wall as most of it will be covered with the bed and cupboards..   But there will still be some wall showing so I thought it would be better to line i...

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Workshop Mishap...! Feb 2016 and Onwards...

Posted by XenaCommander on April 21, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (2)

Bed Construction...

After doing the wall lining I was going to do the rear wall...  Friend WS suggested it wasn't necessary given that I was going to cover the rear with cupboards and the bed...  So I decided to get on and construct the bed top.
First the frame that I am going to screw the slats to...

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Deckhead Panels Go Up - Jan 2016

Posted by XenaCommander on January 10, 2016 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Prepping the Ceiling

The last post finished when I just finished putting the strapping on the ceiling frames..  I put all the edge bits up as well for when I put the wall panels in.  This is easier done before I put the ceiling panels up.  
Of course I needed to locate the exact spots for the lights...  I didn't know if 4 lights would be enough... or if I would need 6...   so I wired the li...

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Bed Base Begins... Deckhead Strapping... Dec 2015

Posted by XenaCommander on December 24, 2015 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Bed Base Begins...

I spent a day working out how to stow my fresh water hose somewhere near the tank filler...  I didn't want to carry it inside the truck so I put the thinkning cap on...     There is room in the air tank cupboard above the filler taps... but the clear space is difficult...  So I somehow managed to fabricate a box to put the bag that contains the food quality hose for filling. &...

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