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Pretty Much ALL DONE...

Posted by XenaCommander on April 6, 2020 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (107)

Finished Construction

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Update November 2018 - Nearly Done

Posted by XenaCommander on November 8, 2018 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (99)

Nearly Done...  Panels Hooked Up

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Kitchen Extractor - April 18

Posted by XenaCommander on May 1, 2018 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (111)

Kitchen Extractor Cabinet

Next task on the list is to get the Kitchen pantry in and secure...   It was just sitting there until I got the floor in ..  Now the floor is down I had to trim the top to allow it to slide in...  then paint the front and fit a latch to stop it from sliding out.

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Self Containment, Lounge Seat and Floor Down - Aug 17 to April 18

Posted by XenaCommander on May 1, 2018 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (105)

Self Containment - at last..!

Well it is about time I decided to get this done...  I had done an inspection a year or so again but hadn't followed up after fixing a couple of things that needed attending to...    But now I have the kitchen in and working well I thought I would do it..   I rang Bill over in Taupo who is the local NZMCA Inspector and made an appointment.

As expected...

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Kitchen Done... Fire In

Posted by XenaCommander on October 11, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (323)

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 (54)

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 (369)

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 (203)

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 (197)

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 (140)

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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