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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Before I start tearing this 2 x 3 out, I want to know if anyone has any good ideas on removing the construction adhesive between the 2 x 3 and the 1/8 inch thick plywood? Obviously, the plywood isn't going to take much abuse, but the 2 x 3 will. From searching on the web, recommendations were to use heat, with either a heat gun or hair dryer. Anyone else have a better suggestion that won't tear up the wall, so I can move the wall another 6 inches? http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bathroomframing7.jpg
fulltimin 12/06/19 09:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Some days, in spite of your best efforts to plan things ahead of time, during the middle of said efforts, you can suddenly look at things differently, even though you thought you knew what you were doing. Confused? Me too. Lol. Left turn Clyde...... After shuffling things around a bit, and standing inside the toilet area, it occurred to me, that if I move the one wall about 6 inches, we could share the toilet area with the shower area, and have plenty of room for both. That would eliminate having to lift up the kitchen counter, and allow me to move the kitchen sink to the left a bit, which would give us more usable, uninterrupted counter space. The original bath/shower area was about 24 x 36. The back third of the shower area, was a seat, so that was of no value for taking shower. After talking to the wife a little bit, yes, she is okay with that, I think that is what I am going to do. Here's a pic of where the wall would be, after moving it. It allows for what feels like a lot of extra room in the shower area, while taking little area out of the kitchen. We can cover the toilet with a piece of plastic during showers, and/or use a shower curtain to keep the walls dry, or not. We'll have to play with it a little. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/toiletlayout4.jpg Unless, something changes my mind, I think I'll be making the change.
fulltimin 12/05/19 09:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I built a platform today and proceeded to put the original toilet on top of said platform to see how things would look. I wanted to make sure I had enough of room to get in there, turn around, and take care of any business that needed to be taken care of. So far, so good. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/toiletlayout3.jpg
fulltimin 12/05/19 09:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Updating of the spreadsheet shall occur tonight. A piece of 1/2 inch plywood cost me $49.85. Adding that to our prior total of $8549.13 and our new grand total is ... (drum roll)... $8598.98.
fulltimin 12/04/19 10:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Looking at this pic, removing 1' of counter, would give me extra space to possibly put a small heating device of some sort there, which would be kind of centrally located, to heat the entire coach. The line between the 2 pieces of plywood on the floor towards the right side of the pic, is 8' from the front, so, the distance from the front to the wheel well, would be 10 ft. That looks like it would be a better deal overall, by losing 1 ft of counter space, but gaining some extra floor space. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/countertop3.jpg
fulltimin 12/04/19 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After having a look at this, and taking a couple of measurements, I might make a couple of small changes. In this pic, the right side is towards the front of the moho. The distance between the 2 arrows is about 2 feet. Currently, the end of the counter is about mid way between the 2. The plywood is 8 ft long, so cutting off 1', would line up the end of the counter with the front of the wheel well box. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/countertop2.jpg
fulltimin 12/04/19 10:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Well, I finally made a step in the right direction. I spent money today! Lol. I bought a piece of plywood to use as a base for the counter. I placed it in a temporary way to have a look at how might look if installed in it's current position. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/countertop.jpg
fulltimin 12/04/19 10:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Wahoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally! It looks like things are slowing down a little bit. I am glad that Thanksgiving is over - only because of the extra work for my niece. Been a wild ride for the last few days. I think I can get some work done tomorrow on the moho. I am having withdraw symptoms here. Lol. On the other hand, I ran across something where someone was using his head. Evidently, this guy used his table saw for sawing AND cutting dado's. In order to simplify the setup, and not to have to switch blades back and forth, his solution was to join 2 table saws, side by side, one with a saw blade, and the other with a dado setup. What a concept! For someone who does very little switching back and forth, this would be a waste. But for doing a lot of it, this would work very well. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/doubletablesaw.jpg Hope to have a better update tomorrow.
fulltimin 12/03/19 09:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I forgot to update the spreadsheet for the lumber I bought. We had a total of 8534.54, and the 2 x 3's and one 2 x 6 amounted to 14.59. New grand total is 8549.13. Really lousy day today. Rain, sleet, snow, freezing rain. Yea, I decided to stay inside and just take it easy. Call me a wuss if you want to... Lol.
fulltimin 12/01/19 10:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Be careful with the plywood you buy. Have seen some complaints on woodworking forums about plywood from China with outgassing from the glue and delamination issues. US sourced plywood has not had those complaints. Thanks. There is a local lumber yard, that handles plywood that is not made abroad. I am going to check with them to see what they have available. Thanks for the suggestion.
fulltimin 12/01/19 10:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Well, I am glad this week is over. Lol. Hopefully, next week will be slower, and I will be able to spend more time working on the moho. On the bright side, you may remember, that with our replacement Pt Cruiser, the passenger side front seat did not fold down completely like the one that was wrecked. SOOOOOOO,... I swapped out the seats from the 04 to the replacement 02, and now I can haul 8 foot lengths of stock up to about 2 ft wide. In addition, the 04 rear seats have head rests, which the 02 did not have originally. Soon time to get rid of the 04, since I am about done taking parts off of it. Wahoo!!! Next up will be to pick up some plywood that I can use for the counter top, which will house the sink, on the drivers side.
fulltimin 11/30/19 09:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Could be for a sliding window blocker?? Yea, that was easy, wasn't it? Lol. I had mentioned earlier that I wanted to do something like this.... http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/sliding.window.cover.jpg Although, mine will be totally contained inside, instead of behind the wood wall, it will still close off the entire window.
fulltimin 11/30/19 09:51pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Ok, we've got a pop quiz tonight. this is the 2 x 3 that is attached to the back wall. Why is there a slot in the upright on the back wall? http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bathroomframing6.jpg
fulltimin 11/29/19 10:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Over the years, I've made some measuring mistakes, so I thought I would try to stop that from happening again. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bathroomframing5.jpg When I measured from the bottom up, I needed to mark the 2 x 3 so I could drill the holes for the Kreg screws. Remember, these are getting screwed to the 1/2" plywood on the back wall. As such, I clamped my tape measure on to the upright, ad left it at the 2.5" mark, because this was sitting on top of a 2 x 3. I figured that would be easier than trying to add/subtract 2.5" from whatever measurement I needed to drill those holes.
fulltimin 11/29/19 09:57pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Couple of notes here. In this pic, the red arrow is pointing to the upright on the back wall. The black arrow is pointing to the 2 x 3 on the floor. The wall upright is sitting on top of the one on the floor, with glue and Kreg screws holding it in place. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bathroomframing4.jpg Why does that matter?
fulltimin 11/29/19 09:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Wahoo! Got the rest of the framing in for the toilet area. All the stuff that was not glued and screwed in, is now glued and screwed. In addition, the second header is in, the upright is in on the back wall. As solid as that structure is, I think I could support about 1/2 of an elephant with it. LOL! http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bathroomframing3.jpg
fulltimin 11/29/19 09:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! :)
fulltimin 11/28/19 09:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

More fun in the sun today, only the sun wasn't shining! The pic is pretty well self explanatory. I managed to get the top section cut to fit the shape of the roof. A 2 x 6 was used, so I had enough height to use only one piece of wood while cutting it to the roof shape. Let me tell ya, flat and square is easier than curved. However, I am still glad I left the roof curved, as I will be happier when it's finished. These pieces today are not glued in yet, just cut and fit together with a couple of screws. I still have another to cut and fit over top of the doorway, before gluing and screwing it all together. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bathroomframing2.jpg
fulltimin 11/27/19 10:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Why frame across bottom of doorway? Door. What door? Lol. You've heard it called the "throne"? Well, it will be the throne. There is going to be a raised portion going in there, and the toilet will sit on top of it. Originally, there was about an 8 inch platform that the toilet sat on top of, even with the black tank below the floor. So, there will be a step up, going in.
fulltimin 11/27/19 10:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Anyhow, moving on.... I bought several 2 x 3's this week to use for framing out the toilet area in the back corner. Would I have had to use 2 x 3's? No. however, I figured that will be an area with some bumping and banging into the wall, since it will be between the toilet and the one shower wall. I decided to add a little strength in between those 2 areas, hence the 2 x 3's. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/bathroomframing.jpg My first attempt at putting up the 2 x 3 on the wall was a fail. I cut that one to length, cut the angle at the top, and then got out my Kreg Jig to make the pocket holes. Thank goodness I had taken the pictures of the wall with measurements, so I knew where to put my pocket holes. After setting up the jig, I proceeded to drill the holes to get ready to screw it fast to the wall. I test fit the piece and realized I had failed. I drilled the pocket holes from the wrong side. DUH... The way the angle at the top was cut, after drilling, the screws would have been coming from the wall to the inside, instead of from the inside, into the wall. Turning the 2 x 3 around, and now the angle is the wrong way. OOPS. Well, at least I had a template to make another one. So, I made another one, test fit it, added some adhesive to the back side, screwed it into place. Yay!!! After all the screws were in, I must say, it was very solid in place. Once the adhesive cures, it will be even more solid. So, the piece I drilled wrong, I cut up and used it on the floor, for both directions shown in the pic. Again, after screws and adhesive, both of them were very solid. I am impressed. Took my time today, since this was the first "real" time using the Kreg Jig. I think I like it. Hope your week is going a little better than mine was.
fulltimin 11/26/19 09:43pm Class A Motorhomes
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