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sundancer268

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LouLawrence wrote:

ro_sie wrote:

Thank you so much for your reply. Considering the circumstances of the country right now, we do understand.

This has nothing to do with the circumstances of the Country. We are just in one of many ongoing lulls where the OP is doing work no one would ever want or need to duplicate. He's taken off on one of many of his ridiculous projects to show off his carpentry skills. Anyone doing an actual "rebuild" who just buy and install a sink!

Another point is no one has to follow this or any other forum if it doesn't meet their needs and can just fine another forum that does. I have several forums I use to follow, but they veered of the original point so i have dropped them, so far I am loving this rebuild and will continue to follow until we change subjects like building a race car or something not in anyway about this coach. Just keep the pictures and quirky comments coming and eventually I hope to see this unique coash on the road someday.


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sundancer268 wrote:

Another point is no one has to follow this or any other forum if it doesn't meet their needs


"Follow" what, exactly? A topic about an RV which was obsolete at the time of the original post? C'mon, man.

A 1983 RV is close to 4 DECADES old today, which goes to worn out systems, worn out power and drive train, worn out chassis components, and obsolete electronics.

Anyone who thinks trying to "rehab" such a mechanical and technological train wreck (cost effectively) is either delusional, or smoking something the rest of us would like some of.

Time to put a fork in it - it's DONE.

* This post was edited 08/14/21 07:38pm by Racklefratz *


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sundancer268 wrote:

LouLawrence wrote:

ro_sie wrote:

Thank you so much for your reply. Considering the circumstances of the country right now, we do understand.

This has nothing to do with the circumstances of the Country. We are just in one of many ongoing lulls where the OP is doing work no one would ever want or need to duplicate. He's taken off on one of many of his ridiculous projects to show off his carpentry skills. Anyone doing an actual "rebuild" who just buy and install a sink!

Another point is no one has to follow this or any other forum if it doesn't meet their needs and can just fine another forum that does. I have several forums I use to follow, but they veered of the original point so i have dropped them, so far I am loving this rebuild and will continue to follow until we change subjects like building a race car or something not in anyway about this coach. Just keep the pictures and quirky comments coming and eventually I hope to see this unique coash on the road someday.



Will try to continue the "quirky comments". Lol.

Thanks.


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I pulled all these clamps off of the pattern today, finally.



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Then I trimmed the excess off the bottom.



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And mid process off of the top. 1/2 inch straight router bit with a bearing as a guide.



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Then we end up looking like this on the top.



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Since this was a fairly snug fit, I removed 2 layers of the pattern, so I could slide the rest of the sink sides off of the pattern, instead of struggling.



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After getting any excess glue and tape off of the inside, I had to glue a couple of small spots that weren't glued to my liking.



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Racklefratz wrote:

sundancer268 wrote:

Another point is no one has to follow this or any other forum if it doesn't meet their needs


"Follow" what, exactly? A topic about an RV which was obsolete at the time of the original post? C'mon, man.

A 1983 RV is close to 4 DECADES old today, which goes to worn out systems, worn out power and drive train, worn out chassis components, and obsolete electronics.

Anyone who thinks trying to "rehab" such a mechanical and technological train wreck (cost effectively) is either delusional, or smoking something the rest of us would like some of.

Time to put a fork in it - it's DONE.


I have "rehab"ed many old vehicles.... latest being a 95 year old Harley. Yes, it's old, worn out and built with obsolete components. That's what's great about it.


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A friend once told me that whenever I was building something to try to have a little something for everyone...Fulltimin is doing a fine job. BIG GRIN. 2 Thumbs up.

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As long as you enjoy doing what you are doing and have fun, that is all that counts!

So what that it is an older RV, some folks restore automobiles that are far older and have fun at it.

I enjoy seeing the photos and put in my 2 cents worth now and then, SR.fulltiming do not pay attention to the naysayers they might be envious.

Keep on going it is fun to see the progress.

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Posted: 08/15/21 04:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had I had the time and expertise to (actually) restore my old 1988 bus I would have preferred that to the newer one we now own. Since I had neither I had to give it up and pay big bucks for something someone else did have the to money fix. While it's the same chassis and manufacturer, this one is not 1/2 the bus the old one was as far as livability goes but we fought a good fight over the last 10 years. Our biggest issues was the drive train as it was simply too old to be kept in working order as most all the tech's who knew how it worked are all now dead and there is zero support from the manufacturer of the engine or transmission.
We did our own interior remodels multiple times but all comfort and livability issues were kept within lines of the original as it was good then and even better now. This "thing" will be unique and once the inside gets finished we can all find out if it will actually run as that has yet to be addressed.

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