And I know focusing a post on one project my drop interest a bit to some but I say why not see what’s happening on other projects… who knows, you may see something you wanna do. There’s not I think 10 guys running around pushing other projects so don’t think this is the only thing we’re doing… I think this project though is worth you guys taking a look at.
Not meaning to drag this verbiage out but the scope of this project is to offer a finish as you would find say in Ukea, in a new quality motorhome, car or whatever. Not just produced with raw materials that any cabinet shop might be able to duplicate….. I mean there is no way any cabinet, upholstery or custom fab shop could produce a one off exact door panel like the one in your car. So “restoring” you car would take you buying another exact replacement…. you can’t make just one in the process they used to produce that doo. OK, likewise panels and construction used in todays motorhome, cars, etc. are the same. Unique process produce finishes and features simply not realistically available. THAT’S what we are trying to do… product a low volume component and structure in a production finish style.
OK, you can go back a couple of posts to understand how these vacuum formed panels were created. Now with finished sides processed and the back sides pores sealed with a non VOT moisture barrier we are ready to install. All main panels ready for installation we start Without a wider lens camera, it’s going to be difficult to give you shots of the progress especially where we start. The bathroom module being the only interior feature in place gets it’s bulkhead wrapping first. Very important to lay these pieces out first, the rest on the horizontal and vertical measurements will come off of the first installed panel.
Panel 1 is the bedroom wall on the back of the bathroom module. The dedicated bed platform will carry those measurements back and around That wall is in with an added feature of a finished panel to remove to access the ^%%$#@!! water heater. If you have ever tried to replace your original… brother you feel my pain! Now wait, we’re not leaving the old electric/heat exchange water heater in there.. I mean no telling when IT will frizzzz out so even with built in access we’re installing this awesome stainless steel marine application 6 gallon electric/heat exchange (same as original) unit in before we install this wall. He may never need to even look at this thing… but he could… So, with the wall in, the bed headboard can be assembled
Looks good to me and very….. Factory. That’s the goal and coming around here is the bed footboard panel While Willie, Hans and myself are working the jigsaw puzzle wall panels, Damavan and Brentley, his brother, has the dash all but completely refinished with the standard cluster Mac Dash wired and operational. Our “Big Boy” burlwood, chrome and leather steering wheel on the dropped steering column really makes the dash pop… It’s Saturday today….. My Day … so for fun Willie and I will be putting this vacuum form panel interior in. What fun! No really, this is great! Something I’ve wanted to do for 20 years… build an all NEW interior…..Stay tuned for more on how the day goes. Hey and even if this isn’t your project were understand we will be doing the same best we can for you too. Thanks for the visit… I need to get out there and fun-up. See ya tomorrow…. yes Sunday…. you think this fun will only happen today? Oh no, I’m working straight through on this one! We have Bill D. interior to do next. Hey, maybe we can use some of this process on yours Bill? Stay tuned…..