Monday, July 30, 2012

It's the Final Countdown!

I've only got 1 week left before our maiden voyage to Redfish Lake (near Stanley, ID). I've still got a lot to do- final painting, headliner, flooring, to name a few. The good thing is I have all the seating installed and could technically use it today if I had to, but nobody wants that. I will not however be doing anything in the bathroom for this trip. I'll get to that later, but that's okay- Redfish has shower's and bathroom with flushing toilets- YES!

I got all the cabinets repainted and new hardware installed. Spencer did a good job sanding for me.

All the windows were removed and replaced with new putty tape. I decided to apply clear silicone along the top of the windows as well, but I'm not sure if it's really necessary. I figure it's a little added insurance.

I got the new captain's chairs installed. They work great. I found them at a junkyard- they were out of a mini-van. They swivel and slide forward and backwards. They are really comfortable and it will be fun to sit and watch TV while we drive down the road- that's right, I got the TV installed. It is awesome!

The cab is coming along as well. I installed the carpet and the seats. The new seat covers from are really nice. I highly recommend them.

The couch went in after a little fabrication/modification work. It was difficult to position it and get it exactly where it needed to go, so I was thrilled when I finally got that done.

I need to take a few more pictures before this post is ready, but since I have only 1 follower (thanks Sherry), I think I'll go live now and not worry too much about it.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Seating, Paneling, and Vents

 I've been busy. Here's the Reader's Digest version:

The sofa has been reupholstered....sort of- more like gift wrapped, but I think it's going to work. The bed cushion, well....the whole gift wrapped thing again, but it looks like a 3 year old did it. It will have to do. My trick was to add 3/8" plywood to the back of the sofa frame and cushion. The staple gun pretty much took care of the rest.

My captains chair bases have been cut, modified, and are ready to be installed. I had a good time over at Bob C's shop getting them welded up. I'm telling you- before  you start any kind of renovation project- you need a few people that really know what their doing to help you out. Thanks again Bob.

I also got busy putting my walls back together. Good bye rotten wood and leaks. I'm really like the look of the over the cab bed area without the big window. The added insulation should be really nice too.

New roof vents were a must. I love Vulkem. It's the best sealant. Thank you Curtis.