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    • #62278
      Chris
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      I joined this site years ago when I bought a Northstar T1000 and put it my my Humvee.

      Since then I sold it as there was no where good to take it I. Illinois.

      Moved to Alaska 11/21.

      Kept the Humvee

      Been finding amazing off road adventures.

      I bought a project camper this week.

      Hoping to put it all together soon

      $500. Stripped all the skin off it today to locate and repair some wood rot.

      Here it is.

    • #62280
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Nice! Will make a great article here on TCA. 🙂

    • #62296
      Chris
      Participant

      Nice! Will make a great article here on TCA. 🙂

      That would be awesome. Just peeled the roof and siding.

    • #62297
      Chris
      Participant

      And siding.

    • #62339
      Chris
      Participant

      Next phase is sectioning out the rotten wood. I picked up a truck load of materials yesterday at Lowes – the standard cheap pine fir strips is NOT okay to use as they are twisted, bowed, and will likely split with screws and staples. I upgraded to higher quality materials – costing more – but should be easier to work with. I’m going to have to pick my path carefully to not remove too much at one time – I also picked up some cheap 2x3x8 boards to cross brace while the structure is opened up.

    • #62490
      Chris
      Participant

      Ah…so, the rotten wood is mostly gone now. Been a steady thrash getting the rotten wood out. My plan was to leave the inner paneling in place – although it is clearly needing replacment in places…but it acts as a template for everything to go into place on the structural side. I “THINK” I’m happy with the results so far. Next…is the electrical. I have a power panel, switches, outlets, lights – and more on the way.

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