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Old 03-28-2011, 07:33 PM   #21
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Latest news on the Build....

We are scheduled to have our Stage 1 of the conversion begin April 20th, 2011. Joesph Doyle from SMB west has been helping us work through the details, here is what we have so far:

- 16.5 gal fresh water tank.
- Cabinet HA with 3 cubic foot refrigerator, microwave, A/C vents.
- Sink (galley D)
- 3rd captains chair with swivel
- Swivel on passenger chair
- Dinette W
- 12 v A/C
- Exterior shower
- XL storage
- Prewire for solar panels, with solar controller.
- Triplite 2000w inverter
- Electric Penthouse top
- Espar D5 with flat plate
- Diamondplate flooring
- Dove grey cabinets, with onynx counter.
- No exterior (porch) light
- No re-upholstered front driver/passenger seat
- Simple sound system with factory speakers

We are still kicking around ideas for the windows, we know that we want a large bay window centered by the 3rd captains chair, and identical sliders above the dinette. The problem comes with the size of the bay window, 40x28 or 34x24. Slider windows will most likely be 42x15.

cascadewalnut(i won't ask)

I'm watching your build especially because i'm a pharmacist to. good luck/

gerry

ps get the larger fridge 4e i think
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:13 PM   #22
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Avery park?? Walked through that park many times! My dad is a pharmacist/OSU alum...I have my lowly Biology degree from there as well...Nice van, can't wait to see your build!
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:40 PM   #23
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Avery park?? Walked through that park many times! My dad is a pharmacist/OSU alum...I have my lowly Biology degree from there as well...Nice van, can't wait to see your build!
Yup, dead on Avery Park we started tailgating there this past year with a good group of people. Besides being in a beautiful setting, it allows quick access to Highway 34 after the game.


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I'm watching your build especially because i'm a pharmacist to. good luck/

Thanks, one thing about our profession is that it is a small community, hopefully I wont disappoint in the build progression.

We dropped off our rig on March 21st, a month early from our official start date of April 20th. But it was the only way possible without taking extra time out of both of our work schedules.

We finished the details of our build, only major changes are:
- Extension of the pent house bend to 78"
- One prewire solar plug
- Only 3rd captain chair with swivel
- No rhino-like finish for penthouse top
- No safety mirror
- And we finally decided to go with the microwave.

We plan on adding more swivels, and a safety mirror later on, and by not having the finish on the penthouse top will make it easier for adhesion of the full body wrap. Joe has been great to deal with and is a stand up guy, he plans on sending us frequent updates of the build progression. We also asked he for photographs of the build to include key events, such as insulation, wiring, and plumbing. Which we really appreciate, considering at any one point he has 10-15 builds going on.

It was nice to pick his brain about SMB and the introduction of the Nissan van, as well as the extinction of the Ford Diesel, and the grim future of the Econoline.
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