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Old 08-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #101
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Have you done a thorough test of the bed design yet? After thinking about using 1/2", I started to think it would bend a bit when there are two people on it. I understand each person will essentially be on their own piece of wood, but just thought I'd ask. I have some extra 3/4 laying around and was going to use that, but I know that will be super heavy.
Yah man we did and no sag. Could be the strapping overlap underneath that gives extra support and the fact 20+ inches rests on front of bed box...
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:23 PM   #102
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Well Great White is officially Finished. well except for the Thule roof rack for my wifes SUP. After that we hit the road in15 days!!!!
I cant be bothered resizing all the pics my wife has taken but here is her picassa site.. Hope it helps someone as those here have helped me..
https://plus.google.com/photos/11786510 ... n__5p_reKw

See you on the road..
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:16 PM   #103
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WOW, it came out really nice, time to hit the road.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #104
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WOW, it came out really nice, time to hit the road.
Thanks man..That's the plan. 15 days and counting... I'll give you a shout when I'm down your way..
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:19 PM   #105
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Absolutely beautiful build Paul! I really like it. That bed idea is gonna be in my next one. Your floor plan is VERY similar to what I want to do next with the addition of 2 kids bunks running the length of the whole driver's side (if I can fit em). I actually haven't seen a build so close to what I've been thinking until yours. I can't wait to show her.

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Old 08-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #106
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Absolutely beautiful build Paul! I really like it. That bed idea is gonna be in my next one. Your floor plan is VERY similar to what I want to do next with the addition of 2 kids bunks running the length of the whole driver's side (if I can fit em). I actually haven't seen a build so close to what I've been thinking until yours. I can't wait to show her.

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Thanks Eric. Good luck with your build. Was a fun build to do but a lot of sleepless nights over some parts of the project....I think my wife is afraid of what I might attempt next haha
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Old 08-25-2013, 05:47 AM   #107
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A bit late to this build but WOW----what a nice one this turned out to be! Great utility, workmanship looks top notch---not sure which of those is more impressive!

A couple random thoughts though.....

I'm typically not a fan of the aftermarket windows but the placement and style are quite complimentary. For those of us able to be DIY on such things we'll almost always do a better job that a quickie outfit---its sad when so-called professional shops won't take the same time and care during installation, especially since they're liable for any damages they cause. Being in the auto glass business myself leaving a vehicle in no less than the same condition as before my work began is the goal--always!

Fiberine is indeed a small outfit and despite them having a few unique styles that appealed to me I decided to look elsewhere when I thought I had a future need for a raised roof. Along with our distance apart it seemed their shipping and crating charges were a bit extravagant. Given the hassles Bodhi describes that was a sound choice. (In all fairness to Fiberine I've abandoned the project with a raised roof.)

On that note however I did find a company a bit closer, within a 4 hour drive one way with a few nice designs and ability to slightly customize them too. My project would have included raised rear doors and they have a sister company that makes complete kits for this, they are somewhat specially designed to work together. Here's a link:http://www.fiberglassme.com/lightbox2.02/van.tops.html Check out their cool animals and light houses too!

Just some thoughts and saying Nice Van once again!


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Thanks for the link JWA! Always good to know for the home builder. Could you post that as a new thread in the ground up section? Others may benefit and find it easier.

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Thanks for the link JWA! Always good to know for the home builder. Could you post that as a new thread in the ground up section? Others may benefit and find it easier.

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Will do Scotty---found the raised door manufacturer too!

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You on the west coast yet, I really want to see the van and maybe catch a surf.

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