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Old 07-18-2010, 08:18 PM   #531
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Well, It took more than a day but I FINISHED it today :-)

New head liner, new overhead console, electrical gizmo's all hooked up and my CB! Its been a while in the making.. making a new overhead console was not a small thing..
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:59 PM   #532
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

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Well, It took more than a day but I FINISHED it today :-)

New head liner, new overhead console, electrical gizmo's all hooked up and my CB! Its been a while in the making.. making a new overhead console was not a small thing..
Looks great, and very professional.


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Old 07-19-2010, 05:15 PM   #533
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Finished up my downstairs bed project. (This is still really prototype so more work to do over the winter but we will test it this weekend)

1. Day configuration
2. Open the bottom draws about 2-3 inches
3. Pull the 'extra' cushion out from behind the folding flap at the top of the back rest
4. pull the seat flat, I used a VW Van folding seat mechanism, and lift up the bottom cushions to free the extra fold out width panel.
5. Unfold the extra panel and rest it on the open draws
6. put all the cushions down and you have a bed for two!

'Under' the seat/bed is the furnace, a 32"X20"X12" Tuffy Box that is lockable and a 25 gallon water tank

Weight of the old seat was around 80lbs plus the 'extra section' which was about another 30lb. all the new construction including the Tuffy Box is 53lbs.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:18 PM   #534
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Step 3-6
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:50 AM   #535
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:07 PM   #536
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Installed the window (last week) and added one House Battery for now I made another bracket for the house Battery that will hold 2. This is temp until I decide what all is going inside.The window came out great was a little harder to do than I expected I hope the next 2 are easier.
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:44 PM   #537
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

The top bolt on my sway bar sheared off on my last trip. I drilled it out today and installed a new one. That was a bitch. Also tried out the Powerbuilt hydraulic bottle jack since I needed to pull the wheel/tire off to get access.

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Old 07-26-2010, 05:53 PM   #538
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Replaced the multi-axis coupler on the SMB trailer with this one:

http://www.adventuretrailers.com/coupler.html

It always bothered me that the SMB trailer was marked for 2900# and the coupler was rated for 2000#. The new one is rated for 3500# and has a grease fitting for the rotation and polyurethane bushing for the up/down and sideways movement.

I installed mine 'backwards', with the 'U' shaped part installed under the trailer tongue and the other piece slid into the van's receiver hitch. The installation was straightforward. Cut off the old coupler from the trailer, drill a 1" hole into the bottom of the trailer tongue and bolt it up. I had to make a custom tool to hold the nut while I tightened it. and fashion a foam plastic plug for the opening in the trailer tongue.





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Old 08-02-2010, 08:10 PM   #539
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Installed Eli's brackets for my Fiamma awning.....

first took off SMB brackets which were starting to drip rust down my white van and permanently staining the paint. My van is a 2006 built out and delivered 2007. The brackets already look like this....


I had heard horror stories as well with the SMB brackets so wanted to change them out before they permanently hurt the van or discolored it. You can see the plugged holes under the new bracket.



The middle bracket holes are being covered with a metal hole cap that I painted white. I am using white silicon around them to ensure water tight seal. You don't even notice them when installed.


The final result....



I am happy with these brackets and they are very sturdy with a lot less hurt put on the van. I used rubber behind the brackets to further buffer them against the van body. A huge upgrade to the stock brackets.

I also over the weekend sound proofed my refrigerator against vibration and sound.....
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #540
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Re: What did you do to your SMB today?

Yesterday I built three screens to place behind the grill to stop small rocks and other flying objects from hitting the radiator. I used 1/4 inch galvanized wire mesh. Primed and painted and installed today. They can be removed in about twenty minutes for cleaning. I will watch my ScanGauge to see if the temp. goes up, I don't think it will.

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