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Re: Bumble Bee build- update 8-24

Postby starleen2 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:03 pm

Ceiling panels are now installed – awaiting rope trim and gloss finish.
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Time to move on to insulating the roof. The roof spars are 1 ½ thick so that doubles the insulation for the roof – but it’s Texas – too much roof insulation isn’t a bad thing against the heat!
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First roof panel installed and trim routing the edges. Only two more to go !
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The Texas heat sure is taking it's toll :? - thank goodness it is the end of August :thumbsup:
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Re: Bumble Bee build- update 9-01

Postby starleen2 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:08 pm

....One other thing about 100+ Texas heat - it sure makes glue and wood filler set REAL quick! :?
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Re: Bumble Bee build- update 9-01

Postby starleen2 » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:29 pm

Just a quick update = a cool front has moved in and dropped the temps a wee bit to make it almost bearable to work out in the garage. I have managed to get the all of the interior done, flooring put down, and started trim work. Major construction is done except for framing the door. After I finish the interior, its time for the exterior finishes. This time I'm going with a seamless RV rubber roof. Some how it just seems to give an added protection against leakage and easy to work with
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Re: Bumble Bee build- update 9-14

Postby starleen2 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:46 pm

Time for another update. The interior is 80% done. Foam mattress = ordered. Curtains= being made. Electrical =still needs to be installed. However, it is time again for another roll out and dust off
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Here is the front bed area. The square cut out is for the air conditioner. Plenty of storage underneath Image
Rear sleeping quarters – again plenty of storage underneath
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Next is the cooking area complete with Microwave and toaster oven. Refrigerator /freezer will be parked in the open space. This time we went with a track light bar with four spot light so we could adjust where the light is needed most
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The windows are Windows temporally fitted. These are the same windows I got last year at the Cross roads of America gathering in Indiana. I managed to store them without breaking
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Spent most of the day outside sanding. It was a gorgeous day and I really didn’t feel like dusting out the garage.
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It’s almost time to start the exterior treatment = stay tuned.
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Re: Bumble Bee build- update resin coated

Postby starleen2 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:05 am

time now for the exterior - All the windows and hatches are pulled off and openings sanded. yesterday was spent with the first coating of resin and fiberglassing of the seams. Today will be marked by sanding out any runs and getting ready for the second coat. Everything gets sanded - even the frame to get ready for the paint coats.
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Re: Bumble Bee build- update windows installed

Postby planovet » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:23 am

Looking good Preacher Man :thumbsup:
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theme change

Postby starleen2 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:22 pm

WHOA - hold on a folks, Mrs. Starleen decided on a theme change :shock: The camper is almost finished, still adding a few touches of color here and there, but it 98% done - sorry no pictures until the reveal at LCG ! :twisted: 8) We're gonna make a trial run next weekend for the annual Lone Star Coleman gathering - just to see what's missing. :NC
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Re: Starleen build- update almost finished!

Postby Fishingtomatoseed » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:59 am

Looking good I like the shape and the inside design. How are you liking the cooler temps this weekend!!!!! This is nice. :snowstorm:
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Re: Starleen build- update almost finished!

Postby S. Heisley » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:31 am

I look forward to seeing more! :thumbsup:
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Re: Starleen build- update almost finished!

Postby tonyj » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:17 pm

You are such a tease!

I guess that lots of us will just have to cool our heals and wait until November. Looks good. Can't wait to see it in person.
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Re: Starleen build- update almost finished!

Postby doug hodder » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:28 pm

Hey Scott!....nothing wrong in putting off the big "taa daa" till it's completely finished and has it's debut at a gathering. You spent all the time/money and effort in putting it all together....have it's unveiling how you choose! Looking forward to seeing it in pics from the LCG. I'll have to give you all the pats on the back via the internet however. Good job on it, something to really be proud of! Doug

PS...give Ms. Starleen the bill on change orders....might get something you really want. :D
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Re: Starleen build- update almost finished!

Postby james worley » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:54 am

Hey Scott!!! looks good cant wait to see it at LCG. :thumbsup: Have you got plans for the next one yet? I know theres going to be one :lol: James
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Re: Starleen build- update almost finished!

Postby 2bits » Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:32 pm

Wow, you are really delivering! I won't share my lack of progress!!! Good job and it looks great!
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Re: Starleen build- update almost finished!

Postby starleen2 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:41 am

Took the new camper out for a test tow and found some severely worn suspension spring parts that allowed the wheels to bounce against the fenders - after a few hours with a cutting torch, grinder and welder - all is fixed and ready to go. got the safety chains welded on. I'm making a quick trip to Dallas to get some new tires and use the old ones as spares

Just for teasers - here is a candid shot
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Re: Starleen build- update almost finished!

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:57 pm

...A sneak peak of the painted Starleen build in the background! :D :applause:
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