Cyantific Method (used to be "The Great Escape")

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Cyantific Method (used to be "The Great Escape")

Postby wyrdone » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:14 am

So as detailed in this thread: viewtopic.php?f=27&t=60854

Whole build process will be at this imgur link: http://imgur.com/a/9TFcr

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The start.

Received a bunch of packages (A good chunk from Frank Bear):
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Bodged together a way to hold stuff together while I got initial welds done:
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Dry Fit:
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Frame Skeleton.
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Selfie while welding:
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Since I'm using Alaska Teardrop's manufacturing method idea, I had to make a forming buck:
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First Cabin spar being curved:
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Pained the frame with POR-15:
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Added the first aluminum pieces for the cabin onto the lower frame.
These are held on by 1" UHB tape and 1/4" Stainless steel bolts and fender washers and #8 Stainless screws.
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Cabin starts to take shape:
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More to come.......
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby 39Ratrod » Mon Apr 27, 2015 1:30 pm

Looks pretty sweet!
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby wyrdone » Sun May 03, 2015 11:01 pm

So more work over the past couple days.

Got in my PD4045KV AC/DC Distribution panel with charger.
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Got my cabin floor and back wall in place. And more framing. This time to frame out the skylight and vent fan.
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From Above:
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We may end up using some RGB LED lights in a crown moulding to light the interior. Red during the night, blue when awake.
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby wyrdone » Mon May 11, 2015 10:47 am

Since last week I've done some frame in and other work.

Ran out of rivets finishing the door frames. (More will be here tomorrow.)
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So today has been wood work and trailer modifications.
Ripped all the 2x8's off. Cut off the old gate mounts, trimmed the rear angle iron so it won't interfere with rear hatch.
Adding some 2" angle iron to support the leveling jacks (yeah those are overkill but I got em cheap) and the 2" hitch (so we can take some bikes with us.)
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Then it was onto fabricating the new trailer floor. Which is 3 sheets of 3/4" outdoor ply, scarfed together with 3" lap joints and generous dose of gorilla glue. Once that's done a sheet of aluminum will be laminated on.
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Lots of sawdust making the lap joints though.
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby KCStudly » Mon May 11, 2015 8:40 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: Saw dust in your lap... joint. (ba-dump-bump) :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby wyrdone » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:51 pm

Been a bit since I last updated. I hit a SNAFU and did my math wrong for sizing the interior cabinets. So I had to go back and re-do them again.

First off this is probably one of the best tools I've picked up recently. Why haven't I bought one before?
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Lower section is 12" deep by 14" high. Upper section is 15" deep (at the bottom) by 15.5" high.
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Upper section will get panels inset on left and right, and the big opening will be a door hinged at the bottom. (so we can mount a TV/PC to the front of it.)
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Headboard is up next..... will have doors that open at hinges on the bottom.
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Next up will be interior walls installation, cabinet mounting and crafting of the headboard.
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby wyrdone » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:06 am

Been a while since I updated last. Made some pretty good progress over the last month in spite of the fact it seems to be raining every frakking day here! :?

Dry Fit the Ceiling and headboard
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Installed the Ceiling and Cabinets
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Installed the Walls and headboard
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Bonus GIF
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Couple Coats of Poly on the Interior walls
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Missing pics of running Electric

Installing Insulation
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Re-ran wiring on the trailer that I had to pull off when I added the angle iron to support the leveling jacks. Updated to a 7-blade connector as well.
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby wyrdone » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:28 pm

Some more work.

Got the PD4045 installed.
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Installed a Trailer tongue box to store propane tank & wheel chocks and the like. (UWS TVB-34 will fit two 20lb propane tanks if you want it to.)
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Framed in the Kitchen
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Installed Flooring in the cabin.
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Then cut a big hole to make access hatch to storage, tanks, electric underneath.
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(Fits like a glove)

Then started work on rear Hatch. (Opens vertically)
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby KCStudly » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:55 pm

Nice work! :thumbsup:
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby Ron Dickey » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:43 am

wyrdone wrote:Been a bit since I last updated. I hit a SNAFU and did my math wrong for sizing the interior cabinets. So I had to go back and re-do them again.

First off this is probably one of the best tools I've picked up recently. Why haven't I bought one before?
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Lower section is 12" deep by 14" high. Upper section is 15" deep (at the bottom) by 15.5" high.
Image

Upper section will get panels inset on left and right, and the big opening will be a door hinged at the bottom. (so we can mount a TV/PC to the front of it.)
Image

Headboard is up next..... will have doors that open at hinges on the bottom.
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Next up will be interior walls installation, cabinet mounting and crafting of the headboard.


Nice way to take care of lost space. :thumbsup:
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby Junkboy999 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:45 pm

communing along nicely.

My future build will barrow some technique from Alaska teardrop as well, I'm wondering how did you do the 45 deg connections on the front and the corners of the back door?
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby wyrdone » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:36 am

45' connections are peices of 1" wide flat stock, cut to 2.25" and hand formed with a rubber mallet to the angles I needed.
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Re: "The Great Escape"

Postby wyrdone » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:13 am

Update: Since I last posted a LOT of work was done. And I appologize not as many pictures were taken as I was working 40 hour weeks at work and then also working approx the same at home on this every night as well.

Also we have changed the name! After painting the trailer, GF suggested "Cyantific Method". I think this might suit better than "Great Escape"

Crafting the Rear Door.
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Sides Going on!
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Roof and sides on. Prepping to add doors.
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Rear Hatch installed!
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Friends gave me some Bumper Stickers.
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Girlfriend made some blackout curtains and matching pillows.
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Soo Cozy!
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About to hit the road!
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Here we are out at our annual August camping trip in SW Virginia (Just west of Blacksburg, where I went to college).
Happy to report she was watertight and the battery ran the fan and lights all weekend with no issue. (still had 2/3rds of the batter left). (last biggest amperage draw we'll install is going to be a 90W All-in-one PC and a EdgeStar 12v Fridge, but Solar will be hooked up by then.)
The TexSport Auto Spinnaker makes a great rainfly for over the doors.
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Items left to be done:
Install Solar Panels
Kitchen
Gas lifts for Kitchen Hatch.
Pipe for Gas from Tongue box to Kitchen
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Re: Cyantific Method (used to be "The Great Escape")

Postby rebapuck » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:14 am

Looks nice. Did the Fantastic fan keep you cool?
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Re: Cyantific Method (used to be "The Great Escape")

Postby Junkboy999 » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:33 pm

it came out look great. Got any galley shots?
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