Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby pchast » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:19 pm

Looks good! :thumbsup:
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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby breb » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:58 am

Mr. lahey I would be so tempted to get a coat of paint on that teardrop. I don't know that anything would stop me. It looks A1 .
When your so close to the finish line you really have a hard time stopping for any other project. :D
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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby retep » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:00 am

Looks amazing Mr. L



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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby Mr. Lahey » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:17 am

Thanks for the encouraging words guys.

However today is the day I'm going to put the teardrop on temporary hold. No doubt about it, it's jut begging for a paint job and completion. So stopping work on it is a very tough thing to do.

To me getting this garage heated is a very big deal. It's the only thing I want more than a completed camper. Hopes are it's a 7 day or less thing to get the shop heat going. Then back to the teardrop it is. My helper will finish up a different job in the next few days. I want to have all the materials and supplies here for when he can start by me.

I'm going to button up the tear today. Put the hatch back on and drop it back down on the wheels and tires. Then I'll start running around with the utility trailer to get all the supplies here for the heat project. Picking up the ceiling hung heater and chimney tomorrow. Then 18 sheets of 4x8 OSB board for ceiling and 12 rolls of insulation. Toss in all the gas pipe and fittings too and electrical supplies as well.

Quite a bit of shopping to do. I am such a tightwad too. :cry: I prefer having it, to spending it.

I will feel way better and quit whining about the cost, the very first day I can work out there when it would be too cold otherwise. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby Mr. Lahey » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:04 pm

I stole a few moments from prepping for the garage heat project. I wanted to layout and mock up the below vintage stripe graphic from the pic I found. It would give me a chance to look at the graphic while I worked on the shop. So I quick laid it out on some scrap 1/8" ply cutoffs from the teardrop roof panels. I'm still unsure if I'm going to use it or not. So I want to look at it for a while and see how it sits with me. A few pic's of the templates I cut for the graphic.

Stripe I want to copy:

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Templates I made to trace outline on both sides:

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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby retep » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:11 am

Very nice! I like the curves you chose. Fits the trailer well

Can't wait to see the final product.

Cheers Peter
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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby Mr. Lahey » Thu May 21, 2020 8:29 am

Finally have the weather, time, and motivation to get back to working on the teardrop. It feels good to be in the paint and final assembly phase of the project. It's also good to be working on it because I still enjoy it so.

Last season I closed out with finishing the PMF on the camper. I saturated all the canvas with 3 coats of 50/50 TB2 and water mix. It dried down to a very nice hard shell. It was also very coarse feeling. The surface was covered with fibers that rose up and dried hard. I decided to quick sand the whole camper to smooth that out. It went real quick as a light scuff sand was all it took. I then had a nice smooth surface for the first coat of primer.

Here are some pic's of the prime coat in progress. I will do a second coat of primer after another quick scuff/sand of the surface. Decided on a two tone paint job. The top surfaces are going to be a very light grey. The side walls are going to be a few shades darker grey. Thought is a neutral color scheme will look good behind any color tow vehicle I may use.

I've got some butyl tape on order to bed the windows, A/C hatch, and hatch hinges with. Also getting a list together of stainless screws together to mount all exterior items with. I have other projects going, so won't be full time on the teardrop. However this should be the season it get's completed. It's nice to be at the point where all the big tools are put away. No more sawing and belt sanding. Not going to miss that part of the build at all.

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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby Staryder61 » Thu May 21, 2020 10:40 am

Great to see you back working on that fine teardrop...
Thank's for the update on the PMF.. how much you coated it with the TB2 and the pics showing it.. helps alot :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby breb » Thu May 21, 2020 9:20 pm

Mr. Lahey always good to here from you and to here your back to finishing your teardrop. Weather here is been acceptable . I like it when I can open up the garage door and tinker. How many coats of paint to go? Are you staying with your original design for painting? I finished my tongue box with cover and I moving onto a side table for galley . looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby Mr. Lahey » Fri May 22, 2020 8:01 am

Thanks for the encouragement guys. It's been a help for the entire build.

As far as the paint job I figure I have at least 1 more coat of primer to apply. Maybe 2 depending on how I want the surface to look. I'm using Glidden Gripper primer. It is loaded with solids and so it builds up thick. The canvas pores have begun to fill in nicely with the first coat. As thick as this primer is it should fill and smooth things a good bit more with coat #2. I'm not trying for a super smooth surface. Just well coated and protected.

I plan to do 2 topcoats of the final colors. I'm still undecided about the big side graphic stripe. I do like the idea. I'm just having a problem with the fact that almost every single RV or travel trailer you see today has some type of swirly, swooshie, thingie graphic all over the sides of it. The last thing I want is to look like I'm trying to fit in with the crowd. So I've decided to get it painted and assembled. Then spend some time just looking at it that way. :thinking:

I can add the graphic anytime in the future if I decide to.
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Re: Kenskill style build in Delavan, WI (Now Cub Modern)

Postby TimC » Sun May 24, 2020 10:50 am

Beautiful job! Looking forward to seeing it ready to roll. :applause:
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