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whalemstr

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Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:30 am

I decided that another winter with no insulation and all the rattling noise was not gonna happen this year. Since the kids are busy with their lives, I do not need the seating in back so I am gonna turn it into a camper so I can go out and about and have a place to hang out - and not have to sleep on the ground!


I had some Reflectix insulation on part of the roof - it fell off after about 4 summers. The paneling on the walls was original and there was nothing behind it.









A completely different interior and feel in less than two days!
I plan on using undercoating to spray the floor and then putting insulboard down along with some version of wooden flooring down. Still unsure about the walls and ceiling though...

dan
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:37 am




ran out of stuff - gotta make another 50 mile round trip to get some more materials!!!
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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by uante on Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:04 pm

Nice Job! I'm doing the inside of my van as well. The fwd and aft wooden rails seem like a good idea for ceiling attachment. I'm unsure of materials too, so please keep us posted as what's working for you.
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:04 pm

Well, I am using 1/2" R-Tech insulboard, 3M Super 77 Multipurpose spray adhesive, Great Stuff gap and crack spray foam, 1 by 2's, 4 by 8 sheets of 1/4" underlayment, Rust-Oleum LeakSeal flexible rubber coating, and #8 by 1"and 1/4 self-drilling lath screws... this is my list of things I am using so far... By putting the 1 by 2's like I am, not only do I have the 1/2"glued against the metal, but I am able to add another layer cross ways and then add the 1/4" underlayment over it all... It looks like it will bend enough... just have to hope I can measure and cut everything close enough to look good... the wood itself looks like I could either stain it or just varathane it and it would look good...
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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by OutofSight on Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:14 am

Very interesting. Looking forward to seeing more. Nice work!
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:39 am

It amazes me how one thing leads to another to another and before you know it, you're sitting in the middle of a field going how did I get here???



When I got to looking, the battery box bottom was further along on rotting away than I thought. I moved it 14 years ago and it was already old then! Thankfully I have a new one to replace it with...



I have to put it all together temporarily, so I can go back to town and get 4 or 5 more cans of undercoating/sealer, and then come home and take it all apart again, to finish it before I start on the woodwork again!!!

SUNNY BEEACHES BATMAN!!! arrgggg 50+ miles round trip...
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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by vanny on Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:48 am

You're getting it done and that's all that matters! Nice work, whalemstr! Whalemstr??? Do you work at Sea World?


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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by Vanish on Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:01 pm

Sure will be Nice and quite inside Now ... Looks GOOD !!!!!


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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by jrdunn96 on Sun Oct 23, 2016 2:25 pm

Keep that chin up, Whalemstr. You'll be sooooo cozy this winter.
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:14 pm

No about seaworld!!! LOL
I used to own a forest fire business and it was called Gray Whale Inc. and I had 2 buses that I turned into fire command centers and I also had a pickup and all of them had custom license plates. Whale 1, Whale 2, and BBWHALE, and I was, and still am, the whalemstr!!! LOL


Now I have to wait for it to dry and then I can start putting insulation and wooden furring strips on the floor to get ready for the underlaynment and oak floating flooring I just picked up.
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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by vanny on Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:39 pm

Dan, you're a man on a mission!


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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:52 pm

I am so sick of the interior being just a cargo van and the exterior looks "ok". I wanna be able to go camping and have a place to hang out without feeling like I am in a refrigerator or oven that is louder than hell!!! LOL Even if I end up in a sleeping bag on the floor it will be better than what it has been all these years... hahaha
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OutofSight

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by OutofSight on Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:40 pm

Why did you move the battery box back there?
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RodStRace

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by RodStRace on Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:44 pm

If you want the old school shag carpet (a BIG IF...)
Try costco
http://costcocouple.com/comfort-shag-area-rug/


or Sams club
http://www.samsclub.com/sams/laura-a-8x10-rug-in-club-988434/prod19050214.ip
it's much softer to roll out a sleeping bag on than panel flooring.
You could even toss it over the wood floor. It's a LOT quieter too.
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:20 pm

Let's see...
I moved the battery box because of being someone that tries to help if I can, and over the years I learned that if someone needs a jump start, it's a LOT easier to do it from the back end of a rig. Sounds weird I know - it's just one of those things "I" found out through my version of life... for example - where are the batteries on ALL vehicles? and when someone needs a jump? you have to go against the grain to meet headon and help - I just pull over and back up now...

As to the shag carpeting - been there had that! I am going to create a futon type of couch arrangement in the rear. Storage underneath etc. I am disabled with a bad back and am 6'4"s when the chiropractor is done with me. Since this is just for me, I plan on being able to at least sleep in comfort when out camping or traveling. The shag carpet is definitely warmer and quieter, but it is also extremely dirt and smell collecting! I was thinking more along the lines of area rugs to help with the shhhhh factor???

lol
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:12 am

It's a pain in the butt to not have a shop and wake up at 2 in the morning and want to work on something!!!



I think the flooring will work and look pretty good!
I'll get better pictures when it gets light out!
lol
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sweetvan

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by sweetvan on Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:02 am

Whalemstr,
What did you use to quiet the rattle between the roof and the cross beams?
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:10 am

I have been using spray expanding foam and every few inches along it I squirt a batch in a hole so it spreads around in there - seems to work okay. I have more rattles in the doors so far! lol





The flooring is just sitting there so I could measure and look...

from the side doors...

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by vanny on Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:48 pm

Gonna look Really Spiffy in there shortly!!!


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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:00 pm

next...
it's raining and I am sore as hell...



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OutofSight

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by OutofSight on Mon Oct 24, 2016 4:07 pm

Looking very nice.
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:32 pm

thanks folks...
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sweetvan

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by sweetvan on Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:11 am

Make sure that there are no screws that penetrate into the gas tank.
It's lookin' good.
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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:16 pm

The screws I am using are only going about a 1/4" into the metal, so I am pretty sure I haven't punctured the tank! (I hope! LOL)

Most of the floor is cut and ready to be glued and screwed...


Rear doors...


Side doors...


It's raining and miserable out so i have been taking it slow. Not too mention my back is killing me, having to work in such a short space!

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whalemstr

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Re: Got tired of the old interior

Post by whalemstr on Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:58 pm

Anybody have any idea of a way to finish this wood? Stain, sealer, paint, tuck and roll leather, shag carpeting, mirrors, any votes or ideas??? LOL

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