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Old 07-02-2011, 04:29:01 PM
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I'm going to start the metal work with filling in this lower area on the front wall.




I framed it in with 2x2 uprights to give it the support it needs.
There isn't a section of metal that was taken off the sides that is big enough to cover this panel.
I want to have one piece of metal up here so there isn't a seam down the center, so I used a a piece that is cut from the roof metal.
I know it doesn't look as nice as the white metal but it is going to be behind the wire grille on the front of the trailer so it won't be that noticeable.
If anything, it sort of looks like a mud and stone guard to protect the camper from anything thrown up from the road.




I removed the window from this front wall and I'm making up this panel to cover over the hole.




The cover panel is mounted in place.
The wire coiled up in the corner runs up ti the clearance lights on the outside of the camper.
This wire will be connected to the tail light wire on the trailer.

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A 2x2 is clamped down on the top of the roof and the roof metal is nailed to the sides.




Then a 2x4 is temporarily fastened to the side so I can set the piece of side wall metal on it.




The piece of side wall metal is set in place and clamped in two places on the top edge.
I then traced a line on the back side for where it needed to be trimmed.




The side wall panel is all trimmed out.

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And fastened up on the side of the camper.




I went inside and drilled a hole at each corner of the window opening.




A line is drawn between these holes and the metal for the window opening is cut out.




The other side of the camper gets the same treatment.

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The lower side panel is fastened on this side.




The trailer is about 9 inches wider on both sides of the camper.
I'm already planing on using this space on one side of the trailer to carry the long metal poles for the 10x20 canopy.
The other side of trailer will have the folding steps for getting up on the trailer from the side.
This would leave room right along side of the camper that I could build an enclosed storage compartment.


There was a section of the old side metal that was large enough to fit in this area ( this will be inside of the storage box ).




The framework is built for the box.




Test fitting the cargo door before I start putting on the metal siding.

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I was going to just re-mount the piece of side metal over this but then I got to thinking about the other pieces of this new metal and what I still had to cover on the camper yet.

Both corners on the back wall have to be patched and now the back of this storage box has to be covered.




This piece of metal from the side would be big enough wrap around the back corner of the box and still cover the back of the camper all the way over to the door.




There are several pieces of this new metal left over from siding the camper.
I took one strip that was cut out from under the overhang and a strip that was cut off the bottom of the lower side panel.
Both of these pieces of metal have one side that is formed over so another piece of metal can slip into it.
I joined these two pieces together and added the piece that was cut out for the larger window.




This gave me a section of metal that was large enough to go on the outside of the box ( in front of the cargo door ) and wrap around the front corner to close off the front of the box.
Here's how it looks fastened on the box.

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Going to the back wall, I unfastened the door and brought the bottom of it out a little.
The old siding metal is trimmed away all the way to the door.




The section of new metal that was on the side of the camper is now fit onto the back and wraps around the corner of the box and fits up to the door.
The cover for the electrical plug is also mounted in place.




The cargo door is test fit again.




Finished the rear wall on the other side of the door.

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This is a piece of unpolished stainless steel that I'm going to use for the top of the storage box.




A 1 inch lip was bent on all the edges then the top of the box is fastened on.
The cargo door is finally mounted in place.






Inside the box.




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thanks agin Ray. I'm always amazed at your outstanding work and ideas. I've been showing the wife your projects and she said that the top of the storage box would be anice place for a window planter with flowers. Maybe after you got to the show.
thanks agin
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Thanks Jim.
Your wife has an interesting idea there.

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