jclures DIY crossover camper

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by Gojeep » February 16th, 2018, 1:20 am

Always a good sign when you start painting and doing assembly for the last time. Looking very good there mate.
Cheers, Marcus

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by BigDutchy » February 16th, 2018, 9:02 am

Very very nice mate. Awesome caravan.

I dislocated and broke my humerus last Wednesday. Can't even zip up my pants...you are building a caravan...I am a big sissie ain't I.

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » February 16th, 2018, 9:10 pm

Hopefully the last time Marcus. :)
BigDutchy, it is the little things that get you, and some still get me after 40 years. :)

The kitchen is slowly taking shape, I hope to paint it over the weekend, then I can fit it and plumb it in. I had planned to put a stainless top on it but for now, I am just using the aluminium sheeting painted.
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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » February 26th, 2018, 8:10 am

The kitchen is fitted and painted and fitted.
Kitchen painted and fitted 01.jpg
I have only made the door for the storage area under the sink. I thought I would see if I liked the propeller plate shiny side out as the fronts before doing the draw fronts the same. Now it is in though I am happy with the look, so I need to finish the drawers with the same fronts.
The drain from the sink has the outlet on the outside end, I can either just use a bucket under it or use a sullage hose to run the sink water away.
Kitchen drain outlet 01.jpg
On the inside end of the kitchen I have allowed for 12v power on the kitchen with the grey Anderson plug and the yellow is the wiring to activate the water pump when the sink tap is turned on. The water line is plugged into the 12mm push lock fitting.
Kitchen power and water inlet 01.jpg
After getting it all fitted I found a problem with one of the kitchen drawer runners, I found this plastic bump stop broken. I don't know how but I will need to replace or fix this plastic bump stop. I have had a quick look on the internet but have had no luck finding a new spare part, surely I should not have to buy a new runner just to fix this.
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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by Peter Aawen » February 26th, 2018, 9:07 am

BigDutchy wrote:
February 16th, 2018, 9:02 am
Very very nice mate. Awesome caravan.

I dislocated and broke my humerus last Wednesday. Can't even zip up my pants...you are building a caravan...I am a big sissie ain't I.
Damn!! Dislocated AND broke your humerous.... Betcha didn't think that was funny! :boggle: :p


Now seriously, I hope you heal well & quickly with minimal pain - and you certainly are right about the Caravan! :thumb:
An Ex-Service person is someone who thought enough about their country & how great it is, how lucky we are to live here, to write a blank cheque made out to 'The People and Commonwealth of Australia' for the value of 'Up to & including my Life!'

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » February 26th, 2018, 12:33 pm

I have just spoke to Furnware Dorset who I brought the draw runners from. I can not buy the bump stop, I will have to replace the whole thing apparently. But they carry a life time warranty so they are sending me a new runner under warranty to replace the one I have.

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by ian.gonzo » February 26th, 2018, 1:58 pm

Getting a replacement is something I suppose, but still doesn't make up for all the farting around doing the re fitment for what must have been a faulty bump stop. Perhaps you can just pull the bump stop off the new runner and replace. Every thing else is looking super though and I bet you're starting to get a real good feeling that completion is just around the corner.

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » February 26th, 2018, 9:47 pm

Ian I don't know if it was faulty or something I have done, I told that to Furnware Dorset when I rang them looking for the part to fix the runner.
The way I have built the kitchen though it is quite easy to change the runner though, so I am quite happy with the result. :)

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » March 1st, 2018, 4:14 pm

I have named the camper, after a lot of consideration on a name, we have now settled on one. Nearly everyone that has a look at the build here, has made a comment that it shouldn’t break as I think it has been overbuilt a bit, or it is a bit robust.
This made me think of the word Robustus, after a quick google I found that it was a early offshoot of the human species.

http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/hum ... s-robustus

After being called a Neanderthal more than once in my life I thought this suits me.

So here it is, Robustus 355, (the 355 is the length of the main camper and plan number).
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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by Peter Aawen » March 1st, 2018, 4:49 pm

Love the Name!! And the Logo/Striping doesn't look too bad either! ;)
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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » March 2nd, 2018, 6:32 am

Thanks Peter, I ended up by using three different sellers on ebay to get what I wanted, name and artwork wise

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by ian.gonzo » March 2nd, 2018, 1:35 pm

Love the artwork, very smick, the rest of the build doesn't look too bad either.

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » March 2nd, 2018, 8:40 pm

Thanks Ian. :drink:

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by BigDutchy » March 4th, 2018, 5:01 pm

Peter Aawen wrote:
February 26th, 2018, 9:07 am
BigDutchy wrote:
February 16th, 2018, 9:02 am
Very very nice mate. Awesome caravan.

I dislocated and broke my humerus last Wednesday. Can't even zip up my pants...you are building a caravan...I am a big sissie ain't I.
Damn!! Dislocated AND broke your humerous.... Betcha didn't think that was funny! :boggle: :p


Now seriously, I hope you heal well & quickly with minimal pain - and you certainly are right about the Caravan! :thumb:
Sorry to crash your thread....but there must be time for a bit of a sop story...

I went to the beach with a few students from school. I have done this many times before. You will understand that as responsible leader
you are counting heads all the time. 5 kids in the water 2 on the beach, 4 in the water 3 on the beach. I leave "my kids" not 1 minute out of sight!
I am never by myself. There is always a co-worker.
All went well till I just counted heads in the water and I turned around in knee deep water to count heads on the beach. As I turned around I got knocked down by
a bit of a freak wave. I dislocated my arm up wards. While doing so it locked up and I had to get out the water with 1 arm in the air using the other to support this.
Must have been a silly sight. I warned one of the boys that I was going to the life savers and possibly needed to go to the hospital. This boy did warn my co-worker.
Unfortunately 60+ minutes passed between my fall and the ambo's arriving. I had kidney stones in the passed. This is about the same level of pain.....
That happy gas could not come quick enough. Anyway, I got my gear and did end up in hospital. After my arm was put back some Xrays were made.
1 broken humeral head, couple of torn tendons.
Specialist sent me for a CT Scan and an MRI
The news was not so good.
My humeral head is broken , my scapula is broken, I have nerve damage and my tendons are torn.
I have survived 51 years without braking a bone, never torn a tendon or done nerve damage. I have had stitches about everywhere but this was new....
I can tell you it's not fun. Fortunately it looks like things will be good again but I will be of from work for some time.
All this because of a silly wave.

OK back to you and of sop story!!

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Re: jclures DIY crossover camper

Unread post by jclures » March 5th, 2018, 7:21 am

I have a theory BigDutchy, the older I get the less I bounce. :)

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