Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Happy_Camper, Dec 7, 2014.
Nice choice of colour
Tim & Sasa
Thanks, looks a similar tone to yours haha.
You have two options with the cabinet material; either go to a local kitchen cabinet supplier and they will have laminated MDF by the truckload to choose from. Alternatively, go to one of the marine plywood suppliers and they have 'faced' marine ply but the face options will be more limited. The ply will be lighter than the MDF.
Hi yep I have gone to a kitchen cabinet supplier and can get 1200x2400 sheets for a very reasonable price. Will be buying it very soon.
check on the lightweight cabinet ply available now.
Don't know what its referred to as but looks like balsa in the lies. Assume its polownia ?
very light compared to normal rainforest hardwood and very stable in moist conditions.
has a suitable finished veneer for cabinets
less weight = more grunt and economy
I'll have to look into it, sounds like it could be the perfect solution. Thanks
Sound deadener installed today. Very happy with it.
Close up of the colour.
Looks great - are you going to do the floor with the sound deadener?
I'm not sure to be honest, I noticed you did, being a camper it will hae underlay and carpet in the back so that will act as a sort of sound deadener. Do you think it is worth whiled?
I was keen to make sure the minimum road noise came up through the floor - the dynamat really deadens the sound in the panels. Obviously the flooring (in my case will have a rubber floor) will add further noise reduction.
I also have the condensor mounted directly under with a couple of 1970's fans for the air con. I would definately do the engine under the rear seats and above the engine so the front and central floor don't add too much area to do.
Ahh okay the yeah, yours should be like a sound proof room haha.
Yeah I was thinking doing the front floor and under the front seats to prevent the noise from the wheel wells. And above the engine in the back. Thanks heaps for the advice. Will be definitely worth the extra effort.
The reassembly begins...
Slowly reassembling, got the poptop back in today and some of the windows.
It had it's first buff, very happy with the gloss.
Thanks it's nice to not get covered in dust every time I touch it haha
Been a while since I've updated the resto, been flooded with uni and work. But here some progress shots,
Update: seems my photos are too big file size. Will upload them later.
Getting close now
Been great attempting to do everything myself, pretty happy with how the kitchen turnt out gotta reupholster the rnr seat.
Cabinets look great, why the 240V fridge when 12V units are pretty cheap these days ?
Cheers, went for a 240v fridge for now, haven't set up the 12v wiring yet (dual battery etc) so just have this in the meantime.
You won't hear the Dak Dak!
Just wind the window down.......
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