Building modified Everglade in Australia

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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby Bill Edmundson » Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:01 am

Looks Great! Want to come do the interior of my boat?

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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:18 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:Looks Great! Want to come do the interior of my boat?

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Np, I'll take that as a compliment thank you Bill, though going by your exceptionally precise workmanship you don't need any help from me :D
Here's where I have spent much spare time, the picture does not really convey the lay of the land very well, there was much soil to be dug and removed.
A fence and gate had to be moved to the front of house, a tree & stump removed ..ouch! a soil ramp to drive up on and you can see the grass is only a few weeks old grown from seeds.I murdered a hundred worms doing this project :cry: Just need to fill with gravel and she's almost done.
Will be replacing the wire fence with a 1.8mtr high Colourbond fence as well.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby mrintense » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:10 am

The interior is looking good Richard. Isn't it amazing the things we have to do as side projects for our builds. You are building a special pad to hold your camper. I am considering moving to a new house with a building to store the boat and contemplating buying a new tow vehicle!
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:33 am

mrintense wrote:The interior is looking good Richard. Isn't it amazing the things we have to do as side projects for our builds. You are building a special pad to hold your camper. I am considering moving to a new house with a building to store the boat and contemplating buying a new tow vehicle!



Thank you :shock: Though there is a lovely place in the next town along side a river with a huge building to hold the owners Boat and caravan that I would very much like to own, now how to convince the other half...hmmm..
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:30 am

Well , here we are over a year on the project and finally going to get to see what it looks like on the outside.I feel like I'm on the home stretch now though still much to do.Here's a few pictures of today's effort.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:52 am

Have been working on the outside cladding for the last week and I'm very happy with the results so far, the aluminum composite is very easy to work and relatively light as well.Finally starting to look a slide camper now, another week and I'll have the roof on.
I'm also working on the drawings for the sheet metal workshop , I will need two sheets of aluminum 1mm checker plate which will be cut and bent into the shapes I require the people I have found to do this are not too expensive which is good because I simply can not do it myself at home.
With any luck I may get this out of the workshop in January.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby hoodman » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:19 am

That's going to be an awesome, go-anywhere camper.

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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:34 am

hoodman wrote:That's going to be an awesome, go-anywhere camper.


Thank you hoodman, that's the idea suitable for free camping and caravan parks as well.

I've continued to work on the cladding and have now finished the sides and under the peak as well.
All the windows are now installed and it's nice to be seeing close to the finished product.
I'm itching to remove the protective plastic off the installed sheets but I'm playing it safe and will wait till the unit is parked outside.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:08 am

Had to wait a few weeks for the aluminum to be cut and pressed to order so things slowed down a bit, also this time of year their are other priorities.
Once the aluminum trim is complete I will fit the door then it will be time to get the camper outside on its pad so the rest can be completed.
Certainly come a long way and the process has taught me much.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:32 am

I'm very happy with the look I've achieved with the aluminum trim, another few days and I should have that completed.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:51 am

Placed a 7 minute video on YouTube of my camper build so far, all the cladding and trim work is all but done feel
free to have a look and let me know what you think.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL978eiYG3g
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:32 am

Platform no longer required and all but ready to drag the camper the rest of the way out the door next Sunday with the help of a few mates, while I was disassembling the platform I built the camper on I was just thinking WOW! Over a YEAR! Simply does not feel like it.
Getting it on the Ute will be a little tricky as the ground is not level so it will be steady as she goes while jacking and chocking.
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby jamundsen » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:34 am

ive been following this build.
very impressive
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby mrintense » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:41 am

Richard, congratulations on the build. I am quite sure you are going to have a great time this spring and summer. Well done!
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Re: Building modified Everglade in Australia

Postby AusDevil » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:44 pm

mrintense wrote:Richard, congratulations on the build. I am quite sure you are going to have a great time this spring and summer. Well done!


jamundsen wrote:ive been following this build.
very impressive



Thanks guys , hopefully all finished in a month ..... I will have to post a few pics of our maiden voyage.. :wink:
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