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Building a Camper - The Box - 8
Topic:body   Date: 2009-12-09
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Once the back is square, I screwed in some plywood on each side. I wanted to get this all in place quickly so that none of the wood warped.

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A closer shot:

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On the inside above the cab looking backward:

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Another shot:

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The box is done. The remainder is just bracing, painting, outfitting, etc., once the box is up, square, and supported well at the center. I'll write more later, but this particular database that the articles are stored on is going through a migration, and it might be awhile before I write more.

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Building a Camper - The Box - 7
Topic:body   Date: 2009-12-08
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My bed is a wee bit longer than standard because of the way I put it back together. I had to reinforce the rusted steel. Besides the center post, the next important piece is the back. It needs to be sturdy and square. I cut off some of the side rail to fit a vertical 2X4 in:

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I ran a 2X6 across the top and put another 2X4 underneath aligned with the new vertical 2X4:

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What we want is something sturdy and square to screw some plywood in to. Here is how the corner looks:

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Another shot of the top:

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Once I have boards on all four sides, where the opposite sides are the same length, all I have to do is hold up a level and shove the top until it is square:

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Building a Camper - The Box - 6
Topic:body   Date: 2009-12-06
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Another brace to hold the final ceiling panel:

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We are a box!

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Enclosed, well, except for the very back:

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It all fit very well together. The trick is the first piece, the anchor piece. The rest just emerges from that. I didn't have plans, really, although I drew a lot of them. I thought about this all the way from Seattle to Myrtle Point, and back again. I also walked a lot around Georgetown thinking about campers. At one point I figured the thing that made the most sense!!!! was converting an Isuzu NPR box truck.

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