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  3. Grime_Divine

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    No, I wish! so youre telling me the roof has overhead aluminum tube framing and also the rear wall has some aluminum tube framing? this sounds like great news.
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  5. Hi all, I have been away chasing other interests & not checking in like I should.. Haven't been using my Chinook as much as I did... Our band broke up this past summer & only used it a few times.. I have been thinking about selling it if the Bus I am looking at comes down a few bux. I really miss the space that my old 4104 offered, I have my eye on a REALLY NICE one that is not being used much.. They take it to Fla. in the winter & seldom use it in the summer..Maybe to a couple races... I will post info in the classifieds if & when I make a decision....Saying HI to all my old friends.......................donnie
  6. Thank you! Though I was primarily wondering of based on what is seen in the photos, this is something that can be done one problem at a time rather than literally stripping the whole thing down to nothing. For example the crack above the side door (wouldnt let me upload but the right side panel is cracked from the top right of the door to the top) Would it be a viable plan to work on let's say just a panel at a time, and the problems beneath it (like reinforcing certain areas) rather than stripping everything apart and re-doing the entire exterior. Interior work will come after I am sure the body is structurally sound. Want to make sure it is solid, water-proof, and strong enough for many many trips. Then I will be gutting the inside and fully customizing it. At that point I will be geared towards learning about the electrical system and piping systems as I put it all together. Oh also there is a small hole in the floor above the back left wheel from a presumed blowout. All things that seem like they could be done one at a time, but the last owner insisted it had to be totally taken apart and re-done (which is not doable for me)
  7. Read all of the Odessy 4x4 rebuild... ahttp://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/10983-the-1990-toyota-odyssey-v6-4x4-that-we-call-the-comvee-warning-long-post-with-photos/& AND the 86 Conquest rebuild...http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/9620-86-conquest-complete-rebuild/&tab=comments#comment-88273
  8. Hi all! I just purchased a Sunrader that was already gutted. I want to start designing my rebuild. I was curious if people could lead me to old threads or info on the best ways of reinforcing the walls and roof structure. I am tending to believe my roof is sagging, but not sure. From floor to ceiling it measures right at or just shy of 72 inches. Does anyone know the correct measurement? I have seen the way the Bound for No Where used cut down 2x4s as studs and fiber glassed over them on the walls for support. Is this the best method? Also Why not use aluminum studs? Thanks again!! Glad to be part of the community and learn as much as possible during this journey!!
  9. Maineah

    Sensor panel for '87 Sunrader

    They are not super easy to instal however you can use the existing wiring. The instructions are top rate and they are excellent units very accurate. The old ones were pretty useless brand new these things are the best hands down worth all the effort. I will give you a tip on the external tanks underneath once they are installed undercoat them with spray on undercoat.
  10. Iflyfish

    Sensor panel for '87 Sunrader

    Thanks Derek. Appreciate the info. Iflyfishguagingmytanks
  11. neubie

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    By the way, did you get any original manuals with yours? Conquest paperwork isnt yet discoverable in the wild.
  12. neubie

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    For the rest of the body I can confirm from personal experience too. Come to think of it, I met aluminium tubing in the rear light housing, so its a complete tubular frame just as Ben shows it. He just rewelded it. Not spaced all that close though, roof tubes are spaced about two feet except for the air conditioner vent where it 14inches. But its quite a bit better than purely stick framed models.
  13. Well the site wont let me post the pics of the crack above the door for some reason. So yea. Just looking for a finger pointed in the right direction. Will be first going through the process of registration and such so just trying build up a stockpile of info for which direction to start once I get it registered under my name.
  14. K so the old owner said they are thinking this will need a literal total body rebuild. I will post the pic of the crack above the door, this wouldnt let me post more photos. These are of the primary physical damage. Looking for how to best approach this build and what exactly can be done and how (or resources showing how) Thank you, I look forward to getting to know y'all throughout this build. Wish me luck that the circumstances work out and I can finish it in time.
  15. Grime_Divine

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    Thanks everyone! That's what im looking for. thanks!
  16. linda s

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    Here's a picture of the overhead of an 87 Conquest stripped open. Sure looks like aluminum framing to me. http://toyotamotorhome.org/forums/index.php?/topic/5535-weekend-cabover-tearout-and-replace/&tab=comments#comment-37965 Linda S
  17. Derek up North

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    Sounds like every description of frame extensions I've ever read, therefore not a surprise! :)
  18. linda s

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    The frame was aluminum but Ben wasn't happy with it. He said there were a lot of bad welds so he rebuilt it from scratch. Some people are very particular. Hmm, I know of at least one other guy here just like that Linda S
  19. Odyssey 4x4

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    I have not watched all of his videos and I may be confused but isn't the frame in that video one that he fabricated himself?
  20. neubie

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    The frame of a conquest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77H4aPptpd0
  21. neubie

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    This series of videos
  22. neubie

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    gulfstreams have plenty of metal framing in the roof, though even more would not have hurt. The rear wall is likely mostly wood like any other model, not sure whats going on there. They had ladders, so presumably some support structure was embedded, cant say for sure since its been a while since I saw the back walls undone. There is a set of videos of the deconstruction of an 86 conquest by a forum member on youtube that should provide definitive answers.
  23. Odyssey 4x4

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    Surprisingly the back wall was 100% wooden construction, un-suprisingly it was 100% rotted into a mucky wooden soup. If it had been rear ended by a bicyclist he would have went straight through into my living room! The roof was also 100% wood.
  24. neubie

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    Yes, there is aluminium framing even on the older models. If you are tearing down the roof then you will meet even more metal than just the frame.
  25. Grime_Divine

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    Interesting. I definitely have some over the overhang, but not sure otherwise. Did your odyssey have aluminium framing for the back wall as well?
  26. Grime_Divine

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    Thanks Linda! I actually came across that brochure from my own research but wasnt sure if my earlier model still had the same stuff. Ill keep looking, if no one seems to know. Worst case ill just rip the wall out !😉
  27. linda s

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    Well the later V6 models certainly did. Here's a brochure that says tubular aluminum framing. https://www.gulfstreamcoach.com/media/uploads/1/11066_1991-Conquest-Toyota-Micro.pdf Linda S
  28. Odyssey 4x4

    Gulfstream Conquest, Aluminum framing?

    I am unsure about the Gulfstreams but I can tell you that my Odyssey has aluminum wall framing. Here is a current pic...
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