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Started back at it, cleaning it up a bit more. Pulling the windshield to clean up around the windshield frame and replace the trim with a black rubber molding instead i'm thinking.  I broke the windshield pulling it out (not a surprise) but have a new one coming. Gonna paint the wiper arms black again also.

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oh my my oh hell yes Toyhome put on that party dress.........:sorcerer:

you're really inspiring the way you're fixing that thing up.  please post lots of pix that windshield work, as my IPO replaced the windshield but butchered the valance reinstall....held in with silicone....:angry:

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On 4/7/2016 at 0:53 PM, payaso del mar said:

oh my my oh hell yes Toyhome put on that party dress.........:sorcerer:

you're really inspiring the way you're fixing that thing up.  please post lots of pix that windshield work, as my IPO replaced the windshield but butchered the valance reinstall....held in with silicone....:angry:

Thanks i'll be sure to take some more detailed pics. I ordered some touch up paint also.  There are a couple small spots of surface rust i need to clean up before the windshield goes back in.  Unfortunately the new windshield is 2-3 weeks out, my supplier was out of stock, so it is coming from Ohio.

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Cleaned up a few of the surface rust areas and used touch up paint before installing the windshield.  I bought a 31mm universal windshield molding to take the place of the original metal trim.  I've used universal molding on quite a few vehicles and usually have good luck with it.  The top corners of the windshield are a tight radius so i did have to notch the molding so it wouldn't pull off the glass but i'm going to go back later after the windshield is installed and just use a little black touch up paint so you really won't be able to tell that the molding is cut.  Over all i was pleased with the molding.

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new windshield

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touched up

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molding on

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notched corners to make the radius

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installed

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14 hours ago, payaso del mar said:

where did you get the molding?

Yes I got it on ebay. I ordered 75 feet of it so if you need some let me know and i'll sell you enough to do a windshield if you want.

14 hours ago, Derek up North said:

It's all over FleaBay.

 

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wiper arms repainted and on and also i used the windshield urethane on the upper corners where i notched the molding to fill in the gap.  

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Took the mirrors off yesterday, sanded them and repainted.

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Next up the gf is making new curtains for the interior and we want to recover the padding for the seats.  Also whats everyones opinion on updating the interior/flooring and painting the walls/cabinets white? Would it be best to leave it original as possible or do you not think it would detract from the value of it?

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Damn man- That Looks Really friggin nice!

 

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I'd love to buy a custom fuel fill box cover off you like the one you made

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I say it is best to choose an interior colour that is aesthetically pleasing to the both of you. My interior is white; The former wood-like panelling was claustrophobic. As for lost value for straying from original? You already crossed that bridge with the wheels. There comes a point when something looks so much better than new that the value goes up.

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It's a house. Decorate it like you would a house. Not many people choose to paint the whole inside of their house white. Coordinating colors with fabric in subtle tones creates an expensive finished look. If in good shape, leaving some of the wood, like maybe just bottom cabinets, can add interest. There are online programs for home decorating where you can do mock-ups and see how you like it.

Linda

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On 6/23/2016 at 9:47 PM, funkyninja23 said:

Damn man- That Looks Really friggin nice!

 

Thanks, lots of time put into it, but at least it didn't cost alot of money to do so!

On 6/24/2016 at 9:20 AM, Totem said:

I'd love to buy a custom fuel fill box cover off you like the one you made

If you could send me your old one i could fab one up.

On 6/25/2016 at 3:04 AM, Allan said:

I say it is best to choose an interior colour that is aesthetically pleasing to the both of you. My interior is white; The former wood-like panelling was claustrophobic. As for lost value for straying from original? You already crossed that bridge with the wheels. There comes a point when something looks so much better than new that the value goes up.

Yea i think we are going to just paint it the way we would like. As long as its done nice i don't think it'll take away from the value. As for the wheels they are still the original, just painted and chrome rings put on.

On 6/25/2016 at 10:12 AM, linda s said:

It's a house. Decorate it like you would a house. Not many people choose to paint the whole inside of their house white. Coordinating colors with fabric in subtle tones creates an expensive finished look. If in good shape, leaving some of the wood, like maybe just bottom cabinets, can add interest. There are online programs for home decorating where you can do mock-ups and see how you like it.

Linda

Thanks for your input Linda, always appreciated.  Curtains were made up over the weekend and she did some priming and will do some painting this week. I'll be sure to post pics. Also a few more little tweaks are in the works. I'll keep you posted :)

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Thought i'd put up a few pics of it in its natural habitat :)  Also i installed HID headlights last week.  Much brighter over stock.

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excellent work. i love the monterey liesure models and its not just because i too have one.. hehe..no bias here.

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Got rid of the steps i was using and had to carry around and installed a single pull out step.  Was pretty solid bolted thru the floor, but i welded a threaded rod to each side of the step bracket and to the frame of the camper. Now it doesn't budge even a little when stepped on.

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Welded a bumper hitch to the camper today to pull a small trailer if i need. Also stripped off the paint and repainted it black to match the front bumper.

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your sunrader is rapidly approaching the better than factory standard; that to which all others shall be judged against. Simply beautiful work, love it.

Wasn't kidding when i said i'd love to buy a gas cap well cover like yours. mine is crumbling. i believe its identical to yours in dimensions.

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13 minutes ago, Totem said:

your sunrader is rapidly approaching the better than factory standard; that to which all others shall be judged against. Simply beautiful work, love it.

Wasn't kidding when i said i'd love to buy a gas cap well cover like yours. mine is crumbling. i believe its identical to yours in dimensions.

Thanks for the compliment!  I can make one for you, i don't have my old one to make another template and i don't really wanna pull the new one since it is screwed and glued in already. If you can get your old one off and keep it mostly intact i can work with that.

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heck ya you are on. .. as soon as my last summer trip is done, i will send it over.

another question... how hard was it to source that glass to the windshield and install it. JDE has me a bit worried now.. that i wont be able to get a shop to do it.

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1 hour ago, Totem said:

your sunrader is rapidly approaching the better than factory standard; that to which all others shall be judged against. Simply beautiful work, love it.

Wasn't kidding when i said i'd love to buy a gas cap well cover like yours. mine is crumbling. i believe its identical to yours in dimensions.

Ok let me know when you get it pulled.

 

The glass isn't an issue getting.  Its the same as an 84 toyota pickup and there are thousands of those on the road so don't worry about that.

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Peace,

Thank you for sharing the details of your remodel. Can you share the dimensions of the metal frame you fabricated for the tail lights? 

Patrick

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