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OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 29, 2020 06:03PM

I paid for the sleeper box today and took the following pictures.
(The seller is kind enough to deliver it sometime by the middle of August. When he returns from his vacation.)

Here is what I got.

Front


Driver Side


Passenger Side


Back


Temperature Control Panel for Bunk AC and Heat


AC and Heater Unit

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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 29, 2020 06:07PM

1. I will be gutting it as soon as I get it home.

2. Making mounts for it to fit on the truck frame

3. Building a flip up bed to provide more room in the box, when I have to be inside and I'm not sleeper

4. Make a flip up table / desktop

5. Wire it for a refrigerator and microwave

6. Sometime during late fall / winter I'll get it painted white to match the truck

I'll install it on the truck, for the last time, once it has been painted and everything has been installed.

NOTE: I'll post pictures and info here as I work on this and once I'm done and ready to install it on the truck, I'll post that on G3500 Project thread..



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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 29, 2020 06:12PM

I wish I knew what Airstream uses to brush on over the inside seams of their trailers.

I would use it on the inside of this aluminum sleeper box, before I send it off to have it painted. Grin



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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: July 29, 2020 08:11PM

OttawaCorvairGuy Wrote:
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> I wish I knew what Airstream uses to brush on over the inside seams of their trailers.
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> I would use it on the inside of this aluminum sleeper box, before I send it off to have it painted. Grin


This stuff you want, right here! > > Vintage Trailer Supply, seam-sealer < <
It is actually rain gutter seam sealer. If you have a local guy that does "Continuous Rain Gutters", he may sell you a couple tubes.
If he just uses Silicone based sealers, forget it.
Also keep that fact in mind, and NEVER use him to replace your household gutters!
DO NOT use sillycone ! ! !

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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 30, 2020 11:26AM

What I would like to have in the my designed sleeper box.

* Fold up or out of the way bed.

* Small desk / table top (mounted under the bed)

* Seat that I sit on while working at a desk or eating (on the passenger side over the AC/heater compartment)

* Refrigerator (passenger side above the AC/Heater)

* Microwave (above the refrigerator with pull out shelf under the microwave)

* Flat-screen TV

* Power Converter (to operate the refrigerator and microwave)

* Extra Battery (for dry camping to operate the refrigerator, microwave and interior lights)

* Heat and AC (passenger side)

* Closet (driver side)

* Maybe - A very small compost toilet (stored under the bed or in the closet)



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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: July 31, 2020 01:02PM

Could not wait. Got it home a half hour ago..

If weather and body allow - I hope to gut it over the long weekend.

Then figure out what I'm taking off on the outside and how many rivets I will need.

Post pictures later..

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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: August 01, 2020 08:54AM

Started at 8 this morning and finished gutting the trim work, panels and carpet by 11:30...

Took a video at 11:38...

Post pictures later... Time to make some breakfast...

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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: August 01, 2020 10:05AM

Short video on FB, showing all the trim, panels and carpet has been removed.

https://www.facebook.com/104250501387066/videos/292415168486890

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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: August 01, 2020 03:29PM

Working more on the interior layout and design today.


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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: Johnniespeed ()
Date: August 02, 2020 09:20AM

I think I missed the beginning of your project, what are you using this for again ?
I forgot also, how many Ultra vans do you now own ?
Take care of your health, you ( like me) will need to live to be 150 years old to get all the projects completed.

John

1962 Rampside, 4.3 Vortec powered.
The thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.

Sparta Michigan.


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Re: OT - Plans for the sleeper box I just purchased
Posted by: OttawaCorvairGuy ()
Date: August 02, 2020 10:09AM

Johnniespeed Wrote:
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> I think I missed the beginning of your project, what are you using this for again ?
> I forgot also, how many Ultra vans do you now own ?
> Take care of your health, you ( like me) will need to live to be 150 years old to get all the projects completed.


Thanks.

1. My toy "Ultravan" hauler Making it easier to deliver Ultravans to their new owner(s)

2. Hundreds of them ggg

3. I've always looked at it this way; that I'll get done whatever I can and the good Lord lets me.

Plus I've always thought at some point; I'll find good homes for them.
(As a retired mechanic; I hope I have a better chance of getting them running again (not restored) and thus making it easier to find good homes.)

Closing:
It just took more years (10 to be exact) than I had hoped; to sell our house, to be come debt free = so that I felt more comfortable spending money and time working on them. Grin



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