Prime Directive

Yeah, we’re geeks, so the title was a MUST. We (and by “we” I mean “Chad”, because I had an insane week and wound up having to go into work for a few hours to get our head above water. Chad stuck to our schedule, and did Clyde work. I did show up and bring him drinks and help clean up at the end. So, I wasn’t totally useless, just mostly) got the frame welded in the necessary spots (the one we discussed earlier AND another spot he found that had only a tiny spot of weld) and primed!

Primed for Fun!!!

Primed for Fun!!!

OK, it might not look like much, but getting all the old rust off and having it primed, it really feels like we’re moving forward! So, yay for us!!!!

Say goodbye to the bumper (formerly known as the Chillolator holder).

Say goodbye to the bumper (formerly known as the Chillolator holder).

Nekkid camper does not have a bumper!

Nekkid camper does not have a bumper!

Also, Chad removed the rear bumper. Mr. Metalsmith is simply NOT satisfied with it, so he’s custom building one that will also double as a storage tube for the sewer tube. He’ll be using 4 inch square steel. Because, in this house, we do not merely build… we overbuild!! I think I should get that made into a family crest for us!

Our plan is to put the floor in next week, while Chad is off work (he works this week, so that gives us plot and plan time. Ya know, to make ANOTHER trip to Lowes Home Improvement, where they know us by name).

Of course, being us, we had to have at least one “oops” moment. We were about to leave the camper, and realized we’d opened the roof vent, and needed to close it. We were both too short to reach it without standing on the frame. That had just been painted. Chad had to do some serious ninja moves. But, he got it closed. Yeah, only us.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Laura
    Oct 13, 2013 @ 21:53:05

    Good job you guys! I just spent most of the evening enjoying your entire blog, signed up for the email posts and just got the latest! We recently bought a little fixer upper so that I could decorate (lol) and are having to do plenty of demo and repairs that we weren’t planning on. I learned a lot tonight, so thanks for the blog. Hopefully we’ll all be able to camp next summer!

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    • clydethecamper
      Oct 14, 2013 @ 09:06:15

      Yeah, those old campers sneak up on ya. It looks like a little job and then, BOOM! LOL! I feel your pain!!! Glad we helped with your adventure! Keep me posted on how it turns out. I love knowing that other people are as crazy as we are!

      Reply

  2. sillyliss
    Oct 14, 2013 @ 09:52:32

    Wow, looking good!

    Reply

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