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Post by pete1 » 06 Oct 2018, 5:25 am

So i think through life many of us DIYers have those projects that just take longer then so lets see some unfinished projects on there way or never got done.
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Post by Chappo » 06 Oct 2018, 12:57 pm

Yeah my wife is always telling me i never finnish what i st
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 06 Oct 2018, 1:03 pm

Chappo wrote:Yeah my wife is always telling me i never finnish what i st

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Post by Gaznazdiak » 06 Oct 2018, 4:42 pm

Nearly 3 years ago now I decided I could no longer live without an off-road camper trailer, and being tighter than a frog's blurter and suffering damn near fatal boredom at being unable to work, I decided to build my own.

I got about 80% done when poverty and ennui set in.

The fact that while building it, the rooftop tent on which I was basing it went from $800 to $1800 didn't help my motivation.

I don't know why the top 3 pics are showing sideways here, I have tried reorienting them before posting but they still come out sideways.

Given the dramas I'm having with my scope today, I am neither surprised at this additional failure, nor can I give an arse full of steam, so if you're interested, you'll have to turn your head.

Time for some more moonshine.
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Post by pete1 » 07 Oct 2018, 11:13 am

Gaznazdiak wrote:Nearly 3 years ago now I decided I could no longer live without an off-road camper trailer, and being tighter than a frog's blurter and suffering damn near fatal boredom at being unable to work, I decided to build my own.

I got about 80% done when poverty and ennui set in.

The fact that while building it, the rooftop tent on which I was basing it went from $800 to $1800 didn't help my motivation.

I don't know why the top 3 pics are showing sideways here, I have tried reorienting them before posting but they still come out sideways.

Given the dramas I'm having with my scope today, I am neither surprised at this additional failure, nor can I give an arse full of steam, so if you're interested, you'll have to turn your head.

Time for some more moonshine.


Looks well made mate :)
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 07 Oct 2018, 11:42 am

pete1 wrote:
Gaznazdiak wrote:Nearly 3 years ago now I decided I could no longer live without an off-road camper trailer, and being tighter than a frog's blurter and suffering damn near fatal boredom at being unable to work, I decided to build my own.

I got about 80% done when poverty and ennui set in.

The fact that while building it, the rooftop tent on which I was basing it went from $800 to $1800 didn't help my motivation.

I don't know why the top 3 pics are showing sideways here, I have tried reorienting them before posting but they still come out sideways.

Given the dramas I'm having with my scope today, I am neither surprised at this additional failure, nor can I give an arse full of steam, so if you're interested, you'll have to turn your head.

Time for some more moonshine.


Looks well made mate :)


Thanks Pete,

I wanted to try to bombproof it so I used 3mm wall tube all throught, chamfered all the welds and cold galvanized everything, I even splurged on a new welder to make the most of it.

I got an Australian made Boswell Inverter Combination. It's a stick welder, TIG, and plasma cutter in one unit, absolute ball-tearer.

Only one thing I'm not happy with is the floor. I used 3mm plate but despite clamping hell out of it and being super careful of heat expansion by welding small patches at at time and letting things cool, I still got a small ripple in the floor. I should have cut it a tad smaller and filled the gap with weld.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 07 Oct 2018, 11:51 am

pete1 wrote:
Gaznazdiak wrote:Nearly 3 years ago now I decided I could no longer live without an off-road camper trailer, and being tighter than a frog's blurter and suffering damn near fatal boredom at being unable to work, I decided to build my own.

I got about 80% done when poverty and ennui set in.

The fact that while building it, the rooftop tent on which I was basing it went from $800 to $1800 didn't help my motivation.

I don't know why the top 3 pics are showing sideways here, I have tried reorienting them before posting but they still come out sideways.

Given the dramas I'm having with my scope today, I am neither surprised at this additional failure, nor can I give an arse full of steam, so if you're interested, you'll have to turn your head.

Time for some more moonshine.


Looks well made mate :)


Thanks Pete,

I learned a lot of things not to do on a previous trailer build. I got a ute tray back and built a chassis to mount the dual axle suspension and hinge mount the tray, put a compact 4 stage 8t hydraulic ram under it and a 12v pump and reservoir in a toolbox at the front and hey presto, a 2t tipper.
Heavy bugger though, 670kg tare.

I wanted to try to bombproof the camper so I used 3mm wall tube all throught, chamfered all the welds and cold galvanized everything, I even splurged on a new welder to make the most of it.

I got an Australian made Boswell Inverter Combination. It's a stick welder, TIG, and plasma cutter in one unit, absolute ball-tearer.

Only one thing I'm not happy with is the floor. I used 3mm plate but despite clamping hell out of it and being super careful of heat expansion by welding small patches at at time and letting things cool, I still got a small ripple in the floor. I should have cut it a a couple of mm smaller and filled the gap with weld.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 08 Oct 2018, 2:12 pm

So how about you Pete?

Got any projects that got you all enthusiastic that waned halfway through?
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Post by pete1 » 09 Oct 2018, 4:19 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:So how about you Pete?

Got any projects that got you all enthusiastic that waned halfway through?


mmmm where to start two trailers never finished, two motorbikes not finished one 99% few other projects sold and got money back and bit extra so not to bad.
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 09 Oct 2018, 5:35 pm

pete1 wrote:
Gaznazdiak wrote:So how about you Pete?

Got any projects that got you all enthusiastic that waned halfway through?


mmmm where to start two trailers never finished, two motorbikes not finished one 99% few other projects sold and got money back and bit extra so not to bad.


That's refreshing, I thought it was just me being a slacker, seems it's a thing. :D
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Post by Stix » 09 Oct 2018, 6:05 pm

Nearly 18 years ago i bought a character home to renovate because i just love them & love the thought of renovating. :D

Ive mostly stripped it out... :clap:

Ive re-strutted the roof & replaced the loungeroom ceiling... :clap:

Prepped walls in one room... (well...partly...) :shock:

Filled every room with junk... :thumbsdown:

Aaannd...
....well thats about it... :D

Im a carpenter builder...the last thing i can be bothered doing is opening the trailer on a weekend when there is so much gun powder to burn...!!!

My OCD & high end perfection finish skills utterly forbid me to let other trades do the work...

All up ive had 3 trades help do some stuff & i fair dinkum nearly have heart failure at their ways... :crazy:

Sheesh...what am i to do...??!!! :unknown:
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Post by Gaznazdiak » 09 Oct 2018, 6:22 pm

Stix wrote:Nearly 18 years ago i bought a character home to renovate because i just love them & love the thought of renovating. :D

Ive mostly stripped it out... :clap:

Ive re-strutted the roof & replaced the loungeroom ceiling... :clap:

Prepped walls in one room... (well...partly...) :shock:

Filled every room with junk... :thumbsdown:

Aaannd...
....well thats about it... :D

Im a carpenter builder...the last thing i can be bothered doing is opening the trailer on a weekend when there is so much gun powder to burn...!!!

My OCD & high end perfection finish skills utterly forbid me to let other trades do the work...

All up ive had 3 trades help do some stuff & i fair dinkum nearly have heart failure at their ways... :crazy:

Sheesh...what am i to do...??!!! :unknown:


I think that goes with being persnickety about impressing yourself at doing something really well mate.

Since I was a kid and all through school my plans were veterinary medicine as my career.
After high school I decided to take a year to earn some bucks before starting uni.
Got a job at a mine and just fell in love with that dirt mate. Being able to able to make a 110t machine cut or fill to10mm or 15mm tolerance is wood inducing. Maybe its just the vibration :lol:

The landlord had a steep hill on the run over to the sheering sheds sealed to stop washouts and this stretch is in the house paddock right in front of the house, so I got to watch the works.

It still sh!ts me they got the drainage arse about.

Mate, I could have said so much to the young guys doing it to get things just so, but who wants to be that guy?
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Post by pete1 » 09 Oct 2018, 7:01 pm

Stix wrote:Nearly 18 years ago i bought a character home to renovate because i just love them & love the thought of renovating. :D

Ive mostly stripped it out... :clap:

Ive re-strutted the roof & replaced the loungeroom ceiling... :clap:

Prepped walls in one room... (well...partly...) :shock:

Filled every room with junk... :thumbsdown:

Aaannd...
....well thats about it... :D

Im a carpenter builder...the last thing i can be bothered doing is opening the trailer on a weekend when there is so much gun powder to burn...!!!

My OCD & high end perfection finish skills utterly forbid me to let other trades do the work...

All up ive had 3 trades help do some stuff & i fair dinkum nearly have heart failure at their ways... :crazy:

Sheesh...what am i to do...??!!! :unknown:



I know feeling of perfection its good when you finish it but pain when you need it done.
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