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Teardrop: Move Day

July 25, 2018 by
Teardrop: Move Day

The day I’ve been racing to be ready for is here: move day. The trailer is at least basically ready. The lights are wired up, the doors and hatch all latch. Time for a 1324 miles drive. I left Austin … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

July 21, 2018 by
Teardrop: Bureaucracy Day

The day has come… It is time to get a VIN, a Title and Licenses Plates! That means today is Bureaucracy day! Or, if you like, you can call it Stand In Line day, or Which of These 10 Forms … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Exterior Sub-skin

July 12, 2018 by
Teardrop: Exterior Sub-skin

The long term plan is to skin the teardrop in aluminum. That aluminum will sit on top of a base of plywood. This last couple of weeks have been about getting the skin on. Side Walls It is finally time … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Prepping for Skin

June 16, 2018 by
Teardrop: Prepping for Skin

Today was all about prepping the trailer to install the skin on the passenger side. I’ve finished the wiring that side. I’ve installed the insulation. The two things I need to finish before I can glue down the 1/4″ plywood … Continue reading

Bed End Storage Box – Reclaiming Century Old Pine

June 13, 2018 by
Bed End Storage Box – Reclaiming Century Old Pine

My wife recently started a post-doc continuing her work on a Antarctic Marine Protected Area. With that came a move to California, first for her and later this summer for me. The job is temporary, and our rental house tiny, … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Galley Counter and Upper Cabinets

March 26, 2018 by
Teardrop: Galley Counter and Upper Cabinets

Over the last few days I’ve begun work on the galley area in earnest. The counter top itself was installed as a part of the rear bulk head and internal cabinets. It is a 1/2″ piece of plywood. This plywood … Continue reading

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Teardrop: His and Hers Closets

November 22, 2017 by
Teardrop: His and Hers Closets

With the front interior complete, it is time to turn to the rear area over our feet. This area is basically wasted volume. Instead, large open cabinets will give us a place to store our clothes and other bulky items. … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Front Upper Cabinets

November 2, 2017 by
Teardrop: Front Upper Cabinets

The front of the teardrop is curved. About mid way up this curve I wanted to add cabinets. The top of the lower storage area will act as a counter. This is similar to how a kitchen works with lower … Continue reading

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Teardrop: Walls and Bulkheads

October 23, 2017 by
Teardrop: Walls and Bulkheads

It’s been another long interval, but I’ve started to make some real progress. I can see the camper’s shape starting to come together. Since the last update, I’ve glued the inner skin on the walls. I’ve also cut the door … Continue reading

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