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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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where is the hammock mod that ya'll were talking about. i didn't see any pics!


Found these in his gallery:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

where is the hammock mod that ya'll were talking about. i didn't see any pics!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an interesting looking trailer hitch mod. Probably strong enough to hold a bike rack ...
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Guess its time to peel the sticker.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PVC and most plastics degrade in UV light, they will become brittle and will break easily.


Not likely anytime soon... They don't stay outside but for a couple days at a time, when in use... Smile

It cost me $2 ea. to build.... Smile if they last a year i'm happy.... I'll make more ... I actually made 4 and gave 2 away... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PVC and most plastics degrade in UV light, they will become brittle and will break easily.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh and before anyone gets injured purity feelings, the icebox I found was a POS with rotten wood and peeling veneer...

Oh, I thought you were going to try and justify those blue curtains within a red Bus Eh?

Laughing ahahahaha, just kidding! When I get my hitch made I'll have to do the same thing for my sweetie. She luvs hammocks. Great idea. So...does the other end tie to a tree, one of the kids, or just magically float in the air by itself?

<edit>N'ermind, I see you said "tree".
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its fabricated
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You are going to refigirator hell for what you did to that ice box!!!


But he redeemed himself with that rear bumper mounted hammock, lordy!



Is that hammock thingy for sale or needs to be fabricated?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You are going to refigirator hell for what you did to that ice box!!!


But he redeemed himself with that rear bumper mounted hammock, lordy!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are going to refigirator hell for what you did to that ice box!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool stuff....... Cool I just got a hammock... Smile may have to look into that type mount....
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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rear bumper mounted hammock stand, pictures will follow.




Copied your gutter idea, but made this one from some Aluminum rod and pipe.
The lamp is a shitty ikea lamp powered with LEDs and running off the house battery. The paper accordion shade compresses and stores in a small space.
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Oh and before anyone gets injured purity feelings, the icebox I found was a POS with rotten wood and peeling veneer. I never liked how much interior space those things swallowed up anyway, so I trimmed height and depth, put a new floor and top on it, and skinned the door and 'countertop' with some brakeformed and distressed Aluminum
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:14 pm    Post subject: Yet another camping tip -- a water tank dipstick Reply with quote

This one is for those who have the late 60's/early 70's Westfalia icebox with sink. Those with other setups will have to do their own research.

I always wondered how much water was in the tank, so one day I drained it completely and added water in gallon increments, marking each level on a wooden dipstick. The dipstick is about 28" long 1" wide, and maybe 1/4" thick, and is made of a wood that shows clearly which part is wet and which is dry. (Mine is made of a piece of scrap mahogany, but other woods open-pore woods like walnut would probably work).

Find a nail that's longer than the filler opening is wide. About a half an inch from one end of the dipstick, drill a hole the same diameter as the nail, and insert the nail. From the hole, measure out and label the following distances:

8 gal -- 2"
7 gal -- 9 5/8"
6 gal -- 12 7/8"
5 gal -- 16"
4 gal -- 19 1/4"
3 gal -- 22 1/8"
2 gal -- 25 1/4"

To use it, just push it into the tank until the nail makes contact with the filler. The water level is easily read by noting where the dry area ends and the wet area starts.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice but I'd be afraid of bending the gutters.


Not with PVC. It would give before the metal.


I think you could hang a Smart car from the gutters. My bus at one time in it's life was clearly picked up by crane with a strap around the midsection. The rockers/seams on both lower sides were bent from this as one would expect. The gutters, however which must have also bore a lot of pressure have only a slight indentation from the strap, and were not going to bend back without taking a torch to them, so I left them there as kind of a beauty mark.

Would be cool to know all of the places our vehicles have been before we had them...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naw you're gonna want to use that for your cruise control. Better than a brick.


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Tom Powell's idle stick could also come in handy for setting RPM
at 3500 when setting the timing by yourself, as you are already holding a strobe and trying to turn the dizzy and watch the pulley.

I have used a similar wood dowel, running horizontally from the gas pedal
to the seat frame, to "dial in" RPMs for timing and even when breaking in a brand new engine for 20 minutes!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Powell's idle stick could also come in handy for setting RPM
at 3500 when setting the timing by yourself, as you are already holding a strobe and trying to turn the dizzy and watch the pulley.

I have used a similar wood dowel, running horizontally from the gas pedal
to the seat frame, to "dial in" RPMs for timing and even when breaking in a brand new engine for 20 minutes!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They won't bend or damage the gutters at all.. .... they worked great this past weekend....they had oil lamps on them for 2 days... no problems at all... Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you come to the next VW Camper Family gathering, you will see that most of us are now using the PVC lantern hanger thingies.

Our gutters are doing fine, though our minds are often in the gutter.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I still wouldn't risk it.


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Nice but I'd be afraid of bending the gutters.


Not with PVC. It would give before the metal.

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