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#1 diymirage

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:26 PM

well, lary really did it this time

after he spilled a can of stinkbait in ma's winnebago during thier last noodling trip they are no longer allowed to take ma's ride out anywhere

so now he needs something new to go camping, fishing or hunting with
off he went to local cardealers but nothing was withing his budget

at his wits end he consulted his brother daryl and his other brother darryl and between the 3 of them they found the anwser
old man johnson used to have a dodge dealership and he still had some old stock sitting in the backyard...there had got to be something usefull in there and low and behold, they found just what they was looking for....a dodge deora WITH a camper back that needed only a little TLC (motor, tranny, frame, glass, paintjob, wheels and some bodywork....but the radio works like a charm)

and this is where the rebuild will take place....more soon to come :)

Edited by diymirage, 28 May 2011 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:31 PM

Hmmmmmm......

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:36 PM

Hmmmmmm......



i know, its mean to start a WIP thread without pics but ive had this idea roll around my head for about a year now, ever since a seen this movie (cant remember the name of it) where there was a hunter who showed up in a pickemuptruck converted to mobile hunting camp and i just got this deora in on trade, i guess i got carried away :)

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 03:59 PM

Here's the start of your project :)

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 05:23 PM

Oh no! :D Really, this looks like a fun project! That camper will be really unusual. And, I saw you're planning a diorama for it too ... cool! :)

That camper looks like it was MADE for the Deora ... was it really?

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#6 diymirage

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Posted 16 December 2010 - 06:02 PM

thanks ian
that is exactly right :)

Oh no! :lol: Really, this looks like a fun project! That camper will be really unusual. And, I saw you're planning a diorama for it too ... cool! :D

That camper looks like it was MADE for the Deora ... was it really?



yes i am, i got a few little tricks up my sleeve im not willing to share yet ;)

the camper is made for the deora, you just cant tell because the body is primered but it is all part of the same kit ;)

as soon as i get the wheels figured out i can start building the interior

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:33 AM

the guys hauled the deo home today and you wont beleive what they found

rusted out wheelwells :blink: in a dodge for crying out loud :)
and the bed wasnt all that great either so larry, daryl and his other brother darryl decided it was time for some cutting, grinding and welding

the entire bottom of the bed was removed and a new one was fabricated
while the boys where at it they also tubbed the wheel wells just in case they get their hands on a set of offroad tires (the best spots are always of the beaten paths)

since they had the welder out larry started making a roof rack for the camper and the boys drew up this here scetsh on how the interior will look

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i should be able to post some pictures tonight ;)

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 09:41 AM

rusted out wheelwells :blink: in a dodge for crying out loud :)

No! You don't say! :blink:





;) :blink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:04 AM

its all old man johnsons fault for leaving this one out in the field rather then in the pullbarn with the challengers and chargers and suchs :)

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:31 PM

now, you see, this is where your back story falls flat. no redneck builder EVER sketches out a plan. even if the do, they never EVER stick to it!

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 01:50 PM

now, you see, this is where your back story falls flat. no redneck builder EVER sketches out a plan. even if the do, they never EVER stick to it!


rednecks ?
where did you get rednecks from ?

that hill Williams to you sir :)

and just to prove you right , i prolly wont stick to the drawing :lol:

anyways here is what ive got so far :
the new bed (i know, there is gaps in the picture but once i glue it in place it will be a nice clean fit)

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and the roof rack for those ever so important supplies

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 02:30 PM

Interesting project, Eelco. Looks like your off to a great start.

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 04:31 PM

thanks Josh
starting things is one of my strongpoints :lol:
(lets not discuss finishing them)

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 05:58 AM

i had a wild hare and built a "space pickup" out of a deora... never liked how it turned out, so i re-did it as a littler red wagon. it's buried in packed boxes and i don't have pics... you're going to lift this one some i take it.... i was thinking about setting one down on a tank chassis.... now that Monogram has re-released the Patton m48, i just might DO that.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 07:38 AM

Interesting Eelco. But then your builds usually are. I have a couple of Deoras sitting around that are screaming to be built as a car hauler.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 09:46 AM

thanks Josh
starting things is one of my strongpoints :P
(lets not discuss finishing them)

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:58 AM

thanks guys

jim, i thought about building one as a car hauler but too many people done that already
you know...if your making two into one...i could use the glass B)


as for raising it up...i dont have the stock frame or any other underpinnings so im just gonna build it however it looks right

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:07 AM

Eelco, I know I have the glass for the newer version (yellow plastic) but am not sure about glass for the older, beat up body. I'll have to look. Please remind me a in few days in case I forget.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:27 AM

Eelco, I know I have the glass for the newer version (yellow plastic) but am not sure about glass for the older, beat up body. I'll have to look. Please remind me a in few days in case I forget.



i just so happen to be building the yellow version
(its hard to tell with the body allready in primer but i assure you it is)

anything you are looking for in return ?

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 11:55 AM

I was going to use the yellow body as the front of the car hauler so I'll need the glass for it. I have to look to see if I have the glass for the older version. Sorry for the confusion. I did write myself a note to look tomorrow when I'm out in the shop.