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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby gavio » March 1st 2017, 8:57pm

draining straight down into a garden hose and out into the world. Yes, bio-d soap only for all my tree-huggin' hippie pals out there


I do the same for now, but for the record, it's illegal regardless of what kind of soap you use, so you might want to think about toting a bucket or some such that you can have the hose drain into when you are camped in plain view of others....
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 5th 2017, 3:52am

Got some work done on the kitchen. Main drawer is almost ready, need to do the lid on the center still.
Here's the mock up...

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Next, got the drawer front to put on then the slides before blowing it all apart and gluing it all back together.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby zach914v8 » March 5th 2017, 4:23am

Looks good Wimp, I like it.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby nonhognonhog is online! » March 5th 2017, 6:02am

Looks like a nice set up. Be some time before I get to that stage. Good to have you (and others) to steal ideas from.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby 1lowcab1lowcab is online! » March 5th 2017, 6:15am

Looking good whimp, that is a nice set up.
Looks like you got some woodworking skilz there my man! :thumbup:
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 5th 2017, 8:12am

Thanks guys, I'm pretty happy with it so far. This is the first wood project I've ever done that didn't immediately dismantle itself....it's actually fun!

I'm adding a metal bracket that will pop in and hang out the front to hold 2 small plastic bins...wash n rinse. The big pot in there is my water heater and I have a battery operated shower that makes a good dishwasher too.
I just ordered a small water dispenser that will slide in the middle bin perfectly....more to come!
Gavio- copy that, I'll look into grey water tank.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby falconvan » March 5th 2017, 12:49pm

Looks great, should make a cool multi-use vehicle.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby MI_Ghost » March 5th 2017, 2:48pm

And this will be available in kit form when ?? :mrgreen:
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby WoodButcher » March 6th 2017, 2:12am

Wimpazz wrote:Thanks guys, I'm pretty happy with it so far. This is the first wood project I've ever done that didn't immediately dismantle itself....it's actually fun!


If it lasts one day longer than the warranty,,


your hired! :D
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby RonRod » March 7th 2017, 4:55pm

Looking good Wimpy!

For the grey water tank, I bought a 2 gallon gas can that I plan to paint and then mount underneath my van near the water drain. There will be a short section of hose that can run straight into the can, or straight down, depending on what type of camping we are doing. Another option I considered for situations where we must collect the grey water (National Park campgrounds and the like) was a collapsable bucket like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KXECQ82?psc=1. We have something like this for our kiddo to play with, and it's surprisingly sturdy.

Not to thread hijack, but a question...

Gavio, I've always known soap is not good- we mostly just do water and paper towel wipe downs for not-too-messy meals like grilled cheese. However, I didn't know it was full on illegal to use any soap (including Camp Suds). Can you point to which law we're breaking?
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 9th 2017, 10:29pm

I got no clue, but my ranger friend confirmed its part of national state parks regs (he thinks most local too, not sure how it flows down).
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 10th 2017, 12:16am

WoodButcher wrote:If it lasts one day longer than the warranty,,

your hired! :D


Heck that's EASY... I'll just make the warranty 1 day long!
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby gavio » March 10th 2017, 2:52am

[quote]Gavio, I've always known soap is not good- we mostly just do water and paper towel wipe downs for not-too-messy meals like grilled cheese. However, I didn't know it was full on illegal to use any soap (including Camp Suds). Can you point to which law we're breaking?

Well, I kind of oversimplified in my earlier post, the reality is not straightforward..... Regs vary depending on whether you are on BLM land, USFS land, private land, whatever, and also vary some from state to state.... In general, it isn't about the soap, it's about the food bits - concern here is that they could go septic, thus creating a bacteria hazard (as well as an odor issue)... Here's a link to an explanation from a rep of the BLM, which gives you some idea of how it works:

http://www.rvboondockingnews.com/2010/1 ... issue.html

In some jurisdictions, any water with food in it is considered blackwater, so then it's different ballgame as that is strictly illegal.....

I haven't seen any simple all-encompassing explanation of the regs, but I think it makes sense to be aware.....
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby srdragonusa » March 11th 2017, 6:22am

Wimpazz wrote:Got some work done on the kitchen. Main drawer is almost ready, need to do the lid on the center still.
Here's the mock up...

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Next, got the drawer front to put on then the slides before blowing it all apart and gluing it all back together.


I have a pretty good shop in my garage you should come down one weekend. I'd love to help you out with some of this stuff. Oh and did I mention I use Sketchup too it works great for this stuff too.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 11th 2017, 3:10pm

Right on thanks Paul! I actually finished the drawer yesterday, so I only have the enclosure left to do which is real simple.
This was more about seeing of the idea would actually work and maybe making something that wasn't total crap. Realistically, I should trash what I made and rebuild fresh with everything I learned...but I'm too lazy for that haha.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby WoodButcher » March 11th 2017, 3:18pm

That's the way it always works.
You know the guy that painted the Mona Lisa?
He heated his house with canvas,,,
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 14th 2017, 10:31pm

It's always important to check in on your plans from time to time, as we know goals move, we get distracted, etc...
Here's a check on our project so far...


- 4-6" DIY Lift, Lumpy-Fab & TurnNBurn Tech based
Did Wimptech 3+1", pretty close!

- NP233 TransferCase Swap w/ push button control by Gavio
TnB grabbed the Tcase for me, working on a simple stepper motor config for controller.

- Tires/ Wheels (Jeep Take-offs)
Jeep backspacing is 6", we need about 4". Didn't want to do spacers, so went with other wheels.

- Wimptech Jeep front bumper mod w/ winch & bush guard
Stock Jeep bumper for foreseeable future

- Wimptech rear Jeep bumper mod (pending)
Back burnered

- Wimptech android-based control panel
.... bluswitch wireless accessory controller
.... Torque real-time data acquisition
.... audio/ visual entertainment center w/ bluetooth audio
BT controller installed, stock radio mod done! Working on all new mission control panel to replace stock glovebox assy, stay tuned...

- Wimptech Safari Rack w/ front LED bar, Rear LED spot and alley lights (pending)
Will probably go off-the-shelf. Front light bar ordered this week.

- ARB or similar roll-out awning
Homemade version on back burner.

- Herbie-tech rear Jerry can holder
way back burner

- Solar panel
Lotto win pending

- Interior build:
.... Kitchen/ cabinets by diycamperkits
.... Folding rear seat/ bed with storage
Dude disappeared,, ohh well, doing Wimptech chuck box

.... Full insulation w/ hard wood floors by TurnNburn
DONE!

.... Passenger side swivel seat
.... Sliding center console, inspired by Lumpy-Fab and Borzoi
In process

.... Modified 'Tesla' battery box by Cargocrawler
.... 2k pure sine power inverter
.... FANtastic roof fan
All back burner for now

.... Mini fridge, sink, onboard water, etc.
.... Outdoor shower
Starting small/ cheap scale with a cooler and battery powered shower head, along with small removable water jug and upgrade as required.



Build Time= 6 months, which means 12 months in Wimpy-years.
Been 4 months so far, still on Wimpy schedule!
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby nonhognonhog is online! » March 14th 2017, 11:01pm

Good to plan ahead! I don't even want to think about the many mini projects I have waiting for me. Finish the six or seven I have yet to complete. LOL
Great thread.
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Superno-van » March 15th 2017, 1:24am

Wimpazz wrote: Lotto win pending

Lol, I think you could add a few things to your list depending on how that goes :lol:
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Re: TK421 Build; codename: Stormtrooper

Postby Wimpazz [OP] » March 15th 2017, 2:00am

good point... TWO solar panels! :rofl:
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