Sunday, May 30, 2010

Progress! Seats and floor are in!

Sadly, this is actually not the blog that tells you the project is completely finished and all is perfect...I just wanted to give a bit of a progress report and a little preview of what things look like now. The floor and seats are in as you can see, but I do have to put all the trim, seat belts, outer armrests etc back in still. The picture does not do a great job with the color, the seats are a bit darker in person. Since we are really making such a dramatic change in the overall scheme of things, there are still many little future projects that will continue to make things more coordinated.

This was how the new floor looked on the workbench right before I installed it. A paper template was made to get the correct shape.

I am planning to be done to a point where we can get back on the road this week. Many blogs with details of these projects and the rest of the pictures are coming quick!

17 comments:

  1. Wow, this is going to be gorgeous, Mike! The seats look beautiful. Looking forward to the next set of pix. You don't have any carpet at all now? Cool.--J.

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  2. Mhhm, great seats! Mine are super comfortable but yours look lush. May have to add to the future list. :-)

    The flooring looks very complicated! Your patience and craftsmanship shows! I'm not sure I have that much patience. I think I'll leave the carpet up front and put down rubber mats, but I look forward to the future detailed post so I can see if you can sell the rest of us that we can do this!

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  3. Hi Mike,
    I love the seats, they look great and the floor looks interesting. I can't wait to see the finished project in person when you get here (HINT).
    Love you and your co-pilot,
    Mom

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  4. Wondered what had happened to you! That's a long time between posts. Glad to know your project is progressing well.

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  5. Oh. So that's how you do it, huh? A giant workbench. Well, if I had a giant workbench... Oh, never mind. It looks great!

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  6. Hey Everyone Thanks for the comments! Yeah Diane, I have been busy trying to get stuff done to get on the road so I wasn't blogging quite as often. I am far enough now that I can get back to regular posting :)

    No more carpet Judith! Yay!

    Mark, I think you will be surprised, it isn't that bad to do, just a little time consuming. I will get the more detailed post done soon.

    Mom, yeah, me and the co-pilot are planning on hitting the road this week so we will see you soon!

    -Mike

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  7. Yep Vickie, now you know my secret!!! Get a giant workbench and go poke Moby :)

    Thanks for your comments! Glad ya like it!

    -Mike

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  8. And the co-pilot loves you Mom! See you soon! Mwah!

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  9. It is looking great! I am envious of the seats. My are very uncomfortable. I can't wait to see the end results.

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  10. Lookin good! Those seats look soooooo comfortable! I need some like that for my Van, finding the right size seats will prove difficult it appears. At least finding good, cheap ones. The floor looks great!

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  11. Thanks LHOW and Laura Anne! I am about to take them for the first drive since installation :)

    Laura Anne:

    These seats came from http://www.discountvantruck.com/

    They have a lot of variations, maybe one of them will would fit the Westy? I know you have a bit less space to work with. Hope you are able to find something that fits with your cool designs so far!

    -Mike

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  12. Very nice....looking forward to your post of the details and more pics. We are going to have to redo the floor in our MH. What type of floor did you use??

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)
    http://freedom2roll.blogspot.com

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  13. Cool, thanks Mike! I am going to check it out right now. :)

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  14. Mike,

    Do you have any photos of creating the paper templates? Very cool work.

    Matt

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  15. I am sorry Matt, I don't but it is really an easy process I would be happy to walk you through any time ya like :) I used poster board to do it and just took my time taping more pieces on as needed and cutting anything that didn't look like what I wanted out! It is the same way I was able to get the walls in the shower project so accurate. Good process to get down pat! Next time I do a paper pattern, I will make sure I get pics of it I promise!

    -Mike

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  16. Mike: Just reading through all the comments on your floor installation. Did you have to take out all the cupboards etc and was it difficult. We have shower/bathroom area, plus kitchen sink area.

    Randy

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  17. Hi Randy, Nope, didn't have to take out the cupboards. The carpet wasn't under any of them. The flooring just butts up against it and looks fine. I could have put a trim board above it to help keep it "captured", but it didn't turn out to be necessary at all.

    Hope that helps :)
    -Mike

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