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    Go big or go home:

    The home for our pair of new 20-pound propane tanks. Mounting brackets are on the way. Had to relocate the middle step outboard a few inches, which ironically makes the driver and passenger side steps symmetrical now...
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    The extension for the right side of our front porch.
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    Our $440 aluminum scissor-folding stairs. They are the tallest we could buy, and I still had to fab up a 6" drop-down bracket for the mount.
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    The front wall (the final wall). The double 4x4s on the left side of the front doorway, are to mount the third winch to, the winch to pull the motorcycles up the ramp and drawbridge into the garage.
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    The framing for the rear drawbridge. The 4x8" beam is to attach the other half of the hinge to. It also should make the lower rear corner a little tougher, since it's reinforced with two 4x8" beams. The tie-down is to assist in making sure that everything we build is as square as we can make it.
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    The other side wall, built flat on the floor.
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    Here is the framing for the roof and one side wall, laying in the yard while we used the floor surface to build the other side wall. The double 4x4s at the back of the side walls, is to anchor the winches for the drawbridge.
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    Here is the completed floor. Note the drain plumbing exiting the bottom of the overhang at the front. Once the floor was done, we were able to use it as a working surface to build the ceiling, walls, and drawbridge.
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    That's what I'm doing, but then I have to crop the top and bottom, because my screen is not the same shape as my pics...
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    Yup...
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    Here is the foam all trimmed after hardening, ready for the top layer of 3/4" tongue and groove plywood to be installed with screws and urethane construction adhesive.
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    Go big or go home:

    My pics are too big- this website will not allow me to upload them. I have to resize them manually on my phone, before uploading them.
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    Here is the floor with all the insulation in and foam-sealed all the way around every single piece of insulation, to make it absolutely airtight.
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    Go big or go home:

    Here is the floor, with the 4x8 beam across the back for mounting our full-width drawbridge hinge. In this pic we have started installing the 3.5" thick polyiso rigid foam board insulation with an R-value of 24.
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    Here is the floor, flipped right side up. The additional reinforcements in the floor for our Japanese Ofuro soaking tub is visible in the left front corner, as well as the 1.5" drain plumbing for our kitchen and bathroom. In the right front corner, is the floor reinforcement for our...
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    Go big or go home:

    It's a little harder to post pictures here, because I gotta resize every single one, but I'll try to get on that...
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    Go big or go home:

    The MK27 would be nice too, but I don't know when we're going to start seeing them go to auction...
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    Go big or go home:

    Yesterday we framed the last wall. We have all the walls, the roof, and the drawbridge all stacked laying down on the floor under a heavy duty tarp until today's rain passes. We hope to be able to erect it this weekend.
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    GM G80 locker axle transplant on Sprinter along with 4x4 conversion

    As far as your project goes, you sound like a smart guy, and you've gotten some good input from Len.Baron too. The 9.5 is,as has already been pointed out, kind of an "orphan" axle, but it does meet your needs. Like Len.Baron, I am not a big fan of the gov-lock. I'd trade your G80 axle for an...
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