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  1. The Artisan

    Ford Transit cab/chassis with DIY composite camper

    I am not sure what they were going to do, I was going to polyurea coat it if I had kept it. They are heading to top of Alaska next year Kevin
  2. The Artisan

    Ford Transit cab/chassis with DIY composite camper

    I think they coated it. My new one will be carbon fiber. Kevin
  3. The Artisan

    Ford Transit cab/chassis with DIY composite camper

    Make your door out of the cut out, frame it in broke steel on the door and frame. I used a commercial lock and recessed handle, also used an alum roto hinge. Client has been using the pod for a year and a half now, no issues Kevin
  4. The Artisan

    Budget Hard Shell RTT from Alibaba

    You get what you pay for in a number of cases. It might look good but would you want to take the chance of the fiberglass cracking, the hinges binding or coming loose and the most important part the tent fabric tearing or leaking? 2K for a little more you can buy in the states and maybe get a...
  5. The Artisan

    Tundra UTE Flatbed Build Begins

    Nice what is the length of the bed 7.5' Kevin
  6. The Artisan

    Hard-sided wedge style pop-up camper shell currently in development/testing in the mountains of Wyoming

    Just and fyi since yours has a similar folding mechanism to Hiatus. They received their Patent yesterday. Looked you changed your design from the first proto, similar to their orig design. All good Kevin
  7. The Artisan

    Tundra UTE Flatbed Build Begins

    Depends on your pod weight and how much the frame flexes Kevin
  8. The Artisan

    Tundra UTE Flatbed Build Begins

    I am doing the same on my 03 trd, but was going to spring mount my flatbed in 4 corners. My flatbed poptopper will be less than 250lbs any reason why you chose fixed to frame? Kevin
  9. The Artisan

    New to campers and surprised by the high prices. How come a camper is half the cost of a car?

    Look at an Earth Cruiser EXD quarter of a mill. You get the camper and truck😀 Kevin
  10. The Artisan

    Question regarding hinges for a custom pop top

    The gears are very robust. Unless sand or pebbles got in the gears, it might have issues Light dust would be ok and easy to blow out. Nice thing is it would be easy to remove and really clean if something were to happen Kevin
  11. The Artisan

    Question regarding hinges for a custom pop top

    I cut mine down an used it for my entry door Kevin
  12. The Artisan

    Question regarding hinges for a custom pop top

    Used one on my pod, great architectural hinges Kevin
  13. The Artisan

    Fuso FE or Isuzu NPR 4x4 conversion: Basic research.

    I have an 07 fuso and dana 60s are close. You would need to retube and move the chunk over for leafs. You could do custom radius arms with 08 or newer danas. Steering would have to be figured out stay with push pull or convert to crossover. The rest is fairly straight forward Kevin
  14. The Artisan

    Truck Roof Top Tent

    Great timing, finalized my glue for the panels and will be making a few proto lower pods and 2 toppers. Shoot me a pm and we can talk further. Thanks Kevin
  15. The Artisan

    Need Welding Advice - Concerned About Quality

    Or he was too Great to hear it all worked out in the end. The saddest part is that he felt that the work he performed was defensible. Kevin
  16. The Artisan

    Need Welding Advice - Concerned About Quality

    I was wondering if he ever updated, what happend? Kevin
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