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  1. VanIsle_Greg

    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Good question? I do not think I took a pic of the bubble... too late now, as I fixed it already. Picture a pretty standard (although gut wrenching) fiberglass bubble. heh I checked, no damage to the wood substrate, so that is good. The rest of the roof looks fine, its just a nut-punch to see...
  2. VanIsle_Greg

    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Thinking more about scrapping the roof and starting over. A lot lately. Sadly it is like tossing away $1500 worth of materials and like 50 hours of my time but... meh. Might just get it done as is and hit a couple Overland events and sell it. Looking at a Total Composites truck camper. I know...
  3. VanIsle_Greg

    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    New job is good. Way smaller shop, with a lot more friendly environment. Last place was pretty toxic... Camper has ultimately completely stalled at the 95% complete phase. It seems that every time I take 2 steps FWD I go 3 steps back. I spent a summer rebuilding the roof and completely re-doing...
  4. VanIsle_Greg

    Jeep Gladiator Build Thread - 18 months around Australia with The Road Chose Me

    Thanks Dan for taking us all along on this latest journey across Australia. Sad to see the Gladiator go, but all good things must come to an end.
  5. VanIsle_Greg

    Gladiator Pop-Up Pass Through Camper Build

    About your heating question... check these out. https://www.expeditionupfitter.ca/collections/heaters-water-boilers/products/portable-diesel-heater-high-altitude I have seen these and they are a slick solution. I know people using both the portable Planar and the built in 2D and they are super...
  6. VanIsle_Greg

    Home Built Pop-Up

    Looks great!
  7. VanIsle_Greg

    Gladiator Pop-Up Pass Through Camper Build

    Wow... amazing. This is turning out to be a pretty amazing rig!
  8. VanIsle_Greg

    Gladiator Pop-Up Pass Through Camper Build

    That looks amazing. I am a big fan of lighter woods, and clear finishes. I would go with a clear finish as others have mentioned. Lots of luck with the clear water based varnish from Rust Oleum... their diamond cote stuff. Dries quick, sands out nice and after 3 or 4 coats it is a perfect...
  9. VanIsle_Greg

    Blender, My LX450/FZJ80 + FJ45esk + GM + Land Rover crazy concoction

    100% this. I come back here often, and over the past few years the activity has died off significantly. Having said that, there are lots of bright spots on here with lots of interesting builds and projects and adventures to follow... so still worth it. This is one of them BTW. heh
  10. VanIsle_Greg

    Gladiator Pop-Up Pass Through Camper Build

    Nice! I have always had a soft spot for Intense Bikes. I used to freeride/downhill a LOT. Whistler and Mt Washington here on Vancouver Island were my go-to places all summer. I knew a few people with the M1 DH bikes. Super slick. I picked up an e-bike this time around. I have a 2022 Cube Stereo...
  11. VanIsle_Greg

    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Been a spell since I did anything on my camper. Life got in the way of living... and projects. I decided a change was needed and the stress and time spent on my job was enough to make me decide to call it quits. I left my last IT manager position, and took on a new one where (I am told by a...
  12. VanIsle_Greg

    Jeep XJ Pop Top Camper Build

    I am always amazed by his build... as well as this XJ build. Been following so many builds over the years. Need to get mine done some day! lol And yeah, get back at it @Dan Grec! heh
  13. VanIsle_Greg

    Gladiator Pop-Up Pass Through Camper Build

    I like your use of CAD while designing the interior of the back (Cardboard Aided Design) as well as the Intense box. Are you a MTB enthusiast as well as an overland/jeep/pop-up camper one too? I just picked up a new e-bike recently, and am in love with the sport all over again. Coming along...
  14. VanIsle_Greg

    Sawtooth Unlimited - Off Road Pop Top Camper Trailer

    Exciting stuff! Glad to see it finally on the road/trails. Must have felt pretty good to get the VIN and registration sorted out. Great camping spot too...love places like that.
  15. VanIsle_Greg

    Gladiator Pop-Up Pass Through Camper Build

    It looks really REALLY good on the truck. Glad it fit and it fits well still after all that work. That must have been a nail biting few minutes. heh Well done.
  16. VanIsle_Greg

    Gladiator Pop-Up Pass Through Camper Build

    Looking good sir!
  17. VanIsle_Greg

    Sawtooth Unlimited - Off Road Pop Top Camper Trailer

    Wow that looks great! Glad to see you back at it. This trailer is looking great, and those aluminum pieces are sweet!
  18. VanIsle_Greg

    Pop-Up Camper - Custom Build (scratch built) Oasis-Si

    Ha ha... me too. I am an Information Technology Manager...and I used to do and know IT stuff. Now, I push paper, do budgets and answer emails. I miss datacenter trips and hands on storage administration. Don't miss those 13 hour days and LONG graveyard shifts however. ;)
  19. VanIsle_Greg

    Gladiator Pop-Up Pass Through Camper Build

    MAN that looks good! My 2014 Ram is the same colour, and I love it. I want to paint my aluminum camper the same colour as the dressed aluminum took a beating in a wind storm a couple of years ago (broken bungee cord) and it looks like hell. Might need to bust out my spray guns and painting kit...
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