Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by tristessa » Sun Apr 24, 2016 12:06 pm

Mine's all plywood with a whiteboard-like surface coating on both sides.
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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by Jivermo » Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:23 am

Thanks for all the help. I finished up the project this past weekend. It came out great.

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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:04 am

Jivermo wrote:Thanks for all the help. I finished up the project this past weekend. It came out great.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by Jivermo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:28 pm

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:24 pm

Jivermo wrote:Image

HOLY cats, that is nautical! We need brass lamps in there for you.
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(p.s. Long Enterprises order is in, maybe doing a trans rebuild practicuum in October)
BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by Jivermo » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:32 am

Brass lamps! A grand scheme! See if Long's has any.

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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:14 pm

Jivermo wrote:Brass lamps! A grand scheme! See if Long's has any.
Uh, he only has brass synchronizers. They'd work with cool LED lenses in the centers.

How does the back bunk panel install? Gravity, bolted, trapped by other things? I am trying to lift it 1/4" for the plastic trim piece at the edge of the opening . . .
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by Jivermo » Fri Apr 29, 2016 3:13 am

Mine just sat down in there...gravity would be the thing. Then, with the other board and mattress flipped down, with the Poppop pressing the works, it will not be going anywhere.

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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by SlowLane » Sun May 01, 2016 12:20 pm

Say Ian, just got one more item to mention.

The flip-board in my '81 has a substantial galvanized steel C-channel capping the leading edge of the board (the edge facing forward when the bed is deployed) and spanning the whole bed edge to edge. The sides of the C-channel are about 20mm wide. It looks to be made of about 16ga. steel. One side of the flip-board is rabbeted to accept the C-channel.

I'm convinced that this metal channel is a major strength-enhancing part of the flip-board and is crucial in allowing it to support my overweight bulk up there.
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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by Jivermo » Tue May 03, 2016 10:53 am

I had no such C channel on the travesty that was my upper berth. I weight in at 196, and got up on my new affair. It will not be collapsing, unless I undertake activities such as I did in my 20's and 30's. I'd opine that I'm pretty safe.

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Re: Westy upper berth flip bed board size.

Post by Curtp07 » Tue May 03, 2016 5:58 pm

I have two of those upper bunks. I'm replacing the one in my 78 with a refinished set. If you want my old set its yours. At least you would have all the correct hardware....

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