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Teardrop #2

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Project by SSRJIM posted 03-13-2010 01:52 AM 4329 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The yellow teardrop with the black fenders is #3.

This teardrop was my second. I build this one to sell but I invested to much in time and materials. I think I made a buck an hour. Gave up on this as a source of income but still had fun building it. This one I followed plans from Kuffelcreek. There are free plans on TTT&T. This one had 518 hours invested in it.

-- Jim





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longgone

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#1 posted 03-13-2010 01:59 AM

Wow! Very nice. It is nice to know that a camper can be built that can be towed with something other than a big pickup truck. Makes camping affordable.

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Andy

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#2 posted 03-13-2010 02:15 AM

Very good job. I know what you mean, they take longer to build than one would think. But its a lot of fun too. I have helped build two of them so far and we are still trimming out the second one.
Thanks for sharing with us,
Andy

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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Les Casteel

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#3 posted 03-13-2010 02:23 AM

Nice Job!! I like these little things and don’t really know why. Anyway, since you guys talked about the time it takes….How many hours does it take?

Thanks for the pics!

-- Les, Arkansas, www.woodthatrocks.com

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TJCROSS

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#4 posted 03-13-2010 02:35 AM

Great Job! One of these days..if you don’t mind me asking what do you guess you have in materials?
thanks,
Terry

-- www.theartsandcraftsstudio.com

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 03-13-2010 03:17 AM

Very nicely done. You did a great job on this teardrop. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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KevinVan

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#6 posted 03-13-2010 05:55 AM

I hope to build one of these someday…..

-- ALS IK KAN “to the best of my ability,”

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SSRJIM

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#7 posted 03-13-2010 06:21 AM

I think I had about $4200 in this one with 518 hours.

-- Jim

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#8 posted 03-13-2010 06:43 AM

That looks great. I wish I had the time, space and money to build one. Great work.

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mafe

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#9 posted 03-13-2010 12:21 PM

My, it’s just wonderful, I love it.
Beautiful job!

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#10 posted 03-13-2010 02:36 PM

I think these are so cool. Great job.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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storm50

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#11 posted 03-13-2010 10:39 PM

I have not time, $, or space for one of these but seeing them makes me want to make one…maybe someday

-- Clay

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#12 posted 03-14-2010 01:13 AM

Hey Jim,
Very nice job and finish…well done.

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#13 posted 03-14-2010 08:23 AM

Great job, I like the car hitched to it also. Amazing what you can get in such a small space

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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Toughskin

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#14 posted 03-15-2010 02:14 AM

Impressive. I am amazed by members who build complete projects like this. This again is impressive.

-- Dan - Marion, Iowa - Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone

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