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I need to the find out the steps. This is my first project.

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Not sure of how to finish the enclosure. I can frame the walls.
 

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The whole plan with what you have to work with is wrong.
A drop in tub is far more likly to leak under the lip around the top.
Carpet never, ever should have been installed there in the first place. A sire way to have mold and rot under it.

About the only way I see it being done is with one of these.
Going to look like poop but should keep most of the water inside the tub.
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&key...kit&page=1&rh=i:aps,k:clawfoot tub shower kit
 

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Going to have to remove the tub to be able to do tile.
By the time you add tile board and tile it's going to be to high around the tub if it's left in place.
If you really want a shower you would be far better off getting rid of that whole tub and installing a real tub and shower.

When you remove that carpet if that was original to the home, I'd bet your going to have rebuild that whole thing to make strong enough to support tile and not have it crack.
If they just used patical board it's all got to go.
 

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Other things not withstanding, How are you planning on keeping the water IN the tub? The only way to do this is with a round curtain system like you see over the old clawfoot tubs.
I have one of these in our guest bath. It is such a pain in the back end I let house guests use the shower in our master bath.
The curtain is clammy, it grabs you, Not to mention there is absolutely no where to put your shampoo or soap.
I would seriously rethink this.
Even if you manage to do this, you won't be happy with the results.

Bite the bullet, and put a real shower in.
 

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I'd gut the room, replace the garden tub with a standard multipiece fiberglass tub shower unit. Finish the floor with vinyl. A manufactured home floor system is not designed for tile

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To say nothing of the free-standing water supply pipes and shower head. Just not a good idea at all. Trailer homes are not constructed substantially enough to support most tile installations. The wind blows and the grout cracks.
 

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older mobile/manufactured homes are crap built, newer ones, are held to a higher standered then Stick built homes. though with carpet around the tub i would say its an older mobile home
 

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After careful research, have decided NOT to build the enclosure for the shower but just install a new shower kit for the existing stand up shower. THank you for all your replies!
 
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