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1950 Liner "Weeble" - 1950 window frames are a PITA!

Posted 10-13-2015 at 07:52 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

Four pieces of glass and only 2 frames completed but really happy with results.



So the first frame, I tried the grey seals that I bought at VTS. Had issues getting the seals as they kept stretching instead of seating. Next, I tried the recommendation of someone (this person has done many AS's but it went against my better...
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1950 Liner "Weeble" - Getting rid of corrosion and working on window mechs

Posted 09-26-2015 at 09:40 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

It rained all day today so no polishing.



So I washed the inside of the shell since the inside panels are removed to get rid of what was left of the insulation and dirt. I also started sanding/scotchbrighting the inside of the outer shell to get rid of the oxidation and corrosion spots that are there. Cleared about 6 linear feet before my hands were raw and cut...
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1950 Liner "Weeble" - Interior walls pulled and last of 65 year old insulation gone!

Posted 09-22-2015 at 07:43 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

I had a 4 day weekend and spent as much of it as I could working on Weeble.



On Saturday, I decided to pull the other 4 opening window mechs and interior trim so that I can get what is left of the rusted screens and old seals off. This will allow me to polish the outside without getting all this in the polisher. It took about 2 hours to get the...
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1950 Liner "Weeble" - Some more polishing and window repair started

Posted 09-14-2015 at 10:09 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)
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Over the last few weekends, I have been working around direct sun and rain to compound polish what I can. The front end cap and curb side upper panels are done. The first opening window frame is also cleaned and polished fully. The other two down to and including the eyebrows which had to be re-shaped somewhat from years of use as a shed.

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1950 Liner "Weeble" - Endcap polished, other small items

Posted 08-09-2015 at 09:16 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

We haven't been working on the Liner much this summer, too busy camping . We did have a mild temperature weekend here so we made some progress on polishing. The front endcap has now been compound polished.



The other 2 overhead bins have been stripped of paint and are ready for polishing. I removed all of the rusted screws from the outside skins to try...
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