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Prep for painting inside

Posted 10-10-2009 at 09:33 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)
Updated 03-29-2010 at 11:52 AM by Bowmans (Added link to finished painted blog entry)

We needed to finish some stuff inside before we could paint the interior walls.

It started with the fridge. The frame of the fridge had some rust spots so we wire brushed these down to metal and put black appliance paint on the frame and doors. We will put pine panels back into the doors while we do the cabinets.

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Starting on the inside of the 1979 International

Posted 10-03-2009 at 09:57 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

I had 5 days off in a row this week due to vacation, comp and furlough time (will be the same for the next 4 weeks). We are hoping to get a good bit done before winter hits.

First thing we did was replace the antennae with a Winegard Stellar III (I believe that was the name). The controller and cable fit perfectly in the holes for the old one and the base was the same size so only had to drill a few holes. We didn't have any corrosion under the old base but we did find alot of...
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Officially finished with the outside for now

Posted 09-23-2009 at 08:53 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

We painted all of the trim and lettering on the camper, cleaned the trunk, made a new cover for the fiber-optic light thingy out of aluminum and used a wire brush on the tongue to clean up a little rusty area and re-painted that. I found out that taping of the lettering wasn't the way to go so everything that was painted was done freehand. The only things left on the outside are what we will do with the antena and polishing the gas tanks.

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Looks new from the outside at least

Posted 09-20-2009 at 06:02 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

We have officially finished polishing . We also got the trimline inserted and most of the little things outside back on and painted/cleaned.



We also removed the lower trimline bracket at the rear and sealed the shell to the bumper aluminum so we can stop the water leakage into the flooring. I read Zeppelinium's post on this and really appreciated it but thought...
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Inside out

Posted 09-12-2009 at 06:48 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

I as off Friday so I thought I would hopfully almost finish the polishing. Got about 8' x 6' section done and the drill motor finally gave out. So I broke out a second Vistview and resealed it since the first hasn't leaked in 2 rains we got this week.

I also removed the front cabinet and the sink/stove cabinet. I couldn't believe the dirt buildup in the front end where the battery compartments and converter was located. Spent a while cleaning that up. I also re-located some aftermarket...
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