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Accomplished a few more things on the '79

Posted 09-23-2009 at 06:30 PM by Dakota's Mom

I've been negligent in my blog-writing duties, as well as posting photos. So, wanted to share that some more current photo's have been uploaded to Photobucket.

A few things have happened in the last few weeks - DH has also gotten the LED lights installed on the exterior; got another coat of Kilz on the sleeping area floor; more thorough cleanings of the "debris" (read the lesser remains of rat nests and what not, as still left from when we did the initial brush through)...
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Little bit of body work and . . .

Posted 08-24-2009 at 07:51 PM by Dakota's Mom

Quick update.

We removed the rub rails and banana wrap, got some floor cut out and replaced. DH got the floor bolted up and the skin re-riveted (is that a word?). I was on caulk cleanup duty. (Who said silicone caulk won't adhere to aluminum?)

While we had the rub rail and banana wrap off, we did a little body work. Reshaped the dent from the trailer's run through an Arkansas creekbed on it's trip to Kansas, before it came to live with us. With the new piece of floor...
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Still working on the 79 International

Posted 08-15-2009 at 08:36 PM by Dakota's Mom

Work continues . . .

I pulled out more carpet and pad staples today (it was screamin' hot!) and we're trying to get psyched up to cut the floor in the rear sleeping area so we can start the shell-on subfloor replacement.

DH got new propane tanks and has modified the old mounts so they fit.

He removed the screen door to replace its screen and clean it up, so now all screens have been replaced.

Washed most of the trailer this week, too - I say...
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One step at a time . . .fixin' up the 79 International

Posted 08-01-2009 at 06:49 PM by Dakota's Mom

Did some more scrubbing, pulled up the remaining tack strips and started pulling up more carpet staples.

DH finished the last window screen replacement and got the seal on the rock guard! With the rockguard off, he removed the mounting strip so he could clean up the old Vulkem and will reseal it with new Vulkem before replacing the rock guard.

Need to figure out what's the best way to replace the screen on the door - suggestions are welcome!

DH also scrubbed...
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steps and screens

Posted 07-28-2009 at 07:27 PM by Dakota's Mom

DH fixed the double steps so they feel more secure! Yay! Also bought screen and has been replacing throughout.

Scrubbed more walls - tried both Westley's Bleche Wite and Soft Scrub with bleach on vinyl - being careful to avoid exposed aluminum and rinsing well with water. Used a TSP solution for cleaning the "paneled" walls/doors.

Looking into several options for drapes. We're going for a lighter look, so think we'll stick with standard off-white, so it leaves...
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