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Old 06-15-2014, 01:45 PM   #57
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Retro rockets firing.



The Eagle has landed.

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Old 06-15-2014, 02:36 PM   #58
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Awesome looking great!
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:52 PM   #59
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I realize you're under time pressures, but it would be tons easier to get the belly pan on before the shell is permanently down. Mine was shell on and the belly pan was by far the most frustrating part.

That frame is beautiful.

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Old 06-15-2014, 03:15 PM   #60
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Thanks Cliff and Steve.

Yes, it's only the first landing.

We are using the two wheelwells in the front iron plate to do the alignment before we attach the C channels with the Cleco's, then the C channels will be attached to the floor, Colicos removed and the shell lifted again for the belly pan.

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Old 06-28-2014, 04:45 PM   #61
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Well we got the C channels installed and the belly pan attached last weekend.
Today we dropped on the shell for the final time. and most of the rivets installed on the perimeter.

We started with the 24 on the front plate. installed, cut and finished with the cutting tool.





I have a co-worker that lent us a Pnumatic buck riveter.
It works amazingly well. Our first use was the wheel well trim.





We started taking out the bracing today, after the last perimeter rivets are in tomorrow the rest will come out.



I think I'll pull out the new polisher tomorrow and start around the windows and such.
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:09 PM   #62
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Well, it's now all buttoned down and has the end strips on.



Judy (My mother-in-law) polishing away.



The fun house mirror has started.



We pulled off the eyebrow over the door, polished underneath, gooped it up with Protrem and put it back down with olympic rivets.
We have some pretty heavy corrosion on top of the trailer.

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Old 06-30-2014, 06:40 AM   #63
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Aaah, there's no better feeling than getting the shell buttoned back down when you're doing this kind of project! Now you're on the home stretch! Looks fantastic.
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Old 07-01-2014, 05:04 PM   #64
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And when your camping, the awning will be there and neither you or anybody else will see that corrosion! Looking very Good!
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We have a 1958 California version, just wanted to say hi and great work so far!
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:29 PM   #66
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We had a very patriotic insulation session today. We're almost done with the first layer of insulation.
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Today we finished the first layer of insulation, and dove right into wiring.





We also pulled out a 12 volt battery and tested the running lights.
It feels so good to see this kind of progress.





And poppa Joe hiding.

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Are you going to tape the edges of the insulation?
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Are you going to tape the edges of the insulation?

I wasn't planning on it.
Do you think this is important?

I figured the insulation reduced the convection in the walls, and radiation through the walls. I didn't think taping would really do anything since there isn't any air movement through the walls.

We'll never stop the cold/heat transfer from the outer skin through the ribs to the inner skin.

Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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We had a couple of house showings today. So I took off work, and took the kids down to the Pacer to work on for the day.

The kids creating a diversion.



We finished the wiring, got the fan in and did a little more polishing.



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