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Old 03-07-2012, 05:12 PM   #57
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Ok, here are the shots of my rivet's backsides. Too much? There is also a hole that is in this panel. It looks like there was no real water damage from it, but wondering what the best way to patch it would be.
What do I do if I have a hole that is too big for part of the rivet head to cover? I drilled a hole from the backside that slipped and made the hole at an angle. Should I just replace the whole panel? Suggestions greatly appreciated!

Whomever replaced this piece did not measure the original spacing of the holes at all!
The bucktails look fine. For the first hole that is half covered you can fix a couple different ways. To repair it and make the hole go away and not show would be to plug it with a flush rivet but this would require you to remove the outside panel. The other way would be to route the interfering outside metal away and plug with either a flush or button head rivet.

The extra holes you have in the other panel I would not worry about and just seal.

Just how big in diameter is the slipped hole? Picture please.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #58
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Here is the photo of the over sized rivet holes. There is two next to each other. Hope it is clear in the picture.
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If the holes are in the upper layer of skin only you can just seal them up.
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:46 PM   #60
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Thanks Kip, is it only the outer layer, so that is what I will do!

Today did a prelim polish on the baggage door and went a bought a new lock for it. Then took the rear clear view window off. I didn't remove the frame from the body. I am debating weather it is really necessary to remove the window frame. This trailer had virtually now water damage, so I am thinking it may be better to not disturb the seal and rivets. Is that wishful thinking?
I started to put a patch on the roof where the heater exhaust was, I am going to use a different kind of heater.
I cannot figure out how to remove the old hehr standard window with the crank. I have done may of the hehr standard with the leaver. I guess I will need to break down and buy the bit for the old screw heads that hold the crank on!!
Also began working on the trim in the wheel wells using the method mentioned on several threads using the "J" rail. Still need to go back and clean it up though, but not to difficult.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #61
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Does anyone know if all clad 2024-t3 can be used to make a louvered vent?
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:08 PM   #62
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I don't feel like I got much done this weekend, but I guess progress is slow on these things.
I began to polish the side window in place since I can't take it out until I get the bit from VTS. I removed the gunk around the existing vent. Started on the patch for the furnace using the old screw holes. They seemed so randomly spaced. I did add more rivets, but will post that picture later.
The eyebrow over the door was painted black on the underside, so I did scrape the old paint off.
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Does anyone know if all clad 2024-t3 can be used to make a louvered vent?
2024-T3 will crack at the corners, Use 6061-T6, or 5052 instead
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It finally stopped raining and I got right back to work. I put a new seal in the rear window, got it cleaned up and back in. The new seal looks a little smaller than the old one, but it went in great.
I put on new tail lights. The old ones were each missing one part that the screw catches to hold the lens on. I don't know what it is called or if I can get a replacement, but I will clean them up and maybe sell them if I can.
I also was able to take off the side window and get that cleaned up and resealed. I did not remove the window frame. I know I should, but it is so well attached, so I just cut the gasket back and will use adhesive to put some gasket on the front of the frame.
I had new vents made that have a better look, I think, than the standard vents you can buy, I am now in the process of polishing them. They are very heavy gauge aluminum!
I also am very excited since I found a guy who has a bunch of old trailer windows. He had one for me that fits my kitchen window. It is a double hehr standard as opposed to the original single, but who cares. Anything is better than the current 70's slider!!
All my windows were painted black on the inside, so I have also been scraping that off. It comes off really easily. That is a nice surprise, since usually things take longer and are more difficult than you think they are going to be!!!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:15 AM   #65
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Looking really nice! The window was a really lucky find. And your vent looks great too!
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Thanks Becky! Yes, I have been looking for a window for about a year. So I was thrilled to find one that will not require any modification!!

I spent almost all day today working on installing the vent. Things never go as fast as you plan!!! I am happy with how it looks and will work on removing that awful kitchen window slider next.
I plan to build an access door out of my other vent, but I figure that can wait for now.
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Thanks Becky! Yes, I have been looking for a window for about a year. So I was thrilled to find one that will not require any modification!!

I spent almost all day today working on installing the vent. Things never go as fast as you plan!!! I am happy with how it looks and will work on removing that awful kitchen window slider next.
I plan to build an access door out of my other vent, but I figure that can wait for now.
Wow. Really nice vent. You may have posted this already, but is that Alclad that the louvers are stamped out of? The polish blends in perfectly...

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Hi Peter,
The vent is 5052 aluminum. I was told the all clad would not tolerate the louvers. So this was the next best thing and it does polish pretty well. The vent is very heavy gauge metal, I think .064.
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Well, I have these stickers, that are very good quality, on the trailer. I have had some people say I should leave them, but I think I am going to remove them this weekend. I think it is a band from the 80's.

I have been working on the new window for the kitchen. I stripped it down with a sander, and put in a new aluminum screen. I have also done the gasket and it is now help in place with a few clecos. Can't wait to get it all installed!
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Well, I have these stickers, that are very good quality, on the trailer. I have had some people say I should leave them, but I think I am going to remove them this weekend. I think it is a band from the 80's.

I have been working on the new window for the kitchen. I stripped it down with a sander, and put in a new aluminum screen. I have also done the gasket and it is now help in place with a few clecos. Can't wait to get it all installed!
Those windows can be a real pain, I am so glad that I am done with that phase. Lookin good!
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