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Old 08-16-2017, 08:52 AM   #21
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:06 PM   #22
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I had the pleasure of meeting 65CV last winter and got a tour of their '59 Overlander. I was amazed at the woodwork and that some of the pieces were original with new(er) veneer's applied. ...
It was a pleasure meeting you too -- except for that absolute downpour in the parking lot at Home Depot!

BTW, it's the other way around. I salvaged some of the old veneer to match the good parts, glueing the carefully salvaged veneer on to new plywood.

Doesn't matter at all that you're doing it the opposite way since you're not...
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:39 PM   #23
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I too need a diffuser Iike that. Did you find it appropriately curved or have to bend it yourself, possibly with the aid of a heat gun? I assume you had to cut it to size.


Interesting outcome to what seemed a simple project. I built a 1/4 round curve from wood (not the first time to do that) as a form. The plastic is in 22" x 22" squares for a buck or two. Cheap. I marked out the size I needed and tossed it into the grill that was preheated to a fairly low temp. Just a few seconds later as the plastic got flexible I pulled it and shoved it over the form using heavy welding gloves. SUCCESS!
The test fit didn't work, it was 1-2" short on both dimensions so I tried again. This time I measured twice and cut once, you know the story. Reheated and BINGO! The exact same problem. Turns out that this stuff shrinks like crazy when you heat it.

So I simply cut a flat piece and curled it into the fixture.

I did add a piece of aluminum angle at the bottom rear edge of the plastic to keep it from trying to bow and squirt out of the lamp fixture.
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Old 08-16-2017, 05:49 PM   #24
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DENIAL is not a river in Egypt.


It's a much simpler life, living at the end of a one way dead end street in the village of Denial.

I'm just hoping I'm not the village idiot.
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:11 PM   #26
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Did the same impulse to "practice" vernier work also lead to an impulse to "practice" a strip and re-clearcoat?

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With the vernier process, be careful about humidity. There is a bit of learning involved in keeping things from cracking as the humidity cycles.

Darn good looking results for "just practicing".

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Did the same impulse to "practice" vernier work also lead to an impulse to "practice" a strip and re-clearcoat?

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With the vernier process, be careful about humidity. There is a bit of learning involved in keeping things from cracking as the humidity cycles.

Darn good looking results for "just practicing".

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I've done a couple of strip and polish jobs. I can confirm that I will NOT be doing that to this trailer. Humidity and veneer, huh? the good thing about the south is the humidity never 'cycles'...

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Oh dear, now we have folks NOT watching what I'm NOT doing!
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:44 AM   #28
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Delamination is evil. Every time I walk past the bed, a piece of veneer leans out, grabs my leg and peels itself free from the 56 year old frame. A $24 investment for a new piece of oak ply solved this problem.
:15 and a pocket knife was all it took to remove the old ply, it peeled of in large chunks.

Saw to shape, stain, poly and glue/tack it into place and the bed no longer grabs my leg.

Simply solving a problem, not rebuilding a trailer.
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Old 08-18-2017, 09:02 PM   #30
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Hi

Many years ago I recall doing a Saturday tour of an aircraft being restored ... or was it not restored ... After looking at the original pictures of the .... errrr ... wreck ... and patiently listening to them go through building this from scratch and building that I backed up a bit and looked at it.

I then took one of the guys aside and quietly asked: "What on the plane in front of me actually came from the aircraft you started with?". We both wandered around a bit. We poked here and looked there. We enlisted another of the group in the hunt. The conclusion was that indeed the top half of the rear door frame did indeed come from the original aircraft.

So .... if we step back and look here and look there .... how does this trailer measure up to a museum grade restoration (since that's exactly what this was).... which to me was a non-restoration. Have you at least preserved a portion of the door frame in it's original condition ?

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I'd be lying if I said that I could tell the difference between their work and yours. You both do a darn good job.

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Old 08-23-2017, 12:26 PM   #31
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Since I had some oak ply left over from the bedframe reskin, I decided to do the same on the overhead cabinets. The old ply just about fell of the frames. One more coat of Poly and they are ready to be re-installed. When we rebuilt Dolly, we left these out and used some simple shelves that are very useful, and still keep the open feel we were looking for.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ml#post1294774

I didn't do that here, since I'm not Rebuilding this Trailer.
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I was sent to help with the Harvey hurricane effort and we always try to be fully self sufficient when this happens. For various reasons I took this old '61 instead of one of my other trailers. On the way in, the winds ripped off the fantastic vent cover. I had a break one day and went over to PPL Motorhomes for a replacement cover but I ended up buying a new fully automatic vent.
When I got home I found that the return leg of the trip had resulted in the departure of the front astrodome and the gray tank vent cover. Good thing I'm not rebuilding this trailer since I'm spending so much time repairing stuff I broke.
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Talked to PPL just the other day. Glad they weren't submerged.
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...looks like you also did not rebuild and install the TV antenna......hahaha!!!

What am I thinking?? The antenna is NOT the trailer!! Sorry!!

This is really funny!!!!
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So glad you're not rebuilding this trailer....maybe that honey do list might just get started.
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Not having fun with our not rebuilt trailer.
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Sorry to hear about the gray tank vent cover.

Same thing happened to me. I think the spot welds are inadequate.

If you decide to rebuild this trailer, I would go with an alternate vent vendor.
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Sorry to hear about the gray tank vent cover.

Same thing happened to me. I think the spot welds are inadequate.

If you decide to rebuild this trailer, I would go with an alternate vent vendor.


Yup. Closer examination shows the 3 spot welds broke. I'm guessing that the Astro vent whacked it as it exited the roofline.

I took a scrap piece of .032 aluminum and ran it thru my little English wheel to form a dome. It's going to make a nice little cap. I'll finish the retainer tomorrow. Gotta go cook burgers for the grandsons 3rd birthday now!
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Yummy hamburgers and a later than normal bedtime meant the sound of the garbage truck woke me up late today. Yup, I forgot to carry out the cans. Being wide awake I figured I'd finish up this cap before the heat kicked in.

Just a fun little project.

I really should pull off the entire assembly, reseal and use stainless screws but that might be interpreted as 'rebuilding' and I'm not doing that.
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The bathroom vanity has been slowly disappearing into splinters of delaminated wood. Today I backed out the 8 -10 screws and removed it. I lifted off the top and much to my surprise, this trailer is an International Signature Series! (Now if I could just read the signature...)
The floor is good and solid, good thing because I really am not planning on rebuilding this trailer
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