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Old 06-29-2019, 08:55 AM   #141
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Screen Door

I think this is it for the completing the door.

I never did like the concept of riveting the screen part to the door to the back side of the door. If you have to replace the screen that means popping off the rivets and re riveting the screen back in.

My solution was to go to the Depot and buy a make your own screen frame and some aluminum screen. Insert this into the door and have the screen spline show out ward so you could change the screen easily. All went well with the exception of the aluminum screen...I just could not make it look good sitting in the frame. So plan B was use the fiberglass screen. It works. Now I won't worry if the dog or grand kid punches it out.

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Old 06-29-2019, 11:59 AM   #142
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Great idea, I like the ability to replace without disassembly.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:15 AM   #143
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Inside Panel Replacement

When I first got the Airstream I thought I would pull the original panels, strip them down and repaint.

After trying every paint stripper known to man, I decided that I will not live long enough to strip everything off. Plus after removing 50 years of everyone else's modifications I decided that there were far to many hole to replace.Besides when you look at the pictures you will see for what ever reason the previous owners used about a 100 slotted head screws to re fasten the 13 panel...ugh what a PIA to remove.

My plan is a simple one...trace the old, cut and fit. Then treat the panels with Aluma Kleen, and then a light metals conversion, install and paint.

Hopefully I will get this done (everything except paint and install) before we leave this god awful feels like 110 heat for August and September .

Slotted heads to hold panel...??

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I like the artsy pattern...maybe clear coat and keep it this way

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The goto tool bag, that keeps me organized

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Old 07-05-2019, 04:15 PM   #144
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Love it . And man that’s a nice paper weight. Heat and hurricanes, that is one thing I don’t miss . Keep up the good work , Blue .
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:40 AM   #145
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I guess I didn't realize how lucky I was that all of my panels were the original Zolatone. Just rough them up with the DA and move on. And using screws instead of rivets, painful. The PO came from the school of "Everything looks like a nail if all you have is a hammer".

Nice work, you will have the newest antique trailer around with all the new aluminum.

It's hot in Vermont, I can't image what it's like in Florida.
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Trial fit

Just a few more pictures on the panels...definitely need 3 people to put up 4x12 panels.

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