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Old 05-11-2014, 08:35 AM   #29
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Gee what an interesting thread. The work being done here is fantastic!
Just tagging in so I can watch the progress.

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Old 06-23-2014, 01:03 AM   #30
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Back on the frame! Not fastened, but at least it's not hanging in my back yard anymore. I've been slowly working on replacing the c-channel on the bottom that sits on the wood floor. Some of the old was damaged and or corroded. I have the street side completely fastened. I'm glad my helper likes to run the bucking bar! I understand now, this will be a slow process. In order not to HATE the project, I have had to walk away a time or two. I told the wife, I'll have it done before I retire in 20 years....lol
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:35 AM   #31
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I forgot to show the pics of my spare tire slot. I put diamond plate aluminum to protect the plywood from the elements. It was just too pretty to not show it off once before it never gets seen again 😜
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:58 AM   #32
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Hey, chassis and body "married" again. Very fancy spare tire compartment. I am electing not to carry a spare. I'll suffer the delay of a repair on the fly instead. Tire trouble is fairly rare anymore.

I hear you about stepping away for a while. My project is starting to get to me. I figure I have well over 1000 man hours in it, and it is a much smaller project than yours. We are Airstreaming in July with the 86 Limited. I look forward to the break.

Remember, it's just a hobby for our enjoyment in our spare time.

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Old 07-30-2014, 02:21 AM   #33
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Getting ready to repair panels and get it weather tight once again. I also scored a great deal on new low profile ac. Ordered new style door lock to replace original broke lock. I will need to reskin the door.


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Old 08-04-2014, 02:20 AM   #34
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I got tired of dealing with the tarp so I improvised with umbrellas through the roof openings. Got the front quarter installed. Click image for larger version

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Old 10-07-2014, 06:00 PM   #35
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Crossroads

I haven't posted in a while because I'm torn at a crossroad, on which direction I want to go with this project. I have been giving it the 'Ole walk around daily to try and figure out. Bear with me.....
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:29 PM   #36
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Nice job! Where did you get your vent from I've seen lids but not the whole unit.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:52 PM   #37
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It's a regular camper Fantastic Fan. I removed the old and replaced with the new. Camper supply stores, eBay or amazon all have them.


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Old 10-08-2014, 07:59 AM   #38
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Keep at it, you're putting it back together.
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Old 10-08-2014, 02:15 PM   #39
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Totally laughed out loud when I saw the umbrellas on the roof. I can relate!!! Everything so far looks great! Keep going your progress is encouraging.
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Old 10-08-2014, 05:32 PM   #40
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They go together way slower than they came apart. Your Trade Wind has a refurbished frame, new axles brake bearings, tanks, belly pan, new subfloor, and some new exterior panels. You are making good progress. Each square foot of the trailer is another project, but that's part of the fun.

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Old 10-15-2014, 09:01 PM   #41
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Slowly progressing. Here is a few pics update. I beefed up by the AC opening with some aluminum channel.Click image for larger version

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I made my own wheel wells today. I dislike the original tin. I am a bit overprotected now incase of blow out. I've seen tires take out whole sides of campers. I hope I may have someday prevented that with the 1/8" plate fenders. It will add about 150lbs, but I like how it will strengthen the frame once they are welded to it. I also won't have to worry how I decide to remodel the inside because these are strong enough to stand on.

I got my new rv lock installed and new aluminum skin on the door. It also was insulated with the foil and 3/4" styrofoam. Going elk hunting in CO next week so I hope I can regain the momentum once I return......Just in time for the cold to probably start ;l
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:05 PM   #42
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I also got the trailer one coat stripped by using aircraft stripper. It will take another coat for sure. I did shine up a few spots just to see how it goes.....I will be using the Nuvite in the future application. The clay bar is not much fun....
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