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Old 10-16-2017, 10:33 PM   #141
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Thanks, thatís essentially the approach I took for the circuits. I just hadnít worked out the best/preferred approach to connect three wires: 1) wire from upstream power supply, 2) wire to the nearby accessory, and 3) wire to the next accessory downstream. Sounds like itís ok to crimp two 12 gauge wires on one side and only a single wire on the opposite side. This is ok with standard wire connectors or are they specialty items?


I do it all of the time with 12 volt circuits, so long as the terminals are sized properly, two wires in one terminal solves a multitude of problems, and it cuts the number of total connections by a lot.

If I were to bury a 12 volt connection in a wall or ceiling, I would solder and cover the splice with two or maybe three layers of quality shrink tube. A splice like that is forever and actually stronger and more durable than the host wires.
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Old 10-16-2017, 10:39 PM   #142
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Thanks! Makes sense. Fortunately, all my connections are accessible.
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Old 10-18-2017, 08:49 PM   #143
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Thanks! Makes sense. Fortunately, all my connections are accessible.


I think I read somewhere somewhere that you are going to paint inside with car paint. If so, consider Industrial Imron. It can be rolled and/or brushed and still flows out nice. It can be economical, it covers like mad, an activated gallon goes a long way.
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Old 10-30-2017, 06:02 AM   #144
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Thanks for the suggestion. The inside is approximately 460 ft2. Do you think two gallons would cover this?

Iíve been going back and forth between this product and an exterior latex designed to withstand the temperature induced expansion and contraction of the skins. I would think both would need a primer capable of adhering to the vinyl coating on the walls. Iíve heard the some use Kilz Adhesion for this.

This past weekend, I met up with Slats and ttbikes from the forum. Tim had sourced a good exterior latex option at Sherwin Williams. I plan to check that out as well.

I spent the weekend installing a new lower wall in the rear bathroom area and the window trim pieces. After I patch a few more small holes/cracks on the interior skins Iíll be ready for paint.

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Old 10-30-2017, 06:50 AM   #145
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what a terrific project, and you could'nt have picked a more worthy trailer to do it to. my Overlander sat out in a hunting camp for 18 or more years, and was nasty as all get out, but still in solid usable condition. we have truly enjoyed it
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Old 10-31-2017, 11:24 AM   #146
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We purchased it on ebay out .of Valpariso, Indiana. Was a Un. of Indiana party trailer by owner before us. Lots of reg and white on interior.
rear window and side window replaced before we bought it. original windows are square corners not rounded as you know. Trailer may have been end of year production with 69 windows, interesting aspect of trailer.

When we got the trailer the eyebrow window by door was broken out, had replaced that small section of plywood. Didn't get into anyother part of of flooring. That was our first trailer. Now I know more about repairing trailers.

Your doing a good job. You have met our friend ttbikes (Tim). He told me that he met you but didn't know the 68 was ours. Hope to meet you and see the trailer. Lee
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Old 10-31-2017, 07:43 PM   #147
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Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

Lee - thanks for the history on this old Tradewind. As I mentioned in my direct message, youíll have to join us the next time we meet at the Roasterie in downtown KC. Iíd like to see your Argosy.
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Old 11-05-2017, 04:42 PM   #148
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Lee - per your request here are some pictures of the brackets for the original bunk bed in my 1968 Overlander.

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Old 11-26-2017, 03:14 PM   #149
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Interior walls patched, installed, and painted.

Bondo was used to repair holes in the fiberglass end caps. A notched chisel was used to replicate the surface texture on the surface of the Bondo to conceal the patching.

Wall prep / painting involved:
1) degreasing with super clean (3 parts water, 1 part super clean)
2) surface prep with Savogran(R) trisodium phosphate (1 cup TSP to 1.5 gallon water)
3) fresh water rinse
4) dry time
5) one coat XIM UMA bonding primer (used 0.75 gal)
6) two coats PPG Break-Through acrylic interior/exterior paint (V51-410, used 1.75 gal)
7) Interior temps were kept above 50F during painting and for 24 hrs afterwards in a low humidity environment.

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Interior walls patched, installed, and painted.

Bondo was used to repair holes in the fiberglass end caps. A notched chisel was used to replicate the surface texture on the surface of the Bondo to conceal the patching.

Wall prep / painting involved:
1) degreasing with super clean (3 parts water, 1 part super clean)
2) surface prep with Savogran(R) trisodium phosphate (1 cup TSP to 1.5 gallon water)
3) fresh water rinse
4) dry time
5) one coat XIM UMA bonding primer (used 0.75 gal)
6) two coats PPG Break-Through acrylic interior/exterior paint (V51-410, used 1.75 gal)
7) Interior temps were kept above 50F during painting and for 24 hrs afterwards in a low humidity environment.

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That looks freaking nice. Nice job Atomic!
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It looks great. So many painted interiors end up not so great. Yours is fantastic.

Do you think your paint recipe would work on ABS thermoformed plastic bathroom furniture? My bath was painted but it looks very flat and chalky.

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Thanks to you both. I forgot to mention above that a 3Ē roller worked well on the end caps. Anything wider (even a 4Ē roller) left paint edge lines.

David - none of what I painted was ABS, only vinyl wall covering and fiberglass end caps.

Iím assuming that when you say ďbathĒ you are referring to the surround and cabinet pieces and not the tub. If itís the tub (which I donít believe is ABS), Iíve read people have had good luck with a two part epoxy product, such as ďMr TubbyísĒ http://www.tubbydiy.com

Regarding other items, I have a few pieces of ABS above the windows and the fridge vent that need painted. I havenít adequately researched what the best approach is for ABS.

Anyone have suggestions?
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[QUOTE=Atomic_13;2039129]Interior walls patched, installed, and painted.

Is envy still on the list of the seven deadly sins?

Nice job.
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Dale - itís certainly a pivotal point in the restoration. Youíll be there sooner than you think. Brian
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