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Old 06-09-2008, 10:07 PM   #15
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Thanks Mel
That`s it!. The guy I bought it from said it was mahogany but it is oak. at least it`s wood though! Almost exactly like the pics. Would flourescent lights be original?
How about parquet (Wood) floors?
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:09 PM   #16
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Would flourescent lights be original?
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Nope.

We have a 1964 GlobeTrotter which is quite a bit shorter than an Ambassador, but it has much of the same detailing and was very original when we got it. Neither parquet floors or fluorescent lights are original or standard in '64s. Please post pics of your "new baby" when you get a chance!

Hope you will enjoy yours as much as we have ours ~

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Old 06-10-2008, 12:18 PM   #17
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Here are a few pictures. OK, OK I did say I wasn`t looking for a reno project. Does anyone know what color the light fixtures probably were. I`m sure they weren`t hot pink! Shari where did you get those beautiful awnings on the windows!
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Old 06-10-2008, 02:52 PM   #18
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Nice! Thanks for the pics ~ doesn't look like a "fixer upper" to me...looks pretty ready to hit the road!

Our '64 sconce lights are painted zolatone to match the walls. Some other other's I've seen are satin chrome or brass. You might try stripping them to see what you get ~
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Here are a few pictures. OK, OK I did say I wasn`t looking for a reno project. Does anyone know what color the light fixtures probably were. I`m sure they weren`t hot pink! Shari where did you get those beautiful awnings on the windows!
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:15 PM   #19
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Wow, Shari you are very talented. How did you attach them? It did look like there was some sort of slot above my windows. Have you considered doing an article on this?. Any ideas what to do with the vinyl padded sections on the walls?. they are attached with rivets. I will try scrubbing the paint off first, but I`m doubtful that will work. I guess I could spray over them and remove them as a last resort. I`ll try stripping the lights! Thanks!
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Wow, Shari you are very talented. How did you attach them? Have you considered doing an article on this?.
They are made with small triangle pockets on the bottom two corners and then I added riveted on snaps on the window frames and the awning fabric. They just snap onto the windows and the window frame itself provides the support. I do have some pics of the details somewhere...maybe I will make a thread showing the detail so you & others can see what I mean.
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Any ideas what to do with the vinyl padded sections on the walls?. they are attached with rivets. I will try scrubbing the paint off first, but I`m doubtful that will work. I guess I could spray over them and remove them as a last resort.
Rivets are easy to drill out. If it were me, I would make new pads using the existing ones as templates/patterns. I don't have those panels...they were part of the upgraded "International" package, but I have seen them in other trailers and they are pretty cool. Keeps you from getting a "cold bum" in the middle of the night! You could make new ones in any vinyl or fabric of your choosing...could be neat. I have thought of adding them to our GT, but just haven't gotten around to it. Unfortunately, I don't think that a stripper would remove the paint w/o damaging the vinyl...or leaving the vinyl stained "light pink".
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The lights should come out fine...I stripped ours in our '56 and they came out beautifully! They are sooo cool, I can't imagine anybody wanting to paint over the retro fiberglass lenses of the 50's ~ oh well they did...as well as the rest of the trailer!!!!

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Old 06-10-2008, 08:25 PM   #21
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Oh sure Martha Stewart, easy for you to say. A picture would be wonderful if you have a chance, no hurry, I have bigger fish to fry at the moment!
I can`t believe someone painted your lights either! They are beautiful.

As for the rivets I`m a little nervous,
I know nothing about a rivet and need to do a little reading up on those. (Probably no one has had to ask.) I have seen the tool at the vintage parts site, will check the hardware store and experiment!

I`ve seen your pictures, I know why you know so much you`ve done a great job.
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Hey! If it's worth doing...it's worth overdoing ~ Right?! That's my motto...much to my husband's chagrin!

Don't be nervous about rivets...especially pop rivets on the interior...very simple! You'll be a pro after...uh, let me think...two! You don't need any special expensive tools...just a Stanley rivet puller and some aluminum rivets, available at most any hardware store for under $20. No need to "shave" pop rivets (that's that fancy tool on VTS) ~ that's for the Olympics used in repairs whne you can't get to the backside. For just attaching the vinyl/fabric panels...pop rivets are fine.

And no, you aren't the first to ask about rivets...here's a good "beginner" thread.

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