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Old 07-17-2004, 08:28 AM   #1
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'64 Bambi II restoration

We are very excited to have recently purchased a 1964 Bambi II and have begun our labor of love. Here is a "as found" photo.
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Old 07-17-2004, 08:32 AM   #2
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Buffing test

Here is our first glimpse of what a buffed trailer looks like...
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Intact wood cabinets

The interior cabinets are mostly intact...
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Old 07-17-2004, 08:40 AM   #4
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We are very excited to have recently purchased a 1964 Bambi II and have begun our labor of love. Here is a "as found" photo.
It's cute! Is that line I see in the photo on the left front of the trailer the radio antenna?
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Wow - looks like a (relatively) easy restoration. You'll have a great trailer when your done. If I remember you are using Rollite - what grades are you using?

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It's cute! Is that line I see in the photo on the left front of the trailer the radio antenna?
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Yes, it is the radio antenna. The antenna is quite long so it is set-up with two clips to hold it in place while traveling. The clips hold the antenna about 1/4" away from the side of the trailer so the antenna won't abrade the exterior skin.
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That antenna is for a CB radio - keeps you in touch with Wally
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Wow - looks like a (relatively) easy restoration. You'll have a great trailer when your done. If I remember you are using Rollite - what grades are you using?

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We are starting with the Rolite Pre-Polish as there is much oxidation.
Then we will use the Rolite metal polish and follow that with
Type AP-300 polish.
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Thats kinda what I figured - you will be pleased with the results.
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Restored bumper & hitch assembly

While hubby was working on the exterior skin, my job last weekend was to restore the bumper & hitch assembly. After steel brushing the loose rust away, I used POR-15 and the Stirling Silver topcoat. Here are "before" and "after" photos of the hitch assembly.
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looking good!

say, if you're still thinking of doing a pergo floor, I've got some samples of a very light oak finish, probably a very close match to those cabinets. I know you can get samples at the store, but they're small. I've got enough full size pieces to get a really good idea of what it would look like (left over from what I installed in my house).
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looking good!

say, if you're still thinking of doing a pergo floor, I've got some samples of a very light oak finish, probably a very close match to those cabinets. I know you can get samples at the store, but they're small. I've got enough full size pieces to get a really good idea of what it would look like (left over from what I installed in my house).
Cool! Thanks! Toss them in your trailer and I will take a look at them at the Region One rally.
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Cool! Thanks! Toss them in your trailer and I will take a look at them at the Region One rally.
will do.

Does hubby work in the city? I'm only 1.25 miles off of 95...would be real easy to swing by, if you frequent that route..
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Nice looking polish start.
Of course the painting result for the tongue looks perfect~!
Just can't beat that POR-15 combo..
I envy your interior cabinets~The wood looks so new..
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