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Old 12-13-2011, 07:09 PM   #183
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Geez, I LOVE those 'luminum endcaps...(sitting here GREEN with envy...)
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Old 01-27-2012, 02:25 PM   #184
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Sooo....I've been looking for aluminum trailera out here & all I can find are tin roofs! Enjoying the warm weather, but progress in the Bambi II has come to a screeching halt!

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Old 01-28-2012, 06:07 AM   #185
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Looks like all you are missing is the Bambi sitting out there under the palm trees. The other guests could help you polish it!
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:44 PM   #186
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I'm afraid she's sitting in a pile of snow back home. Poor girl--she's so neglected right now. I have no remorse--I have only a few more days to bake in the tropical sun--then back to the old same ol same ol. The salt air would be bad for the polishing anyhow!
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:34 PM   #187
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Hawaii, or the Carribean?? Looks great... and warm!!
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:10 PM   #188
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Warm, sunny Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #189
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Removing Shower Drain- & toilet removal question

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I got everything but the shower pan & black tank out this afternoon. Any suggestions as to how to get the drain out of the shower pan? It's the only thing holding the pan in. Is there some special tool that hooks in the "x" in the drain to turn it? My husband couldn't get it to turn.
I used a 9/16" wrench and a screwdriver to get the shower drain out. I used the open end of the wrench to straddle the "X" of the drain and used the screwdriver to turn the closed end. Mine turned pretty freely and I did not break the "X". Now I need to remove the plethora of rivets holding the shower pan and black tank to the wall and remove them. The gutting is almost complete!

How does one remove the toilet from the black tank? I can't see that I will be able to remove the rivets behind it without removing the toilet.

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Old 02-01-2012, 08:07 PM   #191
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I used a 9/16" wrench and a screwdriver to get the shower drain out. I used the open end of the wrench to straddle the "X" of the drain and used the screwdriver to turn the closed end. Mine turned pretty freely and I did not break the "X". Now I need to remove the plethora of rivets holding the shower pan and black tank to the wall and remove them. The gutting is almost complete!

How does one remove the toilet from the black tank? I can't see that I will be able to remove the rivets behind it without removing the toilet.

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I'm pretty sure my toilet wasn't original. It was plastic. It had bolts holding it to the black tank. Once they were loosened, it came off. I broke mine to bits, though! I have a nice, clean, porcelain one waiting in the wings! You need to post some pictures of your progress, Ben!
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #192
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Well, the vacation is over .....so it's time to get back to the old Bambi II. I started fiberglassing & sanding & bondoing the black tank/toilet platform and the shower pan last spring. Figured it was time to finish that job, since I was waiting for my DH to help me (actually DO) the electric. I got some Por-15 Whitecote paint that I also plan to use for the shower walls. It came out pretty good...not perfect, but not too bad for a first timer. I don't think auto body work is my calling, however! My house really smells like strong paint. Hopefully there won't be any (more) brain damage!Click image for larger version

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I enlisted the help of my DH again to help me put the end caps back up & start with the walls. It has gone suprisingly well. Thanks, Vernon, for the tip about putting the 73" stick with styrofoam on the end to prop the end caps up. It worked great![ATTACH]Click image for larger version

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Do you think I've demanded enough power lines for the little Bambi II? I like gizmos & stereos & switches, so there are lots of wires. Sadly, I am not much at electric, but my husband has humored me & wired all of it. Thanks, Bill!Click image for larger version

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Old 02-12-2012, 07:48 PM   #193
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I decided the front lower wall was too far gone to patch. The mice/rats/raccoons chewed the bottom of the wall for whatever reason (I think to make their super highway faster!) & it was just gross! The added bonus is that I can polish the whole front While I worked on that, my hubby hooked up all the outlets so I don't have to trip over cords anymore

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Next is beginning to polish the endcaps. They are surprisingly corroded on the interior. At least the bottom will be easy! I want to have the buck rivets on the door be silver, so I'm going to prime/paint & move clecos around & rivet the door after painting. Should be interesting!
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:45 AM   #194
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Well that's interesting, 1 piece of metal all the way across. My '63 is 3 pieces. Ya gotta love new metal!!!
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Well that's interesting, 1 piece of metal all the way across. My '63 is 3 pieces. Ya gotta love new metal!!!
Interesting. Mine is 3 piece in the rear, one piece in the front. Go figure.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #196
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Mine was also 3 pieces in the rear. In some places it was 3 layers thick, with a piece of scrap from, what I'm assuming, was a '63 Bambi (the cut out was where it was on the '63) I can't say that this trailer was a piece of artwork when it was made. There were ribs that didn't make it all the way to the floor, ribs that were only atttached on one side, the frame had a cut out so the plumbing could make it through....stuff like that. I laughed as I was busy riveting the other day. I remembered reading here about people complaining that there were rivet shavings, rivets, miscellaneous scraps in their trailers from when they were made. If you've ever completely put a trailer back together, you sure can see WHY there might be some stuff here & there! It's a pretty messy business & clean-up is a big part of the putting back together!
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