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Old 03-29-2015, 07:11 AM   #15
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We love our 1964 19' Gloetrotter.
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Old 03-30-2015, 08:52 AM   #16
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Thanks all, It's assuring to receive positive responses.


Added detail...
The metal is prepped prior to installation. To plain ol' 5052 .032 and .125, that was directionally hand sanded, the coating of exterior(non-yellowing) semi-gloss polyurethane, thinned to a wipe-able consistency is applied with a soaked rag instead of brush or spray. I scrub it in really well, then nearly all off, to assure there are no brush marks. Let it dry hard for a day, wet-sand with 1000 grit, and wipe it down again, repeating until it feels like about a half-thick spray coat. Visually, it's difficult to detect the presence of a coating, surface looks polished, has depth, and shows grain.


It resists water stain and cooking spatter, clean with warm soapy water, windex.... I cannot expect it to resist scratches better than polyurethane paint, but has held up remarkably well, and will be easy to blend a touch-up when necessary... It looks and feels good. I think that one could use a catalytic polyurethane for added durability.



There are professional/commercial coatings superior to what I concocted. Possibly order from Airstream/Alcoa/Kaiser/Reynolds, a factory coated aluminum sheet.
Yup, it took a while, scribing the contour was tedious, but it was fun, and less than a hundred bucks in material including the wall and hood metals.


Another note...
Reading the forum, I find many folks struggling with re-fabricating their flimsy interior wheelhouse insulation covers. I rebuilt mine with 3/4” rigid foam and re-purposed 1”x 2” spf and 1/4” bulkhead plywood. This enabled me to use the wheelhouse cover as a base cabinet carcass, and afforded more toe space.



It widened the Kitchen floor by two feet in the wheel to wheel area. With a corner drain sink, which sets the drain way back against the wall, it created very accessible storage, and it really helps Bigfoot squeeze out of the way when sharing kitchen space with the beloved Godzilla.


Thanks again, and enjoy your journey...
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:58 PM   #17
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:33 PM   #18
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Just before winter I bought a 65 GT that also needs an over haul. I've spent most of the winter reading on posts on this website and trying to figure out where to start! Good luck, I hope to see your posts.
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:02 AM   #19
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I would Love to hear how it's going and See Pictures! I have a 65 twin GT that we are Just starting the repairs on! This Wed. All windows are being resealed and one new piece of glass replaced! Good Luck on your repairs!
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Old 03-31-2015, 06:05 AM   #20
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If you decide to ever make and sell one of those vent hoods, I Want one!! You do such Great work! You have one Lucky wife!!
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:09 AM   #21
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Beautiful work! You'll have a rolling piece of artwork when you're finished. :-)
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:04 PM   #22
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Here are some pics from demo
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:07 PM   #23
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Old 04-16-2015, 09:21 PM   #24
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Make sure you keep taking lots of pictures, because when you finish, you'll look back and not believe what you started with!
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:21 AM   #25
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Will do becky. We are on our way.
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Old 04-17-2015, 12:53 AM   #26
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Love seeing your progress and fantastic design solutions! We have a
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Old 04-17-2015, 01:59 PM   #27
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David,
You said in your post that a queen size bed can fit in a 20' trailer. Have you seen someone do this in 65 GT? Was it just at the front of the trailer where the gaucho was originally?
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Old 04-17-2015, 02:43 PM   #28
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I must ask what is the contraption to the right of door?
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