Originally posted by jpurdy
well you will be able to tell where you haven't cleaned
If you are storing the interior in the garage are you doing a rebuild?? If so are you leaving it original?
maybe they are going to mystic springs early!!
Yes I will! It was about black on the roof.
Just storing till I can get the floor repaired. I'm a big time gear head and my garage is for cars and trucks and tools
Well I would like to keep the original cabnets but they are a little rough. It wont' be a "Original Restore". It's missing or has to many parts damaged. The ends of both cabinets facing the front have been replaced with panneling. I hope to be able to make them look right with some finish ply. The rear wall that divides the bath has some water damage and is delaminating at the window. There was a light added in the bath and there are a bunch of holes from it. I'm going to have to replace that peice. Since so much is going to have to be replaced or repaired I may strip the existing that we can reuse and lighten it up.
The folding table is a mess! one leaf was permently screwed to the wall like a new airstream computer table. That's going back to the original configuation. Thankfully all the hardware is still there so I just need to remake the tops. The cover for the stove was made into a perment shelf. Missing the sink plugs So I will have to replace all that. We will use a more current top for that. Maybe a oak band on the edge.
Thinking about putting aluminum sheet on the bath interrior since it's all shared area with the toilet. Would ease cleaning that's for sure. Got that idea from Peter refacing his reefer that way.
Wood/laminate floor is pretty well decided on. With two kids carpet would be a pain. Put a area rug down up front and a runner through the Galley. Then we can shake them out as needed and sweep the rest out the door.
The Zolatone was painted over in semigloss house paint, in baby blue no less
I may just strip the whole interrior so I can strip the paint off without worry of damaging the cabinets we can reuse. Depending on the floor problems I run into I may have no other choice. THen I can spray the inside again possibly with Zolatone and have a better end result. It has crossed our mind to strip it to the aluminum as well as the galley overheads (ours are aluminum and would polish nice). Other thought is just the overheads and add some other bright work in other places to tie it together. Really were are up in the air on that part.
This AS was my wife's fathers since 80. She really has the majority say. It's "Hers". Part of her wants to just clean it up and keep it close to what it is now because it's a way to remember her dad. Part want's to "update" like some of the ones we have seen in the gallery. Those decisions are still a little way out.
My goal is to have it usable by summer.
There is some pictures in my photo album.