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Old 12-03-2004, 08:40 PM   #1
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Thoughts on a '79 Makeover ?

I'm planning to do a complete interior makeover on my '79 excella 28 MH. Outside is 95 % perfect, fully polished, and complete striping in place.I'm trying to decide the best look for the interior, which will sleep 2; and have basic kitchen equipment,maybe club seating, as well as lounging area. I'm thinking corporate jet interior look; or possiby 50's retro airplane look. Plan to leave only the center bath in place, as well as upper tambour cabinets; everything else,(all in good condition) will go. I'd appreciate any thoughts from any of you folks. Rick

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Old 12-04-2004, 06:54 AM   #2
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Sounds like a fun project!
Which direction to go is a very personal taste question.
We completely rehabed and updated our 79' interior with new carpeting, window coverings and upholstery. When I had it guted I painted some of the yellowed wall surfaces to brighten things up just a little. Our emphasis was on high quality current or up to date styles.

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Old 12-04-2004, 07:36 AM   #3
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I really like your idea for the retro-jet look. We are embarking on a similar interior retrofit project and have been considering the corporate jet look ourselves. I've used this site many times for reference and conceptual inspiration:

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Old 12-16-2004, 10:08 PM   #4
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I have slowly started to rehab our interior. I want to keep it as close to original as possible while updating the darkness of the '82 look. The first project was to refinish all the wood and replace the wicker cabinet inserts. Warning to anyone doing same there are two kinds of wicker-one is heavier and one is called paper wicker. Unfortunatly I bought the wrong kind,paper wicker is what is to be used.
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Old 12-17-2004, 06:13 AM   #5
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have you had any cracking in the plasti0 cabinet surrounds ( the upper ones)? I am still wrestling with a good repair for small cracks around the lights, and in between the two major cabinets above where my kitchen meets the couch area. I have seen some trimmed in fabric over padding in this spot.
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