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Old 09-04-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Finally took out the summer project-'68 GT

After redoing the cabinets, walls as needed, new floor, toilet, bathroom repainted and all exterior electrical, it was time to go camping at Sycamore Cyn. off of PCH 1 by Malibu. Still working on appliances. New awning to be restored this Fall. All in all it was a blast and I am hooked on this silver bullet. Thanks to the GREAT Forum and folks that helped me as I restored the GT.
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Old 09-04-2010, 03:18 PM   #2
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Looks good Randy. Glad to see you're up and running.

Keep the updates coming.

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Old 09-14-2010, 02:10 AM   #3
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Hey Randy, looks awesome. Did you get new wood for the interior. If so, what kind did you use. I'm thinking about replacing the wood near the door with cherry. What do you think. I would also like to see some more photos. Also, what kind of paint did you use to paint the bathroom. Thanks for the help.
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:30 AM   #4
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Congrats on your first outing. It feels pretty good to actually use your trailer after putting so much time, effort and $$ into it.
Your project is looking great.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:36 PM   #5
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I went to Lowes and used Birch Plywood for a nice grain. Used Minwax "Golden Pecan" stain and sealed it with Minwax Polyurethane quick drying-clear gloss. With a nice clean wall this lightens up the interior. Comes very close to the original finish. I also found the "Toughtile" product by Homax great for the sink and tub. It comes in a 2-can kit. I used the white spray-be careful they sell an off white. For the bathroom walls I used a standard Rustoleum spray. Works for me! See below;
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:40 PM   #6
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What a beautiful job Randy!

Did you polish the LP tanks? Or purchase them polished (I'm debating on polishing mine or painting them).
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Old 09-15-2010, 09:02 PM   #7
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I have tendonitus in both hands. I wimped out on the polishing and bought them from the polishingguru.com. I got the unit without tanks and thought go for it! I paced my hands on the rest of the work.
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Looks good Randy thanks for the info.
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I must agree with all of the posts that say, great, fantastic and wow! You did a great job. I put one of the old style awnings on our Tradewind. Got it from Vintage Supplies and love it.
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Old 10-18-2010, 02:33 PM   #10
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Randy, You did a great job. I spent 2 yrs on my '65 Globetrotter and learned soooo much, as you probably have done. Toying with getting a '50 AS and doing it again. I'm very close to you. Kenny
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