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Old 10-27-2017, 03:01 PM   #1
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69 Ambassador Frame On

My first post.
I’ve been lurking here for a while, and study study study.

I have finally jumped in to our 29 foot 69 Ambassador project.

My wife bought this before we met. If has sat outside at our place for 3yrs and a few at her place before that.

The floor is rotted at the front and back. And we decide to redo it.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:03 PM   #2
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Best of luck to you.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:03 PM   #3
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Planning on a shell on floor replacement. Hopefully it will stay on that plan.
It is now gutted.
Only the water heater is still there. Looks like I have to take off some of the belt line in order to get it out.
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:04 PM   #4
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A New Home.
Move it into the barn so that I do not have to worry about the rain
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:05 PM   #5
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Removed my first panel
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Old 10-27-2017, 03:06 PM   #6
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All panels are out except the end caps.
Insulation was not a major mouse trap.


Things discovered.
Floor rot.
PO put down 1/8” plywood on the entire floor during some previous rebuild ( but did not fix the real floor )

Leaks at front and back windows. Water in the header.

A number of Olympic rivets in a few places used to fix something

A internal Rib was bent and out of place. Rivet holes filled with silicone.
Pics to come.

Next up is removing end caps, wires, water heater


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Old 10-27-2017, 05:47 PM   #7
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Looks like a fun project. Having inside storage while working makes all the difference in the world. Don’t throw anything away in the event it’s unobtainable and take a lot of pictures. Good luck and enjoy. Bubba
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Old 10-27-2017, 06:49 PM   #8
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I'll second the inside storage.
Good luck!
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Old 10-28-2017, 08:33 AM   #9
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Thanks, I'll be taking plenty of pictures as I go.
Yes, the inside storage will help a lot. Especially keeping the rain off when things like Windows are being worked on.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:21 PM   #10
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Everthing is out. Including the end caps and the wiring.

I've done plenty of electrical, plumbing, basic house building, so I still feel comfortable. No expert, but comfortable. I've also completely rebuild a classic car, so all those experiancees, will help.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:22 PM   #11
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Street side acoss from door, This rib is all out of wack. Guess the skin was pulled into shape, but left the rib.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:27 PM   #12
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And the back where the Bath was, Full of Olympic Rivets.

Top three panels and the lower right ( from the inside ) must have all been replaced.

Will have to decide if to leave alone, or switch out to buck rivets.

I will be taking out all the windows and rebuilding them, so will have to choose olympic or buck for that also.
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Old 10-30-2017, 01:27 PM   #13
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OK, next to search on how to rotate my portait pics.
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Old 10-31-2017, 06:08 PM   #14
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Moving right along
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