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Old 05-05-2008, 06:29 PM   #463
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Marcus:
I donít think I want to take a chance on the Ikea doors staying closed in travel. Iíll invent some type of closure before I hit the road. For now I am using a simple bungee cord set up. Maybe that is as much invention as it needs.
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One of the coolest and most reliable cabinet catches is made using a 3/8" round rare earth magnet and a steel plate. The magnet is glued into a 3/8" diameter hole in the face frame (use a Forschner bit) so that it is flush with or slightly below the surface. You can glue a thin felt or plastic disc over it to soften the closure. The plate goes on the inside of the cabinet door. These things are STRONG and do not lose the magnetism. Very simple and elegant - like your trailer.

BTW, the trailer is amazing - you made the choices that I think I would make on such a project, so you must be a genius!

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Old 05-05-2008, 11:55 PM   #464
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Old fashion baby latches. The kind you use to keep the two year old from opening the cabinet under the kitchen sink and eating dishwasher soap. Cheap and quick to install and easily removed if you decide to do something different later.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:52 AM   #465
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Your trailer is looking good! Is that a photo of your tow vehicle above?
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:04 PM   #466
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The trailer painting was finished on Monday. Phil took photos of the process.

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The Argosy rolled into one of the Wiltsie paint tunnels on new YOKOHAMA 700x15 R LT tires. The wheels have already been painted in Pepper White. (Baby Moon caps are to come).

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Pat Luscomb, the same Wiltsie employee that painted CIRCUS TIVOLI for me 26 years ago, gets ready to spray ROCK GUARD over the banana wraps and undercarriage.

The trailer has been taped. The BLACK below the beltline down over the Rock Guard on the wraps will go on first.

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After three coats of black base, Pat layered on three more coats of clear coat.

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Again, three coats Base and three coats Clear.

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The trailer sits outside the plant now, ready for the ARGOSY emblems, belt line trim, rub rail and the bumper to go back on.

Next week, after the hitch has been modified, Iíll move the trailer to RED OAK and do that work while there.

I need a new camera. The trailer looks nicer than in the photos.





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Old 05-07-2008, 10:12 PM   #467
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Wow Sergei, that really looks great!

Is Rock Guard a special type of paint? Like a bed liner perhaps?
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:39 PM   #468
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The trailer painting was finished on Monday. Phil took photos of the process.

Attachment 60074

The Argosy rolled into one of the Wiltsie paint tunnels on new YOKOHAMA 700x15 R LT tires. The wheels have already been painted in Pepper White. (Baby Moon caps are to come).

Attachment 60075

Pat Luscomb, the same Wiltsie employee that painted CIRCUS TIVOLI for me 26 years ago, gets ready to spray ROCK GUARD over the banana wraps and undercarriage.

The trailer has been taped. The BLACK below the beltline down over the Rock Guard on the wraps will go on first.

Attachment 60076

After three coats of black base, Pat layered on three more coats of clear coat.

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Next, the trailer was taped ready to receive the PEPPER WHITE coat.

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Again, three coats Base and three coats Clear.

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The trailer sits outside the plant now, ready for the ARGOSY emblems, belt line trim, rub rail and the bumper to go back on.

Next week, after the hitch has been modified, Iíll move the trailer to RED OAK and do that work while there.

I need a new camera. The trailer looks nicer than in the photos.





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FAN - FREAKING - TASTIC!

It looks even better than I had imagined. I can't wait to see pictures of the Argosy and the Mini side-by-side.

I'm just thrilled for you, Sergei.

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Old 05-07-2008, 11:08 PM   #469
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I'd love to see a pic of the Sprinter, Mini, and Argosy together.
I'm finally picking up my argosy this weekend(a few snow storms, and travel interuptions). I'm actually looking forward to gutting it.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:12 PM   #470
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I need a new camera. The trailer looks nicer than in the photos.
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Really? Don't be so modest. Looks beautiful to me.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:26 PM   #471
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Nah, don't like it. Start over
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:30 PM   #472
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Just read through all these posts and threads tonight, Sergei. The design, the craftsmanship and dedication are more than impressive. I've daydreamed about my trailer projects, but never expect to be able to do as you have. Thanks for the details, the names and photos, and the stories. Very well done.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:28 AM   #473
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Sergei, That looks very nice, Will be good to see it in person this summer when you start your travels.

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Beautiful. Just beautiful.

Congratulations Sergei and thank you for this thread.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:58 AM   #475
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The trailer is gorgeous Sergei. I like it very much. I've been casually following this thread and I really appreciate your taking the time to post progress.


I too would like to know about this "Rock Guard" product. And I wonder (sorry if I miissed it in a post) what is in the front above the Hitch trangle in the last photo?

Thanks again.
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Old 05-08-2008, 07:05 PM   #476
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Thanks to all of you for your compliments on the trailer and your interest in the thread. I also appreciate the tongue in your cheek, Bernie.

Dennis, I think the product Pat used is 3M Ultra Guard. The principal is similar to sprayed-on bed liner I suppose. Itís thinner and the rubbery ďbumpsĒ are finer, like orange peel.

You sometimes see this on the rocker panels of cars. The paint is applied right over it and is more resistant to chipping than it would be on a hard surface.

Skip, the stuff you see on the tongue, were the LP tanks usually sit, are the compressor for the LG Art Cool split air system and the components for the diesel heating system.

The aluminum box mounted on the side of the compressor is the coolant overflow bottle and the slightly larger box on the tongue contains the small WEBASTO diesel furnace.

You can see how the Split Air unit was installed starting around post #175. At post #227 youíll find a close-up picture of the completed work.

The air intake grill for the compressor has a piece of cardboard stuck in it to protect the fan on the way to the paint shop. Iíll make a proper aluminum travel cover later.

This is probably the Worldís First Diesel-Powered Airstream. You can see how that happened in this thread:

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