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Old 05-04-2008, 05:58 PM   #1
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Messing around with paint

Good day!!

I've been staring at my Argosy trying to decide what exactly I wanted to do with the banana wrap. The po painted it equipment gray and it looked ok, but I wanted to make it my own. I've been customizing my tv to give it a surfer wagon look, and I have my Rockabilly Boogie bicycle (click links in my signature for pictures). Also love the "rat rod look". So it finally came to me. Why not continue the rust color primer/yellow/moom eyes theme to the banana wrap. So I did. I like it. It's different. Wife has not seen it yet. I don't expect her to like it. But, I figure I live in a pink house, I need to make my trailer a little manly.

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I can't wait to hook up the wagon to the trailer and go for a ride. I night have to drag it to work one day this week.
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:05 PM   #2
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Good day!!

I've been staring at my Argosy trying to decide what exactly I wanted to do with the banana wrap. The po painted it equipment gray and it looked ok, but I wanted to make it my own. I've been customizing my tv to give it a surfer wagon look, and I have my Rockabilly Boogie bicycle (click links in my signature for pictures). Also love the "rat rod look". So it finally came to me. Why not continue the rust color primer/yellow/moom eyes theme to the banana wrap. So I did. I like it. It's different. Wife has not seen it yet. I don't expect her to like it. But, I figure I live in a pink house, I need to make my trailer a little manly.

Before picture:


and after:


I can't wait to hook up the wagon to the trailer and go for a ride. I night have to drag it to work one day this week.
Skip.

Looks like your axles are about shot.

You should see 2 to 3 inches of tire, "above" the top of the wheels.

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Old 05-04-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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Oh crap! No wait. It could it be the angle. I'm 6'5" and standing on a bit of a rise. I'll have a look tomorrow morning.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:43 PM   #4
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I hope, for your sake, that is Photo Shop. Otherwise, I fear we may read about you in the news paper once SWMBO sees it.
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:59 PM   #5
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I had to google that!!

She who must be obeyed will not like it but live with it. She gets the pink flamingos inside I get my gearhead stuff outside.

I truly just hope my axles are ok. Andy's got me worried. PO said he replaced/repaired axles, but you never know. Can I replace/repair them myself? aaaaahhhhh!!!! I'm going to bed.
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Old 05-04-2008, 09:51 PM   #6
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Looks very cool.

The traditionalists will wince a bit but it is yours. Nice to see some individuality!

If your axles are toast, Andy wil get you squared away and yes, by all reports, you can do it yourself.

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Well, aren't Argosy's supposed to be painted? And that yellow stripe on the step is a safety feature!

The matching beer huggy makes the look. You should superglue that puppy onto your spare wheel cover.

What I want to know is, who is responsible for the Beanie Babies in the rear window????
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There is a strict no beanies decree. Funny you notice the beer huggy. That was a coincidence. Just needed a place to put the "end of project" beer.

I forgot to check my trailer height this morning.

In addition to the paint I firgured I would try the fridge burping too. I forgot to check that this morning also. My brain is not in gear yet.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:41 AM   #9
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Your axles look fine to me... but, then again, I am not an axle distributor, so what do I know. Is there something wrong with your fridge that makes you want to burp it?
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Your axles look fine to me... but, then again, I am not an axle distributor, so what do I know. Is there something wrong with your fridge that makes you want to burp it?
When I bought the camper in September 07 the fridge did not work. I figured this was a cheap experiment. It did sit dormant for about a year prior to me buying it. It's level and plugged in in the garage. I'll see tonight if it is cold. If not, buy a new three way or replace this cooling unit. Haven't decided which yet.
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I think it looks fantastic, nice work.

And, now all your TV needs is a couple of surfboards on top and you're set!
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With the yellow stripe, there is NO excuse for anyone to claim "Honest, I didn't see him officer..."

You need something around the belt line now.
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no room for boards when the bikes are on the roof.

The beltline color is going to be a challenge. I removed the formica that the PO put into the channel. It was suprisingly easy. Bob gave me a link to a supplier of moulding insert, but the choice of black white or almond isn't enough variety for me. I was thinking of yellow formica, but now that two of you have mentioned visibility, I'm thinking about refector tape. I'm only half kidding. I kind of like the idea. Yes, I'm a smidge different.
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I was thinking of yellow formica, but now that two of you have mentioned visibility, I'm thinking about refector tape. I'm only half kidding. I kind of like the idea. Yes, I'm a smidge different.
If you want to be different, how about some yellow police "crime scene" tape?
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