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Old 01-03-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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The long road ahead.....

Here's my '73 Argosy 26' as it now stands, after 'undoing' to this point. Such a long way to go!
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:01 AM   #2
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WOW! You've definately got your work cut out for you. I'm too old and too arthritic to take on such a project. Sorry, but I do not envy you. Good Luck.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:05 AM   #3
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #4
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Working on...
Wiring - changing kitchen to GFCI, and adding an exterior outlet (Out-of-Doors Mart part # 500169); resoldering all connections, adding circuits for vent fans, propane and CO2 sensors, smoke detector, stereo and speakers, etc.
Exterior - replacing all suspect rivets; re-sealing lap joints and window/door seams (Acryl-R); remove, clean, re-install awning strip; remove old front window seals (plastic), re-seal; removed side molding and lower beltline, preparing to remove belly pan and 'banana' wraps. Prepping to raise shell and remove trailer frame to re-work. Left rear upper clearance light base is missing, but it's the same casting as on the right front, so using that as a mold, I'll be casting a new base soon, as well as some other AL parts (side molding end caps, etc.) I'll cast some extra parts too, so they're available for future projects.
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
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Enjoy the journey. And, by all means post progress reports. That's what keeps us all motivated. I'm hoping to get our '73 Excella ready for camping by June....hoping...
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:15 PM   #6
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Hey, she looks great! There's definitely some work ahead of you, but it's worth every minute and penny! Boo Hoo to those naysayers above - keep going! You're at the point we were at last spring. We're planning at least 2 more summers before we're ready to go, but we keep our "eye on the prize" and we really enjoy the progress we make. Keep us posted!

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:44 PM   #7
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Hello... Argosys are wonderful trailers.... Check our our thread... Costalotta start to finish.... Finished her in 2008 and have 27,000 miles on her.. has not let us down....
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:47 PM   #8
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What are you going to use for tail lights? Does anyone have suggestions? I have a '72 same length, and I did the same thing with my rear end.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:19 PM   #9
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What are you going to use for tail lights? Does anyone have suggestions? I have a '72 same length, and I did the same thing with my rear end.
Scrapiron, although I'm sure there are numerous fixtures out there, I've not researched that far yet. I know it will be LED based, as all my lights will be. I may end up fabricating something, if I can make it look well done.
I'll very soon put the project on hold for about a year, as I must attend to something out of the country.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:06 PM   #10
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Returned and ready to get started!

I'm back and anxiously waiting to pick up where I left off! I did have internet access, so was able to do more research on the project ahead.
Next step is to brace the inner walls in prep for shell removal. Of course, I'll be glad to have it done, but I'm in no great hurry, so I'll keep telling myself "Patience, patience"!
BTW, pine straw and cool temps are SO much better than sand/dust and 135 degree days - glad to be home!
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Old 11-26-2011, 08:32 AM   #11
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Glad you made it back safe Looking forward to more progress reports!
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