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Old 12-27-2009, 08:48 AM   #127
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Looks awesome! I tell ya, after building my barn, I don't know how I worked on my trailers through the winter outside. Good luck with the cruiser! I can't wait to dig into my Liner and see what horribleness lies beneath the soft floorboards... :-S

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Old 06-02-2010, 10:57 PM   #128
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Lots of TAR



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After lots of spring projects and watching everyone else work on their trailers, it's time to dive back in for a while. I started removing this tar from the top over a year ago and am really tired of looking at it running down the side. Between a heat gun, a putty knife and some solvent I am finally making some progress. One more night and I should be done.
Next on the list is the front and back roof vents, they are really ugly. There should be an ugly vent contest?
Nice to be touching aluminum again!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 06:42 AM   #129
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Doug!!!!

Glad to see you back in the saddle again! Your '54 will look much better without the black muck.

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Old 06-06-2010, 05:47 PM   #130
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The tar is gone!! New fans Next.



Finished removing the roofing tar at 5am this morning. At least the previous owner didn't make a lot of holes in the top when he attached his extra roof to the side. The cruiser looks so much better without those black tears running down her side. It took about 12 hours with a heat gun, putty knife and lots of rags. Now on to the roof vents and new fantastic fans, i have had the fans for almost a year now, they will be out of warranty before we use them! The old vents have so many layers of caulking and tar! The cruiser will probably come up some when I get the extra weight off :-)
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:56 PM   #131
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Love the barn... what are the approximate dimensions? Sorry if you said it earlier, I've been jumping around a lot of threads today!

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Old 06-06-2010, 09:24 PM   #132
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No black tar, much better. Good job Doug.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:16 AM   #133
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Love the barn... what are the approximate dimensions? Sorry if you said it earlier, I've been jumping around a lot of threads today!

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Thanks Rae, The barn is 24'x40' with a 15' ceiling in the main floor and room on both sides for 12'x40'additions. Like everyone says it is never big enough!!
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:17 PM   #134
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No black tar, much better. Good job Doug.
Hey Tim, Thanks, I was hoping to get started on the ugly vent removal early this morning but I was awakened by a racoon that we have been trying to catch, he's been having chicken dinners for over a week. He set off the live trap at 4 AM, no more free dinners for him! So hopefully tomorrow on the vents. How are things with May?
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #135
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Hey Tim, Thanks, I was hoping to get started on the ugly vent removal early this morning but I was awakened by a racoon that we have been trying to catch, he's been having chicken dinners for over a week. He set off the live trap at 4 AM, no more free dinners for him! So hopefully tomorrow on the vents. How are things with May?
May has gotten no love the past month, so I moved her home to my driveway. The weekend only access became Sunday only; and I don't like to work on Sunday's. So I am hopeful that my evening hours will allow for more work on May, at my house.

I got a chuckle out of your raccoon situation. He may be but one raccoon that tastes like chicken!
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:02 PM   #136
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[ Now on to the roof vents and new fantastic fans, i have had the fans for almost a year now, they will be out of warranty before we use them! :-)
But you know what, they will always take care of you. Of all the people I deal with, Fantastic has the best customer service. They go way beyond to make you happy.
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Thanks Rae, The barn is 24'x40' with a 15' ceiling in the main floor and room on both sides for 12'x40'additions. Like everyone says it is never big enough!!
Those with barns say that. The rest say "man, I wish I had a barn".
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Those with barns say that. The rest say "man, I wish I had a barn".
Very true- I do feel very fortunate and thankful to have the Cruiser inside, along with a few other things. I am a compulsive collector of good stuff I will use someday.

Frank, I do remember you writing of your experience with Fantastic Fans and that is some of why I went with them.
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Old 06-24-2010, 09:50 AM   #139
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