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Old 10-11-2010, 06:59 PM   #155
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The last of major rivet drilling!! Hit it right after work tonight and got the last 4 windows drilled out. Loving the fall weather around here 75degrees today, 3 inches of snow last year! Everyone is in a great mood.
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Old 10-11-2010, 07:11 PM   #156
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That has to feel good!

Did Tim tell you we rented shop space together. We get it for 6 months starting in November. If Im lucky ,Ill be telling you about my new endcaps before spring.

Your work looks great! Please keep it up
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Old 10-11-2010, 09:07 PM   #157
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Evening Doug

That has to feel good!

Did Tim tell you we rented shop space together. We get it for 6 months starting in November. If Im lucky ,Ill be telling you about my new endcaps before spring.

Your work looks great! Please keep it up

Sounds great Brad, I am sure you are excited to get started. I am hoping to get the outside pretty well finished up on the cruiser and work on the inside over winter.

I will be looking forward to watching those endcaps loose those wrinkles.
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Old 10-12-2010, 06:10 AM   #158
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Looking good Doug! Not the best window design, but I bet you are glad to soon be done. What are you working on next? I am anxious to get back working on May starting in November. I have to pull the interior end caps out. It's time to start bucking rivets for me too. Shout if you need any bucking help.
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Old 10-13-2010, 04:38 AM   #159
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Thanks Tim, I can see the advantage of rebuilding a smaller trailer, fewer windows! Next I have a little work left on the belly pan then wiring and the inside skins. we will see how the fall goes.
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Old 10-16-2010, 06:57 PM   #160
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The last Window gaskets

Finished installing gaskets on the last 4 windows today, I am very glad to be done with them!!! I only had a little over 1 inch of window gasket left out of 48 feet of material! It was a good way to finish!
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Old 10-17-2010, 11:24 AM   #161
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Windows done!!!

If I do another trailer some day I think I will avoid another 50's trailer!!
good to be done with the windows!
Time to move on, what next?
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Old 10-31-2010, 06:52 PM   #162
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Pumpkins

A little carving fun tonight!
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Very Nice Doug

Tim and I put our trailers into the shop today. As soon as my boss turns his back tomorrow, Im gone!
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Like the Pumpkin Doug!
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:00 PM   #165
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Let me add my appreciation for your work, perserverance, and posting. I started my '52 crusier 4 years ago. Took the shell off, pulled the frame out and stopped. Yesterday, I finally cleared a path to the frame and decieded to start again. So, I came back to the forum after a couple years, and saw your great thread.
I like the idea of you being a couple steps ahead, so I can can steal your ideas.
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Let me add my appreciation for your work, perserverance, and posting. I started my '52 crusier 4 years ago. Took the shell off, pulled the frame out and stopped. Yesterday, I finally cleared a path to the frame and decieded to start again. So, I came back to the forum after a couple years, and saw your great thread.
I like the idea of you being a couple steps ahead, so I can can steal your ideas.
Thanks Bruce, I took almost a year off also, it is quite a project to get done and with all the other responsibilities of life, it is hard to keep up the momentum. I Looked at your old thread and look forward to the updates and pictures. I don't know if I will have much that will be worth stealing. I am not as meticulous with my work as some of the others on here. The inside layout will be of our own design also, we will see. Might be 2020 before it is done, until then its just something that I can spend all my extra money on.
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More Progress

I made a little more progress lately, installed two fantastic fans, two new taillights from Vintage Trailer Supply - Vintage travel trailer parts and supplies!, installed the last of the six storage bins in the belly pan and painted the floor inside. Gathering pieces for wiring now. I guess we will have to decide on a final layout now.

Cooper got too involved with the painting she likes working on the cruiser as much as I do!! White would not have been the first choice for floor colors but I had a gallon already so it was nice to use it up.

Just received the last vent from VTS, that will seal up the last roof hole. The only other hole is the rear storage door, which is in pretty tough shape, I think I will have to rebuild that.
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I like the progress Doug. You have to love the Terriers. They always like to think they are bigger dogs then they are. I bet Cooper and our Zeke would like each other. We'll introduce them at a camping event in the near future! At your rate, you'll be camping in the '54 real soon.
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