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Old 04-24-2011, 06:38 AM   #211
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Some stuff is just too tedious, it seems like you work on the same thing for a long time. I am ready to move back inside now. We want to strip and polish the end caps before installing and it might be a good day for that.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:21 AM   #212
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Nice!

DId you paint the marker light metal rings or get them plated? For time sake I am thinking of just painting them, but yours sure do look extra nice!! Also did you just use vulkem for the gasket? I am about to put mine on tomorrow or so...

Otherwise looking very nice!
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:32 AM   #213
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DId you paint the marker light metal rings or get them plated? For time sake I am thinking of just painting them, but yours sure do look extra nice!! Also did you just use vulkem for the gasket? I am about to put mine on tomorrow or so...

Otherwise looking very nice!
I started out by painting them until I went to wire them and found out the sockets were falling apart, then I ordered replacements:VintageCampers.com :: Vintage Campers, Vintage Trailers, Vintage Parts, Vintage Restorations

They come with a new foam base/gasket but I still vulkemed the bottom before installing. I vulkem everything but I am sure something will still leak.
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #214
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some stripping at our place today

Started stripping the end caps this afternoon, 2 layers of latex and 1 layer zolatone. Glad that I can do it outside, lots of scrubbing to get through the zolatone. About 2 1/2hrs. for 3/4 of an end cap. How long does it take to do a hole interior?
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:43 PM   #215
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Wow Doug you just keep on going. I will never catch up! What did you use to strip the endcap? I may have to do it someday.

I am not finding the time to get to the trailer like I was in the winter.Work , possible work and helping out at my folks with some remodeling seem to be getting in the way. The up side to that is, work leads to income which may lead to more trailer parts.

Have you mounted your tanks yet? If so I am interested in seeing some pics. Im starting to like the idea of placing the water tank above the floor in the front of the trailer. I'll have room under the bed and the added tongue weight is ok with me.

Im glad to see your trailer coming together. Im hoping it means you and Jen will visit us at the park sometime.The first night is on me for setting me up with Holly. My life will never be the same and my wife is delighted
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Old 04-25-2011, 11:24 AM   #216
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Wow Doug you just keep on going. I will never catch up! What did you use to strip the endcap? I may have to do it someday.

I am not finding the time to get to the trailer like I was in the winter.Work , possible work and helping out at my folks with some remodeling seem to be getting in the way. The up side to that is, work leads to income which may lead to more trailer parts.

Have you mounted your tanks yet? If so I am interested in seeing some pics. Im starting to like the idea of placing the water tank above the floor in the front of the trailer. I'll have room under the bed and the added tongue weight is ok with me.

Im glad to see your trailer coming together. Im hoping it means you and Jen will visit us at the park sometime.The first night is on me for setting me up with Holly. My life will never be the same and my wife is delighted
Hey Brad, I can't remember the name of the stripper but I got the most toxic stuff Menards had, I know some people use the citri-strip but I read on Frank's Trailer Works Blog blog that it didn't hardly touch the zolatone paint. Even the toxic stuff took a couple applications.

I am trying to get as much done now as I can because I have a bid in on a foreclosed house down the road us that I would rent back to my Daughter and son-in-law. So that would suck up a lot of my airstream time

Jan and I are hoping to come up to the airstream park for a visit anyway on the 9th of July for the rally. So hope to see you there!
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:05 PM   #217
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Tried a little painting last night.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:23 PM   #218
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Old 04-26-2011, 06:20 PM   #219
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Thanks Steve, It was good project to do in front of the television last night!

Now to do the front end, I would do it on this cold and rainy night if I could get the Cruiser into the family room
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Old 04-29-2011, 05:35 PM   #220
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Out for some air

Took Nellie out for some air tonight. I am almost ready to do the final insulating inside and install the inside liner. It is supposed rain tomorrow and I wanted to check for leaks. This her first little walk with her new wheels, it is almost like camper abuse, she hasn't been let outside for almost a year. Ended up dragging her a few feet because the new brakes needed some adjusting.

I keep looking at the small dent in the rear curbside, not sure if there is a way to soften that a bit?
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:06 PM   #221
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Is the interior out? That is an easy fix if it is.
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Is the interior out? That is an easy fix if it is.
Hi Frank, the interior is still out, I wasn't sure what the best method is for small dents like that?
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Old 04-29-2011, 07:25 PM   #223
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Hi Frank, the interior is still out, I wasn't sure what the best method is for small dents like that?
I would get a sand bag or a bag of bird shot and have someone hold it against the skin from the outside. Then tap it out with a rubber hammer. The key is to see it done before you strike. If you hit it too light, nothing will happen, too hard you might go the other way with it. You will be surprised how much will come out.
The other method is to replace the panel. It is about $125 in aluminum and four hours total. Just drill off the old panel, copy it, and buck it back on. A very easy job with huge results.
You can always live with it, but you will always be pissed you did not fix when you had the chance.
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