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Old 04-30-2011, 07:16 AM   #225
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Nellie looks fantastic Doug!
Thanks Tim, I saw on facebook that you opened the airstream park a couple weeks ago. Jan and I were just looking at old vacation pictures and it really makes us want to be on the road.
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Old 04-30-2011, 07:32 AM   #226
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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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I like the bird shot idea, that probably will work well. I don't really mind the little bruises here and there, I feel those are part of Nellie's life and history but it wood be good to minimize them as much as possible.

My wife wants to know how far back she should stand when using the bird shot
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Old 04-30-2011, 08:54 AM   #227
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First leak test

It was definitely worth moving Nellie outside for a weather test, after some pretty heavy rain over the last few hours two leaks have showed up. One in the front roof vent and one from the lower corner of the back window. To help seal the window frames after I caulked inside and out I used low expansion window and door foam. In some of the windows that are against the ribs inside it is hard to get in with a caulking gun. The foam seams to adhere and fill the gap well.
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Old 05-01-2011, 04:43 PM   #228
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Rear End Cap

It's only been 2 1/2 years since I took the interior out of Nellie and today I finally re-installed the rear end cap and did the first polishing pass. Hopefully it won't be the amount of time to get the front in.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:01 PM   #229
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Stuff is going back in!!! Good going Doug.

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Old 05-06-2011, 09:33 PM   #230
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New Stove

I had this great package show up at work today thanks to Frank of Franks Trailer Works. Frank really went out of the way to get it packaged for a safe trip across the country. His blog: Frank's Trailer Works Blog . I think this princess stove will work great in the Cruiser.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:48 PM   #231
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I have the exact same stove and I really like it. It should look great in your trailer.
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Old 05-07-2011, 03:49 AM   #232
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So glad it made there. Looks good sitting in the living room. I meant to mention make sure you have a square drive bit to remove the crate. Looks like you had that covered.
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:21 PM   #233
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Estate sale find!!

Work on Nellie slowed for a couple weeks so we could prepare our home for our youngest sons graduation party.
Then last weekend we took our sob camping for a few nights. Part of our tradition is to go to estate sales in the countryside near the campground.
At this particular sale my wife happened to look behind the owner and saw 2 fold-a-matic chairs. He had forgotten to put them on the sale table. So for $3.00 dollars each we now have 2 chairs, a little refinishing and they will fit right in.

Over the last week I did get the front end cap installed and polished. Also finalized and tested the running lights on the cruiser.
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Old 06-21-2011, 08:44 PM   #234
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Interior skins and paint

We are still getting some time in to work on the cruiser, summer always gets so busy. All of the interior skins are back in and we started stripping the upper cabinets, those will get polished.
We have had a hard time deciding on a color for inside. We tried a vintage kind of yellow( dark mustard) and just a chrome aluminum paint and a deep dark red. I kind of like the red, I want a bold color and I think the red will go well with the woodwork.
We have a few trips planned for July so not much more will happen until August, hope to finish painting this weekend.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:05 PM   #235
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The red looks fantastic. Go for it!
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I love the red paint Doug!!!!!! It looks awesome
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Red is bold and beautiful! Love it!
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