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Old 01-23-2012, 07:25 PM   #295
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Frig access door

Bent up a frig door today. Tomorrow maybe the frame, I need to find the right latches yet.
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #296
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Frig access door cont.

Spent some time in the shop at work today and made louvers for the doors and bucked them on tonight. Also made the frames for the wall openings. Had a little help from my buddie Jake when I was setting up the louvers and rivets. Hopefully I can get everything mounted this weekend.
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Old 01-25-2012, 09:40 AM   #297
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Spent some time in the shop at work today and made louvers for the doors and bucked them on tonight. Also made the frames for the wall openings. Had a little help from my buddie Jake when I was setting up the louvers and rivets. Hopefully I can get everything mounted this weekend.
Ahh, I dream of a shop and a barn.

You doors are looking good.

I suspect that any louvered door on the side of a trailer will allow water to be driven in, such as when driving in the rain. Do trailers, or do you plan to make some kind of drain in the vent system?

Some day I will add a frige and water heater and will be needing venting.

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Old 01-25-2012, 10:53 AM   #298
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Thanks Gene, I very much like my barn even though it delayed work on the cruiser by a year. When driving in rain I don't think anything will keep the water out but I have thought about that quite a bit. I covered the bottom of the frig cabinet with metal and will seal that up to the lower frig vent so hopefully most moisture will find it's way out there. I will post some pictures when I get it finished.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #299
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Cut the holes through for the frig vent today, kind of hard to cut holes through the side after working on the cruiser for so long. Everything lined up very well, just need to make a couple more pieces to frame in the holes. Also need to find some latches for the lower door.
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:15 AM   #300
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I wish I had your skills Doug. You make fabrication of metal look fun. Nellie is looking real good, beautiful work
If you ever come across the pics of that old Overlander , pre dent removal, I would love to get a copy
Keep up the nice work, your part of the group that inspires me. Thank you
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Old 01-26-2012, 03:38 PM   #301
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I wish I had your skills Doug. You make fabrication of metal look fun. Nellie is looking real good, beautiful work
If you ever come across the pics of that old Overlander , pre dent removal, I would love to get a copy
Keep up the nice work, your part of the group that inspires me. Thank you
Thanks Brad, If you get tired of pounding nails I think think you would do fine as a tin bender also!
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Old 01-26-2012, 07:39 PM   #302
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Brought the door inside anyway, time to get rid of the blue paint, replace the screen, repair the bargman handle/lock and reinforce the door around the lock.
I think the lock is called a bargman L-55??

The lock and handle work well but after taking it apart I found the front side of the lock seams to be patched together with some wood blocks?? Are there pieces missing?

Airstream didn't spend to much time on the insulating the door in 1954.

It looks like the original screen was brass and it so happens I found a roll of old brass screen in my Dads collections this past summer, so hoping I have enough to do all the windows in brass.
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Wood is used very commonly in the doors. It keeps the lock set from crushing the door.
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The pics of the inside of your door are great. A couple of weeks ago I was looking for information on how the handle and bezel were mounted. I made up my own solution but it's nice to see how it was done,thanks. Let me know if you have problems with the lock cause I have a few extra pieces from mine and would love a reason to come visit
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Wood is used very commonly in the doors. It keeps the lock set from crushing the door.
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Thanks Frank, With the wood in there it looked like something I would have done out on the road somewhere. It just looked like it was missing something.


The pics of the inside of your door are great. A couple of weeks ago I was looking for information on how the handle and bezel were mounted. I made up my own solution but it's nice to see how it was done,thanks. Let me know if you have problems with the lock cause I have a few extra pieces from mine and would love a reason to come visit
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Thanks Brad, If this is the way the lock and handle setup is supposed to be I will just clean it up, install a new lock cylinder and replace the wood blocking to toughen up the door a little.
Visits are always good anytime, still don't have doors on the barn though, so gets a little cool some days.
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I way over thought how to mount my door handle. I am surprised at how simple some of the methods and solutions were when your trailer was built. Ill chat with Time tomorrow and see if we cant find a good time for a visit, It would be fun to catch up and see Nellie
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Reassembled the entrance door today, replaced the old wood blocking around the lock, replaced the screen and polished the inside. Need to make a new latch handle and door pull on the inside. Nice to be done with the sky blue on the inside.
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Looks good Doug. Was there any old zolatone under the blue paint, and if so, how difficult was it to strip the paint down to the aluminum?
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