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Old 01-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #309
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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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No zolatone on the door, I think the aluminum was replaced at one time. When we stripped the inside end caps the zolatone was very stubborn to get off. I don't know how some of the people on here do a complete trailer, we were tired of it after just the ends and the upper cabinets. Maybe they use the real toxic stuff that melts your skin to if it gets on you.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:09 AM   #310
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Maybe they use the real toxic stuff that melts your skin to if it gets on you.
Yup, that's what I used. Nasty stuff, but effective.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:34 AM   #311
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Yup, that's what I used. Nasty stuff, but effective.
It also helps to be a little bit crazy. Then, even though you are tired of stripping after a single wall panel, your perverse sense of work lets you finish it. :-)
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:02 PM   #312
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After much paint scraping/stripping, you may just ask yourself, at $101 for a clean sheet of 2024 T3 .032 aluminum, should you just replace or persevere. Add in the cost of the stripper and the recycle value of the old panel.
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Old 02-02-2012, 09:24 PM   #313
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Wardrobe cabinet

Finished roughing out the wardrobe cabinet tonight and set in place. Also wired in a switch for the power to the cruiser so I didn't have to keep unplugging the lights.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:06 AM   #314
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Found the right door pull today for the inside. Starting in on the bathroom framing next.
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Old 02-05-2012, 03:11 AM   #315
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Got the bathroom squared up and the pantry cabinet framed up yesterday. Reused the the front frames of both but the side panels were in tough shape so just used them for patterns. Brought the Cruiser out so it was closer to the shop and saved a little walking to test fit everything.
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Old 02-05-2012, 06:10 AM   #316
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Nellie sure is looking great. It wont be long before you have to start looking for the next project.It has to be fun to be at the point your at. Have any camping trips planned yet?
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #317
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Nellie sure is looking great. It wont be long before you have to start looking for the next project.It has to be fun to be at the point your at. Have any camping trips planned yet?
The first two trips are booked, The first one is only 50 miles on Memorial day, we thought that would be a good distance for a test drive. I am always looking for the next project, I should really finish a few that are already started and have been delayed because of aluminitus.
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:30 PM   #318
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Got a start on the sink base today. Nothing to reuse for this cabinet, except as a template, the original was in pretty tough shape.
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #319
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Just found this, the auction ended last year, what a nice trailer and a nice price. Timeless Travel Trailers did a great job. I think I would have to sell the Cruiser for that price:-) http://www.benefitevents.com/auction...02&eventid=693
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:36 PM   #320
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Absolutely beautiful, no doubt very high quality restoration. But $157K???
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:03 AM   #321
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Cabinets cont.

I have a kreg jig pocket hole cutter for about 15 years and have always liked how quick it is to assemble cabinet frames with it.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:47 AM   #322
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WOW! OLD SCHOOL KREG!!!! Still made of metal. Sorry, I get very excited over tools.
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