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Old 03-13-2012, 04:58 AM   #351
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Floor paint and cabinet finishes

Removed all the cabinets today to paint the floors for the last time and started the final finish on the cabinets. I didn't want any flooring under the cabinets to trap any water so it will only be painted under them.
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Old 03-13-2012, 06:44 PM   #352
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Why am I still surprised that everything I attempt in the airstream takes 5 times longer then I think it should!!!!
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:23 AM   #353
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Cabinets and more painting

Put the final coat of poly on the cabinets last night and wish I was installing them permanently today but decided to do one more coat of the red paint on the walls inside. After bringing the cabinets in and out so many times the walls have got quite a few scuff marks. Much easier to touch up without anything in there! Getting closer to being usable!
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:43 PM   #354
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Waiting for paint to dry

Finished painting the inside so had to move outside, 74degrees here and about as perfect airstream weather as a guy can ask for. I bent up a new rain cap for the door, the first one I made was pretty lite duty, this one can take a good beating!
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Old 03-14-2012, 04:32 PM   #355
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Finished painting the inside so had to move outside, 74degrees here and about as perfect airstream weather as a guy can ask for. I bent up a new rain cap for the door, the first one I made was pretty lite duty, this one can take a good beating!
Wow! That is gorgeous. A brake and an English wheel, or what?

I could probably get away with re-using mine but would prefer to make a new one if I can actually do it myself without another $500 in tools.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:55 PM   #356
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Thanks Peter! Flatten out the old cap for a pattern. I added an inch onto the width so it sticks out a little farther. I do have a break and roller at work that I used but it can be done pretty easily with hand tools at home also. I bent a 1/4" and then another1/4" on the outside then ran it though a small roller at work to shape it to the door, then bent the trailer side by hand a little at a time. This is the fifth one I made so it is getting easier with practice.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #358
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Neat, thanks Frank. I'll have to play around with it and give it a shot after I make some more progress on the interior.
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #359
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Thanks Peter! Flatten out the old cap for a pattern. I added an inch onto the width so it sticks out a little farther. I do have a break and roller at work that I used but it can be done pretty easily with hand tools at home also. I bent a 1/4" and then another1/4" on the outside then ran it though a small roller at work to shape it to the door, then bent the trailer side by hand a little at a time. This is the fifth one I made so it is getting easier with practice.
Ah! Very helpful! This is the exact reason why it's great to post these pictures. I was planning on making this one work, but now it sounds easy:
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Old 03-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #360
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Cabinets

Started the final install of the cabinets today It is good to see permanent progress! Install rubber edging where the cabinets meet the exterior just like the original cabinets were.
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Got the power hooked back up. Livestock moved in and is ready to hit the road!
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #362
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Curb side Cabinets

Finished a few more details on the curb side late last night and this morning.
Used a automotive door edge guard to trim the upper cabinet edge.
Question, the lights I used throughout seem to get pretty hot after they have been on for 10 minutes, is this normal or is there somehow to much power going to them?
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