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Old 05-17-2012, 04:49 AM   #449
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Looks great Tin! I like the deer antler touches. Very cool.
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Looks great Tin! I like the deer antler touches. Very cool.
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Started making the framed screens. I started by cutting the screen 1/2" bigger then the window opening then cut 4 pieces of aluminum 2 1/2" wide by the length and width of the window. Next I folded the strips in half over the edge of the screen, creating a 1 1/4" frame, then bent the outer1/2" edge up at 90 degrees to stiffen and to give a place to screw it into the window frame.
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Looks like a good solution, Doug.

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Finished the Bathroom vanity last night. I was able to re-use the original aluminum door from the old vanity just minus the old peeling lime green paint.
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Doug, your craftsmanship is very impressive. What a great restoration. Enjoy your first trip and takes lots of pictures.
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Thanks Norm, We didn't think this day would ever get here, it's been fun putting some of the final details!
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A busy couple days!

Installed the new knotty pine floors yesterday.
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Redid the original bathroom light, new color and changed it to 12 volt
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Refinished and installed the wardrobe closet door.
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Could not find a 1954 microwave so purchased a nice little unit at a garage sale for $5.00 and installed it on a slide out shelf. I should paint it silver, white just doesn't look right!
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Next I finished the lights and cover for the tank vent in the bathroom.
And most important of all the gasket for the toilet base came in, the toilet works great and the bathroom is complete!!
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The camping supply's start going in tomorrow!
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I love the floors! Nice job on the pull out microwave cab just like Airstream puts in the newer units.

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Thanks Steve, We didn't want to see the microwave and it worked out very well with the slide out, I had planned on some set up for it in the cabinet and had install a 110volt outlet for it.

We load up tonight for our first trip, only 50 miles but a good trial run.

Lots of little things to finish on Nellie but everything is very usable.
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Way to go, Doug!

As much fun as these old trailers are to work on, they're even more fun to camp in.

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Thanks Top!
It is 1/2"x 8" laminate(plywood type make up) no composite backing. I have seen many of the composite type floors have to be taken up in homes for soaking up water from underneath. I kept it floating , so no fasteners or adhesive, I will install some trim around the edges when done. Installed very easily, only 3 and a half boards to cover the aisle. Being that pine is fairly soft we will see how it holds up.
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