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Old 06-21-2016, 08:15 AM   #183
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received my converter ac/dc control panel yesterday along with 2 fantastic fans and an array of other cool stuff. The rest of the appliances including a 200watt flex solar system, Furnace, fresh water tank and grey tank, on demand water heater and Natures Head commode should arrive any day now. I ordered it now so I could make sure of the positioning and wiring before laying in the inner panels.
Cleaned up the back hatch and riveted on the new emblem. Re-wired the DC in the trailer. Didn't like the way I had it setup. Much cleaner now. Also taped out the floor plan. 24" cabinets and benches for the dinette? Seems tight.
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:37 AM   #184
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Panelled my 55 FC

I did mine in 1/8" Baltic birch (over existing inner skin). Birch is held in place by aluminum flat bar trim and not actually attached to inner skin. Gets lots of compliments.
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:57 AM   #185
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bambitex that is a stunning ceiling.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:16 PM   #186
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'67 safari birch interior

We did a birch interior in our safari. We also attached it over the inner skin.
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Old 06-22-2016, 11:39 AM   #187
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What did you use to fasten them? I would be afraid of metal screws pulling out over time. 1/4 inch birch? Thats nice stuff. Im sure that installed lengthwise the sheer strength would be enough quite good.
I kept the roof and end cap tops aluminum and slid the wood under the original skins that I kept. I used Olympic rivets on the seams (as well as on the extra rib supports) and screws along the bottom. The thought is the galley, dinette, gaucho, etc. will add some extra sturdiness as well once they go in.

The panels went in vertically to match the grain of the original closets and galley. Also made it easier to bend to the contour of the end cap.
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:45 PM   #188
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MarkDenise looking equally great.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:00 PM   #189
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polishing end caps

Has anyone ran into the problem of deep etching or corrosion in the end caps? Im killing myself trying to polish this out. Ive been hitting it with F7. I worked one panel with some steel wool but now I have scratches I have to work out. Im up for suggestions. Cheers, Mike
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Old 06-23-2016, 03:56 PM   #190
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Paint thinner and lots of elbow grease. Move and change the rags often!
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:49 PM   #191
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One of two fantastic fans installed. 48 rivets on each one. What a pain. Im done drilling out rivets. Did a little more polishing. I think someone must have left her in front of a sprinkler for 20 years. Lots of oxidation. Other side is much better. Received my self composting toilet today. Natures choice. We'll see how that works out. Im excited about no blue juice of stinky slinky.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:51 PM   #192
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fans

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Old 06-25-2016, 11:42 AM   #193
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Has anyone ran into the problem of deep etching or corrosion in the end caps? Im killing myself trying to polish this out. Ive been hitting it with F7. I worked one panel with some steel wool but now I have scratches I have to work out. Im up for suggestions. Cheers, Mike
Here are a couple of picture's of mine, you really have to apply pressure.
What of pads are you using?

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Old 06-25-2016, 03:30 PM   #194
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Im using the wool pads that vts sells with nuvite F7.
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looks like the same stuff as mine
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Old 06-25-2016, 03:39 PM   #196
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