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Old 10-21-2010, 07:58 AM   #127
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Newsgauger(Chris) Thanks for the vote of confidence. Your'e welcome to drop by anytime. I will be here full time working on the A/S.
Lew I was just kidding about the wheels of course.
Well I have bad news and worse news. The forecast is for rain/snow for a couple of days and rain pretty much everyday for the next two weeks. I'm giong to clear out my garage of the insides of the trailer and store them in another building so I can put the trailer in there and keep working. The worse news is that last night we had a very heavy rain and the shell is leaking quite badly in a few spots and a little bit in several more. It looks like I'm going to have to gut the rest of the inner wall panels to find the leaks and seal them. I really didn't want to remove these panels but how else do i find the leak spots. i'm still trying to get the belly insulated and closed in as well. It's getting awfully cool rolling around on the creeper now.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:30 AM   #128
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The bright side is that you will have all the leaks fixed before you've put any of the previously removed interior parts back in. That rain last night may be a blessing in disguise.
I knew you were kidding about the wheels, but had to take the opportunity to compliment my DW.
Where did you get Removal? I'm having trouble finding it.
And, do you think I should remove and replace or repair the blue strip or am I on the right track with just a cosmetic repair?
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:18 AM   #129
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Lew I guess the rain was ablessing. I just don't feel that blessed this morning. It's only 40 F here this morning and very damp rolling around under trailer.
I got the Removal from Vintage Trailer Supply. I haven't done any of mine yet but did a test section on the 75. It works great.
The one advantage to the painted strip is that you can patch and repaint instead of replacing. The only concern I would have is getting bondo to stick to aluminium. Talk to a body shop for the best method of adhesion. You probably need to sand or rough it up so the bondo has something to bite to. you probably need to paint both strips to get the paint to match and then you could also paint the airstream letters at the same time.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:53 AM   #130
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Good thoughts. I'll talk to the body shop guys here in town before I begin. My plan is to do the blue strip all the way around and also paint the black pin stripe in the trim molding before polishing. I forgot all about the Airstream letters so thanks for the reminder.
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Old 10-21-2010, 12:47 PM   #131
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Lew from what i've heard removal takes off paint as well so you may want to strip and polish beofre doing the blue strip over.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:41 PM   #132
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Hey, Chris
I just looked at the wallcovering page - would that stuff work to rebuild the endcap we need to do, do you suppose? Looks interesting at the least! Thanks for the link!

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Old 10-21-2010, 05:04 PM   #133
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Hi Kay, long time no speak. I'm not sure it could be formed in the compound curves of the end cap. It would impossible to bend it in two directions at once without wrinkles showing.
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Old 10-21-2010, 06:42 PM   #134
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Lew from what i've heard removal takes off paint as well so you may want to strip and polish beofre doing the blue strip over.
Right, I forgot about that. Guess it would be easier to remove a little overspray than to redo the paint. Thanks for helping keep my thinking and planning straight!!
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Old 10-22-2010, 07:55 AM   #135
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The Great White North

This is the scene I woke up to this morning. I hope it all melts soon. GD weather.
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Just a little of that 4 letter word! It'll melt soon, Chris. No worries!

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Old 10-22-2010, 08:04 PM   #137
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This is the scene I woke up to this morning. I hope it all melts soon. GD weather.
At least it's not 160 - 200 inside today . We got wet snow here but none stayed on the ground.
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Be nice Doug Wabiteer has some valid concerns. Actually after spending the last few days in between rains rolling around under the trailer through puddles with it drippping all over me I could use a little hot weather.
It's taking a lot longer than I thought. I have insulated the entire centre section between the frame rails and started on the roadside section outside of the rails. Today was the worst with the melting snow constantly dripping in my face as I measured and attached the styrofoam strapping. I finally gave up at 5:30PM when the next round of rain got too heavy.
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Chris,

You better get to building a shelter and heating source, I hear there'll me more snow before you finish yer TT and the warm winds come once again!

Seriously, you got the space, why work outside in the cold?
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Aage my workshop/garage is full with the insides of the trailer right now. I am going to change my plans and move all the contents into the rec centre that is right next door to the shop. I'm just waiting for a day without rain in order to move everything.
there is one other problem the workshop is a few inches too short to close the door so the only thing I would gain is dry but not warm. Once the real snow flies I need to put the backhoe into the shop to use it as a snow plow. Every task here is plus size. I pick up leaves with a dump truck and plow snow with a backhoe etc etc.
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