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Old 07-31-2016, 01:50 PM   #351
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Here's a quick picture of the rear end cap. The rust around the rivets and along the edge of the cap was buffed off with Dremel Abrasive Buffs, the metal prepped with Rustoleum Reformer and then primed with Rustoleum Above The Water Line Primer using foam brushes. This is one coat of primer. I would think multiple coats of primer will need to be added and then sanded smooth. The key is not sanding through the primer to the Reformer coat.

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Apparently the front cap has been sanded down because this is what I found when I got home last night
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Looks like Ernie has been busy whilst you have been away Brad....good progress it seems!
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:33 PM   #352
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Looks like Ernie has been busy whilst you have been away Brad....good progress it seems!
If it would stop raining so much he might make even more progress!

Before I left town I managed to finish fabricating the rest of the parts for the radiator fan mount. The parts have been painted and I'll see if I can get them assembled sometime this week.

I'm not overly thrilled with how it came out, mainly because the engine oil cooler mounts between the radiator and the fan. If it doesn't cool well enough the engine oil cooler will probably need to be relocated. We can worry about that when the time comes!

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Old 08-01-2016, 11:08 AM   #353
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The sight you came home to last night and what we had/have in our driveway last night/this morning, look quite similar. Only difference is our tarp is beige
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I will say Ernie didn't do a very good job of color coordinating when he put a blue tarp on a beige motorhome
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Yeah, what's with that!
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Well, I wasn't there to supervise.....
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Finally got a chance to climb a ladder and take a closer look at Peanut's roof. Not necessarily a pretty sight. There are five or six potential leak sources and probably some that I didn't see.

This first hole really has me baffled. It's over 1/2" in diameter and looks nice a fresh.
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The Fantastic fan needs to have the seams resealed and the heads of the screws need to be covered as well.
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I'm not sure if this is part of the antenna mount but it has some nice large gaps in the vulkem so it's going to need to be scraped down and fixed.
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Same for the antenna mount. It's going to get removed and a patch put in place.
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I think this AC shroud has seen better days
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Looks like the focus for this weekend will be patching as much of the roof as I can between rain storms and high heat and humidity.
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Finally got a chance to climb a ladder and take a closer look at Peanut's roof. Not necessarily a pretty sight. There are five or six potential leak sources and probably some that I didn't see.

This first hole really has me baffled. It's over 1/2" in diameter and looks nice a fresh.
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The Fantastic fan needs to have the seams resealed and the heads of the screws need to be covered as well.
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I'm not sure if this is part of the antenna mount but it has some nice large gaps in the vulkem so it's going to need to be scraped down and fixed.
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Same for the antenna mount. It's going to get removed and a patch put in place.
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I think this AC shroud has seen better days
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Looks like the focus for this weekend will be patching as much of the roof as I can between rain storms and high heat and humidity.
Maybe the hole previously had something like this stuck in it Brad?



I have no objections if the hole gets blocked by installing something similar (if if not connected to anything internal yet!).
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Martin, I was thinking more about just covering it with a 2" square patch plate riveted in place. I'll poke around a little in the hole to see if it seems to go anywhere.
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Martin, I was thinking more about just covering it with a 2" square patch plate riveted in place. I'll poke around a little in the hole to see if it seems to go anywhere.
Whatever is easiest Brad. Seemed to be right on the seem so I thought patching would be an issue, but you know best.
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Whatever is easiest Brad. Seemed to be right on the seem so I thought patching would be an issue, but you know best.
Just need to create a small step in the patch. Shouldn't be to difficult.
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Made a little more progress on prepping the leaks in the roof. Just need to cut the antenna wire shorter and poke it down the hole. A small 4" square patch should work nicely.
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The rotater arm on the antenna was frozen in place so in order to get to the two pop rivets underneath the arm I had to cut it off.
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Ernie brought the left rear banana wrap over for a check out. Looks pretty good. He's going to do a little more finish work and it will be ready to install.
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And lastly the radiator is now sitting in place. Still have to bolt it place, hook up the hoses, fasten the fan shroud and reconnect the oil filler tube and dipstick tube. It went in a lot easier with two people compared to when I removed it by myself
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Roof Leak Pictures from Yesterday

The first picture of round hole in the seam obviously wasn't there originally.

The original TV antenna was a Braund Skyliner. That antenna folded down against a bracket and then at location raised up with extended elements like a typical house outdoor TV antenna. The "mystery" hole may have been one of the holes where the antenna support bracket was riveted to the roof. After being raised, the interior handle "popped" down and rotated the antenna. The antenna lead wire was 300 ohm twin lead wire entering the coach under the small rectangular "patch". The lead wire came out inside the coach in a TV jack on the wall to the right of the kitchen window. The factory liberally sealed all of the antenna rivets with Vulken.

I noticed recently that Andy's Inland RV has shrouds for these older Armstrong AC units.

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Brad,
Attached is a bad picture of the Argosy TV Antenna. The mystery hole is not related to the bracket that I can tell
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