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Old 06-30-2015, 09:34 AM   #15
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I was able to service my roof vents from the inside. I had to fabricate a replacement top cover to replace the cracked plastic. I used sheet Al, and it worked out great. I am a big man and don't want to load test the ribs.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:22 AM   #16
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Follow up ...

The PO did not inspect the frame, and I only was able to look under the tub and through the rear compartments and under berths and looked at sub floor everywhere. We have jumped up and down on rear bumper and its incredibly clean back there. Im sure there could be some issues. But for now we are just going to get it in shape, use if for a while and then see what changes we may want to make ... Get some time in it before we go crazy.

I did re make a central control panel. From sheet of lexan and new switches and lamps from radio shack. Ordered new ammerter and got a digital volt meter hooked up to momentary switch. The original circuit board seemed to be in working order, pump switch works, lights, etc ... when we fill tanks we will check the rest, but looks to be ok. Got a clock and thermometer insert from internet sight. they looked close to original that were not working. Used a Ptouch label machine with black on clear
tape to make labels.

Oh ... I had to make this thing twice as the first time I used a sheet that was too thin and it cracked ... but then make sure switches and lamps are long enough to go through the .223 thickness lexan.
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:33 AM   #17
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Led bulbs ....

Oh ...

I was looking for LED bulbs ... I first purchased some (like 30) for $50 or so ... they came from China, they are not bad just not the color I was looking for. A little too blue and bright. I know there are different ones but the first ones said that they were warm color ... guess not ...

In any event I ordered a few samples of different ones ...
And finally got these ones:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

They are not cheap but they are very nice warm more yellow light.
They really look great. just thought I would pass it along.

If anyone is looking for a deal on 30 Blue/White bright led bulbs I will part with the first ones I purchased ...
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:23 PM   #18
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central control panel

I love that central control panel you made !

I also have a 1972 Ambassador I am renovating,It has a yellowed, cracked control panel face.

I was trying to figure out a rebuild solution.

Want to make another one ?
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:13 AM   #19
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I do have some extra parts to make another control panel ... is your circuit board still OK ? my board was good ...I used lights I purchased on amazon, switches from amazon or radio shack, and replacement clock and temp from a web site ... the biggest pain in the neck was the thinner plexi glass wanted to crack. I had to find thicker sheets ... and I also bought some smoked sheets to make new doors instead of tambor for the shelf unit.

Where are you located ?
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:19 AM   #20
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Just a point of general interest. If you're looking for a "warm white" color, check the "color temperature." A warm white is 3500-4000 Kelvin.

To illustrate color temperature, think of a steel bar being heated. As it gets hotter, it starts out red, then turns yellowish red, then yellow, then white, then blue white.
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Old 09-23-2015, 03:22 PM   #21
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Time for a few more photos. 72 Ambassador

OK .. so its getting there ...
We have used it a few more times now ... single night here and there ... just don't have the time to get away yet. All systems are working great ...
Here are some photos ... As you can see we did not change much ... Just re finished mostly ... cleaned, painted, updated a little ... freshen up slightly ...
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Old 01-01-2016, 04:26 PM   #22
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That nice old trailer sure did find the right new owner.
Very nice craftsmanship in the work you have been doing.
Kudos!

Cheers Richard
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Old 01-01-2016, 08:45 PM   #23
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I think you have done a wonderful job...it looks so restful and serene. The colors all blend nicely. Your wife likes pillows as much as I do.

Maybe next year you can join us at the can opener in Destin,Fl. Safe travels.

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