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Old 01-23-2011, 06:07 PM   #29
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Time for some BBQ chicken.

In between all the cutting and fitting I had some time to make some beer butt chicken. It was a very nice day here in Texas. Gotta love the weather!
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Excellent work Lance. You look a little cold with gloves and a long sleeve shirt. NOT. Compared to here that is.
BTW is that some sort of military thing having the chickens line up in formation like that. LOL.
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Lookin good

Looks good Guess we got the same work going on. Mrs. S here said " Look that looks like ours" LOL>... O yea what time was dinner ready? It was a nice day in Texas today
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BTW is that some sort of military thing having the chickens line up in formation like that. LOL.
They are in formation, and at parade rest.
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They are in formation, and at parade rest.
We call it stand easy here. I figured that's the way they were standing because their legs aren't together and they wern't saluting.
Ex military here as well. 30yrs ago that is.
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Looks good Guess we got the same work going on. Mrs. S here said " Look that looks like ours" LOL>... O yea what time was dinner ready? It was a nice day in Texas today
Yes we do. It was ready at 17:15. That's 5:15 pm for you civilians. However yours is 21 years newer than Abby. I think 21 years ago the floor was shot. It just took 21 years for her to come in my grasp.
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Yes we do. It was ready at 17:15. That's 5:15 pm for you civilians. However yours is 21 years newer than Abby. I think 21 years ago the floor was shot. It just took 21 years for her to come in my grasp.
LOL ...Oilfield runs on 24hr time too so I caught your drift. Yea I agree Abby did look some what worse but I guess if mine was let go for 21 more years she'd be in the same shape...Glad Abby found a home that will get her back to new ...All our work will pay off one day. Maybe one day we will be able to laugh about all the work we done while we are enjoying camping....until then we will just keep working and dreaming...Weather is not looking so good today hope its better for you.
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lance, when replacing floor with the shell on i guess it is easier to do in two pieces. is that why you did it that way?
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Thanks JS.
Bruce, I tried to use one sheet of luan in for a template but it was too cumbersome. I guess I should have trimmed it down to 91 5/8" wide and gone with one piece. But I did it with two pieces in the end. The replacement floor will be installed as one piece side to side.
I started staining the sheets of MGP last night. When I get the right color (burnt orange) ill be coating it with the West epoxy. I think that's the most waterproofing available.

More important now is frame repairs. The new outriggers I got from out of doors mart are substantially thicker than the originals. I'm thinking of replacing all of them and adding one on each side. Oh and I guess I better buy a welder too. Hopefully my tax refund isn't delayed!
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Just a thought

Im installing mine in two sections also but I Cut them so that they will overlap each other by 4'' in the middle. I plained them down so that when they over lap it will make a splice and I will glue them in the middle so it will again be like one board.(Thought maybe it be stronger than laying them so they butt together) Dunno if this is the best way, but Im gonna give it a shot.
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Flooring plans

Here's my plan with the floor.

3/4" Marine Grade plywood.
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Stain with MinWax Colonial maple to attempt to match the color of the original rust/orange shag carpet.
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Here's one example of why floors in Airstreams rot

After wondering why there was a nice hole cut in the street side wheel well, I did some looking. Here's what I found.

The Air Conditioner drain tube was supposed to be draining overboard. I guess with time, hoses shrink a little.
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I am glad the floor was made with Exterior grade plywood and not OSB.
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Hey Lance that new floor is going to look great. I'm assuming that you are planning to use the MGP as a finish floor.
The drain tube for the A/C should go right down through the belly and hang a couple of inches below that. I think maybe yours suffered some sort of trauma to be that short. Maybe there was a tire failure that damaged the tube. Anyway make sure it is long enough to really clear the belly.
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nice color for the floor!! i was worried when you said burnt orange. Sand them all and stain them all that color. looking good. can't wait to see it in person at CoE in march.

when you are done and if your bored i got a '63 sovereign you can start on
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