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Old 03-11-2012, 04:44 PM   #29
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Caulk and Rivets

Maybe this is what I am looking for?

Krylon WL00114 White Butyl Caulk

I am getting close to putting the shell back on. There were several solid rivets that I had to remove to pull the shell off. Most of these were hidden by the belt trim at the bottom. When i go back on can these be pop rivets? Some of them were originally pop rivets and they will all be hidden. The belt trim that bridges between the bannana trim and the sides of the shell looks like it provides the weather barrier. Any thoughts?

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #30
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I now have some Vulkem. It is closer to what I am looking for but still not the same. It is not like the butyl tape I have either. This seems like a sticky cookie dough or taffy. Any other ideas?
After the Vulkem cures out, it's no longer "sticky".

I would suggest you stay with a product that has a known good history.

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Old 03-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #31
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You really should replace solid rivets (buck rivets) with the same. They are a lot of the strength that holds your shell on to your channel that's on your floor. When you re-install your trim, use plenty of Vulkem (or Tempro) behind it. You also should put a dab of Tempro into each rivet hole a you re-install your rivets. Extra measure to keep little leaks out!
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #32
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Thanks for the information. I have rivets and tools on the way. I wish I could match the sealer from the factory. I am positive the sealer I am looking at is Factory applied and It is definitely different than the Vulkem available today. My rivets and tools look like they will be here this week. Unfortunatly my items from Skygeek have not shipped. Very dissapointing since all items show to be in stock but the order shows to be waiting to ship complete. I'm getting close to shell back on.
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Thanks for the information. I have rivets and tools on the way. I wish I could match the sealer from the factory. I am positive the sealer I am looking at is Factory applied and It is definitely different than the Vulkem available today. My rivets and tools look like they will be here this week. Unfortunatly my items from Skygeek have not shipped. Very dissapointing since all items show to be in stock but the order shows to be waiting to ship complete. I'm getting close to shell back on.
I had some kind of sealer in my '86 around the windows that looked like marshmellow fluff. Really gooey & white. I don't know what it is either, but I haven't had any problems redoing my '64 Bambi II without it. Good luck with the rivets. Do a little practicing before you go for the real thing!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:19 PM   #34
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Finally got the shell back on today. I replaced the angle at the back with a stainless piece, treated all corrosion spots with the four step process I stole from TOP. Set the shell down with only minimal coaxing and bucked a lot of Rivets. Now I think I have to take it off again because the wheel well trim won't slide on with the shell on. I guess they came off on the old floor because it was rotton but I did not have them listed as something that had to be done before the shell went back on.
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Do you have pictures of what won't go back on? Maybe someone would have a suggestion of how to put them on without taking the shell back off! Sounds pretty frustrating!
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:41 PM   #36
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Shell Interference

The internal wheel well trim needs to slide onto the floor. It looks like I could trim the shell to get it in and then patch it. The Patch should be hidden behind the outer trim when complete? Should I proceed with this plan or just pull the shell back off? I have already drilled the holes oversize and bucked a lot of rivets but I could do it again.
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Here are some pictures, I hope?
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I'm going to bump this.....maybe someone else can give advise....I'm not sure what you should do.
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I'm going to bump this.....maybe someone else can give advise....I'm not sure what you should do.
Yeah. Probably a good idea to get some more eyes on this. My wheel wells do not look the same, but if they are similar, I could envision you cutting them in half, putting them in the gap, sliding them underneath the plywood, and then riveting them together with a seam strip of aluminum that overlaps both sides of the cut.
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Since one Side is close to the water heater I can probably pop a few rivets out and curl the skin out of the way. The other side can be done like in the picture. Thanks for everyones ideas. I feel like I have rolled the trojan horse behind enemy lines without getting in it.
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I feel like I have rolled the trojan horse behind enemy lines without getting in it.


I think that's a very apt yet unfortunate analogy. Just remember that the trojan horse may have been a lot of time but really only consisted of wood. No "lives" have been lost.

Now go win that war.
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The shell is back on again. Wheel well are in and I am working on leaks. This includes reworking the skylights, new bath fan, reworking AC install, antennae removal and replacing bad rivets. I have enclosed a photo of how the ribs that have seperated. It seems that there will be little ripple when I re attache.

Also I am looking for advice on what to do about the corrosion spots. I have a photo of the corrosion around the heater vents. I am thinking about treating and painting this area since it will not be seen once assembled. I am also considering this below the AC. I am reinforcing the frame which may help but the back of the AC was rubbing in a few spots. The weather stripping was not enough to hold the back up.

Is there any reason to save my old axles? If not I would like to get the scrap value for them.

On the dissapointing side I just found out the Burgundy letters I ordered from out of doors mart are no longer available. They have one left. I was planning my whole theme around these so if anyone knows where I can get one please let me know.
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