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Old 06-01-2006, 10:01 AM   #351
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Oh No!!

you've caught the same disease I HAVE! haha! (but i think third one... maybe a Whale Tail or a Clipper will cure me....)



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Old 06-01-2006, 10:07 AM   #352
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....lookin' beau-tifical!!! Also glad to see you got to rest...(at least for the photo).

Close. Close. Close.

You are a glutton for punishment.....Flying Cloud restoration next!!!!

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Old 06-01-2006, 11:10 PM   #353
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Cinderella

I think I'll call her Cinderella. After you see the following pictures, you will know why. There is no good explanation for love! Didn't someone say the beauty is only on the outside.
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Old 06-02-2006, 08:33 AM   #354
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...nothing a few thousand hours of work could'nt fix....and a few thousand dollars!
Congratulations on your new trailer. Looks like great potential.
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Old 06-02-2006, 10:15 AM   #355
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Don.

Looking at those photos gives me the same feeeling I get when playing a solitare game of pin the tail on the donkey and find myself standing on the edge of a six story roof right after removing the blindfold....

You are the bravest of the brave.

Bravo!!!

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Old 06-02-2006, 10:45 AM   #356
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Old 06-03-2006, 05:40 PM   #357
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It's time to reinstall the Dometic refer. I tested it earlier and it works great. However we need to do some cosmetic restoration. On the outside of the box we must needed to do some minor surface rust repair. The door on the inside needs work. The inside of the door plastic is badly broken around the edges. The seam between the porcelain inside and the door had leaked and made a mess inside the shell. So we are working on cleaning that up and making some repairs. Pictures show damage.
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Old 06-04-2006, 08:21 AM   #358
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Refer door repair

The plastic liner on the inside of the refrigerator door is badly damaged. To repair the door I am using the following procedure. I will include picture in several posts to show the whole process. Once again I am open to comments and suggestions about other ways or better ideas.
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Old 06-04-2006, 11:02 PM   #359
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Marine-Tex

Marine-Tex epoxy was used to fill the holes and missing areas of the refrigerator inner door. Next waxed paper was placed over the Marine-Tex to smooth out the layer. It's important to work from one edge of the waxed paper toward the opposite edge to remove any air bubbles in the epoxy material. Two pictures are included, with waxed paper and without. The epoxy is hardened in the second picture. When all holes are filled the door will be flipped over for the reenforcement process.
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Old 06-09-2006, 10:52 PM   #360
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Trouble with foam

After the Marine-Tex was cured it was time to fill the back space of the plastic liner to the fridge door with foam. As you can see by the pictures, I had some problems with the foam. It looks terrible, But it worked. Next the outside 3 inches of the door liner was reinforced with fiber glass and resin. Both sides of the panel and the edges need to be sanded and shaped.
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Fridge door restoration

If you compare this to the beginning, you will see that it's beginning to return to a new look.
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General finish work

Finish work is always slow and detailed. The work of late has been work on one part. Let something dry or set. Move to a different part and work on it for a while. When first part is dry move back to it. It seems like 10 things are in process and not much is getting finished. For me that is always the hard part of finish work. All water connections are now complete and have been air checked. Work has begun on gas plumbing finishing and checking connections for leaks and making the gas appliances are working properly. The bath area is 99% complete. Some small finish work still remains. The stove is complete as shown in photo. However it has not been tested yet. I have begun working on the windows and the installation of new rubber. Finished stripping the furnace grill and the hood for the stove. They are now ready for paint which I'll pick up from the the paint store this morning. Also working on the completing of the the access door on the plumbing drains on the bottom of the trailer. Lets see and I'm going to be completely finished by June 30 so we can go on our first rally this season at Silver Falls, OR.
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Finish work is always slow and detailed. The work of late has been work on one part. Let something dry or set. Move to a different part and work on it for a while. When first part is dry move back to it. It seems like 10 things are in process and not much is getting finished. For me that is always the hard part of finish work.
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Same here. Seems it's as much work to finish once you thought you were finished, as it is to take the shell on and off.
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Old 06-13-2006, 09:49 AM   #364
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Same here. Seems it's as much work to finish once you thought you were finished, as it is to take the shell on and off.
You have got that right. Hey, we might get to see you and your trailer at the San Antonio Lake Rally.
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