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Old 08-30-2008, 03:21 PM   #155
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Did you simply trim off the sides that bolt to the frame and replace it with new aluminum? Did you seal the bottoms with POR-15 on the bottom and top? What kind of paint did you use? That is all the questions I have.

I just pulled the shell off of my 64 GT today. The metal wells are sitting in the back of my truck. I am going to treat the frame tomorrow and then hopefully Monday put the top coat on it. I have some work to do on the U Channels. I pulled them up with the shell. So...I just wanted to ask you those questions.

I look forward to seeing how you are cutting the edges and shaping the wood to the shape of the shell.

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Old 08-30-2008, 04:40 PM   #156
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Did you simply trim off the sides that bolt to the frame and replace it with new aluminum? Did you seal the bottoms with POR-15 on the bottom and top? What kind of paint did you use? That is all the questions I have.

I just pulled the shell off of my 64 GT today. The metal wells are sitting in the back of my truck. I am going to treat the frame tomorrow and then hopefully Monday put the top coat on it. I have some work to do on the U Channels. I pulled them up with the shell. So...I just wanted to ask you those questions.

I look forward to seeing how you are cutting the edges and shaping the wood to the shape of the shell.

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On the wheel tubs I cut the flanges off and riveted galvanized metal (Home Depot) to the tubs, painted using por15 that I had left over. The tubs will be fasten to the wood floor and I will use excessive amount of trempro 635.

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Old 08-31-2008, 01:10 PM   #157
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Applied http://www.cabotstain.com/products/product/Clear-Solutions.html to the bottom of floor today..............
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Old 09-01-2008, 05:38 PM   #158
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On a previous post I mentioned that the wheel tubs would be fasten to the wood floor, I want to correct that they will be on top of the frame as
shown in the pictures.
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Old 09-13-2008, 08:28 AM   #159
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Black and gray tanks (19 gal black and 43 gal gray total)


Decided to go with 2 gray tanks and 1 black tank. A 19 gal black tank will sit behind the axle and a 19 gal gray tank will sit in front of axle, behind the black tank will be a 24 gal gray tank. The 24 gal gray tank will be only for the kitchen sink, the 19 gal gray tank will only be for the shower/sink. Will use a small pump to transfer gray water 19 gal to the 24 gal.
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Old 09-13-2008, 06:57 PM   #160
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Decided to go with 2 gray tanks and 1 black tank. A 19 gal black tank will sit behind the axle and a 19 gal gray tank will sit in front of axle, behind the black tank will be a 24 gal gray tank. The 24 gal gray tank will be only for the kitchen sink, the 19 gal gray tank will only be for the shower/sink. Will use a small pump to transfer gray water 19 gal to the 24 gal.
Just like having a 17ft mobile sewage treatment plant.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:00 PM   #161
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Decided to go with 2 gray tanks and 1 black tank. A 19 gal black tank will sit behind the axle and a 19 gal gray tank will sit in front of axle, behind the black tank will be a 24 gal gray tank. The 24 gal gray tank will be only for the kitchen sink, the 19 gal gray tank will only be for the shower/sink. Will use a small pump to transfer gray water 19 gal to the 24 gal.
Are you keeping the original '55 Safari floor plan with the toilet in the front streetside corner? If so, how are you draining it into the black tank behind the axle? I've never seen a black tank that was not directly below the toilet. I wonder how well solid waste will move thru a pipe from the toilet to the tank, especially if not parked level with the rear of the trailer higher than the front.
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Old 09-17-2008, 03:28 AM   #162
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Are you keeping the original '55 Safari floor plan with the toilet in the front streetside corner? If so, how are you draining it into the black tank behind the axle? I've never seen a black tank that was not directly below the toilet. I wonder how well solid waste will move thru a pipe from the toilet to the tank, especially if not parked level with the rear of the trailer higher than the front.
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I don't know about the floorplan in use here but I do know that it is possible to mount a toilet remote from the holding tank. Marine toilet systems do that all the time. The toilet needs to have a built in macerator pump to make it work. Some are a manual pump others are electric. These types of toilets are usually more expensive that typical RV toilets that mount directly above the holding tank but they do offer a remote installation option if that is needed.

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Are you keeping the original '55 Safari floor plan with the toilet in the front streetside corner? If so, how are you draining it into the black tank behind the axle? I've never seen a black tank that was not directly below the toilet. I wonder how well solid waste will move thru a pipe from the toilet to the tank, especially if not parked level with the rear of the trailer higher than the front.
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No, we are not keeping it original, we decided to keep the beds the same but the rest will change. The '55 Safari did have the toilet in the front, but there where no gray or black tanks, just a small fresh water tank. I attached a picture where the toilet will be setting, right on top of the black tank, and the shower on top the front gray tank.

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Looking good, man! On our little one, we're going to have to put an offset pipe to get the toilet plumbed to the black tank. It's only about 8 inches, though with one turn, which I'll run with a wide radius curve... Hope that works! Who puts solids in their toilets after restoring them anyway?

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Looking good, man! On our little one, we're going to have to put an offset pipe to get the toilet plumbed to the black tank. It's only about 8 inches, though with one turn, which I'll run with a wide radius curve... Hope that works! Who puts solids in their toilets after restoring them anyway?

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Thanks very much, I have been following your thread and it has been very helpful, what great work you do. I'm also looking for a third one.

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I went with http://www.cabotstain.com/products/product/Clear-Solutions.html for the floor, they only recommend 1 coat, did both sides. This product is in compliance with Federal V.O.C. (Volatile Organic Compounds)

And on the sides of the plywood I'm going to use trempro 635
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I tried the trempro on a scrap piece and it filled what little voids I had perfectly. It bonds great to the plywood and it will not come off. 53 years from now somebody else will have the joy replacing the floor.....total cost about $50.00 for the cabot and trempro 635
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No, we are not keeping it original, we decided to keep the beds the same but the rest will change. The '55 Safari did have the toilet in the front, but there where no gray or black tanks, just a small fresh water tank. I attached a picture where the toilet will be setting, right on top of the black tank, and the shower on top the front gray tank.

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A suggestion - perhaps do not try out that toilet quite yet . You might freak out the neighbors..

I have two buddies with early 50's Flying Clouds to build out so am watching your work closely. It is an absolute weatlh of ideas and information. Thanks for sharing as it all helps....
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A suggestion - perhaps do not try out that toilet quite yet . You might freak out the neighbors..

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Thanks Barry, I told the one neighbor that is my beer cooler..........
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