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Old 03-08-2009, 07:42 PM   #267
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Toastie, Thanks for the info and photos. That helps. The way the screens are originally attached to the Hehr windows makes replacing them difficult at best. Making some system with a removable frame seems necessary . As I'm rebuilding the doors on my 58, the screens there are also nearly impossible to remove should they be damaged. So I'm working on a better system for that also. Thanks again for your ideas. Ed
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:21 AM   #268
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Good idea Toastie, I will definitely use this one. I have been thinking about the original method and didn't like it very much.
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I have received a few questions on how I'm going to do my screens on the Safari, I was going to cover this later but I will do it know. The screen in the picture's is my prototype just to see if it will work, I bought the frame from Home Depot along with the screen material, the 90 deg bracket's come with the frame, very easy to make up. ( I used my power miter to cut that perfect 45 deg angle) The first thing that I will do is to install new trim around all window's, then cut my screen frames for the perfect fit to each window. When making up the screen you will notice that I cut the screen to fit the window openers, I will place a little piece of aluminum with slot so that the screen will not tear. Open the window opener, slide the screen onto the window openers and slide into position, the screen frame will set againt the new window trim, should make a clean design. will apply some small clips. Hope the pictures help.

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After a very,very busy spring and summer back on the project. Will finish the floor and start the belly pan. The old belly pan should make a good templete...............toastie
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Old 08-19-2009, 06:51 PM   #271
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Thanks very much tinman54, its been a very busy for me, new screen in porch, new roof, plus staining the house and deck. I added a picture of our new porch.
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Getting ready to fasten floor to frame. Taking many pictures of shell to frame before lifting off really help for realignment. Adding wood braces really helped in moving the shell for perfect alignment. Will need to make new brackets for the front and back.
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Looks like you were able to save your c-channel, that does you like a good deal for getting the shell back on in the right spot. Looks like a nice screen room also, we built our home around our screen porch, its our favorite room in the summer. When the kids were young we spent the first couple summers sleeping out there. I have not gotten a lot of time in on the cruiser this summer either, we married off our daughter in June and am now in the process of building a barn for the airstream,I guess that's kind of working on it,check out my blog if you want to see pictures.
I look forward to watching your progress again.
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Starting to bolt floor to frame, adding a aluminum strip 1/8" x 1" to help with clamp loads, will also double nut with red loctite...........toastie
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Oh, I like the idea of that aluminum strip. I'm going to borrow that idea for sure.

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Made new u-channel for front and back, no way to salvage the old, used 5052-H32 0.040, starting to postion the pieces.
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Fastening the floor using elevator bolts about every 10 inches, using a Forstner bit to countersink the head fully. My question to the forum: Is this enough to secure the floor to frame?............thanks
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Fastening the floor using elevator bolts about every 10 inches, using a Forstner bit to countersink the head fully. My question to the forum: Is this enough to secure the floor to frame?............thanks
Looking good toastie, all that new channel is so shiny and nice. That's about the spacing I used, seems to be working just fine.

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Not really answering your question but I just replicated what I found on mine which was probably about every 10" or so but offset a little into each sheet, so effectively doubled up. (Also much the same in the rest of the panel).
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Not really answering your question but I just replicated what I found on mine which was probably about every 10" or so but offset a little into each sheet, so effectively doubled up. (Also much the same in the rest of the panel).
Sounds good on the offset, I will be doing the same..........thanks
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