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Old 08-18-2010, 07:46 PM   #533
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Starting to add window trim and determined that it's cheaper to go with brand new. Here is before and after pictures of the front window.

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Old 08-18-2010, 08:41 PM   #534
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Well Mr Toastie I guess Im going to have to start paying a lot closer attention to this thread I just bought a 55 safari just wish it looked like yours!!!

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Old 08-20-2010, 06:08 AM   #535
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Well Mr Toastie I guess Im going to have to start paying a lot closer attention to this thread I just bought a 55 safari just wish it looked like yours!!!

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Congratulations on your new 13 panel...........toastie
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:30 PM   #536
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I love the airconditioner solution. After seeing what you were doing I went to lowes and stared at that casement ac for about a half hour thinking about it (unfortunately I had already committed (purchased) a window unit about a month before and couldn't bring myself to pop for another one . . . I'll probably kick myself later).

Anyway, I'm curious to know what you're using to trim out your windows. I'm looking at my painted/peeling/dented pile of window trim and thinking there's hours and hours of "fun" related to getting them in shape to re-install. Another alternative might be welcome.

Thanks for posting your project.
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I love the airconditioner solution. After seeing what you were doing I went to lowes and stared at that casement ac for about a half hour thinking about it (unfortunately I had already committed (purchased) a window unit about a month before and couldn't bring myself to pop for another one . . . I'll probably kick myself later).

Anyway, I'm curious to know what you're using to trim out your windows. I'm looking at my painted/peeling/dented pile of window trim and thinking there's hours and hours of "fun" related to getting them in shape to re-install. Another alternative might be welcome.

Thanks for posting your project.
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My window trim was in the same condition as yours, dented with 3 coats of paint. Started the process of paint removal and when finished they still looked like crap, so I decided to go with new. The local metal store made me 14 aluminum pieces, 1.25" x 1.25" x 48" long, 0.025 thick for only $30.00, cheaper than the paint remover and steel wool. I started on the front window and didn't like the result, it took another try until I was happy, then the rest was very easy. Make sure that you have good tinsinps, ones that can cut at least 1.25" deep. My screens will be part of the window trim and will removable. Will post some pictures this weekend.

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Old 08-24-2010, 08:36 AM   #538
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Your project is looking great Toastie!!
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:12 PM   #539
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Finished the window trim and next on the list is the fun part,
compounding the interior then polish.

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My window parts were handed to me in a box by the po I have pretty much determined where things go. But dont know the best way to attach the center vertical piece (dont know what it is called) back to the frame. Screws or rivets and what size. The piece I'm referring to is shown in your first picture in post 539 it has 2 holes in the top and 2 at the bottom and a spring on the opposite side. hope that description makes sense
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My window parts were handed to me in a box by the po I have pretty much determined where things go. But dont know the best way to attach the center vertical piece (dont know what it is called) back to the frame. Screws or rivets and what size. The piece I'm referring to is shown in your first picture in post 539 it has 2 holes in the top and 2 at the bottom and a spring on the opposite side. hope that description makes sense
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Bucking rivets would work great.......
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Toastie.

I just finished reading your great thread. You are doing an amazing job. You've inspired me to start my own thread. But I don't expect it to even come close to yours. I don't know how to post a link yet. It's called "Yet Another Shell-Off Resto".

I expect to use a lot of your ideas. I especially like your replaceable screens and your air conditioner installation. I've also bookmarked many of your great product finds.

Thanks for your contributions.

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Toastie.

I just finished reading your great thread. You are doing an amazing job. You've inspired me to start my own thread. But I don't expect it to even come close to yours. I don't know how to post a link yet. It's called "Yet Another Shell-Off Resto".

I expect to use a lot of your ideas. I especially like your replaceable screens and your air conditioner installation. I've also bookmarked many of your great product finds.

Thanks for your contributions.

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Thanks very much for your kind words Chris, and good luck on your project.

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Started to ruff-in the shower/bath room maze.

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Toastie,

What will be your standing height in your shower? When deciding how tall, or not so tall, What factors did you consider? I guess it might depend on how tall you are.

I ask these questions as when I ever get to a bath in mine I was curious how usable a bath is at various heights. To get more height, you have to extend the bath into the center of the trailer. To me, doing this "encloses" the living space more. I was wandering how much you can get away with is making the bath small relative to it being too small for comfort?

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