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Old 04-06-2013, 06:44 PM   #29
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Looks good, we started this week too, primed and painted. The more you start to fix, the more you see more things to fix!

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Old 05-05-2014, 10:13 PM   #30
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So with lots of starts and stops along the way with this project, I seem to be constantly doing things in the wrong order or starting something that I should be finishing with! Ugh! Started out with cleaning, doing interior repairs to make it usable which lead to the desire to paint it.
I really liked the color but boy was it a to get it done. But after seeing how great the walls looked, the floor had to go!
Lo and behold! The PO decided to use the strongest sub floor glue made to attach the ugly parquet floor - in only some of the areas! Days on end were spent on the floor with a hammer and a chisel trying to get between the parquet and the sub floor. Some spots lost an entire layer of sub floor and I endured many hours sitting on splinters getting hit in the face with flying pieces of parquet wondering why oh why did I not just gut the thing from the beginning???
Today the husband came out to check on where all the profanity was flying from and asked if I needed help gutting the Bullet. I resigned myself once again that more has to go than I planned.
First out was the front couch/bed/storage. The PO had made galvanized boxes underneath and tossed out the plastic storage bins. I planned on putting sliding rails in them and making pull out drawers but after looking at the space with the bed gone, we would be much happier with two nice Lazyboys and a dining table. I will be posting pictures to "rehome" the unit when I get a chance.
This left me with the "well why stop there" feeling so next to go is the folding table that is hanging from a bowed piano hinge and drooping from not being attached correctly right up to the first wall to the refrigerator space that is rotted a few inches up and needed to be replaced anyways.
Then my adorable husband of 18 years asked me if I had more paint since I wasn't planning on pulling those pieces out and now they need paint to match. God it's good I love him!
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:09 PM   #31
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ID:	229886Couldn't believe it's been so long since I updated. This summer I realized I can't work in a oven and now I know I need to replace the A/C unit in the trailer. I finally got the floor filled to help level it out so we could get ready to put the new floor in. Turned out the paint I had been using is now discontinued by Lowe's. GREAT! It took me a whole day but I finally found 1 gallon left at a store and promptly bought it. Another part of my project that I was finally ready to start was the back splash in the kitchen. Well low and behold, that was also discontinued. The tiles I picked out for it were at least still available online but of course cost me more than they were when I was looking at them. So instead of $7 per sq ft, it now cost me $12 plus shipping. Mental note to just buy what I want when I see it.

Now that I sold the gaucho and have to paint, why stop there. So after starting the painting and getting the back splash up, why stop here. Let's pull off anything that I want to get chromed and call it done. Off came all the window surrounds and knobs. As I'm punching out the pin that holds the window locks I find out the hard way it's made of pot metal. But at least they are out of stock at Vintage Trailer Supply! UGGH! Well, while I'm at it the gaskets around the windows and the fuzzy stuff that SHOULD be around the window lifts need to be replaced too. This is about the time my husband comes in and shakes his head. He was really excited yesterday when he saw stuff going into the trailer. Not so much today when I had a pile of aluminum to take to the chrome shop.

I really should have bought stock in Zip Lock bags. I have small plastic totes full of bags with labels and others ready to head to the chrome shop or the anodizer.
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Old 02-14-2015, 10:15 PM   #32
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Super happy with how my floor turned out! I had made my own leveling compound for the low spots thanks to the well stuck parquet from good wood glue and sawdust mixture I had found from a couple of wood working buddies. I had no idea you could ask for sawdust at big box stores and they would happily bag it up for you!
Picking the floor color was almost as hard as picking the brand. My husbands biggest concern was how much everything weighed. Out went the bamboo that I wanted as well as a couple of other styles. I finally settled on a Lowes brand that was thin, the color I wanted and not subject to water bubbles. Only down fall was how easy it chipped. Learned some hard lessons and wasted a few boards just due to that. Thanks to life getting in the way, it took me three weekends instead of two to get it all done.
I also got some of my parts back from the chrome shop! Can't wait to get these up!
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Old 03-12-2015, 10:34 PM   #33
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Finally got ALL of my parts back from the chrome shop and now the work begins. Spencer has gotten all giddy on me watching pieces go back "in" instead of coming "out" of the Bullet. Spent the whole weekend putting metal screen into the new chromed window frames. So happy with how they turned out but man, what a work out to put the screens back in seven windows!
Turns out the new JBL speakers Spencer ordered for me don't fit my original speaker covers Oh well. I like the ones that came with the speakers.
I called Vintage Trailer Supply to find out when they were going to ever get in the fuzzy bug seal for the window slots and they had no eta. So the hunt began. In comes a great company called Swisco. They had the same thing in a plastic slot for putting in a track in 25' lengths for 1/2 the price!. Now mind you, it took a little working with the plastic slot but I it worked just fine! I had left over two sided 3mm tape from back in the car racing days so I'm thinking it will be sticky enough to hold better than the hot glue gun that Vintage Trailer suggested.
Afterward, got the knobs put back on then ran around the trailer assessing my check off list. So nice to be closer to finally using the trailer after all this time.
I got my heart broke this weekend after finally finding the perfect reclining chairs for us. I should have known when I didn't get a response to my offer and now I'm told the estate can't sell them due to probate issues.
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