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Old 12-06-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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Smile proud new parents

John and I just brought home our 2780 lb., bouncing (needs shocks), baby shiny....he is actually older than we are...50 yrs old to be exact. Our friends are trying to be happy for us but they don't quite see the diamond in the rough that we do. We bought a 55 flying cloud with a nice straight exterior and original cabinetry. It is an awesome fixer upper! We have no experience except for old house renovating. I have learned a lot from looking at websites and these forums over the past months. Any and all advice is appreciated!
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:35 PM   #2
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Welcome!!! and congrats on the coach. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your baby
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Old 12-06-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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Congratulations. I wish I could say that my '51 FC was older than I am but I beat it by a year. Pictures - that's what we need to see - Pictures. You will get a ton of great ideas off this site.

Pictures of my '51 are here:

http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...ud2/index.html

It was lots of fun doing. Mine was by no means gutted when I got it but we redid much of the interior. It was five months of fun and learning and figuring out what NOT to do. You will love your new baby.

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Old 12-07-2005, 02:24 AM   #4
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exciting!
pictures, pictures, pictures we like pictures (especially of old flying clouds).
I don't know what I would do w/out this forum . . . probably get some work done (as in the paying kind of work).
congratulations, did I mention we'd love to see pictures.
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:18 AM   #5
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So there now, 15months later...

Lynne,

Here are yesterday's pictures. Not bad for a day's work! Your patterns were a life saver!
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:20 AM   #6
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Old and new

I suppose you can toss the old flooring pieces now..
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Old 03-11-2007, 11:25 AM   #7
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Team Work

You two do make an excellent team!
Just 50 more elevator bolts, and the floor is done..
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Old 03-12-2007, 10:33 PM   #8
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Lynne,

Here are yesterday's pictures. Not bad for a day's work! Your patterns were a life saver!
I saved these patterns. If anyone needs them just pm me.

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Old 03-12-2007, 10:41 PM   #9
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I suppose you can toss the old flooring pieces now..

Can't wait to toss that old floor. It has been on the side of the house since September. Trash day is Thursday.

You two do make an excellent team!
Just 50 more elevator bolts, and the floor is done..


The elevator bolts are done!
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Before the shell goes on....

- prep plywood floor
- run to Hollywood to pick up Marmoleum
- pick up aluminum and have u-channel bent
- install floor and cover with protective paper
- order rivets and vulkum

Am I missing anything Uwe?
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I suppose you can toss the old flooring pieces now..

Can't wait to toss that old floor. It has been on the side of the house since September. Trash day is Thursday.

You two do make an excellent team!
Just 50 more elevator bolts, and the floor is done..


The elevator bolts are done!
Right on! Now we need to come up with some floor channel that does not look like swiss cheese.
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- prep plywood floor
- run to Hollywood to pick up Marmoleum
- pick up aluminum and have u-channel bent
- install floor and cover with protective paper
- order rivets and vulkum

Am I missing anything Uwe?
The only thing I can think of at the moment would be some 12/2 wire for the new electric brakes. You need enoughto go from the coupler to the axle, and then from side to side.
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Old 04-08-2007, 09:38 AM   #13
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Progress

pics of Lynn and John's cool Marmoleum flooring and new floor channel.
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more pics..

...of new flooring and c-channel.
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