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Old 09-10-2004, 08:28 PM   #127
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Tedd,
My Tradewind is in three sections all about 36" wide.
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:16 PM   #128
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My trailer was originally one piece for the roof and the top panels on either side.It looks like a tree fell on the roof a long time ago.They spliced in an eight foot panel on the left side and the roof and a twelve foot panel on the right side.They did not seal anything and the explosive rivets they used all leak.I am rebuilding the roof with two panels.The other half will help hold the trailers shape and the eight foot panels will be easier to handle than a sixteen foot panel.
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:47 PM   #129
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Thank you SOOOO much for keeping us posted on your project, its really inspiring!

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Old 09-10-2004, 09:53 PM   #130
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Started on front half of roof skin this week.Drilled out rivets and covered up with tape before going to work.Today weather forecast was for rain by noon so got started early and pulled off roof then taped on new panel just before rain started.No stress!
Looks like you have interior ceiling off. When planning taking down mine I noted that the ceiling is three pieces which run the length of the coach and have what look like real rivets, not this easy stuff with holes in them. Did you have the same setup and if so did you take them out in one piece. I am so hoping they are not attached to the ceiling rails.
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:42 PM   #131
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The three sheets on the ceiling of my 61' were also riveted together.The rivets did not go into the ceiling rails and the panels could come off in one piece.getting them out the door will be fun though.I drilled out all those rivets on mine as I am replacing those panels also.When the PO repaired the roof after the tree fell on it he hammered out the panels but they are far from flat.He also cut a large portion of them out and covered them with another sheet of aluminum and some quilted fabric.That combined with a leaking roof made a real moldy mess.The mice seemed to like it though.
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Old 09-10-2004, 11:34 PM   #132
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Greg,
You could have put in a skylight and really had something for everyone to talk about. Just Kidding.......
What guage aluminum did you use for the roof?
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Old 09-13-2004, 06:41 PM   #133
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One sheet of lexan for a big skylight.The roof is the same 2024-t3 x .032" aluminum.I will be installing a large astrodome-like vent in the front and a fantastic vent in the same spot as old vent.For now I will leave sheet intact to keep out rain.It's been raining tabbies and terriers here.
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:18 PM   #134
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Reviewed the center panel with the project engineer, aka "the boss", and she said we will not be removing the center panel. I love those "cann't you just". Put I think indeed I can just deal with it one side at a time. I hope I can get up under enough from the sides to reinsulate and clean it good and seal seams from the inside. Looks like it would take 4 people to take it down without bending it. We will be painting the interior. After experimenting with striping the Zolatone from some panels I also decided we won't be doing anymore of that either.
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Old 09-17-2004, 08:18 PM   #135
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Rain stopped enough today to get next roof panel off.I was also able to get new panel up and drilled.Will rivet on tomorrow weather permitting.
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Old 09-19-2004, 01:53 AM   #136
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Rain stopped enough today to get next roof panel off.I was also able to get new panel up and drilled.Will rivet on tomorrow weather permitting.
Funny thing - that picture kind of looks like the pictures of that Franklin Mint Model of the AS. Just curious, how many hours have you got into this project so far? and how far to go?
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Old 09-19-2004, 10:14 AM   #137
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I've put in hundreds of hours so far and still have hundreds of hours to go. Having to build a new frame didn't help.The weather isn't helping.This September has had the most rain on record.If I do this again it will be in a barn.
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Old 09-19-2004, 12:44 PM   #138
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I've put in hundreds of hours so far and still have hundreds of hours to go. Having to build a new frame didn't help.The weather isn't helping.This September has had the most rain on record.If I do this again it will be in a barn.
I hear ya. Likewise with the hundreds of hours. I wish I had a paved pad, let alone a barn. I have rock scars on my back that will be there until I croak.
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Old 09-19-2004, 09:38 PM   #139
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I've put in hundreds of hours so far and still have hundreds of hours to go. Having to build a new frame didn't help.The weather isn't helping.This September has had the most rain on record.If I do this again it will be in a barn.
Greg. I'm looking at buying a 69 that had a Oak tree fall on it a couple weeks ago when huricaine Frances came through. I'm going to send you the good end cap Door and windows. Call me when you get the rest of the trailer built and I'll come pick it up.



I cannot believe how much time you have put into that coach. It's looking great!
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The three sheets on the ceiling of my 61' were also riveted together.The rivets did not go into the ceiling rails and the panels could come off in one piece.getting them out the door will be fun though.I drilled out all those rivets on mine as I am replacing those panels also.When the PO repaired the roof after the tree fell on it he hammered out the panels but they are far from flat.He also cut a large portion of them out and covered them with another sheet of aluminum and some quilted fabric.That combined with a leaking roof made a real moldy mess.The mice seemed to like it though.
My 63 Safari has a sag in the ceiling aft of the light, along the main center seam with the "real" rivets. Is there a rail that runs front to back along the center line? If not, why would I have a sag there?

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