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Old 06-17-2010, 05:46 PM   #15
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thank you muddy hollow --- husband tried that but somehow made no progress. there have got to be Some Secret Screws Somewhere else as well.......
Mine had a few nails through the lower mount that it sits on. Fought it for days before I found them and then it slid right out.

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Old 06-19-2010, 12:33 PM   #16
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Ugh

just wrote a thank-you note and poof..... no clue what key combination made it evaporate.....

be back later!!!
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Old 06-19-2010, 01:24 PM   #17
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Thumbs up pbearsailor and flyfshr

thank you both for responding ... husband will continue The Hunt on monday (work weekend!!)

flyfshr, we will definitely go the DIY route re the Astradome. pls post the plans :-) !! maybe in its own thread so they won't get buried here.... thanks for the offer! and pls let us know... (i.e. link) - we do have that ridiculously narrow door thingie on the left of the fridge....

the FC will be stationary, (husband is working to get the 57 shasta (man cave) road ready) .
that decision makes it a lot easier on us fixing the FC up as guest house, unique artist residence for husband's future students/co workers....
we admire all the effort that goes into restoration work, but as a former architect (long time ago, almost forgotten) i have my own ideas of space&comfort. i do love the challenge of small spaces, that's why my professional interest was a lost cause in this country. (originally from krautland :-) )

will keep updating.... order from vintage supply to arrive soon - they were all out of the window operators !!!!! working on door now.... it's a freaking mess!!

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Old 07-13-2010, 12:29 AM   #18
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Question progress and Q

progress re sanding the remaining cabinet units; the fridge is OUT :-) - thanks for the support, it helped. patched up holes in the aluminum interior wall -- not after perfection, you can tell; bought bamboo flooring; working on windows now, bought the glass but got stuck applying the gasket.... (see below) also, the door isn't such an eye sore any more, the interior had been painted brown... ugh

removable windows were cleaned up, and are ready for gasket etc to attach.....>>>>wondering if it is necessary to squirt some kind of sealant into the gasket's channel before attaching the gasket to the metal edge? <<<< i saw that done in a video, they used silicone... which apparently is a no-no (attacks aluminum?) and also is probably quite messy. i read thru hours worth of mssges on this board, but found no reference to my problem.... except one person is suggesting to use 3M Super Weather Strip Adhesive - which sounds good to me since it won't make a smeary mess..... the gasket is quite squirrelly, hard to control, imagine squishy goo in it.... sounds like extra clean-up work to me....

i wasn't going to use anything inside the gasket, figured the screws would tighten it, but husband thinks otherwise....

any advice? what to do/use? thanks in advance

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Old 07-13-2010, 08:25 AM   #19
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Sorry for the delay, took me a while to find all three of the files. Why can't archiving be easier??

Anyway, this should be a fairly simple creation with a little skill and the proper tools. I learned from experience that you need to add 1/4" to the measurement on the long side and 1/8" to the ends to account for the bending. I had to make a second one since the first one was too short. Took me an afternoon and it has held up well. I also replaced the bug screen in the removable frame with black shade cloth to cut down on our intense sunlight here in the desert.

You can do this. Good luck.

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Old 07-14-2010, 02:47 AM   #20
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Question sealant inside gasket?

thanks so much, flyfshr !! once we get to that point, i'll have to ask you how you connect the dome to the rest of the thing..... at this point, a plain piece of plexi glass does the job.

anyone:
here's what i need to know for now: it may have gotten lost in the post above:
>>>> is it necessary to squirt some kind of sealant into the gasket's channel before slipping the gasket over the metal edge? <<<<
i saw that done in a video, they used silicone...

i bought some stuff, i think it is latex based, clear... comes in a small tube...

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Old 07-14-2010, 08:33 PM   #21
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ok -- read the instructions on the seller's page (vintage trailers) and it says there is no need for adhesive... case closed, thanks :-)



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Old 07-22-2010, 10:26 PM   #22
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progress update july 22

got 2 coats of primer on the walls, window glass installed where frames available; cabinets sanded... bought bamboo at Home Depot for flooring....
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:33 PM   #23
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more photos

work in progress....

our ID: 8413
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Old 07-23-2010, 05:33 PM   #24
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Mine is 8417, very similar to yours!
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Old 07-23-2010, 07:02 PM   #25
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2 '58 Clouds that are alike!

hi bevman -- figures - :-)
i noticed that too, and contacted you w question re stove.... it's kind of reassuring to see another Cloud that 's close to what we have, given that the factories took such liberties with throwing these together ...

on ebay there's a 24 foot 'flying cloud' -- major rebuild, and yet he believes he has a 24' cloud? who's mixed up, i wonder?

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new pictures

been working on the bed frame in rear and closing off cabinets/closets using existing materials.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:14 PM   #27
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more....

for the bed frame we used the existing front incl drawers. the top is divided into lids so we can access storage space; the luggage door will also access the space once we figure out how to unlock it... ;-)
the narrow door to the left of the fridge now opens up a small pantry. behind it, at the door, will be space for coats and shoes....
walls are painted....
unexpected news: the electrical wiring is functional !!! yippee!

next: order & install 14"vents; caulk roof in back (found gaps !!); glass for front window, and fix frame; bamboo floor, once the shell is waterproof.
this time order correct set of window operators ...... .....
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flyfshr -- thanks again for posting the astrodome sketch - you are right, that should be do-able -- my question now: how does it sit on the roof or rather attach to the lower part.. we have no visuals to go by, all our vents are gone.... do you have a picture of your set-up?
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