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Old 03-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #463
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Just wanted to jump in at the end of this threadnaught and just say, wow amazing work. Always great to see a skilled and experienced person having fun and building something better than it was designed in the first place. Wish there was a way to save your skills and knowledge on a disk and somehow upload it to my brain! Until then I'll keep plugging away doing the best I can with my 68 Tradewind. Very keen to see your finished interior pics!
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:19 PM   #464
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Thanks for the kind words. I too would like to see the interior finished. Its going to be awhile yet as I getting ready to go off to far off lands again this summer.
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Old 03-17-2012, 09:15 AM   #465
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Kip...hope to see you at the Vintage Restoration Rally this year!?

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:05 AM   #466
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I'll be there, just barely, I get back from a mission on the 6th of June
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:25 AM   #467
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Well believe it or not I have been working on the GT again. Sorry no pictures this time but you can just reference the pic's on post's 399,413,427,and 429 for details. Since Monday I have opened up the street side upper lap seam and resealed it, I also installed stringers on the same seam as it had none previously.

I also removed the two street side vista view windows, both street side windows, and the rear window. I removed the "lets create a leak" foam gaskets, sealed and re-shot the rivets.

Today I am going to install the street side grey tank/kitchen sink vent.

Next week I plan on installing two Fantastic Fans in a way that has never been seen on the forums before. It will be a little overkill but the fans will sit flat on the roof without the edges bent down to conform to the hulls curvature.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:35 AM   #468
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Awesome, can't wait to see!
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:22 AM   #469
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It's good that you're back home for a while after globe trotting yourself! And it's good and therapeutic that you're getting to work on your trailer. I'm interested to see what you're going to do on the fans. I installed one on the rear of my trailer and used two gasket thicknesses on the outboard edges and then I transitioned/tapered the thickness for the front and rear gaskets to conform to the contour of the radius of the roof (full second thickness outboard to zero thickness toward the centerline).
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:36 AM   #470
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Well believe it or not I have been working on the GT again. Sorry no pictures this time ...
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:48 AM   #471
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what type of gaskets did you use on the fans?
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #472
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I used the extra gasket material that came with the Fantastic Vent Fan. When you get the fan kit, the square gasket comes with a good bit of extra gasket material. The actual gasket is a perforated perimeter around a square central field of the same gasket material. I cut this extra material into four corner pieces and some extra lineal strips using the actual gasket that had been removed as a template. I used double thickness on the left and right sides, all four corners and sculpted the thickness of the center sections (around the radius of the roof) using a packaging cutter blade.

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Old 11-05-2012, 04:33 PM   #473
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new toy

I picked up this brake last spring and I finally got it refurbished and in my shop. It's a Dries & Krump 5ft X 12Ga. I still have to sand blast the fingers and repaint them
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:17 PM   #474
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