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Old 02-09-2014, 09:52 PM   #1
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1965 Silver Streak Project.. new member

New to this site, thought I had better start posting some of the work I have been doing. I have sucked a lot of information out of this site, its only fair that I possibly help someone else out.

Picked up what is titled as a 1965 Silver Streak that needed a complete redo. The body was in good shape , but had the typical water damage floor. Its a Model 24 that means the box is 20' and with the tongue its 24'.

Attached are some pictures I took today as I live in the NW and we are having some major weather.
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Old 02-09-2014, 09:59 PM   #2
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Here are some pictures of what it looked like on the inside as I started to tear it apart. Going to go all the way down to the frame, but will keep the shell on
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:03 PM   #3
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Model 24 Silver Streak

Some more pictures
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:07 PM   #4
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Model 24 Silver Streak

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Old 02-09-2014, 10:16 PM   #5
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What a ugly terrible job!!
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Old 02-09-2014, 10:26 PM   #6
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Getting there. No fun trying to find the screws that hold down the old flooring. They are hidden under the adhesive that held down the old floor tile. When you find them you have to use a hole saw minus the pilot bit.
Slow process, but it works.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:29 AM   #7
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Getting down to the bare frame. finally ! A lot of hours to get this far. Very rough on the knee's.
Have three outriggers to replace and need to make room for a gray water tank that I will be adding
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:39 AM   #8
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Needed to remove some of the frame to make room for the gray water tank. The last pictures show the space I made. I took out two sections then used heavier gage steel and boxed the channel all the way around on both side. Should be stronger than before. The tank is 26 gallons. I wanted more but its the best I could do with out going outside of the belly pan.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:23 AM   #9
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Tank info

Hey, nice work. What tank is that? Do you have a link at all?
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:16 PM   #10
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Is that (or was) anodized aluminum?

The shiny / polished areas really caught my eye...............
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Old 02-10-2014, 01:28 PM   #11
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Attached is the info for the holding tank. I purchased it off of E-bay.


As far as the polished parts of the SS. I have been doing the first part of polishing with 3m heavy duty rubbing compund any where I have added something to the outside.
The trailer is titled as a 1965 but I believe it was built in 63 or 64.It should shine up very nice. No it was not anodized.
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:27 PM   #12
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Yes, you've done a huge amount of work thus far and it is big fun to see what you are doing. Looks like the frame is okay and your are putting a good coating on it! What are you coating it with?
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Old 02-10-2014, 03:30 PM   #13
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thanks for the tank info :-)
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Old 02-10-2014, 05:08 PM   #14
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The product used is a special primer and top coat commonly used on bridges.
The really cool part about the primer is that its two parts. (have to add part A to part B) and it has a capillary action that lets the primer creep into areas you can not get to. This primer works by encapsulating the surface rust. You can put a dime sized amount on a piece of metal and it will creep to over a six inch area. It will even creep uphill.
You have to put the top coat on once it becomes sticky usually about 24 hours depending on the temperature.
Top coat is a rust inhibitive two part top coat as well.
Pre-prime 167 and Bar-rust 235 by Devoe
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