I'm glad to finally be on the forums with something to post, and I've got some questions that people can hopefully help me figure out before I go making mistakes that cost me far too much money. Forgive me if some of these questions are super basic, or if others are very complicated.
To give everyone a basic idea of what I'm trying to do here. I've taken the 20ft, 1966
Globetrotter and I am attempting to renovate the interior into a studio-quality photo booth for weddings and events. Inside I plan on removing the kitchen elements, and everything else back to the bathroom, which I will leave in tact. Just in front of the bathroom area I'm putting a wall, behind which will be all of the equipment I need to run the photo booth, and opens for the computer screen, the printer slots, and the flashes and cameras themselves.
Outside is going to be interesting, I want to take it to a mirrored finish, and the front of the Air will have a led style back lit sign where the front window used to be... since the previous owners removed it and replaced it with an in-window air conditioner. I've ordered all of the replacement glass though, which for this year was quite a tricky situation.
My first, hopefully simple question is, for the interior rivets that are holding up things like cabinets and the like, what size drill bit do I need to droll those out?
Does anyone know of people in Austin who do the polishing as a business? I've found one person online but I get the impression that he might be a bit high end. If he's not... then that's a simple question.
Does anyone know what tail lights were in the 1966
Globetrotter are and if Vintagetrailersupply carries them? I wasn't sure at first because of the weird matching of holes, which you should be able to see in the attached image.
One of the windows I'm replacing would normally be held in at the bottom by two clips. I've purchased replacement clips, but that specific window is also missing the piece which bolts to the window frame at the bottom. I've included a photo of what it should look like. Any solutions?
Does anyone have any decent ideas on what to do with the built in step? It won't stay down, and is fairly rusty and wobbly anyways. I'm alright with sealing it up and using something that sits on the ground like a stool, but I'm not sure how I would secure it up there exactly.
With one of these older Airstreams how would you do the AC in general, I could place a wall unit inside the bathroom area that is vented and drained, but I could also just use one of the roof vents. I'm not sure which will look better in the end but AC is absolutely necessary because this thing will be running in the hot central Texas summers.
Thanks in advance for any help.