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Old 07-24-2015, 01:44 AM   #57
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Once the frames were cleaned, I used glazing tape to reinstall the glass. Click image for larger version

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ID:	243778 If you miss with the tape, it is self amalgamating. You can just cut small strips and work it back into itself with your fingers. I repeated the process with the inner lexan pane. The glazing tape comes in different thicknesses, you may have to use multiple layers so it fit with the clamps exerting a little pressure on the edges. Here is the final re installation of the vista windows. Note the clean outer edge of the frame (vs the one below) waiting for a new bead of sealant. Click image for larger version

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Old 08-01-2015, 12:33 PM   #58
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The "Reunification" of Silver Roof is compleat!

Spent the last week finishing up the chassis, pre-wiring, putting most of the belly pan back on, pre-cutting the vinyl floor, all the little jobs that are so much easier without the shell on. Final flip of the chassis, put the axles back on and ready for the deed.
Today the boys came over to help. We repositioned the gantries. Then hoisted the shell, finally moved the chassis back under the shell.Click image for larger version

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The lowering of the shell went as smoothly as could be expected. One man on the hoists, one on either side watching the skins coming down and the last one watching to make sure the ribs were inside the channel.
We started at 9:39, we were done by noon.
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Once again my thanks to the boys (none if which are under 50) Terry, Bryan and Alf without whom this would have been a lot harder!
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:35 PM   #59
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Now come the joy of replacing all those #://)@@(/;&#%*>## rivets that I had to drill out in the first place.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:38 PM   #60
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Ps, the day was made even more enjoyable by the Avro Lancaster Bomber, out of the Hamilton Warplane Museum, doing a couple of flybys
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Old 08-02-2015, 08:54 AM   #61
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Great weather for your project coming up this week. It's looking great.

I see the Lancaster flying over Niagara Falls pretty well every time I'm down there, except for last year when it was over in England flying with the only other flying Lancaster bomber in existence. I especially would have like to have seen Merlin day at Hamilton airshow with the Lancaster, Mosquitoe, two Spitfires and two Hurricanes doing the fly over in 2014. Ten Merlin engines shattering the air would have been something to experience.

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Old 08-02-2015, 09:17 AM   #62
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Who's holding the buck???

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Now come the joy of replacing all those #://)@@(/;&#%*>## rivets that I had to drill out in the first place.
Buck riveting is not so bad once you get the hang of it... and the buck rivets are so much stronger and less work than the other choices. Choose to start with those those that are hidden under the belt line and you will have the knack of it by the time you get to those that will show.


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Old 11-30-2015, 11:04 AM   #63
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Hello again. Contrary to the rumours, "I'm not yet dead" but life has gotten in the way of my Airstream rejuvenation. Once the shell was back on the chassis had to deal with my Daughters wedding in the backyard. Then putting the same backyard to bed for the winter. The rest of the fall was a matter of patching holes and chasing leaks on the roof of the TT. I was surprised by the number of broken/sheared rivets near the AC. Just as well I'm a "Northern Boy" don't need or want AC.


What I do need is insulation which is the current project. I've decided to go the Prodex and spacers route. Instead of just using a razor knife to cut the foam, I've taken an idea from my model airplane buddies and built a hot wire foam cutting table.Click image for larger version

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In the detail pic u can see the nichrome wire that melt thru the foam like butter. It allowed me to make 4' long 3/4 X 1.5" foam strips with no mess.
It also allowed me to quickly carve any notches and grooves into the strips necessary.
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Old 12-13-2015, 09:01 AM   #64
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I'm starting to insulate around the vista windows. I've managed to repair the cracks on the plastic frames, but need to find a replacement for the plastic edges on the aluminum slide. Does anyone know of a source, preferably in Canada? The dollar exchange is killing me.... I was thinking of auto door trim, but it looks a little too thick. Any suggestions?

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Please post photo of moulding edge on with some measurements and I'll see what I can find.

I hear you about the dollar.

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Old 12-15-2015, 08:16 AM   #66
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Here's the pics.
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The long edge is approx. 3/8".
Cross section is approx. 1/4"
The gap is approx. 3/32"
Total length approx 15-18'
Couldn't find my callipers for a better measurement.
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Old 12-15-2015, 09:35 AM   #67
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Style - 6 maybe? They also have a rubber version with more sizes, but they are black.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:38 PM   #68
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Been a cold winter, I've been working inside the TT putting up the first layer of Prodex. Hardest part was getting the glue to stick to the cold aluminium. The first layer is up, Now starts the re-wiring.
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From the outside, you can really see the heat transfer through the ribs and rivets!
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Hopefully the weather warms up and I can start working on all the leaks that I've found.
The plan is to be camping by June. Not finished, but beds, and kitchen. Maybe even dinette.
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Old 02-27-2016, 07:35 PM   #69
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Dickinson Propane Heater installation suggestions

While I still have full access to the inside and outside of the roof, I'm trying to work out how I'm going to do the chimney install for my Dickinson Marine propane heater. Has anyone who has installed one have any suggestions or tips? I'm planning it being mounted on the end of the refrigerator wall.
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Old 02-27-2016, 08:06 PM   #70
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Here's a pic of the heater in my former boat.Click image for larger version

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