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Old 05-24-2013, 09:06 AM   #197
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And by rolling them up, you mean just roll them up like a set of blinds and secure them while you work on insulation & wiring and such??? I'm trying to picture if this is what you mean by that statement.
While listening to a back episode of the VAP Collin Hyde was talking about this. From what he described in some AS part of the roof section is buck riveted into place. So to get it out of the way you roll the side up and tie it off. His point pretty much was, if you see buck rivets on the inside skin, leave them alone.
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #198
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New tool today!!! Love new tools gotta a 5gal shop vac from Wally world! Now I can clean up my mess! Bracing the shell next, and removing it this week (I hope)
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:20 PM   #199
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New tool today!!! Love new tools gotta a 5gal shop vac from Wally world! Now I can clean up my mess! Bracing the shell next, and removing it this week (I hope)
Oh how fun! Can't wait to see what you do next week. I am taking a break next week and headed out on a mommy daughter trip. I took down the rest of walls, ceiling, and insulation. In the morning, along with helpers, I plan to finish removing half of the subfloor. Then I can let welder come in and work of frame while I take brake, then I will do the other half when I get back. Slowly but surely!
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:31 PM   #200
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While listening to a back episode of the VAP Collin Hyde was talking about this. From what he described in some AS part of the roof section is buck riveted into place. So to get it out of the way you roll the side up and tie it off. His point pretty much was, if you see buck rivets on the inside skin, leave them alone.
I'm pretty sure that the aluminum sides can't be rolled up like blinds. Colin was talking about the endcaps. They are buck riveted in the older AS's and are in one piece unless one removes all the buck rivets. The endcaps can be removed by drilling out the pop rivets along the outer edges & leaving the buck rivets in place. The entire endcap can be removed through the door. This is what my interior endcap looked like when removed in one piece (in a 1964 Bambi II)Click image for larger version

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I'm pretty sure he was speaking of rolling them up after removing them from the wall so they can be removed out the door or window. A 1978 trailer doesn't have aluminum endcaps, so the point here is mute anyhow :-)
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:32 PM   #201
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It's not the endcaps .... On my sisters 1960 Tradewind there is an aluminum panel that runs down the center of the ceiling of the trailer. The two seams on either side are buck riveted to the semi- side panels. The three panels need to rolled up and passed thru one of the end windows. Now on my 1963 there was a center seam running down the middle of the trailer, no buck rivets at all.
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Old 05-25-2013, 03:47 AM   #202
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Well you have a great mom daughter thing I understand that the as will wait patiently until we work again! For ours it took 47 years to get this way not going to renovate in a month!
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:21 AM   #203
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Everything in mine (almost) is plastic. I know it is lightweight, but I am just not a big fan of the plastic especially after taking it out. I won't be putting much of any if that back in. Stuff I did want to put back just crumbled when we took it out. The plastic was old and brittle.
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:59 PM   #204
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A major goal was accomplished today. Interiors and over half the flooring is out. . Welder can come next week and fix back end of frame then put flooring back in and do front, which is much smaller part. I thinking tearing out phase is almost done and I get to start the more fun part, putting back. It has been 2 months since I started.
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Holy cow girl you have come a long way! I see that you have discovered that you can remove the entire floor with the shell on. The tricky part will be putting the floor back in! I am drilling on the outside now and have just a few Pop rivets then it is on to the buck rivets.
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Old 05-25-2013, 10:03 PM   #206
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Very cool...
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #207
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Hope the mommy daughter thing is going well we are poking along going to work on the fridge vent as a project while doing the shell off.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #208
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I am so inspired with this thread and your story.

I recently purchased a 1970 31" Sovereign myself and plan to live it in full-time starting in the next few months. I will not be doing nearly the restoration you are as the PO did most of the work for me already, but your determination and do it yourself-learn as you go attitude is awesome!

I agree that these forums are an incredible resource for us newbies to learn from the pros. Thank you for sharing your story and progress, and thanks to those who have shared their advice and support to you as well.

I can't wait to keep up with your further progress.
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A shop vac will get those last tufts of pink stuff off. Good job on the demolition. You are braver than I am.

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A shop vac will get those last tufts of pink stuff off. Good job on the demolition. You are braver than I am.

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Good thought on shop vac. I don't think it bravery at all, just ignorance. Haha. :-)
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