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Old 07-20-2004, 11:15 AM   #113
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Saturday was filled with lots of little detail projects to get ready for the VAC Rally next week. Built a new end panel & refinished the magazine rack, to be installed once the fridge gets home from it's trip to CA...

I polished myself into a corner Sunday afternoon...now I gotta get the other one done!

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That Chrome spray paint works nice huh?
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Old 07-20-2004, 12:51 PM   #114
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That Chrome spray paint works nice huh?
Does it come in a big enough spray can to do the whole trailer?

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Old 07-20-2004, 08:55 PM   #115
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Maxwell's new butt shot!

Just finished puttin' on the stickers! Not used to seeing them yet...

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Old 07-20-2004, 08:57 PM   #116
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Nice. Will you do mine at the rally?

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Old 07-20-2004, 09:22 PM   #117
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We ordered new vinyl numbers from a sign shop...they come all on a sheet, evenly spaced & they go on real easy.

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Old 07-22-2004, 04:57 PM   #118
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Remind me to wear my sunglasses when we come down to the Springs next weekend!!

Want to see what I did!!

Don't you like the way I dressed for the occasion in my 70's tyedye
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Old 07-22-2004, 06:58 PM   #119
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Sunglasses & Suncreen too!

Very Nice Leigh! But the orange clashes with your shirt better!

Look forward to meeting you!

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Old 07-22-2004, 08:31 PM   #120
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Ok.

I didn't do it this weekend, but managed to polish the entire side of the Overlander in three days, I think the hottest days of the year too....LOL.

I know, this should be a polishing thread... But I managed to impress myself...

Since the bidding ends Saturday... Best way to get it done... PRESSURE!!!

OK, it's not a perfect polish, but not bad for that short of time...

Ron.

(sorry to intrude on this thread, just was inspired after reading it..)
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:35 PM   #121
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Thanks for the thumbs up, Shari. I'm looking forward (somewhat giddy, actually. Must be all the rain!!) to meeting you and so many others I have been in contact with here also. Will you have your new awning there? Am interested to see it and so many other goodies that all will be showing off. I think my whole immediate family is coming along, kids, mom, dad and dog!
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Old 07-24-2004, 11:59 AM   #123
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Will you have your new awning there? Am interested to see it and so many other goodies that all will be showing off.
We should have it up...unless it's really windy ~

I agree the rain has been nice...don't wory, it won't last, ought to be nice for the Open House! Although it has put a cramp in our cycloing ~

See you next week!

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Old 07-26-2004, 11:46 AM   #124
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Monday again?

My update for 7/26/04

We replaced the floor last fall because of leaks and rot. Well it still leaks but it no longer gets to the wood do you our extensive preventative measures. The coach is still empty and the interrior in my garage so nothing to get damaged. I also know where it leaks and we keep a couple towels there to sop it up. I havent had a chance to strip paint inside and rewire so I had not really tackled this yet. I decided to go after the leaks with a vengence Sunday so I could start the wiring.

I had three areas where water was making it to the floor. One is minor and intermitant near the vanity window, the rear window I had a lot of water coming in and the front window I had a minor leak. Both end windows are damaged and will be replaced soon. I however know I have water coming in other then around the actual window frame so that's what I went after.

I cleaned out the seam where the cap meets the body and vulkemed it on both ends. I had previously Vulkemed the Keystone on the rear and as a temporary atempt to locate and stop leaks I had put a little speed tape at some suspect areas but it was fallign off.

Vent was the first place I suspected leaking. I Needed to remove the plumbing vent at some point so I did that and use some real deal aluminum foil duct tape to seal that hole fore the time being. I had some water coming in the Vanity window so I resealed the gutter and it was possible some of that water was coming from the vent as well. The gutter for the front cubsides by the Goucho didn't look much better and even though I had no leak I resealed the gutter anyway as a preventatve measure.

I also did some work on sealing the bullit hole...yes as in "BANG" bullit hole, above the rear window. Our coach has been shot twice. In my photo album is documented one such shooting that we think ended the life of the reefer and the other was right above the rear window through a Caravan plaque. We think that may have been a hunting accident issue since the PO did use the coach for hunting trips.

The hole through the plaque was pretty clean but it hit real close to a seam under the plaque and opened that seam up for a couple inches. I used a pry bar to reach under the fiberglass inner cap above the window to push the metal back up to close the hole as much as possible then vulkemed the snot out of it. I'll make a new Caravan plaque and apply the reproduction Caravan stick that Airstream dreams has to hide the repair later. Nobody will be the wiser.

We had a good hard rain last night so first thing this morning I took a look to see if I had any water come in.

Did it work...Not completly. It did slow the leak in the rear down a LOT. The vanity window was off and on leak and it was dry today. The rear window was where the worst leaking was happening before and its much better but still had some come it. I am pretty sure the rest of the leak is damaged gutter and window frame. Front leaked as well but again I think it's damaged gutter and window frame.

The glass frame was removed on both those windows. In the rear they really were rough from a break in and on the front there is a window A/C now in the hole (it has to go it's ugly as sin). The window frame is supose to be slid out to one side for removal. well gutter is in the way to the point to do it right you would have to drill out the rivets....that wasn't done so it's bent and banged up. With some luck I will have some good complete windows and straght gutters in the next couple weeks and will finish off the leaks then.
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:00 PM   #125
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Toaster, it's always fascinating to hear your updates. That trailer will be something else when you finally get it finished, but boy are you doing a lot of work in the mean time! I salute you guys who are bringing the old ones back!

I spent a couple hours on Sunday getting ready for our trip to CO by stealing the radio from the Miata and installing it in the Caravel. I did it because it has a RCA connector to the CD changer, which allows me to hook up an RCA to headphone cable, and tah-dah, I can plug my iPod or laptop into that and suddenly we have good stereo sound for listening to music or watching DVDs on the laptop.

I might also go get one of those boxes to let you watch tv on the laptop, just in case we stay at a campground that has cable hookup, so we can catch up on local news.

We also replaced our old Verizon phone with a digital one and tested it with the laptop, looks like we'll be able to get online (although slowly) and check email while on the road.
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Old 07-26-2004, 12:23 PM   #126
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Thanks for the compliment Stef.
You have redone a couple cars so I know you could handle doing this. You just happend to luck out and get a Very nice coach that you were able to enjoy right away.

My problem is too many projects LOL.
My latest car project is a 1986 Toyota 4Runner I got cheap because it had a run problem and no 4th gear. So two weeks ago I rebuilt the tranny. I had done a couple Autos but this was the first manual. Went pretty good and drives nice now. Now the run problem looks like a bad injector. Going to yank them tonight and have them cleaned and matched.
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