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Old 01-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Red face Bath tub placement

The next step in putting our 1960 Tradewind airstream back together is putting the bath tub back in. We refinished it with a Mr. Tubby kit. The bath tub drain fixture was destroyed removing the tub. Is there any special support we need around the tub? We can't recall what was around the tub at the time of removal. What plumbing fixtures did you use? How did you secure the tub to the floor? Any helpful hints would be appreciated. The tub goes in the back street side corner right against the wall. We do still have the curved trim. We always seem to get into difficulties when we start projects and then ask questions after we have already made our mistakes...we thought we would be proactive this time!!
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
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before and after shots of the bath tub. It was a very faded pink!
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:06 PM   #3
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Your tub appears to be different construction than my '63...mine has a foamed base that is the structural support, nothing else other than the rivets around the curve side hold it inplace.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:44 AM   #4
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Any other insights anyone? Thanks in advance!
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Bath tub placement

Hey there, the bathtub replacement is the next on the list for me. So I can provide you photos and info of what I find if you would like?
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excellent! I see it is the same lovely pink as my tub!
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Bath tub placement and toilet

Sounds good will do. Mind if if ask if and how you handled your toilet tank (black)....I'm thinking of having a new one made as I have not been able to find a replacement.
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these are the best tubs

Hi 2vets
Nice looking paint job. I did not have to remove the tub on my 62' Safari but looks the same and is located in the same area. I did repaint it in place and re plumbed and reconditioned fixtures. The shower valves are located on the side wall by the vanity sink, and while running new pex added a fixture set for an outside shower accessable by the rear hatch.

The tub attachments look pretty simple if you still have the aluminum trim. The divider wall is a formica type product on shower side and veneer wood on the mid section side. The hardware is attaching the light fixture and wood shelf and those were replaced with stainless.

I did have to cut out the old drain as there was signs of leaks and that was a nasty job. Replacement was a 2" bar drain, a standard item.

One addition that I would do is add an interior support to the aisle side step over wall....the one in the photo with the heat vent at the floor. The top ledge is kind of thin and is showing signs of cracking. If one were to step on this or sit on it there could be damage.

The first photo was taken before I rounded off the counter edges. They were sharp and in a bad place for bare knees.

I added metal trim along floor edges...either there was plastic or nothing before.

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