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Old 12-08-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
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1976 Globetrotter Refurb

Greetings Fellow A/S Enthusiasts:

It took two summer seasons with some use in between: a big difference between when I first met her and how she is now.

I hope you enjoy:

Ken Tuvman

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Old 12-09-2009, 07:20 AM   #2
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Ken, that's a very nice trailer - one of the last Globetrotters made plus vista view windows! I really like the redo too - congrats!


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Old 12-09-2009, 07:49 AM   #3
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Looks great! I like how you veneered everything! It's really sharp!

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Old 12-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #4
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The Vista View window redux was fun (not). This was probably the toughest job of all! I ended up drilling out the rivets and removed both skylights. Separating the frames w/out breaking the glass was challenging to say the least! There's two pieces holding the frame together with little iron 90 degree angle bars - the bottom had to be cut with a hacksaw as it was rusted tight. Once out, I was able to separate the two pieces of glass - the top or outer piece is tempered. A local welding ship was able to remove the broken angle bar & make me a new piece. I took my time cleaning up the frame & used the new freeze & mold resistant silicone to create a "gasket" for the glass. It came together pretty nicely. I bought rivets & rented the Olympic unit that polishes the rivet heads. It wasn't too bad.
I didn't do the lamination of the new matrial - the underlying wood for the counter & partitions are all new. I guess you'd call it a labor of love.
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