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Old 02-12-2005, 10:50 PM   #15
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VERY NICE!

Good work. looks great.
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:34 AM   #16
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Very nice. My husband (also contractor!) was thinking of the interior veneer also, but we decided to paint instead. But now looking at yours maybe I'll let him veneer! What a beautiful job.

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Old 02-13-2005, 02:51 AM   #17
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Exclamation InsideOut, Good job!

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Here's a fine example of a '61 Globetrotter that has been restored to 'better than new' with a beautiful maple-clad interior.

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I would take your 61 over a brand new Bambi ANYDAY!
I have seen a lot of customized AS's and Argosys but yours has got to be the most beautiful I have seen to date!
Wanna trade for my Minuet?
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Old 02-13-2005, 11:27 AM   #18
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I would take your 61 over a brand new Bambi ANYDAY!
I have seen a lot of customized AS's and Argosys but yours has got to be the most beautiful I have seen to date!
Wanna trade for my Minuet?
Sorry to disappoint...it's not my '61 GT, just a beauty I found online. Craig Dorsey does beautiful work, doesn't he?!

I have a '64 GT and it can be seen at the "My Trailer" link below

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Old 02-21-2005, 09:48 AM   #19
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yet another update photo

Im starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.. I should get my cooktop and sink back from the polisher this week. Then im going to attempt the brushed stainless on the wall above the cooktop. I did install the brushed stainless on the fridge door. I can see it doesnt like fingerprints. I was told that 3m sells a stainless cleaner that will work real well. Going to have to get some. Also here is the new formica my wife picked out. The counter above the fridge went all the way back behind the sliding doors. I just didnt have it in me to take the entire cabinet apart. ( almost a month into it, working on it a bit everyday) So I needed to put some wood trim around it. As I couldnt get my router to trim above the fridge. had to cover where my roto zip went a little crazy. but I think the trim will look nice stained.
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Old 02-21-2005, 02:08 PM   #20
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Ed,

Your unit is looking great! How did you end up attaching the 1/8" plywood? It looks like you might have used rivets. Did you do anything special behind the plywood relative to floating over the rivets in the aluminum? What is the profile of the wood trim that you mentioned using? How did you decide to attach it? I think from what you said that you stained and finished the plywood after installing it. What type of finish did you use?

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Old 02-21-2005, 03:40 PM   #21
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Malcolm. I did attach the 1/8" 4 x 8 sheets of red oak with rivets. Alot of them. should have purchased the air riveter. For the trim I went to a hardwood store that hundreds of different types of trim. I found one that could be bent and was 1/4" thick.Some of the bends were too tight for the trim so I ripped it standing up against the fence of my table saw down to 1/8". the top of the trim is slightly rounded at the edges. I also attached the trim with rivets. It was alot more time consuming than I anticipated. but its coming together finally. Im building a dinette in place of the front goucho. Im hoping to be at the point of ordering cushions and window coverings this week. Also thinking about the floor. Pergo is what I want to use but im going to have to see how much it weighs. In fact before I go much further I definitly need to get the unit weighed. Too make sure im not going overboard. thanks again for looking any words of encouragement at this point will give me the boost I need to keep going.
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:11 PM   #22
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Ed,

I have been thinking about what kind of finish flooring to use on my AS too. As a point of reference I can tell you that one competitive product to Pergo weighs in at about 1.5 lbs per square foot. Take a look at the Lumber Liquidator web site below to see the product. By the way their highest quality laminate flooring runs about $1.95 per square foot and I think would be every bit as good as Pergo from what I can tell. The $1.99 product has the foam underlay glued onto the bottem of the panels too.

http://www.lumberliquidators.com/laminate.shtml

Another source for flooring that seems to have a lot of selection and good pricing is:

http://www.ifloor.com/index.html?session=

The above folks also have cork flooring that can be installed floating. It is more expensive than laminate but I think would be a pretty nice choice.

Let us know what you end up picking.

I am having to watch the weight of things that I add too. I have already added more weight with the Polyboard sub-floor that I installed. The new axles that I bought from Inland have a 10% capacity increas over the originals so I do have a little extra margin but I still will try to keep things light when I can.

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Old 03-16-2005, 10:12 PM   #23
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Light at the end of the tunnel

I wanted to post some pictures of my progress. Been working on it alone for some time now. (Little bit everyday, alot on the weekends. I got my cooktop and sink back from the polisher today. the sink is so shiny I told my wife not to touch it. She said no problem you do the dishes hehehehe. The cooktop cleaned up pretty well. Had the grills (whatever you call them) ceramic coated. He assured me it would take the heat of the burners. Anyways I still have a few peices of trim to install but im ready to start my flooring this weekend. Just waiting on drapes and all the cusions to be made.
Also wanted to thank all the people who have been talking with me on here and who have been so helpful.
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:14 PM   #24
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that first pic

Woops I did take a day off of working on my AS. I havent even seen my boat since I started this project.. but did make it out to our Channel Islands on Sat..that fish on top is a Lingcod.. Yummy...
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:24 PM   #25
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and another pic

one more pic looking towards the front.. huge table..Going to weigh her tomorrow before I do the flooring.. but I think im going to be ok
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:56 PM   #26
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Wow!

Looks great! That sink and cooktop are just polished? HOW did he do that? I thought mine had no more shine left (infact, it's actually starting to rust). Your sink must have a lot of stainless in it. Mine is pretty cheap aluminum, I think (although aluminum shouldn't rust, now should it.)

You must be proud of your efforts, it really shows!
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Old 03-17-2005, 06:57 AM   #27
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polishing job

I took my sink and cooktop to a place called "the polishing shop". An appropriate name for his business I would think. I have before pictures of the kitchen area. But the files are too large to upload here. the sink and cooktop were disgusting to put it mildly. I wanted to buy new but couldnt find a stainless cooktop. The guy made the metal much brighter than new. HE wasnt cheap. the job cost $400. but really made a difference. then I had some brushed stainless cut to put on the wall above the sink. The stainless did have some rust but he was able to clean it up really nice. Im looking forward to finishing as ive had my unit parked ilegally in front of my house for over 6 weeks. SO fart the police havent towed her and the neighbors have been very cool.
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Old 03-17-2005, 10:53 AM   #28
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Looking GREAT!

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