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Old 04-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #99
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Great! I think once I get some aluminum hats to cover the tanks it should be great.I have decided to make my Ambie a rolling kitchen and do events with some of my blue ribbon specialties.There are 1600 food trailers in Austin and the Airstreams always get special attention.Stay tuned.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:01 AM   #100
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Where's the rest of the story? Lol
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:11 AM   #101
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items of interest found were: white patent leather shoes that had one on the soles stapled on for a quick repair, a mother mouse with two babies, dead and live scorpions, termite homes, rodent homes, bird homes, green shag carpet, magazine pages from a 70's magazine, letters drawn in the black glue that held the old insulation in place and buttons of various colors.
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #102
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Where's the rest of the story? Lol

Yeah, What they said. I'm working on a 66 28ft Ambie. I wish I would have come across this sooner. Thanks for the info and pics.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:29 PM   #103
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Yeah, What they said. I'm working on a 66 28ft Ambie. I wish I would have come across this sooner. Thanks for the info and pics.
After a 11/2 year break I am back on the 65.I will post some pics soon.Have the electrics working with fantastic fans and LED lighting and will be doing water supply this weekend with new tank from VTS.I have restored the Mahogany interior and will be putting all back together this month.Stay tuned.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:43 PM   #104
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Way to go! Can't wait to see how it finishes up
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Old 05-31-2013, 07:43 AM   #105
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After a 11/2 year break I am back on the 65.I will post some pics soon.Have the electrics working with fantastic fans and LED lighting and will be doing water supply this weekend with new tank from VTS.I have restored the Mahogany interior and will be putting all back together this month.Stay tuned.
Nice to hear Steve.
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:03 PM   #106
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Taillight housing restoration

You said: "I am posting the taillight redo.It took a couple of weeks of resin,sand resin,but they look new." (page 6 of this thread)

What a beautiful job you have done!!

I have been following this thread with much interest as I too have a "65" that needs a complete go over.

I would like to ask you about how you went about getting your taillight housing looking so nice. Is the resin that you speak of the resin that is mixed with fiberglass fibers to make fiberglass? Is this just painted on and sanded smooth. Over and over... My taillight housing is rough and pitted, dried out looking. Is that what yours looked like before your restore?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 07-09-2013, 12:31 AM   #107
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You said: "I am posting the taillight redo.It took a couple of weeks of resin,sand resin,but they look new." (page 6 of this thread)

What a beautiful job you have done!!

I have been following this thread with much interest as I too have a "65" that needs a complete go over.

I would like to ask you about how you went about getting your taillight housing looking so nice. Is the resin that you speak of the resin that is mixed with fiberglass fibers to make fiberglass? Is this just painted on and sanded smooth. Over and over... My taillight housing is rough and pitted, dried out looking. Is that what yours looked like before your restore?

Thanks for your help.

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Dan,
My cans were full of cracks,holes and pieces missing.
I used cloth fiberglass got it full of resin( you can get this at an auto paint store or auto supply.Try a marine supply too.) I put it down in thin layers of cloth.Let it dry overnight,sand and repeat for about a week till all is level.
You could probably use bondo for a finish coat,but I used fiberglass filler for pin holes and irregularities.It is red in color.
It was time consuming but worth it since they are irreplacable.
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Thank you Steve for your quick and informative response.

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Old 12-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #109
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Getting close

Here's some new pics.Need upholstery , floor, gas lines to finish
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #110
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #111
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Are you doing this?

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Old 01-21-2015, 03:28 AM   #112
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A few pics to let everyone know I am working at this(albeit slowly).Weather has been bad but I got two full days.
Surprises?
A few holes in floor (will replace all),more rivets I can count,those pesky frozen flat head screws,PO cut shroud to install elect refer,drain and trap pvc glued (is this normal)I am not to the bath yet but it is a beauty.PO pieced together plywood patches with L brackets!
To sum it up I have seen worse on the forum and best news of all no smell, no mouse poop,just two bird skeletons.

I see you stripped the inside thoroughly. Were you able to salvage the plywood walls?
I've just purchased a 1960 safari that has been quite neglected. I've begun removing what could, but stopped when the plywood wall and front closet proved to be held in place firmly despite removing several screws. Suggestions?Click image for larger version

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