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Old 05-26-2014, 03:40 PM   #15
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Rgr tht. Thanks, probably going to give the front a try tomorrow
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:06 AM   #16
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Thanks for the advice. Both end caps are down and out in one piece. Rear end cap is huge, old and way more flexible than I am. Braced it up after removal. Your post was very helpful and at the very least encouraging. Reading other members experiences continues to inspire
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As for progress, Removing the last piece of ceiling skin and both end caps revealed the web of electrical wiring that Will also need to be replaced. How much detail will I need to keep track of if it will all be replaced?

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Finally, I have continued to find and clean up the remains of a habitrail like mouse community behind the skins. There has also been extensive cleaning of many Mouse Maplethorpe masterpieces it all cleans up really well but 40 years "stuff" really builds up. Thanks again everyone's postings, they really help
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:10 PM   #17
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Awesome job! As for the wires remember you have three circuits 1. Trailer which include brakes, running, brake and backup lights which you really don't need to modify that just clean it up and replace and questionable wires. 2. AC which should all be copper and this is one place you may need to improve like adding gfi outlets more outlets or reroute if anything you wish to move! 3. DC circuits which need to be updated so do yourself a favor and look at how things are currently run and when you put it back copy. Any questions post them when you get to that point.
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Old 05-28-2014, 03:11 PM   #18
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Oh yes I would replace the mouse hotel with prodex they don't seem to like it as much!
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Old 12-02-2014, 02:33 PM   #19
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Thought I would post a pic of the slow progress of polishing. It's getting cold so waterproofing may have to wait. There is plenty to do inside, refinishing letters and rear lights. May build some gantry' sand think about A/C and vent removal. Little steps is still progress


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Wow, that is a beautiful polishing job. If it were me, I'd call it done - but I'm wimpy that way...
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Old 12-02-2014, 03:04 PM   #21
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Holly schmolly that looks like its silver plated. Very nice.
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Great polish job and very cool photo!


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Old 12-03-2014, 08:25 AM   #23
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So, hows the floor replacement going? Big gap in your thread. below is my thread on my 71 GT full Monte
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:20 AM   #24
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Aerowood,
Good to see you have returned safe. I have a ton of questions for you. I read a lot of your threads and have been truly inspired by the "right way" you have done your AS. I am in this for a very long haul and hope to do at least a fraction of the good work you have done. Full Monty over the course of the next few years if necessary

The Caravelle is in the Polished Turd phase of restoration and modernizing; polished and shiny outside gutted, bare, rotting and rusted on the inside. I am going to do as much as I can with the shell in place (polish waterproof clean replace and refinish exterior accessories) and then pull it off and replace the frame, tanks, axles and floor. Then work on the interior. There are so many logistics in this process. So many must does before moving on.

I will probably build some gantries in the next few weeks and remove the AC and roof vent. I wanted your advice on the windows and eventual buck riveting. Did you pull the entire window frames? As in drill the rivets and then reseal and replace etc? Also wanted advice on buck riveting equipment and a good tutorial on the actual process.


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Old 12-04-2014, 05:37 PM   #26
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Did you pull the entire window frames? As in drill the rivets and then reseal and replace etc?


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Old 12-04-2014, 06:51 PM   #27
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Thank you, I reread your thread and found the buck rivet info in #58.

Removing windows and skins is very committing.


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