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Old 12-28-2006, 06:51 PM   #29
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I used (and the factory did too) Vulkem in the wheel well. The photos you posted on either side of the well is where I put it, where the plastic well cover meets the metal outrigger. I'll have to look at the rest of my belly pan, I don't seem to recall my belly pan having that much of a gap, but who knows, it could be worse...haven't looked at it for a while.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:49 PM   #30
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Cool... I would rather use vulkem than the tape.Gonna go ahead and order some.Was there a certain type to get.I really dont know that much about the sealers.Thanks.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:55 PM   #31
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Call Vintage Trailer Supply and talk to them. I bought the white for the interior and grey for the exterior for my rebuild. Nice looking work, btw.

I'd keep an eye on those rivets. You did a great job repairing, now watch to see if anything else works loose under there. I wonder if maybe vibration caused it (out of balance or alignment wheel, low tire pressure, etc). It could also be that the factory just a poor job of attaching them in the first place.

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Yea they pretty much fell out.I pulled them out with my fingers.Now they are really tight with the new ones in place.
I am going to order some probably in about a week.I will be off Camping all next week.
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........I will be off Camping all next week.
I think I heard something about that
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:34 PM   #34
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Are the steps connected to anything else instead of the 4 bolts?If I can get the stairs off I will be able to works on that open area a lot better.I am going to home depot tomorrow to find some rubber and some type of strong adhesive to seal it up.Not all the way tight but let just a tiny bit of an opening in case water gets in there from any future problems.Hopefully not mine though.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:59 PM   #35
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Steps and hole

I just finished filling this hole up.I took the steps off and replaced the holes with some aluminum.All I used were an electric drill bit.Some wd40 on the drill drit.Some metal screws and Sikaflex.Man that stuff is hard to get out of that gun,and really sticky also.
Here is what I have done so far.

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One thing though.Is this made of aluminum?Just wanting to make sure.I am going to take this paint off and polish it up to see how it turns out.If it works out good I will do the other one also.
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Devo- That looks pretty good. How come it's freezing here and I can't even go outside and your working on your AS! How unfair is that? Are you going to paint the inside black or leave it shinny? Looks pretty rodent proof to me.
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I think I am going to paint it grey to match the bottom as much as possible.Hope fully have it done by tomorrow.

The weather has let up and it has been around 65 to 70 degrees here.I have been wearing shorts the past couple of days.Hope you all up north get a good warm day here soon.You all have been getting hammered this year.
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Nice work, Devo. You'll appreciate this work even more a few years down the road.

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I was looking at my gaps to the sides of the steps also........

I was thinking of using that styrafoam in the aerosol can. It will make a mess if I'm not careful, but the excess can be trimmed and painted black....

Anyone see a problem I may be overlooking using that product ?

Thanx for getting me off my keester on this one Devo. I am more concerned with rodents than water.
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One thing though.Is this made of aluminum?Just wanting to make sure.I am going to take this paint off and polish it up to see how it turns out.If it works out good I will do the other one also.

Put a magnet on it to see if it sticks. It could be steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Mine is unpainted stainless.
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Man...I did not even think about that.Gonna try it out.Either way I am going to find a way to mach the Airstream.one way or the other I will do something.Maybe even just purchase the stainless items to match.
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