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Old 04-07-2004, 07:42 PM   #15
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Ron & Tony - looking good. At this rate you'll finish before me!
AhA!!!! Your the one!!!!....I couldn't find who gave me the idea!!!! It's going great.....I bought 18 cans of the spray glue at a discount place for $2.50 each, as compared to $7 at the upholstery store.....

Yeah, Only two worked, and it spewed glue EVERYWHERE.....

So, I broke down and bought new cans yesterday....SO much easier...

More to come this evening. Resizing pictures as we speak.

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Old 04-07-2004, 07:58 PM   #16
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OK, I can't beleive that I was able to get this done amidst yesterdays stress over getting the third airstream.....

Here are the endcap things that I covered for whatever reason, because I don't know what I'm doing with the rest of the cabinet....

Silver Suz, your question answered, we have removed all of the tambour doors and hardware, to be replaced by 14 inch Frosted Plexiglass doors, like the new a/s. A cost of $325 plus $16 per hole drilled for a 'handle' of sorts.

I was slowed up by the bad glue, but it went almost better than expected. There are a few gaps that I will work with later, but NOT now, have to move on to the ceiling and sides. I think, other than haveing to do this to the bathroom to, the worst is over.

I waisted a bit of the aluminum, but it's really not that expensive.

After the aluminum was all glued up. I rivited each one on I think four inch intervals...I just picked a place and started, so I was lucky it looks OK. I kept them close for that hot day when the glue comes loose. THere were aprox 8 rivets that were installed for 'cosmetic'' purposes. They weren't close enough to the plastic, and yes, I just drilled into the plastic...My new moto is...NO FEAR...it can be fixed if I screw it up.
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Old 04-07-2004, 08:06 PM   #17
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To answer more of your questions....In short, I have much to do.....(but love that your interested, so feel free to ask, I just answer short...if you want to know more detailed, PM me please....I don't know about the table yet. The cabinet it's attached to is getting cut off. Vista views are....were double, and cloudy, so I busted out the inner pane. It's beutiful now.

I'm not going anywhere Jaco, I like to brag, it keeps me going....

Yes I know space, might go there with Panub tomorrow. It's less than a mile from me. THis town is so small, in social circles, everyone knows everyone, or, of them, in some way. Like six degrees of seperation, only more like two degrees....LOL

Jaco, the windows weren't too fragile, but the same plastic is inside the ceiling where the vista view shades are, and there are several breaks...Not sure if it will be a problem for me yet.

Silvertwinkie, STOP RUBBING IT IN....I was trying to figure out what we could do with the airstream on our return trip, so we can go to Ikea on the way home.....Otherwise we'll have to make another darn trip.

Too much on my mind right now, so, you figure it out silver...LOL

Oh, the pictures....here goes a bunch
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Old 04-07-2004, 08:09 PM   #18
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more pics

I don't think these pics to it justice...
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Hmmmm....

Mr Flamingo says "nice job Ron, glad the hard part's done"
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More done....

Well, I went back and ripped out the sides of the cabinets on the encaps, because I wasn't happy with the look. So after MANY hours or playing with them, I have two looks, the left side is revited, but has a few gaps, and the right side isn;t riveted, but looks incomplete....I had to move on, so I'll make my decision later. I finally finished the entire end, well just about. Have to put the window inserts back in, (I painted the plastic inserts, and stripped the aluminum ones. Oh, and still have to re-screen everything).

So, It took me all dog-gone day, but the worst is definately over. I have the frosted plexi doors on order, and installed the aluminum Vista view covers, that still need handles. They are a pain to open and close, but the old handle edges were ugly with the new aluminum look.

I had to put the metal outlet cover on, just to feel like I accomplished something. Rivited (how many different ways can I spell that word?) the side walls, just a basic, to hold it, but may add more later. still have to rivet the bottom portions.

We decided to just cut off the awning what was partially ripped at the top anyway. The brackets had been ripped out of the skin, and the remaining screws were ripping big holes in the aluminum. So, I'll deal with that later. It wouldn't slide out, I assume do to it's age.

Oh, check out my handy aluminum dispensers...LOL, that airstream gets trashed quick when I'm in it, so it's a great place to keep the aluminum from getting scratched.

Don't know if you can see, or not, but placed the aluminum back around the endcap, just over the cabinets. I have to cut it down, but wanted to see how it would look. Quite sharp, and really cleaned up my sloppy job.

I guess it's pic time, I'll start loading them .....

It's die-hard completion time. So Much will be done dailey, keep checkin in.

Thanks for your support.

Ron
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this is the Right side, not rivited,
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After I cleaned up a bit....
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the aluminum shades, just havent' made it up the wall with the aluminum yet....Shades need handles
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Goodbye awning

ripping it off....that awning has been a pain since we bought the thing.
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Ron,

Looking good!

Couple of words of wisdom. DO NOT throw away the awning parts. That awning is no longer made and there is someone out there in need of them.

Second to get the fabric out of the awning rail on the coach, look for small screws that go into the rail, there is normally one near the front. Take it out. This screw is what is topping the material from sliding out.

Keep up the work! It will be done soon
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Very impressive!

Wow, Ron! That is really cool! I can hardly wait to see the end result.

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