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Old 12-18-2017, 05:46 PM   #337
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All the full tiles down.

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This is my favorite thread. You do good work.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:33 PM   #338
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:48 PM   #339
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Thanks you guys. Not real fast though. The layout took me about 3 hours, and I spent several hours sorting and mixing the tiles before that. Once the glue was down the tiles went in really quickly. The cuts will take awhile, but thankfully I don't have that many.

I'm a big fan of the contact cement. Unlike a vinyl product, you set the tile, it's pretty much instantly stuck, but then you hammer it in place with a rubber mallet, it specifically tells you not to roll it on.

By the way for anyone wondering, the tiles came from Globus Cork in New York. They've done cork floors a long time. They have endless options for stain and tinting colors, and will cut the tiles in any size, and for that matter any shape you want. Everything is made to order so I actually ordered this floor 2 months ago. Thankfully we have a few warm days this week then a long window of very cold so I'm trying to get it down plus the one more top coat of sealer while I can keep the trailer warm and not go bankrupt when the power bill comes.
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:53 PM   #340
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Old 12-19-2017, 11:25 AM   #341
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Thank you guys. Much appreciated. Iím doing my best.

Did all the cuts early this morning. Here it is dry fit. Glue is down now. Will set them this afternoon.

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Old 12-20-2017, 08:13 AM   #342
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All the full tiles down.

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I love this floor, and it looks great. You've done a fantastic job of mixing colors too. Did you say where you ordered it from?

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Never mind about that question. I see the answer above.
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Old 12-20-2017, 05:16 PM   #343
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FOUND!! Wally Byam's '55 Cruiser - 1956 European Caravan trailer

Thanks Carol. That was the hardest part getting a random pattern.

Today I put the sealer on which starts a multi day drying process. It wonít stay gloss, it will dry the same sheen as it was installed with.

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I also installed the new springs on the rear axle which I had totally out. Iíll cut the bolts and replace the front springs in the morning weather permitting.


I gained 2.5Ē in height even though most of the weight is on the rear spring only


Old spring (shows off the rest of the plastic wheel well trim I need to clean up too before paint)

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Old 12-22-2017, 10:24 AM   #344
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Today I put the sealer on which starts a multi day drying process. It wonít stay gloss, it will dry the same sheen as it was installed with.


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Beautiful tile work. What sealer did you use?

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Old 12-22-2017, 01:42 PM   #345
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Thanks Dan. Itís a waterbased sealer they provide. It is something they apply before shipment then send extra to seal the glue and edges from cuts etc.
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I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas! Temps have dropped into the teens and 20ís so progress is a little slower.

All the tub trim is stripped and prepped for paint once itís warmer.

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It will go black once I can get the temps in my garage up into the 60ís and keep it there for the better part of the day. With some temps in the 40ís I may be able to do that next week.

Iím cutting the new skirt tomorrow and will install everything and test fit it before I make it pretty.

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The shower wall is getting close. Iím on my last application of bleach gel. Iíve lost track of how many days itís been soaking and how many applications but I know itís more than a week.

Hereís today, top half is soaking bottom half Iím calling done.

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Bleach looks to be working good. Would it also work to clean the roof locker sliders?
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Yep, that's the hope. I'm going to pull one down, strip my paint off them and try it and see. I believe it's the same issue as on the shower wall so I hope to have the same results, or at least minimize the issue so it's much less noticeable. It takes a ton of time but I think it's worth it to save a piece of the original trailer.

I have my fingers crossed!
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Today I sanded down the two face frames for the wardrobes and the bits of exposed wood on the shower wall. My new plywood to replace damaged sides wonít be here until the middle of next week.

The shower wall wardrobe will be first in so I needed to mock up the tub.

Here are the top shelf parts in place with a few screws so I could locate the drain hole.

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I took this picture then looking at it I noticed the aluminum actually looked black.

Iím beginning to think that might be the effect in the earlier posted picture. It would explain why the yellow latex paint was the only color I found.

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Frames sanded, reglued and filled.

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A friend who does laser cutting for balsa rc plane kits is going to attempt to cut me new spacers for the cabinet matches. They are wood. Iíve only seen plastic versions before

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I have started the bathroom install. Both face frames are in place for the wardrobes. Iíve also finished sanding down the vanity, reskinned the door to it and am nearly done regluing repairing the counter. My new plywood should arrive tomorrow and I can start building new sides to finish out the wardrobes and build the missing doors.

The bathroom is more about preservation that restoration. Itís the only complete part of the trailer and Iím trying to keep it completely original even if it has imperfections. Of the other 3 wardrobe sides, one was gone completely, one was rotten beyond salvage and one had a hole burned through it from a candle I think.

I vanity door I reskinned with a piece that was salvagable from the wardrobe side.

Hereís the shower wall (still missing the trim to the wall that holds it flat). Most of the stains came out.

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The plywood I could save was given a coat of poly on the inside to stop any chance of odors from before the project returning


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In studying photos I need to track down at least 12 more black cabinet latches. If anybody has some for sale or trade please let me know

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