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Old 01-03-2018, 06:12 PM   #351
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Were you able to locate new door skins at the proper thickness? I can't find anything between a veneer and 1/4" (metric, really 3/16) for my old '61.
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Old 01-03-2018, 07:58 PM   #352
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I haven't picked up what they ordered in. What they claim is it's solid core (3 ply) with both sides veneered with ash. 5 ply is what is in the trailer. I haven't counted the veneers on the doors themselves. Since All doors will be new, including virtually every door frame, I'll mill the door frames with that in mind. I had a heck of a time finding double sided (which many of the panels show at least in part on two sides) and even harder time finding a solid core, many have voids, which sucks when cutting and more importantly with doors, rounded edges on cabinets etc. It's in, I just didn't have time after work to swing by and pick it up. I'll let you know tomorrow what I find out!
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:33 PM   #353
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Back to my day job this week so not much to report on work completed.

I do have good things to report.

The ceiling light arrived back from the chrome shop. It is reassembled and I can mount it this weekend.

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I also sold the Krefft today, much less than I wanted but itís sold pending pickup.

Iím heading to look at what I hope is the right refrigerator this weekend.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:58 PM   #354
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Big news!! I sold the tall Krefft and heard from someone about 4 hours away that had bought a Krefft refrigerator decades ago at a flea market. Measurements are perfect and cosmetically itís amazing.

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Canít wait to get it home and see if it works!!
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Old 01-06-2018, 05:47 PM   #355
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Home now.

Checking things out.

Found a little bit of the original inspection tag

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Heating element gets hot, tried it for 20 minutes as I checked things out and the tubing was starting to warm up


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Here it is with the cooktop mocked up just for kicks

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Iíll try it out on propane but my bottles are empty
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Old 01-06-2018, 06:40 PM   #356
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How very cool, nice to see the story come full circle. Looks like month, installation, shipping,
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Big news!! I sold the tall Krefft and heard from someone about 4 hours away that had bought a Krefft refrigerator decades ago at a flea market. Measurements are perfect and cosmetically itís amazing.

Canít wait to get it home and see if it works!!
Wow! Wow! Wow!

Amazing. I like how things work out like that.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:50 AM   #358
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I plugged it in this morning while Iíve been working on cabinets. After 2 hours I started to see frost on the freezer pipes while on electric.

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After 4 hours of scribing the retest fitting the original panels 2 of the 3 on the street side have been cut out of new material and are test fitted. Itís going to all get mocked up then taken back out for finishing but itís exciting to see walls. The kitchen water pipes will pass between the wheel well and front divider like it did originally, that will all be hidden when the small liquor cabinet goes in.

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These are certainly hand built. The curb side wardrobe wall was gone so I decided to use the street side panel as a template. Itís over a 1/2Ē different. More scribing and templating on top of it to reach the wall then I can cut it and the curb side front bedroom wall. For now Iím headed in to warm up. 23 in there today.

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Big news!! I sold the tall Krefft and heard from someone about 4 hours away that had bought a Krefft refrigerator decades ago at a flea market. Measurements are perfect and cosmetically it’s amazing.

Can’t wait to get it home and see if it works!!
Cool! That looks to be in amazing condition! That didn't take too long...Congratulations!

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Thank you Shari, we feel extremely lucky it turned up so fast, and so close to us and so far appears to work too which is a bonus. I still have a few things to figure out on it, and hope I can polish the door out nice, the scratches don't look all the way through the paint, so hopefully a good polish and wax and it will look great. I'm going to source out a new gasket too.
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A total of 5 new divider wall panels are all scribed and test fitted. Iíve almost finished sanding all the trim, shelves etc so if Iím lucky stain and poly this weekend and I can reinstall next week.

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We received over 3/4 of an inch of rain today and we stayed dry, but progress slowed as the lake started forming.


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I had a bed frame from a later trailer in my loft. With some minor reconfiguring it will perfect with the 50ís drawers I got from Jim.

It will get the drawer framing adjusted and refaced in ash.

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The original wood has oranged out a lot from UV over the years. Since I’m reusing virtually every remaining piece of the interior possible the wood color is slighty darker than original.

At first I thought that the wood was whitewashed (based on the black and white photos) but I found zero evidence of any whitewash on any wood in the trailer so I’m convinced it was just clear coated.

All the original face frames were sanded and clear coated then we tinted stain to match as close as possible and this is where we ended up.

Both wardrobes are nearly complete. I’m starting on doors and still need to reinstall the closet rod and shelf in each and recreate the missing header for the bathroom folding door.

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This shows the old face frame and new plywood together in the bathroom. Trim will cover the seam just as it did originally (once that’s poly’d)
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Bed frame test fitted. Some work to do including making it 2 1/2” narrower and then a new face and finish.

Stella’s shelf over her bed is repaired and sanded. Wally’s side must have been hippy firewood so as soon as my ash 1x stock arrives I can copy the good one.

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Do they make black knobs like these chromed or were they white if chrome or black if brass? I know at least the bathroom one was black.

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I need a bunch of white ones if anyone has any for sale.

Anyone know exactly which curtain slide I need for these tracks?

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Lastly my rechromed light is up and working


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Curtain tabs

If the slot faces down (at top of window) I believe these are what you need.
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That's what was in my Overlander.
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Progress on the cabinets. Itís slow work remaking parts. Everything is custom ripped to size, plained down to match then run through the router to cut the slots etc. I figure I have 25 hours in this divider wall, including the time spent last weekend sanding down all the original pieces we could save.

I still have to build the header over the shelves, finish remaking the shelf trim and reinstall all the Byam hooks. The plywood is new, the street side verticals are new (they had warped like a hockey stick due to outrigger failure) but everything else is original, repaired (with some character). The opening looks funny in the picture (itís offset because of the radio shelf) but I promise everything is square. Iíve measured over and over, everything fits in its original holes but my camera doesnít like the angles.

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