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Old 04-30-2011, 04:47 PM   #43
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It's more like paintina. The shell was actually painted white at some time. Most of it has come off and the rest is covered in some sort of funky lifeform found usually on the side of trees.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:00 PM   #44
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BB gets a bath

Frank just sent me an e-mail with some pics. He was able to spend some time on the Buddha Baby and gave her a bath and cleaned out the contents. The pics are quite startling as the years of gunk come off to reveal the painted shell. I have a feeling that the grass at FTW will start to really grow now that all that fertilizer is on the ground.
Here is what it looked like before the bath:
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here are a couple of shots of the inside with all the junk removed:
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Kudo's the Frank and Wayne for a job well done. Removing a couple of decades of growth and all that junk must ahve been a nasty job.
She's actually starting to look better already.
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:04 PM   #45
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Nice cleaning job! It'll be sweet when she's done. Lots of potential!
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:09 AM   #46
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and we're off to the rodeo! already she looks a whole lot better
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:05 AM   #47
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I think I can breath better now too! Bet it smells a bit better...
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:18 AM   #48
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That's really a huge improvement already. What a great trailer this one will be!

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Old 06-15-2011, 11:01 PM   #49
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Hi chris
I have just purchased a Soveriegn 1961 30ft too!! lots of work to it.. let skeep in contact and see whats going on!!
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Wow it's been three months since I posted on this thread.
There is some progress to report.
The title has finally arrived. We used atitle service to do this. It was quite painless and very inexpensive.
New axles were ordered a month ago from Inland RV. (yes TOP I know I'm a schmuck ). They should be on there way to Baltimore any day now. Two axles with a 3500 lbs rating and 12" brakes.
The new tires are there waiting for axles to mount them on. I bought 4 wide white wall 7.00 X15 LT radials. One small problem is that Vintage Trailer Supply is out of stock on the new rims. They won't be in stock until mid October, they do have the baby moon hubcaps though.

Frank spent some time this week pulling the old swamp cooler off the roof. It was not a factory install. He has installed a temporary vent in it's place.

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Once the axles and the rims arrive and Frank has some time he will be installing them and getting all the lights and brakes operational. I will then be towing it home so I can title it here in Canada. Then it will return to Baltimore after he finishes the 1947 Liner I will be bringing to him.
i want the 47 done first as it is such a cool and rare trailer.
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:30 PM   #51
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I think the term I used was "schlep". It's all good though

Great to see an update. Thanks
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:48 PM   #52
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I forgot I went on a mini recovery today. A very nice couple who live in Ontario placed an ad in the classifieds to sell 2 30lb Worthington aluminium propane tanks. They also had a Sealand china toiler for sale. We reached an agreemnt and today I drove 2 hrs to meet them on there way to the US. I got a great deal on both the tanks and the toilet.
The tanks were revalved last year with OPD valves and they also have guages installed.
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Well Chris,

I now know where those pics came from on my Relapse thread. Looks like they tried to use all the rest of the jalousie windows they had for that year on this trailer

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Hi Steve from what I understand back then you could custom order the trailer built to your wishes. The original purchaser must have been in love with jalousie's. I think you could also order the floor plan altered to siut your tastes.
I think it's so cool with all those windows like that. Frank tells me that they all work great but of course they will all need rebuilding to seal them up and they will also be polished.
BTW you know the couple that sold me the tanks and terlet. Annie & Marvin with the 79 30ft Argosy.
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Wow it's been three months since I posted on this thread.
There is some progress to report....pulling the old swamp cooler off the roof. It was not a factory install....
That AC unit looks EXACTLY like one I had on a houseboat...made by AC Delco! Ugly as homemade sin but ran like a rabid monkey.
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not to highjack the thread but i am interested in the process of obtaining the title from a title company. i am buying a 57 flying cloud and the owner has lost the untransfered title. he was never planning to sell... i live in oregon, he lives in washington. any experience, help or advice welcome.
email me at cbcnm at aol dot com
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