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Old 07-26-2014, 10:41 PM   #71
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I tried replacing the shower pan. Please help.

So these rusted elevator bolts are no joke. The dremel is by far nicer to work with than my 4in wheel angle grinder other than the wheels breaking off fairly quick. So no more messing around...
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:56 PM   #72
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I tried replacing the shower pan. Please help.

Between a chisel, a dremel some elbow grease, I got all the bolts and screws out. I believe I will be able to lift the shell off the frame.

Next step according to the internet is to build a wood frame in this thing to keep the shape. I agree with that because I can see this thing getting pretty skewed.

If it doesn't lift right off, then I'm going to have to take the wraps all the way off and take a look inside. The way everything is sandwiched makes that a step I want to avoid at all costs.
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Old 07-27-2014, 06:11 PM   #73
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Make sure that you check the ribs on mine there were bolt downs L brackets with a screw in the rib and a bolt in the bottom! A couple of hidden rivets by the door as for the floor channel all of mine stayed on the floor you will have pop rivets that attach the belly pan in the front to the channel with that channel detached from the shell it (the shell) becomes flimsy and hence the bracing! So to save some frustration take a thin putty knife and go around the shell from the inside and push the putty knife between the shell and the channel this will also help you make sure that you got all of the hold downs!
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Old 07-27-2014, 11:23 PM   #74
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Thanks Cliff,
I did not see the L brackets so they must have done away with those by 1972. I'm pretty sure the front door is hiding some tricky secret rivets but'll see what happens when I lift it. I tried your putty knife trick and so far I couldn't make it all the way around, I think there is some paint or something holding it down. Hopefully it breaks loose when I lift it.
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:42 PM   #75
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Called old sealant and that crap is like glue! Take your time raise it a little and check! (Knew that you would anyway but I had to say it! Please take some pictures cause we are running a little blind here!
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:42 AM   #76
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So last night I started building the wood frame and tested out lifting the shell off the frame... Looks like I only missed 1 bolt! Took care of that and it lifted right up.

Now I'm just gonna beef the frame up some more before lifting it all the way up and putting it on blocks.

I definitely recommend doing a test lift like I did while the framing isn't too much in the way to take care of hidden rivets and bolts. And be careful when you lower it, I pinched this thing by the bottom of the front door. Thankfully is will be hidden.
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Also be careful by the water heater cut out, I almost made a nice crease there because there was no "C" channel under it to hold it apart.

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Hahaha thanks for the support drboyd!
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You know when this project is done you will be the resident "go to guy" on these forums!
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At this point I could easily convince someone to not try replacing their shower pan!
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:55 AM   #81
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Okay, shell is up!!! I almost trashed the whole thing when my hi-lift jack fell over while I was cranking it up (neighbor distracted me for a split second) and the back of the trailer dropped about a foot and the wood frame miraculously landed on a leveling jack I had used earlier and saved all my panels in the back from suffering major damage.
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Old 08-02-2014, 05:51 AM   #82
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You remove the awning? Now necessary but just be aware of the weight and use caution when rejoining the shell! Yes I was the monkey screaming for help when the shell shifted because of the way I had it on the jack! A lot of oh craps in there!
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Old 08-02-2014, 12:53 PM   #84
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I tried replacing the shower pan. Please help.

Hahaha cwf, I'm liking that name!
We'll here are some better pictures.

Next step is to get this on blocks that are outside the trailer so I can pull the frame out from under it.
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