Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-20-2013, 10:58 PM   #1
Skinned knuckles
 
Sychedelia's Avatar
 
1963 19' Globetrotter
Auburn , California
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
Window trim question '63 GT

I am early in the renovation of a 63 globetrotter. I am doing a frame off restoration and I'm starting the interior skin removal. I took the interior window trim off in order to get the lower panels off. Eventually, I want to have shiny aluminum interior window trim. The trim is coated in multiple layers of paint. I searched for window trim replacement in order to find out whether not I should ultimately try to strip and polish the existing trim or plan on replacing it completely. I'm concerned that refinishing them would be pretty tough because of the condition and the chance of bending or damaging them. They are just simple mitered 90 degree trim pieces of aluminum sheet. Are they available commercially or would they be simple to fabricate ? Any insight would be appreciated
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	241.7 KB
ID:	193728  
__________________

__________________
Sychedelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 03:41 PM   #2
flygrrl
 
flygrrl's Avatar
 
1962 19' Globetrotter
Winchester , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 251
trimming it out

Looks like those would be pretty simple to fabricate. Do not throw them out!! I am pretty lucky my local hardware store has a large break and let folks use it (good customers like me) so ask around. Also local seamless gutter/soffit/fascia guys would prob.fabricate them for you on the weekend as an aside-type of job for beer money, again, ask around. That being said, soaking in some good quality green paint stripper and a bit of gentle scraping and buffing may just do the trick.
__________________

__________________
TV: 2007 Jeep GC Laredo diesel
Toy: 1995 Jeep YJ
Experience is what you get from not having it when you needed it.
flygrrl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 05:20 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
65CV's Avatar
 
1959 26' Overlander
Western , Massachusetts
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,449
Images: 6
I'm not a big fan of Harbor Freight, but their bending brake has saved me a few bucks.

See this

That said, your trim is pretty resilient and it's a bit of work to duplicate.

Stripping paint from them isn't fun and is quite time consuming.

For a source of aluminum, many of us use airpartsinc.

Good luck. '63 Globetrotters are great trailers!
__________________
65CV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,793
Images: 108
I'd strip them. By the time you spend time researching and money trying to find something else that will work...you can have them stripped.

As far a bending them while polishing, use clecos to hold them to a 2x4 - that way they aren't as flimsy. Move the clecos as you work an area...similar to what we did here (1st pic) with side panels. Just lay the trim over the corner of the 2x4 then drill where the holes are and put a cleco in it.

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2013, 11:50 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
mapleton , Utah
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 464
Shari, that is BRILLIANT. thank you
tim
__________________
rumrunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 12:27 AM   #6
Skinned knuckles
 
Sychedelia's Avatar
 
1963 19' Globetrotter
Auburn , California
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 9
Thanks, great ideas. I removed them all today with the lower interior skins. I labeled them all and will plan on refinishing them. I appreciate the info on the bending brake. I will probably fabricate new upper trim if I can get the finish to match. The upper frames have the extra pop rivet holes that held the curtain slider. I will be using shades or blinds and would prefer a matching trim.

The cleco and 2X4 trick is going to really help with the refinishing. I am going to put that off for now as I work towards separating my frame from the shell. I am planning to build a gantry system and lifting from above to separate. Wish me luck.

Here are a few pics of the progress so far.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 1.JPG
Views:	59
Size:	109.3 KB
ID:	193802   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 2.JPG
Views:	64
Size:	108.7 KB
ID:	193803  

Click image for larger version

Name:	photo 3.JPG
Views:	53
Size:	104.4 KB
ID:	193804  
__________________
Sychedelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2013, 05:04 AM   #7
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
I would just make new ones. In the time you would strip just one window you could make all new. It is a very easy thing to make. 1 1/2" x 1" 90 degree bend then a 1/4" bend at 22.5 degrees.
__________________

Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Bath Window question jjustice Windows & Screens 3 12-07-2012 09:03 AM
Interior window trim 1969 calivw78 1965-1969 Sovereign 5 06-03-2011 01:31 PM
68 tradewind blue trim 4gentradwind Ribs, Skins & Rivets 0 05-11-2011 10:28 PM
need window screens / metal fabrication in Austin, TX? bgordon Windows & Screens 2 03-31-2011 03:32 PM
2007 Classic front center window glass/frame interference dznf0g 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 0 03-23-2011 10:44 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.