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Old 01-05-2014, 06:27 AM   #71
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Yes calling for 8-10" snow today again. Had a break in the weather yesterday and shoveled :>) out the inside of Spoon and filled in the vents and doors so it should be good and tight now. Also polished more on the tanks.
I almost choked on my coffee when you said get a couple of packs of each rivet. I'm guessing I'll need about a thousand rivets (+-) to do all the skins, plus another bunch for the door when I re-skin it. BTW the modified Braisers are what I'll be using also. I'm still looking for a good place to buy in bulk.
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Old 01-05-2014, 03:22 PM   #72
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You can buy rivets by the pound from Hanson Rivets. That is what I did. I also bought a rivet cutter so I could cut long shank rivets to what I need. I would not suggest you buy all long rivets but buy the majority the length you need but buy a smaller amount of long that can be used where needed and cut when a short shank is better.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:05 AM   #73
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So I'm finally back to where we were 5 months ago. The addition of the 3/8" ply really strengthened the floor but man what a chore. Working inside when it's 0-10 below out is a trip. Put a propane heater in to warm it up and it sweated like a rain forest. Spent more time whipping the condensing skin than working. After the floor was down and the seams sealed I was able to put two coats of exterior varnish over it all. By keeping a fan on high at the ceiling and a small ceramic heater going it dried without a hitch. PHEW!!
The Natures Head toilet is in the trailer not installed) and we are beginning to plot out the final layout of it and the bed. We are having a heat wave right now and it's +5 out ..yahoo spring is coming
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:45 PM   #74
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another piece to the puzzle

I got a box in the mail today with three vintage BAL long shaft stabilizers... all for $35.00 total with shipping...a steal. Yea they are cruddy looking and one is bent but nothing a bit of time can't remedy. These are the ones that have the cast aluminum arms, of which one is broke, luckily around the corner is a good friend that can weld aluminum back up. I still need one more stabilizer, but at this point I could buy 1 new and still come out a couple hundred ahead...!!
BTW I love repurposing old unwanted parts!!
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Old 01-22-2014, 02:49 PM   #75
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Nice score!
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:50 PM   #76
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We are just about where you are in the restoration of the interior. Stripping the Zoletone interior paint first, then removal of interior skin, and eventually replacing the entire floor. Looking ahead, we will need a Rear Egress Window frame, with or without glass. Any ideas of wear we might find one. Thanks, Byrdman rbyrd@clinehose.com
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:35 PM   #77
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Sorry no I don't. We have a few interior parts that need homes but that's about it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 07:53 AM   #78
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Thanks, Byrdman
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Old 03-11-2014, 03:48 PM   #79
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Man this is depressing, ordered two Fantastic fans-two rolls of Prodex, a new fancy 3x rivet gun, the last of four BAL stabilizer and now the weatherman is calling for 4-8"n of snow tonight. I wish summer would hurry up and get here, I've given up on spring ;>(
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:21 PM   #80
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I can relate, work this winter has revolved around the weather, and having just finally received the last of the holding tanks, I am still waiting for the axle before I can get the frame to the welder. I've got piles of parts for the frame, tanks, floor and windows while I wait for the axle. I just have about 1.5 windows to go, and some interior panel polishing to work on at night.

Fortunately or unfortunately my wife has some honey-do items should I get bored. Hope the snow melts soon for you.
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:18 AM   #81
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After a long spring I was able to put a little time in to Spoon. I was able to put the first two FF in, and start to put the insulation strips on the upper walls .
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A Cloud named 'Spoon'

After a very long time(2yrs) of not working on the Flying Cloud having built a 49 Trotwood and time spent on our 48 Spartanette, I've picked up where I left off. Pulled the curb side panel , and the rear center piece off, now I need to make some new rib pieces and cut/ drill matching panels. We (the wife and I) will be bucking them in and then proceed to replace all other bottom row panels. Whew go to report some progress!!
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Glad to see you back. Watching this closely. Expect to be doing the same next month or two.
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