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Old 02-22-2009, 10:04 PM   #29
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It's only twenty five more pop rivets

I looked a little closer today and found one of the ribs was split almost into two pieces. I couldn't resist drilling out just one more panel. I knew I should have laughed when the PO said " Sure we fixed the floor and we were about to paint the walls again".Yeah Riiiiight !!!
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:14 PM   #30
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What a find I would have bought it tooo! Want to double your money??
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:40 AM   #31
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Man, I will be crying in my sleep over this find!!! You have a GEM!!! CONGRATS!!
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:48 PM   #32
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I think you will find that same split on the opposite rib. That is to start the curve and is not a stress tear in the rib. Lewis, they are right, that is a heck of a find.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:10 PM   #33
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Great find! I'm also jealous. I should have started with something smaller, but I'm extremely happy with my Silver Bullet! Be careful though; drilling out rivets is quite habit forming. Mine started with one panel, then the next and before I knew it, there's nothing but a shell and a frame

Good luck and can't wait to see your pics. If you run into a snag, ask the forum. They've always been ready and willing to provide me assistance and advice when I needed it.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:24 PM   #34
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Keep drilling Lewis, your goal needs to be a shell and a frame..
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:10 PM   #35
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Thank you all for your help and support. It is so nice to have answers so quickly. I know a really cool campsite out west that I want to visit when I'm done. This is the view! The mountain is called The Watchman.
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I don't care how much work you might have to do...it'd be worth it. That trailer looks great and for $500.....it's a steal.

Nice find.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:40 PM   #37
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Thank you all for your help and support. It is so nice to have answers so quickly. I know a really cool campsite out west that I want to visit when I'm done. This is the view! The mountain is called The Watchman.
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Wow! But I never knew the name of the mountain. I was there at a later time in the year, leaves were already off the trees.

Just to camp in that spot is serious motivation. Looks like you're on your way.
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:45 PM   #38
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Thank you all for your help and support. It is so nice to have answers so quickly. I know a really cool campsite out west that I want to visit when I'm done. This is the view! The mountain is called The Watchman.
umm where is that exactly, I think its going on the places to go list.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:45 PM   #39
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That is really cool!

It's a view in Zion national park, southwestern Utah. The creek is actually the Virgin river which flows into lake Mead. Here's another shot!
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Zion National Park? Which campground? ;-) I think they're going to get more traffic now! That is simply gorgeous! Thanks!
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:56 PM   #41
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I don't know if there is a campground at that exact spot but its funny how you can have trouble with your axles at the strangest times!
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Old 03-03-2009, 04:38 PM   #42
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shell game

Okay, I got over the snow and went and finished the removal of the last lower inner skins. Yes Frank there was another split in the rib. Yes Frank, you were were right! Its just when I saw the other side I thought the worst. Man did it snow on sunday! The good thing about living in Atlanta is its mostly gone now! There was a lot more corrosion on yhe streetside than on the curbside. Some of the skins are missing almost an inch of the bottom. Exactly what I expected. Looking close I am amazed at how uneven the belly skin wrap over the channel is. Was this from where they pulled it up and over to get it tight as possible? And will it be that hard to reinstall? Oh yes I almost forgot, My trailer has grommets that the wires run in. I keep hearing how they didn't do this, but mine has them. Has anyone else seen these in this year(1955)?

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