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Old 09-08-2009, 10:32 AM   #113
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Barry ~

That looks most excellent! You do nice work. Do you make house calls?

When are you going to test the water heater?

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Old 09-08-2009, 11:41 AM   #114
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If the "house" wasn't so far away, you bet!! I'll test the water heater in the next day or so.
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Old 09-08-2009, 11:48 AM   #115
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WOW! Seeing that taillight project is Déjà vu! Looking good ~

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Old 09-08-2009, 06:03 PM   #116
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I forgot to mention that I also rebuilt the license plate light. For this I also sourced a new light socket at an auto parts store, Auto Zone. I also made new gaskets out of black foam/rubber. The license plate mount is new from Vintage Trailer Supply. The final picture from earlier shows the final result although it is pretty far away.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:29 PM   #117
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Nice, Barry. I love the new rear lights.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:55 PM   #118
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Wow, Barry. Very nice light rebuild. And hey, I have one of those water heater switches too. It's over my bath sink. Silly me, I though it was some special ground fault interupter switch until some told me to look at it more closely.

Can't wait to see if your's works.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:57 PM   #119
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If the water heater works, I may drink a beer. You know, maybe I'll have a beer either way!
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:08 PM   #120
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Nice looking lights Barry. The water heater switch is very cool. You'll have to find a use for it even if your water heater doesn't work. Maybe you could use it for a modern water pump eventually.
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:49 AM   #121
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Window Repair

The first picture is from June 12 just before bringing her home as a reminder of the progress made since that time. Saturday and Sunday I rebuilt two windows: the rear window and the shower window. In both cases, I took window out, either burnished or polished, installed new glass and seal using new screws and nuts from VTS. I also removed the eyebrows, used a hammer and dolly to work out the dents, used silver Parabond from VTS to sick into the seams and Vulkem under the eyebrow before reinstalling. I still need to shave the rivets. I now have no broken glass in my 55 Cloud.
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Good job! I know what a big project that can be...no more leaky windows are a good thing! Did you re-do the screens too? That project is a huge PITA!

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Old 09-21-2009, 11:08 AM   #123
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Hi Shari, I have the galvanized screen from VTS and will do that when I remove the lower interior panels. At that time and with the use of the offset roller, I have been assured that it can be done without completely removing the entire window frame from the trailer. I also have new window seals for the exterior that I plan on replacing but it is getting a bit late in the season and have to make sure what ever projects I start, I can finish. The good news is that I won't have to redo any of the work that I have just completed - just add to it.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:07 AM   #124
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Small holes at the bottom of the windows

I just brought home a 56 Flying Cloud an couldn't believe that someone had put screws at the bottom corners of all the side windows. My buddy Scott Goranson advised me to do the same thing, fill the holes with rivets. As soon as I get organized, I'll start posting my photos and progress reports
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Old 09-22-2009, 07:19 AM   #125
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Yeah, it is pretty well documented that the windows from the 50's look great, but they don't seal very well and I'm sure that prompted many people to screw them shut.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:20 AM   #126
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You can't see it in the photos but the small window does not seal tight. It is cranked completely shut and the right side of the window is still about 1/2 away from the seal. I have new seals and have not installed them yet but I have placed it next to the window and it appears that it will still not seal. My gut feeling is that the crank has worn. Any thoughts and are these crank readily available? I do not think VTS has these. The tiny windows in the front have replacement cranks available at VTS.
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