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Old 11-04-2009, 08:29 PM   #225
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You know, I didn't realize until looking at yours, then looking at my '56s pics, that the screen is sandwiched between the vertical frame bars and the operators.

I think our operators are different (didn't they change in '56 to the crank?) but same basic window design. I can see how rebuild is so time-intensive. This means rescreening if necessary in the future will be a royal PITA, doesn't it?

Looks like you're moving along, Steve. So next time you and Amy come to Chattanooga you'll be parking the Cloud in Mom's yard?
Not bad for a thread killing statement ...
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:41 PM   #226
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Old 11-04-2009, 08:48 PM   #227
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:58 PM   #228
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Bob and I got a great deal of stuff done today. I don't have pictures since we finished at dark, but will get some tomorrow.

In short here is what we completed.

1. Finished riveting front panel in on all sides
2. Fabricated and installed panel forward of the door
3. Installed Hehr window forward of the door
4. Riveted side panel all the way back to the street side wheel well

It may not sound like alot, but the trailer is really coming together. The door will be a huge project as it will have to be rebuilt almost completely.

We need to focus on getting the rear belly pan completed, and rebuilding the last three windows. Then Insulate, wiring, and appliance work for the water heater and fridge.

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:16 PM   #229
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:23 PM   #230
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We need to focus on getting the rear belly pan completed, and rebuilding the last three windows. Then Insulate, wiring, and appliance work for the water heater and fridge.

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Me and the OOmpa Loompa's that have been working to get this done. THAT'S WHO!!!!
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:26 PM   #232
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:34 PM   #233
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Here is the new panel that Bob and I installed forward of the door a few days ago. I decided to keep the original VIN plate even though VTS makes some nice new and shiny ones. Today I installed the amber beehive marker light on the panel, and finished it off with stainless steel screws.

I also finished the window forward of the door, and we bucked it into place. All of the rebuilt windows are now installed, and the other two that have been removed are almost finished (Waiting on parts from VTS).
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Old 11-08-2009, 06:35 PM   #234
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I am now turning to the issue of entry door. I am starting a new thread on the forums to hopefully draw more people than just the people reading here. In the picture below, you can see the original knob and lock that the trailer came with. The door within a door had to be trimmed to fit this setup. My door's current lock specifications are 1.5" thick, 2 1/8" backset, and 2 3/8" escutcheon. The two locks that VTS sells work for my door thickness and the escutcheon size, but the backset is required to be 2 3/8" or 2 3/4".

The metal piece that the door knob and deadbolt are attached to will be replaced due to the door opening in transit sometime in its' lifetime, and is damaged along with the door frame. It is conceivable that I could move my backset to the required 2 3/8" or 2 3/4" backset, but that would push me further into the door within a door. Anyone have ideas other than using one of the two vintage knobs? What about using on of the 60's knob sets?


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Old 11-08-2009, 07:56 PM   #235
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I see in the other thread Andy suggested the L-100. Windows look great Steve, on the door, is the fork original? what's its purpose?
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Scott,

The fork was original when I brought it home. The fork is actually holding the door within a door together. The fasteners for my door within a door are not the same as all of the others out there. You can see where the fork attaches right? There was originally a spinning latch that turned and fastened the door through that part where the fork is. I am missing all the other parts other than where the fork is, and I plan to rebuild the whole thing using the fasteners that are from VTS, and are more common for the door within a door.
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Not alot going on here lately while I wait for a shipment from VTS. New stainless steel hinges, more hehr gasket, and a new rivet on door gasket are on the way.

I did however stop by the etrailer.com HQ and picked up some Pollak 7 pin connectors for the umbilical. I like the look more than letting the cable snake out of the frame or a hole in the belly pan. It took awhile to get everything done, but I am happy with the way it looks. The wire coming out of the receptacle will go directly into my junction box.

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:01 PM   #238
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I am now turning to the issue of entry door....
I dunno if you saw this, but my door is the same as yours. The smaller door is coved out to make room for the knob. it even has a small piece of aluminum trim that curves around the door knob, too. I'm keeping mine the same way. You could always have the small door fabbed up without the curve if you move the knob outwards. I'm going to have to so a fair amount of metal work on 2 doors sometime over the winter... fun fun fun!

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