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Old 08-07-2008, 10:05 PM   #29
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Very nice looking trailer. I look forward to seeing the progress.
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:07 PM   #30
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Do these end caps come out as a single unit, or do I need to drill each individual rivet out in the interior? My main concern right now is the venting of tanks. I don't want to work on anything until I figure out what I am going to about toilet placement.

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Steve,

The end caps come out in one piece, they are buckriveted together. The side panels are pop riveted to the shell. Except for the upper pieces, they are buckriveted together with a 6" patch in the center. If you have two people you can get the upper piece which is about 8 1/2 feet wide out, otherwise you will have to cut the rivets and take it out in two pieces. The end caps are buckriveted to the the shell in some spots. They are the first pieces installed and therefore the last ones to come out.

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Old 08-08-2008, 02:25 AM   #31
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Brad, Thanks for that, and I will anxiously await hearing from you.

Laird, I will likely put new wheels on here that are aluminum, but right now I need to find out how far this project needs to go. Got some free time to look at it? Want some BBQ? Quid Pro Quo Laird

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Steve..
It might be wised to consider chocking those wheels if it still has split rims.
In fact, If you do have split rims, as a warning, don't let the air out before or after taking them off..Just replace them..
I'd keep the moon cap..that all..
Nice looking unit..Good Luck.
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Old 08-08-2008, 06:45 AM   #32
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EZ fix

Solution found...
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:18 AM   #33
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I could do it...I've done worse the Army.

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:39 AM   #34
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Flexible vent hose

Steve-

If piping is an issue for the toilet vent (assuming it's not on the hitch), you might consider flexible marine waste line like this:

Raritan Engineering | Sanitation Hose

I used it in the past on a boat and it solved a pretty bad stink problem. Like all marine stuff, it wasn't cheap, but in this case was worth every penny.

It's only worthwhile if you need to snake vent lines in tight spots.

BTW - great find!

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:41 AM   #35
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I am heading out to the etrailer.com warehouse today for a new coupler and jack. I am looking at both 2" and 2 5/16" couplers. With this small and light trailer, will it make a difference? The jack is a top wind 5,000 lb jack, and should be good to go for us for a long time. I am also going to pick up a new 7 pin umbilical since I will be there at the time.

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65CV....that looks like I could snake it across the entire roof and up trough the old panel ray vent if I had to. It would be a LONG way, but would work. I would only need to ensure it would connect properly to the tank to vent.

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Old 08-08-2008, 10:36 AM   #36
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Hey Steve, Amy, and Collin,

Congrats on the new addition to the family!

Looks like fun!

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Old 08-08-2008, 10:59 AM   #37
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Way cool Steve! I'm neck deep in the Safari rebirth, but keeping an eye out for a 57 FC for the next project. There's somethin' to that sliver sickness!

Good luck,

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Old 08-08-2008, 08:45 PM   #38
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Steve, Super deal.... diamond in the rough...
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First thing is frame and flor work, then axle...after that I can work at my leisure.
Leaf springs don't have the same issue as rubber torsion rod axles. Many happy folks continue to maintain their leaf springs. It deserves checking out though. Of course the wheel bearings need your full attention.

Be sure to use new rubber grommets on frame holes when you rewire to prevent aluminum edges from wearing through the wire insulation.

A most worthy project!
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Bob,

I know that leaf axles don't have the same issues, but a new axle with new brakes for $340 isn't a bad deal at all.

Tuesday I have a person to weld my coupler on. He can probably weld my safety chains on as well, but I don't have a chain loop yet. Is it ill advised to weld the chain directly to the coupler?

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Old 08-08-2008, 09:09 PM   #41
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Is it ill advised to weld the chain directly to the coupler?

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If you do, it's two less bolts to make sure are tight. A good thing. Our current trailer has them welded on the end of the A-frame, by the coupler.
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:35 PM   #42
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More pictures

There is a pull out step with "Peerless" on it. I don't know if this is original, but pretty unique if you ask me.

I plan to replace the original HUGE sconces in the rear area with smaller ones...PM me if you are interested in them.

Check out the tread on the tire in the pics below.

My door's frame is cracked from when it opened some time ago while in transit. It dented the panel behind the door, but cracked the door frame. Dunno what I will be doing with it. The openers that unlock the inner door are both missing. Anyone know where I can get a replacement (I don't think VTS has them).

The marvel fridge is on right now and cooling off. I am still not sure I want to have an electric only refer, but there is no vent for a gas refer.

Looks like someone replaced flooring sections before, but it is all going. Some areas have a layer of masonite on top.
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