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Old 09-19-2008, 07:50 AM   #71
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My plan for the day is to throw stripper on a few panels, and shop vac what I can of the interior with the skin still in. Then I will remove my tools from inside, and organize my parts from VTS. When Amy gets home, we will attempt the U shaped removal. Collin is going to his grandmother's later today, so I should have time for work. I do need to get the AC unit off the roof, and need to decide what I will put in place of it to cover the hole for the time being. Also on replacing my panel, I wonder if I need to do this before I mess with the floor/frame.

Oh I forgot, my father in law works at a chemical plant and is getting me some N-Methyl Pyrrolidone. This stuff strips paint unbelievably. Sure it is a carcinogen if exposed too long (Like years), but it works!
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:40 AM   #72
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Since the ceiling is still in there, I have done some skin power washing, some vacuuming in the interior, and wanted to mess with the dent in the rear quarter panel. I wasn't sure how to handle the dent. It is on a seam, and not able to be pulled out with a suction cup. I went inside, and just gave a gentle push to the dent. A thunderous "BANG" rang out in the trailer. The dent was gone. Thankfully it was a small dent.
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:43 AM   #73
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I <snip> wanted to mess with the dent in the rear quarter panel. I wasn't sure how to handle the dent. It is on a seam, and not able to be pulled out with a suction cup. I went inside, and just gave a gentle push to the dent. A thunderous "BANG" rang out in the trailer. The dent was gone.
That's one of the benefits of removing interior panels!

Looks good ~

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That's great! Definitely one of the great benefits of pulling out those interior panels. The aluminum WANTS to go back to its old position. Sometimes it just needs a nudge.
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It's out!!!!

Ceiling is out.

Folded it into a U shape and pulled it out by myself. I doubt it goes back in as easily. My neighbors must think I am a hoosier with all this sheet metal in the back yard, and two trailers.

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On Edit....Is this alclad able to be polished on both sides?
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Is this alclad able to be polished on both sides?
Yes, it's the same on both sides.

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Anyone and everyone...please be on the look out for a yale deadbolt and door knob from a 50's trailer.....or let me know what would work as a replacement. I am likely going to have to rebuild the door, and my current knob and deadbolt are toast.

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Old 09-19-2008, 05:38 PM   #78
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Anyone and everyone...please be on the look out for a yale deadbolt and door knob from a 50's trailer.....or let me know what would work as a replacement. I am likely going to have to rebuild the door, and my current knob and deadbolt are toast.

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Steve,

I purchased two round knobs from a local locksmith for my Liner. I am looking for a deadbolt also, since I have two doors. I have looked at antique hardware stores, but not found the deadbolt as yet. You might see if there are some nearby you.

If you find a source, let me know and I will let you know also.

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Bill,

Any idea if there were more of those round knobs at the store you got yours at?

Since I am rebuilding the door, I need to find a latch system for the door in a door too. My pieces are broken or missing.

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Through the looking glass

I decided to mess with windows today. What a major PITA that I wasn't exactly prepared for. Some of the parts I need are not available from Vintage Trailer Supply, so I am stuck waiting for a trailer from 1953 to be destroyed and parted out.

Anyone have a source for Hehr Standard windows?

Window #1 out and ready to take apart



Window #1 disassembled.



I need a cross bar for this window. PM me if you know where some are.



As usual, more info on the blog.

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Any idea if there were more of those round knobs at the store you got yours at?

Since I am rebuilding the door, I need to find a latch system for the door in a door too. My pieces are broken or missing.

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Steve,

The locksmith ordered the passage sets. Here is a picture of the set and the label on the end of the box.

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Bill,

Check this knob out.

Passage Door Knob


Do you have any pictures of your's installed? Is the escutcheon the right size?

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Check this knob out.

Passage Door Knob


Do you have any pictures of your's installed? Is the escutcheon the right size?

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Steve,

I don't know if it is the right size or not and it really doesn't matter, as I have to replace many panels on each door. The front door needs a complete rebuild since I almost lost it this summer. The rear door also needs several panels replaced.

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Bill,

I plan to take my door apart and rebuild it as well. Guess I can use whatever size I want.

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