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Old 07-20-2017, 06:59 PM   #99
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That is beautiful work.
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Old 07-20-2017, 08:28 PM   #100
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HiHoAgRv, I appreciate the compliment. Our attempt at this project would not have been considered if not for you and others on the forums that have logged their experiences on their projects and offered suggestions to others. Thanks, Bubba
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Old 07-21-2017, 06:58 AM   #101
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You have taken this to another level. Great job.
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:53 PM   #102
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We're continuing to work on the exterior skin. We've completely replaced all lower panels. They were either corroded, badly dented and/or had holes created by a creative previous owner. The last panels we want to replace are midway up on the curb and street sides. We had not intended to replace these originally; however, given the condition of the panels and the ease of replacing them, we didn't want to be sorry for not taking the extra time and effort to do it now.
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While replacing the exterior panels, it bothers me that the horizontal stringers are not attached to the vertical ribs. I am not sure if there was a reason for this. I have attached them using L brackets and it has given more rigidity, but I am not sure this is the right thing to do. Comments anyone?
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As we work on the skin, we're trying to research how to best conceal an air conditioner. We like the idea of a ducted mini split unit for its efficiency and ultra quiet operation. We don't have room on the original tongue for the compressor, so it will have to go inside and vent through the skin/belly. We've seen lots of threads, but nothing with a concealed mini split. Would like to hear any ideas.
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:44 PM   #103
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Absolutely Beautiful!!!!!!
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:43 PM   #104
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Thanks David. Having been in your 68 you spectacularly renovated, that's a great compliment.
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Old 08-23-2017, 09:43 PM   #105
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Doing great work! Does your front jalousie window have 3" or 4" glass? Wondering if yours is the Hehr or non-hehr window. Also on your other standard windows, did you bench polish them or do something else in place? I want mine to look clean but not mirror.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:56 AM   #106
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Goransons, our jalousie is the 3" non-hehr. Other than replacing some steel screws that holds the frame together with stainless screws, it's in fairly good shape. I have to order some of the steel retainer springs that holds the panes in place. I'll be getting those from Blaine Window Hardware (part 0085-050). The clip dimensions seem to match mine. As far as the window frames, I will clean up with a bench grinder using Caswell bars. The PO had drilled holes in some of the frames and screwed them shut. I will buck flush rivets in those holes and file the stem down a bit. I ordered a couple sheets of 3003 H14 and will attempt to make a couple of the frames that are just too bent up to straighten. You may want to contact Blaine to see what they have that you may need. Good luck
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Cool. I'm making a few for glass too. They seem to bend up ok. How's your top and bottom weatherstrip? I'm working on a replacement with vintage trailer shop. I'll let you know what I find out. He's sending me some to test out. Thanks for the part number I need to order some as well.
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Cool. I'm making a few for glass too. They seem to bend up ok. How's your top and bottom weatherstrip? I'm working on a replacement with vintage trailer shop. I'll let you know what I find out. He's sending me some to test out. Thanks for the part number I need to order some as well.
The top and bottom jealousie weatherstripping is there, but brittle. Mine are 3" short. Don't know if that was intentional or it fell apart. And yes, I would be interested to see if VTS can successfully replicate these. Thanks, Bubba
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Old 08-26-2017, 08:32 PM   #111
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Robert from Vintage Trailer Shop sent me samples of what he has in stock. Of the samples he sent me, two fit very well. The spline isn't triangular but slides in snug.

Option 1 is the same wiper style (it happens to be clear).

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I think that one fits closest

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I'm going to order the clear for mine so I can get things buttoned up soon.

Hope this helps. I'm going to send him a sample of the original gasket and see if he wants to copy it exactly but the lead time will be awhile and from the looks of it you'd only be able to install it by drilling out the whole window and sliding it out from the end of the extrusion. The new clear gasket I was able to slide in from the end but with a little work I was also able to push it in with a putty knife which means it could go in with some work without a total tear down
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Goransons, thanks for the update. I would like to contact Robert next week and see if I can order the same type you're using.
Also on a different note. I'm replacing quite a bit of the exterior skin due to damage and PO modifications. Concerning the horizontal stringers and ribs, would you connect those? Originally, the stringers were not connected to the ribs and just floated. I don't want to build in too much rigidity, but want a structurally sound shell. Thanks
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