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Old 05-26-2013, 01:32 PM   #127
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Interior skins

Initial fit. Sure enough, just duplicating the originals did not go smoothly. Just enough difference from the new floor and other work requires a lot of hand trimming.
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Old 05-26-2013, 02:26 PM   #128
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Ted, the insulation is one layer of Prodex. Hoping not to become embroiled in the insulation arguments....you know, like tires, axles and batteries....I am now going with 2 inches of pink type modern insulation before the new skins and wiring.
What do you mean retired....under employed? I still do a full Citrus Grove operation in the Rio Grande Valley and a full Horse hay operation up here. Then there is the house stuff, the old car stuff, old airplane stuff, Typical paperwork stuff, maintenance of the place here (dumb, dumb dumb.....I have planted over 600 trees in the past three years during this draught and I have to hand water all survivors on a regular basis. I should retire!
So, did you put the Prodex against the outside wall and the the 2" of pink to the inside and then the skins?
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:05 PM   #129
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Initial fit. Sure enough, just duplicating the originals did not go smoothly. Just enough difference from the new floor and other work requires a lot of hand trimming.
Those same panels gave me some trouble on my '63. I ended up setting against the wall and on the floor, then ran a sharpie 1/4" off the floor to mark the bottom edge. I finally got a good fit even though they are hidden behind the wrap around dinette.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:57 PM   #130
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Yes Bruce. Prodex on outer wall, then fiberglass then prodex again.

I am doing the same lean into the wall then mark 1/4 off the floor and trim. I am overly cautious of not cutting to much off, so I am in and out of the interior a lot. Time consuming.

Am trying to figure the wiring layout now.
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #131
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I find it very hard to lay out the wiring when the interior plan is entirely in my head. I have roughed out the dimensions...just that. So now as I put in the wiring, AC and DC, I don't have a warm fuzzy feeling about it all. I continue.....
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:59 AM   #132
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First interior panels back in.

Got the first roof panel back in. Thanks for Clecos.
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Old 06-14-2013, 03:28 PM   #133
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Hey Robin!

I realize your polishing is done, but you might be interested in reading about a product I tried out today, I posted on our Bubble thread about it. It's "Wizard's Metal Polish" in a tin can. It worked fast and pretty well on the built-up corrosion on our '56.

If you have any info on this product, please share it with me, but so far, it has worked the best for me. I don't know if I have enough strength in my arms to get the polishers to work with the rouge bars, etc.

How are things going on yours?

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Old 06-16-2013, 10:45 AM   #134
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Deb....I am up for trying anything. I'll let you know.
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Old 06-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #135
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panels and wiring and lights

Been busy with Ranch work. Hay is in....now back to the Bubble. Only one picture and its poor, but you can get an idea.
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Well, I haven't been able to find a way to get this product to stay on a polisher disc, so I'm back to using the rouge bars. DH has a black bar he picked up at a car show a few years ago (also a white bar........I didn't even know he had these), so today I'm going to do the black, grey, see how that looks. If the black doesn't cut the corrosion, I'll go back to the 1500 grit wet sanding, then the grey, pink and white. DH thinks I need to save the "new" product for smaller things, but I still stand by what I said before -- you don't have to rub hard at all, just circular motion until it turns black, wipe off and buff with a clean cloth.

I am envious of the progress you are making, but so glad that you are ahead of us in that we can see the proper steps to take. I really am concerned that we'll skip something important and realize it too late. Your Bubble is looking so good!

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Old 06-24-2013, 09:02 AM   #137
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Texas heat slowing me up

The Mach 8 is here and going in today. I had a mess under the old AC which dictated some work and creativity....Cleaned , corrosion control, etc.

Then I had to work around the hole in the roof where the previous owner had a residential type stack placed above the toilet he had installed. I hate it...but, thats the way it goes. I have a great story about the solar panel/low profile /stainless fan I bought and planned for.....later.
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We love stories, can't wait to hear about the solar panel/low profile/SS fan.

I see in your one photo that you didn't paint an extended length of white on top, did you only paint the area where your ac will be mounted? (Trying to get tips for our use.) Also, saw your clear hose for the condensation on the ac, but it looks rather short. Does it attach up to another hose line which is mounted behind the insulation? (Needing tips here too.) You should know me by now -- always full of questions, trying to learn.

Also can't wait to hear what you think of the Mach 8's ability to keep up with the outside heat and noise level.

Thanks so much for sharing.

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progress

Mach 8 is installed. fishing the wires thru the new panel so I can install light fixtures and get ready for the re-rivet job.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:40 AM   #140
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lots done

There has been a lot of progress...not that you could tell....Today the original axle has to go. Not because it's old....I like the spring types. It is the spindles. They are way to small for newer type brakes and hubs. So, like I did on Bub the Bubble....a new straight axle goes in today. I actually like the lift I now get from it. Pictures tonight.

Bought some Worthingtons from a Forum member and they, with the propane set up, are installed too.

Polished aluminum Battery box from Summit Racing also in place.

The new Mach 8 makes it a pleasure to work inside....beat the Texas heat.
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