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Old 11-12-2006, 05:38 PM   #101
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Interior getting there

Hmmm I may be able to use this yet.....
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:12 PM   #102
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Ken, check out ours.

Yours looks awesome. Nice polish job and interior. I depart Wed pm to go get ours in Michigan... going from NY, through Canada, into Michigan and back via Ohio (maybe hit the factory) and back into PA and NY.

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Old 11-13-2006, 05:20 AM   #103
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I've been watching your blog - - and cool you have a 58 also! Let me know if you need any help on anything....

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Old 11-13-2006, 08:41 AM   #104
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Absolutely beautiful!! The wood is so shiny- Congratulations!!
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:16 AM   #105
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Ken, that looks cozy. Right on!
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Old 11-13-2006, 09:55 AM   #106
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Hello Ken J,

your overlander is really nice ,love the fenderwell shape too .looks great!


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Old 11-13-2006, 09:58 AM   #107
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Ken, that's gorgeous. All the hard work is really paying off. Good job!
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Old 11-13-2006, 10:51 AM   #108
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I actually saw Ken's trailer this last summer, while returning from Texas to home. It is indeed a litle jewel of a trailer. Ken's wood work is impeccable. the cabinetry and fittings all look very authentic. Ken has also collected period accessories. Very cool!
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Old 11-13-2006, 12:57 PM   #109
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Absolutely stunning Ken. Glad to see it take shape and you're able to put it to good use. I'll get in line at the 4CU rally in February for a tour. You charging admission?

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Old 11-13-2006, 04:45 PM   #110
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way to go ken!

tow that thing to wisconsin and i'll buy ya a beer or or two!

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Old 11-13-2006, 05:05 PM   #111
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Nice job

I like your cabinets. Well done!
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Old 11-14-2006, 07:28 AM   #112
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Thank you for all the kind words - my inspiration came from Brad and Uwe - when I saw what Brad did to his interior, I wanted a similar look - then when I saw what Uwe did (and not to mention a lot of his help) with his 63, it moved me to keep going

Uwe - I can tell you when I first put my eyes on this trailer, it was far from being a jewel - there have been many times I've thought of it as a real junker - especially when I see trailers like yours - now thats a jewel!

As a side note - those of you thinking about doing this, should - I have no special skills or experience with this stuff - I'm an accountant - so if I can do this anyone can - all it takes is a boat load of patience.

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Old 05-07-2007, 10:21 PM   #113
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. . . YES! you can do it - I also had the buck riveting fear - Its easy and fun - the only thing that you have to make sure is that you have the air hammer firmly on the rivet - otherwise it can slip off - if the truth be told - I bucked about 10 rivets as practice at the most before I went for it on the trailer - had 3-4 out of 100's that I mess up on - my wife and I did it together - she holds the bar and I do the gun - a $10 harbor freight gun I might add.

This forum and the VAC forum got me through this restoration thing - it will get you through it too - sooooo keep asking away!

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I've searched and haven't found an answer to my question . . . so I'm going to "butt in" and ask: Do they make a Non-Pneumatic "Rivet Bucking Hammer", like an electric one? Harbor Freight didn't seem to have one. I need to replace some rivets around the Door Jamb where you're able to see both sides/ends of the rivet, which means I can't use my low tech olympic rivets.
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:06 AM   #114
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To my knowledge they do not make an electric gun. I would not think they could make an electric hammer that would be as fast as the air hammer. It only takes about a 1-2 second shot to set the rivet.

Sooo ohboy! You get to buy some new tools. Air hammer $10.00 Compressor $400 rivet set (from memory) $50.00. Seeing those beautiful set rivets - priceless

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Old 05-09-2007, 10:14 AM   #115
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Mark,

Here's a couple of sites to look at:

HAND RIVET SQUEEZER from Aircraft Spruce

Rivet Squeezer & Accessories: Aircraft parts and Pilot Supplies. Since 1969. Call the Chief Geek (866-464-4368) 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed.

There are things called "rivet squeezers" -- both pneumatic and hand-operated, I believe -- but not sure any of them are cheap. I'd call Aircraft Spruce or SkyGeek and ask them what your most economical solution might be.

Good luck -- if I never have to replace another rivet, it'll be OK with me!
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Nobody that I know of has the strength to squeeze 5/32 AD rivets with a hand squeezer.
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Old 05-09-2007, 02:22 PM   #117
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I think what Mark was referring to were buck rivets - you have to use a gun and a bucking bar behind them in order to set the rivet.

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AD rivets are solid shank or "buck rivets", the complete part number is MS20470AD5-X. These rivets can be installed with a rivet gun (3X) 5/32 rivet set, and A bucking bar, or a pneumatic rivet squeezer with the proper jaws. Hand rivet squeezers are available but they have limited use and the capacity generally does not exceed 1/8 AD rivets for the bigger units. The pneumatic rivet gun is by far the cheapest and most versatile method of installing solid shank rivets. Pneumatic rivet squeezers can run a couple thousand apiece and have limited aeras where they can be used. I have never seen an electric unit of any kind to install solid shank rivets.
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:46 PM   #119
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What a great restoration job! It really looks good. I know one day my Overlander will need the same and I also would like to keep the orginal layout. What did you do about you fresh, grey, and black water tanks-locations? Also, your light fixtures, like the one above your kitchen sink, did you find replacement covers for those?
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Old 05-11-2007, 01:15 PM   #120
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I rebuilt as it was, there are no grey tank - for potty since we only do...ummmm #1 I just used a porta potty - works great, less hassle. For fresh water I'm using a small tank I purchased from Marks Rv (on line).

On the light fixtures, I was lucky and found some on E-bay - probably paid too much from them, but what the heck.

You can probably make some from bended sheet plastic if you need to. All other light fixtures I had all the pieces and rebuilt them.

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