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Dremel 10-27-2017 02:01 PM

69 Ambassador Frame On
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My first post.
Iíve been lurking here for a while, and study study study.

I have finally jumped in to our 29 foot 69 Ambassador project.

My wife bought this before we met. If has sat outside at our place for 3yrs and a few at her place before that.

The floor is rotted at the front and back. And we decide to redo it.

Jhiner1978 10-27-2017 02:03 PM

Best of luck to you.

Dremel 10-27-2017 02:03 PM

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Planning on a shell on floor replacement. Hopefully it will stay on that plan.
It is now gutted.
Only the water heater is still there. Looks like I have to take off some of the belt line in order to get it out.

Dremel 10-27-2017 02:04 PM

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A New Home.
Move it into the barn so that I do not have to worry about the rain

Dremel 10-27-2017 02:05 PM

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Removed my first panel

Dremel 10-27-2017 02:06 PM

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All panels are out except the end caps.
Insulation was not a major mouse trap.

Things discovered.
Floor rot.
PO put down 1/8Ē plywood on the entire floor during some previous rebuild ( but did not fix the real floor )

Leaks at front and back windows. Water in the header.

A number of Olympic rivets in a few places used to fix something

A internal Rib was bent and out of place. Rivet holes filled with silicone.
Pics to come.

Next up is removing end caps, wires, water heater

Bubba L 10-27-2017 04:47 PM

Looks like a fun project. Having inside storage while working makes all the difference in the world. Donít throw anything away in the event itís unobtainable and take a lot of pictures. Good luck and enjoy. Bubba

Dingo Girl 10-27-2017 05:49 PM

I'll second the inside storage.
Good luck!

Dremel 10-28-2017 07:33 AM

Thanks, I'll be taking plenty of pictures as I go.
Yes, the inside storage will help a lot. Especially keeping the rain off when things like Windows are being worked on.

Dremel 10-30-2017 12:21 PM

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Everthing is out. Including the end caps and the wiring.

I've done plenty of electrical, plumbing, basic house building, so I still feel comfortable. No expert, but comfortable. I've also completely rebuild a classic car, so all those experiancees, will help.

Dremel 10-30-2017 12:22 PM

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Street side acoss from door, This rib is all out of wack. Guess the skin was pulled into shape, but left the rib.

Dremel 10-30-2017 12:27 PM

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And the back where the Bath was, Full of Olympic Rivets.

Top three panels and the lower right ( from the inside ) must have all been replaced.

Will have to decide if to leave alone, or switch out to buck rivets.

I will be taking out all the windows and rebuilding them, so will have to choose olympic or buck for that also.

Dremel 10-30-2017 12:27 PM

OK, next to search on how to rotate my portait pics.

Jhiner1978 10-31-2017 05:08 PM

Moving right along

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