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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-26-2011, 01:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Thank you to everyone for the help, encouragement...

Thank you to everyone for the help, encouragement and kind words. Hopefully I'll start a new thread on the first (mis)adventure in her.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-26-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Chuck, I used clear satin stain on all the...

Chuck,
I used clear satin stain on all the wood. it will naturally darken some over the years.

as far as the formica wall, you sould be able to do it just like a counter top. all of my walls...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-25-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Nearly complete!

we are just a couple days away from our maiden voyage after 3+ years of "fun" doing all the repairs. My wife has been diligently sewing away and finished the cushions and curtains. these pictures...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-27-2011, 09:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
unfortunately the two pictures of the bathroom...

unfortunately the two pictures of the bathroom cover the entire bathroom. It was originally a half-bath, so when you step in you are standing in the shower pan. I took a lot of time and planning to...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 03-27-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,211
Posted By Olielulu
Looks nice. What thickness and weight foam did...

Looks nice. What thickness and weight foam did you use? I'm getting ready to do both of mine and I'm not surewhat would work best. It looks like I have the same plans for getting rid of that third...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-27-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
pictures?

let's see if the pictures will load today.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-27-2011, 01:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
I guess the pictures didn't load. I guess I'll...

I guess the pictures didn't load. I guess I'll try again tomorrow
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-27-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Getting a lot closer.

Progress has been slow, but it has been progress. The bathroom is nearly complete. just need a few finishing touches. water system is completely operational and leak free (finally) New water tank...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-14-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
I finally have all the bedroom framing together....

I finally have all the bedroom framing together. the bathroom is still unfinished, but the walls are in, I just have to make a new cabinet and install the pooper.
While installing the piping for...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-18-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
plywood is definitely stronger. It has grains...

plywood is definitely stronger. It has grains going both directions to help stabilize. when my panels are glued together, they flex quite a bit in the direction of the grain, but not so much...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-17-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
I'm using plain old elmers white wood glue. Even...

I'm using plain old elmers white wood glue. Even with all the fancy glues out there, it is still one of the strongest longest lasting glues.

our plans are to put a light stain on then coat it...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-15-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
still moving. put in the marmoleum floor and...

still moving. put in the marmoleum floor and covered immediately with cardboard from all the other parts I have bought. onto fabricating new bulkheads. my plan is to use all the old bulkheads and...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 07-07-2010, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,854
Posted By Olielulu
let's see if I can explain without making it more...

let's see if I can explain without making it more confusing.

The city water inlet and the pump discharge tee into the same line so that you can run off either one without having to have...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-06-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Thanks Malcom. Well I finally fot all...

Thanks Malcom.


Well I finally fot all the interior skins in. what a pain in the rear! about a third of the original rivets were not even attached to the ribs. really close, but not quite...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-04-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
still working

it's been a while since I posted any progress. it has been slow, but I am finally putting on interior skins.
Before insulating, i fixed all the leaks, and tested with water hose. Amazing how many...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 02-03-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,847
Posted By Olielulu
I would have said to look in the refrigerator to...

I would have said to look in the refrigerator to see if the lights come on.:D
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 02-01-2010, 10:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,352
Posted By Olielulu
A quick test you can do is bypass all of the...

A quick test you can do is bypass all of the culprits by making a suicide cord. Remove the female end from an extension cord (while it is unplugged is preferable) and disconnect the main power in at...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-31-2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,352
Posted By Olielulu
the power on circuit was just that. it just sent...

the power on circuit was just that. it just sent power to a light to the control panel to let you know the univolt was energized.

Any luck with the power today?

do you have a volt/ohm...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 01-30-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,352
Posted By Olielulu
I'm going to make a guess that the 30 amp breaker...

I'm going to make a guess that the 30 amp breaker is the main power breaker. if it has power in and out, but none of the other breakers have power coming out, than it may be a bad or non-existant...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-30-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,568
Posted By Olielulu
I pulled all my panels and rolled them up inside...

I pulled all my panels and rolled them up inside the trailer, and duct taped them. the rolls were small enough for one person to move them in and out of the door. no snaking through the door and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-30-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,800
Posted By Olielulu
I agree with 2airishuman. This is definitely a...

I agree with 2airishuman. This is definitely a decision you will have to weigh out everything you want to put into it, and what you want to get out of it.

I had big dreams of camping...
Forum: General Interior Topics 07-29-2009, 11:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,444
Posted By Olielulu
I guess it all depends on how much work you want...

I guess it all depends on how much work you want to do. Some of the forum members have done it with the shell on and replaced it in sections, and others have taken the entire shell off to replace...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-04-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,099
Posted By Olielulu
I've been using the harbor freight variable speed...

I've been using the harbor freight variable speed polisher with a flannel buff pad from Lowes, but they have them at sears also. Sears also has the rouge for buffing. I'm using the red stuff...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-28-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
The whole area is growing pretty quickly. I live...

The whole area is growing pretty quickly. I live outside of town, and in the last few years, town has been moving closer to me.




It's a 1964 f100. bought it for $500 and it runs great.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-28-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
more pictures of the progress, and my "new" tow...

more pictures of the progress, and my "new" tow vehicle.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-28-2009, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
progress

Progress has been slow, but I have gotten somewhere since my last post. Work, rain (lots), too many projects, and lack of motivation have really been factors.
I finished putting on the new marine...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 03-25-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,637
Posted By Olielulu
The purple wire should be power for a vent fan...

The purple wire should be power for a vent fan according to the manual. the white should be ground.

I looks like at the rate you are moving along on your trailer, you'll be done in a couple...
Forum: Member Introductions 03-23-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,506
Posted By Olielulu
congratulations

Welcome to the forums. You'll find a lot of good stuff here.

I also have a 72 tradewind 25'. I've had it for almost 2 years now and haven't actually taken it out on a trip yet. I completely...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 08-24-2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By Olielulu
solution

the best solution for all of this is to buy a really good stereo system and turn it up louder than the noise that the engine is making!

Ignorance is bliss.:lol:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-24-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,063
Posted By Olielulu
I agree that you will not find anything relating...

I agree that you will not find anything relating to floor rot, although you may find a bunch of other things and decide "I should fix that since I've got it this far" Be careful, It's like a giant...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-03-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
finally a little progress

After staring at my trailer and trying to think of things to do to it, I have finally made a lttle progress. the frame is sandblasted and Por-15'd. after sitting in the su for a wile the silver paint...
Forum: Our Community 05-31-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7,425
Views: 1,182,304
Posted By Olielulu
A boat. I'm in the Coast Guard, and we get to do...

A boat. I'm in the Coast Guard, and we get to do a lot of travel to unique places.
Forum: Our Community 05-30-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7,425
Views: 1,182,304
Posted By Olielulu
Dutch Harbor, Alaska

So I was walking around Dutch Harbor and came across this airstream. it appears that someone is still living in it. It's an island, so at some point it was shipped out there. Note the strap over the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-29-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
back at it

Well, after being gone for two months, I have started back into the repairs. I got everything off the frame, and it is now at the sandblaster, and the POR15 is on the way. Luckily, the majority of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-25-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
wow

Now I think maybe I don't have it tied down enough. I could probably get a discount on tiedowns if I by them in a pack of 100!!!:D
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-23-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
The link on post 25 didn't work. I went to the...

The link on post 25 didn't work. I went to the companies web site and didn't find any rivet shavers there. is it similar to the one in post 24? $20 is definitely better than $200.:)
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-23-2008, 12:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
The Split-up

It is officially in two big pieces now. I got the shell off with no problems, thanks to all the information on these forums. I found all the hidden rivets and cut them off from the inside with a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-20-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
gotta love Harbor freight! I plan on getting one...

gotta love Harbor freight! I plan on getting one of those once I start putting the inside back together.
I have some olympic rivets, I just figured that since I have it easily accessable, I might...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-20-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Thanks. That's a lot of information!! I do...

Thanks.
That's a lot of information!! I do believe that I am going to do the foil insulation in one form or another. I won't be getting to it until this summer. I will be gone for a couple months...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-17-2008, 12:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Jim, how well did it work in the winter? That's...

Jim, how well did it work in the winter? That's my big concern. I'm thinking about using it along with some other insulation. Probably the blue Dow styrofoam.

Thanks, Mike
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-16-2008, 11:44 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Thanks

Thanks PizzaChop. :)
Reading your thread and you pictures on replacing your rear floor inspired me to tackle this project.
After pulling half of my interior out to replace the rear floor, I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-16-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Cleaned and almost ready to seperate

The trailer is gutted with the exception of the wiring. I pressure washed the interior and did a quick inspection to see what else I can spend money on. I have found evidence of a harsh life for this...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-14-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
more "progress"

So, I’ve got all the cabinetry out of the trailer and will be moving on to removing the interior sheathing and insulation to start chasing down leaks. Just removing all of the interior has pointed me...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-14-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
the work grows

Well, (I know a deep subject for such a shallow mind) I got back to removing more of the stuff in preparation to replace the rear floor, and at some point during the process, I decided that it...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-12-2008, 10:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
sink repair

Andy, Is there a thread somewhere on sink repair, or do you know a good way to repair it? I was thinking I was going to just have to make a whole new sink and counter out of something else (stainless...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-10-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,045
Posted By Olielulu
Rear floor replacement

Well, I've been reading the forum for about 6-7 months now since I bought my 72 tradewind. I've had a chance to do some minor repairs using the threads that have been posted. Without this forum, I...
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