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Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-12-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,717
Posted By jballauer
re: Shell fit and ride height...

Monza:

Good to see some progress. I'm still spinning my wheels on mine, but looks like I'm gonna be able to make a little headway soon.

My shell fit a little snug in some places as well. I...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 04-10-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,084
Posted By jballauer
Glad to see you back at it! It looks beautiful! ...

Glad to see you back at it! It looks beautiful!

The build never works to plan. I'm still stuck on mine as well. I have run my electrical, but I can't find time to do insulation and put the...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 12-21-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,084
Posted By jballauer
Glad to hear...

...you are okay from Harvey. Looking forward to more updates. For myself, I have the shell back on my '72 and will be rerunning electrical over Christmas break. Still haven't started that build...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-16-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,334
Posted By jballauer
Lagunitas...nice! You have good taste in beer. ...

Lagunitas...nice! You have good taste in beer. Really great work on the laminations...I plan to do something similar on my rebuild.
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-07-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,084
Posted By jballauer
Just start drilling out every rivet you see. ...

Just start drilling out every rivet you see. There are some tricks with the toilet, so you'll want to be careful.

One of the things about demo is that if it is TRULY free, it will release...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-07-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By jballauer
I concur...both cases are typical. I will be...

I concur...both cases are typical. I will be addressing the water inlet issue in my rebuild, as that bothers me like crazy...even so, I'd never want to drink the tank water.

No need for...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-07-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By jballauer
Inquiring minds want to know!

Inquiring minds want to know!
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-07-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,084
Posted By jballauer
Sub-floor...

...yeah, like Monza, I think that subfloor is looking really good. Just be certain that it is indeed captured underneath the shell walls...sometimes, people just lay new plywood over the old. But...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-07-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,084
Posted By jballauer
Okay, I guess I better get my build thread...

Okay, I guess I better get my build thread started!!!
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 07-24-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By jballauer
I too am renovating a 1972 Tradewind, twin-bed...

I too am renovating a 1972 Tradewind, twin-bed version just like yours. My shell should be back on by the end of this week.

It's a lot of work...but it's fun! Good luck with your build.
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Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 07-24-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By jballauer
Nice! Looking forward to following your...

Nice! Looking forward to following your thread. I have a 1972 Tradewind myself, mid-twin bed version. I'm a little ahead of you in the renovation, so if you have some questions please let me...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 07-24-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,717
Posted By jballauer
Hey, Monza: Great thread! I too am...

Hey, Monza:

Great thread! I too am renovating a 1972 Tradewind, though mine was the rear-twin version. I'm keen to see what you are doing.

I began my shell-off demo in 2013, but only...
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