1979 31' Sovereign International - As found
Since we are so invested and are at the "no turning back" point, I figured it was time to start an actual blog on our progress.
In May 2009, we bought our AS and got it home without incident thanks to my father's great driving and hauling ability. We had no TV so had to bug him to not only check it out for us but later, drive 4 hours to pick it up and bring it the 2 hours to our home (very nice it was only 2 hours away from us though).
The evening it came home, we bought our TV! We ended up getting a used 2008 Ford F250 with towing package and our first vehicle with electric windows HAHA!
We started by cleaning the inside and removing all material items like the gaucho cover, custom curtains (not original and with no tracks, they had been removed), carpet and tile flooring and everything else that wasn't riveted down. Everything was in great shape for 30 years old.
Next, we made a decision that we would start with the outside, finishing that off this summer and save our money and start the inside this winter. Beth cleaned the 4 awnings, while I resewed one of them to repair the cord and some seams. I also re-hemed the tire skirts since they were frayed at the bottom. Beth and I both scotchbrighted the window frames, battery covers, door frame and stuff the was cast.
I started polishing the exterior skin in the beginning of June, starting with the AC roof area and while there, took the AC cover off, reinforced the plastic using some aluminum angle so the bolts holding it down were attached to aluminum which went through the entire thing. The plastic was starting to get brittle in places but once primed and painted, turned out well.
At this point, the AC cover is done and put back on, the roof polished 2/3 and the front endcap and around to, and including the door have been polished. I am very happy with the way it has polished up. Next week I hope to finish the curbside since I will have a few days out of work to focus on it.
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Posted 07-06-2009 at 10:17 PM by SWEET THING
Posted 07-09-2009 at 04:52 AM by pauluptime
Posted 07-26-2009 at 07:50 PM by Bowmans