Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #601
Rivet Master
 
Steve Bryant's Avatar

 
1991 34' Limited
Wichita , Kansas
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 816
Images: 7
Vernon, I think that the refrigerator concept will work just fine. I think that you're smart to test the proof of concept with the dorm refrigerator first.

What kind of paint are you using on the end caps?

Steve
Steve Bryant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 07:36 AM   #602
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Bryant View Post
Vernon, ...What kind of paint are you using on the end caps?

Steve
Home Depot stuff...Satin

It covers pretty good on this 50 year old fiberglass
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Fake Bear.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	262.8 KB
ID:	167906  
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 11:01 AM   #603
Rivet Master
 
Steve Bryant's Avatar

 
1991 34' Limited
Wichita , Kansas
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 816
Images: 7
Thanks Vernon, looks like the Home Depot stuff is working well! I'm going to have to do some repair on my rear interior end cap once I get some more stuff put back together. I don't think that I'll have to do any painting, though.

Steve
Steve Bryant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #604
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Mrs HiHo painted the inside of the cabinet with the other color tonight. So far, I'm liking this!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2049428940.jpg
Views:	155
Size:	332.3 KB
ID:	167962  
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #605
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Here's something I was surprised to see. The original closet doors are hollow core...so...I will make the replacement ones hollow also!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Original Door.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	329.5 KB
ID:	168295   Click image for larger version

Name:	Thick Door.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	335.1 KB
ID:	168296  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Holler Door.jpg
Views:	140
Size:	352.9 KB
ID:	168297   Click image for larger version

Name:	NeuDoor.jpg
Views:	134
Size:	263.7 KB
ID:	168298  

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2012, 04:06 PM   #606
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
The closet doors are built and stained...I still have to mount the hinges and hang them.

The dinette is complete and installed, minus some hinges for the under-seat storage.

The kitchen cabinet is installed, drawers and doors are installed using all of the original handles/catches. I still have to finish the big round door, it's gonna take some extra reinforcements before I can install it.

Mrs HiHo likes it, thats what matters...

On Edit...We decided to switch to a darker brown plastic molding...I ordered it Thursday from VTS and it arrived SAT!!! WOW!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Almost kitchen.jpg
Views:	197
Size:	262.7 KB
ID:	168460  
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 07:30 AM   #607
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Curvy doors are a pain. I must have 20 hours in this stupid thing - kinda wonder if my head was screwed on tight when I decided to do this. I finally got the poly and hardware on it, now for some small rails on the interior shelves and it will be complete.

I am going to replace the plywood counter top. I've always had good luck with BC ply under formical but this stuff is warping like crazy. I guess I'm going to be forced to use a higher grade...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Closed Door.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	256.4 KB
ID:	168991   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bowed top.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	214.6 KB
ID:	168992  

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 07:47 AM   #608
Rivet Master
 
Steve Bryant's Avatar

 
1991 34' Limited
Wichita , Kansas
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 816
Images: 7
Vernon,
Add curvy doors to your list of things not to do again in the near future! Also, would you consider medium density fiberboard (MDF) for your counter top substrate? MDF has its own problems, but it might not warp like the plywood is doing. I think that even A-B plywood might warp in this application. What's framing the plywood counter top below to prevent warping? Maybe screwing it to some 1 X 3 cross pieces (counter joists so to speak) would add some backbone without adding weight.
Steve Bryant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 01:37 PM   #609
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve Bryant View Post
Vernon,
Add curvy doors to your list of things not to do again in the near future! Also, would you consider medium density fiberboard (MDF) for your counter top substrate? MDF has its own problems, but it might not warp like the plywood is doing. I think that even A-B plywood might warp in this application. What's framing the plywood counter top below to prevent warping? Maybe screwing it to some 1 X 3 cross pieces (counter joists so to speak) would add some backbone without adding weight.
The easy way to avoid the warpage is to laminate both the top & bottom of the substrate. Otherwise you end up with an unbalanced panel which will definitely warp. The top you made may be salvaged if it can be returned to a flat profile and then laminated with the same type of material used on the top.
Best of luck,
Rich the Viking
VIKING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #610
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
all of this warping is on bare, new plywood...Im not a fan of big box store lumber now days.

It actually twists the 1x3 cabinet structure to a point the doors-n-drawers don't wanna close properly...the biggest issue is the cant-er-lever part below the round sink, it is rolling up like a pringle chip.

so much for Lowes and Home Depot stuff...I'm headed back to the local owned store...

We did get the closet doors hung tonight...that was after removing the entire closet to replace the 'ivory' plastic bead molding with 'brown' plastic...
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #611
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,636
Images: 19
I had bad warping with plywood that I got from Lowes (I used it for the gaucho) I had to replace it (after struggling with the sliding mechanism forever!) I used fir plywood that I got from a family owned lumber yard instead. It's still nice & straight. I used Advantech for my table & plan to use it for the counter tops too. It has no voids at all & is really solid. I'm sure you'll figure it out! Your woodworking is GORGEOUS!!! I'm envious of your skills!
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #612
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,177
Lumber from Lowes or Home Depot is turned over so fast they are selling plywood that is not properly dried before its laid-up into sheets, and a lot of it comes from the pacific northwest where its a much wetter climate than the midwest or southwest. This adds to the warpage as the panel is drying from the outside-in and the top of the top sheet is always exposed to different moisture than the bottom of it is. Curved Plywood, Dieboards, Drumshells Aitwood Home Anderson international trading co has radiused plywood shells and panels of many different types and they are basically ready to apply a laminate or veneer to them. These can be amazing timesavers if your design can be made to work with their radiused panels.
Best to you,
Rich the Viking
VIKING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 04:52 PM   #613
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
I think I saw some 21/32 burch ply the other day, that may be what I use to replace the bowed counter top. I picked up the stove top. It, the knob panel and the grease pots are now silver powder coated. I will eventually get some new grease pots but so far, no luck on finding replacements.

Mrs HiHo picked out the fabrics and blinds, they will get ordered as soon as we can measure how much of the fabric we need.

Progress will slow for a few days, I am headed in to have retina surgery and they are kinda picky about how active I can be for a week or so post op.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Stove top painted.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	329.9 KB
ID:	169189  
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 06:34 PM   #614
Rivet Master
 
Steve Bryant's Avatar

 
1991 34' Limited
Wichita , Kansas
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 816
Images: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by HiHoAgRV View Post
I think I saw some 21/32 burch ply the other day, that may be what I use to replace the bowed counter top. I picked up the stove top. It, the knob panel and the grease pots are now silver powder coated. I will eventually get some new grease pots but so far, no luck on finding replacements.

Mrs HiHo picked out the fabrics and blinds, they will get ordered as soon as we can measure how much of the fabric we need.

Progress will slow for a few days, I am headed in to have retina surgery and they are kinda picky about how active I can be for a week or so post op.
Vernon,
All continues to look very good! I'm sure that you will, but be on your best behavior and follow the doctor's orders to the letter...other things can wait!

All my best,

Steve
Steve Bryant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 04:43 PM   #615
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
I wish Airstreams contained a little genie who would POP out when an owner starts to do something stupid...

It probably wouldn't have taken :10 minutes to remove the screen holders before slathering gobs of latex paint over them. Instead of taking the :10 to avoid painting them, a PO painted them and it took me 2 hours to remove it all. These little rascals have springs inside to hold tension, a bit of searching turned up ZERO possibility of just buying new ones. Bead blaster to the rescue...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	latex screen holders.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	105.3 KB
ID:	169266   Click image for larger version

Name:	Clean Screen holders.jpg
Views:	128
Size:	295.5 KB
ID:	169267  

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-08-2012, 09:27 PM   #616
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Still down and out after retina surgery but I thought I'd post the bath divider curtian...
1 1/4 wood rod with custom cherry hangers...
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Magic Curtian Ride.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	275.2 KB
ID:	169852   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bath curtian hanger.jpg
Views:	166
Size:	140.0 KB
ID:	169853  

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2012, 05:27 PM   #617
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,644
Images: 15
Very nice ! Hope you heal up soon
__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #618
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by reinergirl View Post
Very nice ! Hope you heal up soon
Thanks to everyone for the good wishes. The Doc says my retina is reattached, now we have to get the swelling down and the fluid off the back of my eye.

So, what is someone to do when they can't work on stuff? Simple...ORDER STUFF!!!

30 strips of aluminum that were sheared at a local sheetmetal shop from my stock...these will become the new interior window frames.

The Foam and Upolstery arrived, the blinds shipped today...

The cookie jar is empty so I gotta heal up so Mrs HiHo and I can get started working on this stuff
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Window frames.jpg
Views:	137
Size:	387.9 KB
ID:	170071   Click image for larger version

Name:	Softgoods.jpg
Views:	118
Size:	283.2 KB
ID:	170072  

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 03:34 PM   #619
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,901
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
$250 worth of foam and 3 burned up electric knives later...

Now we are in uncharted territory...upolstery work
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Letric knife.jpg
Views:	123
Size:	56.7 KB
ID:	170171   Click image for larger version

Name:	Cut Foam.jpg
Views:	176
Size:	65.1 KB
ID:	170172  

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie(RIP) -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy https://www.airforums.com/forums/f20...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly https://www.airforums.com/forums/f10...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2012, 05:56 PM   #620
Rivet Master
 
Steve Bryant's Avatar

 
1991 34' Limited
Wichita , Kansas
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 816
Images: 7
I like the looks of the cut foam! But remember, you said in your post of two days ago that the doc wanted you to wait til the swelling went down and the fluid was off the back of your eye ball. Take care of yourself.

Steve
Steve Bryant is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1963, overlander, restoration


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:38 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.