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Old 11-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #641
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Thanks for the info Vernon! The lighting does look really nice!. I think that the 20/80 split is worth trying since you'll just be jumpering the wires a little differently.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #642
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One of the things that I finally decided to do...remove the roof mounted antenna...got done yesterday. I don't have a photo of it but the style is one of those that expands when it's cranked up. It was mounted toward the rear of the roof and I want the space for a Solar Panel.

We do watch a bit of Television from time-to-time so I'm going to adapt it to a front mount like was orginally on the camper. The mounts are still here but the mast and element is long gone...the PO used it as a flag pole. The rotator is non-functional (I need the interior crank/assembly and some good rubber wheels to fix that) so It will be truly manual...

I bead blasted the parts and Volia! the original decal is still there...

Anyone know of a source for the missing parts?
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:58 PM   #643
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Vernon,
I've done some search engine work on the internet and struck out. I wonder if you called someone like Colin Hyde on the phone if he could steer you in the right direction.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:35 PM   #644
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Lots of liitle things were done today...
I removed the interior window trim (it was just cleco'd) and Mrs Hiho painted the orginal window structure. They had 1/2 dozen layers of laytex so we wire brushed them smooth before painting.

I finally installed the vent trim rings I got from beckybillrae.

The AIRSTREAM logos are now sealed and riveted.

The antenna rotator parts are now riveted back on (a little bird tells me that there might be some of the missing parts coming available...)

The aluminum front window cover is stripped and rivet back on.

The second ceiling lamp has LED's installed, it may get mounted tomorrow.

Gee, that aint much of a result for 8 hours...
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:45 PM   #645
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Hmm. It can be like that sometimes. Work your tail off all day and then when you write it all down it doesn't sound like much.
Keep it up Vernon, we're cheering you on to the finish!

(there is no finish, but we'll keep cheering!)

P.S. Have you considered the coefficient of friction for the old TV antenna?
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:59 PM   #646
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One advantage to having family over for thanksgiving is having a few extra hands to hold up stuff. This worked well for mounting the kitchen overhead cabinet. The gas lamp is really cool but I think we will need to replace the black outlet cover behind the glass door. It kinda sticks out a bit.

The roller shades are installed, now I get to build the valence covers.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:42 PM   #647
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Vernon,
The curved cherry cabinets with the near-chrome look of the aluminum interior skins rreally have a nice vintage yet modern look! I think that you good folks are "knocking the ball out of the park" with Dolly!

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Old 11-23-2012, 08:26 AM   #648
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So very pretty, Vernon!
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #649
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Lots of little things...

The vent hood and exhaust fan were functional, but nasty...

Everything has been taken apart, cleaned and will be refinished. The motor was first, followed by the blower wheel and housing. They are done and ready for reassembly. The hood is sanded and primed.

I removed the door from my stove and carried it to the paint store...their hi-tech color match system billed me $36 for a kustom quart of paint, a rattle can of brown primer and a gallon of mineral sprits. Now I need a few hours of warm sunshine to spray. "warm" and "hours of sunshine" are pretty rare at this time of year
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:37 PM   #650
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Now I need a few hours of warm sunshine to spray. "warm" and "hours of sunshine" are pretty rare at this time of year
Vernon,
I'm not sure about the sunshine part, but in the part of the country where I grew up (East Tennessee) a fella could buy some moonshine most any time if he knew the right folks, what to say, what not to say, etc. The moonshine was flexiable and not dependent upon the weather!

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #651
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Vernon... The moonshine was flexiable and not dependent upon the weather!

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That is what I'm using for paint thinner since my 'shine vendor called and said his copper/lead radiator batch didn't pass the health dept tests (he pay's them under the table to test it) and I should pour it out... NO WAY!

It also makes for a great "P"trap anti freeze...

Just kiddin' of course...
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #652
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Catching up on some details...

The Vent Hood is painted and installed, I forgot how loud these squirrel cage blowers are but wow, it moves some air!

Rails are installed for the door shelves. I'm still looking for a local supply of 13/16" wide aluminum edge trim for the actual shelf faces.

The 1st valence is built and installed. It hides the roller blind quite nicely.
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Looking good. How are you attaching the valances to the wall. Are there brackets internal? The fabric is also a nice touch.
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Looking good. How are you attaching the valances to the wall. Are there brackets internal? The fabric is also a nice touch.
Brackets...hummm...Ya' know the old saying 'when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail'?

Well, All I had was a drill...
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I thought you might have routed a keyhole in the back. Are the tops enclosed? Sure looks like a good place to put an LED strip light for some indirect lighting. I'm thinking on stealing this idea for my GT. Do you mind because as they say "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
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I thought you might have routed a keyhole in the back. Are the tops enclosed? Sure looks like a good place to put an LED strip light for some indirect lighting. I'm thinking on stealing this idea for my GT. Do you mind because as they say "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
Tops are enclosed (on edit, the top of the valence is open)...I didn't even think of a key hole!!! Use it on your GT? Heck, stop by and I'll give you a hand...

I actually have several feet of an LED strip remaining, the thought of indirect lighting has crossed my mind...
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Next time I'm in you area I'll stop by. Spending 6 weeks in Nashville this spring I 'll wave at you when we fly over.
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Dolly's outing...

A year ago, Dolly went 'hunt-camping' as a metal tent.

This year she was much more comfortable, grey and black systems worked great....

Temps are crazy high, like 70 degrees.

Bass were biting at least!
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Tonight I turned what is hopefully the last of the cherry tubes. This one is 22" long and will be quartered then glued into 44" 90 and 45 degree sections. I took time to saw and align the sections so when glued, the grain will match at the joint.

I guess this is the offical start of the curb side cabinetry...the last of the 'big stuff'

Also...It turned cold yesterday so this is the 3rd winter of working on Dolly
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Vernon,
The tube looks really good! You are encouraging me to do the first wood turning that I will have done in years in the next couple of days. My wife has an antique poplar rolling pin that belonged to her mother and grandmother. The handle on one side broke off several decades ago and I bought some poplar today that I'm planning to turn into a replica handle and glue in. I'll make a dowel about 1" in diameter and about 8" long. Then I plan to center bore the rolling pin with a 1" hole about 3" deep and tapered on the other end to match the other handle.

Dolly is a first class project!

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