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Old 05-13-2005, 09:39 PM   #1
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Reworking Trailer

My wife Mary and I have a 61 Safari and have stripped most of it out. We are replacaing a bit of the front floor and are welding in a new front metal plate. I am going to redo the water and electric. Mary has done the windows, curtains and cushions. Just wondered what your experiences were like.

Once I started tearing stuff out it has not been too bad. In the beginning I was way to concerned about breaking something. Now I just let her rip. We may hire a Zolatone dealer to repaint the interior. Probably got another two month before she is back on the road.

Would like to hear about your trailer.

My wife has blogged about our adventures.
http://toastertales.blogspot.com/

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Old 05-13-2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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I love your blog! One of these days I'll get enough time to figure out how to start one myself. The interior is totally out of my '67 Safari right now and I was about to start on my floor but got waylayed by windows (and the gaskets that subsequently needed to be ordered that just came in today). It's also planting season up here and I need to get some of that done before I can get going again...so it might just have to wait for another weekend. Keep up the great work! Diane
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Old 05-14-2005, 05:15 AM   #3
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My wife is the writer. And photographer! She does windows also and while it took a little while they were not that difficult. The window she is working on now has a broken corner and she if going to aluma-weld it today. I will let you know how it turns out.

We have a friend coming over today to weld a big hunk o' metal to our frame, then we can start replacing the floor.

The aluminum bug is hard to shake!
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Old 05-14-2005, 05:23 AM   #4
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You guys have a great site. Nice job on the blog! We check it out often! You are so right about the Aluminum bug! Some of our friends just shake their heads when the hear what we are doing with an "old' trailer, then they look at! We keep a website going for our restorations as well. Check it out when you can find time away from the project. I'm sitting here having my coffee waiting for it to warm a up a bit so I can FINISH the polishing today!

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Old 05-14-2005, 05:57 AM   #5
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Great Site

You guys have a really crazy site. Lots of pictures. I really liked the Impala. I am thinking one day to get a 1963 Ford Galaxy to tow our trailer.

This is our first trailer, so we will see how it turns out. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 05-14-2005, 07:10 AM   #6
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Awesome site and awesome work on your trailer. I wish I had documented (blogged) more of my renovation as I went after seeing your site. Keep at it, can't wait to see more.

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I'm sitting here having my coffee waiting for it to warm a up a bit so I can FINISH the polishing today!
Interesting what changes in latitudes can do ... I have to get out at first light so I can get work done on mine before ~ 11-11:30 when it gets too hot.

Saw your other post of the polishing - WOW - nice job. Can't believe that I am approaching 30 hours in cleaning just the interior (first in 20 years) of my newly acquired '65 and am only 1/2 way there.

I guess that polishing is just easy - huh?
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I am dreading polishing. I would love to get our trailer done in seven days. That will have to wait for next year. Your trailer looks great.
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Interesting what changes in latitudes can do ... I have to get out at first light so I can get work done on mine before ~ 11-11:30 when it gets too hot.

Saw your other post of the polishing - WOW - nice job. Can't believe that I am approaching 30 hours in cleaning just the interior (first in 20 years) of my newly acquired '65 and am only 1/2 way there.

I guess that polishing is just easy - huh?
Thanks!
Once it got to 51º I was out there yesterday. I must be possesed! (or to much cafine) It went much easier than I had imagined. I was lucky the finish must not have been that bad.
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That looks great! Man you had your work cut out for you with that (original) finish!
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