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Old 07-17-2004, 07:28 AM   #1
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'64 Bambi II restoration

We are very excited to have recently purchased a 1964 Bambi II and have begun our labor of love. Here is a "as found" photo.
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Buffing test

Here is our first glimpse of what a buffed trailer looks like...
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Intact wood cabinets

The interior cabinets are mostly intact...
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Old 07-17-2004, 07:40 AM   #4
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We are very excited to have recently purchased a 1964 Bambi II and have begun our labor of love. Here is a "as found" photo.
It's cute! Is that line I see in the photo on the left front of the trailer the radio antenna?
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Wow - looks like a (relatively) easy restoration. You'll have a great trailer when your done. If I remember you are using Rollite - what grades are you using?

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It's cute! Is that line I see in the photo on the left front of the trailer the radio antenna?
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Yes, it is the radio antenna. The antenna is quite long so it is set-up with two clips to hold it in place while traveling. The clips hold the antenna about 1/4" away from the side of the trailer so the antenna won't abrade the exterior skin.
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That antenna is for a CB radio - keeps you in touch with Wally
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Wow - looks like a (relatively) easy restoration. You'll have a great trailer when your done. If I remember you are using Rollite - what grades are you using?

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We are starting with the Rolite Pre-Polish as there is much oxidation.
Then we will use the Rolite metal polish and follow that with
Type AP-300 polish.
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Thats kinda what I figured - you will be pleased with the results.
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Restored bumper & hitch assembly

While hubby was working on the exterior skin, my job last weekend was to restore the bumper & hitch assembly. After steel brushing the loose rust away, I used POR-15 and the Stirling Silver topcoat. Here are "before" and "after" photos of the hitch assembly.
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looking good!

say, if you're still thinking of doing a pergo floor, I've got some samples of a very light oak finish, probably a very close match to those cabinets. I know you can get samples at the store, but they're small. I've got enough full size pieces to get a really good idea of what it would look like (left over from what I installed in my house).
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looking good!

say, if you're still thinking of doing a pergo floor, I've got some samples of a very light oak finish, probably a very close match to those cabinets. I know you can get samples at the store, but they're small. I've got enough full size pieces to get a really good idea of what it would look like (left over from what I installed in my house).
Cool! Thanks! Toss them in your trailer and I will take a look at them at the Region One rally.
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Cool! Thanks! Toss them in your trailer and I will take a look at them at the Region One rally.
will do.

Does hubby work in the city? I'm only 1.25 miles off of 95...would be real easy to swing by, if you frequent that route..
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Nice looking polish start.
Of course the painting result for the tongue looks perfect~!
Just can't beat that POR-15 combo..
I envy your interior cabinets~The wood looks so new..
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Great job--btw--how far does a can of Por-15 go? I just mail ordered a 6 pack of mini (4oz) cans. DH thinks it's far too little, though I don't know how much we'll need after the belly pan drops! The little cans seem to be a nice size--was I just stupid?

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PS, am heading up to the South Shore of MA next week...Anything going on up North that I can drop in on (trailerless)?
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PS, am heading up to the South Shore of MA next week...Anything going on up North that I can drop in on (trailerless)?
nothing on the Wally club calendars that I can see until the following week. region 1 rally aug 5-8.

stay away from Boston next week. DNC...the idiots are basically shutting off all access to the city from the north and south. its going to be an absolute nightmare. streets will be clogged with traffic, my guess is anywhere within 10 miles of the city. all for a stupid party with no significant purpose.
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will do.

Does hubby work in the city? I'm only 1.25 miles off of 95...would be real easy to swing by, if you frequent that route..
No, unfortunately, not. He works where ever there is a hospital emergency room computer problem with the dictation s/w equipment. Right now he is out in Madison Wisconsin for the week.
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Great job--btw--how far does a can of Por-15 go? I just mail ordered a 6 pack of mini (4oz) cans. DH thinks it's far too little, though I don't know how much we'll need after the belly pan drops! The little cans seem to be a nice size--was I just stupid?
I purchased a pint and used half of it on the bumper and hitch assembly. The catch with POR-15 is that you shouldn't work directly out of the can because it starts to set-up as soon as it is exposed to air. You should pour off into a separate container only what you can apply in 15-20 minutes. In thinking back on my application, I used approximately 4 oz for the bumper and then 4 more oz for the hitch assembly, so working directly out of the can might work for you if you think you will use all of the 4 oz up in one application.
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Great job--btw--how far does a can of Por-15 go? I just mail ordered a 6 pack of mini (4oz) cans. DH thinks it's far too little, though I don't know how much we'll need after the belly pan drops! The little cans seem to be a nice size--was I just stupid?Mary
PS, am heading up to the South Shore of MA next week...Anything going on up North that I can drop in on (trailerless)?
Mary,
We'd love to have you stop in~! But, I honestly could not ask you to drive thru the "Nuts" going on in Boston..Still, it's up to you!~
No rally or gatherings otherwise..
As far as the paint goes..Outside of maybe paying more for the lil cans..
I think it's the kinda of paint, where a little goes a long way~Really
I think you'll get by~Just follow their instructions on opening and closing the can~(Plastic sheets between the can and lid~works as per)
We'll be in-touch..
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The '64 Bambi II is probably one of the most sought after Airstreams in existence.
What's not to love?
Definitely not the right coach for family camping but an ideal collector's piece.
I'm jealous.
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