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Old 06-23-2011, 10:19 PM   #941
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Ok, ignore the swirl marks on the 1st pass on the polish, as soon as the rest of my nuvite stuff comes in the mail Monday I'll finish the polishing, but check out the new shoes... rechromed baby moons from the forums classifieds, powder coated stock rims and new tires...

Megan has the curtains and cushions done, all the water system is done, well except I have yet to test the pressure tank, will do that this weekend. All the fresh water lines tested, as are the waste lines and black tank, new toilet, shower etc.
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:55 AM   #942
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Love the picture of the baby on the seat. My absolute favorite pictures of our kids are with them sitting on the couches/twins in the middle of our Overlander. Or better yet, lying down and napping on them!

Looking good, not far to go now.

-Marcus

Definately Marcus, Jason, our 4 year old has been spending a lot of time in the trailer "helping" me by handing plumbing fittings, or touring neighbors/friends stopping by to say hello. Will be fun to have some family time in it next weekend!
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:52 AM   #943
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Scott, Your restoration is so accurate except for some hidden items that no one is going to worry about a little trim. Are you going to bring some red sand you found in the belly? Where could it be from???????
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Old 06-24-2011, 04:50 AM   #944
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Steve, your trailer looks fab!! Can't wait to see it on the road some day! I like the baby moons too!
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Old 06-25-2011, 08:34 PM   #945
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Scott, I highly recommend Marti. As Marcus said, she does great work at an excellent price. You will be very happy. She can also make window awnings if desired.
Ordered Sunday night... look what arrived today..

More pictures to come this evening. Couch ends cleaned up, supports rebuilt and installed, kitchen overhead cabinet doors reinstalled with catches rebuilt, lots of trim installed on cabinets etc. 2 wardrobe doors reskinned, and right now working on the pantry divider and shelves. Goal is tomorrow to have all the cabinet work done so Megan can start unloading all the tradewind's boxes from the shed and move in to all the cabinets and drawers while I finish up the rest of the cosmetics and mechanical lose ends.
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:48 PM   #946
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Another 14 hours working on the trailer.... thank goodness we're on summer break!

- Pantry shelves built and installed.
- tub area sealed, vanity trimmed out
- sliders installed in upper cabinets, w/latches and reinstalled
- lower drawers under couch hardware installed
- refrigerator panel cut, painted, and installed
- water heater wired and tested (makes great hot water)
- back hehr vent fan motor replaced, new switch wired, trim back up
- couch reading light wired for 12v and 110 bulbs
- pantry and wardrobe doors installed including latches
- astro dome lifters replaced, screen repaired and installed


The to do list:

- finish dinette drawer hardware
- make final connection at pressure tank and test pump
- replace glass and weatherstrip on 2 windows
- build water heater outside door
- finish troubleshooting oven pilot light/burner adjustment
- install sink cabinet latches
- build cabinet door for below fridge
- install door threshold
- install latch on fridge access door
- build track mount for bathroom curtain
- install all the new lifters for the windows
- install the anti-sway bars on this trailer
- finish cleaning/polishing
- test out our new awning
- finish removing glue residue from the table top (a contact paper freak owned this at one point).
- wire up new emergency brake switch

I think I'll be close, 4 days left!
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Old 06-26-2011, 08:51 PM   #947
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You are doing such a great job!
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She looks BEAUTIFUL!!!! I'm soooo jealous, you are finishing and I'm just starting! Have fun and keep the pictures coming.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:10 PM   #949
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before....

ok here's a look back...
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ok here's a look back...
Thanks. That just ruined it for me.

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Old 06-26-2011, 10:00 PM   #951
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Sorry Brad!! Couldn't help it. Was moving pictures into the album and that had a very similar file name. Forgot just how bad it was. Thanks Vaughan & Shelly!
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No problem Scott. I'm sure glad you could see through all of the mess and missing items in the beginning to see the finished product. Some folks think that "all it takes is time and money" but it takes more than that. It takes the vision to see the diamond in the rough; to see it as a canvas that needs restoring back to original only better. You'd done a marvelous recreation of the original and I'll just bet that when you're able to get out on the road and let it all sink in and relax, you'll be grinning from ear to ear with a strong sense of accomplishment as well you should. Kudos to you!!

You still needing some Byam hooks?

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Old 06-26-2011, 11:42 PM   #953
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No problem Scott. I'm sure glad you could see through all of the mess and missing items in the beginning to see the finished product. Some folks think that "all it takes is time and money" but it takes more than that. It takes the vision to see the diamond in the rough; to see it as a canvas that needs restoring back to original only better. You'd done a marvelous recreation of the original and I'll just bet that when you're able to get out on the road and let it all sink in and relax, you'll be grinning from ear to ear with a strong sense of accomplishment as well you should. Kudos to you!!

You still needing some Byam hooks?

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Thanks Brad, yeah we're starting to feel good about things, though the stress isn't going away until everything is really ready for this weekend. Megan finished sewing the last edges on the couch today, and this evening I actually put away enough tools that she could put it in place.

Yeah we're still looking for a few hooks to cover the holes from missing ones. Still not available at VTS. Please keep an eye out for me!
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Help!!

So we have great working burners on the cooktop, but having oven issues.

The red circle (thermostat/oven control) and what I believe to be the gas control for the oven (green circle)

Lit the pilot lights for the oven and the burners. Burners each light correctly.

turned on the oven, after about 30 seconds the oven turned on, we celebrated, however I turned the oven control to off, and the oven kept going. Not sure where to even go from here. Any suggestions?
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Exciting day, did a quick pass with the cyclo, have lots more polishing to do this summer, but it looks pretty good from about 25 feet.

Megan was able to move most of the camping gear that was in storage after selling the 69. Feels good to see stuff going in and the shed getting empty.

Got the water heater door built and installed as inspired from the earlier forums thread.
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Your trailer is looking great Scott. Nice work. Hope you guys have a great trip.
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WOW!! That looks great, all of it does and not just the new water heater door. Now go back and look at some of your first pictures in this thread. What a transformation. It BEE nice. Enjoy your trip.

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Old 07-05-2011, 08:37 PM   #958
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first rally, first night/trip in 8671 since we took it on. No major mechanical issues over the 5 days. Met lots of great people, saw many awesome trailers too.

Jon Goldman was there, his parents were on the caravan. He came back during open house and let me hold and look at the plaque that all trailers received. Flyfshr has been helping with recreating it, but was amazing to hold. nearly 1/4" thick solid brass, with threaded studs that go all the way through the trailer, and sure enough it lined up with the "ghost" on the outside of the trailer and we realized there were matching rivet holes on the inside too where it used to bolt in.

I'm hoping that we can make a nearly exact replica for our trailer and the other ATW trailer owners that want one too.
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So glad you were able to get out and spend a few nights on the road with the 8671. Yea, I've also held one of those. The one I held was PeeWee's and it was amazing just how thick it was. You got better pictures than I did though.

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Hey Brad, how's the new gig going? Have you had any chance to take a look at that artwork for Steve? I sure appreciate all your hard work on it.

Does anyone out there know who baught the Around the World Caravan poster off the forums classifieds? Joe didn't, I didn't, but hoping whoever did would entertain letting it be copied full size for those of us that weren't so lucky.
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