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Old 04-03-2012, 01:17 PM   #41
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more pics of the under belly. glad that bits over. not really got any experience of metal. so really happy its done. tomorrow we flip it back over and try and realign the two bits. i have put supports on to stop the caravan rocking'. had to weld new angle to chassis to take these. post more as we rejoin.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:06 PM   #42
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hi all, underbelly now complete photos to follow. then the big flip over! quick question does any one know the correct door lock for this trailer. thanks greg
Greg, The belly pan looks great, nice to have that done! I haven't finished the center section of mine yet. I will try to get a picture of my lock for you tonight but here is a link with a couple pictures: VintageCampers.com :: Vintage Campers, Vintage Trailers, Vintage Parts, Vintage Restorations

Originals are pretty pricey$$
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:08 PM   #43
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just had a close look at the photos posted. it looks better in the flesh. light makes it look uneven!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:10 PM   #44
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Thanks tinman. really appreciated. seems to me the whole experience is pricey!! lovin gthe excuse to escape to the trailer though!
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:15 PM   #45
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Tinman. Also looking at your storage compartments last night. really great idea. think i will adopt it for mine.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:45 PM   #46
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Thanks tinman. really appreciated. seems to me the whole experience is pricey!! lovin gthe excuse to escape to the trailer though!
My wife will be happy when the bills stop coming, I don't think she shares the excitement of finding another trailer And if I don't have a trailer to work on I may have time to actually go camping! The storage compartments were fun to make, pretty time consuming but everything is, 2 of the six are used up with water and electric. The Cruiser is biggest project besides building a house that I have done and for the most part has been pretty good. I look forward to watching your project progress!
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:55 PM   #47
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Guys, you are about to start experiencing guilt. You will feel guilty for how much you get out of the little money you spent. Trust me on this, we will be sitting around campfire and you will be forced to admit I am right.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #48
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Guys, you are about to start experiencing guilt. You will feel guilty for how much you get out of the little money you spent. Trust me on this, we will be sitting around campfire and you will be forced to admit I am right.
I can feel that coming Frank, I already wish I could have spent more on some things but at the time that's what I had to work with. Life changes everyday so we have to go with flow! I am looking forward to another trailer or series of trailers. The Cruiser was been much more fulfilling to work on then all the disposable white boxes we had previously.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:31 AM   #49
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camp fire seems a bit of a distant thought at the moment. although i have a holiday booked in this mid july. to top it all its raining this morning and we were going to flip it today. oh well onwards and upwards.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:18 PM   #50
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did it got the two parts back together. took some wangling but all went ok. really happy got most of the buck rivet in and it didn't rain to much. now water fighting it as the next job. great feeling.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:14 PM   #51
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first photo flipping the chassis back over. trimmed the wheel arches tonight before it rained. still got this problem with the step. photos i have seen seem to splay out under the door. would love to see same shot as i have taken but on a finished one. anyone got any links. going well when i get any time.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:15 PM   #52
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rivets and arch.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:18 AM   #53
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all coming along now. got all the first fix wiring done. amazing how much cable goes into one trailer. got 240v sockets and lights. 12v lights, stereo, pump, water heater, fridge back up. and then all the 12v exterior lights. insulation went in yesterday. next main job is refitting all the interior panels. trying not to forget anything on my way through. finally figured a way round the step issue. will post more pics soon. working mainly nights and weekends at the moment.
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Old 04-28-2012, 11:46 PM   #54
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hi all, does anyone know if this part no will fit the 1954 safari wheels. i heard that it is the same part.
Chevs of the 40s: BIS-50020 - BILLET ALUMINUM WHEELS - KNOCK-OFF CENTER CAPS. LEGACY, SMOOTH (SET OF 4)
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:24 AM   #55
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polishing.

hi all, got a problem with the finish. started polishing the other day. got marks and scratches all over my beauty. is there a way to remove these or are they there for good. thinking about wire wool. but bit reluctant. The marks seem to stand out more now they have filled up with polish a bit. i understand that it is impossible to take the aluminium back to it former glory completely but as close as i can get would be great. any advise. thanks
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:57 AM   #56
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polishing

Started the big polish. very dinked underneath, started at one stage, to wish i had left the patina there. but we are getting there now. 600 wet and dry followed by 1000. then about 5 or 6 goes with a heavy mop and polish gets us to the end of the first cut. result are getting to be good. amazing how it show up all the imperfections. 12v wiring in and tested today. all looks good. windows are all out polished and ready to go back in. really in need of a small front window as one of mine is very badly damaged. anyone know of one?? see the photos. gasket has turned up from VTS. tasks seem endless but gradually making progress. not even started the fit out yet. recon on about 4 weeks polishing. and we are one in. made a control panel for the 12v system and 240v lights going for the retro look. it has been added to since this pic with some more switches and a amp meter. had the door off and back on again. really bad corrosion behind hinge had to put in a patch. also patched up the old roof flue and fridge vent. onwards and upwards.
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:11 PM   #57
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Not sure which window you are referring to? Here is a selection of windows. http://vintagecampers.com/parts.php?...ts&sub=Windows
Polish looks good, Ours has a lot of the same pitting also.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:57 PM   #58
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Thanks for your help again Tinman. the one i need
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is out of stock. real shame.
more polishing today really starting to take shape.
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Old 05-10-2012, 03:36 PM   #59
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door

pics of first cut on the door and one side window. still need to sort he handle.
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rear lights for a safari 65

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