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Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-05-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,059
Posted By Canlib
Your best solution would be to find a parts...

Your best solution would be to find a parts trailer and scrap it out. The over 28' models are getting cheaper all the time and the end caps are the same. With your wheel you can adjust the fit. ...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 04-24-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,677
Posted By Canlib
As well as the drill and bits, get a spring...

As well as the drill and bits, get a spring loaded centre punch to keep the bit from wandering off the rivets. if you are removing and replacing the interior you need a compressor and an air...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-02-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,159
Posted By Canlib
Done!

I've been feeling guilty about leaving this thread unfinished, so here's the end. The new aluminum inner shell was templated from the original pieces. I used the old panels for the new belly pan....
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-02-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 95,824
Posted By Canlib
Jeep Liberty CRD

The diesel Jeep tows my 68 Globetrotter just fine! The short vehicle and short reach on the trailer make backing tricky, but I manage...:o
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-31-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,374
Posted By Canlib
C'est la vie is certainly the right attitude. ...

C'est la vie is certainly the right attitude. There are more out there.

I can give you my opinion on 3 out of 4.

I think your cost estimate is correct.

Removing dent from aluminum is waaay...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-31-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,374
Posted By Canlib
Hi pckeen, I'm with Davidson. This is...

Hi pckeen,

I'm with Davidson. This is certainly a project, but you have a clean slate for the interior and gutting the trailer to that stage has saved you a lot of work.

I think when many...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-19-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,587
Posted By Canlib
Removal is available from Industrial Plastics and...

Removal is available from Industrial Plastics and Paints Industrial Plastics & Paints (https://www.ippnet.com).

Unfortunately the location closest to you is Calgary. Great product.... Maybe they...
Forum: Axles 02-02-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By Canlib
Get rid of them! See post 5 in my 68...

Get rid of them! See post 5 in my 68 Globetrotter thread.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-21-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By Canlib
Thanks for the advice! MEK worked like a charm...

Thanks for the advice! MEK worked like a charm with no haze or residue.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-19-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 789
Posted By Canlib
Cleaning new Alclad

I'm finishing the installation of my new interior skin and need some advice on cleaning the protective coating residue, grade markings and mill oil from the 2024 T3.

I've removed most of the black...
Forum: Shocks 11-08-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,328
Posted By Canlib
You want shocks. In the process of my off frame...

You want shocks. In the process of my off frame renovation of my Globetrotter my welder put the shock mounts in the wrong place so there was no shock travel so essentially no shocks. The trailer...
Forum: 1969-1971 Caravel 10-16-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Canlib
Tubeless tires are much less prone to blowouts...

Tubeless tires are much less prone to blowouts than the old tube type. I don't see much difference in dragging the tailer on the rim than on these silly bars. The frame damage on my trailer seems...
Forum: 1969-1971 Caravel 10-13-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Canlib
Check the photos of the frame damage they caused...

Check the photos of the frame damage they caused in my thread on the restoration of my 68 Globetrotter. My advice is to remove them ASAP!
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-02-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 932
Posted By Canlib
Free end caps

Not sure if anyone wants them but I have good interior end caps from my 68 GT. They seem too good to take to the dump but I have no use for them. They are in southern British Columbia.
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 09-21-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,159
Posted By Canlib
Back to the project

After moving and a year of home renovation, I'm finally back to the GT! Front and rear banana wraps are done, Fantastic fans are in, rough wiring is complete and the insulation is done. Starting on...
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 03-20-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 98,189
Posted By Canlib
Hey Steve- Island Girl is beautiful! I wish...

Hey Steve- Island Girl is beautiful! I wish spring would get here so I could get back to work on my GT. Thanks for the link to Fergies. I've been looking for someone with a louver press and I'm...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-31-2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,002
Posted By Canlib
Look!! stainless elevator bolts! Elevator bolts...

Look!! stainless elevator bolts! Elevator bolts at Bolt Depot (https://www.boltdepot.com/elevator-bolts.aspx)
Just found this tonight.

BTW I found no need to drill the elevator bolts into my...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 01-16-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,674
Posted By Canlib
I'd bet on a dead rodent either in the belly pan,...

I'd bet on a dead rodent either in the belly pan, inside a wall or still hidden somewhere in the interior. Nasty and lingering.
Forum: Electronics & Connectivity 01-07-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,714
Posted By Canlib
We have been using a Kobo for a while and love it...

We have been using a Kobo for a while and love it and the iPad is my favorite mobile device.
Got a color nook for Xmas and I'm dazzled. Now if B&N will support Canada life will be grand!
Even...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 01-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,774
Posted By Canlib
I'm with Globie. A hard finish on a soft wood is...

I'm with Globie. A hard finish on a soft wood is asking for trouble and making repairs to that finish is nearly impossible.
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 12-17-2010, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,506
Posted By Canlib
The pan is the part I cast in fiberglass off the...

The pan is the part I cast in fiberglass off the mould...the front lip is a 2 x4 ripped down with rounded edges.
Forum: Commercial Listings 12-17-2010, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,772
Posted By Canlib
He was selling them on Ebay last fall..my guess...

He was selling them on Ebay last fall..my guess is he brought in a container full from Europe and they are gone...
:sad:
You would think I'd learn...you snooze...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 12-17-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,506
Posted By Canlib
Custom fiberglass shower pan

I just finished an shower pan for the back corner of the Globetrotter and thought I would share what I learned.

I took a paper template of the curved wall and determined the best place for the...
Forum: Commercial Listings 12-16-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,772
Posted By Canlib
I've been trying to find a supplier for these...

I've been trying to find a supplier for these great looking products too, but with no success. I emailed SMEV yesterday and the told me to try Dometic. Dometic replied that SMEV products are not...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-13-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,624
Posted By Canlib
This worked well for me too. A few hard to get...

This worked well for me too. A few hard to get at spots I used my Fein Multimaster to plunge cut through the bolt. I used flat washers and nylocks and held the bolts with vice grips on the few that...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By Canlib
My 68 GT only has them on the first and last ribs.

My 68 GT only has them on the first and last ribs.
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 10-31-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,298
Posted By Canlib
Nice!!

Nice!!
Forum: Tow Vehicles 10-31-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Canlib
Welcome 2Stroke! I have only limited towing...

Welcome 2Stroke! I have only limited towing experience but my Jeep Liberty CRD seems just fine for the Globetrotter, so a Caravel or Bambi would be that much easier. A good hitch is on my 'list'.
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-27-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,392
Posted By Canlib
Bway and Barts have nailed your problem. My...

Bway and Barts have nailed your problem. My years of dealing with building department bureaucrats tells me you have a long expensive battle ahead of you to do what is really a simple thing. Save...
Forum: Our Community 10-25-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 660
Posted By Canlib
What do these numbers mean?

I spent some time this afternoon cleaning the emblem plates to prepare them for re-painting and I started wondering about the second set of numbers on the Airstream plate beside the door. The lower...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 10-25-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,159
Posted By Canlib
Thanks BWH. I used Olympics to replace the...

Thanks BWH.

I used Olympics to replace the skin...I did the work by myself, so bucking rivets would have been tricky ;)

I think I have read every post about wood end caps from Carlos...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-24-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Canlib
That one is way down the to-do list. Its a 1952...

That one is way down the to-do list. Its a 1952 Willys pickup that I only have the body for. The complete 1951 Willys is higher up the list, but once the GT is done and we are on the road....what...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-24-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Canlib
Yeah Chris....needs a little work!

Yeah Chris....needs a little work!
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 10-24-2010, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,159
Posted By Canlib
The next step

The aluminum arrived from Aircraft Spruce so I got the old skin off, bent ribs repaired and new skin installed.

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All that called for an adult beverage! (or two)

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Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-24-2010, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Canlib
Repair Follow-up

I used Andy's method to repair the bent ribs. I cut wood templates from the corresponding ribs on the other side, cut the rib at the bend, clamped on the template and riveted on the reinforcing...
Forum: Floor Finishes 10-20-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,684
Posted By Canlib
Lafuente...thanks for the tip on rubber! Looks...

Lafuente...thanks for the tip on rubber! Looks like a good option.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 10-15-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 844
Posted By Canlib
I agree D&M are great suppliers. I drove up to...

I agree D&M are great suppliers. I drove up to Lacombe pick up my two 1556 tanks...one for grey and one for potable water. Perfect fits between the frame on my Globetrotter.

Ian
Forum: Our Community 10-12-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 758
Posted By Canlib
I just replaced the floor in my 68 GT 20' and it...

I just replaced the floor in my 68 GT 20' and it took 5 sheets of plywood at 4' x 8' so I guess the answer is yes. The trailer is 88" wide and the floor in my 20' is just over 17' long.

Hope that...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-18-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By Canlib
Hi Jennifer I'm no expert, but I've learned...

Hi Jennifer

I'm no expert, but I've learned a bit in the process on my 68 Globetrotter that I'm working on in Silverton, BC.
...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-18-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,968
Posted By Canlib
I'm eager to see pictures and hear your...

I'm eager to see pictures and hear your impressions about the amount of light!

Ian
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-16-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,866
Posted By Canlib
I've been using a push type center punch...no...

I've been using a push type center punch...no need for a hammer...and it works well. Make sure both the punch and drill bit are sharp and be gentle when starting the drill.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-13-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 79,968
Posted By Canlib
Sorry I didn't see your post about the plumbing...

Sorry I didn't see your post about the plumbing vent sooner....my plumber buddy suggested I use hot tub piping for my vent...multiple sizes and flexible.

Could you make another birdsmouth vent? ...
Forum: On The Road... 09-11-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,570
Posted By Canlib
My wife and I have stuffed ourselves with...

My wife and I have stuffed ourselves with delicious illegal fruit at the I-5 station several times rather than throwing it away:D
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-11-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,968
Posted By Canlib
Thanks Steve, the VTS puck sounds perfect. Dave,...

Thanks Steve, the VTS puck sounds perfect. Dave, I'd like to see the dimmer diagram. I'll experiment with the simple pot. solution too.

Thanks

Ian
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-11-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Canlib
Thanks Andy... you saved me from myself! Ian

Thanks Andy... you saved me from myself!

Ian
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-11-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 43,973
Posted By Canlib
Looking great! The endcap in the doorway made me...

Looking great! The endcap in the doorway made me laugh....I took mine out by myself and it got jammed in that position. Finally got free using both hands and one foot and a minor back strain!:lol:...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-11-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By Canlib
Bent rib

My next challenge is to repair the damage to the street side of my GT incurred by the PO. I noticed the long dent in the street side matched the contour of the 'designer' rock in his driveway!

I...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-11-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,968
Posted By Canlib
Thanks for the input! I'll have a look at...

Thanks for the input! I'll have a look at Ikea...Marine Supply prices always scare me. Steve how do the VTS units mount? I can't see screw holes in the pictures. I was originally thinking I'd...
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-11-2010, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,917
Posted By Canlib
Thanks guys! Rich, did you use Olympics or...

Thanks guys! Rich, did you use Olympics or regular Pop rivets? I'm planning on Olympics for the lok but will definitely try to add some Al. for strength.

I'll certainly make templates but...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-10-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,968
Posted By Canlib
LED light FIXTURES

Does anyone know a source for led fixtures suitable for ceiling mounting? Lots of threads show up in my search with information for replacing bulbs in existing fixtures, but I need new fixtures...
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