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Forum: 1966-68 Caravel Yesterday, 05:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Kevin- thanks for the shout-out. Checked out your...

Kevin- thanks for the shout-out. Checked out your pics on the forum and you're not easily frightened off either. You're right, for our types, perfect is a goal, but the prided is in saying that you...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-27-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Just about ready to button up the walls

Today- I finished the DC panel. I chose to put it on the SS forward overhead locker, so that I won't have to crank my stiff neck around to look under a bench, when I want to manage loads. I chose a 5...
Forum: 2016 - Current International 11-26-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,287
Posted By docflyboy
Any thoughts on Parker O-lube. It's got a mil...

Any thoughts on Parker O-lube. It's got a mil spec rating for aircraft O-rings and isn't too messy. I don't know if the seals are neoprene or another rubber product. I'd be cautious about a silicone...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-26-2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
David- thanks. Actually, I think if you're going...

David- thanks. Actually, I think if you're going to re-insulate and you have a place to do this, this takes less time than all the masking. I really appreciated the craftsmanship of a lot of the very...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-26-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Recent Progress

I've gotten side-tracked for about the last month with work related items. Sometimes it takes a lot of things getting done for it to just look like anything happened. It worked out fine, while I...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-26-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Dometic RM-45a refrigerator

Hollie- the fridge fired up very easily hooking it up to my propane tank that I used on my HydroFlame rebuild. All the combustion parts look pretty good. It took a bowl of water in the freezer down...
Forum: Trailwind 11-26-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By docflyboy
Stu- I like your timestamp idea. I'm from...

Stu- I like your timestamp idea. I'm from Independence, MO and with the vintage of your trailer, you should put a pic of Harry Truman with his pic of the paper that says Dewey Wins, with your newest...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-26-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie- I like your faucet. Mine are functioning,...

Hollie- I like your faucet. Mine are functioning, but pretty corrodiody. I like what you and Disco Stu did to time stamp your restoration. In street rods, you can tell when they were done, by what...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-23-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie- the custom light looks good. I've got my...

Hollie- the custom light looks good. I've got my project set up to work on it today, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. I'll get the fridge hooked up to some propane and give it a whirl one of those...
Forum: Trailwind 11-22-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By docflyboy
Stu-I may have missed what the rules are Down...

Stu-I may have missed what the rules are Down Under regarding your door. Did you have to change it to the left, because of the side of the road you drive on , or the swing of the door (suicide as we...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-17-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie- too late to grab my dog and pose him, but...

Hollie- too late to grab my dog and pose him, but I think I have your dog's twin. Jerry
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-17-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie- great progress. I got sidetracked with...

Hollie- great progress. I got sidetracked with work, so the reason for being on radio silence. I've got my main helper back now that his side business is slowed down. We should make a lot of progress...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-04-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,404
Posted By docflyboy
David-I bought the SeeLevel system as you posted...

David-I bought the SeeLevel system as you posted a few posts up. I still have to install mine, and I have fresh water and gray water tanks below the floor with sheet metal pans. The tanks are new,...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-01-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
I've got a mobile Audio/Video guy that is married...

I've got a mobile Audio/Video guy that is married to one of my favorite nurses that I work with. He always gets it right, and will be doing the rear camera setup and switching into my TV. I'll post...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-29-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
David-we got your snow, and we've had a run of...

David-we got your snow, and we've had a run of wet and soggy with a damp chill. The hangar work till spring, is likely with the door closed. I heated the garage when I had the Caravel in the side...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-26-2020, 05:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Foul weather project

We were projected to get snow last night and today, and the meteorologists were spot on. I usually take my Caravel out of storage and bring it home and work in the driveway or in an airplane hangar,...
Forum: Trailwind 10-26-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By docflyboy
Stu- I don't think the body changes much in...

Stu- I don't think the body changes much in dimension that would matter, but the aluminum belly skin pop riveted to the steel frame has made me take pause. I've got about 5 sheared rivets on my belly...
Forum: Trailwind 10-26-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By docflyboy
Stu-I'm curious about what type rivets you used...

Stu-I'm curious about what type rivets you used to secure the floor supports to the main tube. I know your trailer is featherweight, and it likely is stout enough, but did you copy the original...
Forum: Trailwind 10-24-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By docflyboy
Stu-your craftsmanship and your photography are...

Stu-your craftsmanship and your photography are exceptional. Jerry
Forum: Trailwind 10-22-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By docflyboy
I was tempted on the Salsa Red on my Caravel. I...

I was tempted on the Salsa Red on my Caravel. I think it looks great. I'm a big fan of the Marmoleum under the C-Channel. Jerry
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-20-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,017
Posted By docflyboy
Nice Micro blinds. Do you need any anti-chaffe...

Nice Micro blinds. Do you need any anti-chaffe material on the back side of the screen frame to keep from abrading the metal blind, or is it a plastic blind?
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-19-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Mark- thanks. It gives me some ideas. Jerry

Mark- thanks. It gives me some ideas. Jerry
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-19-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Mark- your install looks great. I lost one of my...

Mark- your install looks great. I lost one of my wheel well liners in Texas during the shell off. Yours look great, and it makes me think that a little OEM '67 Chevy trunk splatter paint might look...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-18-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Thanks to all who have posted their experiences...

Thanks to all who have posted their experiences with Marmoleum. It looks so good, you almost want to just sit in folding lawn chairs and admire. I checked my install again today to make sure there...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-17-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Hooray for Leo

Today was a breakthrough. After a long wait, the Marmoleum flooring was installed today. Leo is considered the best flooring installer in Kansas City and is a real perfectionist. Any further...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 10-15-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By docflyboy
I have indoor storage in an old automobile...

I have indoor storage in an old automobile factory. The roof has some leaks and sometimes there's water on the floor. I've tried it both ways. I only cover when I know I'll get a water streak where...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-15-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,017
Posted By docflyboy
Peter your rear SS bulkhead has to rest on...

Peter your rear SS bulkhead has to rest on something, so I'll assume you will have it free floating in the back and I'll do roughly the same for the forward one. I'll do some measuring tomorrow...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 10-14-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 161
Posted By docflyboy
You're not going to like how you find the leak....

You're not going to like how you find the leak. The easy way is to pull some inside skins and sit in the rain, or have a friend spray you with a pressure washer. The other way is to pressurize the...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-14-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Just a quick update today. My flooring guy had a...

Just a quick update today. My flooring guy had a breakthrough and it looks like we'll be laying Marmoleum this weekend. We'll keep an eye on the weather to make sure we are above the minimum temp. I...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-14-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,017
Posted By docflyboy
Peter- I don't think you'll get close to 15...

Peter- I don't think you'll get close to 15 gallons above the floor. Do you think it's possible that you could have a second tank below your current black tank that sits below your floor surround and...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-13-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie nice work on the Olympic Wave heater. With...

Hollie nice work on the Olympic Wave heater. With the catalytic design, you burn all the LP well enough to not have any Carbon Monoxide, but you do make four molecules of water for every propane...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-10-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie and Bubba thanks for your input. Hollie a...

Hollie and Bubba thanks for your input. Hollie a special thanks for the comment about the colors of Marmoleum being a little on the green side. I missed that, and that is the reason that I went with...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-08-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
I've got a real professional doing the Marmoleum....

I've got a real professional doing the Marmoleum. He does great work, and I'm on his schedule pretty soon. My job is a filler in his schedule, so it will be on short notice that he does mine....
Forum: Trailwind 10-06-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By docflyboy
Stu-I use Illustrator to make my .svg files for...

Stu-I use Illustrator to make my .svg files for Shaper Origin. I haven't talked to a cabinet shop that has a CNC about what files they like, but I think the .svg's are a good bet. Jerry
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-06-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By docflyboy
Robert-thank you. My thoughts exactly. I did find...

Robert-thank you. My thoughts exactly. I did find a good youtube video on assessing the problem. I'm going to take it apart this weekend and see if the breaker panel and the converter are separate or...
Forum: Trailwind 10-05-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By docflyboy
Stu-I'm thinking about digitizing my Caravel...

Stu-I'm thinking about digitizing my Caravel interior parts. I'm using a Shaper Origin and will be inputting all my curved or scribed parts and my galley plywood components. It won't take much more...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-04-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie- yours is better than mine, but yes that...

Hollie- yours is better than mine, but yes that is correct. It looks like in '68 they probably took a double axle cover and cut it down and riveted the two halves together. I think yours will work...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-04-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By docflyboy
David and Bubba-thanks. I ordered 2 pair of...

David and Bubba-thanks. I ordered 2 pair of slides from Rockler that are copied off the Walters of Wabash design. I now understand the doubled cantilever element to the design, so it makes sense. I...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-02-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie- that would be great about shipping the...

Hollie- that would be great about shipping the inner fender cover. Mine was riveted in the mid section. I think if you drill those out, the two halves would fit in a much smaller box. All that you...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-02-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,017
Posted By docflyboy
Peter-in answer to your aluminum thickness, I...

Peter-in answer to your aluminum thickness, I think it's 0.032 T3 on the top and sides and T-0 on the formed endcaps. My back cover over the rear bumper is probably T-0 based on the depth of hail...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 10-01-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By docflyboy
I've got an '05 Safari with the original Parallax...

I've got an '05 Safari with the original Parallax converter. I had a low voltage situation when I first camped in March of this year, and my heater wouldn't fire, that I think was related to the sail...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-01-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By docflyboy
Hollie-If you put the wheel well cover up for...

Hollie-If you put the wheel well cover up for grabs, mine came back from Texas missing my curb-side plastic cover.
I was working on my project yesterday, and had a question for you or your team: My...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-26-2020, 05:00 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Bubba- thanks, the pics on your post help....

Bubba- thanks, the pics on your post help. There's a lot more clearance than I thought there would be. I'll play around with some nice flat grain hardwood on my router bench. Jerry
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-25-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By docflyboy
Bubba- thanks for the suggestion. My metal slides...

Bubba- thanks for the suggestion. My metal slides are mounted sideways and don't take up much space from the drawers under the gaucho. I looked awhile back to see if Walter of Wabash slides were...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-24-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By docflyboy
David- did you ever get around to upgrading your...

David- did you ever get around to upgrading your slides to actuators. I've got a booth up front on mine, but a gaucho on the side with metal slides, not wood. They're a little loose and clunky and...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-23-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,404
Posted By docflyboy
David- thanks for posting your floor repair. I...

David- thanks for posting your floor repair. I think the take home message on a piece-meal floor repair it to have the belly skin off while doing it. I used a router and lap jointed mine, til I...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 09-23-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By docflyboy
My '68 Caravel had cast aluminum BAL style jacks...

My '68 Caravel had cast aluminum BAL style jacks only on the back. My experienced shop didn't think they were original in '68, but I'm not sure about that, and don't care. They worked, and I was even...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-22-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By docflyboy
Brian- Yes on edge-banding, but I don't want the...

Brian- Yes on edge-banding, but I don't want the possibility of it lifting. There are about 8 ways you can edge band and there's an Amana pair of router bits that cut a V groove with a central slot,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-20-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By docflyboy
Interesting thread. I checked my trany temps on a...

Interesting thread. I checked my trany temps on a trip to Colorado from Kansas last week. I averaged close to 212 on the way out to Colorado in a headwind in tow mode and downhill averaged 206...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-20-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,017
Posted By docflyboy
Peter- the width will require a pretty wide...

Peter- the width will require a pretty wide brake. Any good sheet metal shop (as in HVAC) has brakes and shears and can work in aluminum that is 0.024 or 0.032. Use Alclad 2024 T3, if you don't have...
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