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Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 04-08-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,208
Posted By bgabrielse
Leaking Rivets

I knew I had some leaks and thought I had some leaking windows. Yesterday I was able to get into my 1980 31' Excella that I am restoring in the middle of a rain storm. I have most of the interior...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 11-27-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 46,644
Posted By bgabrielse
Jasco Works Great

I read this thread and had my doubts that it could be as easy as some said. Home Depot only carried an aerosol Jasco stripper, but I was able to find the good stuff at Ace Hardward. My local Ace...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-23-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By bgabrielse
Zacfrd, I lifted my 31'er last month and it...

Zacfrd,

I lifted my 31'er last month and it has been sitting on the ground sense then. I threw some 50 lb bags of sand over the bracing to hold it down. Between all the lumber that is bolted to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-11-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,414
Posted By bgabrielse
Aage, I was able to get the window out. ...

Aage,

I was able to get the window out. The glass seems to be in good shape, but everything between the two panes is falling apart. I found another thread where someone had a similar issue...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-11-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,414
Posted By bgabrielse
Brian, Your cracks sound like they are in...

Brian,

Your cracks sound like they are in about the same place as mine. The cracks allowed the frame rail to twist out and caused all the out riggers to sag a lot. Can you tell me more about the...
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-11-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,917
Posted By bgabrielse
Tadd, did you have to seal anything up on the...

Tadd, did you have to seal anything up on the inside once you broke out the inside glass. I think I might do the same thing. I am going a complete shell off on mine and I am not going to leave...
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-10-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,917
Posted By bgabrielse
Failing Window Seals

On both of my wing windows the seals between the glass are coming out, or corroding out. One has a lot of moisture in it and the other one is holding water. Is there a way to take the 2 glass panes...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-10-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,414
Posted By bgabrielse
Sepration Pictures

Here are a few pictures of the frame and shell apart. As soon as the weather allows I will be sandblasting and then painting the frame. Then the floor and then the shell, and then...a lot more work....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-28-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,239
Posted By bgabrielse
Floor Width?

I am working on a complete frame off on my 1980 31' Excella. Most of the floor was so rotted out that when I pulled the floor our of the c-channel it came out in pieces. Does anyone know the true...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-20-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,414
Posted By bgabrielse
I think both the wheel wells had 2 outriggers in...

I think both the wheel wells had 2 outriggers in the front of the wheel well. On the other side one outrigger is only half there and there appears to be a metal stub right next to that out rigger. I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-13-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By bgabrielse
Aaron, With all the issues I have with my...

Aaron,

With all the issues I have with my frame I have decided that the easiest way to deal with it is to lift the shell and get the frame into my friends fabrication shop. Do you plan on going...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-07-2009, 04:43 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 93,517
Posted By bgabrielse
Thanks for the pictures JK. Brad

Thanks for the pictures JK.

Brad
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-05-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 93,517
Posted By bgabrielse
I am working on restoring a 1980 Excella and am...

I am working on restoring a 1980 Excella and am trying to figure out how to repair some sagging out riggers. My sagging out riggers seem to be a result of the main frame beams being torqued over. ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-05-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By bgabrielse
Found More Fun Today

I removed the under belly today and got my 31' of fun up on some jack stands in a shop so I could work off a level surface. Jay came over to help me figure out the best way to deal with the outrigger...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-04-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By bgabrielse
Thanks Steve, Is there a way to adjust the door...

Thanks Steve, Is there a way to adjust the door hinges? Or do you have to adjust the door frame?
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-04-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By bgabrielse
Here are a few pictures. The level is laid out...

Here are a few pictures. The level is laid out across the main frame members. The first 2 are of the new outriggers I welded in and then had to cut the bottom out go get the door to close. The third...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-03-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By bgabrielse
Please Help! I tried to explain my problem in...

Please Help! I tried to explain my problem in detail, if I am unclear please let me know. I am stuck at this point and not sure what to do with my sagging outriggers.

Any ideas, or advice would...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-29-2009, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,247
Posted By bgabrielse
Outrigger Issues - Please Help

I have 3 outriggers that were all rusted out. The 3 are the one on the front of the wheel well and the next 2 going forward toward the door in the curb side. I ordered up the outriggers and went to...
Forum: 1981 - 1983 Excella 08-18-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By bgabrielse
Even with all the screws still in the c channel...

Even with all the screws still in the c channel and outriggers?
Forum: 1981 - 1983 Excella 08-18-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By bgabrielse
Safe to move my 1980 Excella with no floor?

I need some expert advice. I have a 1980 31' Excella that I have pretty much gutted, including the floor boards. I just had a friend look at it and told me I should not move it until I get the floor...
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