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Old 05-02-2013, 03:08 PM   #15
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Thanks all!!

The engine is the Ford 460 - 75k miles and as sweet as can be. Mileage is low 7's and it has a banks system of course.

Decal removal was a real bear - 8 hours to remove the decals and 37 man-hours to polish the gelcoat - total bill was $1600.

The decals and the rear window graphics were $1000 and that included wrapping the gray lower with silver cast vinyl plus the graphics on the rear which you can't see here (will have to take a photo of them).
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:23 PM   #16
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Decals really make the rig . Nice job
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:40 PM   #17
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Absolutely beautiful !

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Old 05-02-2013, 03:43 PM   #18
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Your rig is fantastic! It makes proud to see the red white and blue displayed in such a beautiful way. We hope we see you on the road someday so we can stand in awe in person!
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:08 PM   #19
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Really,Really,Really nice job.I to like the idea of title in hand.My DW and I were fortunate enough not to have to finance our MH and it sure did feel good.Good Luck and Many Safe and Happy Miles and Smiles.
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Nice! Love the graphics. We've had new and new to us over the years. Some with a payment and some without. But the whole "paid for" thing makes them just wonderful. Sure makes fuel prices a lot less concerning. Enjoy.
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SUPER is all I can SAY!

You must have some great thoughts on the interior too?

Can you share some plans with us. GREAT RIG!

More pics, more pics, pls!

Don't forget that Smart Car is back there.
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Very nice RV. You did a great job on the transformation of the outside. Can't wait to see what you do to the inside.
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Looks terrific! Please share pics as you progress with the interior. We love project pics !! Can we see the new GE Microwave ??
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Thanks all!!

The engine is the Ford 460 - 75k miles and as sweet as can be. Mileage is low 7's and it has a banks system of course.

Decal removal was a real bear - 8 hours to remove the decals and 37 man-hours to polish the gelcoat - total bill was $1600.

The decals and the rear window graphics were $1000 and that included wrapping the gray lower with silver cast vinyl plus the graphics on the rear which you can't see here (will have to take a photo of them).

What did you use to polish? I am using a heavy oxidation remover then a coat of Mothers
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OK, you asked for photos....



This is the rear, the photo was taken on Lake Havasu one evening - love those AZ sunsets!

Remodeling the interior is going to take some time as we are fulltiming and so the wallcoverings and floors will have to wait until the winter when we have more time and alternate accommodation.

Firstly we decided to add some tile to the kitchen and bathroom - these stick on tiles weigh nothing and look quite attractive - they are very easy to clean with a damp cloth and as long as the surface has been cleaned, they stick well and have stayed up so far.





Also check out the work surface! This was an experiment as I had seen the stuff on TV and I wasn't sure if it would work well - it was a heavy duty vinyl sheet that was printed with a granite effect - you clean the surface, lay it on and can reposition it as needed - when you are ready you heat it up with a hair dryer and that sets the adhesive. It has stood up to daily abuse really well and although I know it's not real granite, it weighs nothing and looks better than the old formica top.



Next came the couch - the original furniture, although flexsteel, was dated and uncomfortable. I had already installed a 40" LED TV on a height adjustable mount at the front (it's OK, it only weighs 26# and lifts off when we travel and is stored on the bed) and watching from the couch was uncomfortable.
So we pulled them out and put in an easy chair and ottoman and a Lay-z-boy electric recliner. OK, so we lost the sleeper bed but as there are only the two of us, it would never get used anyway. It will be awkward if we chose to sell her as I am sure everyone is conditioned to having a couch, but we think we will be keeping her anyway!











Next came replacement of the old Panasonic convection unit - it was very old, dirty and didn't seem to work very well, so I measured up a new GE Profile convection oven and with our 10% lowes voucher, picked it up for $700 - I later found out that it's the same model as installed in the 2014 Newmar King Aire - aspirations of grandeur LOL. DW loves it!





I am sure there will be more installments to come
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Wow!! I'm impressed with how handy you are and what you've done so far. Please keep pics coming as you progress.
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Love the paid for part. I hate to borrow for toys. By the way, what type of grout did you use for the tiles?
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:42 PM   #28
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Looks great when do you want to start on mine. Jim
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