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Old 10-26-2015, 02:19 PM   #1863
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Curtis, how did you keep dry doing that wiring? It has never stopped raining here all day. Just north of Austin.

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It was easy Ron.
I closed the door to the shop and worked inside.
Plenty of room. But it was a "mud boots on" walk between the house and shop.
It was raining so hard my shop cat wanted me to carry her in under the umbrella. She said to heck with the Pet Door. It's raining! Carry!
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Drove it to Huntington Beach State Park (SC) to watch it rain for a couple of days!
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Old 10-27-2015, 01:37 PM   #1865
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Tore out the dinette and the wall paneling to investigate the frame condition. Found it to be in good shape, but obvious that at some point in the past it had leaked, but was repaired.
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Old 10-27-2015, 03:37 PM   #1866
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Tore out the dinette and the wall paneling to investigate the frame condition. Found it to be in good shape, but obvious that at some point in the past it had leaked, but was repaired.

Can I ask what you will be using to replace the wall paneling?


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Old 10-27-2015, 04:59 PM   #1867
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I got one side of the rear sleeping area painted after the game. Great Game too. The Jury's still out on the color, but it only cost $5.00 That's what I keep telling myself. We'll see what it looks like in the daylight.
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Well it isn't to bad I think I can live with it . LOL

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I saw some nice panels at Manards that I would have liked to have used instead of painting and they are light. My wall's are wood panels with a type of wall paper. If I had the time to do before the cold set in I would have used those sheet's. Maybe next spring.
Have you looked at those? They have several different type/style's
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Either just luan, or a thin plywood and then going over it with a hardwood door skin.

The original wall paneling was some of the ugliest stuff I've ever seen from the 70s, and it was already damaged by the last owner doing some frame repairs and the paint job wasn't done well.
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I added to the supports that were in the area. Just wanted to be sure the dresser don't move while on the road. I'll gane 2 more feet for storage next to the dresser.
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Almost done with a Class C overcab bunk rebuild

I got one step closer to wrapping up an 18 month project reconstructing a badly water-damaged 1977 Ford Chateau Class C. Got the insulation put in and covered the ceiling and front wall with a sheet of white textured PVC paneling. Here are shots from last year of the nasty rotted wood that I found under the bunk deck, a trash can with over 200 pounds of rotted wood I shoveled and cut out of it before removing the outer skin and window, replacing framing that had termites and crumbled in my hands with fresh cedar lumber. I added a new painted aluminum skin and decorated it to suit the 70's vibes inside and out (my neighbors call it the "hippie camper"). The new bunk deck is made of old oak church pew backs from my local architectural recycling center (note the gorgeous bullnose edge on the bunk - that was the top of the pew). The last thing left to do this coming weekend is to cut new side paneling for the window walls in the bunk from birch faced light plywood and install that and replace the inside window trim. Other than that, she is ready to roll, with only 38,000 miles and with all systems in excellent condition.
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I got one step closer to wrapping up an 18 month project reconstructing a badly water-damaged 1977 Ford Chateau Class C. Got the insulation put in and covered the ceiling and front wall with a sheet of white textured PVC paneling. Here are shots from last year of the nasty rotted wood that I found under the bunk deck, a trash can with over 200 pounds of rotted wood I shoveled and cut out of it before removing the outer skin and window, replacing framing that had termites and crumbled in my hands with fresh cedar lumber. I added a new painted aluminum skin and decorated it to suit the 70's vibes inside and out (my neighbors call it the "hippie camper"). The new bunk deck is made of old oak church pew backs from my local architectural recycling center (note the gorgeous bullnose edge on the bunk - that was the top of the pew). The last thing left to do this coming weekend is to cut new side paneling for the window walls in the bunk from birch faced light plywood and install that and replace the inside window trim. Other than that, she is ready to roll, with only 38,000 miles and with all systems in excellent condition.
Wow great job, I'm glad I didn't run into that when I opened up the wall's in mine.
does the spare tire in front hinder the air flow to the radiator? I like it in the front. Mine is on the rear.
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Tim, the first ":C" Denise and i looked at to buy had the tire mounted that way and when my buddy bought it he had no trouble with cooling the engine even when traversing the mountains of BC.
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The front mount spare stands out a ways from the grille and there is plenty of room for air to flow. I have heard that rear mounts can put stress on the walls and frame, so I am glad it came that way. There is a sturdy steel frame mounted on the rear that came with a large locking plastic storage trunk mounted on plywood that had totally rotted. I replaced the plywood with Trex synthetic deck boards. The trunk is handy for the tank draining hose, gas and oil cans and other nasty stuff you don't want inside the coach. The unit is pretty much original (it came with the original pink slip and ALL maintenance records and warranties for 38 years!). The prior owner had just installed a brand new huge Dometic fridge with separate freezer (cost him $1200), all new tires, a backup camera/screen, satellite and cable TV wiring, a new stereo system and two new deep cycle batteries. He was an engineer and taken a lot of care of it mechanically. I got a good price for it due to the really bad water damage. I posted a series of shots of the tear down and reconstruction over in the "vintage" category on here. Literally, the entire bunk deck was nothing but shredded damp mulch -- completely broken down. there was almost no wood supporting the bunk and all that mess was resting directly on the sheet metal underbelly of the overcab extension. The front upper window had to go -- it literally poured in water in the rain. Looking back at how much work it was (I did it all on my own and I have no driveway or garage) I can't believe it actually came together as well as it did.
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