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Old 11-11-2015, 09:21 PM   #1905
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AKA Cltetus, Is that 2nd Growth timber? Or 3rd?
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:38 PM   #1906
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No idea but I think first. I will ask next time i see Rob but he lives about a 1000 miles from me
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:43 PM   #1907
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I took my 64 deville into a neighborhood shop. 3rd time to said shop they did work on my 99 concours. The service manger told me that none of there mechanic's new how to work on carbureted engines.

I can hear from the 454 dual exhaust when it's ran long enough to kick it down. On choke 1,000 RPM and kick off choke @ 700 RPM I know because I just installed my New tach and it works,
Changed the oil on the 454 and on the Generator & replaced the air cleaner.
More projects to check off the to go list.
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Old 11-12-2015, 09:56 AM   #1908
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What is being done to my Vintage RV

I have learned as I have matured, that not what I have done, but let someone else do can save money, time and self esteem. At this time my 1984 Avion is in having all the windows resealed and the rubber trim replaced. After 31 years and some small leaks,felt this would be good preventive maintenance. when I get it back, I can finish winterizing and park it in the new RV Port, that i did not build. Those that can Do, those that can't teach, those that can do nether exam-en. Thanks to all that can. gps
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Old 11-12-2015, 01:30 PM   #1909
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I do what I can and pay or barter for the stuff that I can't and hopefully learn a thing or two by watching the ones that can when the work is being done.

And sometimes even if it's something I can do but it's a major pain it's still worth it to pay someone else to be frustrated.

I wish I could do both those projects you listed with mine but I don't have the money currently. (just a bit of caulking is all I could afford) I would love to replace all the windows with double pane at the same time as well. but putting a roof over it is probably the 1st thing I do if i can save up enough to have one built.
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Old 11-13-2015, 01:47 AM   #1910
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Axles

New axles. 16 years out of originals
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Nice cwf, I think that I would have gone with disc brakes while I was at it, I have them on my unit and what a difference over the drums.
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New axles. 16 years out of originals
Pardon my ignorance..... Is it common for them to fail ? Why would they need to be changed out?
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Added plywood to the bottom of the dining room chairs and a hinge on the front of the bottom cushion to create a small storage area for remotes, cards, and other things that seem to disappear in larger areas. Keystone units have had these for a few years now.
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I also barder, Just the other day I bardered , I'd mow and pick up the leaves & clipping's from the neighbor's yard in exchange he would install my new tach.
Not sure who came out ahead, me or him but I think he did.
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Pardon my ignorance..... Is it common for them to fail ? Why would they need to be changed out?
Not "ignorance"... You just do not know..

These are "torsion axles". The rubber rods inside a square tube provide rotational support, same as springs on other RVs. The metal in leaf spring will wear out... The rubber in the torsion axles do, too.

Hope this explains.. There are videos on YouTube.
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I finally completed the interior finishes on a total tear down and reconstruction of a heavily water damaged over-cab bunk in a low miles 1977 Chateau Class C on a Ford E350 chassis.

The first shot is what it looked like 18 months ago when I pried off a piece of soggy plywood a prior owner had screwed over the rotting mass of structure below. The front window had been leaking for who knows how long and the original plywood a had decomposed into handfuls of damp mulch and half the framing behind the moldy and warped paneling was rotted away (some even had dead termites in it!) I peeled back and removed the outer skin, tore out and replaced the frame, attached new aluminum skin (eliminating the window) and built a new bunk deck out of recycled oak church pews (the nice bullnose at the bunk edge is a pew back).

Last weekend I put new insulation inside the walls and used a textured white PVC 4' x 8' panel to cover the ceiling and forward wall. I used the j-track molding they make for vinyl siding to fasten it at the edges and hex drive white screws to fasten it to the framing. The end walls are light birch faced underlayment plywood I treated with linseed and tung oil to seal and bring out the grain. The molding at the ceiling line is the peel and stick type sold to place around bathtub rims. The deck is covered with a bound piece of commercial tweed carpet. Nice and clean and cozy up there now.

Pretty happy with how it turned out.
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I finally completed the interior finishes on a total tear down and reconstruction of a heavily water damaged over-cab bunk in a low miles 1977 Chateau Class C on a Ford E350 chassis.

The first shot is what it looked like 18 months ago when I pried off a piece of soggy plywood a prior owner had screwed over the rotting mass of structure below. The front window had been leaking for who knows how long and the original plywood a had decomposed into handfuls of damp mulch and half the framing behind the moldy and warped paneling was rotted away (some even had dead termites in it!) I peeled back and removed the outer skin, tore out and replaced the frame, attached new aluminum skin (eliminating the window) and built a new bunk deck out of recycled oak church pews (the nice bullnose at the bunk edge is a pew back).

Last weekend I put new insulation inside the walls and used a textured white PVC 4' x 8' panel to cover the ceiling and forward wall. I used the j-track molding they make for vinyl siding to fasten it at the edges and hex drive white screws to fasten it to the framing. The end walls are light birch faced underlayment plywood I treated with linseed and tung oil to seal and bring out the grain. The molding at the ceiling line is the peel and stick type sold to place around bathtub rims. The deck is covered with a bound piece of commercial tweed carpet. Nice and clean and cozy up there now.

Pretty happy with how it turned out.
I would be too. Hot damn that's a fine looking job. Congratulations on your workmanship!
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I finally completed the interior finishes on a total tear down and reconstruction of a heavily water damaged over-cab bunk in a low miles 1977 Chateau Class C on a Ford E350 chassis.

The first shot is what it looked like 18 months ago when I pried off a piece of soggy plywood a prior owner had screwed over the rotting mass of structure below. The front window had been leaking for who knows how long and the original plywood a had decomposed into handfuls of damp mulch and half the framing behind the moldy and warped paneling was rotted away (some even had dead termites in it!) I peeled back and removed the outer skin, tore out and replaced the frame, attached new aluminum skin (eliminating the window) and built a new bunk deck out of recycled oak church pews (the nice bullnose at the bunk edge is a pew back).

Last weekend I put new insulation inside the walls and used a textured white PVC 4' x 8' panel to cover the ceiling and forward wall. I used the j-track molding they make for vinyl siding to fasten it at the edges and hex drive white screws to fasten it to the framing. The end walls are light birch faced underlayment plywood I treated with linseed and tung oil to seal and bring out the grain. The molding at the ceiling line is the peel and stick type sold to place around bathtub rims. The deck is covered with a bound piece of commercial tweed carpet. Nice and clean and cozy up there now.

Pretty happy with how it turned out.
I've owned several vintage RV's from the 70's and leaks are always a problem. Your restoration job looks fantastic. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing!
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