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Old 12-06-2012, 05:34 PM   #43
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12/06/2012 The big inside REVEAL

Six Weeks and Five days after starting the renovation we are done with the inside. Here are the PIX with Before and After Pictures and a video walkthrough. http://sdrv.ms/TW7hLN
Now we can move the PUP to the Garage and start the outside work. There will be paint, brakes and tires, New Decals, and perhaps some Diamond Plate.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:03 PM   #44
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You and your wife are doing a beautiful job! The pictures are great - thanks for taking the time to post them. My previous camper was a 1991 Coachman TT, and of all the mods I did to it, diamond plate on the front bottom was the best. It looked so nice and clean and was protective as well.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:24 PM   #45
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My previous camper was a 1991 Coachman TT, and of all the mods I did to it, diamond plate on the front bottom was the best. It looked so nice and clean and was protective as well.
Thanks for that, I'll use it when I approach the finance committee

Do you remember where you bought the Diamond Plate? A good price will go a long way.
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I purchased it at Lowes. It came in 2' x 4' sheets and I think it was about $25 per sheet. I was able to use the thinner stuff (maybe 1/8") since I had a solid backing for it.
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I purchased it at Lowes. It came in 2' x 4' sheets and I think it was about $25 per sheet. I was able to use the thinner stuff (maybe 1/8") since I had a solid backing for it.
Thanks! I would only need two sheets for the front of this little guy. I'll check it out.

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Old 12-07-2012, 12:49 PM   #48
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That is one beautiful interior! You two really knocked it out of the park with that restoration.

Well done (=
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Old 12-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #49
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12/11/2012 Started Brakes and a cushion for the step.

With the weather so cold and painting not an option I started on adding brakes today. I have a standard 2000 lb axel and nothing is obsolete so the parts are on order from R and P Carriages http://www.ebay.com/itm/Add-Brakes-your-trailer-Complete-kit-2000-axle-4x4-/250093010179?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid%3D1 11000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D14%26m eid%3D4087194095396697221%26pid%3D100015%26prg%3D1 006%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D250093010179%26
I went with the P3 Brake controller for the TV.

I also ordered the new tires from Etrailer.com I chose to overkill just a bit and ordered Load Range "C", the price just wasn't enough more to make much of a difference.
DW is making a cushion for the step we added so it can be used for seating.
Here are some Pix. http://sdrv.ms/W3w3Mj
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:28 PM   #50
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12/12/2012 Removed Lift Arms and The Hub Caps Arrived.

These are really short working days because of the cold weather. Today I was able to remove the Lift Arms for refurbishing. The sleeve kits arrived yesterday and the rivet setter today so now I can clean them up and get the kits installed. I won't put them back on until the painting is done and I can talk my friend Tom into coming over to help.
The hub caps arrived today and they will look fine but I don't think I can remove them very many times without breaking them. They are pretty cheap.
Here are a few pictures http://sdrv.ms/TPYJWT
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12/18/2012 Break Mounting Plate bent.... Little Help

The breaks came in and the kits are complete. R & P Carriages covered everything. They sent both size bearings and seals and even an extra seal of each kind. I really couldn't ask for a more complete kit.
But a problem arose on the passengerís side when I went to mount the break assembly. The mounting plate is bent. This is 1/4" steel, welded to the axel and hitting it with a hammer had no effect at all.
As you can see from the pictures I have already sprayed the "U" bolts with BP Blaster, but if there is a way to get it straighten out without removing the axel I'd sure like to hear about it.
Any help would be appreciated.
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The breaks came in and the kits are complete. R & P Carriages covered everything. They sent both size bearings and seals and even an extra seal of each kind. I really couldn't ask for a more complete kit.
But a problem arose on the passenger’s side when I went to mount the break assembly. The mounting plate is bent. This is 1/4" steel, welded to the axel and hitting it with a hammer had no effect at all.
As you can see from the pictures I have already sprayed the "U" bolts with BP Blaster, but if there is a way to get it straighten out without removing the axel I'd sure like to hear about it.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Could you heat it up with a torch?
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Could you heat it up with a torch?
Thanks!
I'll give that a try in the AM. I have a BernzOMatic Propane torch and Iíll clamp a backer on the bend line and use some Vicegrips to bend it back. It doesn't have to be perfect but the brake shoes should be pretty close to square to the drum for good breaking.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #54
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12/19/2012 Redneck Pipe Wrench Technology to the rescue!


Well before I went to the scientific approach I put a rather large Pipe Wrench on the bent mounting plate and voila, things became "Right As Rain".
Here is a before and after picture and here is a link to more pictures. http://sdrv.ms/WsdncQ
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Looks great!
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12/27/2012 Brakes and New Tires Completed

I finally got the brakes finished and the P3 controller installed in the TV. All tested and working fine.
Here are some Pictures. http://sdrv.ms/ZEj5KF
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