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Old 02-29-2012, 08:51 AM   #15
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Hello and welcome, wishing you all the best in your restoration project. I look forward to watching the progress.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:16 PM   #16
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OK, so today i did not get too much accomplished. I was having to go here and there gathering parts and tools I will need to remove broken, stripped and rusted screws. 4 broken ice phillips bits and 4 burned up torch sawzall blades later I was not able to see straight. I just took a ton of pixs of the progress and posted them to photobucket. Here is the link if anyone wants to see all the pictures I took.


http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a182/doubbleought/Motorhome%20remodel/#!cpZZ2QQtppZZ20


Here are a few from the work today and yesterday.

















Any shortcuts to replacing the luan on the exterior and reusing the fiberglass panels would be greatly appreciated. I dont see any way to remove the residue left from removing the panels. I cut the panels in sections so removal would be easier and I will re-glass the gaps left from cutting them after the luan has been replaced. Hope this all works out in the end. I am starting to wonder if this is really worth it.
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Old 02-29-2012, 08:52 PM   #17
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Checked out your photobucket photos, wow, lots of damage down to the core. I commend you for tackling this project. I plan on checking in often to see how you are coming along. Wishing you the best.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:11 PM   #18
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I ordered the steel today and picking it up tomorrow. I think it will be a simple rebuild to the framework. To be honest, the thing I am most worried about on the whole project is the roofing material. I am wondering if I can afford a rubber roof system or even another metal roof. I am working on a very tight budget and I don't see any extra money for rubber or metal in the future. I figure, if I build it it will come..... Oh well, we will see what the future holds for me and this project.. Thanks for all the comments guys, I really need the moral support if I want to finish this project in 4 weeks.
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Stay positve, and wishing you all the best.
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well, my pocket book is a little lighter today, LOL. I went and bought all the inner ceiling material and the new steel for the framework on the rear and a few extra pieces for the roof where it had rotted out too. I did not realize that the screws necessary for this project were so expensive. One box of the flat head self drilling 2 1/4 in screws cost me $85 and that was for 200 but the guy at Fastenal felt bad for me and just gave me the box of 150 1 1/4 inch screws. Even if I had to split the cost for the two boxes that is still pretty high for screws..... Anyway, I spent $140 on luan, 2x2's, construction adhesive and a new caulk gun. I spent $130 on all the 1x2 16 gauge steel for the frame work and $80 for the paint and primer for the interior ceiling. I may go back and apply commercial vinyl wallpaper to the ceiling if this high gloss paint doesn't suit the wifey. I finished all the bad wood removal today so I can start with going back with new stuff tomorrow. I should have some good pictures of the ol' gal coming back to life for everybody tomorrow. I am really learning alot about how this lil rig is built and I am shocked at how easy this rebuild really is. I was a little worried at first but knowing now the roof could have come off in sections and the ceiling and roof material were both glued to these ceiling panels. I would have already had the ceiling and roof back on by now, and it would have been a TON CLEANER. Oh well, gotta learn somehow, I have never been one to read the instructions...LOL. All and all I am happy with the progress I have made in such a short time.
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Well, Rain and cold have delayed my repairs a bit. I have the new rear section welded and ready to go back. I have put the rear ceiling panel back on with the interior ceiling attached. It looks nice if I say so myself. I have figured out that the left rear frame extension is broken and needs repair. This was noticed when I removed the rear steel frame section. I dont think this will be too big of a deal. I have removed the front cabover section and starting on the bunk replacement. I will post pictures as soon as the rain lets up. Hopefully I will be getting this project done on time.
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