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Old 10-02-2018, 02:24 PM   #15
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Right now, waiting on some supplies to arrive. So I am doing a little interior work, pulling the old carpet and dealing with the cushions. I definitely want to save the original cushions, fabric shows zero wear. A couple of the zippers crumbled while removing the old foam. Will probably replace the foam.

Main outside focus will be the windows. Have to figure out which one will be the "easiest" to remove, probably one of the side windows.

Patched the pesky holes from the hasp.

Frame is reinforced, but not the football shaped patch that I am used to seeing, instead someone welded a plate on the bottom. I can't see how that will help....

Wiring inside the back of the refrigerator is kind of scary looking, insulation has turned into a black tacky mess.

1977 Trillium 1300 by wrk101, on Flickr

Back upper corner of the door frame looks like someone took a bite out of it!

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Old 10-03-2018, 07:21 PM   #16
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Fantastic find! I love my 72 Trillium but it needs work. I plan on buying tires tomorrow actually. What did you buy-trailer tires or car? The current tires are marked 185/70R14. Do you have any pictures of wiring under closet? My closet was ripped out and existing wires were cut. I have Bargman lock specs if you want diagram. I found on this site last week. I have similar problem with my lock mechanism-but removed and repositioned parts and it works.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:31 PM   #17
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Yes, I took the lock apart, studied it some, and now it is working.

I always, always, buy only trailer tires for trailers. The ones I bought were mounted to wheels, picked them up at Northern Tool as I needed something to get the trailer home safely.

I plan to pick up some used Ford Ranger alloy wheels and go with them. I have Carllisle trailer tires on my Escape and I'll probably go the same way on the Trillium.

I bought the Carlisle tires at Walmart.com for my Escape. You can get them for $50 each, which is pretty reasonable IMHO. Local tire shop charged me $10 to mount and balance.

No pictures on the wiring, but there is not much in the closet. Basically the outside door light, and wiring to an interior light that is mounted on the side of my closet pointed towards the curb side dinette. Most of the wiring runs either across the front, the rear, or the kitchen area.
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Old 10-06-2018, 05:29 PM   #18
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OK, just installed the vinyl plank floor: Shaw Resort Teak, picked it up at Lowes. Used one box (27 sq ft) and had just one full piece left.

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I plan to trim it out with polystyrene cove molding (used instead of quarter round). No nails, floor is floating, cove molding will be glued onto the side walls (not attached to the floor).
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:12 PM   #19
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Following Randy Bishop's lead, I picked up a set of alloy wheels from a 1990s Ford Ranger. Should dress up the Trillium quite a bit. $50 on Craigslist.

Did an initial clean, and they are already looking pretty good!1977 Trillium Progress by wrk101, on Flickr
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Old 10-09-2018, 11:25 AM   #20
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Those are nice looking rims! No screw holes for the hub cover.

I found that I had to grind out the center of the Ranger rims to get them over the center of the hub. This makes getting the wheels balanced a bit complex.
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Old 10-09-2018, 07:13 PM   #21
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Those are nice looking rims! No screw holes for the hub cover.

I found that I had to grind out the center of the Ranger rims to get them over the center of the hub. This makes getting the wheels balanced a bit complex.
Thanks David! I'll definitely see if they fit (I have an axle without brakes, so maybe the fit will be different). I ordered a pair of trailer tires from Walmart.com. The good ones are quite affordable, used a set of 15s on my Escape, so I bought the same tires in a 14 inch size for the Trillium.

Still finishing up the floor, the quarter round is more trouble than I thought. About half way done with that effort. Windows come next! (Seat covers are out for new zippers and bottoms). Dual path effort on the wheels too. Then I would like to mount a detachable cord like I have on the Escape: no mice, no losing the cord in a cabinet either.

Goal is get this trailer road worthy by spring. I have the luxury of both carport AND garage workshop space, so its a good winter project.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:30 AM   #22
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Floor done. Now I need to get the rest of the outside lights to work. Then come windows.

Cushions are out getting new back sides and zippers. I'll test fit one of those Ranger wheels to see what center adjustments are needed.


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Old 10-11-2018, 07:38 AM   #23
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The floor and the trim look pretty good.
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Old 10-11-2018, 08:16 AM   #24
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Are you going to put in a furnace?
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Old 12-21-2018, 07:00 PM   #25
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Are you going to put in a furnace?
A furnace is on the long, long, long term list.
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Old 12-22-2018, 09:17 AM   #26
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Definitely looks like a great find!
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Old 12-29-2018, 11:26 AM   #27
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Yes the centers will need to be bigger by less than a 1/8". I took mine to a neighborhood machine shop and they turned them for me. that way I made sure the hole stayed centered in the rim. They charged me 5 bucks each but then again the guys a friend of mine and wants to borrow one of my campers down the road. That was no problem because I ended up getting him to do like like 7 different sets of rims..
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Old 12-29-2018, 12:59 PM   #28
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Curiously, I had about 1/8 inch clearance on the Ranger wheels. So no machining was required. Note, my trailer does not have brakes.


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