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Old 10-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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HI don't know if I'm in the right spot. But WE just picked up a 78 13ft boler Plan on a lot of work to make it look good But noticed small peak in 1 window. It looks like it is riveted gogether not like mt big foot that screws together I need help to get window out & reseal it Knowing this is the sight full of helpfull folks.Thanks in advance Bud& Jean
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HI don't know if I'm in the right spot. But WE just picked up a 78 13ft boler Plan on a lot of work to make it look good But noticed small peak in 1 window. It looks like it is riveted gogether not like mt big foot that screws together I need help to get window out & reseal it Knowing this is the sight full of helpfull folks.Thanks in advance Bud& Jean
Determine whether the poprivets are 1/8" or 3/16" then get a good SHARP drill bit and drill them out, trying to avoid spinning the rivet any more than necessary. Use Aluminum rivets to reinstall the window sealing it with butyl tape. While you have it out on the bench get a good aluminum polish and a little elbow grease and you can make them shine like new. You may need some rivet washers if the holes are wallowed out too much.
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Determine whether the poprivets are 1/8" or 3/16" then get a good SHARP drill bit and drill them out, trying to avoid spinning the rivet any more than necessary. Use Aluminum rivets to reinstall the window sealing it with butyl tape. While you have it out on the bench get a good aluminum polish and a little elbow grease and you can make them shine like new. You may need some rivet washers if the holes are wallowed out too much.
Thanks for the info At least I have all winter to get it fixed.Now how to fit a 7 ft tall trailer into a 6ft/10inch door Happy camping to you BUD
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Thanks for the info At least I have all winter to get it fixed.Now how to fit a 7 ft tall trailer into a 6ft/10inch door Happy camping to you BUD
No problem, You can let the air out of the tires until they are almost flat, then air them back up once inside the garage. They also sell 8" wheels with tires already mounted which could be used for storage. Also...
Notice that as you enter the garage you can raise and lower the tongue to adjust the height of the part of the trailer which is directly below the door frame(except right over the axle).
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