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Old 08-29-2010, 11:24 PM   #15
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I saw that on the Fiberglass RV sale website, I think. I am wondering if it is a formerly orange Boler, like ours. Good luck with all the projects!
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:59 AM   #16
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I saw that on the Fiberglass RV sale website, I think. I am wondering if it is a formerly orange Boler, like ours. Good luck with all the projects!

Amy,

Yes, I believe the previous owners did post something on this site. They were a nice couple. They gave me a watermelon and some tomatoes from their garden with the sale. And the gentleman would not allow me to leave until he fixed the running lights (which were working the evening prior to the sale). Nice folk.

It was yellow-ish and orange-ish two tone. Thanks for the luck. -Sam
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:21 AM   #17
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I think their Boler might have been the "corn" yellow variation when new. Gotta love those late 70s crazy Boler colors

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Can you imagine what one of these looked like rolling off the factory floor, Bright Orange and shiny? Shoot, Amy, your Clementine is subtle in comparison

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Old 08-30-2010, 11:15 AM   #18
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yep, the top yellow orange/gold "corn" color is certainly it. I wish we had that lower orange/poppy scheme though -- I'd absolutely keep that one. I can see the fun in restoring the 70s colors in all their glory, but our goal is a bit more subtle. I'll be a little sad to paint over our retro colors, but only just a little
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:35 PM   #19
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Well, I called Paul Neumeister today. He quoted me $425 for a new axle with brakes. Shipping back to the U.S. is another $175. Ouch. I then called Croft (?) trailers, who have a shop here in town. They wanted me to bring the trailer to them so they could measure it and then order the axle. This seems like a real pain, so I figure I will just order from Paul in the next month or so.

We will have pics of the progress up tomorrow. Other than the closet, some wires and some Ensolite we basically have an empty shell.

I can't wait to re-wire this thing. I get great pleasure in making things neat and tidy. One project at a time.

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Old 08-30-2010, 09:50 PM   #20
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It's going to be great fun to watch your progress. We can "tidy up" vicariously
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:43 PM   #21
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Progress report

So here are some photos of our progress. They are posted on our blog, but I thought I would drop a few here as well.



No more couch.



No more kitchen.



No more dining table/bed.



Water tank is out and will be thrown away.



New set of wheels, I hope the backspacing works.

We will hopefully get more done this weekend, maybe even get the body off the frame. We will see.

Jess did most of the hard work. I just sat back and watched.

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Old 09-02-2010, 12:50 AM   #22
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I think their Boler might have been the "corn" yellow variation when new. Gotta love those late 70s crazy Boler colors

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Can you imagine what one of these looked like rolling off the factory floor, Bright Orange and shiny? Shoot, Amy, your Clementine is subtle in comparison

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SIGN ME UP for these colored Bolers. Love 'em.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:21 PM   #23
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This week's progress is less about dramatic changes, and more about planning. Amazing how things slow down when the demolition is over

Cleaning seam tape and caulking the gaps has been frustrating (in case anyone could possibly stand to look at yet another seam photo, we have some on the Flickr page linked in our signature).

A chunk of our time is being eaten up by the hunt for a tow vehicle of our own -- time to part with our little hatchback.

No hurries though, as we still need to save up for the Boler's new axle and get the shell off the frame to repair a newly discovered crack and apply POR.

And the giant ceiling hole (15"x22") is on our radar. We had planned to patch 8" of the rectangle and install a freebie 14x14 Elixir vent in the remaining space. But, with still a whole inch of width to fudge, that sounded like a leak magnet. Odds are, we'll fiberglass the whole hole, then cut a new, more precise one in our preferred location once we're ready to invest in a quality vent fan. Nothing like learning to fiberglass on a great big highly structural ceiling hole (kidding, we'll practice somewhere else first, but tips are welcome!)
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:52 PM   #24
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Heh, doesn't old adhesive make you want to scream?

I have had good luck with a couple of things (that I don't see in your "tried that" line-up).

One is denatured alcohol, and the other is 3M adhesive remover (quite a champ! And smells good)

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I just finished removing some of the residue of 33-year-old contact cement from fiberglass (beneath Ensolite), and I swear, I was about to rent a jackhammer! I tried denatured alcohol, acetone, 3M adhesive remover, sanding, scraping, heat, lacquer thinner.... you name it. In the end I had success with a two-part attack: First I applied 3M adhesive remover and scrubbed with a Scotch-Brite pad. That left a sort of soft overall goo layer. Then I came back with denatured alcohol and a rag. That did the trick. Finally!

But I would give the 3M stuff a try on its own (since you are on the top of the Ensolite). If nothing else, it has many uses for other things.

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Old 09-09-2010, 03:55 PM   #25
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Sam and Jess You guys are doing a really great job on your little Boler!! In the last set of photos, page 2, 4 down in the middle captioned the stove is out. I don't know if you noticed but the stove top looks a lot like R2D2 and I swear it is smirking at you (you need to do something about that). Lee and Norma
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I don't know if you noticed but the stove top looks a lot like R2D2 and I swear it is smirking at you (
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Personally, I thought it looked a lot more like 790 from the TV show Lexx

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Old 09-10-2010, 07:40 AM   #27
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I'm so glad I'm not the only dork seeing faces in that stove!

Thanks for the product tips Raya, though I think I need to just move on. All the raised surfaces scraped off, and I've cleaned away any sort of tacky feeling on the residue, it's just ugly discoloration that's left. I'd definitely give the 3M stuff a try if I were trying to restore the ensolite without painting. It amazes me how clean the walls got with the Tilex scrubbing, but I still can't handle the dingy off-white color that's left behind.

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Dork?
Try these for the adhesive:
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