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Old 04-06-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Hi there,
I have just purchased a boler 1300. On the vin plate it says made in peace river alberta by glassfab, model # 1300. I brought it home on Thursday, and had it gutted by friday afternoon. i will need lots of help getting it into shape but think i am in the right place. My first question is in regards to the front bunk. My boler never came with one. I can come up with the poles, and I have found the dimensions for the plywood base online, it's attaching it to the wall that has me. In the front of my boler, under the window is a protrusion like a narrow fiberglass shelf. I assume the hinges attach to this somehow? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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HI Dave, welcome to FiberglassRV.

you're at the right place. Lots of kind and helpful people are here to answer your questions and provide guidance.

When you get a chance, please post some pictures. We love to look at pics!

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Old 04-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #3
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The boler front hinge is not the same as a standard door hinge. It has a 90 angle piece on the top side of the hinge with a setback the thickness of the wood. I'll try to get pictures up for you this week since mine is apart at the moment, but 30 min away at my shop.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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Thanks Ralph,
Pics would help. I will try and get some but haven't been out to look at it today, it's snowing.
Does one side of the hinge attach to the fibreglass shelf thing?
Thanks for the welcome Donna.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #5
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Where in oOntario are you? I have made a two person dinette where the bunks used to be and you can have the seat back if you want to come and get it. I'm in s ontario about 1/2 hour east of London.
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Old 04-08-2013, 07:35 PM   #6
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Thanks for the offer James, however I am in Kenora, about as far away as possible! I certainly wouldn't be opposed to you mailing me the hinges tho!! I understand they are not normal hinges.
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Actually the hinges on this one are the ordinary flat butt type, available at any hardware store as are the ones on the end wings. The poles were ordinary painted 1" wood dowels which I replaced with aluminum tubing from an old lawn chair.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #8
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I took a couple picturesIMGP0491.jpg. if I can figure only out how to upload them.IMGP0492.jpg
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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Oh thanks,
That is perfect for me. That makes it easy to understand.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:12 PM   #10
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Here is my next question. I have the whole boler dismantled. I have touched up the interior wall cracks with caulking and repainted the ensolite with tremclad rv white. It looks like new! Now I need to reinstall the rear benches, front couch base, and cupboards. I drilled out the rivets which held them in. Are rivets the best choice to reinstall these cupboards with or some type of bolt nut and washers? Any suggestions appreciated.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #11
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I went with 3/4 inch stainless bolts with nylon nuts, and took the washers off of metal roofing screws. Seems like it will work well. I painted the cabinets with the same tremclad rv white. Reinstalled the upper cabinet over the sink and it looks great. Need to get some pics.
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Need to get some pics.
I agree!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:22 PM   #13
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Well you're ahead of me. I just put the body back on the frame ,but still have all the cabinets out. The power was out with an ice storm for 52hours,and a few fallen trees have distracted me a bit. Look forward to seeing some photos of yours when you get time...
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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I don't think I'm ahead of anything. It snowed again.
I have cut the front a frame off the frame to replace it. Poor little thing is chopped up pretty bad. It will be nice again some day. Here are some pics of nothing in particular. Pics taken with iPad so I don't know how good they
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