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Old 09-07-2012, 07:00 AM   #15
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hi paul---although i have zero experience in fiberglass repair (that is partly why we purchased a new unit!), i have great respect and admiration for those among us who undertake a project such as you have done.

with each repair, just keep reminding yourself that you'll not be in a tent!

keep up the great work and keep those photos coming!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:56 AM   #16
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Hey I really like your gold claim spot...Really pretty....Is that the old Alexandria bridge in the back ground?
Good luck on your panning and your trailer

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Old 09-07-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
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Hey I really like your gold claim spot...Really pretty....Is that the old Alexandria bridge in the back ground?
Good luck on your panning and your trailer

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Yes it is! It's a very nice spot, kinda funny we will be working away on the river bank and look up to an audience on the bridge watching us lol
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:23 AM   #18
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Yes it is! It's a very nice spot, kinda funny we will be working away on the river bank and look up to an audience on the bridge watching us lol
Hopefully your "audience" is bringing you good luck!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:42 AM   #19
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I used small bolts and nuts and attached the closet through the rivet holes then I epoxied in 2x4 blocks on the wall inside the closet and a 1x2 strip along the top. I screwed the closet to the blocks then I removed the bolts and filled all the holes on the exterior. Then i removed the closet and fiberglassed in the blocks and strip for extra hold.


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I epoxied in two strips for the upper cabinet above the kitchen then glassed those in also. For the upper strip I saturated mat on wax paper, then brushed resin on the strip and surrounding area and clamped the mat and wax paper to the strip, it worked very well.


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Old 09-07-2012, 12:26 PM   #20
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Time to fix the door... the PO had used a household door knob and a block of wood on the inside to hold the guts, and used carriage bolts to hold it all together. It was an ugly mess that left me with a large hole to fill.


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On the inside I filled the inset area with plywood and glassed that in


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Then I went about installing my solar panel. A lot more fun than body work!
I went with a flexible 68 watt panel that just barely fit on my roof. It is a simple peel and stick making it a super easy install. The only problem I found the next day was the ends were pulling up slightly and I had one gap as it curved down the trailer. I used roof and flashing polyurethane and ran a bead around the entire panel, seems to be holding good now after being on the roof for a couple weeks.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #21
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Found some great 1/2" u bolts for mounting the trailer to the frame.


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Old 09-07-2012, 04:33 PM   #22
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Time to prime! The end of body work is in sight.
I think I was a bit too thick with primer and it was drying really quick leaving streaky brush strokes
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:34 PM   #23
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:35 PM   #24
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Hey Paul, great job on the restoration. Mine has been on the go for just over a year now so I know how much work it is. I did my paint application with a 4" high density foam roller from home hardware. Much easier to get a good finish than with a brush. Also thinning your paint helps to avoid streaks and runs. Somewhere between 10 and 15% thinner makes a big difference.

PS: I am a gold bug too and my gold pan is in the boler waiting for opportunities.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:07 AM   #25
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Hey Paul great job on the boler. the idea of not rieveting the upper cupboards and lower one is an idea i was playing with also. I just don't exacly know how to do it. i see the lower cupboard where the stove goes the way you did that, what i just dont get is excatly how you did the top if its possible could you explain it and show me some more pictures it would really help a fellow boler owner out. Also what kind of primer did you choose did you choose the paint product yet and what did you go with on that.

Again great job on the boler.
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Hey Paul great job on the boler. the idea of not rieveting the upper cupboards and lower one is an idea i was playing with also. I just don't exacly know how to do it. i see the lower cupboard where the stove goes the way you did that, what i just dont get is excatly how you did the top if its possible could you explain it and show me some more pictures it would really help a fellow boler owner out. Also what kind of primer did you choose did you choose the paint product yet and what did you go with on that.

Again great job on the boler.
Thanks for the compliments.
I touched on the upper a couple posts ago, what I did was placed the upper where I wanted it then propped it up in place with 2x4's and I used a 90 second cure epoxy and glued 2 1x2 strips bottom and top. Then I took the cabinet down and fiberglassed in the top strip for extra hold. Now I will screw the cabinet in place top and bottom. My previous post covered my upside down fiberglassing.


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I have painted, just haven't caught my posts up with my progress. I used interlux pre-kote and Pettit easypoxy


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Hey Paul, great job on the restoration. Mine has been on the go for just over a year now so I know how much work it is. I did my paint application with a 4" high density foam roller from home hardware. Much easier to get a good finish than with a brush. Also thinning your paint helps to avoid streaks and runs. Somewhere between 10 and 15% thinner makes a big difference.

PS: I am a gold bug too and my gold pan is in the boler waiting for opportunities.
Thanks Rene, I did use the rolling/tipping method with foam roller and brush. I think it was the painter more than the paint or primer, after more sanding it worked out pretty good. I will thin next time, but I think I will spray next time too.
Sweet another gold bug! My claim is a great spot to go dip the pan in, easy to get to since I have a bridge lol. You are more than welcome anytime if you are in the area.

I am just about caught up with where i am at on the boler. After primer I sanded and painted, and didn't like the look so I sanded again.


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After that I wet sanded with 280 grit and applied another cote, then I wet sanded again with 400 grit and applied the final cote of paint.
So happy it's over with! Now I will see some progress


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Oh wow! Where are my sunglasses?! That looks beautiful!
Great job, and great explanations of your process.
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