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Old 09-20-2014, 12:07 PM   #15
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Yippee, got the frame back this morning! New Dexter axel and new hubs!
Hope to paint the frame this weekend, if all goes as planned
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:19 PM   #16
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Mission accomplished. Frame painted, front and back windows reinstalled (new rubber gaskets, windows had to be trimmed due to slightly different gaskets), ran interior wiring. First weekend in 3 weeks that it wasn't over 100 degrees here, hadn't been able to work on the egg due to the heat. This was a marathon egg weekend. Hope to post pics in the next couple of weeks when we start the inside. Next weekend though, Buellton Vintage Bash as spectators, another delay (but a delightful one!)
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Old 09-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #17
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I m closely following your rebuild as I have a pacer also
My wife and I will also be attending as visitors to the
Buellton vintage show
Just a question but where are you planning on carrying your spare
Looking for ideas on a mount
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:33 AM   #18
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Yeah, the spare tire dilemma is still up in the air Alan..... We've gotten some nice ideas and pictures from the kind members on these boards, still don't know I don't know if your Perris Pacer came with a "bumper," but ours did. We were so surprised to find that the "bumper" was made of fiberglass not metal, we're newbies to the FG world. The FG "bumper" has since been removed. If we end up putting the spare on the back of the camper, a metal bumper will have to be fabricated and added to the frame, probably still might need some type of metal bumper whether we end up with the spare back there or not.

The interior is 95% "clean," just a little bit of caulk/some glue residue to remove, a few pinhole size holes in the FG to be sealed (ones we missed the first time around) then it'll be ready for the Reflectex, marine hull, Fantastic Fan, flooring, ceiling tiles etc...... The brand new bench cushions are hidden inside, all over our house, didn't want to store them outside in the garage, I can hardly wait until they're out of here! We need to find a place to get the exterior painted, that's our next big decision, hopefully our last "major" expense, fingers crossed. When we get started on the inside (the fun part), I'll post pictures
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Old 01-11-2015, 11:41 AM   #19
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We are still alive and I had been removing copious amounts of epoxy, silicone and caulking, geesh! Everything in this egg was glued to something, which was glued to something, which was, well you get the idea Seeing progress though, interior ceiling (center had been separating) has been repaired and DH is working on the cabinets and reconfiguring the kitchenette. Brand new cabinet doors are being skinned with laminate (edged with aluminum) as well as the front of the reconfigured kitchenette. A new counter top has been made and has been skinned with laminate as well, just waiting on the metal edging to arrive. Happy with the way the laminate sheets worked out, looks like everything will be easy to clean I'm surprised at what great condition the interior fiberglass cabinet boxes are in even though they were caked with glue, they look almost new. Since the boxes are looking so good, we decided not to remove them and just make the new doors. Removing all the glue has been a painstaking task I can't even begin to imagine how all that glue got there???
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:00 PM   #20
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:06 PM   #21
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reconfigured kitchenette without new counter top, front
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Old 01-11-2015, 12:21 PM   #22
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Unattached "grayish" countertop for now (that's why there's a bow in it). Still need to put metal edging around it. Going to put a contrasting laminate on the front of the cabinet. Redoing the kitchenette really helped to clean up the interior of the egg.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:45 PM   #23
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Good to see you're doing IT. My wife and I started our refurb of our 74' Pacer in December. Getting everything ready for work on the weekends has been the biggest challenge. It's not as easy as going down to Home Depot to pick up supplies, right? Currently we're on the hunt for the simple plastic edging that goes around all the fiberglass cabinets.
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Old 01-29-2015, 07:26 AM   #24
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Plastic edging?

Yes, you're right about going to the local home improvement stores. We've had to improvise quite a bit
Are you looking for the black plastic edging that surrounds the openings into the cabinets?
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Old 01-29-2015, 09:03 AM   #25
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Plastic edging

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Are you looking for the black plastic edging that surrounds the openings into the cabinets?
Yes! We've found similar edging but it's always thicker than the simple smooth plastic/rubber edging that came with. The original stuff was poop brown as well and we would like to replace it with white if possible. I'm sure its out there but so far it has alluded me.

Any leads?

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Old 01-29-2015, 01:30 PM   #26
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edging

Now that you mention it, our was brown too, at least what was left of it. That brown trim was hanging on for dear life, it needed to go.

We ended up using a pliable drip irrigation tubing. It was sliced open evenly lengthwise, placed around the opening, left there a few days to conform to the shape of the opening and then the edges trimmed to fit. The tubing does have a very minimal roundness when applied, but it does not interfere with our cabinet doors. Now, we don't have to worry about catching a sharp edge and the edging looks perfect. We used black tubing, but I do remember seeing other colors, varying diameters etc....We thought if we couldn't find what we needed at Lowes or Home Depot, we'd try an aquarium shop for tubing.
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Old 01-31-2015, 11:47 AM   #27
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DH testing metal pipe for wrap around curtain rods. He made a jig and bent the pipe around it, worked great. (The pipe bender he had, made the angle too severe for the curvature of the egg.)
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Old 01-31-2015, 12:36 PM   #28
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Checking out some details.

A little aluminum trim around new shelving for a little clean bling.
Small leather wrapped stainless door pulls. Got a deal on those, in the clearance
bin at Lowes, only $2 each! Couldn't pass them up, I'll put those on later.

Going to tape and cover everything, in preparation for the Reflectex tomorrow.
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