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Old 10-25-2006, 08:49 PM   #85
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Ok! Here is the modified window cabinet pattern. I like the size of this a lot better.

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The pattern layout.

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Old 10-26-2006, 11:12 AM   #86
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The pattern taped and ready for the fiberglass matte except for some embedded woodwork for mounting hardware and doors.

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Old 05-14-2007, 12:05 AM   #87
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Added more photos to Webshots Album Re: minor mods
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Old 05-14-2007, 06:09 AM   #88
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Added more photos to Webshots Album Re: minor mods
That's awesome! Especially providing the template for others. That was going to be this summers project on my 13 before Yuri bought it.

Home Depot sells some nice 'decorative' fiberglass sheeting that I think would finish off such a cabinet nicely...
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Old 05-28-2007, 12:01 AM   #89
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[quote]The pattern taped and ready for the fiberglass matte except for some embedded woodwork for mounting hardware and doors.

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Just wondering how the upper cabinets are coming along?
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Old 05-28-2007, 09:25 AM   #90
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Do you really want to know? Ran into a few problems.
1st. off I tried glassing last fall in our garage, it stunk up the whole house so had to wait till this spring to carry on outside.
2nd. Once the weather got warm enough to do it outside I ran out of resin, went to Canadian Tire and they were out of it.
3rd. I had to spend over a month ripping apart and totally rebuilding our sun deck and repainting all our fences.
4th. Got more resin and let it harden and when I was sanding with the belt sander the cord got caught in the belt and stripped the timing belt. Ordered a new one which took over a week to the tune of $30
This turning into a saga
I am working on it in between other things. One mistake I made was not
embedding enough wood framing near the ends of the bottom panel.
After I glassed it, it curled.
I of all people should know better! Anyhow I can fix it by making a couple of slices on the saw, flatten it and re-glass that part.
After I get it sanded, apply a skiff coat of Bondo, primed, sand and paint it it will look fine.
By using the cardboard as a base it is very light and surprisingly strong. I know helicopter rotor blades are done much the same way but they use a plastic honey comb celled material inside and then cover with a polycarbonate or similar material.
Once I get it done I will post some pics.

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:58 AM   #91
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[quote]Do you really want to know? Ran into a few problems.
1st. off I tried glassing last fall in our garage, it stunk up the whole house so had to wait till this spring to carry on outside.
2nd. Once the weather got warm enough to do it outside I ran out of resin, went to Canadian Tire and they were out of it.
3rd. I had to spend over a month ripping apart and totally rebuilding our sun deck and repainting all our fences.
4th. Got more resin and let it harden and when I was sanding with the belt sander the cord got caught in the belt and stripped the timing belt. Ordered a new one which took over a week to the tune of $30
This turning into a saga
I am working on it in between other things. One mistake I made was not
embedding enough wood framing near the ends of the bottom panel.
After I glassed it, it curled.
I of all people should know better! Anyhow I can fix it by making a couple of slices on the saw, flatten it and re-glass that part.
After I get it sanded, apply a skiff coat of Bondo, primed, sand and paint it it will look fine.
By using the cardboard as a base it is very light and surprisingly strong. I know helicopter rotor blades are done much the same way but they use a plastic honey comb celled material inside and then cover with a polycarbonate or similar material.
Once I get it done I will post some pics.

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Sorry to hear things haven't been going well with your project. I'm sure it will all be worth it though in the end, and they will look as great as all of your other "fab" projects!
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Old 06-04-2007, 02:10 PM   #92
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Sorry to hear things haven't been going well with your project. I'm sure it will all be worth it though in the end, and they will look as great as all of your other "fab" projects!
I totally agree with Andrew !! Hang in there ! It's gonna look FABLULOUS !!!

I have also had a couple of really lousy weekends when everything that could go wrong with our trailer mods did. One day I went back and forth to Home Depot three time for more stuff or to exchange something because it was the wrong size.... We feel your pain too !!

Your work looks amazing, chin up !

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Old 06-04-2007, 09:40 PM   #93
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Thanks for the encouragement guys, I will get it done after I work through my "HoneyDo" list!
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I can't see your pictures at that link... is it changed?
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Theresa, you are in a thread with the last post that was five years ago. We haven't seen Con for a while either: Last Activity: 01-05-2013 11:02 AM Maybe he'll pop back in and give you a response.....
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:23 AM   #96
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Hi all,
Donna, glad to see you are still involved.

I am still alive and kicking. Got involved in a number of other things.
Webshots changed their whole format unnoticed to many members and 100's of us had our albums blown away. Pissed of a lot of people in the process.
So if any one whats to contact me it will have to be thru my email con-quistador37@shaw.ca.

I still have all my pictuires and tutorials on the door fix and my screen door if any one is interested.

We sold our Boler, it went in 2 days to an older couple who are totally thrilled with it.

In May 2011 we left to go across Canada in our 2003 17' Bigfoot. We did a 11,000 miles in 3 1/2 months. We went to Newfoundland (spent a month there) Tugged the trailer with a 2101 Hyundai Santa Fe and averaged 17 miles to the gal.

Every thing worked well, had a few minor fixes but was able to do it on the way.
Got home and had a list of 50 items to fix, change or improve on. Spent a month or two fixing those. Although Bigfoot has a good reputation for a good product, as a retired designer and fabricator come handyman I found some serious design problems with the unit.

I now know a Bigfoot inside and out so anyone needing any advice on one, I can help.

We got rid of the Bigfoot to my brother in law so we are trailer-less now.
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Glad you found your way back to FiberglassRV Con. Your presence has been missed.

Years ago, I uploaded your fantastic writeup about the Boler door fix to the Document Center. I feel your pain about losing your offsite photo album. Over time, we're going to lose all those wonderful photos that folks have linked within a thread, when offsite services either go away or members delete the album. That won't happen if folks would just embed photos here rather than link.

Are you looking for another all molded towable?
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Old 02-27-2014, 04:49 PM   #98
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Hi Donna,
No not really, my wife and I are not really that into trailer life.
I get as much enjoyment out of tweaking and doing mods as I do traveling.
I would much rather jump on a plane and land in Peru or Chile and hike the Andes or the Amazon.
However I still have all my photos and I am willing to provide my knoweage and experience for those that want it.

I had a query form a Dan last week about the Boler door fix and sent him a copy.

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