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Old 06-29-2016, 01:30 PM   #15
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OK I think I got it figured out. Here are some snaps of finished paint job i did with exterior panels being installed.
Oh yeah that is a water heater for my outdoor shower and sink. New vents for larger 3way fridge. Heater is same size and place.
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:40 PM   #16
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This looks stunning. What was the condition like before you started the reno? Do you have any before photos?

What are your plans for the interior?
Trailer was in very good condition with original interior that I still have as a templates for some new cabinets and cushions. I just always wanted to make it super nice inside from the day i got it. Exterior was in good shape but last owners did poor job on using sealant that took hours to get off and doors where cracking a bit. Also there was lots of rock chips on front and some cracks and missing gelcoat that you would expect after 27 years. I did spend 2 full summers camping in it before I made my plans how do i want it for my needs to make it both practical and good looking.
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Old 06-29-2016, 06:46 PM   #17
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I'm noticing that my bumper on my LB appears to have separated a bit in the past. It looks like the seam may have been re-sealed and painted over. Can you tell if the bumper is in one piece with the shell, or was it applied after?

I do wish there were an exterior, metal type bumper attached to the frame. I can't see that this setup offers much protection.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:01 PM   #18
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That paint looks amazing. Love the colors.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:01 AM   #19
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I'm noticing that my bumper on my LB appears to have separated a bit in the past. It looks like the seam may have been re-sealed and painted over. Can you tell if the bumper is in one piece with the shell, or was it applied after?

I do wish there were an exterior, metal type bumper attached to the frame. I can't see that this setup offers much protection.
Bumper is made from fiberglass and it's riveted to the body for sure. Ha, frame is not that solid on this one so on stronger impact you sure would have to take shell off from frame to fix it. I am modifying my frame to install water tank under the trailer with 20 Gal. I will put 2 more braces. Also I was toying with an idea of adding hitch for Stowayay 2 in the future.
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Bumper is made from fiberglass and it's riveted to the body for sure. Ha, frame is not that solid on this one so on stronger impact you sure would have to take shell off from frame to fix it. I am modifying my frame to install water tank under the trailer with 20 Gal. I will put 2 more braces. Also I was toying with an idea of adding hitch for Stowayay 2 in the future.
Thanks for the info! Since it is riveted to the shell is there supposed to be a visible seam? Or when it was built was it sealed with fiberglass, or something else?
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Old 07-02-2016, 01:44 AM   #21
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Thanks for the info! Since it is riveted to the shell is there supposed to be a visible seam? Or when it was built was it sealed with fiberglass, or something else?
Yeah there is a seam since its a separate part riveted to a body.

I have started making forms and pressing fronts for my cabinets. Interior is getting back to be interior this month.
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Yeah there is a seam since its a separate part riveted to a body.

I have started making forms and pressing fronts for my cabinets. Interior is getting back to be interior this month.
Here is a sink vanity i'm bending now.
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Nice work and ....what a great vacuum table
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:21 AM   #24
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Resizing entry door

So I have decided instead of rebuilding old square door to get new one and with nice radius. A little project but well worth of extra 3 inch in hight.
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So I have decided instead of rebuilding old square door to get new one and with nice radius. A little project but well worth of extra 3 inch in hight.
And here with 5 coats of fiberglass a 2 coats of bond so far
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And here with 5 coats of fiberglass a 2 coats of bond so far
I agree with your decision, nice job and looks good .
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Got the water tank fitted in a frame

Finally got whole frame ready to slide back under the shell. I have moved water tank under the trailer to save space inside and to double capacity since I'm adding exterior shower. Tank came from ebay and I got skid plate fabricated locally out of staines steel. 21Gal and extra space under seat for sleeping needs = win win. Frame also received new brake away switch and brake wiring.
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I'm still not visualizing where this is going, particularly the curved cabinet fronts, but I can't wait to find out!

Thanks for sharing.
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