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Old 09-23-2009, 08:48 PM   #57
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Thank You for the info Brian,
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:44 PM   #58
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You know, it just occurred to me that Rhino lining may just be the hot ticket for a floor covering. In the event that someone is doing a complete resto, then they could Rhino the floor before finishing the interior and it would be sealed. Since floors tend to rot because of water pooling on top, it could be sealed on that side, and the underside could be left open to allow the wood to breathe naturally.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:18 PM   #59
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Just got my baby back from the painter! Now I can start putting her back together!!
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:34 PM   #60
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Just got my baby back from the painter! Now I can start putting her back together!!

Nice matching with your towing vehicle. BTW what is the towing capacity of the Scion?

Can't wait to see more pics.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:42 PM   #61
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Sleek!

The taillight cups look great. I read back in this thread, so I understand that you glassed them in without the usual riveted rims - can you tell how you went about that?

Did you glass them in from inside and then grind the rims off? Take them off and then..

Also, just curious: Is the belly band going back on? Or are you going "sleek" in that area too?

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:36 PM   #62
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I cut the flanges off the light cups and clamped them in place. I learned fiberglassing as I went and this was one of the most pain in the butt things I did.....but I wanted the look....and I'm pleased. The belly band is gonna go back on. I like the fact that it sticks out at the widest point of the body and acts like a buffer so the body won't get scratched......
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:41 PM   #63
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Thanks, Scott!

I like the belly band on the Boler/clones too. I like the "ring of Saturn" thing it has going (although it does tend to collect dirt and whatnot on the top flange). They look great polished up, I think

Your taillights look great! I had thought if I ever painted that I would drill out the rivets, fill the holes, and glass the lights in, but I hadn't thought about eliminating the flange for a smoother look, so that intrigued me.

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Old 10-12-2009, 07:41 PM   #64
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Nice matching with your towing vehicle. BTW what is the towing capacity of the Scion?

Can't wait to see more pics.
The Scion(according to the manual) has NO towing capacity...... However, the engine is larger than the old style "boxy" model and in my opinion is plenty powerful. If I hit any serious hills or mountains, I'll be taking it easy for sure.......

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Old 10-12-2009, 11:33 PM   #65
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It's not just a matter of engine size, but wheel base, too. A trailer is much more likely to do the steering for you when you have a short wheel base or not enough weight over the front wheels to counteract the lever-action of the trailer as it tilts forward and downward on the hitch when you brake or the trailer bounces.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:51 PM   #66
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When we repainted our Boler, I had the belly band off as well. The flange measured any where's from 5/8" to 1 1/2" so I marked it with a spacer and a pencil and ground it back to a common width. When I reinstalled the band I had to cut it shorter by about 1 1/2" because of the smaller sizing. I then polished the metal band with aluminum mag and wheel cleaner. Sure made a difference...... at least in my minds eye.
Thanks for the pictures. Looks like a very nice job. You're going to get a lot of looks when you go camping.
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:33 AM   #67
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I love the XB & Boler look....

wish my 72 looked that good!!









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Old 10-15-2009, 09:39 AM   #68
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Sorry - forgot most recent photos of mine


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Still need some shots of completed outside - - and inside with my curtains and new front cushions....

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Old 10-17-2009, 05:26 PM   #69
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Cut the holes in the benches for access. I ordered 4 interior window trim rings which had the correct profile
to rest panels in. The cover panels are 1/2 inch StarBoard. Oh, and, the LEDs went on today!
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Old 10-17-2009, 05:55 PM   #70
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Brian, One sugestion:
Take a die grinder and cut the body back a little more from around the frame openings front and back. There is some different colored edge welting that you cane put on after to finish them off.
The reason being, over the years most or the frame cracks and breaks I have seen tend occur just behind the body opening. What happens is mud and water build up in there and doesn't get enough expose to air circulation. It is a spot most people don't think to hose out good after they have been on a muddy road.
You are doing a first class job on your rebuild.
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