First, thanks to all of you who have posted pictures of works you have done. You have been a source of inspiration and a great moral support for what I had to do.
Buying a 1977 Boler
(17') I expected there would be some surprises...And I found some...
Chester, do you remember that post you did in Sold thread :
Ad I saw.
Boler 17ft 1977 (750kg)Bathroom&shower,Electric and gaz fridge,Heater and stove New exterior paint and nice clean interior.Has brakes and good tires.A rare item for collector Or Boler enthousiast. Price $6500 CDN. Located in Montreal Canada.
Here it is...(not that price !)
Exterior is truly impressive. I just applied a rubbing compound and a Nu-Finish wax.
Interior walls and ceiling are covered with carpet in good condition. Appliances are all working except water heater. It has window tint film. I don't know which make. It's dark blue and in the evening, it's quite impossible to see inside from outside even with all lights
Suspension was over. I had to replace axle
, torsion bars by leaf springs, and electric brakes
needed replacement. Then, when I was preparing to paint
the interior, I noticed that there was two lino one over the other, on a 1/4 inch plywood, and all that was wet... I took them out. There was holes in the fiberglass covering wooden floor... and this one was wet too...I cut the fiberglass covering around modules, and took it off and let the floor to dry. Happily, it was not rotten. I painted it, and added over a new 5/8 inch plywood, so I could put new bolts attaching cell to frame because originals were loose. Now it was ready for a new floor covering : an oak finished floating hard wood flooring...
Later I found there was a leak around toilet/shower window. Water was getting down between the two fiberglass walls to inside the floor. I remade caulking around the window.
There was also many screw holes on inside walls. I puttied them, and paint
the interior with acrylic latex paint.
While my wife was recovering cushions with new fabrics, I built new oak cabinet doors. As cabinet doors' panels are thin (5/16 inch), they are lighter than the original 1/2 inch presswood doors.
But, enough talking, let's look at it !
To unload this forum, (Hi, Mr. Webguy), my pics are now on my personnal website, found here after, in my signature