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Old 06-14-2014, 05:14 PM   #211
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We are home from our 4 week vacation to London, Scotland and the Canadian Grand Prix Formula 1 race in Montreal, now it is time to get the Boler back together for summer fun.

Today I got the one side window installed (except for the screw cover trim strips), the door window and the tail lights. I also installed the door handle and latch.

Just a month until the Oregon Gathering so the pressure is on to get everything finished.





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Old 06-14-2014, 08:31 PM   #212
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The window in the door was originally all black, I didn't like the look of it so I sanded the paint off the frame then ploished the aluminum under it. I think it looks. Great.
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Old 06-14-2014, 08:37 PM   #213
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He window in the door was originally all black, I didn't like the look of it so I sanded the paint off the frame then ploished the aluminum under it. I think it looks. Great.
I think so TOO
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Old 06-14-2014, 10:55 PM   #214
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Shining!

Ian you are the king of gloss! What a fantastic job on all the metal trim, and the body looks great, too.

Thanks for sharing your buffing regimen. My 1974 windows were really in sad condition when I got the trailer, with caulk plastered on quite liberally. That's been removed but it's been so long now I think I used fine steel wool to buff the aluminum, along with the appropriate aluminum cleaner/wax. But your buffing procedure really takes it to another level.

Beautiful!

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Old 06-15-2014, 06:17 AM   #215
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You've created a real work of art. I loved reading through your posts and seeing the pictures. Perhaps someday I'll get to see it in person!
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:47 AM   #216
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Your trailer is looking super sharp! wish I could be at this year's Oregon Gathering to see it in person.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:42 PM   #217
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Thank you, and yes I hope to meet many of you in the years to come.
Today I made good progress and was able to install the windows on the left side (driver side), upper fridge vents and mark the new locations for the side maker lights. Sorry no pictures as I was able to squeeze in some work between Father's Day visits and phone calls.
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:24 AM   #218
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I have been very busy getting the Boler ready for the Oregon Gathering.
It is almost together, new marker lights installed, windows are all in, rewired most of the electrical (both 12V and 110V) and completely redid the plumbing.

As part of the plumbing update I relocated both the pump and the water inlet locations. I also had a 1 gallon instant hot water heater sitting on my workshop shelf and thought it would be the perfect size for the Boler.
Yes this unit will only work when I am connected to 110V.



Water tanks like these are not designed to be pressurized. The tap that is included with the kit takes the pressurized water, the valve in the tap when turned on then allows water to flow into the tank and then hot water flows out of the faucet. (does that make sense?).

To replicate this design and ensure the tank would not be pressurized when the pump is running or street water connected I used a "wide mount faucet". This type of faucet has the spout and valves separate, they are connected under the counter with flexible hoses rather than the one piece brass construction usually found in most faucets.



I cut the hose between the valve and the spout and by adding some short lengths of hose installed the hot water tank in series. When you turn on the tap water flows into the hot water tank which pushes the hot water out the tap.

The original "Y" pipe that comes with the faucet, each end is designed to connect to the hot & colt valves, the center connects to the spout.


The line going to the hot valve is cut and tubing is spliced onto each side to make them longer.


The final unit installed under the sink
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Wow that's a work of art now. I'm sure everyone will be able to see you coming... with that much of a shine. Great job.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:31 AM   #220
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Wow that's a work of art now. I'm sure everyone will be able to see you coming... with that much of a shine. Great job.
Thanks Darrell, all l that is left now are some minor items and the front and rear blinds. Speaking of shine I finished polishing the last item.

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Old 07-02-2014, 11:22 PM   #221
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Shine, shine! Great work Ian.
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:14 AM   #222
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Thank you Luis
Today It comes out of the garage, need to restock all the interior items then it gets a wash and wax ready for our first adventure.

I know I have not posted as many pictures as I should have. During the final assembly I came up with a few ideas and added a few additional items. I think you will find these "fun"
Pictures of our completed project (as if any project is ever completely finished) will follow very soon.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:03 PM   #223
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Great ideas and great work Ian, as I knew it would be from you.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:46 AM   #224
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Some finished shots of the outside.











I will post interior shots shortly
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