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Old 04-30-2013, 12:23 AM   #57
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Another day done. Did a few errands to two of my favorite spots today. First was to auto wreckers to see if any new rv's in and there wasn't but in a Mallard trailer there was a small black range hood , I removed it and bought for 10 dollars. Yea haw my kind of price. Second was to Kencraft Rv and trailer supply to pick up 2 rolls butyl tape and found 2 nos louvered fridge vent upper and lower doors they are the old style. Will post pics tomorrow. Got 2 things put back on Sportsman, front window and front awning and furnace vent. If I can Knock a few things off each evening after work I might have it ready for June. Will post pics of window to.
Ryan, where are you? Sounds like wrecker heaven!
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:24 AM   #58
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I am in Armstrong but wreckers are in Vernon and Cherryville.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:28 AM   #59
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I am in Armstrong but wreckers are in Vernon and Cherryville.
Do RV wreckers generally specialize in RVs or are they just part of a larger auto recycling operation? Curious because I'd like to locate one near me.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:57 AM   #60
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The wreckers here are a little different than other towns close by. They generally dispose of anything they think they can make a buck on. There is 3 in Vernon, 1 does not do anything with RV's the other two have some but are getting out of them unless they are brand new ones. The one in Cherryville is a old time wrecker and he hauls in anything for disposal. They have about 15 rv units there now of which 10 have some good stuff in them but to large for smaller FG units. The fellow at Vernon Truck wreckers told me yesterday he will not be acquiring anymore unless brand new wrecks as cost to get rid of wood, insulation,foam and plastics is getting to be to exspensive. Someone will fill the void as Insurance groups will have to get rid of wrecks somewhere.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:13 PM   #61
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It's been this Junkyard Dog's experience that "metal recyclers" who take in everything from old appliances to old lawn furniture are the most fertile ground for trailer scrounge.

As Ryan indicates, many auto wreckers won't mess with RV's, especially old trailers- but scrap metal guys will. Gotta check them out regularly, though- they don't wait long to put things in the compactor!

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Old 04-30-2013, 10:35 PM   #62
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A couple of pics I said I would post first is front window reinstalled pic from inside.
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the next is of the two fridge vents and the junkyard range hood
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I marked out the rear side windows just before it got dark and should be will be able to hide-cut out the patch from previous owners. That patch was covered by the mysterious grate that vented nothing, picture of that grate on What is this thing thread, before this rebuild thread started.
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the other side is marked out also. Next will be the fridge vents and side compartment doors. Hopefully all tomorrow.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:15 PM   #63
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Just about got what was planned one. Two windows installed 2 fridge vents installed and a bonus Fed Ex delivered my ceiling vent I purchased from Adventure RV so temporarily put that in to.
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Window rough in was easy just used my Zip disc and marked hole size then cut them out, Put 3/4 inch buytl tape on windows then slide them in the hole clamped interior window backing to window, predrilled the holes and mounted them using #8 x 1 inch stainless round head screws. just snug enough to squeeze out a little buytl. I did the exact same thing for the fridge vents measured through existing holes to find cabinet then marked and cut, the upper iI put it so the lower louvers are 1 inch above top of coils. Was real good to get rid of all those old holes for whatever was in them.
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Temporary trim boards for attaching new vent will make a trim ring stained to match window trim boards. Well that was it for today. Have to work tomorrow so not much will get done on the Sportsman.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:36 AM   #64
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Kinda looks like a cross between a Trillium, a Surf Side and a toy hauler. Amazing thread! I look forward to more updates.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:55 AM   #65
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I really wanted triple glass jalousie windows for back as it was a standard on them. I couldn't find two of them anywhere that were at least 30 inches wide. The double pane windows are what is on Surfsides so a little bit surfy side looking Well off to work might get something done this evening on the [COLOR="Green"][Thrillside/COLOR]
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:40 PM   #66
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Started to put and finalize the upper front cabinets I roughed in last winter. They is quite a bit of patience involved in getting a good fit.
I thought maybe that I should show the process of getting them to fit. I first cut cardboard templates to match the wall angles. I was only interested with the curvature for the initial cardboard templates, then the vertical straight edges after the curvature was right. I needed good cardboard sheets that were stiff enough to be held in place without the floppy thing happening so I used a cover sheets from lifts of russian birch plywood which the building supply donated. I trim the cardboard to a usable width about 20 inches x 4 ft cut a real rough curve on the end and then using a compass scribed the fit and kept this up until the fit was real good for the intended curve. I attached pic of some of the templates
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The second picture shows a upper left cabinet base and the template used to get it (mirror reverse) I only used the template for curvature as straight edges are relatively easy to accomplish once the curve is done. Because the base is 1 inch thick, a final curvature (backcut) had to be put on it to fit the assending curvature.
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I then had a width that was to big but the curve and other end fit great,then squared off backing and marked for outer face for shelf and the cut to final size as you see in picture
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the next picture is that shelf in place with outer skins cut. The depth is little to big but fit on curvature and outer end is fine, just have to trim with saw. I will be putting holes in flat panels for cupboard doors, but will router them in before final assembly.
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Tomorrow is the big day when the front uppers are completed. I will of course put another addition to the thread tomorrow.
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You're making me ashamed of myself, Ryan. I've been dithering for a month over how to install a teeny shelf over the sink!

Gonna get right on it...tomorrow...

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Old 05-04-2013, 01:05 AM   #68
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Francesca you can bring it up. Then we both can dither about it a bit then we can get it done. lolwu
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:05 PM   #69
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Saturday is now done for me, Had one heck of a bunch of fitting today in the front right and left upper cabinets. I was well worth the effort, the last trailer had only standard Boler cabinets on the top so not much storage in them. Now we have UPPERS- big ones, lots of room.
I had the backing already glued to the fiberglass and the plywood pieces rough cut so it was just making them fit and adding a sub frame for the plywood to glue to and doors hinges and locks to screw into the first picture is of the one subframe the next with the corner plywood in place but not nailed just tight fit. I eventually glued (waterproof Glue) and wire nailed them (22 gauge wire nails)
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The next is of the front panels all attached and the next is pilot hole for flush cut router bit to fit in.
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The finished holes all that is left on these is corner trim and that is going to be dark stained douglas fir outside corner trim 11/16 x 11/16
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The right side done the same way as left, you can see one of the wire chases on top of door. I will put removable cover on it after all the wires are run.
Had enough time left before I got fed up today to glue in backing pieces in the rear corners for the rear vertical cabinets (fishing rod closets)
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Sunday will tackle those two closets and maybe the side uppers. will post again tomorrow
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Your reno is so impressive! Love seeing the updates and can't wait for the end result.
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