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Old 10-06-2010, 09:11 AM   #1
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Trillium before/after(ish)

So i bought my 1974 Trillium 1300 mostly on a craigslist "whim"for 1000$... since then i've gutted, cleaned, painted, removed/replaced/painted/resealed the windows... i still need some kind of belly band decor (suggestions?) it's going slowly but surely... now for the interior!!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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door hanging?

any tips on rehanging the door would be great too
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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If you look on the Trillium website , you can buy the decals and stripes ! S.R.
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Old 10-28-2010, 10:23 PM   #4
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So i bought my 1974 Trillium 1300 mostly on a craigslist "whim"for 1000$... since then i've gutted, cleaned, painted, removed/replaced/painted/resealed the windows... i still need some kind of belly band decor (suggestions?) it's going slowly but surely... now for the interior!!!
Here's what I done on mine this is in a old post that I copied and pasted. You can do a search on my name and there's a link on where to buy it,,Cost $39.00 with free shipping......................................

I removed the Belly Band on mine and installed a 2" car trim and i like it a lot better...will probably remove the one on my other Trillium and do the same...The roll was 34' long and cost $38.00 with free shipping and was able to go all the way around without splicing it and had about 14" left over it's wider than the orginal band and helped coverup some bad places...I removed the old band dug out all the old metal that was bulging out fill the holes with short strand fiberglas filler I got from O'Reillys Auto Parts store sanded everything smooth ran a bead of Construction Adhesive right on the center and stuck the trim on mashed it real hard to get the adhesive to grab..The trim comes with 2 strips of 3M double sided tape on it but I wanted to be able to carry it to the car wash and not be afraid of blowing it loose and believe me it's not going anywhere... Here's a couple of pictures...

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Old 10-28-2010, 11:43 PM   #5
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Hi rhettelliot,

Looking good

If you search, you will find two or three really good and extensive threads here on the Trillium belly band subject. Lots of good photos, information, sketches, solutions, etc.

I think Randy's post came from one of them.

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:28 PM   #6
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any tips on rehanging the door would be great too
If the problem is nothing for the screws to bite into then we have covered this often?
Short story....fill the void made by the rotted wood with a runny epoxy and when hard hang the door where you want it with duct tape and drill new screw or bolt holes.

I have done this with 2 trills and it works fine.
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Old 11-04-2010, 09:11 PM   #7
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(Although I think thickened epoxy would be better/stronger. I usually use collodial silica, either alone or possibly with pinch of high-density filler.)

But yeah, to really get the good info, I would search out some of the past threads. Lots of great info there.
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Old 11-05-2010, 07:47 PM   #8
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Do you have a link to the auto trim you used? Did you take any pics by chance of what it looked like when you pulled off the old? Randy
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Old 11-06-2010, 11:32 AM   #9
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If Randy doesn't have that info - or if he does but you would like some other choices - there is quite a bit of info in those past threads Including, I'm pretty sure, Charlie's info on which auto trim he used on the seam (I saw his ex-Trillium and it was not a bad look).

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Old 11-06-2010, 04:32 PM   #10
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I am having trouble finding the links of "what lies beneath the belly band". And what to do. I think that is my next step. I am pretty sure I am getting a little water through some of the rivets. The band is pulling off the back a little. I need to seal it up before I can put the guts back in. I did find some 2" molding on Ebay that I think is what he may have used. Randy
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Gumpit,

Do you mean searching? I tend to use Google as my search engine. What you do is just open up your basic google page at Google and then type your search terms into the box followed by a space and then site:fiberglassrv.com just how I typed it.

For example, I will now go to google and type in the following:

trillium belly band site:fiberglassrv.com

Maybe you could give it a whirl, and then let me know if you have any problems.

Here are just some of the results that came up for me with the exact search I described above:

Trillium Belly Band

trillium belly band

Trillium belly band rivet removal

The last one - and perhaps the previous ones as well - contain links to related threads.

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:07 PM   #12
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O.K. I think I have a plan.... I will remove the band and dig out the caulking that the previous owner applied.(He must have owned stock in the company based on the amount used.) I then need to decide what to fill the seam space with. Is there something that is availble in a quantity enough to do the entire seam? I have seen people mentioning epoxy and to use the harder type so it doesnt "run". I have only used the stuff from the auto parts store that goes on the fiberglass mesh but that seems like it will surely run. Bondo is out because I know that will crack. Also because this is going to happen about the same time as me cleaning and applying the Redmax floor finish. What do you suggest to fill the tiny nicks from the rocks hitting the front of the trailer? Is there a protective coating that can be put on after? Like the 3m clear plastic they use on car noses and hoods to prevent chips? I also need to get the barkeepers friend and saw that it said to use Scotchbrite pads to clean. Is there a specific pad to use? Grit or color? Sorry for so many questions I just want to pick up everything at once so once I start I can finish without having to go back to the store or wait for stuff in the mail. Thanks for all the help. This site is great. Randy
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