thanks to both of you for your replies. it looks like tomorrow is busy on my search. roy, the bolero that i picked up looks a lot like what yours used to. i don't believe that it moved in over 35+ years. it sat in a back yard in queens, ny. one the years stairs were built on the house in front, so we had to chain saw through a neighboring property to pull it out. i am hitting this one fast + furious so that we can take it on a cruise over to montauk (long island) for the end of this month.
i have mostly gutted it, doing new upholstery, cabinet doors (the particle board is completely shot) have cut out the support for the bunk bed, new tires
,etc. i have just gotten my shipment of the marine adhesive that you suggested, + found tsp on amazon (couldn't find it local here).
vent is crumbling, so i would like to put something over it... if i had the time i would post pictures, but being that it is past midnight + i can"t really control time, i am moving on many fronts...
let's see what i can find...