There are four items on a classic Trillium
that have to be addressed, eventually.
The door needs to be reinstalled:
There are a number of approaches to this, but the one that makes the most sense to me is to peel back the insulation, known as Ensolite. Then, cut into the fibreglass under the Ensolite, where the hinges are. Then install stainless steel backing plates that are drilled to match the hinge. Using stainless, countersunk screws, and lock nuts, to remount the door. Some put covers over the holes, others re-glass the holes and re-glue the Ensolite.
have to be resealed.
Take out the screws, (many will have rusted through). Pull the window out from the bottom. Then scrape off the old butyl putty. Put on new butyl putty, (3/4" wide).
If you are lucky, the wood that the windows
screw into will not be rotten, but odds are that at least one of the windows
will have rotten wood. The hard part of replacing the wood is getting the Ensolite off. The glue that Trillium
used is some sticky stuff. I have found that a sharp putty knife helps. Then using new, preferably stainless screws, reinstall the windows.
My first Trillium window thread.
The belly band has to be sealed:
This one is quite involved.
My First Belly Band Thread
My Second Belly Band Thread
should be replaced:
After 40 years, or so, the axle
is done. Get brakes
on the replacement.