Good morning, last night I brought home my new aquisition a 1972 Witchita American 13' Boler
. She has sat neglected for 2 years and the exterior shows the lack of love, and the interior is ever so vivid of the flashy oranges of 1972. How i thought those days were long gone.
I have called Scamp
this morning and ordered 2 new door hinges 2 rolls of Butyl tape and 2 rolls of the seam tape to cover the cieling seams. Its obvious over the years the previous owners have used every imaginable glue. Scamp
says with the new seam tape all one needs is to paint
the cieling and use a hot glue gun to stick the new seam tape to the cieling material. If its that easy the inside will be gorgeous in no time.
Here are my 3 questions: First what techniques are used to remove the jalouse (sp) windows
and what problems can i expect? I want to pull them reseal them as they have tons of silicone sealer and look like cr,,,,,,.
Second: When sealing over the pop rivets on the exterior of the shell do most Boler
owners simply paint
the rivets with Fiberglass resin and then paint
Third: and this is the hard one. The back to the front Gaucho Couch is gone. As in no where to be found. Does anyone have one they no longer want that I can buy? Or does someone have one removed where i could get a traced copy of its outline and photos to show me what t looked like and how it was built and installed?
Any help in these 3 areas is greatly appreciated. I dont think I did to bad on the old lady as the floor is solid, the frame is in great condition. Its just the exterior looks terrible, the door sags, and it is going to need the cushions recovered ASAP the orange has to go.
PS: For the moderator if I were to post pics what methodolgy should I use to attach them here?