The window project as previously mentioned brought to light
some not serious but concerning fiberglass issues on the roof. It looked like there had been some damage to the rear curbside corner and the PO had just slaped fiberglass mat patch over the damaged area and then slopped some white gelcoat over that. As I was patching the dining window area I decided that I would also fix up what I thought initially were just some small stress fractures. As I started grinding I realized the job was going to be a bit bigger.
In for a penny in for a pound, right? I ground down the rear curbside corner to bare glass (It was a lot bigger area than I had thought) and laid a layer of chopped strand mat for reinforcing and then finished with body filler. I'm not anywhere CLOSE to being a bodyman but it turned out fine.
As I followed more stress fractures to the drivers side rear it turned out a similar patch job was done on the drivers side rear corner as well which lead me to think it was a fallen tree or big branch that was the culprit.
Anyway... A lot more work, but I got it to a point I was happy with.
To finish off the roof I rolled a couple of coats of Interlux Pre Kote to cover the filler while I decide what to do for paint
. She looks like a bit of a hillbilly hideaway right now
but she's ready for paint
in the fall
With the roof done and extra time on my hands I thought I'd tackle the boler's achilles heel (Okay one of them). The pesky cracks above the door. I was surprised how thin that radiused area at the top of the door actually is. So I carefully peeled back the ensolite on the inside of the door and patched with fiberglass chopped strand mat to strengthen the corners and then ground out the front side and filled with bondo glass short strand filler. That should do the trick but I guess we'll find out.
And of course when I did the door's outside repair I needed to remove the old bent drip cap (I do have a replacement) so had to fill those 12 rivet holes as well. 12 fasteners for the drip cap!!! Why? No idea...
The good thing about this part of the project was we had a really nice stretch of warm dry weather for it so I had no delays. Next job which was going to be something I'd never done before but didn't seem like it would be insurmountable was to remove the old water filler on the curbside and fill that hole and as well on the drivers side get rid of the mouse hole for the electrical
cord fill it and replace it with a 15 amp cord socket.
It's all coming together. I think she'll be all done by next spring but in the meantime she's perfectly usable, comfy and dry.