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Old 04-07-2010, 06:12 PM   #41
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Robert, great job on the trailer. I'm getting up to the point were I'll be doing the cabinets shortly and had a question. After showing my wife what the upper cabinet door would look like in the up position with hinges at the top of the door, she preferred having them drop down, to not be in her face (she's 6' tall like me). I like how you did yours, as it would save material by using the cut panel. My question is how you got such nice cuts on the doors. I have a circular saw and jig saw, and I usually use the circular saw for these inner cuts. I line up the blade as best I can and cut it near the near the end of the mark, then finish with the jigsaw and sanding. Do you have a different technique or tool to do this? Thanks for any help.

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:43 PM   #42
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Thank you all. Very kind of you to respond. I'm trying mightily to turn my passion into a viable business. So, feel free to ask questions, or better yet, throw me some work on your next project trailer...


Raya, the PP's new owner wants shelves in the vertical cabinet, rather than a coat hanger. I've just provided a couple doors to access the closet.

Gerda, offering an alternative to new is exactly my business model. Thanks for noticing!

Paul, the faucet is a water spout (just on/off, no hot/cold) I picked up on Amazon.com, sold thru Crystal Clear Supply, Inc.

Danny, each door is surrounded by a face frame that's cut and built separate from the door itself. You may not be able to make out the detail, but a typical frame is comprised of four parts and each corner is put together with a lap joint. Then I cut the doors to fit. As you can see, the frames are surface-mounted to the FG cabinets with SS screws, whereas the doors are mounted to the frame via piano hinge.
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:04 PM   #43
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This is looking amazing!!! Great job!!!!
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:36 PM   #44
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For those of you who love the devil, here are some details of the frame restoration.

New Dexter TorFlex axle w/ brakes.
New 15" wheels and tires.
New welded parts.
New Bulldog hitch jack.
New 2" receiver hitch.
New POR-15 paint overall.

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Old 05-31-2010, 04:49 PM   #45
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And here is how it looks now! Perris Pacer Pfinished!

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Old 05-31-2010, 04:50 PM   #46
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Here's more...

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Old 05-31-2010, 04:51 PM   #47
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And two more!

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Old 05-31-2010, 06:59 PM   #48
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Robert, did you paint the exterior or do it yourself? What paint was used? Great job on everything.
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:18 PM   #49
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:31 PM   #50
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Beautiful Job!

Can you tell me what type of flooring you used?
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:42 PM   #51
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flooring looks like cork. that's exactly what I was going to use! nice job.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:57 PM   #52
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Super job, Robert! Great craftsmanship, beautiful woodwork.... WOW!

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Old 06-09-2010, 11:25 PM   #53
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Wow so impressive! Your craftsmanship is quite obvious. That is quite a beautiful result!
I am inspired.

Only hope my scamp comes out half that nice!
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:39 PM   #54
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Thank you all.

Yes, the body is professionally painted. The floor is corkó12" tiles, from...Walmart!
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Old 03-21-2015, 12:14 AM   #56
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Thanks for taking the time back when to post this restoration. It's not only inspiring but very helpful to anyone doing their own work. I'm getting close to the big day of lifting the body off of the frame. Having never done this, i'm concerned about cracking the fiber during the lift. Would you be so kind as to impart a little knowledge of how to do this properly?
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