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Old 08-28-2021, 06:48 PM   #21
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Delays upon delays, but finished up the body work! Itís not perfect but itís pretty good, with everything that needed repairs done. The surface could be a little more even in a few places I missed.

Primed and one coat of Pettit Easypoxy is applied, Iíll do a second coat tomorrow and install the new lights and reseal the windows. Iím hoping to have it home (I took it to work to paint) and get started on the interior. Time will be fragmented with the impending arrival of baby 3, but looking forward to working on the inside!


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Old 08-29-2021, 06:49 AM   #22
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Great progress!
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Old 10-24-2021, 09:00 PM   #23
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Amerigo progress

Well, got it put back together and sealed up just in time to have our third child. A happy delay, but I definitely want to get this project done by the spring. If my kids want to use this with us, theyíll have to help. My oldest doesnít mind scrubbing!
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I replaced a couple of the window frames, and am replacing the floors. I have them and the new door frame cut out and ready to go. I just need to clean up the floors a little more and wait for the weather to break next weekendÖ non-stop rain here in WA!

Many thanks to the many people who advised keeping all the old interior to use as a pattern, huge help. Hopefully more progress coming up soon!

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Old 11-02-2021, 10:45 PM   #24
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I traced the new floor using the old floors as a pattern, then used a jigsaw to cut them out. I then used the new floors as a pattern for the LVP Iím putting in, and cut that to size prior to installing anything. I had to wait for two sunny days in a row, a rarity here in the PNW for the foreseeable future, but was able to knock it out and get the front floor in and new doorframe reinstalled.

My door doesnít fit flush at all, Iím not exactly sure how to straighten the hinges but thereís a gap on the bottom hinge side. The frame is as flush and straight as could be. It would be nice if these were available to order but Iíll have to figure out how to straighten them.

More pics to follow once Iím done with the flooring. It should be faster now that Iím not waiting on weather, as sheís finally watertight again! (Minus the door gap, which doesnít actually leak)
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Old 11-03-2021, 05:26 AM   #25
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Joe, can you post some pics of your door/hinge issues?
it's been several years back but I recall another forum member asking about hinges on their fg-16 and they had 2 different profiles on them. The top/bottom hinges on mine were identical. I think we determined one of his got bent somehow. Have you tried switching them from top to bottom to see if the door fits any better?
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Old 11-03-2021, 03:40 PM   #26
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I havenít tried switching them yet, next time I have time and itís not actively raining Iíll try that.
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Old 11-03-2021, 03:42 PM   #27
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As you can see I haven’t painted the door yet, I wound up in a heck of a time crunch getting it painted. That might have to wait for spring at this point!
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I tried switching the hinges, no change. Iím a little at a loss, I canít figure out how to bend them to where I need them. Iíll play around with it more.

Floors are in and done! Iím happy with how the LVP turned out. Next up Iíll be replacing one last window frame, then start framing up the cabinets.
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