Post by thehorsepeople4 on Jan 2, 2012 13:03:26 GMT -5
Talk about seeing the possibilities.....! You are a very talented individual to take on a rescue like this. It is obvious that you have the skills and imagination to see beyond the mold and rust to the finished product. Looks like it will be better than new when you get it finished. Thanks for sharing....you give me hope as I work on our Deville.
Post by bagpipeswest on Jan 2, 2012 20:42:29 GMT -5
Wow thanks. I don't have the skills at all. But I have ADD. Maybe that's what gives me the determination. I'm learning as I go making mistakes as well. I found the hardest part is starting the next phase. ie. cutting the birch panels or making templates
I took woodworking in high school over 30 years ago and failed it. So if I can take on this project anyone can
Post by offspringin on Feb 20, 2012 9:04:19 GMT -5
wow, you have made AMAZING progress. I wish i had failed woodworking in high school. I love the way its turning out. Flooring choice is great, whole kitchen assembly works great together. When your done your going to have one super sweet trailer. Congrats. Looking forward to seeing this one done too.
If you can't fix it with a hammer you have an electrical problem.
Post by bagpipeswest on Feb 29, 2012 21:43:08 GMT -5
thanks for the great encouragement, in some places there are 7 coats of poly urnathane with sanding between every coat. the little magazine racks are still the orginal shellac, I used violin cleaner/polish on them. dont go out and buy that stuff , I just had it when I restore my fiddles.
I'm just putting this one out there... Do you guys take out, cataloge, store, destore, polish the screw head, and re-install it back in the same place?
We, remove it and place it in a zip-loc. We write on the zip-loc where it was removed from. We have been known to reuse screws but usually we purchase new. We only zip-loc them as a reminder what to purchase and how many and where they go.
Wow! We have a '56 Rainbow that we bought in 2010... your basic template with a clear title. We have put off working on it while we jockey the floor plan around on paper trying to make room for a larger bed & portal potty closet. It was already pretty well butchered when we got it, so we don't feel too bad about updating for amenities. Does have original stove & icebox, & most of the original cabinetry to copy for 50s flavor. Your blog is very encouraging- thanks!
If you restore fiddles you've obviously learned a lot since shop class, lol.
"Catalogue, store, destore, polish"? Nah, I just generally sorted the screws I removed by length and type, but I did reuse a bunch of old twisty nails for the new ceiling, and a bunch of the old black square-bit wood screws on my new kitchen counter.
"thanks for the great encouragement, in some places there are 7 coats of poly urnathane with sanding between every coat. the little magazine racks are still the orginal shellac, I used violin cleaner/polish on them. dont go out and buy that stuff , I just had it when I restore my fiddles."
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Post by bagpipeswest on Mar 30, 2013 10:00:42 GMT -5
its been 11 months since my last post. I so bad
I joined and rock band as a bass player. I didn't really know how to play. Long story short, just finished a 3 1/2 hour jig over 40 tunes and now its time to get back into the trailer.
I'll get some pics up soon. I peeled off the roof skin and replaced the ceiling panels and replaced the roof and my seat were finished just in time for a planned camping weekend.
my hot water tank is up and running and I now have a flush toilet. I have to box in (hide) those two things and all be all done but the paint. I went camping in it old girl last year in Oct. The fumes for the finish were a bit high still.