Friday, July 9, 2010

Little Progress...

It has been entirely too long since my last post. I have been working here and there but it seems to be REAL slow going at this point. I also have to say that I am TIRED of working on windows. It is becoming a real drag to work on them. I have pulled the front window and that thing is a bear. I am almost done wet sanding that and will be moving on to polish. I'm very ready to do other things. But here is my update...

Here are the curbside Jalouise window and the "kitchen" Jalouise window screens. I polished these up and fit new screen material and splines. It isn't a real WOW picture but it is progress...


I was finally able to get the kitchen window back together today. It had been polished but I needed to get a time when Molly and I could sit and rivet the mechanisms back together. I need someone to hold the pieces while I hammer them back together. Having a rambunctious two year old in the house makes it terribly tough to sit and get stuff like that done. However, the kitchen window is now crossed off the list...

Just some detailed shots...

The newly riveted mechanisms look and more importantly work so much better than before. You would be surprised how much those old steel rivets would bind up the operation. I also dig out all of the old dirty grease from the torpedo opener's gears. I add new grease and it seems to help also...

New seals for the window. Look at that crud built up in the window. Looks so much better now...


That is it for now. Nothing major but I can cross it off the list. 

On a side note... the Vintage Shasta Trailer Forum is doing very well lately. A LOT of new members showing up with newly purchased Shastas. I have been having to devote more and more time over there. That is a good thing but taking time away from restoration. But I guess that is a good thing. 

2 comments:

BC said...

Wow the windows look great. What product did you use to get them to gleam like that? Thanks from a '59 Shasta Airflyte owner in SC. Beth

The Big Woo said...

If you go back into the posts about the other windows I cover it in bits and pieces. I wet sanded with 400, 600,800, and 1500 grit. Then I used brown and blue polishing compound and a combination of a buffing wheel and buffing cones.
Hope this helps...
-Brian