Thursday, September 27, 2012

Small Update...

Here is a bit of an update. Not a great one but still progress on this impossibly long journey. The attention turned to the outside.

Skins were re installed. Sanded and cleaned to remove oxidation.


The red you see is spot putty to fill dents and creases.

I then installed the door trim....

I also made patch panels to fix the cracked skin caused by the sagging door. There were probably other ways to solve this problem but this is my solution...


Because we are using a Airflyte rear window instead of 16 SC rear window the dimensions were different. The new window is wider and a bit shorter in height. Cutting the aluminum for the width was very easy however the shorter height left a bit of a gap in aluminum skin. I made a patch panel to take up the gap. I didn't really want to cut it straight. It seemed too boring. I made it angle down to mimic the "V" in skin. The oval will hold the dealership badge.
All of this looks a bit weird now but will look more blended once painted.

I also wetsanded the "Z" stripe to prepare for polishing. Before...
After...
Taped and polished...
And done...

I cleaned the trailer again and again. Taped off the windows, doors, and "Z" stripe. Sprayed the whole thing with self etching primer...


And that is about it for now. I will have to take some more pictures soon as I have made much more progress.

On a side note...we have been collecting items for the trailer also. Items that will fit with our love for vintage. We see it for very cheap. We buy it. Sometimes we have gone a bit overboard so that we will have enough and can pick through and choose the stuff we want and pass on the extra. Here is our vintage melamine dish collection all laid out to sort through...
This haul netted a few complete sets with some extra serving bowls and platters. Maybe I will show some of the place settings at some point.

This is kind of a lame post but as I said. I will take some more pics to bring us up to speed with the restoration. Stay tuned.






4 comments:

Mick said...

Keep up the good work! Its all going to look so great once it's done. The dishes will be the perfect serving ware for the Shasta.

Darcy and Paul said...

Looks great Brian!! I second Mick in saying keep up the great work! Those patch panels are going to look great and will really help with the integrity of the door area. I really think the badge on the back window patch is going to look cool. Can't wait to see the new paint...

Root said...

Looking Good Boss.

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