Sunday, March 31, 2013

Taking Shape

March 2013

Finally I'm catching up to blog to modern day.
It's taking shape now and starting to look like a trailer again.
Looks like I need to do a little lens cleaning on the camera. Nah! Got a trailer to work on.
Got the seats in, the front overhead cabinet installed, and added 3" of additional depth to the closet cabinet so the new refrigerator will fit.
Gotta be able to bring that half gallon of ice cream every now and then.

Now We're Talking!

February 2013

After a long winter of rebuilding curved wall framing, sanding cabinets, and building a 14x20' storage shed for my son-in-law and daughter, it's time to start with the pretty stuff.
My am I ready for this!
It takes a lot of determination to keep the vision alive in your head when all you seem to do it tear stuff apart.
My mother-in-law always says "You gotta break a lot of eggs to make an omelette".
Every project I do must be some type of omelette, because I sure do break a lot of eggs. :)
We found a sheet flooring we like. Black & white checkered with a 9" square pattern.
Walls are shaping up. Had to create a custom stain (including red food coloring) to try and match the original cabinets.


Curved Walls & Wheel Wells

February 2012

Who would want to build curved walls!
Goes to show you how simplistic our architecture is today compared with yesteryear.
Creating the same curves using rotten wood for a pattern is quite a challenge.
Hope & Pray!
Both wheel wells were rotted out, so in with some new Doug Fir. Good as new now.


Rebuilding The Stove

October 2011


I couldn't find a way to take pictures of the labor of love it took rebuilding this stove, but hopefully the p
ictures of the finished product will suffice.

On The Way Up

September 2011

I think we've reached the bottom. There's not where to go but up.
The frame, axle and springs have been painted and it's ready for the sub floor.
Check out the receiver added at the rear of trailer.
That's for a box to haul a few extras.
Subfloor framing finished & 1 1/2" of styrofoam insulation added.
Oh yeah, added 2 layers of Tyvek between the frame and wood framing. That should keep it dry. :)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Springs Apart

July 2011

There's really not much that holds springs together. Just a couple of bolts and clips. So after disassembly, a LOT of elbow grease, and use of a product called POR-15, the springs and axles are new again. A great suspension shop in the area sold me new bolts and clips.

She's A Flat Bed Now!

June 2011

With as much rot as she's got, there's no alternative but to take 'er down to the ground and start over.

Looking the floor over, it was pretty rotten, so off she goes!
Those springs look pretty rusty. Better take them apart too.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Top Down

June 2011

 Now that the ends are off, let's look at what's on top.
A whole lot of 2x2 framing and guess what.
Every piece is rotten on the ends.
Looks like it's all coming down.


The Unveiling


April 2011

Now that we know there's work to do, lets start removing the skin and see what we find out. Ouch!! And this is only lower back portion of the trailer. Looks like we're in for a wild ride.