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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wings, Progress, and What-not

I am going to start off this post by talking a bit about the Vintage Shasta Trailer Forum http://vintageshasta.proboards.com/index.cgi . If your restoring or renovating a camper, this is a fantastic resourse. I will be adding a link to the site on my blog. The administrator Brian does a great job with it. I have been posting quite a bit lately on the forum about the Shasta wings. I need to make the set for my camper, and I know there are so many people out there that need wings for their trailers as well. This got me to thinking if I can duplicate the factory wings... and do it well, I can offer these to others. Well the respose was quite good. I have some generous folks who are willing to donate damaged wings so that templates can be made. I am looking forward to getting this going... should keep me busy this winter. That and my second child which is due in November.

So now to the progress on rhw Nasty Shasty. Sorry to say I dont have any pictures to post this week. However there has been a ton of progress. The floors are finished with three coats of poly and look fantastic. Really happy with how these came out. Also the drawer under the bed is done, just two coats left on that. The bathroom door is complete. I used an old latch that I found in the barn for it. Looks great and was my grandfathers, I love that. The decals are on! Like adding a cherry to the sunday. Oh and how could I forget... got the toilet in today.... like the pit of the cherry!

The wife and I went antiquing the other day to find decor items for the interior. We found some awesome items. Old tin signs, a 50's coke bottle rack (that I plan on converting into shelves). Some really great stuff.

Also went with mom to pick out curtain material. Needed a ladies touch for this. We found some great green material for the curtains that I think is going to really match well.

So how does the TO-DO list look:

First the good news:
COMPLETED!!
Decals
Install Dimmer for exterior lights
Poly Floor..three coats
build drawer for under the bed
install all pulls and handles on cabinets
Install toilet and plumb
Plumb LP for hot water heater

STILL TO DO
Restore and recover dinette cushions.
New bumper
Build new wings
Mount wings
Make and install trim for all windows inside
Make curtains and mount rods
Shower curtain and head
Interior decore items
matress for the bunk
Run cable tv connection
Battery and Battery Box
Registration

1 comment:

  1. I found the ideal base material for the wings. Expanded PVC, it's what they make outdoor signs from.

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