I’ve got a pile more things to share with you, I piced a title that would make the web crawlers happy. So lets have some fun and talk about a bunch of stuff. I have an hour so lets do this:
OK, so lets talk walls. Many people do many things and we can pow-wow on it til it jest doesn’t matter! I don’t wanna do that here…. let me show you things I have settled on which seems to work well. By far this is not THE only way to skin this cat but if you’d like to end up with the same pelt I do…. here ya go. First, I do not remove any of the original expanded foam insulation. Yes, there are more insulation systems today…. IN the day, this was state of the are insulation and it still does work but besides that, bonding the foam to the aluminum panels prevents the panels from “oil canning” or vibrating and making noise. Ride in an uninsulated van and you will understand. It’s noisey but the situation actually creates noise on it’e own so lets add to the insulation value of what’s there. For easy of insulation, versatility and the heat and cool retention properties I install a layer of chrome Mylar “bubble foil” on the backs of seach side wall and headliner panel . On these panels we also painted on a layer of non-voc moisture barrier (that’s the brown flat paint on the back of the panel). The panel had already been laminated with the off white interior material so next it goes in. . Each sidewall panel gets this treatment. Next, upper and lower wall pieces are cut, laminated and installed using pinstripe covered 1/4″ mill finish divider bar. and the edge trim is installed. You must pattern your sidewall panels to 1/2″ over the edge of the window for the bulb trim seal to be attached. The end look is this I need to straighten the trim a bit but you get the idea. The edge of the wall ends up being a 1/2″ black edge trim that transitions right into the black window frame extrusion. Note the window edge trim inside of Bill D. 23′ rear bath. Walls and windows are being built in the same fashion as Willie & Nancy’s Stay tuned for more on these projects…
Now, as promised here is some more neat things going on around the shop.
Hey Michael, we’re starting to see some of your Candy blue sapphire powder coated suspension and it looks like we’ll be turning these rotors Michaels coach is getting everything of the suspension powder coated right down to his new reaction arm system I sure hope we’re doing undercarriage LED’s…..
Manny has a 1 ton system coming in for the second round of powder coating so you bet you gotta stand by for all this!
Cedric’s door is getting it’s lovin The guys have it back into one piece and now focused on the cosmetic repairs The original SMC panels are getting a good bite surface for the new SMC filler. DO NOT USE POLYESTER RESIN…….. it will not bind! If your body guy says that’s not a problem … back away slowly! Stay tuned for more on Ruby….
OK, that’s enough guys. I’ve had many of you ask how I find the time to do this… gotta tell ya I need to do this…. it helps me organize myself and keep all these piepanns spinning on the sticks. Kinda fun but then again….. naaaaa, I’m spoz to do this so lets keep it up. Thanks for being and doing your part to make this a fun page for me and many others. Tell your friends if you feel there’s content here… I hope I can help…. Somne of you guys ask why I do this.. showing us how you do stuff. listen, I’ve got a head start on ya… if you do this it may take a little trial and error… I can do it for you faster and probably better than your first attempt so I’m more looking like it as showing you how I can do your coach nice. You wanna give her a try.. no problem, I’d still like to help but if you want all of it done in the most cost effective and a quality finish the first time… give me a call. I can do it cheaper and faster… sorry, it’s why you hire a roofer… hey, someone has to drive the trash truck!!!! The rest of you… welcome to my world!
OK, see ya tomorrow and thanks again for the visit..