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Old 08-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #121
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Here is a pic of the two Chevys. Notice the storage bins on the side. The skirt underneath the storage bins was made out of plywood and hinged so that I could change a tire if need be.


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Another photo of the machines.


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In this picture, you can see the rear of my camper and our two dobies playing. This is the last time you will see the camper this color. I spent a year in Seattle, and it is there that I repainted it.


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OK. Here are the photos with the new paint job. I used oil based enamel house paint.

First, I thoroughly cleaned the surfaces with TSP. Then I mixed one quart of Penetrol (basically Linseed oil) in with the paint. What the Penetrol does is make the oil base paint flow like water base paint, and leaves a high gloss shine, I used paint brushes and a roller.

You'd be surprised at the results. It is also very durable. It can last seven years and still not be cracked or chipped. This first picture was taken at Mike's place in Tn. The paint did not, however, stick to the window very well. The front hub caps were from a 1969 Pontiac.


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Here is a photo of the back with a bay window that I had made. I had not got a spare tire cover yet. Notice the backup lights I installed above tail lights. In the rear door, you'll see a small stained glass piece. I didn't make that one. Soon you will see the one I custom built for the back door.


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Oh, another view of the front and then we will go to the inside.


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But, wait. One more view of the outside. You can also see Mike's bus.


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This is looking towards the front of the camper. The bed is on top. When my ex wife and I were in Seattle, we went to the goodwill store and got materials to use on the inside. We used cloth, wallpaper, wood and paint to "Gypsyfy" this camper.


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This was the couch area with some of the stained glass stuff I had made.






As we turn to the right from the last picture, we see the rear of the camper. Notice the door with the small stained glass (which I did not make). Next picture, you will see the one I made to fit the door.







Here it is.





I will leave you with this last photo. It is a picture of the bed area. Coming up soon will be photos of the 1953 eleven foot trailer that I lived in for five years.


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This photo from early on in my posts shows part of a 1953 Schiebout Little Gem trailer that is behind the vehicles. I lived in it for five years. It not only housed me and my dog Buddy, it also served as my stained glass shop, and later, my recording studio.






Well, the door is open so let's go on in, shall we? This is when it was at Mike's place.





At the front of the trailer is my work table. Underneath the table is my recording studio rack gear and my stained glass storage. I used the sound equipment to run the CD player. There were two speakers on the work table. That is one of them, under the cloth at the left of the desk.





Another view of the front table. Here, you can see some of the projects I was working on.


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