Friday, July 3, 2009

Walnut brown...




After much sanding, we've succeeded in staining Myrtle's interior wood veneer walls a light walnut brown. She has a lot of character and life long scars. The original walls came out a little lighter than the new ones that had to be replaced due to water damage. We may try another coat on the old walls but it actually looks quite good. We still need to stain the kitchen drawers and lower cabinets, as well as the wood panels on the inside of exterior doors and up by the front seats. We also need to make new closet doors and of course then stain them!

We also did an overall assessment of assets and liabilities. Thankfully she does not have the infamous widowmaker wheels (split ring/multi part), which are when the rims are made by pieces that can blow apart. The tires also have lots of good rubber left. This is a great time and money saver. We are still looking for a spare 6 bolt rim for the spare tire. However if we get a front flat we can temporarily swap it out from the dually in the back. On the online travco sites Ricksons Tire is listed as a resource for new replacement rims and I am looking into that now.

After consultation at a glass shop, we have also determined that the remaining leaking windows can be fixed by being pulled apart and applying new caulk (no special trim needed). New front signal lights were also installed. We used Blazer C465A turn signal light, purchased at Parts Source.

3 comments:

1966 Travco 270 said...

Like the pics, it is all looking really good!

Anonymous said...

May I ask where you found new curved windshield for your Travco? I am buying a 73 that has a cracked windshield and was wondering where to find new glass...thanks! Deb

VoyageVixen said...

I got the glass via RV Glass solutions. It is a fair bit of money but they freight it right to you and you can by one side at a time: http://www.rvglassexperts.com/