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ExRocketScientist

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Posted: 02/20/12 05:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yes, I see some rust here and there, but it is probably very useable at this point. If you were looking to make some extra money, you could pick these things up for a few dollars and restore them. Turn around and sell them for a couple grand.


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Very nice work.


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My wife spent most of the day cleaning and painting the inside. Here are the recovered cushions, valance and new curtains;



Meanwhile, we sealed the roof around all the vents and AC as well as any suspicious looking spots. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we can put a coat on the entire roof next weekend. I replaced the bearings on one wheel and repacked the other 3, did a little trim work on the inside and a few other small jobs. Did some repair work on the fenders, plan to get them finished and back on tomorrow. I had an old spare tire carrier from a trailer that had Fayette axles so reworked it for use on the Taurus;



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Posted: 02/26/12 06:56pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ExRocketScientist wrote:

Yes, I see some rust here and there, but it is probably very useable at this point. If you were looking to make some extra money, you could pick these things up for a few dollars and restore them. Turn around and sell them for a couple grand.


Did a little painting today for the rust problem;



Finished the floor tiles;



I would give credit if I could remember who posted this idea, I put a drain valve on the water heater;



As for restoring these for money, I think I'll pass due to the amount of time involved.
Thanks for the nice comments.

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The deadline for getting the TT road ready got bumped up 3 weeks by the storms last Tuesday. We've been in speed clean/decorate mode the last 2 evenings and will be leaving tonight to help cook for the tornado victims and volunteers in Harveyville KS. I'll get some finished pics of the trailer up next week.

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At the beginning of your project you were called "Quite a craftsman". I think you're more than that.

A laborer is a person that works with their hands.
A craftsman is a person that works with their hands and their brain.
An artist is a person that works with their hands their brain and their soul.

You, my friend, are an artist.

Do you ever sleep?

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Posted: 03/09/12 03:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been following all the rebuilds, I don't know how I missed this one. The Taurus is looking great, nice work!

So you go to barbecue competitions huh, now that would be a great place to spend a weekend! Combine it with a home brew competition and I wouldn't want to leave.


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Tile man thank you for the kind words. Yes I do sleep, although sometimes not enough.
U.P. I've been watching your project and you are doing a fantastic job yourself! BBQ competitions are a lot of fun and we've met some wonderful people doing it.
We still have some touch up work to do and finish resealing the roof, but I thought I'd get up some pictures of the inside;

The dinette, we plan to replace the table sometime this summer;


Kitchen area;


The back room, on the right is the cambro, EZ UP, and some other items ready to travel;


This is the glove holder I just finished;


The Taurus got it's maiden voyage last weekend when we went to Harveyville to cook for the tornado victims and volunteers and for the most part everything worked the way we hoped it would. We're looking forward to our next trip.

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Posted: 03/09/12 08:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It looks great! You do awesome work!


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Nice work, looks to be very comfortable. Tell your wife that I think she did a great job with the fabrics, very professional look to everything. Good on 'ya for cooking for the tornado survivors, those were some nasty twisters.


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