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RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Hey, Hey, Hey! Happy Holiday Weekend! :) Hope you are having a great one. The son and daughter in law came over this afternoon. We later went out for dinner for mothers day for my wife, since we were in Kentucky over mothers day weekend. As a result, I took the day off, and we just enjoyed the day off and relaxed. Nothing like a day of rest with family around to enjoy each others company! Yee Haw!
fulltimin 05/26/19 09:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Only one short update tonight. Since it's a holiday weekend, we had a honey - do list to work on. If you don't know what that is - you're not married. Lol. Fortunately, it wasn't very expensive. Yee Haw! Here's a little update on the rear window. It's looking a little better. If you look at the glass, which now looks rounded on all 4 corners, the outside frame doesn't look quite right yet, but I am not finished with that yet. A little more rounding will help some. Hey, at 50 feet and 50 mph, who's going to know? Lol. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roundingrearwindow6.jpg Hope your holiday weekend is off to a great start! :)
fulltimin 05/25/19 09:26pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is the outer frame with the red arrow pointing at the new plywood side that has been added to the aluminum part of the frame. This was "glued" together with the Por 15 "Patch". That is Por 15 that is thicker than the normal paint, and is a little like caulk. It gets hard as it cures, so this area will hold together well. Question. "Aren't you worried about using wood"? No, wood is used in a lot of rv's and the only thing required to keep it in good condition is to keep it dry. I am not expecting it to be a problem keeping this wood dry and out of the weather. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roundingrearwindow5.jpg
fulltimin 05/24/19 09:24pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After applying the Chemlink and removing the tape it ends up looking like this. Now, we have the glass looking like this, with the glass appearing like it is round on all 4 corners. The outside of the frame is another matter that will be dealt with, at the outer frame level, not the window level. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roundingrearwindow4.jpg
fulltimin 05/24/19 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After applying tape all around the window, and cutting the corners to a round shape, we end up with this. The red arrows point to the area that I want to cover with black Chemlink. Part of the Chemlink will be on the glass, and part of it will be on the aluminum frame. After putting the Chemlink on, the tape will be removed. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roundingrearwindow3.jpg
fulltimin 05/24/19 09:13pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Next is to cut the tape in the square corner into a round shape. We need a round object, so the roll of tape will do just nicely. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roundingrearwindow2.jpg
fulltimin 05/24/19 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Next step in the rear window rebuild is to make things that are not seem as though they are. What does that mean? We need to trick the eyeball into seeing something that we wish it to see, even though, things may not be exactly that way. Sorta like why rv manufacturers put mirrors in the bedroom covering the closet. It's supposed to make the room look bigger. Our first step, is to apply some tape to the window, like this. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/roundingrearwindow.jpg
fulltimin 05/24/19 09:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Hey FloridaRosebud, have you tried a tube of ChemLink yet? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Inquiring minds want to know. :) Not yet, BUT, am now at the campsite for 3 weeks, so I'll be trying it out maybe today or later in the week. Will let you know. I'll be sealing around my main door first. Al Thanks for the update. Looking forward to your thoughts, one way or another. OK, I used the ChemLink for the first time yesterday. Was pretty easy to work with. My only "issue" is it takes some pretty good squeezing to get it out of the tube, so my 62 yr old hands (with 2 trigger fingers) were pretty tired after about 30-40 minutes. Maybe let it sit in the sun for 30 minutes before I start working with it to loosen it up some?? Did most of my entry door, and it worked well, and was easy to dress. I'll see how well it set-up this morning once it warms up. EDIT - looks great this morning. Flexible but solid. Al Thanks for the update! It's been quite a while since I used the manual caulking gun, so I forgot about the pressure required to squeeze it out. It does make a big difference if the tube is warmed up some, though. With all the caulking I was doing, the Ryobi cordless caulking gun was a real big help when squeezing it out. The results you see this morning, is what I've seen, and even after months of being exposed, the ChemLink is still solid, though flexible. Definitely no comparison between that and the industry standard Dicor. You won't be seeing cracks in that in 6 months! :)
fulltimin 05/24/19 07:27am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

So, just like the earlier picture, the plywood fits in there pretty well. I need to cut some extra pieces to be able to finish this side of the frame. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindowexit8.jpg
fulltimin 05/23/19 09:09pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is what the plywood looks like, that fits into the recessed area in the previous picture. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindowexit7.jpg
fulltimin 05/23/19 09:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

The purpose of the plywood is to strengthen and build out the side of the window frame to make it look more even with the other end. In this shot, the area between the red arrows is recessed just a bit, so I had to cut the plywood to fit. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindowexit6.jpg
fulltimin 05/23/19 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is the one side of the window frame that I am using. I cut a piece of plywood to fit into the side of the frame. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindowexit5.jpg
fulltimin 05/23/19 09:04pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

After removing, the window portion can be opened part way and slid out from the side. There is a screw at each end of the track, so either screw can be removed, and the window slid out from either side. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindowexit4.jpg
fulltimin 05/23/19 09:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This screw is removable at the one end of the window. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindowexit3.jpg
fulltimin 05/23/19 08:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is a side shot of the hinge. Again the yellow arrow is pointing to the hinge fastened to the outer frame, and the red arrow is pointing to the frame of the movable window. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindowexit2.jpg
fulltimin 05/23/19 08:56pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here is a close up of the one corner of the window that I am using for the rear wall. This is the hinge area of the exit window. The yellow arrow points to the main outer frame, and the red arrow is pointing to the frame of the window that swings outward. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindowexit.jpg
fulltimin 05/23/19 08:54pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

I also bought some black ChemLink today, as I'll need it not only for the rear window, but also for the Living Room side windows. As such, we need a spreadsheet update. Former total amounted to $6673.33. I bought 7 tubes of black ChemLink today, for a total cost of $55.65. Adding that to the prior total and we have a new total of $6728.98. That's the update for tonight, although it's not the one I expected. Lol.
fulltimin 05/22/19 09:10pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Here is the inside view of the window. The adhesive used on this window frame was a real bear to remove. This window was NOT installed in a Fleetwood, and was much newer. I spent quite a while cleaning all the adhesive off of it before calling it quits. As you can see here, this is actually an escape window, as the 2 red clamps at the bottom show. The window is hinged at the top, and folds out. Yee Haw! http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/newrearwindow2.jpg
fulltimin 05/22/19 09:06pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

Well, my update tonight is not what I thought it would be. Ever start a job and suddenly make a left turn with what you are doing? Yea, I did that today. I had planned to glue the rear window in the frame today, and was planning on posting those pictures. Well, that didn't happen. I've been thinking for a little while about the size of the rear window. The original window was just a little larger than what I wanted back there, but, I figured, I have it, I'll use it. It suddenly dawned on my today that I might have another window that is just a little bit smaller than what I have, and hopefully would work. I wanted the rear window to be able to open, and also have the ability to use it as an escape hatch if I wanted to. I checked my storage and low and behold, I did indeed have a window that was slightly smaller and was what I was looking for. So, I pulled that one out, and started cleaning it up. I had to cut a part of it off, as it was more than just a single window. I cleaned it up a bit and here is what it looks like. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/newrearwindow.jpg Yes, I know it is rounded on the one side, and square on the other side. That's ok. I'll make it look like both sides are the same by the time I am done.
fulltimin 05/22/19 09:00pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Anyone interested in 83 Pace Arrow Tear down and Rebuild?

This is a pic of the sealant that was on the outside of the frame, between the frame and the rear fiberglass cap. This is when you know the sealant is garbage that was used, when you try to remove it, and it comes apart in little pieces, because the "caulk" got hard. That is also the same thing that causes leaks. Nothing but junk. Lol. http://paddleupstream.com/mohorebuild/rearwindow9.jpg Is's amazing how much time can be spent trying to clean up this kind of junk, just getting it ready to apply new sealant. I was getting ready to apply the new ChemLink in black, when I realized that I only have 1/2 tube left. I thought I had an extra full tube, but couldn't find it. So, I'll have to buy some tomorrow, and glue it into place.
fulltimin 05/21/19 09:19pm Class A Motorhomes
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