Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Work begins

I got the camper on 5/13 and didn't get to really start working on it until 5/18. I took a few days off work and here are a few things I did during that time.

Took lots of pictures
Returned defective trailer jacks and got a working set
Went to Harbor Freight to get the trailer dolly, goggles, magnetic drill bit holder
Went to ACE Hardware to buy clutch screwdriver bit
Went to Hobby Lobby and got the pink stain fabric for the upper cabinets
Put together the trailer dolly
Turned camper around in the backyard to be able to work on it easier
took out bench pieces (slide outs and plywood piece)- threw out cushions
took out cots
washed sink fixture
Removed curbside bench
Removed mount for table
Started pulling off wood on back wall
Took off kitchen fixture
Removed drivers side bench
Removed the carpet panels under the benches and from the front side cabinet
Cleaned ceiling vent screen
Scrubbed the light fixture base with brillo pad to try and remove rust
Spray painted the light fixture base white
reinstalled light fixture base and globe
Took down ceiling fixture (doesn't seem to be connected) and back light fixture above the table (not sure if it worked or it was the bulb0still ugly, had to come off)
Remove driver's side back walls rotted wood
Checked back of mirror for date - so cool - found May 10, 1961 so that will be her official birthday !!!!
Got tarp and bungee cords
removed back window drip rail, back window, back reflectors and back tail lights
Removed center license plate light holder
Covered the camper in the tarp and finished scrubbing the tooth brush cup holder
reinstalled the tooth brush cup holder - 1st major completed accomplishment - Yeah
Removed the back two drip rails
Removed the bottom skin piece on the back side
Removed the middle skin pieces on the back side
Lots of rot - the more I take off, the more I find - Yikes

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