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Tina commented on Tina's blog post Hot Diggity Dodge! A level stove, if walls could talk...welcomed visitor..and other things....
"Hi Rich. :) The stove is in pretty good condition outside, and really nice inside the oven.  I have to figure out how to clean up the rust spots on the stainless steel framing and burner cover insert. From what I can see on the label inside, it…"
Aug 14
Rich Thomas commented on Tina's blog post Hot Diggity Dodge! A level stove, if walls could talk...welcomed visitor..and other things....
"I think your stove is the same model as mine Tina ,I may have a manual for it. Stick bugs are pretty cool creatures, Nature is awesome. Oh and you do deserve the rest, a labor of love is still labor. LOL"
Aug 14
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Hot Diggity Dodge! A level stove, if walls could talk...welcomed visitor..and other things....
"LOL, I got accomplished a lot today.....so much for proofreading. Tee hee.... Well, you all know what it means and I'm tired of edits this evening. ;-) Thanks Lakota, I dunno....with all of the projects I've done through the years, there…"
Aug 13
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Aug 13
Lakota Wolf commented on Tina's blog post Hot Diggity Dodge! A level stove, if walls could talk...welcomed visitor..and other things....
"Awesome job on the stove install... Looking good,, are you sure you wasnt a carpenter back in the previous life?"
Aug 13
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Progress....Critter Jitters...and Frustration....
"Good advice, Rich. :) A friend invited me for a get together "down on the farm" this afternoon. I'm thinking it will be a nice break. Just going to whip out a few small things in there this morning, nothing strenuous. I'm doing…"
Aug 12
Rich Thomas commented on Tina's blog post Progress....Critter Jitters...and Frustration....
"Step back for a day or two Tina. Go take in a movie or just a day away;you have to from time to time to keep your sanity LOL. "
Aug 11
Tina posted a blog post

Progress....Critter Jitters...and Frustration....

I'm glad to read that ya'll have faith in my trudging forward with this.  My faith wains back and forth lately with all of the new opportunities that need a-fixin'. LOLOne of the progresses has been the kitchen counter top ready for a new pretty face.  The new plywood is as level as it's going to get, I'm happy with it. Sooooo much better.  …See More
Aug 11
Tina commented on Alison's blog post The Journal of "Marvelous Mavis" ~ Week 6: Blood, Sweat, and (almost) tears!
"Same here, as Rich said. Funny....I did a blog post called "Blood, Sweat, and "Swears" a while ago. LOL) I have not had any serious injuries, just leaving a little DNA here and there from scrapes and scratches. Isn't this fun?…"
Aug 11
Lakota Wolf commented on Tina's blog post Testing my hand strength on a daily basis....Under counter mess clean up progresses...
"We never doubt you Tina on your project,, we all know your gonna dig right into it and GET R DONE.."
Aug 10
Russ Johnson commented on Tina's blog post Testing my hand strength on a daily basis....Under counter mess clean up progresses...
"No doubt about it, Tina, you are a trooper. I hope this turns into the better very soon."
Aug 10
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Testing my hand strength on a daily basis....Under counter mess clean up progresses...
"Weeeeel....the rot on the right side of that window turns out to be bad enough that I have to remove some framing. Not easy by any means. There is an outside aluminum frame around the actual window and it's own frame. The outside frame is…"
Aug 10
Tina commented on Tina's blog post Testing my hand strength on a daily basis....Under counter mess clean up progresses...
"Thanks Lakota, and HI Jimco. :) I found some more rot around the right half of the bathroom window. I think it's able to be saved without reframing that. It was the luan or paneling that was rotted...so far. LOL I found another piece of…"
Aug 8
Lakota Wolf commented on Tina's blog post Testing my hand strength on a daily basis....Under counter mess clean up progresses...
"Very impressive,,, Carpet is not fun to remove,, its usually glued down with industrial grade adhesive and stapled every 1/32nd of an inch apart with 4 inch staples. And yes,, the corners are the worst of the worst,, cant get leverage to really get…"
Aug 7
Tina posted a blog post

Testing my hand strength on a daily basis....Under counter mess clean up progresses...

Ripping out all of that old carpeting under the sink/stove counter proved to be a real challenge...unlike the past challenges with this carpet.Everything in there was on top of it and either nailed or screwed down or both. Of course, rusted and tough to turn screws and nails that the hammer would not fit under to pry them up. Some areas had two layers of carpet. Grrrr...and those corners...OY vey!! I believe I got it all, after a few scrapes and bruises. LOLHere's what I started with, this is…See More
Aug 7
Tina posted a blog post

Oh,... go eat some Crow and Clamp up!

Yeah, crow is tasting mighty......yuk today. LOLWasn't it me who said that I had zero intention of taking out that stove and sink to fix that countertop?They're out. The sink came out without too much trouble.  The stove came out later, I had to call my brother to see if he was in town. He helped me get a gas line fitting off that was stucker than stuck. It just wouldn't budge and there was no way to lift that stove out unless it was disconnected.…See More
Aug 5

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What's your camper's Brand, i.e. Travco, Shasta, etc.
1977 Midas Motorhome Dodge sportsman f30 chassis?
City and State where you are located
Michigan
Tell us a little About Yourself
First time trying to restore an RV. I am an extreme do-it-yourself-er and I prefer to re-purpose things as opposed to buying new whenever possible. Just got this RV from a relative, and it needs a major roof repair right off, inside and out. Should be fun, and I don't expect to have this restored this year. I work full time, so it will be here and there when time allows. I'll post some pics as soon as it arrives here.

I've never owned a motorhome/RV, but have been an avid camper all of my life with tents/pop-ups/and pull behind camper trailers. This is a first and I can't wait to get to travel with it.
What Interests you about the world of Good Old RVs?
The fact that it is vintage and we can take pride in keeping them in great condition as well as functional
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Carbs..and Paint...and Gas...Oh My!

I don't think I like the direction my garage contents are going.  It's starting to look waaaaay too much like a mechanics' cave.  When there is a torn apart carburetor in the middle of the room, and dirty grimey rags everywhere, the smell of gas despite draining it before bringing it in...grease tracks on the floor, all kinds of cans of cleaners and lube sprays here and there,...and should I mention the mower deck torn apart on the other side of that? I s'pect next year I'll have a full…

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Posted on September 10, 2017 at 6:56pm — 3 Comments

I've got gas.......

.....way too much gas. My carburetor is flooding out, brother says it's due to a sticky float. Well, okay.....

He says this is a 4 barrel carburetor, but cannot tell me the make. I can't see anywhere on this what the make etc. is, to look anything up on it.

He also says "I would just remove those hoses and those 4 bolts and take the carb out to clean the float". Har har har.....

there's all kinds of stuff attached to this thing.

So....can anyone tell me any info about…

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Posted on September 2, 2017 at 1:14pm — 12 Comments

Not MIA....just recouping. Work continues at a slower pace.

Just in case anyone was wondering, the work is still in progress on Diggity Dodge.  I've had to limit my strenuous activities to stop burning off more than I put in as far as nutrition/calories.  Being underweight is no fun and causes health issues too.

On to the progress...I have the kitchen wall almost finished with the Luan. Just a couple of small areas on the sides to cut and fit.…

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Posted on August 28, 2017 at 11:13am — 4 Comments

Hot Diggity Dodge! A level stove, if walls could talk...welcomed visitor..and other things....

I did a test run fitting the stove in a couple nights ago, and it fits level. No more sticking out from the bottom and it's a good tight fit that has no gaps around the edges. YEY! I did a little corner cutting today so it sits back more flush with the counter in the front like it's supposed to. Excuse the little pieces of wood on the wall there, they were just set there out of the way for a minute.…

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Posted on August 13, 2017 at 9:00pm — 9 Comments

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At 8:06am on September 4, 2017, Rich Thomas said…

Sorry it took so long getting this done Tina, I've been pretty busy with Marring off my youngest son and moving my middle son back in at home. He got a new job close to home and I invited him to move in here until he gets settled into his new employment. Glad to be friended hope things are good with you.

At 1:08pm on September 1, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

Congratulations on making the featured crowd. You are so deserving.

At 12:13pm on June 17, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

Here is the butyl tape I get from Amazon: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001FCB4JS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

This is a picture of the type of butyl tape I got from the local RV dealer: https://smile.amazon.com/Hengs-16-5831-Trimmable-Butyl-Tape/dp/B002N1HGHO/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1497719059&sr=1-4&keywords=butyl+tape+3%2F4%22

I do not know if what I got from the RV dealer was Heng's or not but it has that crepe paper separator so I am using it as an illustration. 

That stuff with the crepe paper is not any where near as good as the brown paper Dicor that I get from Amazon. It is flimsy, sticky, rips easily, and generally not easy to work with. The Dicor seems firmer, still sticky, but does not rip or tear while just trying to put it on.

This FYI is so when you go to purchase butyl tape you will not get the cheaper stuff, but will spend a little more money to get the better quality tape that will last longer and be easier to work with.

At 9:41am on June 15, 2017, Russ Johnson said…
Being featured is just a way to acknowledge members who have contributed to the betterment of GORV.
At 7:13am on June 15, 2017, Russ Johnson said…

Here is the link to a list of the members who have been featured:

http://goodoldrvs.ning.com/profiles/friend/listFeatured

 
 
 

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