Sunday, 11 April 2010

Roof Join Complete

Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Mirian Beard

Whew, I'm going to have arms like the Terminator when this thing is finished! Very tiring work. The grey primer is little help against the rain and is about as waterproof as a sponge so I have started using red oxide which should offer more rain resistance. I'm still just chucking it on with a brush, that's why it doesn't look too smooth. It's going to need a lot nore preparation before the final coat. This section will mostly be hidden under the pop-top roof but I still want it to look good.

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Thursday, 8 April 2010

And More...

A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.
Tim Cahil

I sanded down the first layer of filler on the roof join and added a second. This pic was snapped while taking a much-needed breather and coffee break. The big hole in the roof is, of course, for the Dormobile pop-top which has been pushed back to make room for my big head to get in. The two smaller holes at the edge are for one of the roof mounting brackets.

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Tuesday, 6 April 2010

More Filling

The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
GK Chesterton

Young Sheldon came to visit for a couple of days and made himself useful by erecting this rain-resistant gazebo for me and my peace of mind. I have slapped a lick of primer over the really rusty bits as a means of slowing down the rust and the pitting. I know it's not waterproof but it should help a bit 'til I can get to it.

Sheldon went on to sandpaper the interior bracing strips and paint on a couple of coats of grey primer. Thanks kid, you earned your dinner!

Just before we put up the gazebo I cleaned up the rusty roof weld and roughly pasted some body-filler over it. Then the $%*&#@ rain came and we turned into tent builders instead.

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