Monday, March 19, 2012

What beautiful weather we're having. I got a lot done this week. The left side is all done as far as new skin and windows is concerned. I'm really happy with how things are going, it's looking less and less like a school bus. Now I have to start all over again on the other side. But, first I have to straighten things up a bit and remove the over head rack and air conditioner from the inside.

Weather report is for more warm weather, but it might start raining too..

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Don't you just love it when you do something and it actually LOOKS like you got something done. I got the first section of skin on and the first window mounted today. Only about 50 feet and 8 more windows to go. This is a lot of work, but, I think it looks a lot better than just filling in each window. Besides,  the way Bluebirds are put together, with that individual eyebrow above each window, there isn't really a good way to fasten the top of any individual panel short of kinda just gluing it in.  I was also able to get the bottom of the window high enough so that it will be above the kitchen counters.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wow, what beautiful weather we're having.  I took advantage of it and got the first skin put on today. WOOHOO.
As with everything the first took a while to figure out how I would do everything. I got Mumsywumsy involved in holding some bolts I couldn't reach.  I had to pull the area where I cut the old roof back into place so I could rivet things back together. We put a bolt in every other hole, then riveted  then replaced the bolts with rivets. After we got going on it, it really didn't take long. Hopefully the rest of this side will go quickly since I now know how I'll make the window frames and install the skin.