1960 Aloha Rebuild

September 23rd 2017

Friday went to town and picked up rest of windows   $17.50    1.5 hours.

today opened up the front end, amazed,,, found no rot in frame work, inside paneling ruined from window being broken but must not have been broken long enough to allow water to get to framing.

What i did find was that the frame work running horizontally was not fastned at all to the left side wall,  the assembly line must have been moving along to fast for the person doing the nailing to keep up.

Other problemfound when thay ran the front over what ever they ran over it pulled the wall away from the floor and seemes to have follon 1.5 inches, kind of funny the outside looks fine, the side walls are still on the floor and the floor is still in great shape, no rot, so going to take apart and replace sectionof wall below window with 1"x 4" instead of 1"x 2"

Spent 4 hours pulling all nails and carefully removing the skin

Took the lower front skin clear off at seem by using a putty knife, gently loosening the seem than lifting lower skin from upper skin from behind.

To put back will reverse the process, from behind will hang lower pice on lip of upper pice and then use a 1/4 inch x 2 inch x 6 inch pice of steel from behid and one in frount and hammer the two back to geather, have done this before and if you take your time works very well

will try to remember to take camera next time and get some picks posted.


today 5.5 hours $17.50 $$       Total Hours = 24    Total $$ = $94.26

September 18th 2017

Went back over today and started taking trailer apart taking screws out and cleaning off old putty, also made a more in-depth list of thing i'm going to need to be replaced or repaired.

This is where things can get a bit expensive if you can't fix them yourself, most things can be repaired if you take the time to study them out, and are not impatient.

Take a bent L rail if you take the time to find something heard that will fit in the J (i use a pice if steel rod) take your time you can straighten it back out then sand it and polish it up and can look as good as new. This alone can save you hundreds of dollare, and is a good inside winter job.

lever windows can usually be repaired rather than replaced; a little time, patients and effort can save you hundreds of dollars.

today 3 hours no $$          Total Hours = 18-1/2    Total $$ = $76.76

September 14th 2017

Went over and put wheels on trailer, also put on front tong jack, took my time so took longer than should have, but was having a good time so didn't care. pulled her over so front is under a roof, we are getting rain and they say we could even get some snow, but in two weeks we should be back in the 90's so i am hoping to get the wood work done on the front wall so that when it is back in the 90's i can get the metal back on.

(( for those who have not done this before but might you want it at least 80 degrees when you put the metal back on, the metal expanse in the heat and contracts i the cold. if you put the metal on in the cold when the weather worms up your metal will expand and you will have bulge's ))

had to pick up some bolts washers and nut for tong and a few lug nuts for wheels.

Today 4-1/2 hours  and  spent $14.86       Total Hours = 15-1/2    Total $$ = $76.76


September 12th 2017

Been an interesting 3 and 1/2 weeks, do to health had to quite the plumbing job i was working on and turn down the one scheduled for next week, but now that i'm doing better should have more time to work on the lod girl.

Today went over and took out the front window cleaned out the broken glass out of frame, also took screws out of J rail on both sides of front, than spent three hours at the local wercking yard looking for three good tiers and a rim, found a maching set of three and a rim to boot, total cost $$0.00 dollars just labor of putting in a home water filtering system, about two hours of my time, they already had the system.

Stoped by local hardware store and picked up a fine grade 4" wire wheel, to help clean up window frame, $5.49

One day this week hope to make it up to get glass for window.

Today  7 hours and spent $5.49     total Hours =11    total $$= $61.90

August 19 2017

Another week of plumbing but not on trailer, looks like ill have the $$ to purchase some supplies to sttart on trailer, now to find the time, have two more jobs to do and two to finish but cant finish up till they get electrial and sheetrock dun. am realy wanting to get started.

August 11 2017

Been working all week, finale made it over to the traileryesterday got staples pulled out of foolr, amazing what good shape the floor is in.

Have hopes of starting on frount wall this next week.

Time 4 hours  $$ = $00.00        ---       Total time 4 hours  $$ = $56.41

August 5 2017

just went over and sat in the old girl, no work no money, just thinking.

July 31 2017

purchased two quarts of peroxide and two quarts of white vinegar, went to spray down inside and prayer would not work, so went and purchased a new sprayer, good day it was on sale.

The purpose for spraying down with peroxide and vinerar is to kill any germs that may be lingering in the old girl. It also kills mold if any does not just cover up like bleach it actually kills it.

time 6 hours $$ 21.68  --  Total time 13 hours, Total $$ = $56.41

July 28 2017

havent beed over to trailer for a few days been working, but spent $14.73 on cleaning supplies

today .5 hours and $14.73  --  Total time 7 hours, Total $$ = $34.73

July 25 2017

Today pulled up carpet ... WOW the linoleum looks great no cut's no worn spots still has the shin, needs a good cleaning, but had to leave before done so still need to pull some staples along edge.

Made a list of things that need to be done:

New tiers, pack bering's, replace tong jack, add new propane bottle holder and bottles, repair / rebuild frount wall, repair lower rear corner, replace broken or lost window glass, repair roof vent, strip down out side, clean window's.

repair water damage in ceiling (amazingly no ror just water stains) whole thing needs good cleaning, bench seat needs repaired and both need reupolstered, small wood repairs in interior, replace old water tank and water lines, add water pump, check out electrical, go through heater and stove replace gaskets and o rings, sand down and refinish cabinets, make curtains, and paint the outside.

will probably fine more to do as i go.


Today 4.5 hours and $00.00   --   Total time sofar 6.5 hours. Total $$ = $20.00

July 22 2017

1961 Aloha

picked this butty up today, it is in rather good condition, linoleum has been covered sence late 61 early 62. The frount window is broken had a rock thrown through it, some of the small louvered glass piecesare gone, The celling vent is broken but fixable, the propain light in frount above table is missing as is the table it's self and the frount wall needs repaired.

Compaired to most 50's and 60's ive seen that have not been rebuilt this one is in great shape, ice box is not rusted out oven and stove worked when hooked up, i have not tryed heater or electrical yet.

As i work on her i will post more, add picks below and leave a running cost of the repairs and rebuild.

As of today 2 hours and the cost of the trailer $20.00, thats not a typo i paid $20.00 for her.




Hodgepenny

As time went on He just sat, knoqing, knowing what no one else seemed to know.

But staring in to the red leave's He knew spring was on it's way, and that His life would go on as He reflected on the Love He had felt.

And that no mater how the lonely streets desended upon Him He would continue to shin, as He sat their He could be heard sining softly to Himself,   This little light of mine.

Hodgepenny's philosphy has always been take care of home first, only give to those who are truly in need, never, No never take anything that you have not earned. always spend as much time with the Father ae you can, for His love will guide and keep you through all things, and this will make your life better than great.



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