aluminum trailer

What is it with 50-year-old travel trailers?

April 25, 2011

So I’ve been asking myself, “What is it about vintage travel trailers that so many people find so compelling?” So often when I talk about my trailer project, people respond as if I am writing a novel or something—like there is all this romance and adventure infused in old aluminum trailers. Now, I’m not complaining [...]

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With Some Air and Abrasive

March 21, 2011

Today my brother pulled out bundles of yellow and rust-brown airhose and a pneumatic die grinder, and chopped off the aluminum parts that I wanted gone from my Streamline trailer. I am thrilled with the difference this has made—opening up the front of the trailer to the back, and by “revealing” the window that was [...]

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Streamline Kitchen Changes

March 19, 2011

Today was a half-day in the Streamline, prepping to remove some “walls” which means I was drilling out rivets and loosening old screws. I want to remove a bit of the cabinet in the kitchen (marked in green), to increase countertop area (of which there is presently about two and one-half square foot). The remaining [...]

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Streamline Adventures, cont.

March 16, 2011

A little tour of the interior of my Streamline trailer, as it sits today. And, as it sits today, it needs a LOT of work still. Four projects in the mill: 1) remove a couple of cabinets; 2) polish the aluminum; 3) re-wiring, and, 4) sketching out the floorplan.

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Streamline Adventure – Hello Cabinets

February 20, 2011
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Streamline Adventure – Day one, two, three, 2011

February 15, 2011

This week is Refinish The Cabinets Week. I have the workshop all to myself. It’s quite warm (which the trailer is not right now)–the perfect spot to tackle the paint that is on these birch-veneered doors and drawers. In two plus days I’ve gotten through seven of eleven door fronts, with an additional six drawers [...]

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