A few weeks ago I scored a 1950s click clack sofa from the original owner. Well, technically her parents were the original owners since they bought it when she was a baby. She was born in 1953 like the Vagabond so it’s definitely of the period. The sofa was recently upholstered in navy/white ticking fabric so that necessitated another shift in decorating. I had scheduled … Continue reading Click Clack and maiden voyage!
It finally occurred to me that I can go ahead and clean a lot of the “parts” of the windows before I pull them out for gasket changes. I’ve done both of the ones in the bedroom, and scrubbed the inside painted framing very carefully. It’s amazing how much of the rust and grime will come off the chromed and painted pieces. I don’t know … Continue reading Screen Cleaning
My Dad had an expression whenever he talked about his appearance. He liked to say he just wanted to be “clean and well mended” Truth was he was kind of a snappy fellow with a strong sense of style, but the message still came through for me. I’m shooting for “clean and well mended” on the Vagabond. It’s headed to get the brakes repaired soon … Continue reading Clean and well mended
That happy moment when you realize the “ripped” screen in your 67 yr old trailer is just loose. I pushed the rubber gasket back into the slot that holds the screen taut – voila! I learned that my window screens are also bronze, in addition to the door screen. I had not looked closely before. At some point a previous “restorer” painted and trimmed along … Continue reading The Big Screen
I felt compelled to at least make an attempt at decorating! Continue reading Charlie Brown Christmas tree photo shoot
Ooook there’s no tin on the Vagabond but there is definitely rust. There was one spot around the window by the door that I felt needed to be stabilized. Maybe I should have waited… Check out this video 😲 So yeah I pulled out the window and almost the entire strip of steel skin under the edge is rusted away. I tried to remove some … Continue reading Tin roof? Rusted!
The buyer of the Holly did not want the Duotherm heater, or at least she was willing to let me have it for the discount I gave her! I’m very grateful. It fits perfectly in the Vagabond. The Holly did not have the ductwork that the Vagabond has but the exhaust hole on the back of the heater fit exactly over the vagabond duct. You … Continue reading The Duotherm Heater is back!
I finally got the Vagabond in the garage and was able to get up on the big ladder and see the roof. There is some rust especially in the front on the driver side. I think I’ll sand it down and stabilize it as best I can. Until I see how successful we will be with trimming the bushes on the driveway I don’t want … Continue reading Roof woes and weighty issues
I tackled the sliding door not closing all the way today. There is a round fitting that goes thru the holes at the top of the door. The fitting and screw on the opposite side hold the sliding wheel bracket that the door hangs from. I removed the screw on the bedroom side, then carefully knocked the fitting back in from the other side. I … Continue reading Sliding door fixed and decor from the hoard
I sold my 1953 Holly today to make garage space for the Vagabond – so I was inspired to do some repairs/changes. First off there was a cabinet that was sticking. I removed the latch and determined that it was bent. I used a metal clamp to bend it back so it was back to the original 90 d and it’s working now. Still a … Continue reading Just tweaking a few things