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Doors Hung Today

Postby Jim Marshall » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:12 am

We got our doors hung and the latches on today. I had to make the strikers out of angle iron but they look pretty good. It took a lot of drilling and grinding to get the angle down to look like a real stricker. Tomorrow, hopefully, we will get back on the cabinets inside.

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Postby madjack » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:16 am

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: keep it up...git 'er dun...go campin' :D .................................................... 8)
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Postby Gage » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:22 am

Where's the third door? :lol: AOWLG

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Postby madjack » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:24 am

Gage...maybe Jim is planning on an "open air" galley :lol: .......................................................... 8)
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Postby Jim Marshall » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:31 am

Gage, we took the hatch off and put it in the storage shed because we work on the tear on cool days inside and we can't open the hatch inside. There isn't enough room in there to cuss a cat. Thanks for the compliment and encouragement. :) We are sooooo ready to go camping but the tear isn't quite ready yet. :cry:
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Re: Doors Hung Today

Postby kirtsjc » Tue Feb 28, 2006 12:52 am

Jim Marshall wrote:We got our doors hung and the latches on today. I had to make the strikers out of angle iron but they look pretty good. It took a lot of drilling and grinding to get the angle down to look like a real stricker. Tomorrow, hopefully, we will get back on the cabinets inside.

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OOOOOO!!!!!! Where did you get those doors?!?!???????

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Postby Jim Marshall » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:03 am

Kirtsjc, we got them at an auto salvage yard. They are side windows from a damaged conversion van and for $35 each we couldn't pass that up. You do have to do a little modifying to make them work but it isn't too bad. You also get the trim frame with the windows and they have a sliding window with a screen also. If you decide to go this route, be sure to pick windows that are not curved. These have about 1/4 curve in them but we have that worked out so it will not be seen, and they won't leak, I hope.
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Postby Larry Messaros » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:55 am

Jim,

That's a very nice looking trailer. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

How do your doors work? I notice the door handle attached to the body of the tear.

Can you post some pics of the door open and maybe some closeups?

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Postby PaulC » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:16 am

Jim, looking good and I love those doors
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Postby seahorse » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:52 am

Jim, Nice doors.......Tear looks factory built :thumbsup: .............Rob
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Postby Ira » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:33 am

Really nice looking!
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Postby Jim Marshall » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:55 am

Thanks fellows, I am humbled, coming from you guys that is a real compliment. :)

Larry, I will take a few pictures today of the works of the doors and post them tonight. I used a SS paino hinge and will wrap the hinge with a bicycle intertube to water proof. The door being black, you will not notice the intertube. Even if there is no tube on you can not see the hinge unless you put your head against the tear. That is a regular house door knob/lock. I turned the barrel backwards and made the striker out of angle iron. I still have to do some dressing the striker area up but at least you will be able to see how we did it.
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Postby Spadinator » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:20 am

Looks GREAT!!!! :thumbsup:

you'll be done before me!! :envious:
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Postby Classic Finn » Tue Feb 28, 2006 2:11 pm

Them doors sure do look Finntastic on your beautiful looking teardrop...

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Postby Jim Marshall » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:34 pm

Spadinator, I don't know if we will be finished before you or not, I am slooooow. :cry:

Thanks Finn, I appreciate that my friend. I will sure be glad when I am Finnished. hehehe :) :thumbsup: I'm sorry I couldn't help myself. ;)

Larry, here are some pics of the striker and door latch. I haven't completely finished dressing them out yet but hopeful this will give you the gist of it. I hope this helps. If I can help further, just let me know.

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