Friday, August 31, 2012

The Devil is in the Details

The Kitchen is taking shape, all the sink and appliances are now refinished and installed!

The backsplash is finally in, note aluminum trim and the retro aluminum cove molding. Even the chrome nails are true to the original Shasta method of installing the backsplash.

I redid the counter top edges with a retro 50's style wavy aluminum that looks more period.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Knock Knock....

I was able to knock(no pun intended) a few little items this week, including a new door, finishing my newly built Magazine rack, and installing new copper gas lines.

The old rotted and warped door.

Newly minted door

All Shellac'd and insulated and was able to find a NOS(New Old Stock) Bargman L-66 door handle, a knob that hasn't been manufactured for a least 30 years.

One of our favorite details of Shasta trailers was the magazine rack with the big "S"! I built a new one true to  every detail of the original

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Don't Eat the Yellow Snow(or the foam dust)

A Big thanks to Chris Edwards of Seal-It-Up Colorado for his assistance in spray foaming the Trailer!

Here is the heart and soul of the closed cell spray foam operation, this machine heats each one of the A and B components to get the optimal reaction. 

The components mix at the nozzle, it goes on thin and expands to fill every void, nook and cranny.  Its basically Polyurethane glue(Gorilla glue) and a hardener to make it expand and harden in a matter of seconds.

All foamed, shaved, sealed and ready for the new aluminum skin!

The foam adds to the structural integrity of the trailer, I am standing on the top of the trailer with very little flex of the roof.