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Water damage, the good the bad and other upgrades
#21
@shadow: I'd go back to the original owner and give him a piece of your mind. What a mess!
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(10-23-2016, 10:51 PM)introverting Wrote: @shadow:  I'd go back to the original owner and give him a piece of your mind.  What a mess!

I know what you mean, but it wouldn`t be worth the time or the effort.
1984 Cobra Class C 26'
On E 350 Chassis 
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#23
Did a little more work yesterday, one of the rear side windows had been leaking and causing a little delamination.
So I removed the window, and found the original butyl tape seal was in bad shape.

With the window removed I used a c-clamp and some glue to pull it back together.
[Image: resealing%20window%20003_zps0jerjkm7.jpg]
While I was letting the glue dry, I cleaned up the exterior wall and the window frame, and put the new
butyl tape on the window frame. After about three hours of letting the glue dry, I reinstalled the window.
[Image: resealing%20window%20004_zps44qpyg7j.jpg]
1984 Cobra Class C 26'
On E 350 Chassis 
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#24
looks good. highdesertranger
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#25
I don't know if you caught it, but I posted this YouTube link in a thread the other day...I actually thought of your RV when I watched it. They really do an amazing interior remodel with lots of DIY elbow grease and only around $1500. This is link to finished product "tour"...skip through it to get an idea, then go back and look what they started with. Might give you some ideas, or at least some inspiration   Smile

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(10-24-2016, 08:40 PM)BradKW Wrote: I don't know if you caught it, but I posted this YouTube link in a thread the other day...I actually thought of your RV when I watched it. They really do an amazing interior remodel with lots of DIY elbow grease and only around $1500. This is link to finished product "tour"...skip through it to get an idea, then go back and look what they started with. Might give you some ideas, or at least some inspiration   Smile

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I did see your other link, from the beginning to the finished product, and they did a great job.

My rv is twenty six feet long, and compared to other rv`s of the same length, it seems very small on the inside because of the way
its laid out. Once I get done rebuilding the over the cab bed area and resealing the windows, I plan on making some other changes to open things up and give me more usable space.
1984 Cobra Class C 26'
On E 350 Chassis 
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Shadow, you got skills I wish I had, probably I'll have to learn them at some point
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#28
Yes good job !
Thanks for documenting it here , I'm sure MANY class C owners will get the pleasure of following in your footsteps.
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(10-25-2016, 09:50 PM)ArtW Wrote: Shadow, you got skills I wish I had, probably I'll have to learn them at some point

Thanks.

But to be honest with you, I have no skills at all when it comes to this kind of stuff.
Resealing the windows is the easiest thing to do out of all of it. You just remove all of the screws from the inside window frame
and go outside and carefully work the window lose and pull it out, then remove the old butyl tape from the side of the rv and window
frame, and then apply new butyl tape to the window frame and reinstall the window.

As for the over the cab rebuild, I really have no skills here at all. What I have found so far is that the demolition takes the longest time.
There are trim pieces that have to be carefully removed because they will be reused, some things were stapled together, so you need a hammer and a crow bar to get them a part. Then there are parts that were put together with special clutch head screws, so you need a special screwdriver bit to get them a part, and the list goes on.

Now keeping in mind that I am no carpenter, there was parts of the original over cab build that had me scratching my head.
Part of the inside trim was screwed in place from the outside, and the screws were hidden under the front clearance lights, so I had to
remove some of the front clearance lights to get those screws out. It will not be going back together like that, that`s for sure.

I still have a little more demolition work to do, I`m in no hurry, and I only have the weekend to work on it, but it will get done and done
right.

I am also doing this all by my self, I have no help.
1984 Cobra Class C 26'
On E 350 Chassis 
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(10-25-2016, 10:01 PM)rvpopeye Wrote: Yes good job !
Thanks for documenting it here , I'm sure MANY class C owners will get the pleasure of following in your footsteps.

Thank You.

I have never done anything like this before, much less document anything before. But if it will help others, then its worth it.
What I`m finding so far, is that its more time consuming than anything else.
1984 Cobra Class C 26'
On E 350 Chassis 
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