Post by Don Ricardo on Aug 4, 2018 20:08:20 GMT 10
Hi Mustang and Grandad.
Mustang - Very nice pick up. It will be great to see the restoration.
Grandad - The answer to your question is the length (14 ft 6 in), some of the internal fittings, and some changes to the external mouldings. The most immediate identifying feature (apart from the length) is the full length waist line along the sides. We have lots of questions still about the Walden Sunliners, but there's some info about what we do know here.
I have searched "search" without success for 10mm offset butterfly hinges? A while back a member here found some for half the price of regular sellers. I need 60 & my best quote is $2.25 each? Cheers Brent
Thank you for that, must have had a boys look before?? My quote for $2.25 ea, now seems ok compared to these prices(www.goodsandchattels.com/Hinges/Offset-Hinge/View-all-products.html?redirected=1) Cheers Brent
The door was always going to be a challenge after unknown damage.
The step didn't line up with the bottom of the door and the caravan body seemed to be out of aline in that area. Also some old damage to the top door area, apparently from a makeshift barn falling in? So work with what you have.
The major rain event here in SE Qld has put a hold on any sealing & painting, so a bit of creative work has come ahead of schedule.
The Brake & stop light & number plate holder. The number plate light came from a friends abandoned Mini in a paddock, I love it when you can re-cycle an item like this back to a useful product. The Poms chrome is superior. y Now to make it work:
The front cupboard at the doorway area either had to go or be rebuilt, as the basis was glued & glassed I decided to make an open area, angled to protect the head. BEFORE: AFTER: Looking for something like suede to glue over the insulation.
Last Edit: Oct 15, 2018 19:00:36 GMT 10 by Mustang
Hi Brent. Coming along nicely there. They certainly are a labour of love aren't they? You are going to end up with a very special Sunny when its completed.......best of both worlds....half way between a 16 footer and 13 footer !!!
Enjoying your progress pics greatly.Can fully appreciate the time and effort you're putting into it. Thanks for posting.
As the year closes on 2018 , we are on a nice return to the Walden re-build.
Some images to finish the year off, all underside bitumen coating is completed, brakes wired, chassis painted, draw bar, wheels painted, sink fitted, expensive tap ($$$$) & plumbing all done, all windows polished & temporarily fitted.
Lots of painting to be done, in & out, but now the Walden is roadworthy.
Spare wheel will go under one bed, no tool box, only level riders to keep the front clean.
Wheel colour is now light green.
Back working on the inner/outer doors. Not much different to our modern Roadstar White screen door closed & black outer door open, 51 years on the Walden door lower right. same concept.
Last Edit: Mar 16, 2019 19:31:34 GMT 10 by Mustang
hiya bloke, great job you're doing. jealous as, would love a sunliner. i'm doing up an olympic riviera, need to know what insulation you used. is that bubble wrap? i believe closed cell is best, is that what you found out??