When it comes to me, I happen to think the finer things in life are simple, easy and free. When it comes to old trailers they are rarely simple, hardly ever easy and it sure would be nice if all the supplies and time spent on them were free. One thing that I have learned is you have to pay attention to detail and that little things can mean more than you might think!
Lucky was so dirty when he arrived I am surprised I never referred to him as Pigpen. And that means that everything that came out of him was dirty as well. Here are a few photos of some of the little items and what they can end up looking like after sitting around for so many years...
|This light wasn't too bad as you can see. The fiberglass shade|
being in one piece was a lucky find!
|Yep, gotta remove each and every one....then get out the elbow grease.|
Do you see some of that rust? I polished these til my arms almost fell off!
|The pump faucet. It cleaned up nicely also!|
|Every piece has to be removed and cleaned!|
|The propane light came out beautiful after a good clean up! Amazing how dirty it was!|
|The grab handle was cleaned and shined!|
|The hammock brackets were all scrubbed clean!|
|These hinges and handles had varnish residue and dirt on them. All clean and shiny now!|
For a good view of what they looked like after just go to the previous posts and zoom in...everything was put back all clean and shiny.
The Icebox was a complete disaster! Still had old food in it! Here are some before and after photos!
The exterior door! Lots of scratches over the years!
|Pulled it out, took it apart and began the stripping process.|
I used airplane stripper. Expensive, but it does a nice job.
|The inside was horrendous!|
|I am very satisfied with the results!|