Red Boler Day 11 to 19

Day 11

Preparing the other trailer for our trip was the priority, but I still managed to get an hour or so in on the project to paint the fiberglass furniture.  I choose I light color, to contrast a little with the white walls and add some color.

I used a small foam roller to paint the furniture.

I used a small foam roller to paint the furniture.

I also checked the fit of the fridge I picked up and found a strap to fasten it down.

Strapping the fridge down

Strapping the fridge down

 

Day 12

With summer vacation started the boys were around, which was great when I needed help, but also meant I spent more time at playgrounds and making food, decreasing the daily progress.

I painted the inside of the door, the plywood that made the top bunk and the storage covers that fit in the fiberglass furniture.  I placed the fiberglass furniture the trailer, and the replacement sink I picked up from Ikea (it cost less to get a new sink than repaint the old one).  I also riveted in the fiberglass cabinet above the kitchen.

I also pulled out the table saw and put more laminate flooring down.

Flooring and furniture in.

Flooring and furniture in.

 

Day 13, 14 and 15

I hate silicone, it should never be used on these little trailers.  With that I spent 3 days cleaning the silicone off the windows (later learning about silicone remover, which would have helped).

Then I cleaned them with steel wool.  I gave them a quick wipe with polish, but will properly polish them when the trailer is done.

Cleaning Boler Windows

 

Day 16

I used Butyl tape and rivets to re-install the windows.

Windows installed

Windows installed

I also cleaned the plexiglass windows and re-installed them (leaving the lock strip out for now).  This was much easier than I thought it would be.

Plexiglass window in

Plexiglass window in

 

Day 17

With the boys at home, I grabbed anything I could paint and headed to the backyard with them.  I repainted all the cabinet doors, and anything brass (wanted a more modern look).

This trailer had no emblems, so I molded a couple out of plastic and put them out for paint.

Some of the parts to be painted

Some of the parts to be painted

Primered everything before painting

Primered everything before painting

More painting

More painting

With metal and plastic I scuff the surface, then use a primer before painting.

I picked up sticker backsplash tiles from home depot for the backsplash, and a trim meant to use instead of caulking around the bathtub for the trim.

Shelf above fridge, backsplash and doors installed.

Shelf above fridge, backsplash and doors installed.

I also picked up some safety chains, as I pulled the originals off when I picked it up.

Safety Chain added

Safety Chain added

Day 18 and 19

Both these days I only worked a little, as we where between trips, and the list of other things that needed to get done was huge.

When we were on vacation the sticker tiles had fallen off, o using contact cement I reattached them.

Back in the backyard with the boys, I cut out the countertop material and the wood for under the bunk beds.

Wood cut out for the bunks

Wood cut out for the bunks

I also sprayed the rims white, thought it went better with the white top and baby moons.

Painting the Boler Wheels

Painting the Boler Wheels

I didn’t want to attache the cushion to the top bunk, as I like the idea of being able to remove it when the trailers is stored.  I carried the idea of stapling the cushions to wood, as it allowed me to make cushions without the need to sew.

Tracing the shape onto the foam

Tracing the shape onto the foam

I just pulled the fabric tight and stapled it on.

Bottom of cushions

Bottom of cushions

Finished

Finished

(later I used speed sew fabric glue to glue any loose fabric edges down and give it a better finish)

Wheels installed

Wheels installed

Progress

1974 Boler Trailer

1974 little light camping trailer

1974 restored Boler

1974 Boler camping trailer

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2 comments


  1. Grace

    It looks great! Where did you get the latches for the closet and cabinets? I need some like those for my lil Boler.

    • In the red Boler the latches where in good shape so I reused what it already had. For the green Boler though I bought some very similar to what was original for the hinges at Home Depot, and used slide bolt latches to keep them closed when traveling.

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