3133 NE Prescott St.
Portland, OR 97211
We have plenty of parking! Come visit me :)
Maude's inner skin is all aluminum except for the end caps, which are made of fiberglass. You'll see them a little later :) The aluminum sheets overlap and are riveted into place. So we drilled out a TON of rivets! But before we got too far, we had to make sure we would know where each of the panels belong once we start putting her back together. We numbered them in the order they had to come off/go back on in. We had to correct our numbering a couple of times - see the panel below that was once numbered 3, but got changed to 9 ;)
Not shown: I spent quite a bit of time punching out stuck rivets. Once we drill off the front of a rivet, we can pull off the skin, but the back half of many of the rivets stayed stuck in place in the frame. I used a punch and hammer to dislodge them, so that when we're ready to put her all back together, the holes are open and ready to go!
Also not shown: On Sunday we took a HUUUUGE load to the dump! I rented a utility trailer and loaded her up! We had thought that except for the floor that we haven't removed yet, we'd be able to fit it into one trailer load. NOPE. But that's alright, since we still need to make another dump run anyways!
Thanks for continuing to follow along on our adventures with Maude the Acu-Trailer! <3 Becca