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Author Topic: 1976 GMC Motorhome  (Read 21250 times)

Offline SONIC.

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #250 on: May 19, 2017, 18:27:51 »

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #251 on: May 24, 2017, 17:37:02 »
Making Progress!

Turns out the original paint was basically toast and it's having to be stripped alllllll the way down.
I'm actually fine with that though because that means it gets a fresh start and everything will be done right!





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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #252 on: May 24, 2017, 17:57:56 »
Yep. Get it done right for sure. So that thing is aluminum and fiberglass?
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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #253 on: May 24, 2017, 18:03:37 »
Yep. Get it done right for sure. So that thing is aluminum and fiberglass?

Yessir the bottom is SMC (same as corvettes) and the top is 1/8" aluminum.

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #254 on: May 24, 2017, 18:13:56 »
Rad. No rust worries.
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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #255 on: May 24, 2017, 18:17:17 »
Rad. No rust worries.

Exactly.
The frame is steel but mines in good shape. When I get it back I'm going to get under there with a wire wheel and take off all the surface rust and put some undercoating on and she'll be good as new!

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #256 on: May 24, 2017, 18:18:32 »
I really wish they had had the forethought to use all stainless fasteners though, all the fasteners are rusted and will have to be replaced.
Everything I have done has been done with stainless so that down the road it will all come out without breaking off

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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #257 on: May 24, 2017, 18:19:15 »
Good plan
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Re: 1976 GMC Motorhome
« Reply #259 on: May 24, 2017, 18:47:44 »
This is true, but only to a point IMO.
A stainless fastener with some antisieze will far outlast a steel fastener even in aluminum. The problem isn't the aluminum corroding it's the steel rusting until it's too brittle to remove.
I could be wrong, but it's served me well so far