Our first hired help arrives to weld new roof supports, but it was more than that — It was our welder’s positivity, his lack of hesitation when he saw our motorhome, and his desire to help one possibly ridiculous couple weld their dreams together.
Big news in our antique RV restoration: This is the first time Andy and I reach out for professional help as our Clark Cortez motorhome falls under the scrutiny of a welder.
Our latest RV work: Stripping the roof of our 1965 Clark Cortez motorhome after finding severe rust on our antique. Here’s more on our RV bodywork renovation!
We return to our Cortez to remove the last of our underseal, but it is not without a second serious angle grinder injury and the near-loss of our sanity.
We had gone to hell and back in our underseal-removal job, but the result was silver gleaming around us as our Cortez’s bare metal body shined as a trophy of sorts for our relentless labor of love.
We found 52 screws to remove from our wood floor, but all wouldn’t twist even the smallest amount. This means calling in power tools to take off our floorboards.
The morning and afternoon passed as Andy and I remained hunched over our supposedly-easy job of removing our cork flooring. The result though? We uncovered a stunning wood floor.
If we had any doubts up until now about gutting our RV and removing the insulation — Let’s just say the sopping wet insulation we removed and significant rust we found solidified the need for exactly what we did. See before and after pictures here …
Did you know vehicles have nipples? This is what I learned as Andy and I work to restore the mechanics of our 1965 Clark Cortez motorhome. Here, we use our Cortez’s grease nipples to lubricate the suspension bearings and bushings in an effort to reduce its many squeaks and squeals.
2022 marks my 10-year journey with multiple sclerosis, a rare autoimmune disease. In this time, I’ve learned 10 valuable lessons that I hope can help you too.
Sure, there may have been times when Andy and I wanted to watch our 1965 Clark Cortez motorhome burn. This though? This was not one of those imagined times and yet our RV almost did go up in flames.
Water was pouring into our RV, which meant instead of moving forward on our mechanical overhaul, we now needed to investigate our many leaks.
After finding water leaks and water damage, our RV renovation moves into the beginning of an RV build as we remove as much as possible inside to start Phase One of our demolition.
“Mine has room for whip-lash!” Andy tells me as he fastens his seatbelt before we take our very first test drive in our 1965 Clark Cortez motorhome! This is the moment we have been anxiously awaiting but — as always — there are some bump in the road…
It has been exactly one month since I had my hysterectomy to combat severe primary dysmenorrhea. Here is how I’m doing …