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    Calling it quits for the day. Window installed and sealed same for the rear door.

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    mid 20's for south texas is a bit cold for me. Might as well do another running total on the rebuild for this. Let us see.... As of today Jan 6' 2017 I am into the rebuild for a total of $1,840. Included in the total is some tools to help make it go faster and replacing a ladder that broke on me.

    I am a bit surprised how good that roof flashing is looking when I am using it for seams and end corners.
     
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    Looking good!
     
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    Well Smoky, I think it looks PRETTY DAMN GOOOD ! You have to go back to your first post, and look at what you started with, ( and I'm really impressed with those steel sheets, hard to tell them from the fiberglass ones) But you are truly a craftsmen. It looks really good. Being steel your very wise to insulate, and ya know, painting If you do a good prep, I'd use a good paint ( and your good at product hunting) I'd use a roller. I mean you could go to Home-Depot and rent a sprayer, but I think that so long as it's watertight and your comfy inside, you never planed on this as a show queen. but that's just me. You've done a hell of a job for pocket change. Ya know for anyone reading this thread, you have to go back to the beginning and look what you started with.

    To me it is really sharp, and that roofing material looks so close to the original fiberglass their damn kissing cousins ! The real job is going to be rounding some of the edges and in the interior. Your going to choose what's going to stay and what's going to the dump. Just my $0.02 but I'd try to reuse some of the original parts, maybe reinforced, some rebuilt. But they are on a scale to give you as much space as possible. But it is really looking great, Paint. . . I'd find a nice decent neutral color you and your SO and just paint it. Good job there Smokybandit ! My brother in law lives in Austin and he said to me yesterday it was cold down there. A really great job !
     
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    was lower 20's south of San Antonio this morning.........
     
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    UPDATE:
    Well I ran out of roofing screws, sealant and caulk gun broke, time to take a break.
    I already have the tools to slap clear coat on the metal. Hand cutting the metal with tin snips
    to match the roof seam is a pain in the........

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    We just got 4" of fluffy stuff, but it's 28 degrees right now.
     

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