Our experiences with a 1971 TradeWind
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Blog has been rejuvenated....

Posted 01-02-2012 at 08:45 PM by barts (Tin Pickle Tales)

and is now here:

http://tinpickle.blogspot.com


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More progress....

Posted 03-23-2010 at 01:27 AM by barts (Tin Pickle Tales)

Well, more work has gotten done. Between the two of us, we've managed to do the following since our last post:

  • Removed the front gaucho to make way for a dinette.
  • Riveted up the battery box to hold the two group 27 batteries. Essentially air tight and has a 11/2" vent fitting for exterior ventilation & Delrin feed-throughs for power. Still needs hold-downs.
  • Removed the broken and dangerous N-22 furnace.
  • Removed the broken original Bowen water heater.
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Progress, month one

Posted 02-01-2010 at 02:08 AM by barts (Tin Pickle Tales)

Well, we've been busy working on the Tin Pickle... since we picked it earlier this month up my wife and I managed to do the following:

  • Removed the ghastly bumper mounted taillights the PO had added, along with all the wiring he added along the belly pan. I did some troubleshooting and drilled out the rivets holding the non-working taillight assembly in place. I managed to free the corrosion so that the socket worked properly again; the principle problem was that it had been
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Acquisition

Posted 01-08-2010 at 11:14 PM by barts (Tin Pickle Tales)
Updated 01-08-2010 at 11:25 PM by barts (trying to get the catagory right...)

My wife and I picked up a 1971 Tradewind in Delhi, California this week, and she posted in the forums about it here.

I'll do some write-ups on our efforts to get our Tin Pickle into shape; this should be a fun project for the two of us.

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