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One more time

Posted 04-08-2014 at 08:14 AM by traveluminum

This is the Alaska rock guardClick image for larger version

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Now the image is sideways. I think blogspot is much easier to navigate. www.traveluminum.blogspot.com
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Missing pictures

Posted 04-08-2014 at 08:07 AM by traveluminum

Somehow the pictures didn't show up on the last blog entry. My lack of skills show up during times like this. Click image for larger version

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ID:	4110 I am trying to upload several pictures, but only one shows up.
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Making retirement hectic

Posted 04-08-2014 at 07:54 AM by traveluminum

Getting ready for an Alaska trip has added a little more work. I decided our 1973 Overlander needed solar panels installed on top, as well as an electrical overhaul. I ordered two more 100 watt solar panels, and was looking at the Airstream trying to figure out where to put them. I decided the antenna was just wasted space, since we've only used an antenna a few times in fourteen years. That was the easy part. While waiting for the solar panels to ship, I noticed the fresh water tank from the wrecked...
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1959 Tradewind restoration Wrapping it up!

Posted 01-26-2014 at 06:53 AM by traveluminum

Wow, what a project! After about 1000 hours over a period of 9 months, I can say the Airstream is finally done. Yeehaw! The last few weeks has been busy finishing the end table, dinette, and upper cabinets for the bathroom and kitchen. Then polyurethaning all of it and reinstalling. I finished hooking up the vent hood, and added the vanity lights, and under cabinet lights in the kitchen. I cut the cushions to the right size using an electric knife, which worked great. I was able to reuse most of...
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1959 Tradewind restoration ---Mechanical and woodworking

Posted 01-26-2014 at 06:51 AM by traveluminum

After taking a break to vacation with Damon and Erica, I am finally back to work on the Tradewind. I plumbed the camper with pex water lines, which seems to be the greatest stuff. It is easy to work with, light, and supposed to be freeze resistant. I'll try not to test that theory. I set the bathtub, and ran the drain lines and vent pipes. Next was the 110 volt wiring, and finishing all the outlets. That took about a day to finish, but the 12 volt system took almost two days to complete.
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