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Old 08-02-2017, 09:37 PM   #29
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That's so nice. Bet it keeps it much cooler and cleaner.

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Old 08-02-2017, 09:38 PM   #30
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Thumbs up Headline News.......Sort of.......#2

Pacer Gets New Shoes.......

After polishing, the white spokes just didn't go too well.
Waited 39 days for the wheels to arrive and three hours at the tire shop and here she is.


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Old 08-02-2017, 09:51 PM   #31
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Polished Pacer Gets A Cabana......

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That's so nice. Bet it keeps it much cooler and cleaner.

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It really does both. I need a giant California Car Duster.
Backing it in is fun too. It's a tight fit.
175 ft and a sorta narrow gate with citrus trees, a green house, mulch pile and sand. (Smoke & Mirrors)

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Old 08-03-2017, 08:26 AM   #32
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Nice! I just decided to go to 15" tires because the LT 7-14.5 tires are getting very hard to find with manufacturers stopping production. I couldn't get away from the original look though and ordered steel with baby moon type caps.
What tires did you decided on?
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:39 AM   #33
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That is such a nice polish job!! Just curious how does that cost for s smaller trailer?? I've gotten quotes locally but the shine is not that clear and perfect at any shops locally. I have s 28 foot body so I'd be substantial more but vs me doing it...... also I'm 1981 so I think my alcad is different?
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:45 AM   #34
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Nice! I just decided to go to 15" tires because the LT 7-14.5 tires are getting very hard to find with manufacturers stopping production. I couldn't get away from the original look though and ordered steel with baby moon type caps.
What tires did you decided on?
I got Hartland 225/75/R15 St Radial trailer tires from Discount Tire. Lifetime warranty and spin balancing.

The last tires I bought were Commodores and they lasted 600 miles exactly. The previous Commodores lasted 9 years?
Got these from another vendor and reading their negative reviews I didn't even bother to try to return them.
I now have 4 spare White Spoked wheels though.

For some reason I'm not getting notifications from AS Forum, hence the delay in answering.

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Old 08-23-2017, 12:58 AM   #35
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That is such a nice polish job!! Just curious how does that cost for s smaller trailer?? I've gotten quotes locally but the shine is not that clear and perfect at any shops locally. I have s 28 foot body so I'd be substantial more but vs me doing it...... also I'm 1981 so I think my alcad is different?
If I had it done here in Phoenix it would be about $3500 from an Airstream service company. (18 Foot bumper to ball)

I had it done in Eloy Arizona about 65 miles one way and it took a week.
M&M Truck polishing was the place although I ended up taking it to Antonio's house as they were unsure of the security at that location.( I think it was $1300)

I'm pretty happy as I had worked on it for 5 years and had not gotten too far along.
It's not perfect but it's close enough for government work.
If I was a fanatic I would get a Cyclo polisher for the finish.
I am not a fanatic.

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Old 11-06-2017, 05:06 PM   #36
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First trip with the new and improved Polished Pacer©.
She looks good. Tight spaces @ The Big Sandy Shoot


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With new tires and new wheels it rode seamlessly on the trip including the off road portion. Smooth as silk on the highway.

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Old 11-06-2017, 06:02 PM   #37
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You look fantastic snugged in there between the big boys. If offered a choice of all three I'd still pick you in a heartbeat.
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Old 08-11-2018, 11:29 PM   #38
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Thumbs up 1958 Pacer.......

Well, it looks like the Airstream© cabaña lasted one year.
We recently had a monstrous monsoon storm come through with many microbursts
that took down a large number of trees and removed
the Airstream© cabaña with it as well.


The good news is that I bought a spare top the same time I bought the unit.
The frame is not damaged.



The instructions do say "Not for permanent use" but once it's up, it's up.
Until it comes down
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:22 AM   #39
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Thank goodness the Pacer didn't get damaged. Yep the storms have been crazy wind lately. Been thinking about getting one of those covers also but held off because of that wind.
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:33 PM   #40
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I had the cover up with one sidewall (East) as the other side is in shade.
So, with a new top and the other sidewall I'm good to go.


Just to be safe I located another canopy at The Club Store outlet and bought that just to be covered.



I had noticed some deterioration from sunlight on the previous cover and the ball bungees that secure the top will lose elasticity rather quick in the Arizona heat. Therefore I have a Lot of ball bungees.


Ball bungees that's funny right there.



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Old 10-17-2018, 12:45 AM   #41
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Getting ready for a trip to The Big Sandy. After the recent rains the weather in Arizona has been gorgeous. AZP
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Pacer you are looking good for your big trip. That rain we had this past weekend was crazy.

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