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Old 03-19-2011, 08:21 PM   #309
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Steve, Love the curves to the bath and computer desktop. Looks outstanding. Ed
Thanks, Ed! I know you're not in a hurry, but the goal for tomorrow is to get your stuff boxed up and ready to ship.

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Old 03-19-2011, 08:46 PM   #310
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Great work Steve!!! I can just imagine the time and patience that went into those curves!
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Old 03-19-2011, 08:57 PM   #311
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Steve, No problem. We're off to Tucson for a weeks vacation. The girls need some pool time. Ed
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:36 AM   #312
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I am so excited to see the bathroom door.
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Old 03-20-2011, 12:01 PM   #313
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Hey Steve- Island Girl is beautiful! I wish spring would get here so I could get back to work on my GT. Thanks for the link to Fergies. I've been looking for someone with a louver press and I'm moving to Kelowna this summer. How cosmic is that!

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Old 03-20-2011, 12:22 PM   #314
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Hey Steve- Island Girl is beautiful! I wish spring would get here so I could get back to work on my GT. Thanks for the link to Fergies. I've been looking for someone with a louver press and I'm moving to Kelowna this summer. How cosmic is that!

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That's pretty darned cosmic, Ian! He's a good guy and will make whatever you need. We're starting to think spring may be coming here, but we know, like I know you do, that winter can still bite us.

Pink, thanks! Hope you're happy with the door the way it is and not expecting a real door next, 'cause it's all downhill on the bathroom from here. Only going to a a curtain for the opening.

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:50 AM   #315
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oh heck, I thought there was going to be this
curved laminated door. Stick foot in mouth.
A curtain will be fino!!
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:39 PM   #316
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Oh my...The windows...So glad you found that before my wife saw it!
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:25 PM   #317
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oh heck, I thought there was going to be this
curved laminated door. Stick foot in mouth.
A curtain will be fino!!
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Nah, no foot in mouth, Pink. I did want to do a curved laminated door but the problem is that there's no place for it to open, just not enough room. Only way was to hinge it opening inside the bathroom and that would have trapped me in there forever.

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Oh my...The windows...So glad you found that before my wife saw it!
Caravanners love their windows, except for rebuilding time. They are that wonderful Hehr design that has the gaskets riveted in.

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Old 03-21-2011, 08:36 PM   #318
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All I ever hear is "The new ones just do not have enough windows". And she is right. I have to go old!
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:07 PM   #319
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I’ve read a lot all over the forum about the Hehr windows and how dreaded they are to work on, but honestly, I think there’re great! My ’55 Overlander has 9 of them. Okay, replacing the back-frame gasket isn’t the easiest thing, but they’re handcrafted. How could you not love that fact. In my humble opinion the 50’s Airstreams with handcrafted 13 panels and Hehr windows are a thing of beauty. “Viva la Vintage”

With that said I have to add, the craftsmanship you’re doing on “Island Girl” is some of the best I’ve seen. I hope one day we’re in your part of the country and have a chance to see it first hand.

Keep up the good work, we are enjoying your thread and blog.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:48 PM   #320
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You're right, Spike. The Hehr Standards aren't that bad, just time consuming to rebuild. But, they're easy to work on and simple. Don't get me going on our beautiful 13 panels. My Airstream is pretty special to me.

Thanks for the compliments on my work. Still feel like I'm a hack at it compared to some of the true artists around here. No way I could be where I am with my trailer without all the help and ideas I've gotten from others.

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Old 04-11-2011, 07:38 PM   #321
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Progress That Shows

Most of the time I feel like I work and work on Island Girl and nothing really shows. Lately, though, things are beginning to come together and often a little work yields big results.

The chrome plater finally got my pieces done and the scare light and the Bargmann H20-2 I doubt have ever looked quite this good. Nice to be able to get rid of the vice grip door handle I've been using for the last two months.

Woot.com had a really good deal on a full size mattress and it is now cut to fit and in place. I wasn't ready for it, but the deal was too good to skip. When it arrived, the package firmly said it had to be opened to expand within 3 days, so it's in, ready or not.

On the big job front, my buddy Jim, who usually mans the rivet gun, is sewing curtains. I'm a wiz at hand sewing, but hopeless with a machine, so his help is really appreciated. It's a bark cloth fabric that I was afraid was going to be too bold for my taste, but I'm really happy with the way it looks.

There's a sink and a faucet visible in the pics too, holding tanks now have fittings, and I'm collecting the last of the crimp fittings for the PEX.

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Old 04-11-2011, 08:59 PM   #322
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Most of the time I feel like I work and work on Island Girl and nothing really shows.

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Nice details Steve!
I have tinkering away with finishing the edges of the belly pan and somethings just don't cooperate like I think they should Someday I hope to catch up to you.
Looks Great!
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