Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-29-2018, 06:58 PM   #43
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1975 27' Overlander
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,031
Images: 1
You are making great progress. There are a lot of hours between posts I'm sure. Electrical and plumbing are big systems to install. I gotta research that gas fireplace. Maybe a valid heating source for me. I've seen wood stoves in Airstreams. But they aren't for me.

It's fun to plan the interior of your trailer exactly the way you want it. I found out the hard way how much every piece interacts with another. I advise to spend time reviewing and reviewing again.

David
__________________

__________________
WBCCI #8607
VAC Region 11

Link to my 1975 Overlander Improvement Journal:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f17...ml#post2053792
dbj216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-30-2018, 02:37 AM   #44
2 Rivet Member
 
Mtmanor's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1966 24' Tradewind
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 92
Keeping the mice out

David, I agree with the wood stove statement. We heated our house with one for 10 years and it worked, but it was work. Keeping the dirt down is hard enough in that small space.

I'm a bit concerned with getting the heat to the bathroom so I'm putting the Humphry gas light in there. Ambiance, light and heat?

My mouse paranoia runs deep. Since we're using rock wool in the walls I wanted to close up every place possible that will keep the mice out of the walls.
Took stainless hardware cloth and used it to close up the wiring holes and any gaps in c channel. Also made little bee guards for the vent stacks. We have bee hives and the swarms look for places like that.

The fireplace chimney will get one too. And I'd like to get/make a solid cover for it. It's a double wall and there are lots of places for lady bugs/stink bugs to get in to.

Oh, and the shower pan is in place, sort of.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5588.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	344.9 KB
ID:	307488   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5591.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	279.2 KB
ID:	307489  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5596.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	109.4 KB
ID:	307490   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5593.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	229.6 KB
ID:	307491  

__________________

Mtmanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 06:17 AM   #45
2 Rivet Member
 
Mtmanor's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1966 24' Tradewind
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 92
Ready for paint and "no!" to duct tape

Let's see...

Because it's an impossibly tight fit through the garage door (see the steel support wheel photo) we can't install anything besides the vents on the roof until it's rolled out.
But, the fan supports are in, the a/c support and drain is installed and run to ground, the television support is in and secure.

The door has extra support around the knob. Hoping that helps secure the knob while closing the door from the inside. I still have a fear of pulling the handle off from the inside like I did on the '67.

Then on to Bondo. It's amazing how many holes are left over. I get along with bondo except it gives me wicked headaches. Which makes me more distracted and that's saying something. Dave and I had to double check each other every day to make sure all the holes were filled and the final rivets were in. But after rinsing off the walls last night I think we're ready.

I went with a linen texture glaze over paint last time and I still think it looks great so I'm going with it again. It hides all the smooth bondo surfaces and matches them to the zolotone texture. Unfortunately it's no longer in style and the glaze was hard to find. Benjamin Moore has it and I'm hoping it behaves as easily as the original.

Naively I thought we could reuse the original wood. But, I don't have enough woodworking experience to try and match and patch all the holes and dings in the original. So, switching to maple. Photos of the attached kitchen are just for reference.

The last photo is an example of what happens when you use duct tape on the trailer. Don't do it.
And the barn photo is what I'm thinking about doing for storage. Ingenious or ugly?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5433.jpg
Views:	14
Size:	311.2 KB
ID:	308605   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0348.JPG
Views:	18
Size:	72.0 KB
ID:	308606  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5684.jpg
Views:	16
Size:	243.0 KB
ID:	308608   Click image for larger version

Name:	maple kitchen3.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	54.3 KB
ID:	308610  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5615.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	276.8 KB
ID:	308611   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5612.jpg
Views:	18
Size:	179.3 KB
ID:	308612  

Attached Images
 
Mtmanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 06:46 AM   #46
NO HUMBLE OPINION
 
ALUMINUMINUM's Avatar

 
1968 20' Globetrotter
ANN ARBOR , THE GREAT LAKES
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 553
Quote... " I still have a fear of pulling the handle off from the inside like I did on the '67."

.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_2721.JPG
Views:	17
Size:	251.8 KB
ID:	308613   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_2722.JPG
Views:	15
Size:	238.3 KB
ID:	308614  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC_2723.JPG
Views:	19
Size:	256.7 KB
ID:	308615  
ALUMINUMINUM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 11:38 AM   #47
3 Rivet Member
 
1967 24' Tradewind
Blairstown , New Jersey
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 118
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mtmanor View Post
The last photo is an example of what happens when you use duct tape on the trailer. Don't do it.
And the barn photo is what I'm thinking about doing for storage. Ingenious or ugly?
The duct tape helped you to strip the coating, prior to polishing. You were planning on polishing, weren't you??

I like your storage idea. It's an ingenious use of two containers.
__________________
Wayne
rasmuw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 02:12 PM   #48
2 Rivet Member
 
Mtmanor's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1966 24' Tradewind
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 92
Polishing

Quote:
Originally Posted by rasmuw View Post
The duct tape helped you to strip the coating, prior to polishing. You were planning on polishing, weren't you??

I like your storage idea. It's an ingenious use of two containers.
Lol, I'm going to have to.
But if I know me, I'll be too tired to do anything for a season after this is on the road.
Mtmanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 02:25 PM   #49
4 Rivet Member
 
Slats's Avatar
 
1966 24' Tradewind
Kansas City , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 301
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mtmanor View Post
The door has extra support around the knob. Hoping that helps secure the knob while closing the door from the inside. I still have a fear of pulling the handle off from the inside like I did on the '67.
When I pulled the interior panel off my door I wondered what that reverse E was about. Glad I reinstalled it.
Slats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2018, 02:32 PM   #50
4 Rivet Member
 
Slats's Avatar
 
1966 24' Tradewind
Kansas City , Missouri
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 301
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mtmanor View Post
The door has extra support around the knob. Hoping that helps secure the knob while closing the door from the inside. I still have a fear of pulling the handle off from the inside like I did on the '67.
When I pulled the interior panel off my door I wondered what that reverse E was about. Glad I reinstalled it.
Slats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2018, 04:05 PM   #51
2 Rivet Member
 
Mtmanor's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1966 24' Tradewind
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 92
Itís jinxed

So when the skins were out and on the ground they were flat and even.
After they are installed (I helped the whole time) they are not.

All the rivet holes lined up, the insulation wasnít past the ribs, I have no clue what happened. So out comes one whole ceiling. Weíre going to look at it but Iím guessing it will need to be replaced. Ugh.

Any guesses why this happened? Do the rivets have to go in in a certain order?

Do you use .032 aluminum for the inner skins, too?

Just because I was trying to ignore it I painted it in the mean time. The glaze didnít work this time either. Iím going to have to figure that out in the mean time. No zolotone means no texture.

Itís a darn good thing the Ď67 wasnít this hard. Iíd have never started another. Oh. Wait?
Mtmanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2018, 05:55 PM   #52
Rivet Master
 
dbj216's Avatar

 
1986 34' Limited
1975 27' Overlander
Conifer , Colorado
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,031
Images: 1
I wonder if there was some deflections in the body while being hung, and then wrestled back on. Maybe there is a rib, or "hoop" as I call them, that is ever so slightly not "as formed" any more. Maybe your trailer is slightly taller after the lift off. I am only speculating.

Maybe others will chime in if they had interior skins that didn't fit perfectly after a "full monte".

David
__________________
WBCCI #8607
VAC Region 11

Link to my 1975 Overlander Improvement Journal:
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f17...ml#post2053792
dbj216 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2018, 04:49 AM   #53
2 Rivet Member
 
Mtmanor's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1966 24' Tradewind
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 92
You're on to something

Quote:
Originally Posted by dbj216 View Post
I wonder if there was some deflections in the body while being hung, and then wrestled back on. Maybe there is a rib, or "hoop" as I call them, that is ever so slightly not "as formed" any more. Maybe your trailer is slightly taller after the lift off. I am only speculating.

Maybe others will chime in if they had interior skins that didn't fit perfectly after a "full monte".

David
It's taking so long I forget that this is exactly above the new panel replacement. We must have moved something without realizing it.
Huh.
Haven't ordered the metal yet, will try unriveting today and see if that does anything.
__________________

Mtmanor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Logging In Again and Again and Again Secguru Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 4 11-01-2010 11:15 AM
Grievance time again -Leo gets slammed again LI Pets WBCCI Forum 47 12-23-2009 01:02 AM
Murphy's Law Strikes Again and Again . . . . . . overlander64 Our Community 5 04-21-2003 11:53 PM
Battery Dead - Again & Again eraffety Airstream Motorhome Forums 10 11-01-2002 11:03 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.