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Old 06-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #169
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Denim for the cushions and gun barrel blue for the walls
Can't wait to see it!
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Old 06-16-2013, 11:15 AM   #170
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Let me know if local fabricator can make c channel.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:06 PM   #171
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He has a 10 ft brake so should be no problem can not do curves so if needed I will get the ac shop to do that. Ac shop can bend c channel also.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:26 PM   #172
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Gonna take some pictures this weekend but just about time to take it to the welders. Not as bad as we thought but still needs some work.
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Old 06-23-2013, 05:51 PM   #173
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monsoon season

Okay two weeks and alot has happened with rain birth of grandchildren and I have (in between showers) gotten something accomplished! Lets see I found and nice nest! and yes I got the frame cleared next to the welders! Just a little damage.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:24 PM   #174
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Welcome (a bit late) to the Caravel club. We have a 66 too. Unfortunately we bought ours October of 2010 and it sat with few things done to it and a shop. Then all we were able to do is gut it, once we saw the water damage to wood. We also had floor rot under the bathroom, but it was easily patched. We have everything but the bathroom out. We are waiting to get a new tow vehicle and then take it to someone a couple hours away in our camp group. We just realized we really are clueless and are afraid to spend money and time and do the wrong thing. So, we will get some ideas on where to start from our friend Lance.

You aren't alone. Look forward to hearing your progress. I have a blog here somewhere and forgot how to post and access it!

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Old 07-01-2013, 08:22 AM   #175
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Not alone is right! We also have a 65 that has a frame looking very similar to yours RM. I am doing the body on, but your photos show we are at similar stages in our restoration process. Keep chugging at it and it will be finished some day. That's what I keep telling myself anyway.
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Old 07-01-2013, 01:59 PM   #176
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Thanks Jerbear the hardest part of deconstruction was the 1 piece shower unit. The end caps were not as hard! Ended up renting a storage unit for all of the parts! I must say that once it was out the stress level went to the green and taking the shell off was actually fun. Okay the buck rivet removal was not as fun but after this week I can start putting this jigsaw puzzle back together! We are looking forward to that! Jewel since we are replacing the whole floor shell off was the only way but I have found it much easier to work it this way and I have to replace a 6 foot panel on the curb side from where a tire blew and the wheel well needed work also.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:18 AM   #177
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Trailer is at the welders and was supposed to pick it up Friday but no call hopefully Monday. Then I can start the assembly process!
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:25 PM   #178
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Almost finished at the welder (I hope) got the new plumbing vents from VTS ( finally got more in) so maybe some progress soon.
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:13 PM   #179
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Trust me, you just keep finding more stuff to replace or fix or re-do. At least we finally are getting a tow vehicle and can drag it to an airstream friend who has a shop!

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Old 07-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #180
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Thanks Jerbear the hardest part of deconstruction was the 1 piece shower unit. The end caps were not as hard! Ended up renting a storage unit for all of the parts! I must say that once it was out the stress level went to the green and taking the shell off was actually fun. Okay the buck rivet removal was not as fun but after this week I can start putting this jigsaw puzzle back together! We are looking forward to that! Jewel since we are replacing the whole floor shell off was the only way but I have found it much easier to work it this way and I have to replace a 6 foot panel on the curb side from where a tire blew and the wheel well needed work also.
Every time you post, it sounds like the same problems.We have to replace a panel or two on one side where it appears there was a blow out and there was belly and panel damage by the wheel well on the other side.

Did your shower stall crack and crumble or did it hold up when coming out? My husband is afraid to take ours out, but really wants to put a dedicated bed in back and a side wet bath. I prefer to maintain the original floor plan.

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It held up really well and now has a temp spot in a mini storage but yes it is pretty sturdy and even with some minor cracks it had prior to removal. Will take pics of the frame on Monday when I pick it up.
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #182
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Did your shower stall crack and crumble or did it hold up when coming out? My husband is afraid to take ours out, but really wants to put a dedicated bed in back and a side wet bath. I prefer to maintain the original floor plan.

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I love the layout of the Caravel too. My husband wants to redo one (not our current one) in the future, and I'll be sure to keep with the layout. Airstream did a really great job with designing this layout. I really feel like I have a huge amount of "living" room. I feel like all of the new Bambi trailers, with their dedicated beds, just seem so small inside. I mean you walk in the door and you can't move. It seems everyone wants a dedicated bed, so that's what they started mfg.
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