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Old 02-05-2013, 11:52 PM   #15
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Does anyone know why the gas lines are run on the underside of the belly pan? I pulled the wheel off to get a better look at the axle and wheel well and was as I thought it would be. one of the previous owners or the servicer people pulled the electric brake and the drum off of the curb side wheel. I do have some frame damage and this project is going to be a learning experience, one that I am looking very much forward to.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:06 AM   #16
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The gas lines are run on the belly so if a leak occurs the propane falls to the ground. If they ran inside the belly or in the coach, the gas would build until a spark releases it.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:49 PM   #17
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Thanks frank I have some damage to the gas lines due to I hop road fod. I will run the replacements on the outside of the belly pan but closer to the frame!
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #18
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Okay this is the week I make the space in the garage to put the interior parts and start our project! First to the donate store to make the space. Never enough space I have too much junk!
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:51 PM   #19
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Welcome and congrats on your 66 Caravel. They are one of the best Airstream designs in my opinion. I have a 66 Tradewind and love it.

My trailer has copper wiring for the 120v ac circuits and aluminum wiring for the 12v dc circuits.

Sounds like you have the right attitude and disposition for renovation of a vintage Airstream. Enjoy the ride! Glad to have you with us.

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Old 03-12-2013, 03:50 AM   #20
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a few more parts to order then we can start the process for shell off! thanks to the help from the other forum members!
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #21
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Yes, the weather is starting to get better here and the time change is allowing a couple of hours of light after work now. So, I'll be starting to work on mine again! Hope yours goes well.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:08 AM   #22
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Oh yes and I ordered the axle from Colin Hyde on Friday next I will order the aluminum for the belly pan and the curb side panel! Just gotta watch the budget uncle just took another 20 percent (ouch)! Will be doing frame off and work starts as soon as I can squeeze another few open feet out of my man cave! (garage) or temp storage area.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #23
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Okay we have pulled most of the easy stuff cushions curtains po left over stuff now it is time for upper storage! Yes I am slow but Jeannie is smart in slowing me down or it would never go back together. Pictures soon.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #24
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Twenty years in the Marine Corps and I still jumped removing the stove vent! No I am not allergic to bees or wasp but nobody I know enjoys being stung!! Pictures soon!
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #25
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Taking it apart

first my suprise removing the stove vent!
Next can the refrigerator scoop be repaired I thought that I had read a thread about using fiberglass? Will be temp covering the vents!! Learning as I go.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:02 PM   #26
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I replaced the propane lines on mine, and protected the new lines with split plastic tubing, like PEX.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:38 PM   #27
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I have to replace mine too! Don't see how they did not leak had more kinks and a scraped hole at the water heater. Both tanks appear full but were not connected. Regulator hoses going to the tanks are dry rotted will need to replace the whole setup. Gonna try the hose thing when we put it back together thanks. You did an awesome job on yours enjoyed the read!
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:42 PM   #28
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Did you replace your converter? Any recommendations?
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