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Old 10-30-2014, 03:07 PM   #323
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Mine did the same thing, I just reset my password.


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Old 10-30-2014, 03:52 PM   #324
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Okay reloaded the app
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:08 PM   #325
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Cliff,
Here is a door hinge removal hint:
Removing a Single Hinge Door - Vintage Airstream
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:03 PM   #326
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I bought a steel rod from lowes cut it removed the locking pin and removed the door from the bottom up.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:54 AM   #327
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Merry Christmas Cliff. Hope the work on the Caravel is progressing to your satisfaction.
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:55 AM   #328
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Not really but I am still plugging away on her! Life keeps getting in the way but all should be slowing down soon! I have promised some rivets and have not mailed them yet but like I said it all should slow down or I will make it slow down so I may get my airstream relax time in! So how has it been going with you?
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Old 12-20-2014, 05:56 AM   #329
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Oh yes I received done 3/16 X 1" and will be including some of those also! I like them much better!
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Old 12-20-2014, 11:25 PM   #330
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I am insulating, getting ready to replace the curb side, replacing the awning rail, etc. - doing a bunch of the little tasks that can be dropped, then returned to without great difficulty. I did get the wheel well edge pretty well under control, thanks to Frank Yenson at Frank's Trailer Works. Cut slots in the back of the material every 1/2 inch right to the base of the material in the lengths that are going to be formed around the curve. Use your trusty Dremel tool for this. Try not to cut in to the base as the edge will break easily there. (Don't ask how I know.) Very carefully start to bend and feed the edge onto the wheel cut out. Tap with the handle of a screw driver or roll it on with the head of a rubber mallet or piece of closet pole to work it on to the trailer. Use clecos to secure the parts as you work from one end to the other. No heating needed but care and patience do help.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:39 AM   #331
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Ok Cliff what are the 3/16 x 1.o you speak of?
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:07 PM   #332
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The door hinge on the 66 is mounted or at least mine was with 1inch long 1/8 inch rivets I did not like the way they bucked in so I am replacing them with the 3/16 by 1 inch. Which to me would be more secure and make it easier to buck.
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The door on mine seems to be held on with 3/16" rivets. It may have been worked on at some time in the past. Who knows???
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:11 AM   #334
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A bucked rivet that is too short will not set properly. The same is true of one too long. I have some one inch rivets. I always have to cut them down. You want the rivet length to be the thickness of the materials joined plus 1/16" for the tail set.
The door on a 66 has a single hinge does it not? That hinge is bolted on from what I remember. Where does riveting it come into play? 3/16" is a honking rivet. I would think using that large a rivet through before you go for it.
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Old 12-23-2014, 09:49 AM   #335
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'67 Caravel furnace removal

Hey to all you Caravel experts....My original furnace used to light and worked but hasn't for sometime now. It hasn't been an issue as I installed a low profile Carrier years ago with heat strips. However, I'd like to remove and clean, repair, somewhat refinish my original furnace and get it working. Can someone give me the definitive way to separate the two rusted pipes connecting the inside to the outside. It doesn't seem to want to come apart.

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Old 12-23-2014, 03:43 PM   #336
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Yo Frank,
The door on my Caravel has a single hinge, held on with what look like 3/16" rivets that are bucked in place. I agree that the length has to be cut to fit but I don't yet know the length I am going to need as the door isn't off yet. The heads of the rivets in place now look like they were set with the same set used on the 1/8" rivets - no smiles, but a rim around the edge like a pie crust. Interesting, no? The rest of the door frame is standard 1/8" rivets.

As an aside to StreaminGuy, I never found a way to separate the pipes to the heater so the #$%@&&! thing would come apart. As the heater was junk, I finally just cut the pipes behind the heater. It came out then.
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