Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-04-2009, 09:08 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
TDOW's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 83
'67 skin damage

Greetings, Our Caravel received some ugly dents on our recent trip to AR. We had parked on a side street and while pulling away, possibly scraped a rod, holding a banner, on a street post. Result was two curb side panels, pushed in. Trailer is currently at Fogdall RV in Cedar Falls. They have successfully repaired over 90% of the damage. I'll try to post a few pics.

My question is...They had to remove the panels to repair them, so off came a few lights and the broken antenna. We don't watch TV, but should we replace the antenna, to keep the look, or simply get it patched? I see they offer an antenna at the Vintage airstream site. Should we ever decide to want a TV in the future, will we need one, in this digital age?
__________________

__________________
TDOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 09:29 AM   #2
2 Rivet Member
 
TDOW's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 83
Photos of '67 Caravel Skin Damage

Here's our ugly souvenier from AR, and the current repair. Was that a CB antenna or is it for TV? Not sure if we should patch the hole or replace/repair the old antenna. Any thoughts?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Airstream damage 001.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	253.9 KB
ID:	90395   Click image for larger version

Name:	Airstream damage 004.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	528.5 KB
ID:	90396  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Hoffman Airstream 001.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	222.1 KB
ID:	90398   Click image for larger version

Name:	Hoffman Airstream 002.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	192.5 KB
ID:	90399  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Hoffman Airstream 003.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	205.7 KB
ID:	90400  
__________________

__________________
TDOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 09:32 AM   #3
Rivet Master
 
silverleeper's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1960 Caravel
Edmonds , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,499
Images: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by TDOW View Post
Here's our ugly souvenier from AR, and the current repair. Was that a CB antenna or is it for TV? Not sure if we should patch the hole or replace/repair the old antenna. Any thoughts?
Looks like a CB antenna. Do you use the antenna?

BTW. Nice repair on the dent
__________________
Lee

1973 F-250 4X4 390
1965 Chevy Suburban 454
AIR 6030
WBCCI 4258
TCT

silverleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 09:37 AM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
TDOW's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 83
No, but there is also an old co-ax cable inside, from this antenna. It's the old style, flat lead in.
__________________
TDOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 09:46 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
silverleeper's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1960 Caravel
Edmonds , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,499
Images: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by TDOW View Post
No, but there is also an old co-axe cable inside, coming from the same wall.
leave the cable in the wall (in case someone wants it back) loose the antenna and patch the hole. I would also take the inside plate off and put a flat non cable cover plate over the hole. The small patch will look a lot better then the antenna. IMO
__________________
Lee

1973 F-250 4X4 390
1965 Chevy Suburban 454
AIR 6030
WBCCI 4258
TCT

silverleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 10:03 AM   #6
2 Rivet Member
 
TDOW's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 83
I like your idea, especially if it's a CB antenna. We'll never use it and saving the cable is easy too. 10-4 good buddy!
__________________
TDOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 10:25 AM   #7
2 Rivet Member
 
Gerr's Avatar
 
1967 17' Caravel
North Vancouver , British Columbia
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 66
We also have a 67 Caravel. So sorry about the damage, that hurts. Nice repair going on. good advice from Silverleeper, lose the antenna, patch the hole.
__________________
Gerr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 11:13 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
SilverHoot's Avatar

 
1967 24' Tradewind
Greenville , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,097
Blog Entries: 3
Did you find replacement panels or did you remove the dents. If you did the latter, WOW! Nice job.
__________________
SilverHoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 11:57 AM   #9
Site Team
 
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,940
Images: 59
I think the original name for those was Police Antenna, but as far as I know the only use was CB. Mine was on the front next to the window.

A patch will improve the appearance. It's too low on the side of the trayla to use a regular TV antenna. If you do decide to replace the antenna base, I have an original whip that would fit in the base sold by VTS. Let me know if you need it. It's about 8 ft long.

Won't be much good for TV though.
__________________
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 12:26 PM   #10
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by TDOW View Post
Here's our ugly souvenier from AR, and the current repair. Was that a CB antenna or is it for TV? Not sure if we should patch the hole or replace/repair the old antenna. Any thoughts?
That antenna was also used for typical "ham radio".

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 12:46 PM   #11
2 Rivet Member
 
TDOW's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Madison , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 83
We've decided to patch the antenna hole. Thanks for the offer of an original whip! These are the original panels. New panels didn't quite match the curves. They would always look different and would not match the other side. I think the dealer described it as "looking like one panel was always pushing up on the other". Fogdall has always given us great service. They also repaired our door, which flew open at 65 mph, on our first ever camping trip, years ago. The door frame cracked in four places. Works like a charm now.
__________________
TDOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2009, 06:07 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,161
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
That is some amazing dent removal there...
__________________

__________________
Scott & Megan
VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
LOOKING FOR A COUNTER HEIGHT KREFFT REFRIGERATOR!!
goransons 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
Ouch! Skin damage Breiz Ribs, Skins & Rivets 4 03-25-2008 08:56 PM
I need to repair damage to the aluminum skin on my 345 MH. Mr. D Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 5 05-01-2007 08:46 AM
How much damage is too much? kaulike Ribs, Skins & Rivets 8 01-20-2007 02:10 AM
skin damage by hydrant Astrodokk Ribs, Skins & Rivets 7 12-20-2006 11:00 PM
Sealing exterior skin panels with Lizard Skin BB 55 Bubble Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 15 11-21-2006 05:50 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.