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Old 05-21-2010, 04:06 AM   #1
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My '67 Caravel work in progress

Hi everybody,

I wanna share what i have done since 6 month.

1Pic: some rust, but not so bad.
2Pic: trailer hung down 2" so i decided to do some metal work
3Pic: straightening in progress. with a belt and a piece of wood
4Pic: I weldet an area for the fresh and grey tank next to the axle
5Pic: Hot-dip galvanized and painted
6Pic: new ground floor
7Pic: Insulation and moisture barrier for the belly pan
8Pic: banana wrap on the rear corner

This weekend I am gonna build both together again...

Thats it. A lot of work but I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel

Maeffy
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:43 AM   #2
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In 6 months.... ah! Great work, I do handicraft also with pleasure. But if I fancy how long it lasts to the AS is restored!!?? My Cruiser stands with airstream4u in Hamburg and there many people work on it. I am at an age where I to me must already consider whether I do this to myself. I would like to experience to travel around with it! I makes the inside removal of wood, pleases me about it.
A lot of fun in the other one work wishes you
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:07 AM   #3
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Beautiful!

Very nice work! I hope to see it in person someday. Please keep us informed as you progress.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:38 AM   #4
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Very nice work! Question: In picture 7, there are two things that look like tubes running from the front to the rear. The one on the right in the pic looks like flexible electrical conduit. Is it? What's the tube looking thing on the left? It looks too small to be an LP line.

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Old 05-21-2010, 09:21 AM   #5
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Hi Chris,

Yes, its a electrical conduit for the mainpower from my car. The left one is for gas. It must be one peace in the undershelf ...
The same system is used in the rear. One is for the power cable and one tube is for city water. All are ending in the water tank area behind the axle...

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Hi Chris,

Yes, its a electrical conduit for the mainpower from my car. The left one is for gas. It must be one peace in the undershelf ...
The same system is used in the rear. One is for the power cable and one tube is for city water. All are ending in the water tank area behind the axle...

Maeffy
Suggestion.

Change the shock bracket setup for the horizontal shocks.

That will eliminate chasing around for the correct vertical shocks.

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Old 05-21-2010, 10:24 AM   #7
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:43 AM   #8
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Hi everybody,

I wanna share what i have done since 6 month.

1Pic: some rust, but not so bad.
2Pic: trailer hung down 2" so i decided to do some metal work
3Pic: straightening in progress. with a belt and a piece of wood
4Pic: I weldet an area for the fresh and grey tank next to the axle
5Pic: Hot-dip galvanized and painted
6Pic: new ground floor
7Pic: Insulation and moisture barrier for the belly pan
8Pic: banana wrap on the rear corner

This weekend I am gonna build both together again...

Thats it. A lot of work but I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel

Maeffy
Looks like you are really starting over from scatch!

Just a few questions?
Can you explain the hot dip galvanized process? Was the entire frame dipped in a giant vat of hot paint?

Also, what would prevent the moisture barrier from also trapping moisture INSIDE the bellypan area?

Thanks
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Hi Gary,

Hot dip galvanizing is a zinc wire melted with arc load and sprayed with air pressure on the frame....

Nothing i did, was made by a trailer manufacturer.

rgds,
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Bellypan is done....
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It is a pity, one does not see this after!
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:19 AM   #12
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Hi Werner

That's true, most of them i did until now isn't visible.....

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Smile Look what I've found...

I found something strange
Someone, I guess @ Airstream limned this to the inner cover.
What does he want to tell me ?

Funny...

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I am On TOP
Basic polishing and 4 holes for the AC.

Next foto is the frame between outer and inner cover...

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