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Old 10-25-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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Hi All

We recently acquired a 1966 caravel, which is in okay condition. However, as with many trailers of its age, it has all kinds of bits on bobs that have been added or "improved" over the years. Anyhow, we are starting out long restoration road, I guess we will post pics here as we progress, hopefuly in the right direction.

By the way, Does anyone know if these caravels came with brakes installed as standard and does anyone have a wiring diagram for this year of caravel?

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Old 10-25-2009, 01:52 AM   #2
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Hi All

We recently acquired a 1966 caravel, which is in okay condition. However, as with many trailers of its age, it has all kinds of bits on bobs that have been added or "improved" over the years. Anyhow, we are starting out long restoration road, I guess we will post pics here as we progress, hopefuly in the right direction.

By the way, Does anyone know if these caravels came with brakes installed as standard and does anyone have a wiring diagram for this year of caravel?

Cheers
Caius
Ten inch brakes were used in all the Caravels of that vintage.

What wiring diagram do you need?

Andy
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You, more than likely, have aluminum wiring in your '66 and should be aware of that so you can plan accordingly when you are going to work with the wiring.
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We are new to airstream and have a 66 caravel which even though it came with a owners manual and a somewhat log of the "updates" leaves a lot to be desired! Most of the wiring mods were not logged and not safe! Since the po was a technician I took for granted that he made it safe. Tripped a breaker and then I checked it and am glad the breaker tripped and nothing caught on fire. Manual does not have much more than a crude diagram which does nothing for a modified system.
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