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Old 03-13-2005, 11:35 AM   #155
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Its sooo cool to see nice shiney new stuff - the axles look great!

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Old 03-13-2005, 11:56 AM   #156
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Its sooo cool to see nice shiney new stuff - the axles look great!

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Yeah, new stuff is always fun to look at and install.
I bought a pint of POR20 heat resistant paint, and I will paint the calipers to keep them from rusting. After all, who'd want rusty brake calipers......
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:58 PM   #157
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This weeks progress:
Installed a refrigerator roof vent and the "snorkel" that reaches throught he outer and inner skin and then connects to the refrigerator scoop
Also, took off the curbside lower skin section and started installing a new sheet of 032 Alclad. Anyone up for some buck riveting?
Let's see, oh, also got the propane rack finished.
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:23 PM   #158
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Here some pictures of the new aluminum outer skin
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Old 03-16-2005, 10:34 PM   #159
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These are inside pics of the skin replacement area
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Fridge Vent

This is what I found when I removed the fridge vent scoop. Maybe the fact that " they don't make them like they used to" is a good thing after all.
The new piece is the snorkel that is supposed to go through 2 skins and then hook into the vent scoop. Well, this one still needs some love to look and function a bit better.
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Propane Rack

New propane rack, tanks, hoses, and regulator. Also, I fitted a new tongue jack. It required enlarging the lower hole in the couple. That was a mess! I used 3 die grinder atachments until the hole was finally big enough.
I am going to take apart the tongue jack and give it a coat of silver paint on the parts that are white now. Looks funky in white.
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Old 03-16-2005, 11:59 PM   #162
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sigh...

All you folks redoing your trailers is making me jealous. I can only strip so much paint at a time!! The Argosy will shine....eventually.

Looking great Uwe! Any interior plans for the cabinets?
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Uwe, the new side looks great - did you cut the wheel well slot by hand?

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Old 03-17-2005, 08:09 AM   #164
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Yes, of course, I don't know why I didn't think of that - the max I would carry would be 40 gallons when the fresh tank was full, and this is close to what the trailer carried originally, when I am "done" using the water, it will just be redistributed minus whatever I use for drinking!

Is it safe to say that systems are designed so that the capacity of the grey tank + black tank is equal or less than the fresh tank? With the system I am envisioning (a separate pump to use extra grey water for flushing the toilet) I can't think of a situation when I would need more grey and black space than I have fresh water.

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If you are at a site that has fresh water and electric hookup but no discharge hookup at the site. You are likly to use more water because it is unlimited except by your tank capacity.
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Uwe, what's the rating on your new axels. I am torn about the disc brakes. What angle did you use on the arms?. What shocks will you use.
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Old 03-17-2005, 08:56 AM   #166
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All you folks redoing your trailers is making me jealous. I can only strip so much paint at a time!! The Argosy will shine....eventually.

Looking great Uwe! Any interior plans for the cabinets?
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Hi Marc,
Yes. The layout will be very similar to stock. Fridge to the left of the entry door, pantry cab next to it, then a 12"deep, 36in high cabinet that meets the hanging cabinet just ahead of the bath tub.
The opposite side of the fridge wil have the stove, then the sink, with counter top in between. Water heater is under the stove, so is water pump and filter.The bed is on the streetside, so is the toilet. A/C under the bed, with ducts to the front and rear bulkheads.
I am collecting maple boards right now to construct the interior. I visit different lumber outlets whenever I remember, and buy flamed or otherwise nicely figured maple boards. There is usually only one or two in a whole stack of boards that has a nice figure in it. Once stained and shellacked, this figure will pop out in a very deep dimension.
The front of the trailer will get no built ins, just clean floor all the way to the front window. We're going to use some 50's modern chairs and table, perhaps on a rug. Once we have camped in it for a while, we might do either a dinette or a goucho, but for now I want to leave this option open.
That's the plan - at least for this week.
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Uwe, the new side looks great - did you cut the wheel well slot by hand?

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I used an air nibbler for the curves, and then air shears for the straight run.
My air shears can't cut curves very well. That is, unless you need a perfectly straight cut. Then, somehow, you end up with all kinds of curves.
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Uwe, what's the rating on your new axels. I am torn about the disc brakes. What angle did you use on the arms?. What shocks will you use.
I bought the shocks from InlandRV. After much consideration, I decided that the standard hydraulic Airstream shocks would fit and function best.
All of the shocks at Napa were too stiff in my opinion. I wanted the shocks to be very passive in this setup, really just dampen the suspension. I thinnk that gas shocks add a very stiff character to the ride, which in my experience is not desirable for an Airstream suspension. Inlad has a good price on these shocks.
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