Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-16-2005, 09:39 AM   #379
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
The only drawback is the space that the unit takes up. It is not any more than the big old round tank water heater took up, as it uses the same cutout in the skin. I try and not waste any storage space anywhere else, to make up for it.
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 10:09 PM   #380
SqurlGurl
 
squrlgurl's Avatar
 
1977 31' Excella 500
Bozman , Maryland
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 104
Images: 10
Uwe,
Where did you purchase your recessed lighting? I saw them in a 2005 AS and love the look.
-Tracey
__________________

__________________
WBCCI# 7794

(\__/) (((( ))))
/O O ./ ((( ))))
{O__, \ (( )))
/ . . ) \ )))))
|-| '-' \ (()
.( _( )_.'
'---.~_ _

squrlgurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 10:24 PM   #381
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 70
Uwe,
All I can say is Awesome!!!

Steve
__________________
airhead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2005, 11:22 PM   #382
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by squrlgurl
Uwe,
Where did you purchase your recessed lighting? I saw them in a 2005 AS and love the look.
-Tracey
www.swego.com, and Ikea.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 08:23 AM   #383
Addicted to Aluminum
 
A-Merry-Can's Avatar
 
1959 18' "Footer"
1964 24' Tradewind
1954 29' Liner
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,015
lights

i've been looking at this place. it's more expensive than what uwe sent. nice selection, though.

http://www.yachtlights.com

jp
__________________

• • •
• • • • •
8576 • • • • • • • •
there's always room for one more!
A-Merry-Can is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 11:20 AM   #384
VAC President
 
Buttercup's Avatar
 
1977 27' Overlander
1954 25' Cruiser
1990 34.5' Airstream 345
VC Highlands , Nevada
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,149
Send a message via Skype™ to Buttercup
Uwe,

I just looked at this thread after not following up for a long time and I have to say that I love the counters! What a great idea. We were looking at having a shop make counters but this looks like it might be so much better. Get a scratch - sand it out! Beautiful!!
__________________
Buttercup's Web Site. WBCCI #17330, 11281 & 7830. VAC Past President, TAC NV-2 & NV-3
Buttercup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2005, 02:16 PM   #385
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by Buttercup
Uwe,

I just looked at this thread after not following up for a long time and I have to say that I love the counters! What a great idea. We were looking at having a shop make counters but this looks like it might be so much better. Get a scratch - sand it out! Beautiful!!
My thoughts, exactly. I used Salad bowl sealer oil to finish the countertops. The more coats, the shinier it gets. It's the only oil that is supposedly food safe when dry.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2005, 10:18 PM   #386
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,793
Images: 108
Just checking in...LOOKS AWESOME! Can't wait to see it in person someday, hopefully soon!

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 12:47 AM   #387
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Thanks, Shari.
We still have quite a bit of detail work ahead of us, but overall it's coming along nicely. It actually looks much better in person than in the pictures.
I amlooking forward to some camping trips in Dec/Jan, hopefully.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 09:41 AM   #388
Rivet Master
 
tphan's Avatar
 
1972 27' Overlander
Longmont , Colorado
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 951
outstanding!

hi Uwe- you are doing an outstanding restoration/re-model, nice to see an artist at work! A question: you have put your AC where the water heater used to be, where did you put the WH? I also am moving my WH, and am so reluctant to cut a new hole in the skin that I'm thinking of just sliding it up next an existing side access-hatch, which is more or less the right size and shape. Will have to seal it up tight, and anchor it down somehow, also better have a drain pan I suppose. Any thoughts, experience, or advice? thanks and keep up the excellent work- tim
__________________
tphan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2005, 05:01 PM   #389
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by tphan
hi Uwe- you are doing an outstanding restoration/re-model, nice to see an artist at work! A question: you have put your AC where the water heater used to be, where did you put the WH? I also am moving my WH, and am so reluctant to cut a new hole in the skin that I'm thinking of just sliding it up next an existing side access-hatch, which is more or less the right size and shape. Will have to seal it up tight, and anchor it down somehow, also better have a drain pan I suppose. Any thoughts, experience, or advice? thanks and keep up the excellent work- tim
Tim,
I removed my heating furnace, and moved the water heater in it's place. It required a minimal amount of trimming the skin inside and out. I fabbed a small cradle that holds the water tank at the right height to match the outside skin's aperture. I made it from hard wood, so that I can mount a strap for the tank to it once I am finalizing the plumbing. I did not see any need for a drain pan, as all the suspect fittings and drain valves etc are towards the outside of the water heater, and with a good sealing job around the skin, occasional water drops will just make their way out, hopefully, not down and into the wood. In retrospect, it does sound like a good idea. A well designed drain pan certainly can't hurt, for the eventual strange leak that might otherwise soak your floor and cabinetry.
I used a 10gal flush mount water heater, as this model almost perfectly fits into the cavity that the old heater furnace once occupied. I painted the door silver with industrial aluminum paint, and it now looks much less offensive than the white door did.
Cutting or enlarging a hole in the skin is quite easy, as long as there are no ribs in the way.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 11:40 AM   #390
Rivet Master
 
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,422
Uwe,

When IKEA started selling those solid wood countertops, ten years ago or more, they recommended a 50/50 solution of turpentine and linseed oil.

I used the counters throughout an oyster and beer bar I had and it worked wonderfully in that hard commercial application. They still look great under a new owner, ten years later.

More recently I installed the countertops at home. IKEA now sells a mineral oil to treat them. It isn’t as effective and we have water damage.

Standing water, like overspray near the sinks, has to be mopped up religiously or the delamination cracks start to show up.

Maybe the turpentine and linseed wasn’t thought food safe or maybe they are the ingredients in the “Salad Bowl Oil”. Whatever, it works best. Beautiful dull luster when you buff it the day after it dries

By chance, I was at one of the 3 IKEA stores we have in Toronto yesterday. They have a really big selection of unique, good-looking 12v fixtures.

I take it you just throw away the transformers? Even so, they are still cheaper than the more garden-variety RV types available.

Sergei
__________________
SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 11:54 AM   #391
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Sergei,

I am hoping to have sealed the counter tops very well, with about 5-6 coats of the salad bowl oil. It does smell like it has some sort of resin based solvent in it, kind of pungent. It does not remind me of something I can eventually eat off of. Come to think of it, someone mentioned linseed oil when I bought the product at Rockler's.
The finish dries very hard, especially after applying a few coats with light sanding in between.
The Ikea 12V lights are very good, actually. I do throw away the transformers when I use them in the trailer. I converted all the ceiling lights to Ikea 12V lights in my previous trailer, a 1971 Trade Wind.
Another source for 12V lights is swego. I bought a bunch of them to recess in the ceiling of my 1963 Overlander project.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2005, 12:35 PM   #392
Rivet Master
 
fastrob's Avatar
 
1976 25' Tradewind
. , AZ to Maine
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 545
Heat the Oil to Soak in Better

My mother, who is now 88, used to refinish furniture. She used a 50/50 Boiled linseed oil and turpentine mixture. She recommended heating up the mixture to get it to soak into the wood better. The patina darkens the finish over time but shines up nicely with beeswax.
Be careful, the vapors are flammable if overheated.
__________________

__________________
fastrob 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
Motorhome versus Trailer Member Search crzycpa Our Community 1 08-23-2011 01:30 PM
1976 Airstream Argosy RV Trailer 26 Foot, Very Good Con eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 07-18-2011 11:40 AM
Trying to buy a New Trailer kingfisher24 On The Road... 2 05-13-2011 08:26 PM
How do you deal with your trailer while exploring? mikescha On The Road... 18 02-21-2011 12:36 PM
A sad end to a wonderful trailer rmk110761 Airstream History 9 02-15-2011 10:12 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:05 AM.


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.