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Old 03-10-2006, 09:32 PM   #575
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Our son bought a 350Z earlier this year. The first thing he did was upgrade the system in his car. So we got the stock system from the 350Z. 6 speakers and a receiver set that will play CD's. I am in the process right now on installing the wiring in the Bambi for this system. As you can tell I don't know a lot of the language to explain the system. The main thing I noticed when it was in his car was that it sounded great to my old ears. I will be anxious to hear what it sounds like in the Bambi. Once the wiring, insulation and inner skins are back on I will feel like I have passed a great mile stone.
I too would like to get together some day. Maybe we can plan for a rebuilders rally somewhere where the current builders can get together and drool over each others work!
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:35 PM   #576
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Our son bought a 350Z earlier this year. The first thing he did was upgrade the system in his car. So we got the stock system from the 350Z. 6 speakers and a receiver set that will play CD's. I am in the process right now on installing the wiring in the Bambi for this system. As you can tell I don't know a lot of the language to explain the system. The main thing I noticed when it was in his car was that it sounded great to my old ears. I will be anxious to hear what it sounds like in the Bambi. Once the wiring, insulation and inner skins are back on I will feel like I have passed a great mile stone.
I too would like to get together some day. Maybe we can plan for a rebuilders rally somewhere where the current builders can get together and drool over each others work!
Don
Don, That sounds like a great idea, and a lot of fun.
trouble is, some of the guys are way out of town....like back east, almost.
Maybe Colorado would be a good meeting place?
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Old 03-10-2006, 09:54 PM   #577
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Don, That [having a rebuilder's get-together] sounds like a great idea, and a lot of fun. Trouble is, some of the guys are way out of town....like back east, almost. Maybe Colorado would be a good meeting place?
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We would love to have you join us at our Rocky Mt. Vintage Airstream Rally, a convenient and lovely gathering place. This year we're in Creede, CO; click below my name for details. If any of you are interested, alone or together, in putting on a seminar or informal presentation(s) on trailer rebuilding issues and solutions, tricks and tips, or to-die-for upgrades, we'll provide the setting, opportunity, equipment, and many pairs of oogling eyes. If this year isn't convenient, plan for next year. We'd be delighted to have you explain and show off your awesome craftsmanship. Hope you can join us, the sooner the better!
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:18 PM   #578
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Uwe, Don, Carlos & all other vintage trailer rebuilders:

We would love to have you join us at our Rocky Mt. Vintage Airstream Rally, a convenient and lovely gathering place. This year we're in Creede, CO; click below my name for details. If any of you are interested, alone or together, in putting on a seminar or informal presentation(s) on trailer rebuilding issues and solutions, tricks and tips, or to-die-for upgrades, we'll provide the setting, opportunity, equipment, and many pairs of oogling eyes. If this year isn't convenient, plan for next year. We'd be delighted to have you explain and show off your awesome craftsmanship. Hope you can join us, the sooner the better!
I hope to be finished with our trailer long before August. It's important to dream. I looked at the site. Wow what a beautiful place. We'll keep it in mind and make contact as the project gets closer to the finish stage.
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:22 PM   #579
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I hope to be finished with our trailer long before August. It's important to dream. I looked at the site. Wow what a beautiful place. We'll keep it in mind and make contact as the project gets closer to the finish stage.
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OK, Don.
I went to the RMVAC Rally in 200? with my 71 TradeWind in tow, and it was a blast. I met very many,and very nice people, including KenJ, and Fred.
August is still a ways away, might be a possibility.
I do want to tow to Austin TX in July, for a tradeshow, might be too much to go out for a long tow again in August, but maybe not.
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COlorado might work for me... it would sure be fun to see your trailers.

Hey, let's see this stereo and bed if you have time to post pics before you go.

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Old 03-11-2006, 08:33 AM   #581
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Bed

Here 2 pictures of the bed in it's 2 positions, lounge and sleep.
I love the feel of the latex foam. I can't wait to sleep onit and see how it feels during our Baja Excursion next week.
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OK, we've seen the bed. Where's this fancy stereo unit?

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The ( hopefully) last of the stainless pieces that I had to fabricate. One is the window frame for the galley, the other were the 2 panels for the refrigerator.
Well, there might be more stainless in my future. I am thinking of doing a shower surround. Need better tools for this, though.
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Front lounge

Didi and I will be deciding on the front layout next week during our trip. I am leaning towards a combo goucho/dinette solution, that also makes a bed. In the meantime, here's the Martini lounge.
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Old 03-11-2006, 08:45 AM   #585
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No pictures yet of the audio stuff. If I have time, I will take some today and post them. Right now it's just a wild mess of wires and stuff all over the place. It needs some fine tuning and installing. I will have to modify the lower cabinet door with an opening for the subwoofer's output port. A 4in hole with a speaker cloth over it should be fine.
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Wall Fixture

I found these neat little wall fixtures online. They use the large light bulbs with the medium screw base, similar to a household bulb, but in 12V/20W. They are also available in lower wattage models. The 20W are almost too bright. 10W might be better, or a dimmer, perhaps.
I think they look nice, and somewhat period correct, even though that's not my main concern. The lamp can be seen in a post below, prior to installation, next to the refrigerator.
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It all looks great Uwe!

I like the switch panel over the door - I'm putting mine there too.
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Old 03-20-2006, 07:56 AM   #588
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Here 2 pictures of the bed in it's 2 positions, lounge and sleep.
I love the feel of the latex foam. I can't wait to sleep onit and see how it feels during our Baja Excursion next week.
hey uwe,

i'm trying to do something similar to what you ahve for your bed in my trade wind as well. the original was a 3 piece cushion setup, but 2 pieces seems to be more practical. how wide did you make your cushions (bottom, back and total). can you still get to the bath with it down? the cabinet doors in my tradewind are split in the middle, so you can still open them with the bed down. quite cool!

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