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Old 07-20-2004, 03:32 PM   #15
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Great job--btw--how far does a can of Por-15 go? I just mail ordered a 6 pack of mini (4oz) cans. DH thinks it's far too little, though I don't know how much we'll need after the belly pan drops! The little cans seem to be a nice size--was I just stupid?

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PS, am heading up to the South Shore of MA next week...Anything going on up North that I can drop in on (trailerless)?
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PS, am heading up to the South Shore of MA next week...Anything going on up North that I can drop in on (trailerless)?
nothing on the Wally club calendars that I can see until the following week. region 1 rally aug 5-8.

stay away from Boston next week. DNC...the idiots are basically shutting off all access to the city from the north and south. its going to be an absolute nightmare. streets will be clogged with traffic, my guess is anywhere within 10 miles of the city. all for a stupid party with no significant purpose.
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Old 07-20-2004, 04:04 PM   #17
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will do.

Does hubby work in the city? I'm only 1.25 miles off of 95...would be real easy to swing by, if you frequent that route..
No, unfortunately, not. He works where ever there is a hospital emergency room computer problem with the dictation s/w equipment. Right now he is out in Madison Wisconsin for the week.
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Old 07-20-2004, 04:10 PM   #18
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Great job--btw--how far does a can of Por-15 go? I just mail ordered a 6 pack of mini (4oz) cans. DH thinks it's far too little, though I don't know how much we'll need after the belly pan drops! The little cans seem to be a nice size--was I just stupid?
I purchased a pint and used half of it on the bumper and hitch assembly. The catch with POR-15 is that you shouldn't work directly out of the can because it starts to set-up as soon as it is exposed to air. You should pour off into a separate container only what you can apply in 15-20 minutes. In thinking back on my application, I used approximately 4 oz for the bumper and then 4 more oz for the hitch assembly, so working directly out of the can might work for you if you think you will use all of the 4 oz up in one application.
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Old 07-20-2004, 04:17 PM   #19
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Great job--btw--how far does a can of Por-15 go? I just mail ordered a 6 pack of mini (4oz) cans. DH thinks it's far too little, though I don't know how much we'll need after the belly pan drops! The little cans seem to be a nice size--was I just stupid?Mary
PS, am heading up to the South Shore of MA next week...Anything going on up North that I can drop in on (trailerless)?
Mary,
We'd love to have you stop in~! But, I honestly could not ask you to drive thru the "Nuts" going on in Boston..Still, it's up to you!~
No rally or gatherings otherwise..
As far as the paint goes..Outside of maybe paying more for the lil cans..
I think it's the kinda of paint, where a little goes a long way~Really
I think you'll get by~Just follow their instructions on opening and closing the can~(Plastic sheets between the can and lid~works as per)
We'll be in-touch..
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The '64 Bambi II is probably one of the most sought after Airstreams in existence.
What's not to love?
Definitely not the right coach for family camping but an ideal collector's piece.
I'm jealous.
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Old 07-22-2004, 11:06 AM   #21
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The '64 Bambi II is probably one of the most sought after Airstreams in existence.
Why is that? I thought the 16' Bambi's/Bubbles from the 50's and early 60's were the most desireable.
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Why is that? I thought the 16' Bambi's/Bubbles from the 50's and early 60's were the most desireable.
Pardon me..
Isn't that what he said??
I think you both agree..lmao~!~
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Old 07-22-2004, 12:01 PM   #23
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Pardon me..
Isn't that what he said??
I think you both agree..lmao~!~
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The Bambi II is a 17' model and is different from the 16' models. I suppose they could all be grouped together but, given a choice, I personally would have preferred a 16' Bubble.
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It's just a danged cute little coach and many people think the Bambi was the only little AS ever built.
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careful what you wish for!

"given a choice, I personally would have preferred a 16' Bubble."

oooh, watch out! The wheels might fall off your II!
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Yuki, I meant the post as a compliment. Properly restored, your '64 Bambi will have almost as much resale value as your '02.
I'm still jealous.
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Old 07-28-2004, 06:58 PM   #27
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Custom made battery compartment door

We've been searching to no avail for a replacement battery compartment door as our trailer was missing the door. Our neighbor volunteered to build one for us out of a scrap piece of 1/8" aluminum stock he had lying around. So, for the price of a lock ($3) and a case of Rolling rock beer, we now have a door for our battery compartment!

The first photo below is what the new door looks like in place. The second photo is of the electrical hook-up door which is located a couple of feet from the battery compartment. Hopefully, we will be able to buff the new door such that it blends in with the rest of the buffed trailer.
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:07 PM   #28
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First cut buffing completed!

Here's an update on the exterior restoration work:

1) The first cut buffing on the shell is complete
2) Two new 20# propane tanks buffed
3) Tongue, hitch assembly and rear bumper have two coats of POR-15
4) Rear dent pulled out
5) Spare tire cover dents removed and cover buffed
6) Three new tires
7) New baby moon hubcaps
8) Custom built battery compartment door
9) Door and vents sealed with vulkem
10) Repacked wheel bearings
11) Replaced gaskets on all lights
12) Replaced rusting hardware with stainless steel hardware
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