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Old 03-02-2012, 06:45 AM   #211
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I attached it with aluminum tape (they have it at the big box stores). The sides I fit between the ribs & taped them to the sides of the ribs & the endcaps I had to cut numerous pieces & taped the edges down before I put the next piece on. I went through quite a bit of tape--I happened to find a bunch at Big Lots for about $5 a roll. I put a very thin foam tape along all the edges of the ribs to have a barrier from the exterior cold coming through those. I poked holes in the foam tape where the rivet holes were so I could find them when I put the walls back in. Worked out pretty well.
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:42 PM   #212
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I used the sawzall to get the black tank/toilet all the way out. I removed an access pan from under the trailer & then cut both sides of the dump valve (actually, I conned my son into sawing it for me) He tried to loosen the nuts on either side, but it was not going anywhere. Both pieces are fiberglass, not plastic. They both survived & I'll be reusing them.
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I finally got some time to work on the AS yesterday. Guess what ...bathroom removal! My shower pan came out fine (drain was already removed using an open ended wrench and a screwdriver for leverage).
Toilet came out fine (I could get to the rear bolt and with a gear wrench, it worked well).

I broke both studs holding the toilet flange on to the tank. Is there a way to replace these? Looks like the metal piece these came out of are embedded in the top part of the tank.

I have also been soaking the lower drain valve bolts with PB Blaster. I hope to remove the nuts and be able to then get the black tank out of the trailer.

I plan on starting my own page soon...but it will not move along nearly as quickly as yours! We have a new reason to get this Bambi done now...we are expecting another baby in September! That 13' Scotty sure is looking small now!

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Old 03-04-2012, 02:08 PM   #213
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[QUOTE=PA BAMBI II;1115195]Becky-

I finally got some time to work on the AS yesterday. Guess what ...bathroom removal! My shower pan came out fine (drain was already removed using an open ended wrench and a screwdriver for leverage).
Toilet came out fine (I could get to the rear bolt and with a gear wrench, it worked well).

I broke both studs holding the toilet flange on to the tank. Is there a way to replace these? Looks like the metal piece these came out of are embedded in the top part of the tank.

I have also been soaking the lower drain valve bolts with PB Blaster. I hope to remove the nuts and be able to then get the black tank out of the trailer.

The studs broke on our toilet flange too. I ground them off flush with the pan. My husband found a toilet flange at his favorite plumbing place that fits directly into the existing hole. He's going to glue it in there when we get to that point. The new toilet comes with bolts that fit in the flange. If you're keeping your toilet, you'll have to get a new flange to fit in the hole & get some bolts that slide in the holes. I'll get some pictures of the new flange for you.

We yanked the black tank with the lower plumbing attached. It was so long ago that I can't remember exactly how we got it off. It was heavy, that much I know! I can take a picture of our plumbing configuration for you too (I don't know if you're putting in a grey tank, but it's plumbed for that) It's attached to the bottom of the black tank already for when we get to that point. I say "we" cause I'm no master of plumbing!

Congrats on the baby! You might want to look for something bigger than a Bambi II!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #214
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Did some "hillbilly chrome" on the interior window cranks & frames:Click image for larger version

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When I removed the interior refrigerator vent it was very brittle. The edges were cracked off in many places. I saw someone on the forum used fiberglass & black gasket glue to beef up the edges. I did it & it worked well. I then painted the inside of the vent with fiberglass resin to give it some firmness & that worked well too. I plan on putting an aluminum trim over the edge where it shows (cause it's not too beautiful as is!):Click image for larger version

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I sealed it to the wall with Vulkem. Hopefully, I'll NEVER have to take it off!

I made some patches for the holes left by the original lights. I'm putting the crank for the antenna & a light (with a switch by the door) in the front, and a light in the rear. Something a little more modern than what was in there:


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Old 03-04-2012, 02:40 PM   #215
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I attached the new wheel wells that I had fabricated at a heat/air conditioning shop:Click image for larger version

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I used Zinsser oil based primer tinted grey. I'm going to use a pewter colored paint by rustoleum that has some sheen an a bit of texture to it.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:33 PM   #216
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HVAC wheel wells...what a great idea!

Glad to see your progress...
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Looking good Becky! I wish it was warm enough to do some painting here, everything is still a little white and frozen outside!
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:42 AM   #218
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u don't see THAT every day!!

I agree, SWEET tractors. Looks like you have your work cut out for you, but great find! Glad it found a good home![/QUOTE]
good find and good save I also got my first airstream saturday 31 ft sovereign land yaught
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Old 03-05-2012, 05:33 AM   #220
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got my first airstream this weekend 31 sovereign land yaught
Congratulations to you & welcome to the forums! My other trailer is an '86 sovereign....lots of room in her! Bambi II.....not so much
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:23 PM   #221
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Black Tank Plumbing

As I promised Ben (Pa Bambi II), here are some pictures of how we dealt with the black tank plumbing. We used a piece of solid plastic (like what a cutting board is made of) between the tank & first fitting. The pictures should speak for themselves:Click image for larger version

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The white fitting is part #IF338
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #222
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Wow, what a great project, and great problem solving.
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Looks great, Becky! What Valterra valve part did you use? I saw the tutorial on Vintage Airstream on how to do this, but the internet is so thick with Valterra fittings, I cannot find a good candidate. What is the part number and who did you order it from?

Thanks! Keep up the good work!

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As I promised Ben (Pa Bambi II), here are some pictures of how we dealt with the black tank plumbing. We used a piece of solid plastic (like what a cutting board is made of) between the tank & first fitting. The pictures should speak for themselves:


The white fitting is part #IF338
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:55 PM   #224
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The Valterra valves were in this link--we got them from Amazon.

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Amazon.com: Valterra T1010 3" San Tee Reducing with 3" Bayonet x 3" and 1-1/2" Rotating Flange: Automotive
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