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Old 05-01-2007, 06:40 AM   #71
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Had a few extra hours last night, and decided to start on one of the quarter panels. It's been a while since I've had an airstream in teh yard with it's skins off! ha!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/174581-post98.html

same process here. I got the panel replicated and put in place with a couple of clecos. Hopefully I'll have some time today to drill out the rest of the holes, and rivet it in place. Then on to the other side! I've decided to do the same tail light set-up on my 59 traveller project. i really like the way the smaller tail lights look on the shorter units.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f4/s...ent-17197.html

more soon!

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Old 05-01-2007, 07:05 AM   #72
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All your work looks great! I am expecting to get our 62 Bambi by the end of the month (will post photos once she gets here) and really appreciate you sharing your expertise and photos. I'm sure I'll be back to this thread referencing work I'll need to do. 3 Airstreams is quite an undertaking. I've heard that restoring one of these can deplete your bank account about as quickly as sending triplets to an ivy league college! Good luck on the projects and thanks again for sharing.
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Old 05-01-2007, 07:42 AM   #73
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Awesome work !! You've inspired me to go out and start working on my 22' Argosy.

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Old 05-01-2007, 12:45 PM   #74
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All your work looks great! I am expecting to get our 62 Bambi by the end of the month (will post photos once she gets here) and really appreciate you sharing your expertise and photos.
I wouldn't call me an "expert"! ha! I'm learning more every day!

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3 Airstreams is quite an undertaking. I've heard that restoring one of these can deplete your bank account about as quickly as sending triplets to an ivy league college!
But when the bank comes to take your house, you have a place to stay!



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Old 05-01-2007, 12:47 PM   #75
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Awesome work !! You've inspired me to go out and start working on my 22' Argosy.

If it weren't 90 degrees out, i'd be inspired to finish mine! Hopefully this late afternoon...

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Old 05-06-2007, 03:43 PM   #76
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what a glorious "stinky" day...

I decided to take a few hours this afternoon and finish the curb-side rear panel, and cut in the right tail light. paraphrased steps.... (drill and cleco panel, remove panel, clean up debris, seal with a liberal dose of Vulkem, re-clecoo and rivet. While we were at it, we riveted in the vertical wall supports, and rear runnning light.

After that, i layed out the tail lights, and cut in the rear right one. I'm doing the same set-up i did on the silver pickle (Bargman 9's with the aluminum trim ring). because of the panel overlap, i couldn't cut in the rear left yet. maybe next week... I think i can do a rer quarter panel swap in about 4 1/2 hours, once the interior wall is out.

I'm sure the neighbors across the lake are happy i'm done. ha!

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Old 05-25-2007, 07:26 AM   #77
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After a brief hiattus, I finally got a freee night to finish up the street-side rear of "stinky". Next up, the cover where the water heater door was, and the second tail light. hopefully this weekend! I've been splitting my time between both airstream projects, and slowly coming to the realization that I need to focus on one at a time. I do like variety, though.

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Old 07-20-2007, 02:08 AM   #78
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i'm no expert either, but i've tried the standard rotary polisher, as well as this cool adapter kit i got on eBay that turns my rotary polisher into a buffing wheel. i think it cuts faster than the rotary wool wheel. see post #20 of my thread to see a pic of it.

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it's definitely feels quicker to me, but others with more experience could certainly offer more expert advice. i believe you still need to follow up with a cyclo-type polisher and "S" Grade NuVite to get the micro-scratches out.

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I've been searching for this type of adaptor so I can use a cotton buffing wheel. You're the only one I seem to have found that is using one. Do you have any more information on it that will help me track one down? seller's username, actual product name, brand name, etc. Does it screw directly onto the 5/8 -11 threaded shaft common on most polisher/sanders?
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:41 AM   #79
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i just bought the whole kit here:

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good luck! I love mine!

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Thanks, Karma to you.
I was able to find the adaptor and buffing wheels here: Caswell Inc. (They were a little cheaper on the adaptor and the buffing wheels)
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Old 11-17-2007, 06:36 AM   #81
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So happy to read your thread and to know that some other 1962s are being saved. I find that period of trailer 58-63 to be the sexiest of all body types. I am somewhat bias due to my own 62, but just think they have very nice lines to them. That period still has the classic beauty of the 50's while embracing the modern times to come. As far as your neighbores across the way... I think you should charge them for the privilage of looking at your collection. I threaten to charge admission to Anna all the time... I can sell soviegner rotting wood too, maybe a donations box at the door.
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Old 01-01-2008, 03:28 PM   #82
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ha! good idea!

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to mothball the '62 for a while, at least until the fall. I'm really trying to finish the 18 footer and my feathercraft boat for this season! My free time is not what it was when i started it!

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Old 08-11-2009, 06:02 PM   #83
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OK, this has got to be some sort of record (20 MONTHS since my last post!!!)... BUT, I've decided to pick back up on the 62 globe trotter so I can finish it, and get it out of the barn to make room for my Liner project!

I went back and forth over and over and over about whether to give up and get rid of it, or restore it to sell. I decided to finish it up. I don't want to be one of those threads that gets through the tough stuff and then abandons it RIGHT as things start looking up!!

So, step 1, formulate a plan. Here it is! I've decided to do a lot of the same features in this as in my Liner... giving me more time to perfect my methods on cabinets, street side toilets, and aluminum lockers! I think we're even going to go with the same colors, trim, etc... making this a short version of his bigger brother. That will be the ultimate test of our colors.

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Looks well laid out, just wondering whether your using a 4 ring cooktop as it's a graphic you have to hand. I've been looking into the SMEV and such combined cooktops/ sinks and thought it might work really well in the shorty's.
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