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Old 03-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #15
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Thanks Colin. Funny how things just pop out of nowhere sometimes. Nice videos Steve.

So what is the proper tire size for this girl?
205/75/15 LRD or
225/75/15 LRD

It will be a long tow to Texas and I don't want my Dad to have to endure any tire problems.
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I believe these trailers had 7.00-15 bias ply tires "in the day" & the modern conversion is 225/75-15 however I'm sure 205's would be fine. Why don't you borrow a pair of wheels/tires off the 72 & buy new tires for the GT when the restoration is complete.
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Being a huge fan of both bands (seen Scorps 4 times and Styx 3 with and without DeYoung) it was a great choice in my mind.

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Old 03-24-2011, 08:17 PM   #17
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Wow!

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1:57 Looks like the lead singer of Styx stole your signature dance move.


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Is that how y'all danced in the '70s?

The tires on the '72 are not in too good of shape. They are some Chinese 700 15s from 2003. My Dad is towing the trailer from "up North" here to Texas for me. So what you're saying is that ST 225/75/15 LRD tires will fit in the wheel wells of a '62 no problem? If so that's what I'll go with. Probably Carlisle, since Frank and a Goodyear Engineer speak so highly of them.
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Nice new rig, Top.

As for a name - your first is Abbey. How about CD Gold?

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Old 03-24-2011, 08:25 PM   #19
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Nice new rig, Top.

As for a name - your first is Abbey. How about CD Gold?

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Thanks Pat.

We named her Lorelei

Guess I don't understand the CD Gold reference
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1:57 Looks like the lead singer of Styx stole your signature dance move.


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Is that how y'all danced in the '70s?

The tires on the '72 are not in too good of shape. They are some Chinese 700 15s from 2003. My Dad is towing the trailer from "up North" here to Texas for me. So what you're saying is that ST 225/75/15 LRD tires will fit in the wheel wells of a '62 no problem? If so that's what I'll go with. Probably Carlisle, since Frank and a Goodyear Engineer speak so highly of them.
Ever watched Saturday Night Fever?....................that was the Disco crowd, who were different than the typical Rock crowd which were Styx fans. During that time, a lot of people wore "Disco Sucks" T shirts.....................very popular, probably collector items these days

Yeah, get some new "Chinesium" radial tires & you should be good. Yeah, 225's will fit.
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Ever watched Saturday Night Fever?....................that was the Disco crowd, who were different than the typical Rock crowd which were Styx fans. During that time, a lot of people wore "Disco Sucks" T shirts.....................very popular, probably collector items these days

Yeah, get some new "Chinesium" radial tires & you should be good. Yeah, 225's will fit.
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nice GT. 1962 is one of the best.

On the naming I was going to suggest "Dusty" being from Texas and by the look of the present interior pics.

Colin....Chinesium tires??? I'm shocked.

See you around noon tomorrow. Will it be spring there? I hope the ferry is in service!

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Thanks Colin and Sandy! Yes, the legacy trailers....can't pass them up now can we? Sandy, I guess you could call it a hen's tooth, because it is from "up there" Maybe even the "acorn" I seem to have found. Now to do some research, and start preparing for the tow home. Fortunately my Dad has volunteered to tow it here. I'm not sure he knows what he's volunteered himself into
Where did you find her up here? I have been trying to keep my eyes open but not seeing much in the snow at least I figure when the time is right, I will stumble across a little Airstream just perfect for a weekend trip to the lakes. Good luck on your new baby.
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nice GT. 1962 is one of the best.

On the naming I was going to suggest "Dusty" being from Texas and by the look of the present interior pics.

Colin....Chinesium tires??? I'm shocked.

See you around noon tomorrow. Will it be spring there? I hope the ferry is in service!

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Yeah, Gary, I suspect this will be a long term project for Top & whatever tires he chooses now will be time X'd by the time he will have it completed. My hope is that Chinesium tires should be good enough to get his new jewel home in one piece.

Spring was last week, sorry you missed it The ferry runs 24/7 year round.
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1:57 Looks like the lead singer of Styx stole your signature dance move.

Come on Top,

Dennis DeYoung pulling some moves from:

YouTube - Thriller - Dance Video

and other various moves from MJ's career legacy. Now I wish I could say that I taught him those moves...heck, DeYoung is likely dancing far better than I can at 1:57!

Can't wait to get to TX tonight. Snowstorm with accumulation right now, and 91 in TX tomorrow!!!!

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Colin,
Ahh that explains it! I remember my older sister used to listen to Stxy, The Cars, Fleetwood Mac and all those other '70s rock bands on her record player in the morning while we were getting ready for school. Now that you mention it I think I can see one of those "Disco Sucks!" buttons in my head. Thanks for the tire advice. The Airstream spec sheet lists her weight at #2,770. I'm assuming that is the dry weight. What is the max gross weight (GVWR) and axle rating? (yes, I'm already looking for an axle for her)

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Thanks! Dusty was a name we kicked around. Along with "Little Dirty" and some other not so flattering names. But, when she's all finished, she won't be any of those so we went with what we thought was fitting.

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My Dad found her in SE MN on craigslist. He called me right away. Just luck sometimes. My Dad is an avid craigslist searcher. He now is very interested in Airstreams . This little girl is from the era of his prime, so hopefully he doesn't get attached to her too much! Like I always say,

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Thanks for that info....

Now I won't get too discouraged when I think there are no Airstreams around the North country. If your dad doesn't want to haul her that far, he can swing by Bismarck and we will take her off your hands

She is going to be beautiful when you get her done. I will be watching for pictures...lots and lots of pictures.
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Yeah, Gary, I suspect this will be a long term project for Top & whatever tires he chooses now will be time X'd by the time he will have it completed. My hope is that Chinesium tires should be good enough to get his new jewel home in one piece.

Spring was last week, sorry you missed it The ferry runs 24/7 year round.
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Wow Colin! It might take a while but my understanding is tires are good for five years from date of manufacture. right? Ha ha! It might take a while, but not five years! Any way my plan is to buy two tires that I will put on Abby when she is finished. I'm going to get Michelin LTX M/S2s in 235/75/15 IF they will fit in the wheel wells of the '62. I'm sure she is squatting a little on a 48 year old axle.
The Airstream spec sheet lists her weight at #2,770. I'm assuming that is the dry weight. What is the max gross weight (GVWR) and axle rating? (yes, I'm already looking for an axle for her)
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Can't wait to get to TX tonight. Snowstorm with accumulation right now, and 91 in TX tomorrow!!!!

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It is sweltering by Northern standards! Have a safe trip!
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