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Old 03-26-2011, 11:32 AM   #29
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It is sweltering by Northern standards! Have a safe trip!
Well so far it's only mid 70's and not expected to hit mid to high 80s till later this evening. Not alot going on in S.A. over this week so I guess we are looking for stuff to do. All the fun stuff happened over the last 2 weeks.

Very happy to be back in Teh Hass.

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Nice find, Top!! You are on your way to a SEVERE case of aluminitus!! First one, then two, and then..........who knows????
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Well so far it's only mid 70's and not expected to hit mid to high 80s till later this evening. Not alot going on in S.A. over this week so I guess we are looking for stuff to do. All the fun stuff happened over the last 2 weeks.

Very happy to be back in Teh Hass.

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Glad you are back to the Republic. Yesterday I was outside working on Abby, sweating like crazy. This morning it is only 50! Crazy Texas weather. Did you find Cooper's?

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Thanks. I think my case is curable. Any 12 step program for the affliction?
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Top, 12 step is buy more vintage alumninum! I am on step 7 so.... it is cureable. Again, nice find. She will look good sitting next to my '58 at a vintage rally when we are done with them!
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Old 03-27-2011, 11:49 AM   #33
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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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These tires make sense if you're going to use them on your 72 after "the big adventure". Rich from Airstream Life magazine has probably used almost every trailer radial tire brand during his "Tour of America" several years ago. He was not trying to do this, but each time he had a failure, the town he was in didn't have a dealer for brand that failed. He ended up with multiple brands at the same time. He has since gone to the Michelin's you mentioned above & is very pleased with them. I'm in need of tires too for my 59 Ambassador & plan on taking this route as well. The 235's fit his 05 Safari, however I haven't checked the clearances yet on my trailer. I had a client several years ago with a 65 Overlander with 235's so I assume they'll fit.

As far as your axle is concerned, the spec dry weight is 2770 lbs for your 62 & its original axle was rated for 3600 lbs with a suggested new axle rating of 4000 lbs. The 63 model weighed 2770 as well but the original rating would have been 3200 lbs with a suggested upgrade to 3500 lbs. The 64 model dry weight was 2890 lbs with an axle rating of 3500 lbs with no suggested addition. So, as the 4000 lb rating would have been a de rated 5200 lb axle & as the 63 & 64 models appear to favor the lighter 3500 lb axles, you've got to determine the direction of your restoration/refurbishment before ordering.
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Glad you are back to the Republic. Yesterday I was outside working on Abby, sweating like crazy. This morning it is only 50! Crazy Texas weather. Did you find Cooper's?

Hey Top,

We held off on going to Coopers. Went looking at new homes for a good while yesterday dreaming what it will be like once we sell our St. Louis home, and I move down here permanently. Cooper's isn't off the table for later in the trip for sure. Perhaps if you have some time while in San Antone you can meet the misses (I know she has several questions for you.).

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Thanks Colin. I have read most of the things Rich posted about tires. I believe he's got a lot of experience and his opinion carries a lot of weight given the miles he's pulled.

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Shopping for houses? Not shopping for a Stream? I'll be in SA on Wednesday for sure and maybe Thursday. Enjoy the break!
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nice trailer! i happen to be partial to the 62, as i also have a 62 GT. except we have a gaucho upfront instead of the dinette. i think you got the better layout. is there a gaucho curbside? are you keeping her original? if you have any Q's PM me, we've been all over our trailer and completed her last sept. super cute!

PS. we got a henschen axle , but the factory is moving and i believe on hiatus for a year or 2. i'd opt for the dexter or axis next time, it was over $1200 shipped for the henschen (but that was CA to PA, may as well have shipped to HI or AK....)

congrats! hope you got a good price. i saw one on the classifieds for 7900!!
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Thanks for the congrats. I have read your refurb thread. Nice work. I believe the front gaucho was the standard from the factory. That is what the layout is on the Airstream web site. Yes there is a curbside gaucho. I do plan on an original restoration or as close to original as possible. I'm currently working on our '72 Ambassador, Abby. I already know where I'll be getting my axles from. I've done a lot of reading and research on axles for the '72. Here is my very own axle thread.
It will be a while before I start on Lorelei. Thanks for the offer of assistance!
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Here's a pic of my dad doing some inspecting this evening. She's in our possession now. He says two windows are broken. He'd like to get them fixed before the tow to Texas. Suggestions?

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Yeah Lance it looks like TOP Sr. has got aluminitus and you`re right Lorelei may never make it to the lone star state.
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I would not replace with plexiglass. Those Hehr II windows are not that hard to replace the glass in once you have the glazing bead.

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I would not replace with fiberglass. Those Hehr II windows are not that hard to replace the glass in once you have the glazing bead.

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You mean Lexan or plexiglass? I told him to take the windows out and have the local glass company guys put in some new glass. It is just flat glass right? He said that it looked like he would have to take the drip cap off to remove the window frame. True?
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Yes indeed...plexi. I went ahead and edited my comment so it isn't reflected that I was thinking something completely different!

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