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Old 07-12-2004, 07:25 PM   #183
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Ah yes hanging out in the belly pan - you are really into that trailer now - life doesn't get any better than that! . Surface rust is easy to fix. Just got done hanging out in mine about a month ago.
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I'm saving the best for you~!
Now, when can I expect your arrival???
Make you feel right at "home"....lmao
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Old 07-12-2004, 07:30 PM   #184
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Question Question ~

While installing my new water filter tonight, I found this thingie(????) tucked away in the closet~!
Who in the "Sam Hills" knows what it is and, more importantly..
WHERE DOES IT GO??
I sure would like to see a picture of where you hang it~
Thanks in advance~!!
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Old 07-13-2004, 12:09 AM   #185
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I don't know what it is Vern but through a roll of paper towels on it and call it good!
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Old 07-13-2004, 07:04 AM   #186
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I don't know what it is Vern but through a roll of paper towels on it and call it good!
Safari Tim,
The thought went thru my mind,"You crack me up~!"..
In retrospect, that sounds like good advice~
But, you know, I just couldn't throw a roll of paper on it and forget it..
I was thinking of doing some research, like searching thru the Airstream's brochures for the '64 advertisement.
It looks like a shelve of sort but, what the heck is the white knob used for..I'm thinking the knob, and that folding part were later modifications?
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Old 07-13-2004, 07:29 AM   #187
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I went out last night and took a photo of one of ours. DH (Rick) corrects me--technically, they aren't jacks, since they won't raise the unit--you use the front hitch jack for that and adjust these to stabilize. So, I'll just call them stabilizers, for want of the correct term.

In the photo, this is the right side one. It is raised because we moved the trailer this weekend and didn't bother to relevel since nothing is running right now. They are raised and lowered by loosening the bolts (and the trailer came with a very old wrench for this). At the very bottom, you can see the pad that goes on the ground.

As I said, we thought it was ubiquitous and couldn't understand why we were being advised to bring blocks for leveling to our first rally (finally figured it was to stop the pads from sinking into wet ground). One fellow there got so excited about them, he took photos and drawings to copy it to his unit (and I don't think he'd get excited about a laundry line)!

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I went out last night and took a photo of one of ours. DH (Rick) corrects me--technically, they aren't jacks, since they won't raise the unit--you use the front hitch jack for that and adjust these to stabilize. So, I'll just call them stabilizers, for want of the correct term.
In the photo, this is the right side one. It is raised because we moved the trailer this weekend and didn't bother to relevel since nothing is running right now. They are raised and lowered by loosening the bolts (and the trailer came with a very old wrench for this). At the very bottom, you can see the pad that goes on the ground.
As I said, we thought it was ubiquitous and couldn't understand why we were being advised to bring blocks for leveling to our first rally (finally figured it was to stop the pads from sinking into wet ground). One fellow there got so excited about them, he took photos and drawings to copy it to his unit (and I don't think he'd get excited about a laundry line)!
Mary
Mary,
Thanks for the picture.~(Maybe you could take another one in daylight?)
Like I said, Your explanation of it's function made sense to me~
Now, I'll need to figure out how to re-fit it back to original purpose~!!
Another task to add ~to the ever growing list!
Here's some pic I just took this morning. A section of the belly pan removed`
You should be able to see just how deteriorated it had became over the years.
Btw, that small pile of insulation matting shown? That's all there was above that area of belly pan..Thanks to my lil critters~!!
Good luck to you on your project~
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Old 07-13-2004, 08:47 AM   #189
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The patina on those actually looks kind of pretty--except for the bottom one. Is that a mumified rodent stuck into the lower one? Ew. Mount the rodent-free ones and you have airstream art!

Again--how long did it take to drop it? Did you cut it out or drill out the rivets? Are you going to replace it or are these pieces you plan to replace with patches?

I'll try to take a pic tonight. I having friends coming over for a birthday party (not mine, fwiw), but hopefully can get it done beforehand.

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Old 07-13-2004, 12:09 PM   #190
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The patina on those actually looks kind of pretty--except for the bottom one. Is that a mumified rodent stuck into the lower one? Ew. Mount the rodent-free ones and you have airstream art!
Again--how long did it take to drop it? Did you cut it out or drill out the rivets? Are you going to replace it or are these pieces you plan to replace with patches?
I'll try to take a pic tonight. I having friends coming over for a birthday party (not mine, fwiw), but hopefully can get it done beforehand.
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Mary,
KEWL IDEA~!
Might even help pay for the repairs~!
"Mummified Rodent?" Noo, just an over active imagination~lol
Those pieces were first loosen by drilling out the rivets~Then, I cut them out with a pair of Aircraft snippers~
Plans are to replace with new and, save these for patches~
frame one for you~
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Old 07-13-2004, 02:28 PM   #191
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Gosh darn - I'm tied up right now - removing a floor and general rebuilding my 58 - or I would - really, not kidding, no foolin

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Old 07-13-2004, 05:33 PM   #192
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How abt?

Ken J,
I'll tell you what..
If you don't mind my picking your brain every once in a while..?
I'll let you off the hook...
That's great that you've gotten that behind you~
Did you repack new insulation matting before closing your belly?
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Old 07-14-2004, 09:09 AM   #193
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I still have my belly open as I getting ready (seems like I've been saying that for a long time) to pull the floor for a full floor replacement.

On my 59 (since sold - too small for the wife) I did not replace the insulation. In my view all it is a sponge. Most I know will disagree with me, but I'm not planning on putting any insulation back in the 58 either. I camped in the 59 down to about 6 degrees with not problem. The new safari's (think thats the model) do not have a belly pan or insulation. I think the belly pan is a good thing though, keeps water off the wood floor.

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Old 07-20-2004, 03:06 PM   #194
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If you're ever..

Ken J,
If you're ever in NH..
Stop by`
In the meantime, FAX,CELL,WORK, HOME NUMBER...lol
Seriously,
Gotta ask this:
After dropping your belly pan, did you need to do work on your black water pan??
Right now, I'm going nuts trying to get mine off without destroying the floor.
Short of taking a torch to it..
The sonuvabitch is one hard nut to crack~!
Not only is the spacing limited, my brain is beginning to go into shut down`!
I'll post a picture soon of the...Area 51
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Old 07-20-2004, 03:30 PM   #195
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The new safari's (think thats the model) do not have a belly pan or insulation. I think the belly pan is a good thing though, keeps water off the wood floor.
Ken,

They have an insulation on the newer Safaris, just not a belly pan. This was a 2-3 year run of the model and they now all have belly skins again as far as I know. Even without the belly skin there was a type of insulation covered with some sort of protective black stuff. Not as good looking as a belly pan but my understanding was it was rated at the same r value or better than the standard get up.
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Vern,
I have followed your restoration with great interest. We have a 64 Overlander that we have spent the last two years restoring and have dealt with some of the same issues you have. The piece of alumimum that makes up the floor of the aft storage compartment and it's associated two doors, can be cleaned up using a scotch bright pad and an air driven right angle grinder. These pads come in different colors that signify how course they are with blue being the least abrasive and brown being the most course. They can be purchased at any aircraft tool supply along with the arbor to go in the grinder. The pads have a nylon threaded nub that screws to the rubber backing plate with a half twist. The blue pads leave a finish that looks like brushed nickel and you can polish from that point with a buffer if you wish. It's kind of a neat system and the arbor will accept all kinds of pads including sanding disks to use on the bumper or frame.

If you are interested in selling any of your original light fixtures, PM me and let me know. We are trying to keep ours going as long as we can.
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