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Old 03-29-2003, 07:37 PM   #29
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wished they were invisible

well friday evening,3/28, I saw two airstreams each in there own misery on I-75 south of atlanta.
the first was from Tenn and just caught up in atlanta traffic. the number on the trailer was 14013(?) a classic I think. The second was from IL., a classic pulled by a esclade(Tahoe) doing about 75 in the middle lane .
this was interesting as they were being passed on the right by several semi's that were infront of me. all the semi's put at least 1/2 of the width onto the shoulder when passing and were pushing the trailer and of course the esclade over to the left lane. the esclade never slowed. I guess they like the white knuckle grip...
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Old 03-29-2003, 08:26 PM   #30
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I have seen several this past week. All headed south. Must be a ralley down there. I truied looking at a few of the sites to see if I could figure out what was going on but didn't notice anything for this weekend.

Well I finnaly got my car repaired today. It's been sitting in my garge for close to a month with what I thought was a bad Diff. Made this horrible nois when coasting. Foud a used Diff last weekend. Went to put it in today and found a bad U-Joint LOL My car has been down for a monty with a bad $12 u-joint!

Now that I have the garage free I can start working on the 59 since I have a place to store the interrior parts. Hopefull next weekend.

Then I can get it out on the road and get seen this spring!!!!!!

Think I'll go over to wbcci web site and get my free year started. I have not decided if I can put the numbers on the old gal. As far as I can tell she never had any.

I did start to wash her today...with a pot brush It was so grungy that a sponge was not working. I doubt it has been washed in 10 years. Got dark before I could finish.
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:16 PM   #31
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well you will be able to tell where you haven't cleaned

If you are storing the interior in the garage are you doing a rebuild?? If so are you leaving it original?

maybe they are going to mystic springs early!!
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:27 PM   #32
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We stayed in an RV park in Gulf Shores, AL over Spring Break...in addition to my MH, there were 6 silver bullet trailers....in the next RV park down Fort Morgan Road was a classic MH....on a recent trip to Nashville, we passed another Land Yacht MH on I-65 & parked next to a 2000 Land Yacht MH in the parking lot of Campers World...3 fiberglass MH's in 1 day! WOW!
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Old 03-29-2003, 09:30 PM   #33
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Oh, if you pass me on the road, here's what you'll see:

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Old 03-29-2003, 09:35 PM   #34
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certainlly the 1979 MGB will keep you from being invisible
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Old 03-29-2003, 10:10 PM   #35
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well you will be able to tell where you haven't cleaned

If you are storing the interior in the garage are you doing a rebuild?? If so are you leaving it original?

maybe they are going to mystic springs early!!
Yes I will! It was about black on the roof.

Just storing till I can get the floor repaired. I'm a big time gear head and my garage is for cars and trucks and tools

Well I would like to keep the original cabnets but they are a little rough. It wont' be a "Original Restore". It's missing or has to many parts damaged. The ends of both cabinets facing the front have been replaced with panneling. I hope to be able to make them look right with some finish ply. The rear wall that divides the bath has some water damage and is delaminating at the window. There was a light added in the bath and there are a bunch of holes from it. I'm going to have to replace that peice. Since so much is going to have to be replaced or repaired I may strip the existing that we can reuse and lighten it up.

The folding table is a mess! one leaf was permently screwed to the wall like a new airstream computer table. That's going back to the original configuation. Thankfully all the hardware is still there so I just need to remake the tops. The cover for the stove was made into a perment shelf. Missing the sink plugs So I will have to replace all that. We will use a more current top for that. Maybe a oak band on the edge.

Thinking about putting aluminum sheet on the bath interrior since it's all shared area with the toilet. Would ease cleaning that's for sure. Got that idea from Peter refacing his reefer that way.

Wood/laminate floor is pretty well decided on. With two kids carpet would be a pain. Put a area rug down up front and a runner through the Galley. Then we can shake them out as needed and sweep the rest out the door.

The Zolatone was painted over in semigloss house paint, in baby blue no less I may just strip the whole interrior so I can strip the paint off without worry of damaging the cabinets we can reuse. Depending on the floor problems I run into I may have no other choice. THen I can spray the inside again possibly with Zolatone and have a better end result. It has crossed our mind to strip it to the aluminum as well as the galley overheads (ours are aluminum and would polish nice). Other thought is just the overheads and add some other bright work in other places to tie it together. Really were are up in the air on that part.

This AS was my wife's fathers since 80. She really has the majority say. It's "Hers". Part of her wants to just clean it up and keep it close to what it is now because it's a way to remember her dad. Part want's to "update" like some of the ones we have seen in the gallery. Those decisions are still a little way out.

My goal is to have it usable by summer.

There is some pictures in my photo album.
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Old 03-29-2003, 10:55 PM   #36
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Well I finnaly got my car repaired today. It's been sitting in my garge for close to a month with what I thought was a bad Diff. Made this horrible nois when coasting. Foud a used Diff last weekend. Went to put it in today and found a bad U-Joint LOL My car has been down for a monty with a bad $12 u-joint!
Toaster...

I hate when that happens- really! I was looking for a rattle for about 6 months. The dealer took off an re-attached some heat sheild. I found it was a loose bumper.

Got my money back, but nothing worse than spending $$ and it does not fix it. In the Chevy world, it's a fact of life I suppose!

In the F...F... world, well, you know.

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Question Where Have All The AS gone

I travle up and down the west coast. I have noticed that most of the AS I see are headed North now. I see one or two just about every day I spend on the road. My Wife and Me drive a truck for a living. We make sure to point out all the AS we see along our trips. We even check out the RV parks to see if we can see one or two. We can't wait till we take our vacation and hit the open highway in our AS. Most of the AS I see going down the road are not letting any grass grow behind them. Thay all seem to have some place to go and are getting right with the program. If you travle to the West Coast I'll keep a look out for you. Happy Travling.
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Yep, they're out here on the Left Coast. I saw three on the road last Friday while traveling from Willows, CA back to the SF Bay Area, plus another one parked at the Willow Glen RV Park in Willows.

One was traveling north on I-5, one was heading south on I-5, and the other was heading west on I-80. Plus, of course, my 1965 Overlander which is getting some rust damage repaired at Birchwood Beuaties, as well as a kitchen remodel to accomodate a larger refrigerator.

I should have mine back in a couple of weeks. I'll haul it to the Willow Glen RV Park and pretty much leae it in one spot except for the occasional foray to Sears Point and Laguna Seca, so if any of you are in this part of the country stop by and say hello.
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Laguna Saca

We plan on making the trip to Laguna Saca this year. We have Familey is Salinas Ca. We used to go out there all the time. This year We plan On Hitting Carmel, Santa Cruz, Redwood City And Montray. Maybe we will see you out there on the road.
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Old 03-30-2003, 05:47 PM   #41
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Suprtrker, when are you going to Laguna? Willows is right on your way. The Willow Glen RV park isn't much for looks, but it's cheap and far enough off the highway that it is pretty quiet.

I managed to score a season photo pass to Laguna Seca this year, and will be covering the CART, AMA/WSB, Monterey Historics, and ALMS races this year. Don't know if I can still get a camping spot for my A/S, so I might be staying at a nearby park. Prolly just stay with my wife and son in Morgan Hill during the race weekends unless I get a spot at the track.

Look me up, or send a private message before you leave.
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My wife saw a 1989 345le motor home here in Tallahassee on Friday. She doubled back to talk to them but they were heading out of town and got on the Interstate.

I saw a couple from Vermont in Destin today in their 1984 310 motor home. Super nice folks! Of course I invited them to Mystic Springs but they had set plans for the east coast of Florida. I gave them the airstreamsites.com and airstreamforums.com spots so hopefully we'll see them in our virtual world. He had the engine cover off and dirty hands. He'd fit right in!
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