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Old 09-04-2003, 01:14 PM   #15
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You need to get your AS up to date ASAP. You won't believe the response you get with a beauty on a beauty! You have some great beauties. I hope you did your favorite beauty was safely out of the mud.

Here is the base image I worked from. This has raised caused a little distraction, but I do get alot of smiles.

For your eyes only
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Old 09-04-2003, 05:30 PM   #16
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Re: But my favorite...

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But my favorite pin-up is jumping out of the jeep, as soon as there is some difficulties...

Bruno.
Bruno:
Is that a Willies or a Ford Jeep? Tornado still in it?

Need me to drag you out?

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Old 09-05-2003, 01:27 PM   #17
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It's a HOTCHKIS jeep , from the french army ( with genuine american willys parts);
it's my father's heritage and it's always a great moment when i ride this vehicle.

it's the favorite car from most of people; For us , frenches, this jeep means freedom, given to us by the american troups, and all people loves it.

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Old 10-17-2003, 03:28 AM   #18
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Still waiting to see those aircraft seats...come on, don't be shy, post some pics

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Old 10-17-2003, 05:07 PM   #19
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OK Hart

Here is a photo of the seats I rebuilt to factory specs, they are out of a 727 pilot and copilot seats. I will send a before shot next.
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Old 10-17-2003, 05:25 PM   #20
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Here is the before shot just after I bought her. This is a 1985 270 with 60k miles. It belonged to a WW2 B24 bomber pilot. He used it just to attend his reunions with his flying buddies. he is quie a character.
I first saw this rig sitting in a driveway just south of SF, Ca. I could not help but knock on the door just to ask if I could see it closer. The owner, Bill, was more than happy to give me the tour. I later asked him if he would consider selling her, to my surprise, he said he had just sold it to a company in OKlahoma. They were going to use it as a traveling showroom to sell slot machines to the Indain casinos. Before leaving I made him an offer of $3k more than he was going to get and save him the trouble of driving to OKlahoma ( he's 83 year old). He said thanks, no thanks, he had to keep his word. Well a week later he called @ 8am sharp and accepted my offer. Now mine you, I have never driven an AS before and had no idea what I was in for.

I have spent a pile of dough in the last year, new tires, water heater, AC, Banks exhaust, new interior etc.( the drive train is great) I now have a GREAT RV. Everytime we take a trip we always get thumbs up and requests for a tour. and NO, she's not for sale!
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Old 10-17-2003, 11:50 PM   #21
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Wow, real nice rig you have there, you did well to offer those extra 3x, cool seats, but the "before" pic was quite nice too!
Thanks for posting

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Old 10-18-2003, 12:59 PM   #22
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leather couch

Torin,
I noticed that your couch is leather and it matches your new captain seats up front.They look like new flexsteel?Did you have the couch re-upholstered or is it a new one.I like your new interior.I have a 1985 and We are looking into doing the interior similar to yours,We are tired of the old dark brown.I visited a flex steel dealer in riverside the seats are ok but the option for re-upholstery I dont know.
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Old 10-19-2003, 01:43 PM   #23
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I bought the captain seats from a dealer on line, they are the flexsteel seats. The sofas were redone at a local shop. The 2 sofas on my rig that are the same, paid $2700 for the pair. I took off the hardware that folded the sofa into a bed. Now I can just move the seat out and drop the back cushion down and it works great for one. These are really too small for 2 on any extended trip and just traveling with my wife and I, this works just fine. The hardware that came with the sofa was very difficult to access the area under the sofa. On my rear sofa I have installed a 4 bank of 6volt batteries w/ a seperate 1000 watt inverter and charger. This battery bank is seperate from the setup in the pull out battery drawer. My next step is to install a few solar panels.

We love the look, the browns were getting quite dated. We also removed the carpet and installed a vinyl floor with a product from www.chilewich.com. Looks and feels great.

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Old 10-19-2003, 03:31 PM   #24
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torin knorr,

Tell us more about your flooring. What pattern did you use and where did you obtain their product? Their web site said they deal with the trades only.

Thanks in advance for your response.
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Old 10-20-2003, 12:43 PM   #25
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You can purchase the material from armin maier and associates, @ 415.332.6467, www.maierandassoc.com.

I used the plynyl dashes pattern in the sand color. For my 27' AS it took 21lineal feet , it's 6' wide. cost was $600.

it's better than sheet vinyl, has a soft feel to the touch. I believe if you ask, they will send you a sample book. I installed it myself. Had to make a pattern first and then cut the material. It takes all day, but is worth it.

good luck
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Old 10-25-2003, 12:47 AM   #26
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Pink Lady nose art in FRANCE;

Here is the pink lady nose art picture, taken at the last flying legende international meeting, at LE TOUQURT PARIS PLAGE / FRANCE.
You certainly recognize the B17 fortress; the last one flying ( i 've seen it flying... waouwww ), in Europe.
I hear Glenn Miller & the Andrew sisters playing inside...

Bruno.
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Old 10-25-2003, 02:00 PM   #27
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No Image - please try to attach it again - Intereested in the B-17
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Old 10-26-2003, 01:47 AM   #28
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The image is well attached...

Hi Winner;
The picture is well attached on my message; just wait a minute to load all the other pictures of this very interesting thread.

if you 're fond of B17, I have some other one in High quality I 've taken from this meeting, 15 days ago.
I' knew it was the time to do that because I supose the B17' ld fly less and less in the future;

Give me your email and I 'll send you all.

NB the place was LE TOUQUET-PARIS PLAGE,( Pas de Calais, FRANCE ) sorry for the typewriting error.

Best regards from FRANCE.

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