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Old 06-06-2006, 02:26 PM   #15
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AC Install

Hey Carlos,

I received my Carrier AC today and I am planning on installing it this weekend. Would you have any shots of the ceiling from directly below the rear air vent. I see from your other photos you pulled the interior skin off and I would greatly appreciate knowing what it looks like before I cut a hole.

I'm assuming the AC will fit between the rear vent and the rib just forward of it. I think I can see it in one of your photos but a clear shot from the floor up would clear it up.

Once I install it, I'll share with you my pics and any install tricks.



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Old 06-22-2006, 12:33 PM   #16
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Some Updates!

Hey, here are some updates.

I have finished painting the frame, axle replace brake systems, bearings and cleaning and painting inside the wheel wells.

next step is wiring breaks, finish installing the plywood floor and sealing inside the shell and thigthen all the rivets

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Old 06-22-2006, 12:53 PM   #17
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Lookin good! Thanks for keeping us posted.
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Old 06-26-2006, 09:52 AM   #18
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More Progress...


I'm excited!, I finished the wheels, the wiring and the floor!

I know is not a lot but certanly is an accomplishemt for me
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Old 07-06-2006, 12:40 PM   #19
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More Progress!! rivets and walls are going up


this is hard work and LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!

so far:

Chassis is cleaned and painted.
New floor is in
new bearings
new brakes, including the back plate
new wiring for brakes
walls are sealed from inside
arond the windows is sealed
the cover for the front window is fixed
the seams in the shell are sealed
the door frame is welded and fixed
the insuletion is getting installed. Im putting R12 so is a bit thicker than original, a bit more dificult to install but is working ok
the rims are painted in black low gloss and the baby moon hupcaps are cleaned and reinstalled

my plan is:
- finishing installing walls and insulation (leave ceiling for later becaus de AC unit has to come up first.
- install A/C
- install ceiling. (at this point all the walls inside are finished)
- paint inside with some texturized paint because flat paint may look bad (I guess)
and ...

I don't know yet what I'm gonna do with the interiors after avrething is painted, any sugestions?
also any ideas if I should put the floor before the furniture or just put floor in the areas that can be seen??
also any ideas about what kind of floor is light and look good?
I'm kind of hesitant in linolium.

here are some pictures:

to put sealant in between the aluminum from outside I put 2 strips of painters maskin tape and put the sealant in the middle. this will keep the sealant just in the crack and not outside. is recommended that once you put the sealant, remove the tape asap otherwise with the sun and the heat it will leave glue when is removed andthe sealant wont look perfect because is stronger than the tape. so remove the tape while the sealant is fresh.


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Old 07-08-2006, 07:04 PM   #20
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Looking good! And what stamina! You've done more in 3 months than I've done in 3 years.
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:42 PM   #21
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I'M Back

Hi All,

I'm back. I stopped working in the airstream for a while, due to other projects, cirgury in my knee, work, winter among other reasons.

I'm ready to tackle my airstream now!

my deadline is 1 month from now, (last week of august)

let's see if I win the race!

cheers to all and hang on to your seats because is gonna be a fast ride!


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Old 02-25-2008, 08:27 PM   #22
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I bought a '65 Globe and spent two years tricking it out. It came out encredible and has been in the LA Valley paper with lots photo's. What you really need to do is add a grey water tank. The stock blacK water is fine as far as size. Most of your waste water is potable and that should go into the grey water tank. You will need to drop the belly pan to install the grey tank. I went with a poly tank that fit perfectly over and then behind my axle. I replumbed everything and changed to Valterra fittings. My black water tank (mine was fiberglass) needed repair. The old cast iron fittings were all rusted and needed to be replaced. to get to mine I had to take out the entire bottom molded fiberglass section (bathroom is two moled pieces- a top section and a bottom). that was good as well, because I had to repair some of the fiberglass. I replumbed having all the two sinks and shower going straight into the new grey tank. I then plumbed toilet to black tank and black to it's own waste valve. I did this because a lot of national and state parks won't let you in without grey water tank. Their isn't much black tank waste and they don't want people dumping it with the potable water. hope this helps, kenny

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