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Old 04-05-2015, 07:17 PM   #337
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Next weekend! I'm off to SanFran for work this week.
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:16 AM   #338
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We completed the belly pan and chassis work with the exception of a few minor items I can manage from under. We flip the trailer today and position under the Shell. Some work to do topside over the next few weeks.

The angel shop owner is back from winter in Arizona so it is time to get it rolling out to her next place. Not found yet. My driveway works too. Sad to leave the awesome five month home we have. But very grateful.
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Old 04-12-2015, 07:27 PM   #339
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I gotta move out of my rented garage in a month. There is nothing better than a big shop. Maybe you will find something else. But angel's shop was sure nice!

Well, your frame went from over easy to sunny side up. Good. Won't be long before the shell is attached. Did one of your helpers rivet the windows back in? I'm polishing with difficulty now, but I've got to get my Trade Wind weather tight. That's my next project.

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Old 04-12-2015, 08:53 PM   #340
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'65 GT 20' my winter project

Holy smokes. What a day. Moving all the parts! Go to my facebook for more details. It's Glamper Girl. Click image for larger version

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My longtime friends were beyond shocked as only one has ever been in the shop. The had no idea how crazy and hard the work was. I feel better. Never do your own belly pan when you are an amateur. It stole my soul. I hate the way it looks but it will be fine. The shell has a frame on the bottom ribs and I placed a two by four on the opposite side of door to keep shell level. Moving on. Please send me all your advice on attaching the shell. Love to you all Happy Sunday.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:05 AM   #341
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It finally happened. We dropped the shell down on the chassis. It was easy and not.
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Old 04-28-2015, 07:36 AM   #342
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A small report on a big event! Congratulations on completing your chassis rebuild. Now get ready for a pounding headache as you rivet the shell to the C channel et. al. Then you'll have a "covered wagon" that can venture outside.

We're out traveling in the 86 Limited, so NO work is being finished on the Trade Wind. Fun before work. We discovered a significant rain water leak in the 86 that I must track down when we return. Always something in these old trailers.

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Old 04-29-2015, 08:22 PM   #343
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My input on attaching the shell-
make sure the door opening is right, they tend to spread out and the door fit is goofy once all of the rivets are in.

getting the wheel wells to fit so rivet holes in the shell don't line up with open air is a challenge

With a new belly pan hiding any of the old holes in the C channel, finding any other original rivet locations is almost a waste of time, just make sure the shell holes will hit new metal and drill away!!!
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:45 PM   #344
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"...Always something in these old trailers." dbj 216
..hmm, I think that can apply to the new trailers, too!

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Old 05-01-2015, 08:30 AM   #345
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Congrats, job well done, time to get your soul back!
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:43 PM   #346
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Thank you. The door opens better than it used to!!
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:23 PM   #347
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'65 GT 20' my winter project

Six months later and I have run out of shop borrowed time. So I did my best to get the shell back on. Partially riveted. Where the panels are being replaced we used self drilling screws. Some L brackets on the c-channel.

Now I am taking six months off. The new job is great for earning cash for the next phase of work.

Today I used my SUV to tow her since it's so light right now.

She is now in climate controlled storage. Go to the facebook page Glamper Girl for much more detail and videos.

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I'm forever grateful to all of you on the forum.

I got my wish at the end. An old retired riveter. He and my friend Larry really saved me. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-09-2015, 07:05 PM   #348
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The semi-monocoque Airstream structure is now whole. Frame, subfloor, and shell all working together to support each other. I'm glad you found inside storage for the summer. It will be there for you when you are ready.

It's awful the way work and responsibilities get in the way of having fun! Your doggie looks confused about the whole moving thing. Maybe the doggie needs to bark at some of those seahawks you rave about.

I must move out of my garage this week. My trailer is full of holes where I drilled out rivets to remove the front window stone guard, the Airstream plaques, awning brackets, and the like. I'm working to get it all sealed up so it can sit outside all summer. Maybe someday I'll have my own Airstream garage. Who knows?

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Old 10-17-2015, 01:21 PM   #349
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It's been awhile! This time last year I got my 65 out of Gold Beach, Oregon and started my shell off.

Where I last left you all was I had the chassis completely restored. We semi screwed and riveted the shell back on and I took her to dry storage.

I earned a large chunk of cash to prepare for this next phase.

Skin replacement
Windows have been completely restored. Now need install.
I have two roof vents. Will install AC and a second fan.
Seal her up.
Bring her to my house and save for the next phase of interior.

I started a post on exterior skin seeking referrals in Washington state for this list of work above.

Happy to have accomplished what I have to date and so ready for her to be in my driveway! Click image for larger version

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My son is getting my old white truck and the Aloha trailer. Pictured is my new tow for the Globetrotter. A 2013 F-150. Low miles. Four door. It's fun. My son is already using the Aloha to go dirt biking on weekends in Eastern Washington. I don't drive to work as I travel to US cities via plane to do my job. I work for a global datacenter company in sales.

Glad to be touching base here. All of you were an amazing support when I was killing myself with the belly pan!

Take care and send me any referral for the work I need done!
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:52 PM   #350
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Hi thumbelina dj. Nice to hear you're doing great. And nice to hear your globetrotter is moving forward. Nice picture of the old camper. Lots of nice!

I'm going to do some projects on my son's 69 Globetrotter this winter, as well as some "maintenance" on the Trade Wind and Limited. The Trade Wind has been out traveling some, maybe 2000 miles. I am having altitude trouble lighting the new fridge, but other than that, the Trade Wind's systems are all working.

Our lives changed this year too. We moved from beautiful Minnesota to beautiful Colorado to be closer to our sons, both of which live in the Denver area. So my Airstream is at 8200 feet and gasping for air. But it is very nice up here. More nice. Hey, some of those swichbacks are a bit hairy with the 34 foot Limited. I encroach into the oncoming lane.

Are you following those Sea Hawk things around again this year?

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