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Old 02-24-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question Its been a while - 1969....

Hi everyone!!!

I've been lurking from time to time getting the courage to start again....

Its been a while..... So, I've been slowly removing the interior of my globetrotter. I have a couple of questions.

What type of tools should I be gathering to dismantle the interior aluminum?

Should I be picking up a compressor for air tools?

I'm full of electrical, welding, carpentry and plumbing tools. Looking forward to the challenge!

Planing on,

Replacing insulation
Replacing floor
Rewiring
Replumbing + (black and grey tanks)
Replacing heater and hotwater heater (also installing a woodstove)
?Replacing the axel?
Obvious, talking care of issues that arise....


I feel the toughest part to owning an Airstream in repair is all of the people that stop by to ask if I'm willing to sell it. I say no, they usually ask if I'm willing to take an offer? I say I'm not interesting in selling but what are you willing to offer? They say how much do you want, I say $30,000! Are you kidding me is their usual responce!

The way I look at it the Airstream, is its my portable cottage. My plan is to hope that my wife will be interested in camping. With that said the end product has to be house grade or hotel grade.... Super comfy bed and a nice place to sit down to have a meal.

Once I start, I do plan on posting my progress....

Thanks,
Mike
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Old 02-24-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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If you do get an air compressor, get one that can handle things like high speed die grinders and a good variable speed air drill. Lots of good sharp #30 drill bits too. There are also some really good small battery powered drills and drivers out there for small jobs in tight places (10 to 12V small size.)
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:09 PM   #3
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Cogen,
You don't really need an air compressor, yet .Like pgr32e mentioned, a good battery drill (3/8 )and a couple zillion 1/8 (#30 ? ) bits. Enjoy the warm weather!
Tim
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Old 04-24-2015, 11:39 AM   #4
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Need to get back on track, removing interior and mold. It's slow moving, but trying to keep it steady. Wearing respirator while working in here. Noticing the floor is rotting in a couple of areas. Plan on replacing the whole floor.

I love to read the others doing restorations, keeps me motivated!!!
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:48 PM   #5
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As well as the drill and bits, get a spring loaded centre punch to keep the bit from wandering off the rivets. if you are removing and replacing the interior you need a compressor and an air riveter...nothing extravagant...I think mine was $30.
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Old 04-28-2015, 06:01 PM   #6
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Thanks Canlib!!

Still taking care of the mold! Its everywhere, started taking down the blinds, lights, anything that is going to be in the way of taking down the interior aluminum sheets.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:52 PM   #7
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Still plugging away... Need to find extra time or helpers.
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Found more mold under the fridge vent, started taking lights and switches out. Anything stopping me from taking the interior aluminum down is being removed.

Should I try selling the fridge and stove on Craigslist?
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Why not?

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Found more mold under the fridge vent, started taking lights and switches out. Anything stopping me from taking the interior aluminum down is being removed.

Should I try selling the fridge and stove on Craigslist?
Might as well try. There is also a Classified ad section on the forum which is free...
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