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Old 04-01-2011, 09:12 AM   #61
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Wow feels like forever since Ive post on here.
Finally got to work on the Airstream. I got the front floor removed and all the framing POR-ed up. Got a pretty good mess going but its getting better. Today Ill work on making my new sub floors and get them installed. Sure wish I could post pics so everyone could see the progress but looks like my camera was tired of taking AS pics and is now hiding from me. Sure is a great day to be outside. Ill be glad to get this baby back together and take her camping.
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:44 AM   #62
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I just love iPhones! Amazing what they can't do! Guess it will be my new camera to keep everyone up to date on my progress.
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #63
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Well I feel like I made good progress today. Got the new sub-floor in the front installed. Tomorrow I'll button it down and install the interior skins. Soon we will be shopping for new wood floors. Were getting closer by the day. Me and Mrs. S are so ready to go camping!
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Old 04-01-2011, 07:26 PM   #64
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Ahhh, time for the reassembly to start! Lookin good...
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Great work Mr S! Excited aren't you? Keep it up.
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You may run into issues of a flattened channel that won't allow the new floor to fit. See post #20 for how I resolved it on my '91

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Old 04-02-2011, 06:33 PM   #67
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Thanks for the support guys! Mrs S was a big help today. We got the new floor bolted down. Extended the drain for the A/C. We got the banana wraps back on and the belt lines. The battery boxes are back in. Tomorrow we will work on installing the interior panels and wiring up the power converter. I'm also going to go over the AS and seal her up to make sure no leaks get in to make us have to do this again. Work work work. Looking for time to play!
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:04 PM   #68
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I was just thinking "Wow that is a lot of work for a nearly new trailer." Then I realized that it's nearly 20 years old! Time flies when you're having fun I guess! Me and the misses got married just a year before you trailer was built. Compared to a '72 or a '62 your trailer is nearly new!
Like the work. Use that iPhone and post some pics!
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I was just thinking "Wow that is a lot of work for a nearly new trailer." Then I realized that it's nearly 20 years old! Time flies when you're having fun I guess! Me and the misses got married just a year before you trailer was built. Compared to a '72 or a '62 your trailer is nearly new!
Like the work. Use that iPhone and post some pics!
Yea I know, for a 93 model it sounds like Im working on a 63 model. I told the Mrs. yesterday that it sure seems like this AS was bought and used and never taken care of. Ive found lots of signs of neglect.

Congrats on your marriage, me and my misses have been married for 4, I cant imagine 20 years, but I like to hear about people that have been together that long, seems like its harder and harder to find that this day in time.

LOL, I just thought about the fact that in 93 when my AS was sitting on the lot nice and shiny waiting to be bought I was only 9 years old! Now Im trying to keep her alive.

Well heading out to work on her some more...Ill be sure to get some pics up tonight.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:23 AM   #70
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Well the old pile of flooring is now a huge mess in the yard and the new flooring is in. I'm not saying it's perfect but it's a good tight fit and much better than the old patch job by the PO. I put some pics up and I'm proud of my work since I know I've never been a great carpenter. Sometimes I'm bashful of my work cause it seems like y'all are so professional. But me and Mrs. S are proud. Were getting it done and she really gives me positive motivation.
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Great lookin work Mr. S.!

With the interior skins off its a great chance to look for leaks. Grab the water hose and start squirting away.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:19 AM   #72
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Great lookin work Mr. S.!

With the interior skins off its a great chance to look for leaks. Grab the water hose and start squirting away.
Thanks HiHo! I'm on the leak hunt now! Looks like the awning is the main cause.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:21 PM   #73
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Just having a little fun. Pretty nice combo I think! Lol! Bet I'd get some looks!
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Leak hunting in all the wrong places!

Well didnt get to get into much today, just cant figure out what this Texas weather is going to do. One minute looks like rain the next it sunshines. I did manage to take down the interior endcap so it can be painted to match the one in the rear bedroom.
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But to my surprise I found where one of my leaks was coming from after I removed the cap. I could see water stains and followed them to a leaky rivet. Then daylight through the rivet. Glad to have found the leak nothing a good shot of Vulkem couldnt fix. I also popped out a end in the exterior skin which made the trailer look much much better. Cant even tell there was a dent to start with.
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looking good mr smith-you will be camping before you know it.
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looking good mr smith-you will be camping before you know it.
Thanks! We sure are ready to camp! We got a big trip planned for September.
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Nice. Looks like a leaky Olympic rivet. I guess that's why many restorers refuse to use them. They are known to leak. Good find. I'd replace all the olympics with solid rivets since you have the interior skins and end cap out.
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Nice. Looks like a leaky Olympic rivet. I guess that's why many restorers refuse to use them. They are known to leak. Good find. I'd replace all the olympics with solid rivets since you have the interior skins and end cap out.
Hmm didn't think about replacing the Olympic rivets. I just shot the backside full of vulkem. I have never done any solid riveting. May have to do some research.
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Here is what I bought from VTS. You can find all the necessary things on ebay as well. Here is a link to some other goodies.
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Here is what I bought from VTS. You can find all the necessary things on ebay as well. Here is a link to some other goodies.
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I know you are multi-talented, but how do you hold the bucking bar in one hand and the gun in the other?
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