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Old 02-03-2011, 10:51 AM   #57
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Well do to the weather and the fact that Im leaving tomorrow for Angel Fire NM I wont be able to get any work done. But Ill be back at it soon enough. Thanks for everyones help and Ill be posting again when I can.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:30 PM   #58
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Well I havent got to work on the AS for some weeks now. Had a great time in Angel Fire but after getting home from there it was back overseas to work.
Seems like last time home I spent a lot of time waiting on stuff so Im trying to prevent some of my waiting time by doing some research so that I can order the needed supplies and it be waiting on me instead of me waiting on it.

As per post #32 the PO glued down the tiles in the trailer and I used a heat gun to get the tiles up. But now Im stuck with a very very sticky sub-floor. Im looking into flooring and Im thinking of going with a floating cork flooring, but Im worried that the sticky floor will cause trouble for me. Does anyone know what I could use to get the glue off the sub-floor?
Or does anyone have a suggestion of what I could/or should I lay over the glue so that the floor can float on the underlayment.
Also if you know a good source for cork flooring that would be great to.
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:59 PM   #59
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I've been using Kleen strip adhesive remover to remove paint from emblems and clearcoat from the shell. It seems to be the strongest remover I've tried. It is worth a shot. If you can't get all the sticky stuff up, there is probably some kind of thin plastic or paper underlayment sheet (3M) than can be put down under the floating floor.
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Old 02-26-2011, 05:02 AM   #60
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I've been using Kleen strip adhesive remover to remove paint from emblems and clearcoat from the shell. It seems to be the strongest remover I've tried. It is worth a shot. If you can't get all the sticky stuff up, there is probably some kind of thin plastic or paper underlayment sheet (3M) than can be put down under the floating floor.
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Found the website, but believe it or not you cant order it off the site says item can be found at local WalMart, Lowes, Home Depot, ect.... So guess Ill pick up some when I get home.

You say you use the Klean Strip adhesive for clearcoat removal of the shell. Wow must be strong stuff. They also make it for AirCraft paint removal. Imagine how strong that would be. Ill give it a shot, Id like to get the glue off the sub floor. Ive got some caulk thats got to be removed to so Im sure its good for that. Thanks for the input.
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:12 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, 10:44 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, 07:40 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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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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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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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!
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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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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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