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Old 04-13-2008, 08:12 PM   #449
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Thanks for the update Sergei, that's not long at all now. Looking forward to seeing the pictures of the completed trailer, along with your Sprinter TV and the matching Mini.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:36 AM   #450
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Looking forward to seeing it come out of the booth! I stayed up a couple of weeks ago until 2am reading all 30+ pages, and taking notes.
I feel like its mine now
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:45 PM   #451
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The trailer has now been prepped for painting. Iím going out to check it over before the spraying begins next week.

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Old 04-26-2008, 10:29 AM   #452
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On The Home Stretch Now

You're almost there, Sergei. Looking forward to seeing you on tour in the next year (you do realize you'll have to tour with this thing in order to appease your fans, don't you? ).

So, are there any outstanding interior items that you need to complete once it's back from paint, or are you finished?

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Old 04-27-2008, 12:59 PM   #453
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Marcus,

Most things with the trailer are done. The only major items Iíll have to do after the painting is to install the shelving/extractor fan over the galley counter, put curtains on the front windows and install a radio/CD system.

All the rest is small stuff like a trim here and a baseboard there.

After the trailer is painted Iím taking it to RED OAK again, the same place were I began this adventure almost 3 years ago. I can do all that small work there.

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The truck is the next big thing to do. Iíve decided to take the Sprinter back to Berkelmanís once Iím set up at Red Oak. The shop is only a 15 or 20-minute drive from the park.

Because this is a custom job you need to be at hand. You also need to push things with a small shop or else theyíll go off to do other work.

This will be easier to do from Red Oak than from Toronto, which is a 3-hour drive away




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Old 04-27-2008, 02:57 PM   #454
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Hello Sergei

Isn't it great to be able to get back to work on the trailer.... it is looking great... Marvin is starting back on our this week... just picked up new axles from Henchen and will install them this Friday if the weather permits.. Hope to see you soon...
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Old 05-01-2008, 08:48 PM   #455
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New Tires

There is a wide range of opinion here. Often youíll find conflicting opinions or contradictory advice.

When that happens I sometimes PM people that have impressed me with their wide range of knowledge on many subjects.

This time it was Bernie Hayden who I turned to for advice.

I ended up buying YOKOHAMA 700 R 15 LT Dís.

They were a little expensive at $160.00 each but I think they give the advantage of modern radial technology without the compromise you have to make when you try to match the old sizes to the newer standards.

I also like their vintage look and the fact that they stand taller than modern, low profile tires, giving me more ground clearance.


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Old 05-02-2008, 12:29 AM   #456
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There is a wide range of opinion here. Often youíll find conflicting opinions or contradictory advice.

When that happens I sometimes PM people that have impressed me with their wide range of knowledge on many subjects.

This time it was Bernie Hayden who I turned to for advice.

I ended up buying YOKOHAMA 700 R 15 LT Dís.

They were a little expensive at $160.00 each but I think they give the advantage of modern radial technology without the compromise you have to make when you try to match the old sizes to the newer standards.

I also like their vintage look and the fact that they stand taller than modern, low profile tires, giving me more ground clearance.


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Just my opinion on someone elses pride an joy, but I think these would look beautiful on the Argosy. You would have to find a rim to fit or go with a different tire. I just love whitewalls
Coker Tire*::*Radial Whitewall Tires*::*Coker Classic*::*700R16 COKER CLASSIC 3 1/2" WHITEWALL
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:58 AM   #457
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Nice find on the tires Sergei. $160 is a lot more than typical ST trailer tires but it's not all that out of line for a quality light truck tire. Considering the taller cross section means more material in the construction and this is a specialty size the price sounds pretty darn good. You gets what you pay for

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Just my opinion on someone elses pride an joy, but I think these [white walls] would look beautiful on the Argosy.
As long as all you wanted to do was look at it. Not load rated for anything near what's needed and a tube tire generates so much extra heat over a tubeless it would be foolish to use on anything but a old vintage parade car.
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A couple of companies do make a tubless whitewall radial as well(bf goodrich, coker, american). But I dont know about the load rating. I just linked that one for the pic.
I still love the look
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:46 AM   #459
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Sergie, I just got the same tires yesterday, I will pick them up July 1st when I go home for my school reunion. I got a little better price at $566.00 mounted balanced and tax included. I think they will be good tires.

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Old 05-02-2008, 11:13 AM   #460
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Homesick, what did I tell ya about ď conflicting opinions or contradictory adviceĒ?

(I think I might meet you half way: I plan to put Baby Moons on the hubs).

Marvin, your much better price was from the USA, right? If it was in Ontario, I got hosed.

Bernie is right about the price being reasonable if you consider that this isnít an off-the-rack tire. Youíve got to push your dealer to track down what you want.

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Old 05-03-2008, 08:59 AM   #461
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Another Milestone Reached

Phil, with it since day one of the Ďcontemporizationí, sent me this email from Aylmer at 6.30 am this morning:



Sergei the black is on the argosy it looks great, pat did a good job three coats black three coats clear , the pepper white will go on Monday . The new tires look good with the painted rims. Everything looks great you will love it . We had to do more body work then we thought but you find more spots once you get started. You will see in the pictures . I carefully watched over each step its good to see the paint on after all this time. Well lots to tell you when I see you I have to go to work see you soon phil.



Iíll go out to Wiltsieís to see the finished job next week and will post Philís photos.

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Old 05-03-2008, 09:13 AM   #462
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Fantastic news, I can't even imagine how thrilled you are to be so close now.

Looking forward to seeing the pictures. And even better, looking forward to seeing the real thing when you take it on tour!

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