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Old 08-30-2007, 07:39 PM   #71
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Old 08-30-2007, 07:50 PM   #72
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Just totaled the hours I have in this trailer. 380 hours. I wish I had a dollar for every trip I have made in and out of it.
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Old 09-04-2007, 01:58 PM   #73
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Wow guys, that looks great. Sorry if this has been asked before but, I'm about to start taking my old girl apart to replace the front floor section under the water tank. What thickness plywood do i use? I've gotten both opinions 5/8ths and 3/4, and don't now which is right. Any other usefull hints would be apreciated. Thanks. George
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:22 PM   #74
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Hi George, Sorry I didn't get back till now. The floor in this trailer is 1/2 but the one in our 75 26ft. was 3/4 just drill a hole in the floor at a place that will be replaced and get a measurment. Just doing the front isn't bad at all.

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Old 09-16-2007, 08:34 PM   #75
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I have been busy with a lot of small jobs like painting partations and getting started on the outside removing lights and trim. But I do have a few pics to post.

Annie couldn't wait for the trailer to get painted before she put up her palm tree.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:44 PM   #76
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poor mans stripping, I have found razor blades cheaper, faster and less mess than chemical strippers for me. you still have to clean around the rivits good after using strippers. I have found a wire brush works great.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:50 PM   #77
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Quality goes in before the name goes on...... No that isn't Airstreams logo is it. These rivits were missed when the trailer was built right by the door. I guess the new owner never seen them, at least while it was still under warantee. So the quality control wasn't any better in 1979 than it is today.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:14 PM   #78
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I got the water pump in this morning while waiting for it ot warm up a little, everything works good.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:20 PM   #79
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Got quite a bit ready for primer today, the grey primer is Dupont DTM (direct to metal) about $70.00 quart The white is a high build primer.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:49 PM   #80
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Ok, I need some help here. I originally planned on polishing the rub rail, put a black insert in it with medium grey on the banana rap and cream above. Now I am running short on time to get this done and thinking about painting it. My question is should I paint the bottom part of the moulding grey and the top part above the black insert cream or paint the whole thing grey???????
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:11 PM   #81
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Ok, I need some help here. I originally planned on polishing the rub rail, put a black insert in it with medium grey on the banana rap and cream above. Now I am running short on time to get this done and thinking about painting it. My question is should I paint the bottom part of the moulding grey and the top part above the black insert cream or paint the whole thing grey???????
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I'd split it down the middle, you'll still have the black insert to break up the colors.
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I agree with Bob. If you split it down the middle and then with the insert it would look pretty good IMHO.

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Old 10-03-2007, 06:21 PM   #83
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I spent a few hours in emergency room this afternoon. I was having some chest discomfort and hoping it wasn't a heart attack. They did some testing and said I had preventricular beats called pvc's (that's not plumbing ) Dr. asked if I was under a lot of stress. I have been working 10 - 12 hours a day for a few months now. So I am slowing down. And we moved our going south date to Nov. 25th. Enough of my problems.

I wanted to thank Bob and Barry for confirming what I was thinking.

The belly pan is pack in place and all of the banana wrap is in place except for in front and back of the step, I am waiting on one part for the step and that will be finished. All the dents have been repaired, just some small ones in the banana rap and one large scrape in the roof (see an earlier post) so now all that is left is the final sanding with 400 grit paper then paint.

I ran the drain for the fresh water tank out on the discharge side of the water pump and put a hose bib on, I thought this would be a good idea if I ever needed water along the way maybe for someone over heating or even worse me over heating. As you can see in the pics it actually puts out a good stream of water.
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Anne's brother Chuck is going to do the cabinet work for us. We were beginning to wonder when he was going to have time to get started, but good for us and bad for him he got laid off this week so he will have lots of time to work on it. He is building a storage cover over the water tank and a table will fold down from the center. It is all put together with screws so it can be removed if we should ever need to remove the water tank or work on the water level sensors.
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