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Old 11-16-2010, 04:14 PM   #169
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Doug,

May I ask why you painted the floor? Are you putting a floating floor in? I would think a glue down floor would not stick as well to the paint. However, I may be missing something. I am very interested if this is something I should consider.

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Old 11-17-2010, 03:28 PM   #170
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May I ask why you painted the floor? Are you putting a floating floor in? I would think a glue down floor would not stick as well to the paint. However, I may be missing something. I am very interested if this is something I should consider.

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Hey Nick, I only painted the floor because I had the paint and I wanted one more coat of sealer on the floor. We are planning to put a laminate floor in and it will be nailed down.

For now the white floor sure brightens up the inside!
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:53 AM   #171
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It is time to make another run at the Cruiser, I have had the busiest fall in the heating business then I can remember which meant very little airstream time. I have been planning and ordering parts though: finally have gray, black and fresh water tanks on there way also ordered a new power converter, window cranks and and tank monitor. Picking up the axle today and hope to install that this weekend. So lots of parts ready to go just need that last item(time). Maybe a little warmer outside would help too! Hopefully I will be posting some progress pictures soon.
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Old 03-04-2011, 01:36 PM   #172
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Hi Doug

Nice to see your back at it. This weekend Im busy but I would like to offer a hand when and if you need it, and time allows. Im interested in what your doing for tanks? Tell me more Please! As well the axel is of interest to me.

Im struggling with windows What fun. On top of cleaning and rebuilding Im playing musical windows. It seems that if I move this window here and replace that one there .... and so it goes.

Please shout if 1 or 2 bodies may help. Tim and I are getting busy but are interested. In the mean time please share photos of your progress.

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:03 AM   #173
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I’ve been enjoying your thread, as well as you tinman54 blog. I’m curious, have you made doors for the storage spaces you’ve created between the outriggers in the belly pan? I really like that idea and plan to do the same to my ’55 overlander. Good job, keep it up.

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Old 03-06-2011, 12:05 AM   #174
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Hi Doug

Nice to see your back at it. This weekend Im busy but I would like to offer a hand when and if you need it, and time allows. Im interested in what your doing for tanks? Tell me more Please! As well the axel is of interest to me.

Im struggling with windows What fun. On top of cleaning and rebuilding Im playing musical windows. It seems that if I move this window here and replace that one there .... and so it goes.

Please shout if 1 or 2 bodies may help. Tim and I are getting busy but are interested. In the mean time please share photos of your progress.

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Thanks for the offer Brad, if I know ahead of time for a day off I will let you know. You know how the construction business goes.

The axle I had rebuilt at Kremer Services | Auto,Truck, Bus, RV, Trailor Repair Services | Inver Grove Heights, MN in south st paul not to far from you. I dealt with Doug. They installed new back plates and Brakes, new bearings, seals and turned the drums. They also re-arched the springs and raised the height about an inch and a half. They felt the old axle was stronger then new and had no problem re-habing the old.

The tanks I got from New and Reconditioned RV Parts & Accessories - RV Surplus there prices seemed the best for what I found, the shipping was a little high but glad to be done searching for them, I wanted to find abs tanks so I could install fittings myself where needed.

I am really glad to be done with the windows, after the first couple I stopped removing the rain gutters and I only drilled out the sides and bottoms of the windows to get the new gaskets installed.

Keep on streaming!
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Iíve been enjoying your thread, as well as you tinman54 blog. Iím curious, have you made doors for the storage spaces youíve created between the outriggers in the belly pan? I really like that idea and plan to do the same to my í55 overlander. Good job, keep it up.

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I have made a couple doors, not installed yet but soon, I will get some pictures up.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:46 PM   #176
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It's Airstream time!

I am looking forward to a few stream'in day's this weekend and next week.

Ordered Tires and Wheels today: 15X6 6 Bolt Aluminum Series03 Trailer Wheel | RecStuff.com

Going with Goodyear Marathon tires from a local shop.

Just received a few more parts from ebay: WATER FILL FITTING- STAINLESS CAP W/ KEY- PERKO BRAND - eBay (item 200581850417 end time Mar-30-11 18:28:50 PDT)

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Micro Monitor JRV 4 TANKS and BATTERY, pump switch NEW - eBay (item 180379835911 end time Mar-30-11 16:04:20 PDT)
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Old 03-12-2011, 05:22 PM   #177
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New Wheels/plans

Last night and this morning I installed the axle and new wheels. It was nice to see a change there! Brad came over for a visit this morning, it was great to see him and throw ideas back and forth. Brads thread:http://www.airforums.com/forums/f97/...eak-62257.html, he is doing quite a job on bringing his 57 back to life! He has a good start on being a metal worker or aluminum worker anyway!

After talking with him quite a while and moving some rough cardboard mock cabinets around inside, we moved the bed from the back to the middle to the back again. I think Jan and found a set up we like that keeps the bed a little more separate if someone wants to take a nap.

We separated the toilet and shower to keep the bathroom from being so big and I didn't want a wet bath. We also wanted to be able to walk around the sides of the bed. This does take up extra space but easier to get out of bed and make the bed.

We also wanted a movable table and Jan wanted room for a regular dining room chair.

So I think we are close to what we are looking for, I'd be interested to hear anyone's opinion?
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Where are the wardrobes? Beside the bed?
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Tinman If I see it correctly the vanity sink is actually in the bedroom. That means that after using the toilet you need to exit (touch the door handle) to wash your hands. Can you live with that or is there room to put the sink over the wheel well and keep it inside the WC? Just my opinion but I would try to keep it in the WC.
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Hi Werner, Here is a little better picture of the interior. Wardrobe closets on either side of bed.

You are right I should have a small sink inside the bathroom also, just need to see what I can squeeze in, it would not need to be very big.

I am sure things will move around some when I get to building. I am more of a build and adjust as I go guy. Always looking for something vintage or unique to add.

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Hi Doug,

I'll be starting my Crusier in June..full rehab. I like your thread, great guide. Also like the new wheels...I need to do the same. Post lots of pics!! Thanks.
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Our Cruiser have very sloping outer walls in the rear. In the upper part of the built-in wardrobes beside the bed is almost no more depth.
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