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Old 07-06-2011, 06:08 PM   #267
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Thoes are beautiful Because of trailers like that I can tolerate working. Im saving my allowance for another one. Thanks for posting the pics
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:00 PM   #268
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:10 PM   #269
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Thoes are beautiful Because of trailers like that I can tolerate working. Im saving my allowance for another one. Thanks for posting the pics
Hey Brad, It is probably better for me that the trailers were already sold, it would have been hard to walk away from them. I see aluminum on the side of the road and I can't just drive by, how did life get so hard
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:54 AM   #270
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I am going to start calling you the "Pied Piper of Aluminum".
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:20 AM   #271
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Well Doug, red paint must weigh a lot more than we thought.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:07 PM   #272
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Interior cabinets

I have gotten a little time here and there to think about the cabinets. I am glad I didn't throw the old ones away, they will be very good for templates. At first I thought I could reuse them but decided they really are not in very good shape. The doors are not to bad and I will reuse many of them and the hardware.

I finished polishing the upper cabinets and temporarily installed them. I also framed up the new bed in back and set the old cabinets in place to get a feel for things.

We decided to go back to a wet bath so that we could keep the pantry cabinet by the stove, the extra space there will be more useful then in the bathroom.

We need to find a good deal on a frig. yet so I can finalize the curb side layout. Anyone have a good source?
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:14 PM   #273
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Propane tanks and Hitch

After 2 months away from the cruiser working on our daughters new house, I got a good day in today.
I had gone back and forth if I needed to replace the original hitch, I just didn't like the keeper and lock and after 56 years it was time. Airstream did a great job welding it on, 4 grinding wheels later it came off.

I bolted the new hitch in place,then dove into the gas tanks and regulator.
I picked up the new gas parts from Vintage Trailer Supply. Everything came together pretty well. A trip to my son in laws to weld the new hitch and fill in some old holes and the front end will be set.

I moved back inside after that and got both sides of the bathroom cut out, next up to make a new frame for the front.

Also received our new Dometic 3-way frig. a couple weeks back, so still making progress, slow but sure. I sold our SOB camper about 6 weeks ago, so we really need to get Nellie finished by spring.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:02 PM   #274
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Had a good Airstreaming weekend, built the first three cabinets on the curbside, the frig cabinet and the cabinet on either side. To dark by the time I finished to get a picture. We have about five months to get Nellie on the road.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:07 PM   #275
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Hi Doug

Are you building your cabinets new? Nice to see you moving ahead. I have been really enjoying our new shop space. Been working on the door. Im looking forward to seeing your pics
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Hey Brad

I am using a little of the old and about 75% new, quite a few different types of wood, I usually design as I go, so we'll have to see how it ends up?? I saw your Chicago camping show pictures, that looked like fun!
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:33 PM   #277
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It was a nice get away We saw the new 27' Eddie Bauer Airstream. I sure would like to remodel one of thoes. I like the design as I go approach as well. Flavor of the day isnt all bad!
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #278
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Interior cabinets

Finished the second piece of counter-top tonight for the third cabinet, Nice to make some more progress. Great to have the inspiration of the airforums!

Made a recessed area above the frig for charging cell phones and laptop. Will build a matching wood panel for the top.

Cabinet by the door has an open space for shoes in the bottom area.

Next up the wardrobe cabinet.

Also worked on the Airstream barn through the holidays, framed in the loft with the old beams and installed steps to the upper level of the barn, Gained some much needed room for the Cruiser and fun project to build! Lots of room upstairs for cool camper stuff!
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:41 PM   #279
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Looking for options for refrigerator access door and upper vent or if anyone has something better? This is what I have found at vintage trailer supply:
Upper-http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Service_Vent_p/vts-955.htm
Lower door-http://www.vintagetrailersupply.com/Large_Vented_Compartment_Door_p/vts-781.htm

Both would have to be painted.
Thanks for any other ideas
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:44 PM   #280
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There is an aluminum fridge vent. I think Out of Doors has it. You will need to make the inner collar though. You just need a metal bender guy.
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