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Old 04-22-2012, 07:31 PM   #421
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Shocks, axel, Brakes and Welding

Busy day, worked on repairing/welding the frame for installing the shocks. Made some adjustments to the axle and brakes and welded the hitch on permanent. Also filled in 58 years of miscellaneous holes in the tongue of the trailer, should look much better when painted now. Sliced one of my knuckles off working on the axle but thought I would spare you the pictures of that. My helper Jake our golden retriever must think it is a good idea to eat my safety equipment, face shield today and safety glasses last week.

Also had a few minutes for fun stuff and installed a reading light for the misses.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:27 PM   #422
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It's really coming together Tinman.

I hope to see it in person someday.

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Old 04-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #423
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It's really coming together Tinman.

I hope to see it in person someday.

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WE hope to meet many airstreamers down the road and to cover many miles with Nellie! Lots of adventures ahead!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #424
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Doug, All looking good. wish my chassis looked as good as yours. mine is pitted from years of neglect. greg
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you dampeners are on the outside of your chassis. mine are on the inside, into the underbelly. which one is correct or is there no rule.
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #426
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you dampeners are on the outside of your chassis. mine are on the inside, into the underbelly. which one is correct or is there no rule.
I just put mine back where they were, didn't even think about if that was correct or not? I hope they work ok, the tanks and plumbing would be in the way if they were on the inside, I hope your set up works for you.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:10 AM   #427
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Hitch finished!

Got the tanks and tongue painted and put back together last night. When sanding all the layers of paint off I found some numbers on the frame, do they mean anything?
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My old 56 had the original serial number stamped on the front tongue. How does it match vs your plate?
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #429
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My old 56 had the original serial number stamped on the front tongue. How does it match vs your plate?
I checked Steve and the numbers don't match?

After reading a few posts about wheels coming off newly finished trailerswhile going 60mph I decided to replace the original wheel studs. One was partly stripped already and the originals seemed a little short for the new aluminum wheels anyway. Easier in the driveway then on the side of the highway!
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I checked Steve and the numbers don't match?
I had the same type of numbers, and they were completely arbitrary. I believe it was 5 digits, and they didn't correlate to any form of a date, serial, or number that I knew of related to Knight. Probably just some tracking number for the trailer bases, maybe correlated to an Order # or Dealership #, etc.
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:36 PM   #431
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Shower pan and Curtains

Brought the Cruiser to where I work this weekend so I could use the metal shop and build the shower pan and bathroom floor. Also stopped at the upholsterers shop so he could measure the cushions and should have those in about a week or so.

Mrs. Tinman has been working on the curtains, our first camping weekend is coming up just 3 weeks so the push is on!

Also towed Nellie on a 90 mile round trip to pick up a small round vintage table. She towed very well, only problem was I drove into very heavy rain, no leaks from the windows but did have a pretty good leak from the refrigerator vents, rain and 65 mph don't mix well, not sure what I can do about the vents except tape them up??
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Nice shower pan. You did all the fabrication yourself on it?

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That shower pan is SWEET! Any further details?
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I love your shower pan Doug. You do awesome work. Jennifer and I are looking forward to seeing Nellie in a few weeks. Looking forward to joining you for part of the weekend
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