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Old 08-19-2009, 05:28 AM   #113
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Awesome Doug! I can't wait to see the Cruiser Port when it is complete.

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Old 08-19-2009, 05:51 PM   #114
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Day three For Barn

Harder working today on the barn, it rained last night, so the site was pretty muddy. It kept sprinkling through the morning and we finally stopped for lunch, the wall framing was done and ready for trusses to go up. It was good that we stopped because shortly after lunch it started raining pretty hard and tornado warnings and stronger winds came up, so no trusses today, tomorrow is another day, it was nice to get a little thou. Jan made us some great cinnamon rolls and lunch and also is the main photographer.
It is hard to see a big piece of equipment sitting still waiting for nice weather.

Its been a lot of fun working with family and friends on this project.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:48 AM   #115
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So here I sit @1:40 a.m. not sleeping, too excited for day 4 and hoping that the rain holds off tomorrow and the trusses go up, also I see I gained a rivet yesterday:=).
Pray for a safe and dry day tomorrow.
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:08 AM   #116
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It's looking great Doug!
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Old 08-21-2009, 04:33 PM   #117
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Day four Trusses and mud and rain

We managed to get the trusses up yesterday, even though it rained. The cruiser barn is taking shape, it will have plenty of room to lift the top off the next one and leave it hanging from the ceiling or room if we get a small motor home in the future. I think my arms are about to fall off after pounding in all those big pole barn nails,and not done yet
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:17 PM   #118
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Mostly framed

The Barn is 3/4 of the way framed up now, a lot of the bracing is in and I can start to take the temporary bracing off the outside now. The roof steel is coming tomorrow and if it does not rain this weekend I can start putting that on. Had A little trouble with the radio and crane, the crane won. Dad came over to inspect the 2nd floor, all he could say is that it was a long way up.So far he is letting it pas inspection.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:47 PM   #119
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The Cruiser Port Roof

I had a pretty relaxing weekend working on barn by myself and managed to get half the roof on and a few other little things. Soon the cruiser will have a dry spot to rest, they say on the vap that all airstreams leak but I hope the new barn won't.
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Old 09-06-2009, 08:47 AM   #120
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Getting all caught up on your posts this morning. The barn looks fabulous! I always look forward to seeing your progress pics. I am working on the '64 today, and hope you are able to work today as well. The weather is great!
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Old 09-06-2009, 06:00 PM   #121
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Barn progress

Thanks Tim,
My son and I took a day off to go kayaking up north, it was a perfect day for that too. I just got back to work a couple hours ago, I have got about 5 sheets of steel left to finish the roof, hope to be done this weekend. It will be nice to keep the inside of the barn a little dryer, it took two weeks for it to dry out from the last rain.I did get the roof on the coupala done on Saturday morning, I finally did put on the safety harness to finish that, the top of that was getting a little past my comfort zone
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Old 09-06-2009, 07:10 PM   #122
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just found this thread. I've got a 54 Liner I'm planning on starting on next year, after I finish up the other Airstreams (yes, I've got the disease, too).

Quick question, how did you make the curved C Channel? I've done a shell off on a 59 and the C channel is completely different. It seems all the pics of the 54s I've seen had little 2 inch segments, not a continuous piece like my 59 did.

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Old 09-06-2009, 07:35 PM   #123
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Hi Jordan,
Nice to see you here, I have been watching your projects over the last year also, you do nice work and yes you do have the sickness bad:-) As far as the c channel I bent up 2 L shaped pieces 11/2" x 11/2" and then notched the bottom part, bending one for the outside and one for the inside,I thought it worked pretty well, better than the separate pieces.
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Old 09-07-2009, 04:29 PM   #124
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Last of the roof steel



Finished up the roof metal today, very nice to be done that. Now I can move on to the sides. Pretty soon the cruiser will be safe and dry.
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Old 12-26-2009, 07:51 PM   #125
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The barn is 95% done

It has been a while since I have been on here, it's been a busy fall. We did manage to get the barn pretty well enclosed, except for the doors on the north end. A friend of mine has a saw mill and is cutting some wide pine planks for the doors. At least the airstream is under cover after 55 yrs outside. The barn is still cold but at least it is dry.

After the first of the year I plan to start taking the windows out and replacing the gaskets, cranks and screens.That is the one of the things I have not been looking forward too, so I thought I should just get to it.

With all the commitments in life we did not think we would have the cruiser on the road this summer so we picked up a temporary camper to camp in, it also needs some work, the previous owner hit something and broke up the cabinets inside pretty well but not to bad of fix. It is probably a sin to have a picture of it on here but it does have a aluminum frame:-) We can't miss another summer of camping. As much as we would like to be in The cruiser this summer, that project is just going to take a while, a lot longer than a person thinks but still a lot of fun and quite a conversation piece.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:32 PM   #126
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Now that looks good. Nice to have it tucked away out of the weather so you can actually work on it regardless of what is happeing outside.

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