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Old 04-09-2016, 09:01 AM   #155
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When you watch the old Airstream videos of guys putting them together or when you look at Airstream books from the 50's and 60's; Half the time the frames are elevated on cables and turned half upside down when their putting on the floors and belly pans. Looks like no care is given to having them perfectly level. Guess that is another excuse Im making for myself.
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Old 04-09-2016, 09:31 AM   #156
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Times like this I've said many many times it's only a $&&@& trailer
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Old 04-09-2016, 03:48 PM   #157
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No sh@#$#@t. If it was an airplane I probably wouldn't fly it but something Im going to pull behind me down the road. Yea…I'll do that.
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Old 04-09-2016, 03:49 PM   #158
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Im going to make this girl so shiny that know one will notice all the f@#$%%$#ups
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Old 04-09-2016, 04:17 PM   #159
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Now you got it !!!!


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Old 04-26-2016, 11:55 AM   #160
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:29 AM   #161
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shell on cruiser

Finally back at it. After 2 months of dealing with Oregon Spring and everything growing in my Orchard I got back to working on the old girl. Finally got my bride to hold the bucking bar and got her all zipped up. Had to work some magic on the rear left side where the floor didn't quite meet the shell. I ended up unscrewing the channel and letting it float out to meet the shell. Riveted it then re-attached to the floor. I think it will be fine. Still have to rivet around the wheel wells. Holes didn't match up. Next time I would do a dry fit before attaching the wheel wells to the frame. That way I would be able to line up the holes. I will have to make up some aluminum pieces and attach to wheel wells then rivet to shell. Although Im not quite finished it feels good to have her shell re-attached.
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Old 05-21-2016, 10:07 AM   #162
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Nice looking trailer! Nice job.

Yes, I think people really get hung up on that the trailer represents themselves. I guess that it does somewhat. However, I just want that trailer to have fun!

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Old 06-02-2016, 10:49 PM   #163
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Cruiser back on the road

1st time back on the road since I bought the old girl in November. Felt good to have a road worth airstream. I sealed up all the seams with Vulcum. Messy stuff and kind of time consuming. Spent 20 minutes washing her down with water to spot leaks. Happy to see she was dry….probably not the best test but the best Im going to get this time of year. Trying to come up with a good wiring plan. Im thinking of keeping everything up front under the dinette benches.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:06 AM   #164
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cruiser insulation

Just finished installing the first layer of insulation. went with Reflectix….from Lowes. Expensive stuff….$43 a roll and I used about 7. Thats for two layers. I glued the first layer on with Gorilla glue. very sticky stuff…don't let it drop in your hair. I ordered up a all in one Converter/ac/dc panel, a marinco 30amp outlet, 12/2 romex and about 1000 ft of 14gauge wire. After I wire the trailer I will install the second layer of insulation.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:12 AM   #165
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door on cruiser

Started working on the door. Has anybody had a problem with the door closing?
With new 3/4 subfloor and a piece of aluminum flashing my door barely clears. Im thinking about bamboo flooring on top of that and I don't know the best way to approach this issue. Any insight would be great.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:18 AM   #166
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It's looking great!! And by the way nice barn or shed you are working in.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:48 AM   #167
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I seem to remember a post by Minno that he cut a notch in the plywood floor for the threshold. I don't recall if it was for clearance of the screen door (newer style door) or to inset the metal threshold. You might want to touch base with him. I couldn't find his post.
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1st time back on the road since I bought the old girl in November. Felt good to have a road worth airstream. I sealed up all the seams with Vulcum. Messy stuff and kind of time consuming. Spent 20 minutes washing her down with water to spot leaks. Happy to see she was dry….probably not the best test but the best Im going to get this time of year. Trying to come up with a good wiring plan. Im thinking of keeping everything up front under the dinette benches.
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