Quick note from Area 63...
we're preparing the 1958
Flying Cloud for the Restoration Rally. It has seen some progress since last year, but mostly inside and under the floor.
The topics for the hands on workshops will be centered around practical procedures that most Airstream owners with a new or vintage unit can appreciate.
we will have a hands on clinic on cabinet doors, drawers, and general assembly and repair of Airstream cabinetry.
common procedures for finishing and refinishing will me presented. A basic class on do's and dont's. A general comparison of wood finishes and their advantages and disadvantages.
Light metal fabrication
fabrication of vintage style interior window frames, perhaps vent covers, ceiling vent frames, etc. An assortment of common sheet metal tools and materials will be available for hands on fun.
basic riveting techniques, different styles of rivets, and their uses. Another hands on class, and an important one for every Airstream aficionado.
Windows and doors
another hands on for those that want to learn about restoring Hehr windows. We will have windows and materials ready for hands-on window restoration. A complete rebuild of a 1958
entry door is also scheduled ( time permitting, though)
the Flying Cloud does have interior skins now, but the basic electrical installation is still visible, and there will be a q&a on it's layout and design. Battery cable fabrication, as well as installation of converter/charger, inverter, and battery monitor are all scheduled. ( time permitting)
In addition, there are numerous classroom seminars, presentations, and all sorts of other interesting airstream centric events.
I am very excited to have the opportunity to share all of this with you.