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Old 01-23-2008, 09:06 AM   #15
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Gypsy - cool - belly pan work - - - - yes we will have room and tools and I'm sure a lot of opinions on the best approach to just about everything - Airstream and non Airstream... I've got to get my belly pan on too - so we may have two belly pans to work on - let me know if you need help finding material.

We will have two Bambis to work on - the other one needs some floor work.

Just a thought - we can make it a long weekend if folks want to work on trailers.

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A long weekend would be great. I don't think I need material if we can get just a little to do some "patches" over some pitted or rubbed off spots where the pan hits the frame at the outside edges.

Maybe a list of supplies people can bring to help would be excellent!
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:27 AM   #16
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Gypsy - the campground has a nice big room that holds 40-50 folks that we can congregate in and is where will do our slide show of a rebuild.

Our plan is see who is coming, what projects they want to see/complete, then at that point will put a list together of what to bring. In your case you will need to bring some aluminum for your belly. I know I'll need some ACX plywood for floor repairs (unless someone has easy access to marine - but I don't think its necessary) I know I need to bring my compressor, air hammer, my really cool air riveter (love to play with that one) and various other tools.

So let us know what you want to see or accomplish and we can start putting a list together...

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Old 01-23-2008, 09:41 AM   #17
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67 overlander for strip and polish

I would offer up my 67 overlander for stripping and polishing. I do not have the buffers as of yet, but will plan on buying one by then. I am not yet a member, am local and will join FCU if I become a member of the Wally World.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:54 AM   #18
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Perfect! Because we just had a volunteer to demonstrate and teach polishing - if for any reason you don't get your polishers, we will have some there.

Plan to get dirty! And bring your grungies

The campground has good showers!

Will also plan to do a big feast - will all be working up a good appetite.


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Gypsy - the campground has a nice big room that holds 40-50 folks that we can congregate in and is where will do our slide show of a rebuild.

I know I need to bring my compressor, air hammer, my really cool air riveter (love to play with that one) and various other tools.

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Ken J. Do not need to work on our trailer but I am interested in learning. Carolyn has already said " you don't need another Airsream to fix-up!"

What tools/equipment would be of general use - air compressor (120V), air drill, air lines, extension cords (50, 100 Ft) power tools??? Not too far to haul from Lamy. Drop me a PM with what y'all might need.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:48 PM   #20
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Polishing

Hi Joe,
I am in ABQ also and just polished a 1961 26' Overlander International last year. See picture.
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:57 PM   #21
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Does this look like a project?

Took this picture a couple of days ago.
I don't think Airstreams are supposed to grow ice stalagtites.

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Old 01-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #22
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Took this picture a couple of days ago.
I don't think Airstreams are supposed to grow ice stalagtites.



Did you get a new stabilizer jack?
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Old 01-23-2008, 04:02 PM   #23
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Now isn't that interesting...... I don't think, not totally sure though, thats supposed to be doing that.

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That can't be good. Are you giving a demonstration on how to make your own stabilizer jacks?

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bad sign

I take it as a bad sign. I am sure the stalagtite will go away in the spring but something tells me there will still be a problem.

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Now isn't that interesting...... I don't think, not totally sure though, thats supposed to be doing that.

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thanks I don't see getting much done on the trailer this winter (my priority is skiing) so this rally should kick start things for me. I am wondering what to get supply wise...compound, buffer pads, towels, stripper.....
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ken,count me in ,i may volunteer my 1974 tradewind 25' for something ----------butch
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compound, buffer pads, towels, stripper

Joe,
Ken J has had more polishing experience than I have, so you could put your questions to him.

I got my supplies from the online catalog at Perfectpolish.com
Catalog

I used Removall 220 as the stripper and Nuvite F7 as the polishing compound. One pound will almost do a badly oxidized 26'.
There is a lot of talk about the Cyclo polisher, but I went the cheap route with a 1/2" electric drill and the
Compounding Kit 2) Compounding Pads, (1) Backing Plate, (1) Pad Cleaner

After about 60 hours of mindless work, I decided the finish was good enough for me. Purists will redo the entire trailer with a finer grade polish. It all depends on how much of a perfectionist you are.
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