Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-30-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 50
Replacing Argosy MH galvanized endcaps. . .

Hypothetically speaking, couldn't one replace the galvanized front and rear "caps" on an Argosy MH with Airstream aluminum sections? If so, what would the proper "donor" Airstream(s) be? Any ideas on the availabilty and pricing on said sections?
__________________

__________________
TheGanzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 11:50 AM   #2
Still Working
 
smily's Avatar
 
1994 36' Classic 36
North Charleston , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,651
Images: 19
Knee jerk reaction

It would probably be easier and MUUUUUUCH cheaper to just get the whole Airstream.

besides, it really was an Airstream you wanted right?
__________________

__________________
smily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 12:00 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,793
Images: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGanzman
Hypothetically speaking, couldn't one replace the galvanized front and rear "caps" on an Argosy MH with Airstream aluminum sections?
I don't think there are the supports needed to switch out the steel end caps for aluminum segments. Aluminum is not nearly as rigid as the formed steel...

Nice idea though ~

Shari
__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 12:14 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
Paint Em Silver.
__________________
1966 Overlander
AIR #005
Please visit our blogs and web pages:
OUR AIRSTREAM PASSION! BLOG
RESTORING AN AIRSTREAM
Our AIRSTREAM and TIN CAN TOURIST Rallys
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 12:52 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 50
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by smily
It would probably be easier and MUUUUUUCH cheaper to just get the whole Airstream.

besides, it really was an Airstream you wanted right?
Well, show me a 20' Airstream Motorhome and I'll buy one, doncha know. . .

I'll probably end up painting the endcaps silver; j'es a few guys talkin' out loud. . .
__________________
TheGanzman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 01:10 PM   #6
_
 
. , .
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 8,812
hi ganzaman and others

i like the steel caps.....they certainly take bumps better. as i recall the earliest as mohos were also made with steel caps and may have been produced in the same versailles plant........i'm sure someone will correct this if i'm wrong.....but i think versailles was on the titles and id badge for the earliest units.

anyway another option would be to cover the steel caps with alum skin and rivets if it's the look you are after....i know dis similar metals/galvanic issues but not if a small insulating layer is used or the rivet holes are coated....

then there is still the issue of painted/unpainted.....as used a silver for a year that looks like bare skin from a distance...aluminum skin that is.

just a thought

cheers
2air'
__________________
2airishuman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2005, 06:32 PM   #7
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
The first couple of years' production of Airstream motor homes had the steel end caps. The first year they looked just like an Argosy motor home, the second year, they were painted silver. By the third year they had aluminum segments on the ends.
So, if you really, really, REALLY wanted it to look like an Airstream motor home, you could paint the thing silver, and install some Airstream badges on it. It would definitely be a one of a kind.
See how long it takes before someone figures out what you did...
__________________

__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Argosy Motorhome Manual & Brochures WANTED Rik Argosy Motorhomes 28 05-22-2017 12:45 PM
Stripping an Argosy CHRIS CANNON Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 8 05-11-2017 05:42 PM
confused Argosy newbie Dave Cole All Argosy Trailers 23 09-15-2006 10:36 PM
New Argosy owner! barbwire All Argosy Trailers 33 04-15-2003 08:14 PM
1985 Argosy MH???? ViewRVs Airstream Motorhome Forums 8 03-21-2002 08:39 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.