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Old 10-05-2013, 05:45 AM   #1317
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For those that will understand this... I was able to play GTA5 for about an hour in the evening with my eyepatch on before I exhausted my angst ... Car jacking, car chases, shooting, mayhem and chaos!
Sounds like a normal day in LA or a day in the Capitol according to the news!
In the digital world it was a fun distraction, as working on a computer in 2D is fine with my eye condition as it is.

Anyway, I will have some updates on the Airstream soon... been doing a few little things, and have some pics to post.[/QUOTE]

Wishing you better days mate.

As for the GTA5 and reality........well they say "reality will allways top fantasy, no matter how depraved fantasy gets". Case in point....bet you can't steal an Airstream Classic on GTA5,.

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Old 10-05-2013, 03:06 PM   #1318
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I did see an old Foretravel style Motorhome today.... and stole it.
It was slow, and handled like a pig... so I drove it off a cliff...
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Old 10-05-2013, 06:57 PM   #1319
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Hope the eyes are better! I personally would rather have needles in the eye than play GTA5!
Looking fwd to more posts....as has been said, I (we) need the inspiration!
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:40 AM   #1320
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What is more frustrating is other peoples lack of progress....

I am going over there today to check on everything, and take some measurements for Derek...
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:54 PM   #1321
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Lack of progress

[QUOTE=Keyair;1363942]What is more frustrating is other peoples lack of progress....

You aren't talking about my lack of progress are you? p
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Old 10-07-2013, 03:56 PM   #1322
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LOL, no.... but are you feeling guilty too?
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:35 PM   #1323
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LOL, no.... but are you feeling guilty too?
Yep! How is your eye? p
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Old 10-07-2013, 06:18 PM   #1324
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LOL,
Eye is ongoing. The second round of injections might work the Doc hopes, but if not its surgery in November to seal the leaking vessel.
Seems that my eye and the Airstream have more in common than I first thought... both leak where they shouldn't!

I was over at the MH today with the GF, we locked it all down in anticipation of the rain forecast this week.

We also put the new interior AC covers we got from Dean(Dadstoy), and Derek(CrazyVW)!

Thanks Guys!
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #1325
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LOL,
Eye is ongoing. The second round of injections might work the Doc hopes, but if not its surgery in November to seal the leaking vessel.
Seems that my eye and the Airstream have more in common than I first thought... both leak where they shouldn't!

I was over at the MH today with the GF, we locked it all down in anticipation of the rain forecast this week.

We also put the new interior AC covers we got from Dean(Dadstoy), and Derek(CrazyVW)!

Thanks Guys!
You're welcome Steve! Oh, and not feeling guilty myself as I sit here in the MH tonight at the ranch. All is done! Well, that's a bit of a white lie since owning an Airstream is a never ending task! I love this time of year here, 80 degree weather. I'm still cleaning up from another successful Burning Man. Wishing that Alex and I could make our annual trip to Yosemite next month, but politics seems to have gotten in the way this year!
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:02 AM   #1326
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Nice!
We I hope you have time for another report on BM... I enjoyed the last one!

I must be weird... I kinda look forward to rain... we have not had any since May I think.. I go to the Airstream and sit inside listen and looking for leaks... I did a bunch of sealing in the last year and I want to know if I was successful!
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The only thing better than knowing your sealing attempts were successful is knowing that should another leak appear, it doesn't matter, as the flooring material you used is impervious to water.

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Old 10-15-2013, 10:38 AM   #1328
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The only thing better than knowing your sealing attempts were successful is knowing that should another leak appear, it doesn't matter, as the flooring material you used is impervious to water.

Cheers
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Refresh me on what you used?

A quick update...
Had to make some space in my garage and clear out some stuff that might get hurt by Welding or grinding sparks...
Just because the Airstream is on a slower track for a bit, doesn't mean there is nothing going on!
The Range Rover seats fell into that category, so I loaded them up and took them back for a quick test fit and storage...

Made a template of the seat pedestal, and figured out the best way to mount the new seat...
Now I can cut the steel and fab up the interface bracket.

Some teaser pics...





The seat is sitting too low, and I will need to lift it about 4", but the size looks good, and my goodness they will be more comfortable than what was there. A recolor to a tan or mocha is in the works too.
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The seat is sitting too low, and I will need to lift it about 4", but the size looks good, and my goodness they will be more comfortable than what was there. A recolor to a tan or mocha is in the works too.
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Original chassis gets delivered with a box with parts needed for completion maybe you can use space for parts too.

Happy to see your posts that solutions for your eye are available, years ago experienced temporary blinding due to dust with insecticide and sun exposure, gave me a better insight to sight loss, now I feel worse after doing something that I didn't take enough precautions to protect the eyes.
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Thanks for the well wishes etc.

Well, things are just not getting better for now.
Eye pressure was too high, so drops to control that, and awaiting surgery plan. With the holidays so close, it was just not possible to get the timing together, so we are looking at the next month.

Its sooo frustrating... some days are better than others with the vision. Even computer use is limited.... today is better so...

Update time!


Not much direct AS progress, but some updates on stuff I have been up to with help...

My Alfa needs new carpets, interior and details...
My mother was over from England and helped me with the selection, testing and purchase of an Industrial Sewing machine. She is an Seamstress and artisan for 60years plus... It where I get my genes from! Always wanted one and admired what trimmers do.
The longer term plan will be to retrim the AS to my personal tastes, so its connected!
Anyway, the new tool is a Cutsew CS-206, which is a rebadged Consew 206rb1. Its an industrial strength compound feed walking foot machine, that is well respected, and capable of sewing leather up to 3/8th thick if needed.
It was in great shape and already has an new 1/2hp servo motor.




Its a beast, so we changed the pulley down to a smaller one for less speed and more torque and control...


My mother began laying down some nice test stitches...
Vinyl...


Really thick leather...


Then she showed me how to make a parking brake gaiter...
After stitching the 2 leather halves together face to face...


Then opened out and French stitched with contrasting thread that matches the upholstery in the alfa....


She even showed me the basics of fancy stitching...


Then showed me how to bind carpet edges....
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