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Old 01-28-2014, 07:47 AM   #435
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Derek,
When I redid all the seats including the sofa, took out the top and bottom cushion. Leaving the frame with the sides in place was only four bolts. Never tried to remove the sides as I did not recover the leather because of it's good condition. With the sofa extended, the four bolts are easy to get to from under the cushion attaching frame to the mechanism and motor.
Hope to see you in April as I will be at Lazy days 4/3 for 3 nites.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:23 PM   #436
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Hi Raveson,

Busy, Busy, Busy here. 10 1/2 hour days, not a lot of extra time, especially when I get one day a week off. This week I did get two days! Will call soon though. Look forward to seeing you and your lovely wife in April.

Was able to get up on the roof again today. This tar-based roofing paint is being really stubborn. On my 2nd can of Methyl Chloride removing this stuff. Anyhow, it's really getting down to the wire. Will definitely be awake with the sun on Sunday, trying to get the Kool-O-Matic removed so I can finally install new Fantastic Fan, and maybe, just maybe, get 1st coat of White Reflective paint. Plan on adding some Micro-Glass beads to paint as well. Read lots of great things about the glass beads. Will report in on the final result.
Too much sunburn today to get to front clearance lights, I'll hopefully have SunScreen and time this coming Sunday!
More to come, Derek
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Old 02-09-2014, 05:54 PM   #437
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Sundays Progress

somedays I'm just able to get lots done on the Airstream, and today was one of them. Finally, got the upper streetside cabinet re-installed. I'll think twice before taking one of those things down again. Able to FINALLY get the 2nd Air Conditioner fully installed. Makes it a great day when you have the tools you need!, Isoloator completely installed, will do a couple of wiring checks, and see if I can get the BEAST started on Wednesday. Maybe take the ol girl out for a spin in her 'new shoes'....
WHEW! Took several different sets of hands and muscle to get upper cabinet re-installed. Geez, I'll think twice before pulling one of the upper cabinets again. Did find out that the metal railing just above windows NEVER had ANY rivets. Another project!
never knew what I was missing out not having hydraulic crimper before.....
and maybe went a bit overkill on the connectors, but it's what I had and figuring copper will be a better conductor than aluminum. Will get heat shrink on there soon.
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:19 PM   #438
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Has anyone ever noticed that 5 bottom cleats on Classic doorframe are Phillips screws, NOT rivets like rest of door frame? Anyone have rivets at every spot?
Wondering if u should leave well enough alone, or pull screws and use Olympic rivets?Attachment 203943
For some reason all of the rigs seem to have screws in those locations. I figure airstream did it for a reason.

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Old 02-09-2014, 06:27 PM   #439
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Brad,
Keyair (Steve) seems to think there are screws there because it's impossible to have someone on the other side of the skin when installing Olympic rivets. That make any sense?

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Old 02-09-2014, 07:20 PM   #440
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I'll think twice before pulling one of the upper cabinets again.

Why did you pull out the cabinets? I am planning on doing away with mine on the passenger side since I am going to pull euro reclining chains there. Add, I keep fricken knocking my head every tie I go over to that side!!
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:33 PM   #441
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I keep fricken knocking my head every time I go over to that side!!
Too late to knock some sense into you...
You already bought TWO Airstreams so far!
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Keyair (Steve) seems to think there are screws there because it's impossible to have someone on the other side of the skin when installing Olympic rivets. That make any sense?

Thanks, Derek
That's a good ppoint about access although I'm assuming he meant buck rivets.
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Yes Brad, that's what I was meaning, but since the inner skins were installed with pop rivets, that made no sense either...
The original conversation Derek and I had was about that area below the lower body side molding on the exterior door frame... its all Phillips head screws and that was my best guess... that you could not get the buck in there to reach the back... but why not use pops...
I have no clue...
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Yes Brad, that's what I was meaning, but since the inner skins were installed with pop rivets, that made no sense either...
The original conversation Derek and I had was about that area below the lower body side molding on the exterior door frame... its all Phillips head screws and that was my best guess... that you could not get the buck in there to reach the back... but why not use pops...
I have no clue...
What it they were put there to some how take tension after installing the the door frame like tuning screws. Maybe slightly torquing the door one way or the other for proper alignment.
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Dave,

Upper cabinet behind Driver's seat had the uprights pulled loose from the top board. Had tried to to some repairs with the upper cabinet in place, but not successful. Easy enough to remove, what a complete PITA to reinstall.
Wasn't thinking, should've made a couple of patterns for Keyair so at some point, he could attempt constructing wood upper cabinets.

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Thanks! I have the same issue but had planned to used a 2x4 and bottle jack to close the gap with some wood glue then toe screw across joint.

I am trying to avoid removing that cabinet. I have to remove the one on the other side to facilitate out new floor plan/layout.

Definitely take pics of the transmission change!
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Inside behind stove area in my 345, I have a 110v switch, going down, a 110v outlet, and then a 12v switch. Anyone tell me what 12v switch is for?
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I think on mine I have some under cabinet lights... and that is the switch...
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