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Old 03-19-2015, 09:40 PM   #85
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Sorry to revive an older thread but I'm wanting to finally repair the two left lower segments of the rear endcap of my 28' classic motorhome. Being in Canada there are limited options for used parts, let alone new parts.

Ideally I would like used panels to match the patina of the rest of the motorhome and hopefully be a reduced cost. Also from what I've read when the decision comes to polish out the aluminum is simpler and has better results.

Does any one know of any airstream salvage yards or airstream motorhomes being parted out from Arizona on up the pacific coast as I have a family member traveling in the states at the moment.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:26 PM   #86
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Try calling Ed.

Ed Underberg Sr. If Ed does not have parts, ask if he can locate?
Arizona RV Salvage Inc.
1-877-824-8242

Also There's a guy in Chicago whom is parting out a 77 Argosy. His name is Carmen 815) 675-6008 Airstream and Argosy parts are similar. It worked for me.

Parting out a 28' Airstream in Virginia Ginger 336) 843-4671
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Old 03-20-2015, 05:30 AM   #87
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Sorry to revive an older thread but I'm wanting to finally repair the two left lower segments of the rear endcap of my 28' classic motorhome. Being in Canada there are limited options for used parts, let alone new parts.

Ideally I would like used panels to match the patina of the rest of the motorhome and hopefully be a reduced cost. Also from what I've read when the decision comes to polish out the aluminum is simpler and has better results.

Does any one know of any airstream salvage yards or airstream motorhomes being parted out from Arizona on up the pacific coast as I have a family member traveling in the states at the moment.
Having replaced the panels in question, I would never attempt this job using used panels. The job is difficult enough with new panels. If you do it yourself, consider leaving the window in place and slipping the new panels under the window after carefully fitting the panel. This will save you from another slew of issues.
Shipping is another issue. It would be best to have them shipped to a local dealer and inspect them before accepting them. If they get shipped to your house, have the delivery person wait until you inspect them. Do not accept a closed box.
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When your repair was made did you use olympic rivets from the outside or did you pull off the interior panels and use new buck rivets?

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Having replaced the panels in question, I would never attempt this job using used panels. The job is difficult enough with new panels. If you do it yourself, consider leaving the window in place and slipping the new panels under the window after carefully fitting the panel. This will save you from another slew of issues.
Shipping is another issue. It would be best to have them shipped to a local dealer and inspect them before accepting them. If they get shipped to your house, have the delivery person wait until you inspect them. Do not accept a closed box.
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Old 03-21-2015, 03:15 AM   #89
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When your repair was made did you use olympic rivets from the outside or did you pull off the interior panels and use new buck rivets?
Your Motorhome interior was built from the rear forward. Good luck with getting to the interior to use buck rivets.
I used Olympic Rivets without a washer, since the washers will disintegrate over time, whereas vulkem used properly is permanent.
Others may disagree with using olympic rivets, but in my experience the key to success is cleanliness:
1.Complete all fitting and drilling with the protective sheeting on the new panels.
2.Carefully remove all metal shavings and debris after fitting the panels with clecos
3. Clean the interior of the panels of the oil residue with mineral spirits
4. Don't be shy with the use of Vulkem, but use Masking tape to protect the new panels, since you need to pull the protective sheeting before setting the rivets.

In case you are wondering what it looks like under all the shininess
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Does anyone have any experience with refurbishing the steering wheel? My leather wrap spoke wheel is due.

I'd rather rebuild or replace as it has gone beyond simple recover.

I'm removing it to reduce the turn signal switch and wonder if anyone has ideas.

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Old 04-27-2015, 09:39 AM   #91
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try Ebay.

search for 9 hole steering wheel.

I've seen them advertised there, 9 hole, 16" diameter.

Let me know if it works, I need one soon too.

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Glen,

My 240 is all original. My steering wheel center cap shows VIP and not the airstream logo. My serial number is 001, which might be the reason why it does not have the airstream logo.
Airstream probably used remaining parts from the Argosy line.

Here is the VIP link.

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Just posting the link to seller's ebay store for a 310 being broken down in Utah. I grabbed a side window that I needed. Price was reasonable, and the transaction went smoothly.

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Just posting the link to seller's ebay store for a 310 being broken down in Utah. I grabbed a side window that I needed. Price was reasonable, and the transaction went smoothly.



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I just picked up the driver side cockpit slider and a streetside bedroom slider. Excited to have working Windows!
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Glad to hear you scored some missing parts. I posted this with your "to do" list in mind. Nothing better than working windows!!
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:40 AM   #97
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Had an accident in November 2009 in our 1981 Classic 28ft. The right side was scraped, punched, etc but there were parts we have used on our 1992 345Le classic we bought in March 2010. We kept the salvage after insurance totaled it.

I am in Ennis, Texas.
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Van, do you still have 1981 Classic 28 footer parts?
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For the select few, a diesel pusher Land Yacht being parted out in Austin:
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