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Old 09-15-2011, 05:53 PM   #99
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When you've had a coach for twenty years, and she has never let you down in an embarrassing situation, one tends to give the old dear a "pat and a feel".
Definitely can understand on the 'pat and a feel'. I've got a 1964 Buick Skylark convertible, that I've owned for the past 27 years. She still looks great, and every now and then, I'll pull the cover off of her, just for a 'pat and a feel', lol......
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:05 PM   #100
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Hi Derek,

You've got a good eye. There was a thin belt-line molding just above the red stripe that covered the seam where the upper and lower skins overlap. I initially removed it to simplify the polishing. It was my intention to re-install it, but I'm starting to like the "smooth" look and may leave it off (yes I will have some holes to fill). Any future polishing or annual maintenance will certainly be easier without it.
At the moment, this moho is more of a design project than anything else. I think enjoy the tinkering more than the traveling.
I also don't have any attached awnings, so I'm going with the minimalist / streamlined / light weight concept. I'd love to get rid of the bulky sideview mirrors and convert to cameras, and even design something to "fair in" the roof top A/C units for improved aerodynamics, and incorporate some solar panels and overhead driving lights. There's no end in sight!

...... and I am familiar with "the silly grin".

Charly.
Hi Charly,

Noticed on the Airstream.com website, that Airstream offers Rivets for sale. Don't know if they're expensive or not, but figure $2.00 for 50 rivets isn't that bad, of course, there's always the shipping to deal with. Like you, I really like the belt-line molding removed. Trying to decide what I'm going to do, once I want to start polishing. My moho was parked close to salty water, here in St Pete, FL, so there's some parts that look like they salt and aluminum didn't like each other much.....
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:08 PM   #101
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When you've had a coach for twenty years, and she has never let you down in an embarrassing situation, one tends to give the old dear a "pat and a feel".
Hey Mike,

Maybe once "we've" been together for 20 years or so, but "mine" embarrassed me TWICE on our "first date". I do have to admit though that I've NEVER laughed harder while broken down on the road side, twice on the same day. I had a best friend along for the trip to pick it up in Albany and bring it home to Cape Cod. We still roar about it.

Is it OK to admit here that I have recently spent a lot of time caressing its freshly polished skin? I knew you'd understand.

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:33 PM   #102
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Crazee,

I'm not sure what type of rivets you're referring to. I believe, but I'm not certain, that the only kind that will work (without having access from the inside as well) would be the Olympic rivets for which you need the $200 rivet shaving attachment for your drill. I've used them, and they do look original when finished.

If you are apprehensive about the potential results you might achieve through polishing, you might start with a test on the worst, most inconspicuous spot you can find. With enough cutting, you can get rid of almost any surface blemish. I found that the areas of surface oxidation due to failed clear coat polished up quite easily. It's the deep scratches that are tough. Once you've seen what's involved, you can decide if you want to continue. Good luck.

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Old 09-15-2011, 09:02 PM   #103
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Our 345, our home without wheels behind it...Octane, wish you had dropped on by...maybe next summer???...
Heeeey , what a wasted opportunity.
I was convinced it was just someone passing by
in that MH.

Maybe next year !

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I spotted this MH in Key West and the rum trailor too! ;-)
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Surfing the net and found this.

Let the page load and then drop down about 10 or 12 frames to "Barry's Mothership".

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Old 10-09-2011, 10:10 AM   #106
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Surfing the net and found this.

Let the page load and then drop down about 10 or 12 frames to "Barry's Mothership".

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Old 10-09-2011, 12:06 PM   #107
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Heeeey , what a wasted opportunity.
I was convinced it was just someone passing by
in that MH.

Maybe next year !

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must be a wholelottafun going up these mountains in
your MH !?
Fairly slow going up...10-25 mph...now coming down the other side...that's a whole different beast...BTW, our tranny AUTOMATICALLY shifts into 2nd gear from 1st at about 3300 rpm...a real thrill the first time you get to experience that on a 7%+ grade going around a curve
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Is it OK to admit here that I have recently spent a lot of time caressing its freshly polished skin? I knew you'd understand.
It's o.k., I had just waxed Bess today and a guy wandered by and said, "Good Kitty". I gave Bess a pat on her rear.
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This Beauty was in the same storage yard as me....
But now its gone... just gone!
I was hoping, the owner would turn up on the Forum here...
Unusually, its painted all over... yesr that is silver metalic with clearcoat on top

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Old 10-10-2011, 05:55 AM   #110
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This Beauty was in the same storage yard as me....
But now its gone... just gone!
I was hoping, the owner would turn up on the Forum here...
Unusually, its painted all over... yesr that is silver metalic with clearcoat on top

Steve,
Is that a 'home-made' For Sale sign in the back window? Maybe we'll see this on the forum if it's been sold.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:25 AM   #111
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It belongs to Andy and Nina and their son Levi from Raleigh. I gave them airforums info and hope to see them here soon.

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Steve,
Is that a 'home-made' For Sale sign in the back window? Maybe we'll see this on the forum if it's been sold.
I looked again at the picture, and its the bedroom lampshade...
With hindsight, I should have left a note...

3 spaces down from me is this 76 Trailer...
So I left a note on it...
Kinda sad... Needs some TLC...
Now that would look COOL towed behind my 345!
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