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Old 03-06-2012, 06:28 PM   #435
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My bulk head fittings came in for the air compressor so I installed them today.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:02 PM   #436
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I built a cover to put in front of the wiper wash tank mainly so the tank wouldn't show through the grill.
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Old 03-08-2012, 01:26 AM   #437
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New to the forum here. Long time admirer of Airstreams. I haven't purchased an RV yet but seeing this thread and following it through makes me sure I do want a classic. You've put a lot of work into yours and it shows. The classic factor can't be replicated for any amount in a new MH. The connection with your dad through this is great to read about.
Thanks for posting and keeping us all apprised of a fantastic journey.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:25 PM   #438
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Dean , It's looking really good. I noticed your coolant overflow bottle.
Is there somewhere on-line that I can use to get this? I have seen it but just wondered where the best place is that is not a AS dealer. You have the bracket also , does this hook on anywhere special or did you make a mounting somewhere?
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I built a cover to put in front of the wiper wash tank mainly so the tank wouldn't show through the grill.
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How much for a 2nd one???
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How much for a 2nd one???
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Derek, this is all I have left in sheet metal. I could probably make one to cover a cigarette pack! LOL!
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:25 AM   #441
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Dean , It's looking really good. I noticed your coolant overflow bottle.
Is there somewhere on-line that I can use to get this? I have seen it but just wondered where the best place is that is not a AS dealer. You have the bracket also , does this hook on anywhere special or did you make a mounting somewhere?
Thanks! I got mine at O'Rielly Auto Parts. It's a universal tank and this one is available from a lot of suppliers. I think it was 345BILL that got on first and posted about it. They make too sizes, I got the larger one. It's about 13 bucks. I think the OEM tank price is outrageous. I think this one will work just fine! It comes with a bracket and I mounted it in the same location as the stock tank. The bracket is very universal as well.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...nk+-+universal
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:36 AM   #442
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New to the forum here. Long time admirer of Airstreams. I haven't purchased an RV yet but seeing this thread and following it through makes me sure I do want a classic. You've put a lot of work into yours and it shows. The classic factor can't be replicated for any amount in a new MH. The connection with your dad through this is great to read about.
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Welcome to the forum Ken! It has been a lot of work so far, but I certainly enjoy it. At the "ranch" property here lots of folks have the big 5th wheels and the space sure would be nice, but heck they are not Airstream motorhomes! I'm trying to get another round of tasks checked off the list for our trip to Yosemite next month. Hopefully my dad would have approved of the refurbishing that I have done.
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Old 03-09-2012, 01:48 AM   #443
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I clamped the new oil cooler lines away from the header and straightened up some wiring. I rescaled the tail light housings and certainly hope that takes care of the nasty leak I had. I painted the rear storage bin and changed the transmission cooler hoses.
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Welcome to the forum Ken! It has been a lot of work so far, but I certainly enjoy it. At the "ranch" property here lots of folks have the big 5th wheels and the space sure would be nice, but heck they are not Airstream motorhomes! I'm trying to get another round of tasks checked off the list for our trip to Yosemite next month. Hopefully my dad would have approved of the refurbishing that I have done.
Having never met your dad but following the thread completely through, he appeared to have been a man that appreciated a classic. I am pretty sure he is smiling from Heaven looking down at your work. I did not have any connection to my dad like that so I think this is pretty neat stuff.
Good work man.
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Dean,
Not sure if that is a before pic, but that tail lamp would be a leak fest.


I did that area recently, and here is how mine looks before I put the lamp back.
I still have to seal the wire hole.


While you are in there...

Did you see my post on painting the tail lamp cans, and adding LED's?
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Derek, this is all I have left in sheet metal. I could probably make one to cover a cigarette pack! LOL!
Hi Dean
Trying to follow Forum on iPhone app while computer on fritz!
Now that I know sheet metal and brackets, I think I'll be able to make this on my own. Probably need to double check current coolant overflow tank to see if I don't need to replace it as well. Nice job, thanks for sharing, Derek
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Dean,
Not sure if that is a before pic, but that tail lamp would be a leak fest.

I did that area recently, and here is how mine looks before I put the lamp back.
I still have to seal the wire hole.

While you are in there...

Did you see my post on painting the tail lamp cans, and adding LED's?
Here is a couple of pics if you missed it..
Hi Steve, yup, that is a before pic after I cleaned it up a bit. I caulked the big H out of both of them. I'm really hoping this is the source of my leak...I want to put in the bedroom carpet and bath floor!

Yes, I did see your pics on painting the cans and the LEDs...I have that on the list for a bit later.
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Trying to follow Forum on iPhone app while computer on fritz!
Now that I know sheet metal and brackets, I think I'll be able to make this on my own. Probably need to double check current coolant overflow tank to see if I don't need to replace it as well. Nice job, thanks for sharing, Derek
It was pretty easy to make. I used all left over material!
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