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Old 07-06-2016, 09:41 PM   #309
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Its time to start thinking outside the box and start making her yours, instead of what Airstream thought everyone would want (or could get away with selling).

What I see in that picture is an amazing space just waiting to be filled with incredible storage options and nifty new technology. Don't hold back, explore and thrill us with what you come up with. LED strip lights on the inner front edge to light up the entire cabinet when the door opens. Pullout drawers so you don't have to move stuff at the front, to get to stuff at the back.

http://www.richelieu.com/ca/en/categ...pantry/1051992

The sky's the limit mate, make it your own.

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Old 07-06-2016, 10:18 PM   #310
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Tony,

I've been purposely trying to bring it back to its exact original state. Which I really like the idea of.

BUT you have a very good point. I may take a few liberties.

Thanks for the inspiration. Your rig is definitely updated for the better, so I see your point.

But for now I will have to just make it functional for as little cash as possible, because I have just laid out a lot more money getting the exhaust manifolds and donut fixed as well as my fuel blockage issues and much more.

Thanks and take care buddy!
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:45 AM   #311
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Waipio Rim, Do you happen to have pics of that setup? Sounds pretty neat!

Sorry, no pics. I imagine you could find the same setup in a newer Moho sitting on a lot. This was a 2015 Mercedes van, conversion of unknown brand, very similar to an Airstream Interstate.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:20 PM   #312
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This is what your pantry would originally looked like Tap.....I have exactly the same layout in my parts donor.



The shelves are mouse-fur covered ply, but I 100% agree with Tony; the design can be sympathetic to the original but shelves are shelves and its time to start putting your own stamp on things.
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:25 PM   #313
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Cool. I think I need to just hang out with you for a day in your parts donor!

Cheers mate!
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Old 07-07-2016, 11:34 PM   #314
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Hey Mark - how's everything coming along? Urban Air is about 1.5 months away!
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Old 07-08-2016, 03:28 AM   #315
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Hey Mark - how's everything coming along? Urban Air is about 1.5 months away!

Hey bud, things are progressing well. I've had a lot of mechanical work done.

I'll know even better by this afternoon, as today I'm going to take the Aluminum Falcon out for another test run on the highway and hope that it doesn't beak down this time.

I WILL be at Urban Air no matter what! I can't wait!
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Cool. I think I need to just hang out with you for a day in your parts donor!

Cheers mate!
You really don't Tap....photos don't come with 'smell-o-vision', the interior is damp and rotten.
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Old 07-08-2016, 05:09 AM   #317
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You really don't Tap....photos don't come with 'smell-o-vision', the interior is damp and rotten.
Smell-o-vision; yes, been there; wouldn't want to go back to that. Nasty!

Mark, you do with your coach what you want, just get out and use it this year. Once you start using it you'll find needs and wants that can only be satisfied by changing her from stock; for example I had nowhere to put recycling and laundry; got rid of my very small (useless) but heavy icebox, and created two bin pullout for just that need.

We are booked in to Cyprus Lake this year for the Canadian Thanksgiving Oct 8- 10th. You are welcome to join up if you want. I'll be asking John as well, but pretty sure he'll be spending it with family.

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You really don't Tap....photos don't come with 'smell-o-vision', the interior is damp and rotten.


Good to know, Martin!
Hehe!
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Tony, I just sent you a message.
Let me know if you can't find it.
Thanks!!!
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Tap, please be sure to replace your fuel lines as this is what cause my via not burn down. It would hurt to replace your propane lines as well.


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I just did my fuel tank and fuel lines in my 34.5. The 3/8 gas line was junk and as hard as can be. Something that would have put me on the side of the road. Nice to know it's all been looked at and replaced. The Gen gas line was pinched 99 percent. The side of the road is not the place for me to be.
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Tap, please be sure to replace your fuel lines as this is what cause my via not burn down. It would hurt to replace your propane lines as well.


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Thanks for mentioning that ASTailgate. I did get them replaced. When I took it out for a few test runs, it would lose all pull after only a few miles. Then I'd have to get towed. It was so bummed.

So I replaced all hoses, the fuel pump and the fuel filters. They were full of rust.

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It was like a heart with fully clogged arteries.

I am now finally past that and in the clear!
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