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Old 01-31-2016, 04:46 PM   #57
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Is the coach now moved to it's new location or is it still at the sellers place?

Glad to hear you're getting the glass situation taken care of. Glass is probably my biggest worry on these rigs due to their unique shapes.

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Old 01-31-2016, 05:15 PM   #58
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Thanks. No, haven't moved it yet.
I want to get the glass replaced first.

I also need to figure out what to do about the unbolted air conditioner unit on the roof. 😁
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:28 PM   #59
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Oh Boy.... LOL!
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:33 PM   #60
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The photos help us enjoy and share your enthusiasm...rock on !
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:41 PM   #61
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More photos to come once the replacement windows come.

Thanks so much all of you. Being brand new to this, it really helps to be welcomed and accepted into the group here and it means a LOT to have you all comment on and help in this thread.

This all means a lot and encourages me to step out of my comfort zone and take on this project.

I figure that any time a person can take a broken down and glass-smashed Airstream motorhome and get it back on the road, rather than ending up in a scrap metal heap, it's a really good thing for all of us.

I've always admired the Airstream motorhomes from afar, and I'm finally doing something about it. And all of your help and encouragement here helps in a BIG way. Thanks guys.
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Old 01-31-2016, 05:58 PM   #62
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Thanks so much all of you. Being brand new to this, it really helps to be welcomed and accepted into the group here ..
takes a special breed, that's for sure and you seem to fit the bill.
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"I would never wanna belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member"
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:17 PM   #63
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Old 02-01-2016, 05:29 PM   #64
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Not a 100% sure, but sure someone on this site knows, that the windshield gasket (or something or rather), is impossible to find new, so be careful taking it apart. I would also be using a very good professional installer as dropping or cracking one would be a bloody shame.

Trying to save money with these old queens can cost you more in the end. Take your time and by all means post as many pics of the process and what tips you have as you can.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-01-2016, 07:24 PM   #65
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From what I am told they are made in batches Tony, and at the moment Airstream and most of the suppliers have them. Don't know how long before this current batch runs out though, and at around $300 they are an expensive thing to keep as a 'spare'.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:17 PM   #66
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From what I am told they are made in batches Tony, and at the moment Airstream and most of the suppliers have them. Don't know how long before this current batch runs out though, and at around $300 they are an expensive thing to keep as a 'spare'.
Thanks Martin. As usual it's hit or miss with Classic parts. One day, no weep hole covers ever again, next day you can get large and small covers. One day windshields are unobtanium, next day, obtanium! The same thing with tag axles! Keeler locks....impossible to get and yet I bought a NOS one this past fall.

You run the risk of being a total idiot telling anyone that something is impossible to get with these rigs. Someone is working on a replacement to something all the time or something pops up on Ebay.

Maybe its time we start a sticky on replacement parts, where to get, and how much, as it would be nice to find say a replacement for the upper rad hose for example, or what dashboard instruments to buy, the correct fan belts for diesels, etc, etc.

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Old 02-01-2016, 08:21 PM   #67
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Thanks guys!

I'm ordering the gasket with the windshields through Andy at InlandRV. So it's a nice new batch.
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Speaking of unobtanium.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-KEEL...Swa-dWpxrj&vxp

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Old 02-02-2016, 05:34 AM   #69
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Looks Deep.... pockets that is ....

Tap's, great thread so far. I'm just today about to go over to my storage yard to replace all the batteries and start The Bus to move it to my new home.... temporary new home.

I've been absent from the forums but as I'll now be retired in just 27 days I'll have time to work on Airstream One as I ready her for market.

I'll be watching your progress as you bring the new to you coach back to life. Looks like you got more than your money's worth if indeed you got her for a song titled $2K.

Did the PO tell you how the windshields got broken? Looks like vandals or an crazy ex-lover might have done the job.

Good luck and I sure hope the engine turns over with the new starter.
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Speaking of unobtanium.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-KEEL...Swa-dWpxrj&vxp

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Tony, I'm surprised you didn't jump on that so that you'd have triple redundancy
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