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Old 05-30-2015, 09:41 PM   #15
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Tag on the Jacket says Nemesis Sportwear.
The nose is painted and needs to be redone. I think what you are seeing on the passenger window is the broken metal bar that holds the fixed front window in place.
Does your 83 have the same dash as mine? I think that I have an 1983 instead of 82 as the title says. GM portion being an 82 and the Airstream a 83



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Congrats on the 310 purchase Peter. It seems like someone has done some mods on yours already as your nose has either a bra or has been painted.

Also interesting, a fixed window beside a slider at the front? I have never seen that before unless the window was replaced at some point.

Now I have a 310 but sadly no jacket. Does the jacket have a manufacturers tag by chance?

What is it about Classics and rear end cap damage...DO PEOPLE NOT LOOK UP? That's not going to buff out.

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Old 05-30-2015, 09:47 PM   #16
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Peter, welcome back to the dark side

Congrats on your new 310!

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Thanks Brad, I only did it to awaken you from your self imposed "vacation"
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:14 AM   #17
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Congrats!!!

Hey Peter,
What a nice project now to do for you!!!! The 310 looks not that bad...! The floorplan is great, pleaaaaaase do not throw away the little swiwel chairs and the foldable table!!!!
I totally agree, even if the London Aire looks great, it is NO AIRSTREAM
As you know, i am busy since month to restore our "baby", i also found "tons of crap", once i torned out the interior.
It appears to me, in the mid 80ties, the Guys from Airstream had a competition:
"Who dies the worst job today?" Probably the team, who assembled our 345 WON this match...!
Loose screws, missing rivets, badly cutten wood, tons of terribly installed caulking, the liist is endless. Everything vovered with thick carpet, to "hide" the clumsy work.
I have re-builded every (!) piece of furniture, insulated the floor, the wheelhousings and the drivers cabin. Then installed a warm toned laminated wood floor and i will keep the original colour (rose!!!) for the carpet in bedroom and cabin. It took me a while to get this carpet, it is about 1" thick, named "antique rose". It was strange to see it in the shop, but now installed, everybody is exited about.
It looks soooo retro-chique!
A few little things are still to do, i enjoyed every minute i wirked in our "Bangles"!!!
Our next project is there also:
We purchased just an 1975 Ambassador 29, a "survivor", never restored, never "updated", close to "0" dings in the shell.
We will ship it soon to Germany
Will try to add some pictures!!!!!
Best Regard from Grefrath-Germany
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:33 AM   #18
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We move forward...!

See some pictures of our restoration project:
Before and after...,
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:41 AM   #19
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Sorry, "newbie-question":
HOW can i post pictures here....?
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:45 AM   #20
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i try again, mabe the oictures are now visible...!!
I am a Computer dinosaur!
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:50 AM   #21
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i try again, mabe the oictures are now visible...!!
I am a Computer dinosaur!
When you send them from an Ipad, they sometimes get posted upside down.
Nice wooden floor!!
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Old 05-31-2015, 06:59 AM   #22
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I bet we are all dying to see more pics! At least I am! I wish so bad that I had a 310 with rear bedroom, but "it is what it is"!
You have a beautiful Rig, something to be proud of and I really like the 90 pinstriping.
Inside is all torn up at the moment, but here are some pictures of the exterior. I am so pleased that the bumber and grill are in like new condition, so nice that no one dared to drill holes for the license plate
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Peter,

Welcome Home!

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Old 06-06-2015, 03:20 PM   #24
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Welcome Home!

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Thanks Daniel, Now I joined your "third Time's a charm" club, since this is my third Classic Airstream Motorhome.
Sure does feel like home and I am excited every day, I find some time to work on the 310.
I just successfully wired the selector switch in the rear to use an external 20 amp power source to run the rear A/C, when connected to 50 amp. Still need to add an Breaker box for that 20 amp, since the power will be coming from a 50 amp "dogbone" that splits into 2 30 amp legs.
Now i can have both A/C's running when the generator is running and when I am connected to 50 amp service at the campground.
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Instead of installing another relay, I decided to go the simple route, which completely isolates the rear A/C (yellow plug) from the rest of the electrical system when plugged in to the additional external 20 amp supply (right socket)
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In case someone is interested, this is my 50amp power source, since more and more camp grounds do not allow double plugins at their 30 amp stations.
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In case someone is interested, this is my 50amp power source, since more and more camp grounds do not allow double plugins at their 30 amp stations.
Good to know! Was thinking about doing the same to mine. Looks like the 50 amp dogbone will be the way to go.

Glad to have you back!!
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Old 06-07-2015, 07:51 PM   #28
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Good to know! Was thinking about doing the same to mine. Looks like the 50 amp dogbone will be the way to go.

Glad to have you back!!
Thanks Dave!
Please be careful where you tie into the rear A/C. On my 345, when I tried to tie into the 20 amp circuit at the generator, I had problems with the GFI's tripping, I used for the external power supply. I never really figured out why, but it may have something to do with the transfer switches.
That's why I went straight to the rear A/C wire and isolated it from the rest of the system with my current set-up.
Other may know more about how to externally tie into the 20 amp circuit at the genny.
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