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Old 12-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #799
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I ordered some from Speedway but found it was foiled on one side only. Then I looked around in my garage and found enough old stuff that I had pulled from my old CJ7's ceiling and used it instead. I like it better and I'll be returning the Speedway stuff shortly. Used 3M 77 adhesive spray and some old HVAC foil tape I found too.
I also bought some weatherstrip for the channels.
Nice job Astro, looks great! I just hope the 3m 77 will hold up for you, it doesn't really like high temps. Contact cement usually is better choice for that type of application.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:36 PM   #800
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Every since I got the Argosy I've been trying to figure out what to do about the dash heater control assembly.

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Some PO must have decided the dash needed some sprucing up and took a can of almond spray paint and did a number on various areas of the dash and interior walls.

Thanks to an earlier post by Bob (mcneon) I found that the dash heater control unit was the same one used in early 70's Ford Mustangs. So after a search on eBay I came up with the following from a 73 Mustang.

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The replacement may not be pristine but it is a thousand times better than what I currently have.

Now to find repalcements for the vacuum actuators on the heat plenum and I'll be all set!

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:31 AM   #801
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Yes, much better.


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Old 12-29-2012, 06:56 PM   #802
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Hi All,

I am looking for a teak shower floor mat to replace the shower mat that comes in the Airstream Interstate.




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Does anyone have any recommendations? I'd rather not have a custom one made.

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:20 PM   #803
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A set of Carbide doublecut burrs to help me with removing rivet heads and ugly aluminum weld from the rear bumper..

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Old 01-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #804
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A set of Carbide doublecut burrs to help me with removing rivet heads and ugly aluminum weld from the rear bumper..
How about some details? Mine are long past due for replacement.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:54 PM   #805
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They are Neiko, 8 piece.
Not sure if they are super quality, but figured they would work for now..
I got them off Ebay... $53.90 for the set..
New 8PC Neiko Double Cut Carbide Rotary Burr Set with Aluminum Case | eBay
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:49 PM   #806
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My tech friend installed a new camera and a monitor using the existing cables. Monitor is on all the time, unless I want to turn it off manually.
Was surprised to find huge opening where the cable enters the RV. It almost seemed like the nut should have been on the inside of the RV. I fabricated a small alu plate to slip over the hole with Vulkem for a permanent fix.
I have the original bw camera (supposedly in excellent shape) and the Monitor (has a narrow white line in the center), if anyone is interested in rebuilding their original set-up
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:40 PM   #807
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I am looking for a teak shower floor mat to replace the shower mat that comes in the Airstream Interstate.



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Does anyone have any recommendations? I'd rather not have a custom one made.

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Hmm, don't know about teak, but do you need teak?

You might go into someplace like bed, bath & beyond and look at sink mats. I have one from there in our stick house kitchen that would be perfect for that little floor.

It is bubble-look, but flat. Would wash easily and comes in a couple of colors, as i recall. Ours is charcoal.


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Old 01-12-2013, 06:18 PM   #808
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New coolant reservoir!

Let's see, should I get a new OEM reservoir for $25 or a custom aluminum tank for $18 that comes with 5 liters of free beer?

I vote beer!

So, should I leave the labels on or go for the stripped and shiny look?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:54 PM   #809
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The one on the right looks sooo familiar!
I vote for polished...
How does the top of Keg look?
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:32 PM   #810
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Ha ha, of course you would vote shiny! Me, I'm more inclined to stick with my hillbilly roots and leave the labels just for grins! But getting all the bits in place to make this a functional reservoir is where the fun begins...

Need to adapt the top piece with the tubes so it can be removed for filling; need a level indicator tube on the side, and the two low level sensor bolts.

Here are a couple pics from a homebrew site (MMMM DIY) that shows the top of the keg...
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:06 PM   #811
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Cool stuff...
The Hillbilly angle only makes sense if you run tubes to the drivers seat!!!
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:28 PM   #812
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Beer hats for the RV!

Add other great things from RockAuto these past two weeks...

Shocks, steering stabilizer, water pump, alternator, fuel pumps, filters, hoses, belts, thermostat. New radiator in a couple weeks. Dropped the fuel tank today to repair/replace the sending unit, 58 gallons of gas that had to be pumped out and stored. I LOVE being a motorhead!
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