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Old 09-03-2006, 11:11 PM   #295
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Weiner dog waces in the wain. A Saturday night just can't get much better unless you're watching them from the door of your vintage Airstream. Or in your case "doors."

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Old 09-04-2006, 12:23 AM   #296
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Ankornuta, congratulation on getting the shell back on. I remember how good that felt when the shell went back on the Bambi. Keep us all posted on the interior progress.
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Old 09-04-2006, 07:59 PM   #297
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Argh, Frustration!

So I spent about seven hours this morning putting rivets in. Drill hole, apply vulkem to rivet, insert rivet, squeeze rivet gun, repeat, ad nauseum. I got from the front curb side curve all the way around the street side (the wheel well was a pain) to the rear curb side curve and then ran out of rivets! I can't find any shops around here that carry Olympic rivets or anything similiar so I'm going to have to place another order with the Vintage Trailer supply place and wait to finish riveting. That's frustrating.

Even more frustrating is that I re-mounted my rear door before taking the body off of the wood bracing and it and it didn't line up just right. Now the body is attached and it still doesn't line up right. The door is a little too close to the jamb at the top and about a 1/2" away from it at the bottom. I'm *hoping* that this can be corrected by either drilling new holes for the hinges or by slightly bending the hinges. I'm really hoping that this is not the result of lining up the body badly because it appears to be lined up perfectly.

All in all the project is going pretty well, but these two set-backs are pretty frustrating. Especially because I want to try re-mounting the door now, but don't have any rivets to do it! I'll post pics soon.
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Old 09-04-2006, 09:11 PM   #298
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Yay, relief!

The thought that I might have tweaked my body was really stressing me out so I went back outside with a tape measure and checked both door opening widths at the bottom and at the top (before it starts curving) and they're the same distance at both ends. Yes! So I removed the rear door, re-aligned and re-hung it using some standard 5/32" pop rivets just to test my theory. It opens and closes and latches nicely now. I went ahead and did the front door too. These rivets are just temporary because they're not the "bulb type" and can't be shaved and won't look good with that hole in the middle. However, it looks like there's some rain coming so I'm happy to have closing doors now!

All you people with one door are lucky; it's half the work!
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Old 09-07-2006, 12:26 PM   #299
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Pictures

I finally got the camera back... here's some pics of the progress. The rivets haven't been shaved yet, so it makes the trailer look like it has a 5 o'clock shadow.
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Old 09-07-2006, 08:59 PM   #300
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My work area sure is a mess...
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Old 09-08-2006, 07:06 AM   #301
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You should see my work area.........
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:29 AM   #302
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Yea, but the camper looks GREAT! And think about how nice everything will be when you get to the new house. Keep us posted!

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Old 09-11-2006, 08:36 PM   #303
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Yea, but the camper looks GREAT! And think about how nice everything will be when you get to the new house. Keep us posted!

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Thanks! And thanks for the encouragement.

The work area is no longer a mess because everything has been packed into the trailer in preparation for moving. It's so roomy in there, it was surprising to see what looked like a huge mess outside of the trailer actually fits with lots of extra room inside of the trailer.

I would take more pictures, but the camera battery is dead and the charger is packed in a box somewhere. Argh! Next weekend I am going to move the trailer to the new house. Then the weekend after that we move into the new house. I'm a little nervous about getting it into the RV Parking spot at the new house because it's entered through the alley, the gate is pretty narrow, and it involves a right angle. *sigh* I'm sure I'll get really good at backing the trailer up after doing that a few times. either that or I'll get really good at replacing sheets of aluminum skin....
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Old 09-12-2006, 02:48 PM   #304
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Good luck with the big move! I'm impressed your efforts and right on time.... now you have an airstream again. Don't forget to hook up your rear lights for the tow.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:21 PM   #305
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Ank, I wound up having to widen the gate into the backyard by about 2.5 feet make it easier to get the camper back there. The hard part was digging out the old posts sunk into all of that concrete. Then we had to rebuild the gate, then back fill the hole in the ground, then.....

The stuff we go thru for our hobbies. Good luck with it.

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Old 09-18-2006, 10:41 AM   #306
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Trailer Moved...

So I got the trailer over to the new house this Sunday. Towed it about 12/15 miles to the new place and had a FUN time getting it backed into the RV parking via the alley. There were literally three inches on either side of the trailer through the gate area. It took a driver and three "guiders" to get it in. I'm not happy with the location for the trailer, so I think I'm going to put a big double-gate in on the other side of the yard and use that area to park it. Then I can back it in right from the front instead of going through the alley.

All that aside, the trailer pulled beautifully to the new house and lo and behold, it didn't fall apart!
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:22 PM   #307
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Our last house (24 St & Cactus) had an alley. We had a popup them and still had to unhitch it to get it in safely. The house we now have does not have an alley and no access to the backyard (1/3 acre) so we store at a commercial site. Congratulations on getting your "new" trailer to your "new" home!
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Old 09-18-2006, 03:06 PM   #308
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Good luck with the big move! I'm impressed your efforts and right on time.... now you have an airstream again. Don't forget to hook up your rear lights for the tow.
I didn't feel like doing that, so I had a friend follow me very closely We kept in touch via cell phone the whole time. I wanted to make sure all the stuff I couldn't see on the trailer was looking good for this maiden voyage.
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