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Old 07-02-2012, 12:57 PM   #15
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Looking good! The body actually is, from what i can see in the photos, seems amazingly well-kept. I love those jalousy windows.

Do you plan to do it up as it was originally, or are you updating the interior? Personally, I like the more modern look, but of course, there is a historical side to things...
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Old 07-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #16
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Thanks Aage! We are going to do modern, light and very simple.
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:47 AM   #17
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Does anyone in the Pacific Northwest (Canada or USA) have a good source for sheet aluminum to replace some of the inside panels and belly pan?
Alaskan Copper and Brass here in Seattle is a good source for sheet aluminum if you are just looking for inside panels that do not need to be Alclad. If you plan to polish anything though, you will want to contact Airparts or Spruce for Alclad.
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Old 07-17-2012, 05:05 PM   #18
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Is looking good!!
Just wondering if there is any updates on the project...
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Old 07-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #19
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Greetings!

Trailer welding is essentially done (short of some cross pieces) and now working on fitting tanks, leveling jacks and spare tire holder.

Regarding the spare tire holder, we are working around two curved welded pieces that are already on the trailer frame (photo #1 below). Could these be part of an original spare tire holder or does anyone know what they might be?
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Lunadog, great work on that frame. At the same point myself so I know how much work that is. Could the two curved pieces be for a bike rack maybe? Cant think of a hitch that uses such an attachment. If you cant figure them out and dont have a use for them, remove them and move on- its your trailor now, make it the way you want it!
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:01 PM   #21
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The tire rack is the black 1"x1"-ish framework on the underside of the frame clearly visible in your first and last picture. This is a cradle for the spare that lowers to place the spare and raises and locks in place for storage. My '72 Tradewind had the same arrangement.
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:33 PM   #22
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Online Metal Store | Small Quantity Metal Orders | Metal Cutting, Sales & Shipping | Buy Steel, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, Stainless | Metal Product Guides at OnlineMetals.com is in Ballard... they have alclad, but you'd have to call to see how big a sheet you can get. I think it was more expensive than Airstream Spruce, but if you can pick up directly, you might save money vs buying and shipping to Canada.

They're great folks, easy to work with... custom cutting provided for a nominal fee.
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #23
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Spare Tire Carrier

I also used that spare tire carrier but left a pocket under the floor to let the tire ride up higher and give more ground clearance.



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