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Old 03-19-2010, 09:31 AM   #71
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Well I am sold, now to find a bucker!!!! Unclog your ears gutter brains, I said bucker.
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Old 03-19-2010, 10:30 AM   #72
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My wife was my bucking partner. She's great at it, and really enjoys it too.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:28 AM   #73
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Well I've got most of the windows working now. PO had riveted and screwed them closed. They aren't road ready but at least they will open. It looks like some kind of lynch-pin is missing where the regulator bar connects to the window frame rail. Without it the window can be lifted open by hand or by the pressure of air moving over the camper. All of the screens are missing, I think you can fabricate those...but I don't know I never tried. Some of the windows are missing the crank handles. They are shaped like a handle on a fishing reel. If anybody knows a good source of supply on them I need a few. Summer's in South Carolina are about as sticky and unpleasant as anyplace, and worse than most so I am glad I can get her opened up and aired out.

I finally finished removing the interior aluminum panels around the base and tossed all the old fiberglass insulation. The wiring still looks serviceable to me so I might try to keep it.

I see a number of rusty bolts with some kind of square nut going through the C-channel and the sub-floor. A friend is going to lend me his dremel tool and cutting wheels tomorrow. He also has a couple of cans of POR-15 he is going to give me free, never opened. I will probably take them by Lowe's and ask them to put them in the shaker for a few minutes. Those of you who remember 'Monster Garage' are singing FREEBIE, ZERO, ZILCH, NADA...
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:55 PM   #74
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For those of you doing similar things I find the most effective tools so far is:



Electric Drill (plug in kind)

#30 bit

Pliers (my Leatherman tool is usually most convenient)

Awl

Hammer

Metal Putty knife

Vice-Grips

Safety Glasses

3M dust mask (the kind with the exhale valve)
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:30 PM   #75
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Don't forget a sawsall,A grinder(for rust on the frame,and I invested in a 5hp compressor for an airdrill and air riveter.The grinder has been the best purchase so far
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For those of you doing similar things I find the most effective tools so far is:



Electric Drill (plug in kind)

#30 bit

Pliers (my Leatherman tool is usually most convenient)

Awl

Hammer

Metal Putty knife

Vice-Grips

Safety Glasses

3M dust mask (the kind with the exhale valve)
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:58 PM   #76
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This thread should give you a lot of info about your windows." 1964 mystery Hehr side Windows-Need Operators"
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:13 PM   #77
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Well I've got most of the windows working now. PO had riveted and screwed them closed. They aren't road ready but at least they will open. It looks like some kind of lynch-pin is missing where the regulator bar connects to the window frame rail. Without it the window can be lifted open by hand or by the pressure of air moving over the camper. All of the screens are missing, I think you can fabricate those...but I don't know I never tried. Some of the windows are missing the crank handles. They are shaped like a handle on a fishing reel. If anybody knows a good source of supply on them I need a few. Summer's in South Carolina are about as sticky and unpleasant as anyplace, and worse than most so I am glad I can get her opened up and aired out.

I finally finished removing the interior aluminum panels around the base and tossed all the old fiberglass insulation. The wiring still looks serviceable to me so I might try to keep it.

I see a number of rusty bolts with some kind of square nut going through the C-channel and the sub-floor. A friend is going to lend me his dremel tool and cutting wheels tomorrow. He also has a couple of cans of POR-15 he is going to give me free, never opened. I will probably take them by Lowe's and ask them to put them in the shaker for a few minutes. Those of you who remember 'Monster Garage' are singing FREEBIE, ZERO, ZILCH, NADA...
Post some pics!!
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:45 AM   #78
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I will have to take some photo's this weekend. Last weekend by the time I had made some progress and was ready to take pictures it was dark. I literally worked right up to dusk. Julie and the kids brought out KFC for a picnic but we ate it under starlight.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:46 AM   #79
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Kevin how do you get to that link? Looks like just what I need.
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I'm too computer retarded too know how to add a link, but click on kevinb then statistics, then find all posts by kevinb, scroll down and you'll see it. The thread was started by member ts8501, so you can find it through him also. Easy to work on hard to find parts.
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The thread was started by member ts8501, so you can find it through him also. Easy to work on hard to find parts.
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:35 PM   #82
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Day 3 Pics

First those of you interested in our windows here you go.
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Old 03-27-2010, 07:42 PM   #83
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Day 3 Floor removal

Even though we've owned this Airstream for a few weeks this is only the third day I have actually worked on it. So it gives us a realistic estimate of time spent on work. Today I focused on on removing bolts and screws from the C-channel and taking out rotted plywood and nasty insulation. Mouse deposits were plenty, yuck.

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