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Old 02-28-2011, 08:01 PM   #99
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Thanks so very much Rex! If only peace could be had by walking around in a big circle....
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:39 PM   #100
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Thanks so very much Rex! If only peace could be had by walking around in a big circle....
If it was that easy... you would be working for the Forest Service, not the Army. We need you guys, to do what you do, so the rest of us can live in a safe America. Thank-you Top
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:11 PM   #101
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That grime is so familiar! The whole belt line had that on mine. There was moss growing out too.

Great job. Looks spanking new! Better!!

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Old 02-28-2011, 09:22 PM   #102
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I asked this on another thread but how are the emblems fastened to the AS
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:31 PM   #103
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I asked this on another thread but how are the emblems fastened to the AS
Pop rivets usually. Sometimes bucked.

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Old 03-01-2011, 06:27 AM   #104
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I asked this on another thread but how are the emblems fastened to the AS
The emblems have a six studs on the back of them. They are fastened with self threading screws on the inside of the exterior skin. If you have rivets, the studs were probably cut off at some time.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:03 PM   #105
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Getting some things done

I didn't make much progress this weekend, but I got a few things done today. I had the Airstream letters powder coated at Alamo Cross Link powder coating in San Antonio. They took two weeks to be done. They had a hard time with the pot metal they are cast from "off gassing" they aren't perfect, but look pretty good I think. They were not happy with the way they turned out, so the guy didn't charge me anything! He had them redone three times he said. He said his guys were cussing like crazy when he made them do them over and over! I taped and sprayed the blue on the face of the letters, then sprayed them with clear enamel. The clear gave a few of the letters a wrinkle finish on the blue parts. I wasn't too pleased with how the clear did that, but they look good from 10' away!
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I got the hanger for the first of two gray tanks installed. I had to do a little trimming of a cross member to get the top flush with the level of the floor. I think I'll do some small adjustments to it.
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I also sold 12 sheets of the 1" polyiso insulation to a guy from Austin that was looking for insulation for his Overlander. I had to order 22 sheets minimum, and I only needed 10, so that is a good thing!
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Looking good Lance. I see your polishing the trailer one small section at a time. Keep it up at it'll be all done soon.
My crossmember was adjusted like that at the factory to get clearance for the output of the grey tank.
Do yoo think you'll still make your timetable deadline?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:09 PM   #107
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Do yoo think you'll still make your timetable deadline?
The deadline is Thursday. I doubt it but maybe.
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A full day working on Abby yesterday. I got the bath removed.
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How will those tanks be able to be removed should they ever need to be repaired, etc? It looks like the hangars span the entire width of the space...
iow--I can't see in the pics how they are actually attached to the frame, and how they can drop down.
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How will those tanks be able to be removed should they ever need to be repaired, etc? It looks like the hangars span the entire width of the space...
iow--I can't see in the pics how they are actually attached to the frame, and how they can drop down.
The black tank hanger is bolted to some angle iron that is welded to the frame. See post 87 where I attempted to answer your question. The gray tank hangers are welded to the frame directly. If I have to repair the tanks, they can easily be removed by making a nice cut on both ends of the forward hanger with a reciprocating saw or hack saw. Since I own a welder, re-installation will involve welding. No problem.
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Why is this page wider than the other's? Or is it my PC.... Nice work TOP, Trainer of Personnel. Sorry you missed you trip, projects to the airstream always take long than you think or hope.
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Why is this page wider than the other's? Or is it my PC.... Nice work TOP, Trainer of Personnel. Sorry you missed you trip, projects to the airstream always take long than you think or hope.
Thanks Rex. When you view my page with Internet Explorer, it doesn't wrap the pictures I posted. They all come out wider. I use Mozilla Firefox and it moves things around so you don't have to scroll left and right.
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