Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-20-2009, 04:37 AM   #295
Rivet Master
 
byamcaravanner's Avatar
 
1967 28' Ambassador
1963 19' Globetrotter
1970 29' Ambassador
Waukesha , Wisconsin
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,180
Quote:
Originally Posted by toastie View Post
Stainless 7 Terminal Wiring Junction Box for the Bargman, all hardware is stainless, what a slick system.........
Don't keep us in suspense... where did you get it?
__________________

__________________
Steve & the crew
'70 Ambassador International Twin
'63 19' Globetrotter TAC WI-1
http://byamcaravanner.blogspot.com/
byamcaravanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2009, 05:35 PM   #296
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by byamcaravanner View Post
Don't keep us in suspense... where did you get it?
Steve & the crew

Just got back for the fall T.C.T. rally, what a great time.

I bought mine of e-bay with free shipping. Make sure that you get the stainless steel.
Stainless 7 Terminal Wiring Junction Box Way Boat Light:eBay Motors (item 120390769326 end time Oct-07-09 18:16:31 PDT)

You can also buy from Vintage Trailer Supplies but that are out of stock.
7-Way Wiring Box
__________________

__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 04:34 PM   #297
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Started today on the belly pan, have tried all shears and the harbor freight electric shear works the best by far. Raising the trailer 7" really helped also http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=92115.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pan1.jpg
Views:	141
Size:	53.2 KB
ID:	87782   Click image for larger version

Name:	pan2.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	89.4 KB
ID:	87783  

Click image for larger version

Name:	pan3.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	84.4 KB
ID:	87784   Click image for larger version

Name:	pan4.jpg
Views:	144
Size:	77.0 KB
ID:	87785  

__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 04:47 PM   #298
Rivet Master
 
pbearsailor's Avatar

 
1957 22' Caravanner
Port Hadlock , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 863
Lookin' good, Toatstie. What aluminum are you using for your belly pan?

Great idea on those ramps--I think I know where I can borrow a pair.

cheers,
steve
__________________
Forum Thread: First She Had to Take a Ride on a Boat

Blog: My 57 Caravanner
pbearsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 05:28 PM   #299
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbearsailor View Post
Lookin' good, Toatstie. What aluminum are you using for your belly pan?

Great idea on those ramps--I think I know where I can borrow a pair.

cheers,
steve
Thanks Steve

I'm using 5052 0.040 and the ramps are Rhino Ramp 12000 Extreme Ramp bought at Rhino Ramp 12000 Extreme Ramp Set - 2166195 | Tractor Supply Company

toastie
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2009, 05:36 PM   #300
Rivet Master
 
pbearsailor's Avatar

 
1957 22' Caravanner
Port Hadlock , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 863
Thanks!!

steve
__________________
Forum Thread: First She Had to Take a Ride on a Boat

Blog: My 57 Caravanner
pbearsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 11:53 AM   #301
4 Rivet Member
 
1956Safari's Avatar
 
1956 22' Safari
Ossining , New York
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 271
Images: 16
Toastie,
What will be your final floor covering of choice? I'm still going back and forth between Cork vs. marmoleum.
Jaime
__________________
1956Safari is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2009, 05:46 PM   #302
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1956Safari View Post
Toastie,
What will be your final floor covering of choice? I'm still going back and forth between Cork vs. marmoleum.
Jaime
Jaime

The "boss" (wife) makes all of those decisions. At first it was marmoleum but decided to go with a floating wood floor. The floor will be a very light blonde color, cabinets will be antique black over red milk paint and the aluminum will be highly polished.

Toastie
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 10:37 AM   #303
2 Rivet Member
 
1966 22' Safari
Davis City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 25
Images: 1
I'm looking at the patch and wonder how you make the compound curves? The new panel looks perfect.
__________________
drowe42 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2009, 10:39 PM   #304
3 Rivet Member
 
flyrc's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
1962 22' Flying Cloud
1962 22' Flying Cloud
Yakima , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 200
How many days did it take to remove all the paint layers? I've spent most of three days stripping paint off the interior of my 56 F/C and only reached the 6' mark. I sure wish I had a soda blaster.
__________________
Wally H.
Parts needed
1962 Street side corner tub
range or parts
Dometic 50 or parts
flyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 05:27 AM   #305
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyrc View Post
How many days did it take to remove all the paint layers? I've spent most of three days stripping paint off the interior of my 56 F/C and only reached the 6' mark. I sure wish I had a soda blaster.
I removed 3 coats of paint and zolatone was one of them The window trim and lower panels will be replace with new, TIME and the cost of the paint remover lead to that decision, plus I was tired of looking and smelling the stripper. I tryed all strippers, but in the end, Citristrip was the best and it was safer.Took 3 to 4 application of the stripper plus a plastic putty knife. also I used steel wool #4 with a plastic backing handle. This was done in the winter, time wise about 2 weeks.
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2009, 06:23 AM   #306
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Quote:
Originally Posted by drowe42 View Post
I'm looking at the patch and wonder how you make the compound curves? The new panel looks perfect.
Took the old pattern and flatten it out, traced it on to new, then cut slits as shown in the picture. Then slowly worked it in, marked it, then slowly started trimming, keep repeating for the perfect fit. The soft aluminum will conform to the trailer. Notice in the picture how thin I made my cuts with the electric shears
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	shear.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	83.6 KB
ID:	88162   Click image for larger version

Name:	shear1.jpg
Views:	131
Size:	104.3 KB
ID:	88163  

Click image for larger version

Name:	shear2.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	65.1 KB
ID:	88164  
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 04:26 PM   #307
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,458
Starting to run wires and a BIG learning curve is about to start. Mid to late 1950's Airstreams came with just a basic 110v system no 12 volts. The white wire 14 gauge will be used for the 110V and the yellow wire 12 gauge will be used for the 12 volts system. Let the fun begin.................toastie
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wiring.jpg
Views:	133
Size:	97.5 KB
ID:	89263  
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2009, 05:39 PM   #308
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,887
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
Quote:
Originally Posted by toastie View Post
...The white wire 14 gauge will be used for the 110V and the yellow wire 12 gauge will be used for the 12 volts system. ...
Toastie, take some care with wire colors. In the Airstreams, white was/is ground for the 12V system, and yellow, brown and blue (maybe others--the 70s trailers had 4 12V circuits) were +12V. I recommend running grounds to most loads (lights, water pump, fans, but you can get by using the shell as ground), but definitely run a heavy ground wire between the converter, batteries, and the ground connection at the 7-pin umbilical connector (#10 is sufficient).

House code for 110V is white is neutral (not ground, but should be at ground potential) and black is hot. All my 70s Airstreams have the 110V in Romex (three wires--white, black, and bare copper, which is ground). Since the white and black are inside the Romex insulation, it's hard to confuse them with the 12V wires.

Just be careful not to screw the next guy up by using color codes that make sense to you, but possibly not to others.

Zep
__________________

Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1955 safari, floor, redo


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Floor Replacement ????'s daveinbama Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11 12-13-2010 11:11 AM
Shell On Floor Replacement Can-O-Pabst Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 5 10-11-2007 05:03 PM
another floor replacement question durans54 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 32 02-01-2007 12:29 PM
Floor replacement Over59 1960 - 1964 Overlander 5 09-12-2004 01:24 AM
floor replacement daves clipper Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 18 01-04-2004 06:26 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.