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Old 06-13-2008, 07:38 AM   #101
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Dang! Beautiful work! I love the door-in-the-door on those earlier models. Wonderful shine. Someday... maybe. I'll just be happy this summer to get the old white roof paint off and try to get a lot of the road grime off. Too much going on inside to take the time on the skin. You're an inspiration!
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:25 PM   #102
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Thanks, had to do the inner door outer skin twice, the first time, I stood back and said Aerowood would not approve the rivet job, so I ripped it off, and try-ed it again, not perfect but I'm happy with it.

Oh, some people are so self-critical, you're killing me.... It looks GREAT. I only wish I had your talents. Keep up the great work - one day I'd like to see it in person at a rally. Again, WOW......
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:46 PM   #103
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Some people do an outstanding job and then there are those who go above and beyond that. Those are the ones I love to look at but don't park anywhere near it so folks can't compare my work to the others. Sigh, you are building an incredible trailer. The finished product will be gorgeous.

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Old 06-14-2008, 09:06 AM   #104
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The door has been the most time consuming so far, but I'm almost done.
Wait until you get to the %^*!$#@ Hehr windows! They are a royal PITA!!!

In order to re-screen them or replace the gaskets they must be totally removed from the trailer. In order to remove them, you must also remove the drip caps...that's a lot of rivets! Going out to finish ours today...hopefully!

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Old 06-14-2008, 03:31 PM   #105
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Wait until you get to the %^*!$#@ Hehr windows! They are a royal PITA!!!

In order to re-screen them or replace the gaskets they must be totally removed from the trailer. In order to remove them, you must also remove the drip caps...that's a lot of rivets! Going out to finish ours today...hopefully!

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I know what you mean, I have done 2 so far, to me, its not work. Do you have a thread started, would like to follow................
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I know what you mean, I have done 2 so far, to me, its not work. Do you have a thread started, would like to follow................
Yes, http://www.airforums.com/forums/f91/...tml#post572776 Ours is one year newer...but the same trailer & projects!

I hope to post pics of the windows later this evening...we just got back from buying two pieces of glass - one window had a BB hole, the other was broken around the edges once we took it apart.

The part of the windows that I think is work is riveting them back on with the new gaskets...to keep the gasket in place & even is definitely work! That and getting rid of all the silicone the PO used in place of the trim at the glass.

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Old 06-15-2008, 04:43 AM   #107
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Nice job on the lockset. It will look super on that door. If I'm looking at the brackets you added correctly looks like you have these screwed to the lock housing and ? soldered or welded to the aluminum sheet. If not how are they attached? I have these same locksets. My doors have wood brackets which were inserted to hold the housing in place . These did a marginal job and as the wood shrank/rotted the housings have loosenedsomewhat. As I will be rebuilding the doors I am following your fine progress with interest. Ed
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First I used trempro 635 to set the bracket, let it set overnight, that will
give a temp. set plus keeps the water out. The brackets is what holds it to the door. The brackets are made out of aluminum and are bent to where when they set on the bracket and when the stainless screw are tighten forms a compression, the clamp load is created from the head of the fastener. The bend in the bracket is higher than the brackets to the door giving you that compression.

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Old 06-15-2008, 07:39 AM   #108
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Now that I'm 95% done with the door, my attention will be toward the window's.
What was Airstream engineer's thinking when the came up with the Hehr Standard
Backframe Gasket, to remove the whole window frame just to install a gasket.
Going to install gaskets, screen, polish the window frame, drip cap without removing
the window frames or drip cap.
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Old 06-15-2008, 07:53 AM   #109
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Hey Steve, I've really been enjoying your recent progress. Keep up the great work. It's really an inspiration.
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Old 06-15-2008, 09:57 AM   #110
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What was Airstream engineer's thinking when the came up with the Hehr Standard
Backframe Gasket, to remove the whole window frame just to install a gasket.
Going to install gaskets, screen, polish the window frame, drip cap without removing
the window frames or drip cap.
How? Especially the screens??? I can see the gasket...maybe (still have to drill out three sides of rivets), but the screens? How will you be able to crimp the screen over without getting a screen roller to the sides between windows numbers 1 & 2 and 2 & 3? We sure couldn't figure out a way to do it with much success ~

But then, our dripcap was covered in %#$@*! silicone so tit had to be removed anyway and with the panel replacement too...we were halfway to having the windows out ~

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Old 06-16-2008, 06:19 PM   #111
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Instead of designing a tool to apply the screen to the frame without removing the window frame, I decided to build new screen frames. All materials came from Home Depot, and it appears that it will work. The trim around the screen frame will be new and that is when I will set the screen frame so that appears that the screen frame is built in, but easy to remove to repair a tear. Where I had to cut the screen for it to set flush (see picture) against the frame will be glued with a very strong industrial instant glue and should prevent and tear.
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:23 PM   #112
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Hmmm...interesting. Thanks ~

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Old 06-21-2008, 05:21 AM   #113
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A very lucky find

Found and a complete front window, frame and all, what a lucky find.
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Steve, I have been on vacation for a week. Thanks for the info on the brackets you made. I think I visualize it better now. Nice work on the windows so far. I cleaned and polished mine this past winter. It is a multi-piece job , fairly tedious. Glad I'm done. I have 2 doors to eventually rebuild. When the time comes I would love to draw on your expertise. Ed
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Putting the window back together. Instead of using a glue, I used ribbon sealer to seat the gasket. Ribbon sealer is used for auto glass replacement and can be bought at Auto Zone. I cut a small piece and hand rolled it to a longer piece, placed under the window frame, when I closed the frame and applied 3 tiny screws the sealer flatten out to make a perfect seal.
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Completed front window today...........
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Before I install the 3 side windows I need to prep around the window openings. First is to tackle the very long drip cap which I left attached to the trailer. I took out in my case 2 end screws, I will replace them with rivets when done. I bent the drip cap up just enough to get a compounding pad and steel wool pads, and went at it. Position the drip cap back into place then started with 0000 steel wool pads to clean around the drip cap and around the window openings. The one picture showing under the drip cap was polished.
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working on my windows

Set my new front window today, used about 3/4 tube of trempro 635, no leaks here. Also working on the side 3 windows and almost done, just 2 more windows to go. Also made a new rear door.
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2 more windows and 3 vents to go

just 2 more windows and 3 vents to go, then the floor
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