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Old 11-19-2006, 08:21 PM   #295
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The Originals. I rehabed 'em, but it never occured to me to mount the new sockets on the top of the cans. Makes perfect sense. Great idea. I had to sand & POR the cans, then replace the sockets with NAPA spares.

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Old 11-20-2006, 06:41 AM   #296
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You need to blow the dust out of the tail pipes of those two hot rods you have...
if you'll help me put a tow bar on my Camaro, i'll tow my '59 up to canton as well! that would be a REAL hoot, woulnd't it? ha!

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Old 11-20-2006, 02:45 PM   #297
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if you'll help me put a tow bar on my Camaro, i'll tow my '59 up to canton as well! that would be a REAL hoot, woulnd't it? ha!

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That may be tricky...the Camaro has no frame back there. Its unit body. Front sub frame ends under the front seats. The rest is like most modern cars where the body is the frame. Let me look around and see what it would take. It does have some heavy support areas that the rear bumper mounts too.
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wonder if adding a towing package to a 69 camaro would increase it's resale potential? "she'll pull high teens in the quarter... towin' an 18 footer" ha!

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Old 11-20-2006, 07:11 PM   #299
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wonder if adding a towing package to a 69 camaro would increase it's resale potential? "she'll pull high teens in the quarter... towin' an 18 footer" ha!

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Might have your hands full if you stage against this Guy in his 7,000+ lb F350 Crew long bed
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Might have your hands full if you stage against this Guy in his 7,000+ lb F350 Crew long bed
That video is crazy... that can't be stock.
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That video is crazy... that can't be stock.
Power Stroke 7.3 is an amazing motor. Mild Chip from the dealer parts dept will put 100hp and 150lbft of torque no other mods. Funny thing is a have three friends with that chip and all three said when you can keep your foot out of it it gets 3mpg better with the chip then stock.

Reason you can't buy it that way stock is the transmissions won't take the beating. I have driven a couple with the full Banks set up customers had. Putting along 10-15mph in a Dually crew with a few hundered pounds of cunstruction gear in the bed. The owner and I were talking about what it had when I spyed the Banks Pyro and boost gage. No internal mods all exhuast and electronics. Still had the factory turbo.. ...he told me to hammer it and see what I thought...He just grinned at me as the turbo started spool and said "don't let it get away from you". Turbo came up and just lit off the tires like I was power braking and started to walk sideways....this is a DUALLY CREW LONG BED with 300-400lb of junk in the bed. I had a big grin as well after that. Guy pulls a 12k trailer with it.

That one in the vid I am sure has all the bells and whistles, Big fat turbo custom pump with Propane injection (diesels version of NOS). Doing the math on a desk top dyno and a guess on the weight...that truck is making 900-1000hp.
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Wow, that's totally amazing. I'm always shocked when I see fast diesels like that It's a dream of mine to get a 1958 Cadillac Coupe deVille and swap out the powerplant with a new diesel engine and drive train. Of course, I'd keep the propane tanks in the trunk for a little extra boost now and then. The nice thing about a 58 caddy is that it's got plenty of wheelbase to tow my 26' trailer, and with the diesel engine it would get good mileage doing it....
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back to AIRSTREAMS, for a minute! now that the back window is done, i can start on the rear interior caps, and insulation, which i did! i'm about 65% done with the rear, then i'm going to try to bring a shine up on all 14 panels before moving ahead with anything else. that makes a HORRIBLE mess in the trailer, and there's no sense even trying to do anything remotely clean while i'm in polishing mode.

speaking of polishing, the replacement buffer came in today, so i had to test it on the front corner. the original caps in this are really rough. a PO way in teh past painted the trailer white and black... then another PO sanded it off... not with the gentlest of grades, i'm afraid. it shines up ok, but there's definitely a difference between them and all the new metal i've put on myself.

i had the little porta-heater running in there, and it's amazingly warm. guess the insulation is doing its job. that's a good thing. i'm hoping to keep working on teh interior through the winter.

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i had the little porta-heater running in there, and it's amazingly warm. guess the insulation is doing its job. that's a good thing. i'm hoping to keep working on teh interior through the winter.

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It's funny, you working through the winter there is like us working through the summer here. It's supposed to be in the 80's this week.

Looking really nice, btw!
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thanks! i'm glad you didn't let yours go. i don't think i'll ever sell thislittl eone after all we've been through... ha!

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man, i couldn't spell for #$@% that last post! ha!

anyway, i got back from thanksgiving camping a little early, and managed to get all the running lights wired and tested, as well as getting the lower belt molding on the front screwed in. i may go back and revisit that with more olympic rivets a little later. the belt molding on this trailer is really thick, and doesn't hug the body too closely, leaving some small gaps between screws. so, i'll double the screw holes, and finish it with olympics... see hwo that pans out... (later!)

next up is finishing the end cap installation (interior), and hopefully addressing the door this week. i'm going to completely reskin it with new .040. and send off the old bargman to be rechromed. need to start looking for an atlanta source for that, i recon...

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i'm going to completely reskin it with new .040. and send off the old bargman to be rechromed. need to start looking for an atlanta source for that, i recon...

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Wow, when you're all done with this thing is there going to be any original aluminum left on it?
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Wow, when you're all done with this thing is there going to be any original aluminum left on it?
just the end caps! ha! funny, huh? once i got started, i just couldn't stop!!! originally, i did it, because i didn't think i would have all teh ahtches in teh same place, etc... now i'm thinking i won't have any hatches at all. it really looks clean without them... though i guess convenience will play a part at some point. i might end up adding a hatch on teh curb-side to access under the bed. who knows. this trailer is turning into a total custom deal... but then again, don't they all?



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