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Old 12-18-2006, 04:12 PM   #351
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Man - oh - man!! That is awesome. Nice work.

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Old 12-18-2006, 04:14 PM   #352
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Whew Wee!!

Great workmanship! I love seeing what talented people are on this forum and what amazing things they can do. Makes me wish I were more of a "handy man" myself and had some of all of your cool toys (er, tools)!

Nice job. Can't wait to see the final AFTER photos!
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Old 12-18-2006, 04:28 PM   #353
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Man - oh - man!! That is awesome. Nice work.

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thanks mate! i was looking at your hinges on your december photo contest. it looks like yours has half bucked and half pop-rivets like mine did. what do ya know. that might have been original? also, i have the same pull handle, but i replaced it with a cleaner one off eBay.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...0&d=1165987225

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ps. i moved my ID tags from the left to the right side so i could admire em with the door open. did ya notice?
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Old 12-18-2006, 08:13 PM   #354
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Can't wait to see the final AFTER photos!
you and me both, man!



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Old 12-20-2006, 02:26 PM   #355
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Interior lights.... continued!

i got the rest of the dome lights and panels in. could use a touch-up polish, i guess. i'm really looking forward to getting the wood panels in next.

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Old 12-20-2006, 02:27 PM   #356
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couldn't resist...

... test polishing the new door panel...
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Old 12-20-2006, 06:51 PM   #357
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JP, please forgive me if you've already told me or postedv this, but what lights did you decide to go with?

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Old 12-21-2006, 04:47 AM   #358
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i got them from sailorsams.com. they have a great selection of lights in 3 different price ranges. i opted for these:

12 Volt Recessed Ceiling Lights - Boat - RV - Marine Lighting - SailorSams.com - Nova ICM-8777 Optional Switch

they look great, and you can't tell they're plastic at all. i also got the double toggle switches they sell. i had thought about using their dimmer for the dome lights, and may still. the light fixtured can't be grounded to work with those dimmers, and won't work correctly with older light fixtures or LED bulbs (if i understand it correctly).

for the front wall lights, i'm thinking about these:

12 Volt Wall-Mount Reading Light with Switch - SailorSams.com - Halospot ICM-8106

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Old 12-26-2006, 07:04 PM   #359
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Just beautiful - love the work you're doing - feeling jealous and inspired - I look forward to watching your progress.
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Old 12-26-2006, 07:17 PM   #360
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i don't know how inspiring it is, when you look at the starting date of this thread! ha! but it is rewarding, that's for sure.

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Old 12-26-2006, 08:40 PM   #361
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i don't know how inspiring it is, when you look at the starting date of this thread! ha! but it is rewarding, that's for sure.

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I noticed the starting date and felt inspired yet - mine too has taken sometime but now I'd like to move in soon - so lots too do.
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Those rivets on my door hinge were applied by me. When the door flew off a few years ago, it took the hinges with it so new rivets all around plus I added a few extra. That's not going to happen again.

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Old 03-05-2007, 02:21 PM   #363
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Back to Airstream Project #1 for a moment... it seems there is a leak in the rear window, AFTER all the work to get it back in there dry and sound. so, i've removed the interior end caps... again, and traced the leak back to the top window sill of the frame. it looks like a little water is working down between the skins and the eyebrow over the rear window, then piling up, and finding a hole somewhere on top of the window to seep in. unfortunately, i can't get to the top of the window to seal the edge, and i've done everythnig i can to the eyebrow to seal it that i can. my only real option seems to be removing the eyebrow over the window, cleaning it up, and resealing it with olympic rivets, or if i'm a glutton for pain, remove the rear interior endcap, and insulation and buck them back together... yeah, i'm really looking forward to EITHER one! ha!

the GOOD news is the rest of the trailer is sound as a pound. we've had some pretty torrential rain here lately, and not even the slightest leak has appeared anywhere else.

the only reason i'm being so picky about getting the leaks fixed before moving on is because of my interior choice. i plan on doing all the interior panels (except the polished endcaps) out of baltic birch (ala carlos). i really don't want them getting wet after all that effort!

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Interesting reading through the thread. Looks like you're doing a great job. Can't wait to see the photos with the wood in, but you're smart to get it dry first. Good work!
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