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Old 11-29-2009, 03:52 PM   #771
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a little shearin', brakin, and a bendin' later....
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:54 PM   #772
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Now that looks a lot better...

I think those steps could use a little diamond plating, though...
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:57 PM   #773
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Here's the toys that made it all happen. I REALLY wanted a vintage brake, but I kept getting outbid... The bench one will do for now. Once I find a matching pexto, I'll Craigslist her...

Gotta love vintage tools... seems only fair to work on these old trailers with tools as old as them!

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Old 11-29-2009, 05:18 PM   #774
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Great work Jordan, thanks for sharing the pictures. I really like the perf'd doors on the upper.

And that vintage Pexto shear is very cool!

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Old 11-29-2009, 06:14 PM   #775
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That is truely great work. I'm always amazed the quality work that goes on here. Love the transition at the door.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:54 PM   #776
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I bow down to all the efforts that you have put into the "Silver Pickle"... This is one that I will put on the have to see list. I can only say that you have provided a 1st Class example for those of us who are working on our own Airstream Dreams... Thanks and I look forward to more...
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:48 AM   #777
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I've been spending what little Airstream time I can find on my Globe Trotter project, but thought I'd post an update about the grey tank. I finally got it back from the fabricators. It fits between the frame and cross members with barely a hair to spare. Here's a pic of it during test-fitting this weekend. I'll need to remove it this week, drill the mounting holes and reinstall permanently before tackling the plumbing. It's all stainless, of course, and only hangs down from the frame 3.5" on one side, and 2.5" on the other. Pretty slick! I'm definitely going to do this with my other projects. It was expensive, though. $700+ tax.

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Old 03-08-2010, 08:58 AM   #778
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JP, thanks for the pictures of the brake. One of the things I like about vintage is that you can tell that it was make by human hands. I really like the equipment you see that was make just after the turn of that other century.
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Here's the toys that made it all happen. I REALLY wanted a vintage brake, but I kept getting outbid... The bench one will do for now. Once I find a matching pexto, I'll Craigslist her...

Gotta love vintage tools... seems only fair to work on these old trailers with tools as old as them!

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Old 03-08-2010, 05:34 PM   #779
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I notice that you have used bubble foil for insulation under the floor. Is this attached to the floor or is there a layer in between? I ask and warn. Listening to a VAP episode I heard Collin advise against it because it will hold water against the plywood. Sadly I can say this is true. In my restore I too have used foil against the floor. I have been having issues sealing around my rear oval window. Over the year water has been leaking in. I know this and have been trying methods for stopping it without luck. Even though I have outdoor grade (I was assured it was the same as marine grade but with lesser quality plies) I have a rot spot. I cut through this and sure enough, there was a puddle of water being held against the floor by the bubble foil. If you can still rememdy this, you may want to think about it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 05:58 PM   #780
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I have slits in the foil between each crossmember. I'll have to double check the outriggers, where I can. I thought of that when I did it as well, and coated the underside with 2 nice thick coats of sealer, so hopefully that won't be an issue.
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Wow, Lots of work... It's looking really great. You've got some good ideas incorporated into your design. I may have missed it, but where did you get the port hole window for the door?
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:00 AM   #782
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Wow, Lots of work... It's looking really great. You've got some good ideas incorporated into your design. I may have missed it, but where did you get the port hole window for the door?
eBay, of course! I haven't seen them in a long, tome, though... I wish I had bought more of em...
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What kind of material did you use on your interior? It looks absolutely beautiful! I've been looking for something other than the vinyl...
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Man I just read the whole thing, its awesome. You have done one heck of a job.
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