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Old 08-16-2019, 06:36 PM   #281
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You do great work in such lousy heat. That backsplash will be so dramatic in your Overlander.

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Old 08-21-2019, 12:48 PM   #282
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The heat

Been complaining about the heat in the Airstream, but after some jury rigging the electrical to the AC itís nice . First temp is outside on the skin . Second is in the upper cabinets away from the AC . Might need long underwear. Loving it .
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:06 PM   #283
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We have "dry heat" (think baking oven) here in Colorado. Yesterday the air temp was 83 here, but the sun is so intense. The boards on my south facing deck were 160 degrees by noon, and the entry door was 140 degrees. The sun heats the house and it gets darn warm in here. I'm no fan of intense heat. Like clouds.

Glad you got some relieve with the ac going with ac.

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Old 09-10-2019, 01:01 PM   #284
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Nothing is square in an Airstream

Took two weeks off and went camping in our class c down on the boarder . Nobody at the camp sites cause everyone was scared off because it was so hot the first part of August . On Labor Day we were the only one in the pool and only 4 rigs camping .

So I started building my dining area . Donít mind the dirty condition and the rigged wiring . The bottom supports get covered and the big holes are for ventilation. Cover will have lovers and art work . Nothing Iíd square so a lot of fitting . My knees are killing me . More to follow . That work light is from HF and is on sale for $20 .Blue
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:29 PM   #285
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You are correct, there is nothing square in an Airstream. You have to custom fit every piece almost. I like the storage cabinet below the front window. A great way to make a backrest support.

The area you are building is where you will spend the majority of time in the trailer. The kitchen table is the center of most homes.

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Old 09-16-2019, 08:57 AM   #286
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Thanks for posting the pics, Joyflea. I just have the bottom section of my dining/sleeping area roughed in while I wait for my new fresh water tank. I like your upper sections. I also noted evidence of your Kreg jig, or whatever version you used for anchoring screws. I, too, have used one of those hanging lights throughout my project.
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Old 09-17-2019, 08:20 AM   #287
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Airstream renovations are good for learning how to mark and cut compound curves in cabinetry and countertops! That's how I learned...

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Old 09-17-2019, 11:17 AM   #288
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True , so true ! Everyday is a school day.
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Old 09-18-2019, 07:49 PM   #289
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Started building the covers for my couch area . Cut , laid out my patern , punched in my dimples but had to stop while I had my dimple die in and do two door panels for my hot rod . One done and other will be done tomorrow. Then I will put my louvre die in and punch holes for colling everything under the dinette. Three of the phots are a little off topic but you can see what can be done . Blue Click image for larger version

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Wow, I'm impressed!

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Old 09-19-2019, 01:46 PM   #291
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Likewise! Well done!
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You will have an amazing Airstream when you are done.
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Slow progress this week . Got the seats all braced and hinged. Did get my louvre dies put back in my press and put in my kick panels. I did them from the front so your feet and legs wonít hit them . I will rub them down with scotch bright to give them a not so bright look . Mainly because I donít want to polish them after the table is in . BlueClick image for larger version

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Certainly adds a nice vintage Airstream look to the front room. I made mine out of plywood 'cause I ain't got a louver die and press. Even if I did, they would all be crooked.

You are quite the craftsman.

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