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Old 11-26-2008, 09:53 PM   #29
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I don't have anyplace to set things(bottle, shot glass) when sitting at the front gaucho, so I'm thinking of adding those cabinets to use for that purpose. It would require notching the ends of the rail on the front of the seat to allow the bed to pull out over the top of them, and they can only be about 12" tall and 5-1/2" deep, but I think they would be very useful. If I build them right up against the front of the gaucho they will look original and I will still be able to open the storage compartments and pullout the bins. with the bed open they will be covered up and provide support for the ends of the bed platform.
I haven't thought much about the countertops yet. The original countertops are light brown formica with a "T" molding edge, 1" thick in a matching brown color. I could do the same thing again, and I probably will on the kitchen counter, but I'm partial to wood so I may do the other counters in the same wood as the cabinets but with a more durable finish.
I'm amazed at how light the cabinet construction is in airstreams. I will be setting up a construction template in my layout program so it will accurately show the construction and give me a cutlist for parts. I would guess that the cabinets in my trailer weigh maybe 150 to 200 pounds. the same cabinets with my standard cabinet construction would be 450 to 500 pounds!
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:21 AM   #30
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Thanks guys. I wish I had the space to keep the '64 closer at hand. I am feeling the need to "get to work!". Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:58 AM   #31
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Tim,

I'm thinking that if you place a red laser light in just the right spot, it will reflect off all the mirrors and unlock your cabinets releasing the money stashed there for your renovation...

add a fog machine and a subwoofer and turn your trailer into a "rave machine" ready to roll into BurningMan
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:24 AM   #32
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GR8DANE:

You forgot the Disco Ball! I'll have to give you a call this weekend. Hope your work on your '66 is coming along. We have to make a point of pondering our Safari's with an appropriate beverage from one of the best brewers on the planet.
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Old 11-27-2008, 01:15 PM   #33
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GR8DANE:

You forgot the Disco Ball! I'll have to give you a call this weekend. Hope your work on your '66 is coming along. We have to make a point of pondering our Safari's with an appropriate beverage from one of the best brewers on the planet.
August Schell Brewing Company: Since 1860

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I sure would like to try their "SNOW STORM" Wonder if it's available here in San Diego? If not Why not? Maybe I can get some shipped to me, that would be sweeeeeet !!
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