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Old 01-29-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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"On the Road Again!"

My theme song for our '56 Bubble restoration, keeping me motivated to continue.Reading some of the information and support found on this web site is amazing at the least. I found this California Bubble in 2003 and has been sitting in back yard ever since pulled it home. Decided I must restore this little jewel OR sell. Well I have floor out and did not know whether to do "shell-on" or "shell-off? After reading some good reasons why I should do "shell-off" and inspection of frame and C-channel.....she goes into surgery this week and removing shell. I have to do it thoroughly or not at all. Always like a good challange. So here we go!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:54 PM   #2
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Shell off for that small of a Stream should be easy. Consider flipping over the frame to install the insulation and bellypan. Post photos!

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome, HiHoAgRV. Good idea of flipping frame . Yes I will post pictures as I go.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:32 PM   #4
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what kind of shape is your bubble? lots of 56rs showing up this year-- i loI'm about done with my bubble. cheers. Ted (Oregon)ok forward to seeing what you do.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:19 AM   #5
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Considering she sat in the woods for past 10-15 years as hunting shack., the skin is
Is in great shape. Interior......all original. Floor is gone forward and aft. Shell coming off soon. What is best way todrill out exterior factory rivets??? Need some direction.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:23 AM   #6
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My bubble is California serial # 372
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:50 PM   #7
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Looking into the "history" of my '56 Bubble. Has club # 2674 on front and back. also sticker that is "Pikes Peak Airstream Club". I was told original owners taught at UWM (Wisconsin). Any help and info is much appreciated.
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