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Old 07-19-2008, 05:38 PM   #1
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do I need to remove door?

Hi,

We worked on our AS today, with me removing everything from the front so I could remove the bottom wall panels, so we can get the rest of the rotten floor out. Now I'm stuck. I removed all of the rivets, took out the one panel in the middle up front, but can't slide the panel that is by the door out from behind the interior door trim. Are there more pop rivets behind this trim? If so How do I remove the interior trim. I don't want to do any damage to the trim.

I may or may not have attached some pictures I tried. If they come through do you think my car will pull it. Also are the hubcabs airstreams? They were in the camper when we got it. I took the pictures in the sun so they didn't come out so well. If I have managed to attach them, I'll take some more tomorrow.

Hubby spent all this time UNDER the AS. First he has me get him his 3/8 ratchet set , then he gets out and gets the 3/4 inch rachet set, then I hear air tools running under the AS! Needed heavy equipment under there I guess. But he dropped about 1/2 of the pan and took out the 2 axles!

I told him We're taking the 2 oldest grandkids to Mt. Rushmore next summer so he better hurry!

Annette
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Old 07-19-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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Your hubcaps look like my [original] hubcaps.

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Old 07-19-2008, 09:19 PM   #3
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The symbol in the cap looks a lot like Lincoln to me...?

ps: Love your TV! How many '58 Vettes do you see pulling AS trailers!??
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:23 PM   #4
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The symbol in the cap looks a lot like Lincoln to me...?
They were bought in a lot for Airstream trailers back in the late 1960's, and they bought enough to last at least into the late 1970's.
I do remember seeing similar hubcaps on a couple of Continentals of the day.
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Old 07-19-2008, 11:26 PM   #5
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Power shouldn't be a issue with your Corvette as a TV, however, even though Corvettes are heavy for their size, that lack of weight coupled with the short wheelbase (I believe 98", is that correct?) may pose a problem. I love Corvettes, but I would probably use a different TV for an Airstream the size of yours.

Towing is hard on tow vehicles. I know. I have towed our '65 Caravel 80,000 miles with our '47 Chevy Street Rod Coupe.

Just my thoughts.
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:33 PM   #6
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Gee Guys, I was only kidding when I asked if my car would tow the AS. I didn't think you would take me seriously.

Annette

P.S. It's a 59 not a 58. It is kind of hard to tell the difference between the 2 unless you can see the hoods and trunks!
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:06 PM   #7
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The hubcaps are definitely Airstream from 72 to mid 70s. I have seen them sell on ebay for over $200. That's each! So if you don't want em send em
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Old 07-20-2008, 07:37 PM   #8
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WOW thanks for the info lumatic. I think we'll keep them, know if I can find a trailer tire with a really wide white wall I'll be happy. I think that would look nice.

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Old 07-20-2008, 07:59 PM   #9
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The only place I found for wide whites is Coker tire. But they are pricey. I tried to fake it with some white tire paint from a guy in Iceland. They yellowed and peeled but it may work on other tires. It looked good while it lasted though. he did send me a refund. Let me know if you want his contact info.
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:49 PM   #10
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Howdy.....
I have a "Bud" that has a 76 "Argosy" "22"
It has those same hubcaps!!
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