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Old 10-09-2005, 12:14 PM   #15
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Vintage Parts Replicated

I just received some great news from the college prof., whose students are replicating my 'Land Yacht' emblem for a student project. He stated that the 'half-size' mold for the robotic machinery is "awsome" and is "virtually identical" to the one that I gave him to work from. He also spoke with an Airstream official, who gave thier blessings for him to reproduce and make them available to others! The prof. stated that they should have the first one 'cut' by next week or so. He, also, is quite excited because he is hoping that the sales of these plaques (and any other parts that restorers might need replicated by his students) will generate money for their program so as to enable his students to attend and compete in national competitions. I will post side by side pictures of my 'old' emblem and the newly replicated emblem as soon as I get it. Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a plaque and/or need any other parts replicated. Once the first plaque is 'cut', he should be able to determine the fair market cost for the plaques. We should also be able to provide them either unpainted or painted, depending on how you would like it. Please let me know if anyone is interested. I will try to check this site periodically, but either way, feel free to email me with any questions.
By the way....The plaque they are reproducing for me is approximately 11.5 inches by 3.5 inches (approximately 3/8 inches thick) and has the word 'Land Yacht' ingraved in a fancy script. The word 'Land Yacht' is painted in a light blue and the border, also ingraved into the plaque, is painted in red. Tom
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:37 PM   #16
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Regarding the 'stinky pipes', door handles and other needed parts. If you can, we need detailed photos with measurements and /or line drawings, or even better---the actual part to make a mold or robotic program for, in order to have the students replicate the parts. I just posted an update under General Repair forums. Let me know if you are interested. Tom
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:12 PM   #17
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Land Yacht plate?!

I need one of those! I'll buy one!
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:24 PM   #18
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How about a vertical reefer style door handle from the '59 to appr. '61 models? These are in pretty high demand. Here's a picture of the whole unit. The handle is what breaks usually just below the lock.

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Old 10-09-2005, 08:44 PM   #19
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Sounds like a good idea. Can't wait to see your post when they're done.
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Old 10-09-2005, 09:36 PM   #20
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Regarding the 'stinky pipes', ...
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Looks like Steve has that one covered already. I'm sure we can dream up a few more items for you though!
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Old 10-10-2005, 09:05 PM   #21
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How about a vertical reefer style door handle from the '59 to appr. '61 models? These are in pretty high demand. Here's a picture of the whole unit. The handle is what breaks usually just below the lock.

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I would buy one of these as well. the on on my 59 is already starting to fracture.


I will be getting a piece of aluminum soon and trying to make a replacement.

Some new old stock of these showed up and went for several hundred dollars.

The handle is the part in demand. If that part could be replicated in billet aluminum with the pivot having a feral pressed in for the wear point it would sell. Its a relatively simple design that a CNC mill would be able to kick out fairly easy. Doing it in aluminum would make it easier on the mill.
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Old 10-11-2005, 02:42 AM   #22
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I'm in! I have a 75 tradewind and was thinking of having one made already. If these are done well I would love to buy one! Can't wait to see pics.
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I imagine that the door handle assembly is somewhat complicated. The students will probably need an actual assembly to work with, or maybe just some very detailed measurements and photos from all angles. I'll run the part idea and the above photo by the prof. and see what he says. I'll also post the photo's of the plaques just as soon as I get them.
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Old 10-11-2005, 07:49 PM   #24
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I know I'm not really worried about it having the lock. My lock cylinder is junk and I don't even have the key for it. My coach has a dead bolt on it for security.

The rest of the machining is pretty straight forward.

I am not sure mine is a good candidate for a sample. Its pretty worn and it doesn't close properly since its about to break.
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Old 10-11-2005, 10:23 PM   #25
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Bargman L-77 handle

Once again, I will remind folks who need a replacement handle for the L-77 Bargman handle to contact a gent who is willing to have a go at duplicating that handle if at least 6 people express interest.
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Doing some research as I have redoing the emblems on our 71 on the to do list. Found this interesting - then it just appears to have died.
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There are lots of companies willing to manufacture these old parts. Steve at Vintagetrailersupply.com has done some great work. All you have to do is supply a sample. Somebody get out there and get these things resourced! We will need you sooner than you think.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:53 AM   #28
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How about the plastic cabinet latches for the lower cabinets on a '68, and the upper plastic closures (for the overheads)??? Mine are snapping off at an alarming rate!!

I know inland has the lowers on his site but, they are a little pricey (for how many I need)- and in truth, they are a bit ugly to spend money on- but they really work!!
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