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Old 08-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #99
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I'm still here!

I'm still here guys! Just rounding out a great summer and spending a lot of time in the mountains with my wife and boys. The trailer is fully gutted down to the ribs and bare floor. Before moving forward I'm going to get the trailer weighed. I'm curious how much it will be when we are done! Going to get working on the body, windows, focus on floor/frame and start mapping out electrical. I'll post some pics!
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Old 10-18-2011, 03:55 PM   #100
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Replace Tongue? Ready to lift body, windows removed.

Fall is holding on and allowing me to do work! Windows removed and new glass is ordered - going with tempered to ensure safety. Shell has been braced inside and should be separated here in the next week from the floor. Still working out the axle details here locally and have been torn with torsion vs. original springs. I am however going with straight axle to give a little lift to the trailer for towing.

One reason to remove interior end caps - bird's nest and wasp nest! Birds must of been there for years!

Help me here - the tongue worked flawlessly while towing the trailer back home 450+ miles. Should I replace it? The jack lift works great too but I have tried everything to get the wheel off the bottom and fear that cutting it off is the only way to remove it. So a new lift is in the future too?
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:06 PM   #101
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I had my coupler and jack replaced. Just wanted the assurance of having something more modern and possibly safer.
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Old 10-18-2011, 05:35 PM   #102
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Still working out the axle details here locally and have been torn with torsion vs. original springs.
I'm very happy with my conversion to torsion axle from the original springs. A buddy of mine who did the conversion on his '59 Flying Cloud did all the welding on mine. Check out his blog entries on the frame and axle. Might have some helpful tips since you have the same trailer.

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Help me here - the tongue worked flawlessly while towing the trailer back home 450+ miles. Should I replace it? The jack lift works great too but I have tried everything to get the wheel off the bottom and fear that cutting it off is the only way to remove it. So a new lift is in the future too?
I kind of regretted replacing the toungue jack before it had failed. I really like the look of the original jacks with the rivets, and the heavy duty steel wheel. However, if it fails and drops the trailer on its nose, that would really suck. Probably better to replace it.

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Old 11-17-2011, 02:26 PM   #103
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Restoring / Polishing Windows and the small stuff

Until I can get my trailer indoors to work on it I have been fixing and polishing up the windows. It definately is a process but the results are fun and fantastic! I started on the bathroom window just in case I messed something up, it wouldn't be a main viewed window and it's smaller than most of the other windows. Devil in the details, original screws from the main center brace are not immune to some polishing! Also cleaned up the window hardware and loved the idea of hammered steel paint as seen in other posts. Now just waiting on VTS to get galvanized screen back in stock to put everything back together.
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Old 11-17-2011, 02:38 PM   #104
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WOW!!! Those look great. You should go into business just doing windows.

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Old 11-17-2011, 11:27 PM   #105
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WOW!!! Those look great. You should go into business just doing windows.

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Thanks Brad! My wife says the same thing! Really enjoy fabrication and working on the trailer, who knows what the future may hold! Speaking of windows, I have you on my list to get in touch with. I would like to re-create the front window caravan sticker I posted about months ago and you mentioned you could help out, I will message you.
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Old 11-17-2011, 11:33 PM   #106
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I'm very happy with my conversion to torsion axle from the original springs ....

I kind of regretted replacing the toungue jack before it had failed. I really like the look of the original jacks with the rivets, ... Probably better to replace it.

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Thanks Norm, definately some great info you provided on the axle issue. Your buddy's blog is great! Really enjoyed the material and info, I've bookmarked it for future reference!
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:01 AM   #107
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I had my coupler and jack replaced. Just wanted the assurance of having something more modern and possibly safer.
Love your '58 and I've taken your advice. New coupler and jack on its way. I have to cut the sweet old wheel off the jack to remove the jack but the wheel will stay with the trailer.

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What tool did you use to polish the window frames? They look perfect.
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #109
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Just FYI I bought the flying cloud from Jason in Sept. It is now down to the frame and shell and believe me the extra parts are much appreciated.
I also saw his other caravelle project and it is very nice indeed!
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Old 01-23-2012, 02:09 PM   #110
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Just FYI I bought the flying cloud from Jason in Sept. It is now down to the frame and shell and believe me the extra parts are much appreciated.
I also saw his other caravelle project and it is very nice indeed!
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Hi Tim, That is great to hear! Jason is really a great guy and has a true passion for Airstream restoration. He came all the way from Utah to Montana for those parts, I was happy to see them go to a good home! Keep me posted on your Cloud project.

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Old 01-23-2012, 02:13 PM   #111
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What tool did you use to polish the window frames? They look perfect.
I've been using a bench buffer with incredible results. Takes steady hands and good movement to make sure the frames don't zip off into space or my face! Gloves and eyewear protection are a must. I'm going to post a video soon on a blog I started of the process.
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