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Old 11-26-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Smile 1967 Streamline Empress, fresh from the field!!

Look what we just picked fresh out of the field!! We are very excited to bring this girl home. She has been sitting in this field since 2002 on blocks, hooked up to electric and sewer, being used only as a hunting cabin a few times a year. All in all shes in pretty good shape, nothing a good cleaning can't handle. I do plan to rip up the flooring (vinyl and carpet that was installed in the 90's I'm guessing) and other than a few minor repairs and replacements that will get us camping! All of the original appliances are in good working condition. Furnace does have a known issue, it blows the pilot light out when kicking back on after initially heating up to set temp. Could be an easy fix? The exterior lights were not in working condition, which we were able to determine was happening at the box where the umbilical joins in, the seller has agreed to fix this and get her out of the field for us (which was wayyyy to wet to drive on when we were there...) Hoping to pick up sometime next month.
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Old 11-26-2013, 03:44 PM   #2
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Nice find. Keep us updated on your efforts and progress.

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Old 11-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #3
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Looks pretty cool... Glad to see another classic removed from the mud and on the road to recovery.. Hope previous owner parks a large ugly "white box" on the site and it will probably disintegrate within a couple years...
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:46 PM   #4
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Looks good. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #5
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Contests! Looking forward to hearing more.

The furnace might be fixable, if not a modern Suburban NT30 can replace it. That go for about $600.
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Old 01-10-2014, 09:00 AM   #6
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My husband wants to replace the original split wheels, I would like to keep it looking as original as possible (but safe and legal!) Any suggestions or experiences with this??
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Split rims are illegal and dangerous. They did not call them the widow makers for nothing.

Most shops will not even work on them. Replace them as soon as you can. You won't regret it.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:07 AM   #8
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My husband wants to replace the original split wheels, I would like to keep it looking as original as possible (but safe and legal!) Any suggestions or experiences with this??
It's not safe and it's not legal.
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:28 PM   #9
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My husband wants to replace the original split wheels, I would like to keep it looking as original as possible (but safe and legal!) Any suggestions or experiences with this??
Just get some modern steel wheels and baby moon hubcaps. They will be safe and look original. Just dont buy wagon wheels, ugh.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:41 AM   #10
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Thanks Jewel, thats the answer I was looking for!!
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:45 AM   #11
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Anyone have pics where they have replaced split wheels with modern wheels but used the baby moon hub caps to keep it looking original??
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Historic Restorations vs. Period Renovations

Opinions are NOT like A******* - most of us have more than ONE opinion.

And I hope this opinion is more factual than just being a personal prejudice. A couple of years ago at a county fair in Ohio a steam tractor exploded killing two people and injuring several others. The owner was known as a safety nut who kept his equipment pristine and always ran his rig far below the maximum safe pressure. Nonetheless something went horribly wrong with a technology that was a key to the industrial revolution, but did have serious known risks.

Point?

Some things go obsolete because they are replaced by SAFER alternatives.

Sometimes "pragmatic" trumps "pure". The risks of using a 40 year old water heater or split rims FAR outweigh any need for historical accuracy. If you aren't planning to put your unit in some museum you should very seriously consider SAFETY as well as original design. I've seen people nestle a modern refrigerator behind a 1950's refrigerator door or even an old icebox door. Ditto on using a modern water heater behind the old door (and having an electronic ignition instead of having to light a pilot in your robe.)

If you want your unit to look like it did in the middle of the last century - use vintage patterned fabric, Marmoleum and "cracked ice" Formica. Get old style cabinet latches and hinges. But don't be a slave to anything that could put you in the hospital or the morgue. We want MORE RV enthusiasts, not less.

Be careful out there, Paula
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Split rims are not illegal and are still being used on large trucks. However it is highly recommended to replace them in the interest of safety, and to save you a lot of hassles at tire replacement time.

If you are mad to have the original wheel look, there are wheel companies that will cut the rim off your wheel and weld a new rim onto the old center. If you do this you can't tell it isn't the original wheel by appearance.

You might look up Stockton Wheel (to convert your wheels) or Wheel Vintique (for brand new, old style wheels)
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:04 AM   #14
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It's not a Streamline, but here is our Shasta with brand new wheels, tires and baby moons. The wheels were the black steelies I mentioned. Given more time I would have painted them white or blue, but I did like the simple black and chrome look.

Hope that helps!
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