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Old 08-24-2012, 05:04 PM   #1
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Streamline Countess rescued!

1965 Streamline Countess 26fter rescued from just outside of Tucson AZ.
Bringing it back to El Paso for a coworker of mine that I infected with Aluminitis.
Outside is in pretty good shape, inside is partially gutted. Toilet and fridge are both missing as well as bed and couch.
I removed the stock 15" split rims with what looks older than dirt bias ply Goodyear tires(which still had 40 psi in each tire)and installed some 16" LT tires and steel rims.
Wish me luck on my 300 mile return journey.

Last picture is of Looloo the wonder dog!
Trailer rescuing is hard work!
Nap time.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #2
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After looking at the first picture in my post I forgot to mention I did raise the ball height so it sits level.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:57 AM   #3
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Nice find!

If you don't mind sharing, what is the serial number?
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:41 AM   #4
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Sweet! Your coworker will start a thread with lots of pictures as they work on her, right?

Love the pic of Looloo!
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:07 AM   #5
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Sweet! Your coworker will start a thread with lots of pictures as they work on her, right?

Love the pic of Looloo!
Thanks Minno and bookem, I'm working on him to start a thread but it seems as though he's a reader and not one to post, oh well.

I stopped about 10 miles outside of Tucson to check lug nuts and make sure everything was good with the trailer. Lugs were good but the curbside hubs were very hot to the touch. I went ahead and pulled the wheels and hubs back off and sure enough the drums brakes were dragging. The brake shoe retainer, pin and spring were destroyed allowing the shoe to drag. I went ahead and removed the brake shoes and put her back together. The rest of the trip went well without any more problems.
The Streamline pulled very nice and was hardly noticeable even though I didn't use Wd hitch or trailer brakes.
I had to rebuild the old Bargman L100 lockset and went ahead add a couple of bungee cords for a little bit of extra security in case the door flew open.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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I had to rebuild the old Bargman L100 lockset and went ahead add a couple of bungee cords for a little bit of extra security in case the door flew open.

Sounds familiar. You wouldn't "like" the way I have the outer door reinforced against opening, now, on the current Silver Streak I have, but it ain't quite a "keeper" either. I've posted to a thread on that lock around here somewhere (on rebuilding one).

Glad you got it home. Look forward to more.

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Old 09-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #7
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I had to rebuild the old Bargman L100 lockset and went ahead add a couple of bungee cords for a little bit of extra security in case the door flew open.

Sounds familiar. You wouldn't "like" the way I have the outer door reinforced against opening, now, on the current Silver Streak I have, but it ain't quite a "keeper" either. I've posted to a thread on that lock around here somewhere (on rebuilding one).

Glad you got it home. Look forward to more.

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Hey Rednax
You gotta do what you gotta do to get the job done right! The PO had a metal bar propped up against the door to keep it closed where it sat on the side of his house.
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The BARGMANN L300 is what I posted on:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f453...ock-76735.html
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