Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-21-2014, 05:25 AM   #113
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Top View Post
I think those wheels are a tad unsightly. I normally don't say anything unless I have something nice to say, but I just want it to be clear that I think those wheels and tires should remain unseen.
I am glad Lance has the stuff to say the truth. I used to, but refrain from saying what I really feel these days.
The blue wall with the white wall and all that blue just make that rim gaudy.
__________________

Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 06:38 AM   #114
Rivet Master
 
rodsterinfl's Avatar

 
2006 25' Safari
Fort Myers , Florida
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 2,424
Images: 8
Quote:
Random thought...anyone know how a Nascar tire change is done? That process doesn't look very precise...does the wrench they use always tighten to the correct value?
Ha, love it Alumaminum! I never had lugs though with issues like this on my cars- just in my limited experience doing my own rotating etc. I agree though that it should not be so riddled with technicalities.
__________________

__________________
WBCCI 8653
2017 Ford F-150 3.5 Ecobeast Gen 2 3.55 Platinum
rodsterinfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 03:52 PM   #115
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Top View Post
I think those wheels are a tad unsightly. I normally don't say anything unless I have something nice to say, but I just want it to be clear that I think those wheels and tires should remain unseen.
Are these too over the top(no pun intended)?
Click image for larger version

Name:	P5210256.jpg
Views:	264
Size:	147.5 KB
ID:	212437
My shop did not do these rims even though we did change out the axles.
Click image for larger version

Name:	P5210258.jpg
Views:	202
Size:	285.8 KB
ID:	212438
This is a Frank's Trailer Work special. Double silver pinstripes on a black powder coated rim, topped off with a baby moon.
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 04:35 PM   #116
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
love those black rims Frank. All that kind of stuff is a matter of taste of course. Some don't like polished trailers.
How does the powder coating hold up?
__________________
1966 Overlander
AIR #005
Please visit our blogs and web pages:
OUR AIRSTREAM PASSION! BLOG
RESTORING AN AIRSTREAM
Our AIRSTREAM and TIN CAN TOURIST Rallys
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 05:02 PM   #117
Rivet Master
 
nilesrob's Avatar
 
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,112
Images: 12
You can never have too much bling.
__________________
Brad
The Slowsky's
2008 Airstream 27FB International Ocean Breeze
2014 Ford F250 King Ranch 4X4 w/6.7L Diesel, Hensley Hitch
WBCCI #1271

travelwiththeslowskys.com
nilesrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 05:03 PM   #118
Rivet Master
 
nilesrob's Avatar
 
Marietta , Georgia
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,112
Images: 12
Or on further observation, are those pictures just selfies?
__________________
Brad
The Slowsky's
2008 Airstream 27FB International Ocean Breeze
2014 Ford F250 King Ranch 4X4 w/6.7L Diesel, Hensley Hitch
WBCCI #1271

travelwiththeslowskys.com
nilesrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2014, 05:11 PM   #119
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
you cannot remove yourself from a photo of a baby moon so yes, they are selfless.
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 02:16 PM   #120
4 Rivet Member
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
1977 23' Safari
1986 34' Limited
Idaho Falls , Idaho
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 497
I'm with you, Frank--understated vintage elegance is always my preference rather than having everything that is possible. But although that is just personal taste, it just goes to show that your taste and mine is better than others'!!

Vivian
__________________
Richard and Vivian
Caliban The Wonder Dog: gone but not forgotten
Cerberus
Too many vintage A/Ss...
Landshark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2014, 04:32 PM   #121
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
Nowhere , Somewhere
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 6,421
Blog Entries: 2
If those wheels get to you, come to a TinCan Tourist rally and see some of the outfits there!some real imagination in the trailers, mostly vintage. Great looking. Jim
__________________
avionstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 09:00 AM   #122
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 23' Flying Cloud
Reed Point , Montana
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 99
Torque isn't Tension........

Good video, explaining bolt tension.
It explains to me why even with the torque set properly on your A/S your wheel could be loose.

Applied Bolting - Torque isn't Tension - YouTube
__________________
Bigskyrider8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 09:29 AM   #123
Rivet Master
 
J. Morgan's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
1975 31' Excella 500
Currently Looking...
Benton , Arkansas
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5,038
Images: 11
The wheels in the pictures work for me. Somehow, in my mind "retro" and Airstream go together well.
__________________
The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

J. Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 09:38 AM   #124
retired USA/USAF

 
2001 30' Excella
Somerset , New Jersey
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,154
I thought the video above was very informative. Does this dispel the common thought of NOT lubricating the threads on wheel applications ???? That's what I was always told but now I'm not so sure ??? Maybe the engineers could tell us.
__________________
Roger in NJ

" Democracy is the worst form of government. Except for all the rest"
Winston Churchill 1948

TAC - NJ 18

polarlyse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 10:04 AM   #125
Rivet Master
 
Currently Looking...
K.C. , Missouri
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 585
Quote:
Originally Posted by polarlyse View Post
I thought the video above was very informative. Does this dispel the common thought of NOT lubricating the threads on wheel applications ???? That's what I was always told but now I'm not so sure ??? Maybe the engineers could tell us.
( This vid has also been posted in another thread. I will throw my comments in here as well )

....and while that is interesting and accurate as far as it goes, it does not tell us the whole story, as it applies to attaching wheels to trailers.
We are generally spec'ed to use "clean, dry" threads and the cone as well.
It would have been interesting to see what results he would have acquired had he taken one of the "slightly rusty" bolts, nuts and washers, wire brushed them, cleaned the threads with solvent and then done up the assembly in the test rig.

I go back to my statement in another thread here about lug studs snapping off, that if we really knew the truth, the studs more likely failed because the assembly was "loose" ( not enough clamping force ), and the studs were subjected to shearing forces. Not because of over-torque ( although that is possible, it just seems less likely to me. Read the bolt specs on what the tensile strength of a 1/2" grade eight fastener )
__________________
gmw photos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2014, 10:24 AM   #126
2 Rivet Member
 
2014 23' Flying Cloud
Reed Point , Montana
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 99
Good point, made by an engineer friend....

That is an excellent video. It addresses the relationship between torque and "tension" which I most typically see referred to as "clamping force".

A single rotary torque specification expressed as a certain number of ft. lb., in. lb., or newton meters has two components: tension or clamping force is one and friction is the other.

The video clearly shows how important the friction component is, even though what we want to achieve is sufficient clamping force.

Manufacturers usually supply torque specifications in two parts: thread condition and numerical value. The thread condition is usually "clean and dry", although "lightly oiled" is occasionally specified.

As the video clearly demonstrates, with a given torque value, altering the thread condition drastically changes clamping force (tension).

And, the reason this is of more than passing academic interest is that the tension or clamping force is what is applied to the threads and shank of the capscrew or bolt, and is what will strip threads, or allow them to loosen depending.
__________________

__________________
Bigskyrider8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear Running Light Wire snapped spat61 Airstream Motorhome Forums 0 06-12-2010 08:10 PM
Vent replacement parts/Shaft snapped Lothlorian Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 6 11-13-2008 04:47 AM
Door Lock Snapped Off ssolid Doors & Locks 8 02-13-2008 08:08 AM
My Z lock lever "snapped off".. oh my! Director Awnings 7 10-20-2007 09:13 PM
1067 Radio Antenna Snapped Off flamingo-kid1 Audio, Video & TV 0 04-06-2004 09:15 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:50 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.