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Old 12-09-2005, 11:02 AM   #15
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Can you please tell us about your unit? Will you be using it for recreational use, or commercial use? It is quite unusual, and very neat looking!

Can you post pics of the inside?
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Hello 3Ms75Argosy
Yes the unit is unusual, I believe it is one of only two ever made by the Airstream factory in Ohio and was originally made as commercial unit which was used as a type of cocktail/food outlet. Also the person that had them made still owns the other identical unit in the US.
There is a sign on the inside wall which says "This establishment is authorised to sell food by the Arkinsas food dept" So I feel its safe to say the unit has spent some time in Arkinsas.
At the moment I'm in the process of stripping out the unit to suit a commercial enterprise which will also sell food on the major rock concerts throughout the UK.
I do have some photos of the inside before I started to strip the interior, would you be interested in seing them. If so 'll resize them and upload them onto the forum.
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Old 12-09-2005, 12:34 PM   #16
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What's a wheel brace?

Would love pics.

Arkansas, hmmmmm isn't there a joke for that? Never mind.

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Old 12-09-2005, 12:42 PM   #17
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Hello Action

A wheel brace is a form of wrench for undoing or tightening the wheel nuts on a car or tralier wheel. I dont know what you call it in the US.

Photos of the inside of the Airstream are now posted in my profles photo gallery.

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Old 12-09-2005, 12:52 PM   #18
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Photos of the inside of the Airstream are now posted in my profles photo gallery.
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Hello Action

A wheel brace is a form of wrench for undoing or tightening the wheel nuts on a car or tralier wheel. I dont know what you call it in the US.
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Old 12-10-2005, 09:19 AM   #20
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My Airstream manual lists the torque for alloy wheels at 95 ft lbs. In the UK I would use a 3/4 inch AF deep socket with a 3 inch extension to a ratchet from a 1/2 inch drive socket set for initial fitting and removal, with an extension tube on the ratchet handle if necessary. For final tightening, the same socket and extension can then be fitted into a torque wrench. The folding type wheel brace popular in the USA can be seen and obtained at http://www.machv.com/follugwren.html
It's cheaper at Wal-Mart!
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Old 12-10-2005, 10:04 AM   #21
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For final tightening, the same socket and extension can then be fitted into a torque wrench. Nick
I concur with Nick’s advice but would like to make a simple addition. Read the torque wrench directions as they pertain to use of extensions. Some torque wrenches can get skewed readings if extensions are used. Simply put, you may not get the proper reading. Select a torque wrench that meets your needs. I like the “clicker” type made by Snap-On tool.

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