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Old 10-06-2002, 03:37 PM   #15
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favorite jerry rig

Here's a good on for you: You know that plastic cover that protects the P trap which is exposed, underneath the '67 Caravel. Well mine was completely rotten and broken (besides how is thin plastic supposed to protect a plastic P trap?), anyway I replaced it with my dogs stainless steel dish! it fit PERFECTLY got it at Pet Pals. PS: yes, I got the dog a new dish.

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Old 11-13-2002, 09:15 AM   #16
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segment protectors

How abou those segment protectors that I mentioned? They are complete and installed.

Cost well below 495 dollars as quoted by Airstream distributor

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Old 11-13-2002, 09:16 AM   #17
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A close up

A shot up close
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Old 11-13-2002, 09:22 AM   #18
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Road side

These are hinged for easy access and they cover the existing damage well.
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Old 11-13-2002, 09:22 AM   #19
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Fine job

That is a fine piece of work and great photos to boot.
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Old 11-13-2002, 09:24 AM   #20
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Looking for rub molding

I need a little rub molding from the old vintage Airstreams to apply to my segment protectors.
Does anyone have about 10 feet laying around?

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Old 11-13-2002, 11:59 AM   #21
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there is a guy on EBAY selling rolls of that Airstream blue insert if that is what you are looking for...
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Old 11-13-2002, 12:06 PM   #22
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Nope

Thanks for the pointer but that is not what I am looking for. I am looking for the aluminum trim that is paited blue in the middle.
You can see it on the pictures above.

My ol' 71 did not have rubber insert in it.

Andy at inland tells me that this stuff has not been made in 20 years and I would have to find salvage material.

Thanks anyway,
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Old 11-14-2002, 11:28 AM   #23
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funny...all that armor on the trailer, ;lus the solar rock-guard, makes it look like a storm-trooper from Star Wars! LOL!


How do the stone-guards attach? they just look like they're floating there....
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Old 11-14-2002, 12:30 PM   #24
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The Force

I see it now, It is so obvious!

It does look like a Storm trooper.

Anyway the panels are hinged in the front, (see vertical rivets near propane bottles), and the back side has standoff brackets,(you can see the two polished capnuts above the reflector).

The hinges are 90 degrees to the skin and a piece of angle mounted to the panel and the hinge creates a C Channel.

The hinges facilitate access for cleaning behind the panels. You simply remove the two capnuts and the whole panel swings out to the front, kinda like wings.

I think I will find a TV antenna that resembles a light saber.

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Here's what I did on my 71 Safari as regards the aluminum trim with blue inside the molding. I masked off the molding with two inch masking tape and then trimmed out the blue strip area with a sharp knife and removed that part of the tape. Coverd the trailer sides with masking tape and then sprayed the area with Rustoleum Royal Blue paint. Turned out to look just fine. Couldn't use the insert anyway since it didn't have it in the first place.
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Old 11-25-2002, 10:01 PM   #26
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Question Deluxe Rock Shields

Very nice work Smily. How bout a pix with the guard open as to see the standoff you describe.?

Also what is the rolled looking edge around the guards?and how attached?

Do you know the gauge or thickness of the stainless ? and about what do they weigh each?
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Old 11-26-2002, 06:12 AM   #27
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Weights

The steel is 18 guage SS.
Weight is probably around 20 - 25 lbs each
The edge is protected with extruded aluminum edge wrap.

I will open one day and take a picture but today I am headed out of town to look at 1976 Excella.

Maybe a bigger trailer for Daddy under the Christmas tree.

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Segment protectors

After reading this forum for about a year I purchased a 1987 34 ft side couch, twin bed Excella. The unit is in very good condition, but after 18 years show some signs of wear. I plan on spending the next year on this project, polishing the exterior, new curtains, upholstery, pergo flooring in kitchen and living room, And checking everything in great detail, hoping it will perform well for another 18 yrs . I purchased a set of Segment protectors, or gravel guards privately, and am looking for any information or specs, on the proper mounting. Does Airstream use backing plates on both sides of the skin, for the hinge and non-hinged sides of the segment protectors? JIRA
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