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Old 01-21-2013, 06:11 PM   #15
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Outside photo of starting point

This is my starting point on the exterior. Thrilled to have the original awnings out of the package.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #16
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More photos of the starting point exterior

Hum, having trouble getting photos again. Here's another try
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:25 PM   #17
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starting point

more exterior photos of the starting point.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:48 PM   #18
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Mystery Parts

I can't figure out what these are either
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:08 PM   #19
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I've got a small version of your trailer in my 63 Tradewind and from what the experts tell me these are some of the better made trailers. You have a very nice project and hopefully you'll enjoy your trailer both working on it and using it.
I was wondering about the spare tire mount and cover you have on the front tongue behind the propane tanks. Would you mind posting some pictures of that? I've never seen one like that before.
Thanks and don't forget to ask lots of questions,you have a wealth of knowledge here at your finger tips.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:15 PM   #20
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hang on to all that stuff

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more exterior photos of the starting point.
Just a word of advice in case you didn't know this already but try to hang to everything you take out of the trailer in case you need to use any of the old stuff as templates.
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:24 PM   #21
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I'll take a close up tomorrow.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:01 PM   #22
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Photo of tire cover

Here is a picture of the original tire cover
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:47 PM   #23
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Very nice thank you!

How are things going?
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:47 AM   #24
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Newbie UPDATE - gathering the pieces

I am self employed and have found I have to be pretty discipled with myself; therefore I'm prohibited from doing Airstream stuff until my work is done. I am caught up today, so here's my update.
My general theory is to gather as many of the pieces I can before I bring the contractors in.
First up is to replace the subfloor with pine plywood, and putting in natural cork flooring everywhere except the bathroom. I have cork in my home, I love the feel under your feet, and I think it will help with sound Since the front pull out travel lounge is out anyway to be have the foam replaced, I'm going to instal cork seam to seam in the front of the trailer, and in the bedroom. The original fabric of the front lounge is really starting to grow on me so I think I am going to stay vintage there. The cabinets in the AS are real walnut veneer and overall, are in good shape. One overhead storage in the bedroom got some water damage along the way from the a/c, and there are some patches and sun fading to repair, here and there. I have started in with the Liquid Gold on all the wood. I am going to have the contractor remove one side of the cabinet above the fridge, put in a sturdy wood wall and put a mount for a flat screen there. The other side of the cabinet will be used for directv, dvr, stereo. Keeping most of the galley, as is; but planning to add a tin copper burnt umber backsplash. I only have one of the two original slide doors, and I am going to move the one I have to the bathroom.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:44 AM   #25
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Newbie Update Bathroom Plans

I am starting with a completed gutted bathroom. Nothing original at all. Blank. I'm going to start with replacing the sub floor, and using a single sheet of vinyl laminate in a river rock pattern. I am also going to rebuild the wardrobes on each side of the bathroom with some cedar lumber I have left over. The closet on one side will have a box built into the bottom for the load center and power converter (protected from all water!). Shelves in that closet, bar and shoe holders in the other.
I found a 32' rounded shower tub for the corner, and a half oval brass shower curtain rod with an overhead support (oil rubbed bronze). Im going with Dura Faucet 5 Function Massage head, 60" Stainless steel hose (also oil rubbed bronze) set up (for water on a hose functionality).
1963 trailers came with a porta potty, so no black tank. I don't have the grey tank either. I'm not thrilled at all about pumping poop. My solution: I found a great deal on a brand new incinolet, burn that stuff gone, toilet! No black tank for me!! It draws 15 Watts, so I must plan accordingly. I'm going to run one access to the grey tank, under the floor, running width of the trailer, but within the trailer frame. I'm thinking 25 Gallon tank? Still learning this part.
Between the incinerating toilet, running along the back wall, a custom cabinet with storage for toiletries and linens. Cool counter top with a vessel sink. I think I am going with this hand painted cooper sink from Mexico.
Since I am using Benjamin Moore Alkyd Low Lustre paint for metal, I'm considering using tin on the bathroom walls, and paint them using the same metal paint (maybe in a different tone) to show off the curves of the trailer. I could also use tin molding to have any plumbing or electric, venting infrastructure I might need to hide).
Those are my plans for the bathroom at this point.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:52 AM   #26
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Bathroom photos, I hope

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Old 02-09-2013, 02:55 AM   #27
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Bathroom tin tile options

Thinking about using these in the bathroom. Can't decide whether or not to order them with a powder coat in a color, or paint them with the metal paint I will be using throughout.
Considering the cooper one for the kitchen back splash.
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Old 02-09-2013, 03:51 AM   #28
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Newbie Electrical, Plumbing, and Propane Plans Too

I've been busy gathering the materials for the electrician. I'm going to have him start by running a 30 Amp supply from the main box at the house and installing basically an RV plug in station with a 30 AMP, 15 AMP outlet (in case I decide to use it for the Christmas light display), water supply, and TV cable. I have been to hardware stores 3 times so far, without luck, to get the load center. I know I need at least one 30/20 fuse, (2) 20/15's and at least two blank spots for growth. I also still need to get a grounding plate.
I picked up 55 Amp converter, but now I think I'm going to go ahead and upgrade it to the 75 Amp version. Both the A/C (Coleman Polar Cub 9200 BTU, with the heat stripe option) and toilet can draw 15 AMP; plus 3 AMPS for each of the Fan-Tastic Vents with thermostats, and rain sensors; Shurflo Revolution Water Pump draws 7.5 Amps (got the in line water filter too), plus I haven't figured for the TV equipment yet...so up to the 75 AMP converter I go...
The 27 Deep Cell Battery came in; I went with the 575/730/160 version, most juice I could get. Have the new cables for that.
I have the water pump, I want to depressurize the current water tank, but still use it. I need to replace all the water lines, and am waiting to see about the water heater. Still working out how to vent the galley sinks, the vanity sink, and shower to the grey tank. I do have this existing hole in the bathroom ceiling?
I found a local place to take my propane tanks to be re-certified, and new regulators; but I still haven't found the propane guy to work on repiping and getting the propane appliances and water heater back on line. I haven't decided what to do with the original propane heating unit next to the stove. The veneer on that panel is pretty whacked. I have the heat stripe in the A/C unit, and plenty of fan power. It would be nice to stay vintage; but I think it really decreases the functionality of that space I might want to use for a table function? I am going to keep the propane light overhead there.
I will be saving any parts I don't use in case the next owner wants to take it back to classic vintage (or I decide to sell off the parts to others looking to rehab other airstreams).
So far, that's the plan!
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