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Old 10-29-2013, 03:47 PM   #1
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The Most informative Airstream Video I Have Ever Seen!

I thought I would pass this along to the forum. Very informative even for those of us that aren't very technically inclined. The section that explained the axles very cool. I loved the cross-section explanation. Anyway, check it out if you are planning a restoration, in the middle of one or just love Airstreams (which we all do, right?) :

Historical Airstream: Building Dreams is our Business - YouTube
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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Very cool video. Gotta look and see how to remove the middle panel in the ceiling to get to the wiring. They said that was the purpose of the design.
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Old 10-29-2013, 04:31 PM   #3
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I have done that and I know how because I did it the wrong way. First you need to remove all fixtures and shrouds for fans, A/C and lights. then there are rubbers gaskets or strips that run the length of the ceiling panel on both sides. They are exactly like what you set into a window screen to hold the screen material in place. Once those are removed and any rivets that may be holding it in place are removed, you are ready to get a buddy (or two) and pull it out. I tried doing this alone. That was a terrible idea... I would pop it down so that instead of rounding upwards toward the rof, it rounds downwards towards the floor. Then pull it out... Good luck.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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Sounds like a plan. I'll probably do it over the Winter when I start phase two of the renovation.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #5
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Looks like some of my driving....it's amazing it didn't turn over without an Anderson hitch.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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"...but do it now, for life is a one time thing."

That is spot on!

I never watch a 19 minute video. That was fun - even if a bit "film strippy". :-)
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:39 PM   #7
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That was awesome. The driving at the end, whoa. Extremely impressive.

Also, gratuitous use of girls in bikinis had me laugh. Oh, the 60's. "So, we'll have this pretty girl in a bikini to demonstrate the effectiveness of the insulation. Sounds good everybody?"

"Yep, excellent idea. Let's do it."

This one here came up on the end screen. From the 80's no girls in bikinis - but assembly workers in hotpants:

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Old 10-29-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
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amazing video

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Looks like some of my driving....it's amazing it didn't turn over without an Anderson hitch.
Makes the WD hitch argument kinda hard to back up. HUH.
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Lifetime warranty on torsion axles... If you are the original owner. I heard it! I doubt many of us are original owners.
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Great video. Thanks.
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No problem. I love the bikini girl as well. Lol.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:25 AM   #12
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Notice the use of "wafer board" in the second video.
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enjoyed that a lot. Thanks for posting
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great vid...I have seen it....there are simply too few videos on youtube that feature airstream...except for ones selling airstream on dealer lots or from individuals...

My favorite video was this one...not on youtube but on this website alone:

HowStuffWorks "Assembly Line: Airstream Trailers"

Its better than the "how its made" one I think...much more detailed.
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