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Old 08-17-2003, 08:13 PM   #1
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How did you spend your weekend??

I spent mine working on the 78 Argosy on the drive.

My 3 fantastic vent fans came last week so I had a job to do. I was able to get the mid coach and rear one installed. Mid coach is a manual unit, the rear is a full blown unit with a wall mount thermostat and fan control.

The strangest thing I found during the installs was the sealant that was used on the inside of the old vents. It was white, and gooey and still stuck to stuff like it was fresh. On my 76 it was vulcem inside and out. It made it less of a struggle to remove the old ones, for sure. I had to stop, because I ran out of vulcem

I also was able to get my replacement sewer pipe cover painted and installed. I have attached pictures of before and after.

Argosy owners take notice, your vent covers are ABS and will some day look like this....................
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Old 08-17-2003, 08:15 PM   #2
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New vent cap, with new gasket installed:
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Old 08-17-2003, 08:22 PM   #3
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Nice Job!

I spent my weekend working. This would have been my week end off but they asked me if I wanted to work and so I did!
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Old 08-17-2003, 08:28 PM   #4
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Worked on the airstream all weekend. Removed old red numbers and replaced them, painted nameplate, and stripped and repainted step.
The new linoleum floor will be installed Thurs. (Last weekend we removed all interior furniture.)
Getting ready for a trip to Santa Fe.

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Old 08-17-2003, 08:30 PM   #5
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went shopping

found this for 4 bucks

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Old 08-17-2003, 08:43 PM   #6
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remove the gas tank on my motorhome and chased parts . i know you cant buy parts on the weekend but i tryed. the 1 3/4 gas filler hose is an expensive piece of rubber $12.75 a foot and i need 3 feet. also going to replace the float and resistor in the tank. pressure washed the tank and painted it. watched the neighbors dog and house. house was a breeze only had the mail box got beat up . the teen agers here get a kick outa beating heck out of a mail box. the dog wanted to play even when it was hot. and when dark.even when it rained. sure was glad to see my neighbor come home. went to see the braves . his turn is labor day weekend he gets a break i take the dog with me. lol
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:03 PM   #7
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Yep I had a buisy one also. Spent friday afternoon installing the right had side tail, turn, and backup lights and running down the missed wired truck to trailer cable. Saturday I found a short in the original connection on the trailer end of the cable, I replaced this with a new 7 way wiring harness on both airstream and cable. Now I was able to get started on my airstream.
I have decided to do a interior remodel of the front and to get rid of the smell of smoke from the previous owner. Carpet was the first casuality as I ripped that out with the pad, oh what a mess. I have removed the front couch and the curb side small table/radio storage unit. I have found a leek at the front roadside corner when it rains and believe that it is caused by the front window protective awning hinge but not exactly sure at this time. Any Ideas? Well I ran out of time to do anymore but will be back at it hard on my next days off (thursday, friday, and saturday). I was looking in my owners manual and It shows units that have one of the twins using the same style of fold downs as the couch. Im thinking I will do mine this way instead of my original plan to install a murphy bed. Maybe I should post start a thread and post pictures of my progress.

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Old 08-17-2003, 09:04 PM   #8
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Mixed weekend

Tore out the carpet from the Airstream to get ready for the cork floor on Saturday. Also dropped by Goodwill on an impulse and they had just what I needed to put a wine rack on top iof the refrigerator for $2.50. it is a brand new chrome and black rack that I can modify to hold 3 bottles. It will be much better than putting the bottles under the dinette seat or in the bottom of the wardrobe.

Today (Sunday), I started to modify the wine rack in the workshop. The major part is done. Now, I am in thinking mode on the best way out of several possibilities to attach it to the cabinet.
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Old 08-17-2003, 09:52 PM   #9
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Thumbs up $4 cyclo!!

What are ya gonna do with that, John?

I bet if a cyclo could talk that baby would have some stories, huh? Wonder what vintage Airstream it had the pleasure of polishing? Looks to be an old one, ungrounded cord by the looks of it. That is probably the only thing they changed on them over all these years.

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Re: $4 cyclo!!

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What are ya gonna do with that, John?

I bet if a cyclo could talk that baby would have some stories, huh? Wonder what vintage Airstream it had the pleasure of polishing? Looks to be an old one, ungrounded cord by the looks of it. That is probably the only thing they changed on them over all these years.

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chas,

it is no doubt old, the cord is grounded.

my buddy rick got one also, for five dollars! i'm thinking we are gonna be polishing his 31 footer.

from what i have heard from people who have done this before, we are gonna need both of them if we want to finish his in a timely manner.

perhaps we could do it in a tag team manner, 4 guys, two polishers and lotsa beer!

btw, mr. buzzy frankenvolt finally died after a trip to s, dakota. he is now resting peacefully in the junk bin! worked for a while anyway.

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Installed a trans temp gauge on the car. Also placed the wires for that and the wires for the trailer brakes in flex loom tubes and secured them to the chassis parts (frame, etc). Found that the place that installed the hitch and did the brake wiring just pulled the brake wires and tie wrapped them to the plastic GAS LINE down to the rear of the car! So, I took care of that and then changed the oil, lubed the chassis and found that one of my front stabilizer bar end links was totally missing!

BTW, not towing in 90+ degree heat, the trans got to 185 degrees. Can't wait to see what happens when towing.....

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Old 08-18-2003, 06:36 AM   #12
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Finished the front inner sheet metal and some smaller components that I needed before going much further . Finished the control layout, Rev. 107b4.

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Old 08-18-2003, 06:44 AM   #13
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Spent Sunday installing a fantatic vent. My first job on my new trailer and I was a little nervous cutting the corners so the new vent would fit. No problems, although it took most of the day.

Next weekend I will start replacing all the gaskets on the trailer; vents, windows, and door.

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I spent mine working, next weekend I need to install my fantastic fan. Hey, John, mosey on up I 35 and show me how to cut those corners. I'll keep the beer cold for ya. Mike
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