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Old 08-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #85
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I need the other kind...

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I have some bunk bed hardware for the kind of bunk bed you're looking for. I have two wall brackets and one keyhole suspension plate. If I can find the bunk bed hardware that I'm looking for then I won't need mine.

I need the older kind of bunk bed hardware, for a wood bunk bed. I need two metal pieces that attach to the wall. Like this:
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I also need a pair of latches that keep the bunk in an upright position during the day. Like this:

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Old 08-19-2011, 10:24 AM   #86
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Thanks, Lynette! I tried to PM you, but I'm not trusted yet. Also didn't want to hijack this whole thread for my personal search. That said... here is the classified ad I posted for bunk hardware: Airstream Foldable Bunkbed Frames / Hardware - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstreams Trailers For Sale

Just took delivery of "Ohana", our new 1974 Ambassador last night. Almost entirely original save for a fresh new floor and upholstery. Pics coming!
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Decided to build out the bunk frames from 1" OD schedule 40 aluminum tubing and Hollaender speedrail corners / support brackets with plywood support (as Airstream did in 74). It's going to be a bit spendy, but I'm fully committed. Anodized aluminum all.
  • $92 1" Tubing (Freedom Metal, CLT)
    • 2) 6' cuts
    • 4) 3' cuts
  • $10 Stainless Ball Shank Swage Ends (Fastenal)
  • $0 Shielded Airplane Cable (Garage item)
  • $153 Hollaender (Barbizon Lighting)
    • 4) SR31 Corners
    • 6) SR17M1 Eye Bracket
    • 4) SR27M Double Eye Bracket (ply support / wire rope receiver)
    • 4) SR411 Articulated Wall Bracket
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Old 08-30-2011, 09:13 AM   #88
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Decided to build out the bunk frames from 1" OD schedule 40 aluminum tubing and Hollaender speedrail corners / support brackets with plywood support (as Airstream did in 74). It's going to be a bit spendy, but I'm fully committed. Anodized aluminum all.
[*]$92 1" Tubing (Freedom Metal, CLT)
[*]2) 6' cuts[*]4) 3' cuts
[*]$10 Stainless Ball Shank Swage Ends (Fastenal)[*]$0 Shielded Airplane Cable (Garage item)[*]$153 Hollaender (Barbizon Lighting)
[*]4) SR31 Corners[*]6) SR17M1 Eye Bracket[*]4) SR27M Double Eye Bracket (ply support / wire rope receiver)[*]4) SR411 Articulated Wall Bracket
Pictures? Pretty please? :-)
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I've been really bad about pictures... so far! We are doing the Ambassador shake-down run this weekend. Lots of photos to follow. I'm getting the aluminum tubing and swage shank ball hardware tomorrow - bunk beds are imminent!

BTW, thanks to the members who put those impossible-to-find round keyhole brackets into our hands. The last pair are going out in the mail today!
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Old 08-30-2011, 03:31 PM   #90
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Changed some vendors, but spec is the same...

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Decided to build out the bunk frames from 1" OD schedule 40 aluminum tubing and Hollaender speedrail corners / support brackets with plywood support (as Airstream did in 74). It's going to be a bit spendy, but I'm fully committed. Anodized aluminum all.
  • $70 1" OD 6061 .0125 Tubing (MetalsDepot.com)
    • 2) 6' cuts
    • 4) 3' cuts
  • $10 Stainless Ball Shank Swage Ends (Certex)
  • $0 Shielded Airplane Cable (Garage item)
  • $153 Hollaender (Barbizon Lighting)
    • 4) SR31 Corners
    • 6) SR17M1 Eye Bracket
    • 4) SR27M Double Eye Bracket (ply support / wire rope receiver)
    • 4) SR411 Articulated Wall Bracket
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Old 08-30-2011, 04:50 PM   #91
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Can't wait to see pictures! You can see photos of our custom bunks if you click on my pictures.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:38 AM   #92
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This poor photo is of the shank ball terminator swaged onto the 1/8" vinyl-coated galvanized cable. Though it looks like the cable is wider than the fitting, it is the vinyl jacket magnifying the cable inside that creates the illusion. The working load limit of this cable, and the crimped terminator, is 345lbs.

These play into the Airstream keyhole suspension plates, which were riveted into the ceiling panels. I may instead attach these plates to the bulkhead walls for added strength.



At the other end, there will be a ferruled loop over the vinyl, which will protect the kids from stray steel ends.
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Old 09-01-2011, 12:40 PM   #93
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More bits showed up today. The Hollaender fittings actually came in as 1" ID / 1.25OD, so I'm back to 1" ID 6063 aluminum schedule 40. Ah well, beefier is better.

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Does anyone still have these brackets????
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Try a marine supply. The might not have the exact ones but will have similar
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Does anyone still have these brackets????
We have a few of the originals left.

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When you all get one of these bunks up and running I would love to see a picture. Our little Caravel is pretty small, still okay for our little one's but the day will come when a bunk would be great! It may not be possible in our little trailer, but still can't wait to see what you come up with!
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I have Ohana home today, so I'll post some pictures up later when I get in. The key thing we ran up against on this project is finding a rigid, lightweight platform to put a mattress on. The original was a collapsible aluminum frame with webbing, which is, as far as I can tell, completely unobtainable in the 21st century.

After some experimentation with various plywoods and other materials, we settled on 30" hollow-core 30" doors from Lowes. The doors are incredibly light, rigid and have a perimeter frame to take carriage bolts from the Hollaender fittings. The doors are standard dimension, which means we had to take a panel saw to one for the bunk / berth that is behind the oven bulkhead.

The swaged airplane cables go to four of the Airstream keyhole plates (Andy used to have these), which are made to the ceiling with 1/8" x 1/2" rivets.

Mattresses were sourced from Ikea and fit perfectly.
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