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Old 10-10-2008, 06:22 PM   #15
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The Manual shows a gaucho part called the riser which is made of oak and seems to lift up the bed part. I'm not sure how much stress and rubbing against the metal they suffered, but I have my old ones and they are in perfect condition. That is part of what makes me think oak might work. Also I have seen oak used in the making of furniture, boats and many other applications, and it is truly one of the hardest woods.
Leigh, as for purchasing, If I am successful, we can talk.........I still have hope that I can find some that someone does not need.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:12 PM   #16
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Tom - are those more heave duty than the ones pictures in the Vintage Trailer Supply site?
Yeah, A lot heavier. I still have two in case I want to do the front.
The risers, if they’re the same thing I’m thinking of, lift the edge of the seat up so you don’t feel like you’re sliding off the front when using the gaucho as a couch. Wedged shaped pieces about 6 inches long, with a 3/8s notch to keep the bench from sliding off the face frame?
I made mine from maple. I had an oak one split at the notch.

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Old 10-17-2008, 11:27 AM   #17
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Thumbs up I Found Them!

Well, this problem resolved pretty easily. I found the end caps and the guides I needed at C&G Trailers in Bellflower. What great place & people to do business with. Rod had his people search them out for me, probably in the back 40. But they were also so responsive and helpful. They saved me much time and work.

So, obviously I'm not going to try to fabricate those parts now; and he did have some others if anyone else is looking.

Thanks everyone for suggestions and help!
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Old 10-17-2008, 12:40 PM   #18
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The slide out gaucho/bed was not functional when we got our 72 Tradewind. Now we want to set it up and we are missing most of the nylon guides that attach to the aluminum pieces and hold it together when it slides out.
Thanks for any help!
I think this is what you are talking about.

Click here to see the part.

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Old 10-17-2008, 12:47 PM   #19
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Yep, that's the beast. I'm sure glad I found it at C&G first--I paid a third of the price for them! But it is good to have the source...you never know.
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Hey Tim - very glad u found what u needed & that u posted for all! I have now called C&G to ck on the endcap for our needs. Not sure if ours is exactly the same as in Dan's attachment as ours seems to be open on 1 end. I sent pics to Rod & he is checking. Hope our inquiry is as positive as yours. Anyway, thanks for the latest post.
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Well, this problem resolved pretty easily. I found the end caps and the guides I needed at C&G Trailers in Bellflower. What great place & people to do business with. Rod had his people search them out for me, probably in the back 40. But they were also so responsive and helpful. They saved me much time and work.

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C&G has a lot of hard to find parts. They bought out the inventory from the Airstream Factory when they left California in 1978.

They have bins and bins of parts and I find they will spend as much time as needed to help us out with even the smallest order.
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I just pulled the gaucho out of my 72 international. If anyone wants my aluminum rails.... They are in pretty good shape. just send me an email.
ToddCreatedWood@gmail.com
I'm gutting the rest too, all must go. I have some really great looking appliances...
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