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Old 01-31-2010, 06:02 PM   #29
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Deisel,
Thanks for the info.I will paint mine black and clearcoat too.We can start a trend!
What was done to the Tradewind marque?
Thanks for sharing.Steve
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Old 01-31-2010, 06:20 PM   #30
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Despite my attempt to be careful the Trade Wind broke in two, right between the two words. Two of the three retaining pins also broke off. After I lightly buffed the remaining pieces it seemed to me that the original color was a light gold. So, going with that I cleaned it up real well and ground down the worst of the corrosion eruptions with a Dremel. A coat of gold paint and two coats of clear and then remounted with 3M body moulding sticky tape, carved to match the letters. It sounds tenuous but its really stuck and I think it will last for years.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:52 PM   #31
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On the 60's trailers the rub rail has a slot.You can see the rivets and mine was painted blue.
Could you use the insert(I think vinyl) that was on the later trailers available at Inland?I think material is 1/2 in and comes in rolls.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:57 PM   #32
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On the 60's trailers the rub rail has a slot.You can see the rivets and mine was painted blue.
Could you use the insert(I think vinyl) that was on the later trailers available at Inland?I think material is 1/2 in and comes in rolls.
I don't believe so unless there is the groove to hold it in with.

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Old 04-04-2010, 11:43 PM   #33
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I don't believe so unless there is the groove to hold it in with.

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Not sure if there is a locking groove, I will look tomorrow but the paint just makes it look not finished. The slot is 1/2 in. and the beltline about 1/4 Anyone know if originally the beltline was just painted in the 60's.the
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:32 AM   #34
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The inset on my 63 was painted and I just rejuvenated the original design. Thought I'd offer a couple of pictures showing how my rub rails turned out just to provide an option.





I polished the rail, used fine line body shop tape, masked off the surrounding area and painted it with Ford engine blue.
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Old 04-05-2010, 03:28 PM   #35
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Looks great!I unfortunately have a belt rail mid way up that has a 1/2 in. gap that needs something other than paint.Love the clean lines of that Tradewind!
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:55 AM   #36
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Here are the pics of the emblems with the brass surrounds.The restored 65 on the Vintage Archives site has them too.Maybe a special International trim that year?Not sure what this oval emblem is.
I have removed the Ambassador and International script emblems to be chrome plated.Don't think there will be a dissimilar metal problem with this.
The surrounds on the name plates have a gold/brass tone.I want this tone plated but what? brass,gold?
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:56 AM   #37
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Sorry ,pics on post 24
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:50 AM   #38
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Found a way to get the gold tone on my emblem surrounds.Had the aluminum anodized.Got all done for $80.Not sure why these were gold,but have one other 65 Ambie with the same thing
I do wonder in replacing the AIRSTREAM plates and the serial plate am I ok to use Olympic rivets?I have the shell bare but don't have a buck rivet gun.I guess I am mostly concerned about leaks down the road with an Olympic.
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The inset on my 63 was painted and I just rejuvenated the original design. Thought I'd offer a couple of pictures showing how my rub rails turned out just to provide an option.




I polished the rail, used fine line body shop tape, masked off the surrounding area and painted it with Ford engine blue.
I love the little map of Florida on there! Is it hiding a booboo?
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Here are the pics of the emblems with the brass surrounds.The restored 65 on the Vintage Archives site has them too.Maybe a special International trim that year?Not sure what this oval emblem is.

I just encountered a 63 30' with this trim setup, does anyone know for sure what it represented?
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I just encountered a 63 30' with this trim setup, does anyone know for sure what it represented?
The small trim framing the front and rear end cap AIRSTREAM nameplates and the serial number plate came as part of the International trim upgrade package during the early- to mid-Sixties. Its another way to ID a trailer having the International trim package from those years if you cannot see or read the serial number plate. The Land Yachts did not have these trim frames.

I don't know the exact range of years the frames were installed, the original color of the frame trim, or whether there were differences in this practice between the factories. But learning all that simply takes inspecting a large number of Airstreams from those years, photographing and tabulating your observations, and sifting that data. Eventually one can figure it all out, excluding the few exceptions-to-the-general-rule that Airstream always seems to throw into the mix to bedevil researchers. Hope this helps.
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The small trim framing the front and rear end cap AIRSTREAM nameplates and the serial number plate came as part of the International trim upgrade package during the early- to mid-Sixties. Its another way to ID a trailer having the International trim package from those years if you cannot see or read the serial number plate. The Land Yachts did not have these trim frames.

I don't know the exact range of years the frames were installed, the original color of the frame trim, or whether there were differences in this practice between the factories. But learning all that simply takes inspecting a large number of Airstreams from those years, photographing and tabulating your observations, and sifting that data. Eventually one can figure it all out, excluding the few exceptions-to-the-general-rule that Airstream always seems to throw into the mix to bedevil researchers. Hope this helps.
This was very helpful,just had my gold trim pieces re-anodized!
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