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Old 01-05-2017, 09:44 AM   #43
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nice clone

Very impressive coach. Skill overshadows snoot, so have no fear. Keep on posting your work.

The Airstreams are now sealed with an adhesive tape that is sandwiched in the panel joints. We talked to an AS owner who recommended a home made (less expensive) version of Captain Crawly's Crack Sealer (SIC?). When we were touring the JC factory, it looked like they were using a similar product to seal leaks found in the shower test. This sealant is supposed to wick into the smallest space. That sounds like a good idea, if the ultimate joint movement does not exceed the ability of the material to remain a viable seal.

Good luck with your research. Pat
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:52 AM   #44
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This must be one of the all time best first threads.
Welcome aboard, and thanks for giving us a look at your amazing creation. Beautifully done!
I especially appreciate you metal shaping skills, those wheel wells and skirts are truely artistic.

Standing by for more pics, hopefully some interior shots. Please?

Is that beautiful old ford truck your T V?

Cheers Richard
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:54 AM   #45
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Using a 3D scanner, I captured The framework and made floor templates. This was fast, accurate and easy. Probably an hour or two once I had all the information.

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Old 01-05-2017, 09:54 AM   #46
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Nice truck

Love the vintage TV.
Care to share your floorplan?
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:59 AM   #47
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Floorplan is being worked out in CAD now... I'll post pictures in a few days!
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:40 PM   #48
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This must be one of the all time best first threads.
Welcome aboard, and thanks for giving us a look at your amazing creation. Beautifully done!
I especially appreciate you metal shaping skills, those wheel wells and skirts are truely artistic.

Standing by for more pics, hopefully some interior shots. Please?

Is that beautiful old ford truck your T V?

Cheers Richard
Thanks for the kind words... The 56 is my tow vehicle, or will be soon. Its getting a Chevy LS motor and 4L60E in april when my wallet recovers from the camper. Well I already have the engine, but not the transmission or other parts. My primary tow vehicle will be a 2016 Wrangler, not ideal, but i'll take the back roads.


Sorry for the double posts, apparently my first one got flagged as spam as im new here and i posted it agian, then it was approved.
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:10 PM   #49
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Wow I'm impressed!! Need extra cash? Get some good 60's end cap segments, make the forms and make copies and sell them! Incredible workmanship you have there!
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:39 PM   #50
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10 tubes of sikaflex and got the back half of the camper seam sealed. Need about 6-7 more tubes. Also formed the window and door gutters. I was gonna originally buy them from vintage trailer supply but came up with an easy method to forming them.

Pulled the floor and painted the bottom side... gonna give it a second coat and finally bolt it down.
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Really great work, I know it goes against your grain but you could make the interior seal a little wider in order to make sure the seal lasts a good long time, because your metal will last 50 to 60 years.

Great job.


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Old 01-09-2017, 07:15 AM   #52
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Dang

That thing looks sweet! I hope it holds up for you!
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toreadorxlt, Usually we welcome people to the forum on their first post. This time, I'm thanking you, for inviting us to your world. Airstream better watch out...There's a new kid in town. Love the pictures.
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Hey, check out the Bowlus, that's another tall / narrow aluminum trailer that's pretty inspiring. Love your work here, thanks for sharing.
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It has been a long time since I have posted to the forum. This (your) post has brought me out of my hiding place. I would just like to reiterate what everyone else has said. Wow! Wow! Wow! Mad skills in abundance. Please keep us up to date on your progress.
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