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Old 05-30-2007, 11:00 AM   #29
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I hear Colaw Salvage mentioned a lot on this forum, and remember Tin Can Luv posting a bunch of pictures of various Airstreams on their lot, but has anyone gotten anything of significance from them vintage-wise?

I don't doubt that it could have happened, but I don't recall anyone posting any vintage finds from the place.

Just curious.

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Tom, I have purchased several vintage parts for my '73 from Colaw's. I thought the prices were very reasonable and the people easy to deal with. The only thing that was over-priced (IMO) was an Airstream "M" that fell off the front of mine at some time in the past. They charged $25 for a single letter, but what the hey, where else was I going to get one?

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Old 05-30-2007, 07:02 PM   #30
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:16 PM   #31
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Here are the pics of the access doors I had made by a great local guy in Western NY. I told him I would be posting his name and number on this site and he said, sure thing just give him a call with the dimensions. He made the doors to match the one I had left, although that one was beat up so he made me another one of those as well. So they fit and look just like the old ones but he has improved the locking systems so they don't pop out.
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:51 PM   #32
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Here are the pics of the access doors I had made by a great local guy in Western NY. I told him I would be posting his name and number on this site and he said, sure thing just give him a call with the dimensions. He made the doors to match the one I had left, although that one was beat up so he made me another one of those as well. So they fit and look just like the old ones but he has improved the locking systems so they don't pop out.
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Thanks for the info...I'm sure it will come in handy someday as we always seem to lose a door every other year!

I like his work -- it looks more original than other ones I've seen offered by another company which make them with rivets showing in the outside of the door.

If you don't mind, could post or pm me with pricing as I can see you have the same model trailer I do!
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:04 PM   #33
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Thanks for the info...I'm sure it will come in handy someday as we always seem to lose a door every other year!

I like his work -- it looks more original than other ones I've seen offered by another company which make them with rivets showing in the outside of the door.

If you don't mind, could post or pm me with pricing as I can see you have the same model trailer I do!
Riveting on the side, allows the doors to twist very easily, as the original Airstream doors did.

Fabricating them with pop rivets, also allows twisting.

Riveting the doors as we do with "buck rivets" will "NOT" allow "any" twisting. That makes the structurally, stronger.

Therefore it makes it much more difficult to lose our doors.

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Old 07-11-2008, 01:50 PM   #34
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I am also looking for the rear hatch for my 68 GT. Lost it on the road. If anyone knows where I can get one, I'd certainly appreciate it.
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Old 07-11-2008, 02:17 PM   #35
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I am also looking for the rear hatch for my 68 GT. Lost it on the road. If anyone knows where I can get one, I'd certainly appreciate it.
We have all the access doors for your 68 trailer.

66.67 and 68's have different sizes, so make super sure of the year.

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Old 08-21-2008, 03:15 PM   #36
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Fortunately, I have all of the original hatches on the '67 Overlander but I'm open to idea on how to rig the doors so even if something pops loose... it doesn't end up along the road.
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We have all the access doors for your 68 trailer.

66.67 and 68's have different sizes, so make super sure of the year.
Do you have the original factory doors or repos?
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Fortunately, I have all of the original hatches on the '67 Overlander but I'm open to idea on how to rig the doors so even if something pops loose... it doesn't end up along the road.
You can fasten a small chain to each side, that is long enough to get into the compartment, but short enough where the door cannot hit the ground.

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Do you have the original factory doors or repos?
Reproductions.

If I am wrong, Andy will set the record straight.

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Do you have the original factory doors or repos?
We manufacture the access doors in our shop.

Our doors are riveted together, for greater strength.

The original Airstream access doors were simply crimped together, and were wobbly from side to side.

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New Doors

I am the one who made the doors in #34.
Mine are of .040 5052 alum, stronger, with "NO" flex.
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:08 PM   #42
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IF your handy and have time you could always build one.... Mean while I hope you have something over the hatch so water isn't getting in...... Sometimes the extra money is worth not having to hassle with stuff...

Just stop this debate PLEASE....

David call inland RV they will have it and give you a price...
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