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Old 07-29-2005, 07:58 AM   #15
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Sorry Bill,

I like to add, the subtracting gets me!!!!!!!

And finding a newer window would be the thing, or older one could show up too!


O63,

That's just the gestation. Wait till the birth. Everyone OHHH and AHHHH's then.

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Old 07-29-2005, 10:15 AM   #16
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The Liner is at C&G in Bellflower now for the three holding tanks. I cannot find where a water tank would be as there was no fill hole in the front. Since we do not use full service campgrounds all the time, the straight pipe would not be environmental friendly. Also having the coupler changed to 2 5/16" and the tongue extended for the equalizer brackets. When it comes back I can start on modernizing the interior.

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Are you planning to install holding tanks in you "new" coach, or go with what originally came on it (a straight pipe)?
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I cannot find where a water tank would be as there was no fill hole in the front.
It could simply be that the trailer was never equipped with a fresh water tank?? Not all trailers were so equipped.

Or I have seen on some of the early 60's models that there is a small door with the water fill that also acts as a city water connection. If your trailer had a water tank it would have also had a Grover air over water pump to pressurize the system. Was there any sign of a pump?
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:36 PM   #18
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It could simply be that the trailer was never equipped with a fresh water tank?? Not all trailers were so equipped.

Or I have seen on some of the early 60's models that there is a small door with the water fill that also acts as a city water connection. If your trailer had a water tank it would have also had a Grover air over water pump to pressurize the system. Was there any sign of a pump?
Brett,

My thought exactly, I believe that it was a park model. The sewer goes straight down, not unusual I am told for a 1954. Having two doors, the bath is in the center. There is a city water connection just forward of the street wheel well which goes straight up to the kitchen sink. Many 110 outlets through out, with a 110 glass fuse box in front near an exterior hole.

Would the air pump have been manual, low voltage or 110? I have to remove the second layer of plywood which was screwed to the original floor to try and make more sense of the original floorplan and locating the origianal water heater.

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Old 07-29-2005, 02:41 PM   #19
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Our '55 has also 110V outlets all over, single outlets too, which is weird. Sure the fuse block is 110V and not 12V? Our 12V glass fuse block is up front, 110V glass fuse block at rear, both street side.
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Old 07-29-2005, 02:51 PM   #20
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I would think the air pump would have been 12V. Especially if there was (or is) other items that are 12V. However if it was a park model - I would think 12v was not used since it was hooked to 110 all of the time.

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On my first visit to the factory there was a 34' double door Classic like Rogers that had just come off the line. It's a nice feature and one that I really like. Just how many Airstream models offered the double door? The 54 is a beauty.
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Bill,

WOW what a project!!! I would love to see what the original floor plan was. If you have the time, could you sketch something out once you get the old extra floor up??
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Bill,

WOW what a project!!! I would love to see what the original floor plan was. If you have the time, could you sketch something out once you get the old extra floor up??
Tedd,

I plan on just that and documenting as much as possible. So far it looks likes rear twin, with the shower just forward on the street side, toilet in front of that, then kitchen sink and stove. I think that the refigerator was just aft of the front door on the curb side, probably a counter aft of that since there is a window between the doors. That is all I know as of now.

There is a 1954 brochure on the Vintage Airstream Web Site, but it shows the stove on the curb side where the window is, and I know the stove was next to the sink because of the exhaust vent location.

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Bill,
Thanks. I love those "Double door" coaches. I have been tempted to make my Ambassador into a "Double door".
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:02 PM   #25
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Work continues

The first nine weeks since our return from Tampa with the Liner were spent training for a Bicycle Century which was on the tenth week. My son, daughter, her friend and myself completed the century in nine hours, the time I was hoping for. The next week my wife and I went to Santa Barbara for the El Camino Real Unit rally. The next week, the rehab commenced with removal of part of the floor, where we found the original plywood under a layer of 3/4 newer plywood. This last weekend,we completed the removal of the front four feet and started removing the interior skin.

During the training period, I did have the waste water tanks installed and last week the tongue was extended and the coupler was changed to 2 5/16" and new safety chains with a breaking strength of 16,200 lbs each, 32,400 should be enough for the Liner. Here are some pictures.

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Hmmm

Is this your permanent setup on the tanks? If so, a couple of observations
1) I don't think you want OSB exposed to the weather like that. The waferboard will soak up all the moisture from the roads and crumble.

2) How strong are those straps? Maybe L-iron frame might hold it better?

Otherwise, I like it! Where did you get the tanks, what size are they - and what kind of ballpark figure were they? I'd like to get bigger tanks myself.

So nice to hear that some parts of the country still have good biking weather. I just went out for a soggy mtb ride. I miss using my road racer. Good times on the century - contrats! Which one did you and your family do?
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Is this your permanent setup on the tanks? If so, a couple of observations
1) I don't think you want OSB exposed to the weather like that. The waferboard will soak up all the moisture from the roads and crumble.

The tanks were installed by C&G in Bellflower and Rod said that when I completed the floor work to bring it back and he would cover the tanks and connect the drainlines.

2) How strong are those straps? Maybe L-iron frame might hold it better?

I assume that Rod knows how to install the tanks, but I will ask him when I take it back.

Otherwise, I like it! Where did you get the tanks, what size are they - and what kind of ballpark figure were they? I'd like to get bigger tanks myself.
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The tanks were about $300 each, based on the measurements they are about 20 gallons each, one black and two gray.

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On my first visit to the factory there was a 34' double door Classic like Rogers that had just come off the line. It's a nice feature and one that I really like. Just how many Airstream models offered the double door? The 54 is a beauty.
Unless there is someone out there who has better info, I don't believe that any of the two-door trailers were produced except by special order. Other than the early Liners, and then again on the 34' trailers, I don't believe I've seen any other size Airstreams with two doors.

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