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Old 04-03-2018, 06:37 PM   #57
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You probably saw this famous Colorado 1948 Liner 22' in the Classifieds. If not, I thought you might enjoy the pictures and write up.

http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...22-colorado-2/

Show this ad to Mr Rivet. He'll get all excited and stay up all night again.

I might add that there was a nice article in Airstream Life about the first "Globe Trotter" model name. It was applied to the Liners of the late 1940s. It was a fully optioned Liner. You might like finding that article in the Spring issue of Airstream Life.

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Old 04-03-2018, 08:03 PM   #58
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You probably saw this famous Colorado 1948 Liner 22' in the Classifieds. If not, I thought you might enjoy the pictures and write up.

http://www.airstreamclassifieds.com/...22-colorado-2/

Show this ad to Mr Rivet. He'll get all excited and stay up all night again.

I might add that there was a nice article in Airstream Life about the first "Globe Trotter" model name. It was applied to the Liners of the late 1940s. It was a fully optioned Liner. You might like finding that article in the Spring issue of Airstream Life.

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Yes, yes and YES!!! Thanks for yet another sleepless night ahead for MrRivet.

Interesting I finished reading The A/S Life article this morning and saw Budís Colorado add this afternoon. Great information on how the Globetrotters came about. And that ours being an early Ď48 was probably a base model for it. Thanks to Fred for a great article and Rich for keeping the dream alive. We spent the afternoon today under palm trees finalizing taillights. The taillights seem so far away but really donít want to be scrambling with that the last minute. Since taillights will need to be finished and secured well before Interior skins are reinstalled.

Iíve already done screen grabs on all the pictures of the Colorado Liner. Everything is a reference to us at this point. Also thanks to EVERYONE we have met and socialized with over the past twelve years of Airstreamín. We are seeing everyone and everything come full circle in our efforts to make this Ď48 Liner come back to life.
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The frame has finally ...

Arrived home!

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Old 04-14-2018, 07:54 AM   #60
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No progress but progress has happened. MrRivet has spent a good part of the week measuring and re-measuring the new frame. There were a few critical measurements to confirm like where the door opening lands and cross member placement. So far it looks to be perfect! He seems to be sleeping somewhat better now. The cross members were spaced to where we would not need to special order holding tanks. Once the frame landed we confirmed those numbers so we could go ahead and order tanks from VTS and Plastic Mart.

So this week we did go ahead and order the holding tanks. Even tho no physical progress we still feel that something was accomplished by placing those orders. VTS has given us a five business day turnaround. All they will do is insert fittings, to shelf stock, where requested by us. By not ordering custom tanks it saves some money but still an expensive purchase.

This week we will order the metal needed for holding the tanks in place and begin prepping the frame for paint. Also on the horizon looms the purchase of the Marine Plywood for the decking.
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Old 04-17-2018, 10:06 PM   #61
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Mystery Liner

I have an old liner myself that is in quite a state of disrepair (fully collapsed pipe frame), and I've been admiring your new frame all day. I believe mine may be a '48, but I'm not positive. There's a doorbell where the date plate should be. Is that vent above the door a factory feature? I haven't seen it on any other Liners.

Any guesses based on this picture?

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Old 04-18-2018, 08:37 AM   #62
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I have an old liner myself that is in quite a state of disrepair (fully collapsed pipe frame), and I've been admiring your new frame all day. I believe mine may be a '48, but I'm not positive. There's a doorbell where the date plate should be. Is that vent above the door a factory feature? I haven't seen it on any other Liners.

Any guesses based on this picture?

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Interesting vents. We have never seen that. To me it does not look to be original however you never know ... custom requests were always in play. There is a Liner that exists with two square windows on the front and rear that opened. Those were custom from the factory. You may be able to determine close to your year by studying any rivet holes in that general area. The early Ď47s going through sometime middle of Ď48 had a square plate with four screws. Then in mid 48 it went to an oval brass with two rivets. You can research more on this at

http://vintageairstream.com/

Check that doorbell plate closer. Canít tell any detail from the picture but could it have been flipped? Information on the back? Here are a few pictures of our door. As you see not everything comes perfect from the factory. Our serial plate was mounted crooked. Guess they were in a hurry to move from the airport to the new factory!

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When do you plan on beginning your restoration? We towed ours home. So lucky it made it home in one piece! We are pretty sure we have a breach or two in the old pipe frame. Will know soon once we lift the shell.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:15 PM   #63
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Unfortunately, I won't be undertaking restoration of this one. Too many projects, and too little time. It is now listed on eBay for someone else to take on.
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Golf Cart Tow Vehicle

Since I posted this on another thread I thought I would go ahead and add it here too:

Today MrRivet moved the Liner back about 65í through soft sand and thick grass with our golf cart. It took a little bit to get her moving since she had settled in the sand but with a little rock back and forth it worked. The Liner had sat unmoved for just over three years. We had decided to use the golf cart to keep his heavy truck out of the soft unpacked sand on that side of the house. I had put the flames on the golf cart to make it go faster, seems it made it a tougher TV as well!

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I then used the golf cart to easily tow the new frame around front yard, on our gravel road and back it into the side yard like no load was there. The new frame currently sits where the Liner use to sit. The Liner really looks nice sitting in her new temporary location.

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Old 04-20-2018, 07:42 PM   #65
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Now you will start all kinds of posts on how inadequate a golf cart is as a tow vehicle. Not enough power, not enough cargo capacity, not enough engine braking, you used the wrong hitch, etc, etc. Mr. Rivet will be up all night defending his decision.

I am rather surprised it moved the trailer quite frankly. But glad it did. They used to pull Liners with bicycles you know, but not on sandy soil.

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Old 05-05-2018, 04:09 PM   #66
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Slow motion

Life keeps getting in the way. Between services, Birthday Parties, doctor appointments, galas, my work and now the weather ... progress has been slow. The metal prep has begun but WOW what a process. The metal degreaser was a breeze. Then came the metal prep. For those who have not done this it took much longer than anticipated. The painting was to begin today however weíve had rain and thereís more coming.

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Even with all the delays we have still been moving forward on purchasing smaller items needed on future segments of this project. All the holding tanks came in. We purchased a nifty dent roller. Had custom taillights made in California and have even bought curtain material.

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Hopefully dry weather will come by Monday.
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Old 05-05-2018, 06:11 PM   #67
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Don't worry about "slow progress". Deadlines take away some of the fun of the project. Every aspect of your project will take longer than you think. But it will come together eventually.

I spent all afternoon re-installing one shelf in the bathroom closet. As you well know there is nothing "square" about Airstream construction methods. I realigned two walls of the closet and then devised a easy removal scheme for this shelf as I have some plumbing parts on the floor below the shelf. Airstream had the shelf riveted in place. All this messing around is fun, but time consuming.

Nice tanks, lots of capacity so it appears. And the curtain material looks nice too. It takes a long time to make curtains. We never got the job done for our 66 Trade Wind.

We have lots of dry weather here in Colorado. Wanna trade?

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Old 05-06-2018, 06:39 AM   #68
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I saw this Liner, I think itís a Liner, on my travels to Texas (Fentress) recently. It has probably been there many years as some extra space for the house. Kind of sad to see to us Airstream addicts, but I guess the extra space worked for these folks. Interesting new windows. The originals were kind of small. What year do you think?

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i saw this liner, i think itís a liner, on my travels to texas (fentress) recently. It has probably been there many years as some extra space for the house. Kind of sad to see to us airstream addicts, but i guess the extra space worked for these folks. Interesting new windows. The originals were kind of small. What year do you think?

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I saw this Liner, I think itís a Liner, on my travels to Texas (Fentress) recently. It has probably been there many years as some extra space for the house. Kind of sad to see to us Airstream addicts, but I guess the extra space worked for these folks. Interesting new windows. The originals were kind of small. What year do you think?

Sorry about the hijack?

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In case it makes you feel any better, that is not an Airstream Liner. It is most likely a Silver Streak Clipper from the very early 1950s, after Curtis Wright sold their trailer business in mid 1949.
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