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Old 07-07-2009, 03:31 PM   #85
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I thought it looked like I was missing something like a glass globe. If that is it, great!

Thanks Frank!
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:13 PM   #86
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Yep, that's the same one I have. I see you haven't taken it off to try and polish around it yet. I did and made the stupid, stupid, stupid, mistake of leaving it dangling by the wire and promptly caught it with the polisher flinging it against the side of the trailer (twice). I had to walk away for a while.
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Old 07-07-2009, 04:17 PM   #87
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I did the same thing with a side marker light. Duh! (Homer Simpson)
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:28 AM   #88
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Bunch of new stuff on the way: 3X rivet gun, Bargman billet aluminum tail lights, galvanized window screen and off set screen roller. Also the lenses came in and the trailer skin to window seal came in so it looks like I'm going to be restoring all of the windows one at a time starting at the front and working my way around.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:15 PM   #89
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Back from Colorado vacation and I'm looking forward to putting in a full day polishing tomorrow.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:42 PM   #90
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Barry - you really have a problem you know. Of course, I just came in from giving my trailer a mineral spirits bath to wash off the polish residue.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:38 PM   #91
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Sore Arms = Shiny Airstream

Well after 6 hours of polishing, I made some good progress. More tomorrow if the weather was as perfect as today - cloudy and not too hot. The storage door needs to either be fixed or replaced so I didn't bother polishing it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 06:27 PM   #92
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I made a bunch of polishing progress today. Except for the top center strip, I have the first cut of the entire trailer DONE. My rivet gun was delivered while I was on vacation so I can rebuild the windows and use buck rivets since I will have the lower interior skins out to replace the floor.
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:18 PM   #93
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Wow, that's got to be the shiniest trailer in Iowa!
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Old 07-20-2009, 12:36 PM   #94
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Results from Sunday

I saved the most fun for last - the whale tail. Since the garage is in the way, the pictures are not the best. I have removed the tail lights and trail lights. The new ones should be here in a day or two.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:13 AM   #95
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That looks fantastic!

I'm about the color of your zolatone right now....

Beautiful Airstream.

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Great looking work, Barry!

I can't wait to finish my interior, so I can Popeye my arms making it shiny like yours...
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BarryIowa, once again I sure like that shinny trailer. This is NorCalBambi I need two windows for my 55 Flying Cloud. The small bottom one next to the door and the roll out one that fits inside the emergency escape in the back of the trailer. Don't know if you might have or know of some windows that are out there. Maybe someone else who is following your thread might notice and be able to fill my needs.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:31 AM   #98
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Thanks Rich and Marcus! It looks good from 10' but I still have a lot of work to do. Looking forward to Sunday when I can put in a nice amount of time on her.

Hey Don, I know there is vintage a trailer salvage yard in Missouri and one in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. My brother Brad, FlyFshr, knows the names of them. I had a damaged window and was able to repair it with new glass, some aluminum straightening, and having a new inside window piece bent to the proper profile. I was lucky not to have any missing parts, except the screens are bad and a couple of stripped out window openers. Good luck and I hope this helps.

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