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Old 07-24-2009, 08:44 AM   #99
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Those two places are Colaw's in Carthage, Missouri (319.433.1110) and Ace Fogdall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1.877.548.2125). There are a few others around the country but these seem to offer the most in vintage salvage.

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Old 07-24-2009, 09:15 AM   #100
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Those two places are Colaw's in Carthage, Missouri (319.433.1110) and Ace Fogdall in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1.877.548.2125). There are a few others around the country but these seem to offer the most in vintage salvage.

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Hi Brad, Just helping here. Colaw RV parts & Salvage is 1-877-548-2125. Don't use the 319-433-1110 it's a Servicemaster(cleaning) place . I could only find a Ace Fogdall in Cedar Falls, IA. It didn't look like a salvage place so maybe I found the wrong one. Not trying to be a PIA.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:27 AM   #101
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Ahhh, the mind is the first thing to go........ jk Brad
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:51 AM   #102
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You are sooooo right! As his little brother, I have to give him a friendly jab once in a while.
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Dang relatives, can't ever get a break.

Appreciate the updated info. I've not used either place.

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Old 07-25-2009, 09:08 AM   #105
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Christopher Deam

Cool video on how Christopher Deam got involved with Airstream. He pokes a little fun at the company which I don't 100% appreciate but also makes some good points.

Christopher Deam restyles the Airstream | Video on TED.com
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Cool video on how Christopher Deam got involved with Airstream. He pokes a little fun at the company which I don't 100% appreciate but also makes some good points.

Christopher Deam restyles the Airstream | Video on TED.com
There are many who didn't appreciate Deam's comments about Airstream, and there are many who don't like his designs.

Personally, I really like his designs, and I also agree somewhat with his comments about the interiors of Airstreams not necessarily delivering on the promise of the iconic exterior. Among my circle of Airstream friends, I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I like what I like, and there you have it.

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Old 07-25-2009, 01:38 PM   #107
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LOL Marcus! I'm in the same boat as you... I do wish I could afford a CCD, but can't... so there you go! Actually, I'd like a LIGHT CCD .. but that's another thread...

So what's new Barry? Love the '55... now that's another trailer I'll need to look out for in a couple of years...
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I personally like Deam's design sensibilities and think that the brand was elevated because of his insight. The AS heritage is so rich though, that I wish he would have chosen his words a bit more carefully.

My band played tonight and I'm just now getting home so I have enough seam left for tomorrow to get some work done on the 55.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:17 AM   #109
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Paying it Forward the Airstream Way

I sold a pair of Dexter axles I had for my Overlander locally (didn't want to have to ship them) and agreed to help install them with the buyer. We did the job on Saturday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and had just enough beer to not get to mad at any surprises! Here are the pictures. All in all, not that bad of a job. The bolts did all come out with an impact wrench but we did have to notch out the metal plate that accepts the axles about 3/4" up so the top of the plate rested on the frame. We also had to relocate all of the holes. We started with a small hole and worked our way up ending up with a step up bit for the largest size. The final ride height is perfect (in our opinion.) Ron also bought nice aluminum rims, center caps, locking lugs and new properly rated 10 ply tires.

That's a picture of Ron with his 70's Ambassador.
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Rebuilt my tail lights and got all of the lights working. Pics tomorrow. Beer tonight.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:21 AM   #112
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Tail Light Re-Build

Well I finally got back to it. The tail lights and license plate light have all been rebuilt, wired and tested. This was a fun project. I took everything apart, sand blasted, primed and repainted the cans. I was able to source new bulb sockets and wiring from a local auto parts store. I was also able to find matching new screws. The billet trim rings and lenses are from Vintage Trailer Supply. Also, not shown, I made cork gaskets that go between the trim ring and can like original and foam/rubber gaskets between the ring and lenses. Of course I used vulkem between the cans and trailer and on the mounting screws.

Another interesting find: I couldn't figure out how to turn on/off the water heater until I was looking at the window cranks (one is missing) and I pulled back a kitchen curtain and discovered the switch and light for it. If you look closely, you can see the writing "Water Heater."
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