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Old 07-07-2009, 02:38 PM   #401
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Below are a couple of pics of the Temp Temp Jr installation.
Ooops! I've been corrected by Mr. InsideOut...I hate it when that happens!

We have a ShowerMate M-500...not a Twin Temp Jr.

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Old 07-11-2009, 01:13 PM   #402
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WoooHooo! Today is a good day! It's about 90* out...but I'm inside, in the A/C making Birdy's curtains!!!


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Old 07-22-2009, 09:38 AM   #403
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The lights are easy - they came from Vintage Trailer Supply and come in different sizes - we used 3 of the 5-1/2" in the main body of the trailer and a 4-1/2" in the bathroom. They can be ordered here: Interior Lights They are a modern equivalent to one of the original fixtures - but obviously much cleaner.
I have been eyeing those lights for my '55 Safari restoration, but wasn't sure which of the three sizes would be correct, which your post clarifies. As of this posting, all three sizes are missing from the VTS web site. Anyone know if this is a temporary situation and more will be available soon?

P.S. Fantastic work! I too hope to see this trailer some day!
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:32 AM   #404
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After a mad rush sewing curtains & cushions to get ready for her debut, Birdy hosted her first Open House at the RMVAC Rally...we still have a bit to do with building the beds in the back, but the parts that are done were very well received! I was too busy running around to take a bunch of pics...but here's a teaser for now ~

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Old 08-12-2009, 12:42 AM   #405
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Shari, it doesn't seem possible that this beautiful trailer is the same one that started this thread.

I'll be mighty happy if I can turn out work on my trailer that's half as good as yours.

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Old 08-12-2009, 06:37 AM   #406
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Thumbs up Beautiful work Shari!

Its gorgeous!!! What a wonderful project. Great work!!
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Old 08-12-2009, 07:25 AM   #407
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Wow! What a difference from the silver tent that you brought to Albuquerque earlier this year. Will you be bringing Birdie to the Balloon Fiesta?
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:13 AM   #408
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Thanks guys!

Yeah, the before & after is kinda dramatic if I do say so myself ~

Yes Richard, we plan on bringing her to the Balloon Rally...the interior should be 100% by then...interior-wise, we still have to finish the beds & the closet doors. We may even get a start on the polishing. I don't know, just depends on the pace we keep...it's been a long haul.

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Thumbs up Low profile lights

utee94 had asked about the low profile light availability.
I purchased mine from 12 Volt LED Interior Lighting
They are LED but the shape/design is like what VTS had.

You two did yourself proud on that trailer. Very few really know the amount of perseverance and dedication it takes for a long running project like that. You have my admiration!
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:43 AM   #410
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Gorgeous, inspiring, striking. What a transformation.

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Old 08-12-2009, 02:02 PM   #413
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Gorgeous, inspiring, striking. What a transformation.

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Yeah, but Brad...dontcha kinda miss the lovely green peel-n'-stick tiles...
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NOT!!!!

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I suppose if you really miss them, you could line a cabinet shelf or two with them, if you felt you must.

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Old 08-12-2009, 05:53 PM   #415
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...uh, no Brad. I don't think so!

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I am in awe! Better than show room new! I can only hope mine turns out one tenth as nice!
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:00 AM   #417
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After seeing Shari's I'm about to go out and burn mine. Well, okay not that, but I certainly am rethinking the lay out and will be doing some rework this winter. Thanks for the inspiration - I think. Your trailer is what I aspire to do to mine knowing that I don't have enough life left to build mine to any where near the level you two have accomplished. What is even harder for me to take is that you are doing this on two trailers and I'm still playing around with one.

OH, now I get it. I need to buy another one. Then it will all happen magically. Do you think Donna will fall for that? No, I didn't think so either but it was worth the moment or two of pleasant thought of having a '57 sitting out back in the shop under construction before reality hit.

Great work and a ton of perseverance and commitment to just doing it right the first time. Thanks for sharing the project with us.

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Wow Barry...such undeserved raves! We certainly haven't done anything that hasn't been done before and trust me, having two trailers doesn't make it any easier, that's for sure! We just have guilt as we see Max oxidizing before our very eyes...nothing a little elbow grease won't fix, but not enough time in a day (week, month, year....) to give each full attention. No worries...we have a "Maxwell TO DO List" queued up...

Maxwell is a perfectly fine trailer - I have no idea what we were thinking when we took this project on, but we are determined to finish and not compromise anything in doing so. Way over schedule (we planned to be done 14 months ago, just read some of my early posts) & way over budget (what budget! what's a budget!?! We're doing our best to stimulate the economy single-handed!)...good thing we aren't trying to make a living doing this!

Our non-Airstream friends think we are obsessed...I don't see what's the matter with that, but they know working on Birdy is about all we've done for the last 2-1/2 years - rain or shine. We sound like a broken record around the water cooler..."What did you do last weekend, oh...never mind, I know, work on Birdy, right?" That combined with the constant stream of VTS packages even "brown" knows all about our little project!

However, it is nice hearing the ooohs & aaahs as we are nearing completion though...thanks for yours!

Now, I gotta get out to the garage to put another coat of finish on those closet doors before I head off to work this morning...we have to have finished closet doors before we take Birdy out this weekend dontcha know...aaargh! sometimes it's hard being me ~

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They Think? I think anyone whether a close friend or total stranger ought to KNOW you are completely and utterly obsessed by now!
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Oh yeah...we had a slight change in plans. I bought an old vintage awning on ebay last month! Gotta love that scalloped edge & fringe! This one is the kind with poles & a frame, no ropes to trip over. Can't wait to set it up ~

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Well, it's been awhile since this post - but here's a pic of it set-up. It was super windy this day (at the FCU Restoration Rally) but it held up GREAT! It was a bit tricky setting up the first time, but since then we've used it several more times and gotten the hang of it.

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