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Old 01-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #141
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Looks great, thanks for taking the time to post your work.
Did you fabricate a new "drip" above the door?
Can you share any detail about it?
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:47 PM   #142
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Hi Mark

Thank you. I didnt fabricate the drip above the door. A friend , tinman54, did.
He is also the one that gave me the opportunity to try my hand at metal work. I bought Holly from him almost two years ago and I will always be grateful that he say her potential.

Today I fit the new outside handle into Holly's door. I am really enjoying putting together some of the parts that I have been accumulating . I started with making a template of the hole I needed to cut and when it was right I transferred it to the door.After I finish mounting everything Ill cut the hole for the door in the door
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:56 PM   #143
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Today I finished fitting the door in the door on my trailer. I started with a good door, moved it from the front to the rear of the trailer, changed the swing from a right hand to a left hand and located and installed a Bargman lockset with a H20-2 Handle. My hat goes off to the gentlemen that built these things. I have about 30 hours into the door move and Im not done yet. I know it will work but there is a lot to do still.
Having the trailer indoors with room to work makes all the difference in world.Tomorrow Tim will be at the shop cutting a new lower segment for his trailer.
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Old 01-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #144
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Great looking sheet metal work. Keep posting the details!
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:03 PM   #145
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The new door looks great Brad! Looks like you and Tim are having a good time. You must be getting close to lift off. I have been getting lots of walking in between the barn and warm garage.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:00 PM   #146
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Don't take offense Brad, but I don't like reading your thread because your works makes mine look like crap...
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #147
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Don't take offense Brad, but I don't like reading your thread because your works makes mine look like crap...
Same here...
how about we make a link in our theads that says 'don't look here...' and point to Brads thread

awesum work....
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:41 AM   #148
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Don't take offense Brad, but I don't like reading your thread because your works makes mine look like crap...
Thank you Scott. Your trailer seems to be much further along then mine and your work looks very nice.
I have the advantage of time on my hands. We bought our first Airstream new and its always ready to go. If Holly takes forever to finish we wont miss out on any camping.
I dont know if I would have tried this rebuild without this forum. I spend a lot of evenings reading, becoming inspired and gaining confidence. I owe a lot of thanks to everyone here that shares what they are doing.
It also helps that I share a shop with a very good friend, Tim. He is working on a 1964 Safari. He started his rebuild before I even thought about doing one. I think he will be ready to lift the body off his frame real soon. After helping him with his trailer I will be able to approach mine with more confidence and a lot less concerns.
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Old 01-20-2012, 08:32 AM   #149
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After helping him with his trailer I will be able to approach mine with more confidence and a lot less concerns.

Absolutely the right approach-- make all the mistakes on his trailer so that yours is perfect.

Wait, what I meant to say was, it's so much easier to get the work done when you have someone to share the load.

The sheet metal work is amazing, I can't believe the difference you've made in the endcaps on a trailer that most would probably have left for dead. Just awesome, thanks so much for sharing.

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Old 01-21-2012, 05:29 PM   #150
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Absolutely the right approach-- make all the mistakes on his trailer so that yours is perfect.



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Hi Marcus

You got that right!

Thanks for your comments about my endcaps. When I started I had no idea about what I was getting into. I have enjoyed it so far although it has been a challenge


Today I mounted my new assist handle.

Last time I worked on the trailer my bezel for the Bargman H-20-2 handle fell out of the door and hit the floor. It broke! I was able to find the pieces and I glued them back together. Not much broke off the casting but it did break. I felt sick about it,very sick
When I got home I got on the computer to see what parts were up for sale on e-bay. I found an old Bargman assist handle. I guess it was meant to be. Now I wont focus on my cracked bezel.

As well today Tim started mounting a new panel on the front of his Safari. I think he is getting close to seperating the shell from the frame. We are planning on lifting it off the roof trusses, Im looking forward to it.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:12 PM   #151
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Today I got a chance to start on the window that will be just forward of the door. On the inside our dinette will go against this window so we wanted it to be large. I came across a couple of jalousie windows that were 36" square each. I like the width but to fit the look of our trailer better I am cutting them down to 24" tall. I got one frame taken apart and cut down to a better size today. The way its built it turned out to be easier than expected.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:41 AM   #152
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The door handles look great Brad, nice find! I have looked a few times but haven't found the right one yet, maybe I will end up using a deer antler for a grab bar:-)
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:51 PM   #153
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Found an old picture of Brads Overlander before the front was repaired by his fine metal working skills!
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Old 01-27-2012, 05:59 PM   #154
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Thank you Doug. I have enjoyed working on it. Its nice to see where it started
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #155
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I got to spend a little time today with Holly. I have spent the last couple of weeks working on resizing a jalousie window and I got it back together and test fit today. To resize it I ended up taking it completely apart , cutting down the sides and putting everything back together.Along the way I lost count of the hours I spent cleaning. I have one more window to do this to and then its time to think about lifting the body
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You shortened it by 2 glass panes, right? Looks great, but why did you shorten it? Just wondering.

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That window will be over the dinette table, it didnt make sense to me to have the glass below the table. The next window will be in the front curb side location, at the foot of the bed. Ill also shorten that one and as well make it narrower, only 24" wide. The 57 has short windows and I didnt want to alter it too much
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I got down to Holly today and resized the next jalousie window. At the last minute I decided to leave it full height and just narrowed the width. I purchased a new profile gauge last week to help with the floor template and doing the cabinets if I ever get that far.It opens to 106" in length and will do inside and outside curves
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That's a very unusual looking tool; do you mind if I ask where you found it?
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Woodworkers supply. A friend of mine that does timber work purchased one and as soon as I saw it I knew I would have to get one. I do a lot of decks and gates and pergolas and it will sure make doing curves easier. It should save time scribing cabinets to fit in the Airstream as well
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