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Old 10-21-2013, 02:39 PM   #121
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So nice to see some Airstream pics without cuts and bruises! Love the rows of clecos.
thanks John
Appreciate the tip on the cleco's.
On the cuts and bruises, I did did manage to avoid smacking my head but I was able to grind thru a work glove and into a knuckle pretty good and of course I'll be wearing some POR15 on my hands,elbow and legs for a while.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #122
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Think that was for the original hydraulic brakes. We have one on our '51 as well.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:11 PM   #123
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Think that was for the original hydraulic brakes. We have one on our '51 as well.
Are you able to use it? I heard there was some kind of crazy system that had to tapped into the TV brakes system.
I thought about leaving it on for originality sake but the grinder was out so off it came.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:24 PM   #124
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I'm just getting started no my refit, but I'm planning on going electric. From what I gather it would hook directly into the car's brake system, something that's not compatible with today's cars (anti-lock brakes). Even with a vintage TV I hear they're hard to maintain and have a habit of braking (and not in the way they're intended--rim shot!).
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Old 10-21-2013, 10:43 PM   #125
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I'm just getting started no my refit, but I'm planning on going electric. From what I gather it would hook directly into the car's brake system, something that's not compatible with today's cars (anti-lock brakes). Even with a vintage TV I hear they're hard to maintain and have a habit of braking (and not in the way they're intended--rim shot!).
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:14 AM   #126
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I was posting some questions on another thread about shock locations and mounts etc found here http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ock-93923.html decided to post pictures of what I have and was hoping to get some forums members pictures of how the shocks are mounted on leaf spring equipped trailers. For whatever reason my trailer has no shocks or mounts,must have been built Friday afternoon and mounts were forgotten.i can't imagine they were left off on purpose.
Thanks for any help or advice.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:17 PM   #127
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I found a couple of pics of my old leaf springs, taken at Colin's shop. Don't know if they'll help, but here they are.
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Old 10-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #128
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I found a couple of pics of my old leaf springs, taken at Colin's shop. Don't know if they'll help, but here they are.
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I see where the shock mounts on the axle/leaf spring area.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #129
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Not sure if you still need these, but here is a photo of the original axles on my 59 Overlander.

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Old 10-24-2013, 07:03 PM   #130
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Not sure if you still need these, but here is a photo of the original axles on my 59 Overlander. Norm
i need them for sure. Looks like upper shock mount is basically a stud welded to the frame, is that correct?
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:15 AM   #131
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i need them for sure. Looks like upper shock mount is basically a stud welded to the frame, is that correct?
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Yes it is. You can get nice ones made to be used as a shock mount from Inland RV. I replaced my originals when I converted to torsion axles. They were relatively cheap.
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Mike,

Need any pics of my finished setup on the shocks? I did switch to torsion also, but it might help.

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Old 10-25-2013, 08:40 AM   #133
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Mike, Need any pics of my finished setup on the shocks? I did switch to torsion also, but it might help. John
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I'd like to see what your trailer looks like now if you have some pictures handy.
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Mike,

The first one was taken today to show the plate, stud and fully mounted shock up close. My tires and wheels are off for the winter, so you're looking at tape and plastic over the hub. The second shows the mount point for the shock on the new axle. Look carefully behind the hub. The third -- which is really upside down -- shows the axles in place during the rebuild.

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Old 10-25-2013, 02:17 PM   #135
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Strange -- I edited the last post and the pics disappeared.

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Old 10-27-2013, 06:18 PM   #136
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Thanks guys, the pictures really help a lot! I'm going to stay with the leaf spring and dropped axles and I'll have to add shocks. I think I have the shock dilemma figured out. I still can't believe it didn't have them.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:41 PM   #137
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Not a lot of work to speak of lately but I did get a solid 10 hour day in today. More working on my back rolling around on a creeper for hours on end. This time I'm double checking all my elevator nuts and on to installing insulation.I'm insulating with 2" foam board with a half inch air gap. I have about a 1/3 of the insulation board installed and 2/3 of the frame POR15. My plan is to get the front 2/3rds POR15 and insulated then install the new front belly pan wraps and buck rivet it back together. I plan to start on the rear once the front is done. I've been removing C channel as I go to remove old tile and epoxy sub floor edge.
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Time well spent. The floors in these things can be really cold in the morning. Wish I'd put a little more effort into our belly insulation.
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Hey Norm
How did you attach your belly wraps/ pan? Rivets would be the norm, I'm thinking about attaching the main flat sheets with rivnuts for easier removal.
I just stared reading your thread on Capt Wilson Overlander,very good read.
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How did you attach your belly wraps/ pan? Rivets would be the norm, I'm thinking about attaching the main flat sheets with rivnuts for easier removal.
I just stared reading your thread on Capt Wilson Overlander,very good read.
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I used 5/8 pop rivets. I have a couple small service sections that are screwed in so I can access plumbing.
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