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  1. valentine
    hi there, im impressed with your rehab. Wanted to tell you that we have alot in common. I just pulled home my first airstream. A 1964 Globetrotter! She needs a bit of work but im looking foreward to it. What are you planning on doing for your cabinets? Will it be a dinnette or another guacho. Will you be trying to achieve something that looks origional? What will you be using for flooring? Oh, so many questions. Hope all is well. You can e-mail me if you would like. jakehollimon@yahoo.com
    Sincerely
    Jake Hollimon
  2. utee94
    09-26-2008 08:25 AM
    utee94
    Replied to your PM, but will reply here as well. Yes, I'd attach the awning bracket with the inner skins off-- that way you'll be able to put a backing plate on and distribute the point loads better. One other advantage to this that I did not mention in the PM is that with the inner skin removed, you'll be able to buck-rivet the backing plate, rather than using Olympic rivets as I did for the patch that I put on the outside.

    I'd say that if you're using a backing plate, a frontside patch isn't really necessary, unless you have some old holes that you're trying to hide.

    Please let me know if you have any questions, I'm really enjoying your thread and your progress.

    Best,
    -Marcus

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    Decatur
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    Georgia
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    UNITED STATES
    Trailer #1
    1964 19' Globetrotter

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Posted 01-29-2009 at 08:14 PM by 64TrotterAtl Comments 2
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So, the past few weeks have been interesting. I have basically completed the interior skin re-instal. I was able to luckily purchase some zolatone and primer from a new friend here in Atlanta for a reat price. I have decided to o with the Apollo Grey, exactly what was originally in it. What have I accomplished other than getting the zolatone, well......I welded a new 2 5/16 tongue on the frame, welded a 2 inch hitch receiver for my bike rack on the back bumper, and welded the LP gas tank holder...

Posted 01-14-2009 at 07:18 PM by 64TrotterAtl Comments 1
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Don't have enough space to upload any new photos. I have searched for help. Can anyone else help with this? I will continue to search for help on this. I am also posting to blogspot where there is no limit...

Posted 01-14-2009 at 07:09 PM by 64TrotterAtl Comments 0
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So it has been almost 2 months since I posted. I guess the past post was the axle replacement. After the axle replacement I replaced the running lights on the side and the back with traditional tear drops. i decided that I would rather have LED's for brightness as well as lifespan, so I retrofitted LED's to fit underneath the original tear drops. I did the same with the brake lights. Next, I finished the compartment doors and main door by insulating them with foam board and two layers of reflectix....

Posted 10-04-2008 at 08:13 PM by 64TrotterAtl Comments 1
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Well well well, the axle was finally replaced today. I had been procrastinating for the past few weeks. I have read so many threads about how difficult Dexter axles can be, and to be honest, this was quite possibly the easiest project yet. Easier than polishing....

So, we lifted the whole trailer, set her on railroad ties and 6x6 posts high enough that the wheels were off the round, put both jacks under the old axle and jacked it up. With the jacks holding up the old axle, it removed...

Posted 09-20-2008 at 02:57 PM by 64TrotterAtl Comments 2
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Naked Airstream. That is what I finally ended up with. Well, naked in my eyes. I have not given her a name yet, but it is definitely a her.

So I was unable to change out the axle that I ordered from Dexter. I had forgotten that I needed the new wheel and tire. not to mention that steel rims that hold a baby moon, are not something most stores have. So I figured I would do other things, like finish removing the interior skins, remove fiberglass, cut out od wires, and finally remove...
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