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Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-06-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,812
Posted By jkrauk
Yes I will be doing some testing. The stranded...

Yes I will be doing some testing. The stranded ones on top that are blue orange and white I am thinking go to the trailer connection pigtail?
Nothing goes to the battery now.
Then there are two...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-06-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,812
Posted By jkrauk
1964 wiring. Installing new converter and fuse panel.

Hi. Working on my friend and mines 1964 Airstream Overland or trailers. Both have the original wiring in place with the univolts and shore power/battery switches. I removed the old Uni volt and the...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 03-23-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 761
Posted By jkrauk
Exact width of 64 overlander

Hello. Very excited! Going to pick up my new 64 overlander project next week and trying to think how it will fit in my spot I have made for it. The spot is 9' wide exactly between my garage and my...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 11-15-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By jkrauk
No the only thing I plan to do with these is take...

No the only thing I plan to do with these is take them off the vehicle and throw them away.
Any danger in just taking them off the vehicle?
Going to go with four new aluminum alloy rims with...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 11-15-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,162
Posted By jkrauk
Are THESE split rims?

I think I finally have a picture of some real split rims on an airstream. He said that this airstream has been sitting for 20 years and who knows how long the wheels and tires were on it when it got...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 11-26-2008, 05:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,319
Posted By jkrauk
Ol Hunt Camp now FOR SALE!!

Yes the Ol hunt camp is now finished and up for sale on ebay. Auction ends tuesday night and should be a good one with how unique this trailer is.
Check it out at:
eBay Motors: Vintage Airstream...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 10-25-2008, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 966
Posted By jkrauk
Tongue Jack wire on '70s AS ?

Trying to finish up my 78' AS Safari project and getting to the tung jack. Could anyone look and see how their wires are up front on the trailer? I have one wire coming down for the tung jack...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-25-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By jkrauk
There is not much to my Silver Cloud's interior,...

There is not much to my Silver Cloud's interior, but for me that is good cause most of it would have ended up in the trash anyway. It is really set up as a hunter's cabin with just the basics-...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-23-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By jkrauk
I did measure bumper to ball and it is about at...

I did measure bumper to ball and it is about at 22'. The guy who sold it claimed it was a 17' since that is what the inside is about.
Hoosier Radials!!! Raised white letters! This really could...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-23-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By jkrauk
Now I get it- whale tail is the look of the rear...

Now I get it- whale tail is the look of the rear upper middle panel- of coarse! I kept thinking it was the look of how the rear lower panels come and flair out to where they hit the bumper. My 78's...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-22-2008, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By jkrauk
Wow, that is so cool about this forum. An id...

Wow, that is so cool about this forum. An id within minutes!! Do the rear end cap panels indicate the year? The title I have does say '56 and it notes the previous title was from New York. I had...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-22-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By jkrauk
The vin# is 7756 which the guy who sold it to me...

The vin# is 7756 which the guy who sold it to me said that meant it was # 77 in 1956. Hah! It also has the wicked looking sculpted back end cap with the whale tail and not the 13 panel rear cap. I...
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-22-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By jkrauk
Rear Window for 1956 Airstream

I just picked up my new project and the obvious thing it needs is a rear window since it was removed to put some sort of a/c in a hole that has since been covered up. Any idea where to get a window?...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 10-22-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,138
Posted By jkrauk
Hunter's Special! -my 56' find

I was using the jaxed.com to search the state of FL for my next project and came across my new addition to the family! I saw it Tuesday night, then after talking with the man, was en route the 50...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 09-19-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By jkrauk
Can A/C fan cycle on/off too?

Hi.
My Armstrong 12 A/C is working strong as it should in my 1978 Safari. Cools the 20' of airspace quite quickly! My question is with the fan, it stays on the entire time you are plugged in and...
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-10-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,449
Posted By jkrauk
new option for couch/bed

I have found and purchased the best option I have found for a new couch/bed convertible. It is from a company called West Elm and it couldnt fit more perfectly. I think they measured it for...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 09-07-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,319
Posted By jkrauk
Axles n interior

Lots of work this past week. At one point I went all in to working on the airstream and not working on my house which is my real job. I had a deadline of Friday afternoon as we were leaving for...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 09-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,319
Posted By jkrauk
exterior work finishing up

I got the new panel put in on the driver's side this weekend. Cut out the old one and started straightening the bent ribs. I put the new u channel down on the floor and riveted the zs to it. had...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-29-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By jkrauk
Yep Ordered a new inverter thingy for my trailer...

Yep Ordered a new inverter thingy for my trailer to have proper 12v lights in the trailer. I guess the screw holes and round fading are there.
John
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-28-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By jkrauk
not original? - goodbye!

Good to know it is not original. Will probably trash it and go for a better fixture.
Thanks Andy.
John.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 08-28-2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By jkrauk
Kitchen Light Bulb???

What kinf of bulb, and where do you get it, goes into this fixture?? It looks like it is 3 florescent bulbs hooked together and has a 4 prong plug on the end.
Any idea where to get one??
John
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 08-28-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,319
Posted By jkrauk
New metal welded on

Had my brother in law over into the city with his welder and he put the new metal on the frame. He lives in the country and has 7 tigers. Kinda wild!! He put the angle iron on and then fit on the...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 08-24-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,319
Posted By jkrauk
New plywood everywhere!!!

Did some work last weekend on the ol' hunt camp. Really tore into it and I only like to do things the right way, so it is on to the down and dirty stuff first. Found some nasty spiders and one dead...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 08-23-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By jkrauk
Lock mechanism for refer door 1978

I need a new lock mechanism for my 1978 Safari's fridge access door. It is an exterior door and it is the whole mechanism. Anyone know where to get one?
Thanks, John
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-14-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,122
Posted By jkrauk
Ol' hunt camp needs some frame reinforcing

I am starting with the foundation on this project and need to get the frame up to par. I took the belly pan and bananas off. The '78 already has many holes in the frame and a few outriggers...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 08-13-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,319
Posted By jkrauk
1978 Safari restoration "the ol' hunt camp"

This thread will follow me in my restoration of my newly acquired '78 Airstream Safari, i.e. the "hunt camp" as the PO described it as. He thought this is what you could do with it, as in tow it up...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 995
Posted By jkrauk
Aluminum size

I am working on the exterior of my new 1978 Safari. It has a big bash in the street side that I am going to replace with a new sheet. What do I ask for at my local supplier of metal? Will it look...
Forum: General Interior Topics 08-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,563
Posted By jkrauk
Painting interior walls, trim

Just starting the renovation on my 1978 Safari and am trying to figure out how to get better color in the interior. Anyone had experience in painting the aluminum walls, plastic trim pieces, and...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-08-2008, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By jkrauk
my new stream and its 2 big dents

Just became a member with my 78 safari I purchased on aug 6th. It was described to me as a huntin' trailer and the guy swore that it was all stainless steel. I couldn't talk him down from the...
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