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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-26-2017, 04:54 PM
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Posted By r&kweber
1975 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Oregon

Title: 1975 Airstream Sovereign 31 - Oregon
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

Well maintained and updated Airstream for sale. All systems functioning well!
Many elements...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-19-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,324
Posted By r&kweber
Lynne, Don't lose hope! When I would light our...

Lynne, Don't lose hope! When I would light our old fridge, I would count to approximately 140 while using a bbq lighter waiting for the 'click'. After getting a small torch, I would count to about...
Forum: 1959 Traveler 08-31-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 39,255
Posted By r&kweber
Probably easiest thing to notice from a distance...

Probably easiest thing to notice from a distance is the white A/C shroud at the center of the trailer and the white MaxxFan at the front. The wheels are silver galvanized steel. Propane tanks are...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-31-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
Looking very good, Truck. Are you planning on...

Looking very good, Truck. Are you planning on finishing a cut of polish before it gets cold?

Were liking the fantastic fans more all the time. I would advise you to take great care to get them...
Forum: 1959 Traveler 08-25-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 39,255
Posted By r&kweber
Thanks for looking!!!!! Ryan.

Thanks for looking!!!!!

Ryan.
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-20-2009, 12:04 AM
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Views: 3,590
Posted By r&kweber
We blog

at the link in the signature. :P

Katie
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 08-19-2009, 11:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,160
Posted By r&kweber
We're using it!

Hey all! It has been a few VERY busy months for us, with many late nights and more than enough all nighters, but we're using the trailer! Woot! We've got some things to finish up, the main one's...
Forum: On The Road... 07-12-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By r&kweber
Oh, just remembered The Cove Palisades State...

Oh, just remembered The Cove Palisades State Park. It's North of Bend on Lake Billy Chinook. Definitely worth checking out!
Forum: On The Road... 07-12-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,896
Posted By r&kweber
We like South Beach State park on the coast just...

We like South Beach State park on the coast just south of Newport. Bend is spectacular though very hot this time of year. So much to see and do in Oregon.

Enjoy your stay!

Ryan.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-06-2009, 06:29 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
I used 3/16" rivets and bucked them in place....

I used 3/16" rivets and bucked them in place. Looks better than the original blind rivets, IMO.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-06-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
The J bar I used came from the flooring place...

The J bar I used came from the flooring place down the street from me. Looks identical to the one linked to above. I believe it is tempered, but bends like a wet noodle when you heat it with a torch....
Forum: 1959 Traveler 06-27-2009, 12:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 39,255
Posted By r&kweber
Just wanted to bring this thread to the top... ...

Just wanted to bring this thread to the top...

With summer here and trailers out and about, please keep your eyes peeled for our babe. Ryan is working fast and furious to finish the Flying Cloud...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-18-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
I went out and gave my panels the 'thumb test'...

I went out and gave my panels the 'thumb test' where I pushed lightly against new skin and old. Same front panels, opposite sides. I don't doubt Frank's information that the old skin is .032, but the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-17-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
I used .032 on my front curbside panel and under...

I used .032 on my front curbside panel and under the front window. I think it is fine, probably would feel a bit more stout if it was .040. Besides, I think dings and scratches add character. I know...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-17-2009, 02:34 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
Alaskan Copper & brass was just for the belly...

Alaskan Copper & brass was just for the belly skin. They only sell Allclad in full coils. Airparts is where I bought my allclad. I highly recommend both places.

The polishing detour feels more...
Forum: Doors & Locks 05-26-2009, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By r&kweber
If we're in the audience, are we looking at the...

If we're in the audience, are we looking at the front or side of the Airstream? If we're looking at the front of the trailer (directly at the propane tanks), the door will always be stage right. If...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 05-18-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,160
Posted By r&kweber
I did like the look of the flamed diamond plate...

I did like the look of the flamed diamond plate wheel wells. Just not on an Airstream. I'm polishing now and the swirls on this trailer made a little queasy. It is clear the owner has put a ton of...
Forum: 1969-1971 Caravel 05-10-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By r&kweber
I love the fabric! Well done and get camping! ...

I love the fabric! Well done and get camping!

katie
Forum: Shipping & Export/Import 05-07-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By r&kweber
Congratulations on your first Airstream! We think...

Congratulations on your first Airstream! We think 1959 was a pretty great year.

Have you checked with AirstreamGuy.com ? The only way it may fit into the budget is if he has a reason to be in NY....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-05-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
Marine Clean and Metal Ready are not needed after...

Marine Clean and Metal Ready are not needed after sandblasting. If everything has been sandblasted (including new steel), all that is required is blowing the sand dust off. I used a leaf blower....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-01-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
There are many grades of marine plywood, and may...

There are many grades of marine plywood, and may pricepoints. Mine cost approx. $80 per sheet and required minimal treatment to seal it against water saturation. Standard ACX has many voids...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 05-01-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,182
Posted By r&kweber
I like the stubby little drills sharpened for...

I like the stubby little drills sharpened for aluminum. I get them at Grainger but you could order them from Aircraft Spruce too. Should take about 2 hours to drill out all the rivets and remove the...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 05-01-2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,160
Posted By r&kweber
BIG THANKS to pbearsailor Steve for mailing the...

BIG THANKS to pbearsailor Steve for mailing the water filler cover! And so quickly, too.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-01-2009, 12:16 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
If you have the cash to have someone else do the...

If you have the cash to have someone else do the sandblasting, then by all means do it. My costs were fairly low: Harbor freight sandblaster @ $80 on sale, 400 lbs. blasting media @ $40. But oh, my...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 04-30-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,182
Posted By r&kweber
You're moving fast! Good job. The wedding must be...

You're moving fast! Good job. The wedding must be coming up soon?


If that is the method you use, you may want to pre-drill the 1/4" holes in the plywood where you want the bolts to go. Then you...
Forum: 1959 Traveler 04-28-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 39,255
Posted By r&kweber
As always Mike, thanks for looking!

As always Mike, thanks for looking!
Forum: 1959 Traveler 04-28-2009, 07:09 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 39,255
Posted By r&kweber
Thanks for the post Greenrig. The photos I've...

Thanks for the post Greenrig. The photos I've seen of your trailer show an outstanding 18 footer. Makes me miss ours even more. Did it sell? I don't see it listed any more.
Forum: Member Introductions 04-24-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By r&kweber
Congratulations!!!!! What, only three photos?...

Congratulations!!!!! What, only three photos? What gives?! :) That's not the first Chrysler Aspen I've seen pulling a long Airstream. Should do the job nicely.
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 04-24-2009, 10:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,160
Posted By r&kweber
Friday is for getting ready ...

...to work on the trailer. Ryan hasn't blogged in a bit, and has photos on his camera from last weekend... and I know there are a few of you curious about our progress.

Last weekend we were able...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-24-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
Sorry, did not mean to start a Ford/Chevy debate....

Sorry, did not mean to start a Ford/Chevy debate. I don't like those one bit. Lots of good frame paints out there, all terrific!! :angel:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-23-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
Smile Regarding POR 15 and sandblasting: I was...

Regarding POR 15 and sandblasting: I was concerned with applying the paint directly over sandblasted metal so I called them up. The tech guy I talked to said you could apply POR directly to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-23-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
Both the salesman and warehouse guy remarked on...

Both the salesman and warehouse guy remarked on how cheap aluminum is right now compared to even a year ago.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-23-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
Our belly skin wraps up and over the C channel....

Our belly skin wraps up and over the C channel. Being wrapped over tight is what keeps it in place till the rivets are in. No vulkem used originally, so we didn't add any either.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-23-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,055
Posted By r&kweber
Progress is looking good!

I had C channel bent in 4' lengths and don't remember paying that much in adjusted USD). They were bent at a right angle, you can adjust as you install the belly if needed.

The belly material I...
Forum: Trailer Values 04-23-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,815
Posted By r&kweber
IMO, I'm a big fan of the smaller trailers....

IMO,

I'm a big fan of the smaller trailers. When we had our 18 footer, it was Ryan and I plus our 4 year old son and a 40 lb dog. I loved every minute with that trailer. The small size made it...
Forum: Community Polls 04-23-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 212,630
Posted By r&kweber
I like my Airstream because the shell and frame...

I like my Airstream because the shell and frame are back together again! This weekend is all about riveting!

Katie
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 04-21-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 35,049
Posted By r&kweber
Katie & I saw the Overlander coming over the West...

Katie & I saw the Overlander coming over the West Seattle Bridge at the end of Jeff's long journey. What a sight! She was riding straight and level -- and pretty clean too. We both said to each...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 04-21-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,160
Posted By r&kweber
Karen, Your trailer looks so good! I'm...

Karen,

Your trailer looks so good! I'm really jealous!
Forum: Member Introductions 04-20-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,613
Posted By r&kweber
Congratulations!! Drink plenty of water and take...

Congratulations!! Drink plenty of water and take deep breaths when you pull off the dealers lot.

Don't do too much planning and don't get too much stuff to put inside! Take it slow and enjoy the...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 04-20-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,160
Posted By r&kweber
Steve

I don't know you, but I love you man!:lol:

I'll PM you tonight with info.

Ryan
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 04-20-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,160
Posted By r&kweber
Wink Looking for a water filler cover...

I am looking for a water filler cover. A PO had removed the water filler and riveted a patch over the hole in the skin. Do you have one of these you'd be willing to part with? Or know someone who...
Forum: 1959 Traveler 04-20-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 39,255
Posted By r&kweber
Nuts, this one's not ours either...

Boy, the 18 footers are coming fast and furious right now! That is also a sweet looking trailer. Ours has the newer Clear View Hehr windows front and rear. This trailer has the older style.

Maybe...
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 04-20-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,182
Posted By r&kweber
VintageAirstream.com agrees you have a '59 Flying...

VintageAirstream.com agrees you have a '59 Flying Cloud, California made with a double bed.

59FC (http://vintageairstream.com/archives1/59FC/index.html)

I think the 659 on the door tag would...
Forum: 1959 Traveler 04-19-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 39,255
Posted By r&kweber
That is a really nice looking 18 footer. Not...

That is a really nice looking 18 footer. Not ours, but it is the closest one I've seen. Thanks for keeping up the search. We're still searching the listings with hopes of bringing her home (you'll...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 04-17-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 35,049
Posted By r&kweber
What is it about 1959?

Couldn't agree more -- we like the '59's!
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 04-14-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 35,049
Posted By r&kweber
Congratulations on getting the trailer!!! We hope...

Congratulations on getting the trailer!!! We hope getting it here is much less of an adventure than the purchase. I'm sure it will evolve into a great trailer for your family and we're happy to have...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 04-13-2009, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By r&kweber
about your wheels

Check out this thread about another overlander that made a trip home several years ago:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109/step-by-step-1959-a-10709.html

It sure is starting to look like it...
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 04-13-2009, 10:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By r&kweber
Well done!

Congratulations Norm! Can wait to see it in real life!
Forum: Title, VIN & Registration 04-07-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,083
Posted By r&kweber
Good news is that everyone is lining up (even if...

Good news is that everyone is lining up (even if reluctantly) to maybe make this deal happen. We're crossing our fingers. That International looks sweet!
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-10-2009, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,561
Posted By r&kweber
Air powered Cleco tool is on my christmas list...

Air powered Cleco tool is on my christmas list now. Thanks for the tip!
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