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Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 09-20-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Need Someone to do the Finishing

It doesn't look like I will be spending this Winter in sunny Florida afterall. My younger son edits for TV in NYC and wanted to start a video production company so we did it or at least we started...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-09-2007, 06:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By PoconoAir
Thank you Tim

That is a great link and thanks muchly

Barry :)
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-07-2007, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By PoconoAir
They are too large to fit through the 24" doors...

They are too large to fit through the 24" doors so of the shell is on thay have to be assembled inside the unit. Did I mention that the custom soap dish pockets are a $500 option? For that I just...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-06-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By PoconoAir
Custom Shower Stalls for Vintage Airstreams

Andy I purchased one of your axles but still nbeed to get the shock mounts welded on. I have been thinking of going into business making shower stalls for vintage Airstreams. Here is a picture of...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-06-2007, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By PoconoAir
Some Background Info and Pics

Here is a pic of my Caravel still in Central Florida where I got her and the other is the proposed layout. The bed frame is in, the shower is being built as is the black water tank.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 07-05-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,262
Posted By PoconoAir
Tank adapter sources?

I am in the process of building a new black water tank/ toilet platform for my '65 Caravel. No problem finding a source for the new Thetford valve but I will need some sort of adapter flange or...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 06-30-2007, 06:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Custom Shower Stall

My unit sits in the sun here in PA so I was glad to see how well the FanTastic fan works. Put it in just the other day. My shower will be in the front and I thought someone might want to see what...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-27-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,183
Posted By PoconoAir
Getting Back to the Guy on the Bicycle

So the procedure for painting the little guy on the bicycle and the trailer behind him would be to spray the area and quickly wipe off the high parts that you want no paint on. I guess later you...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 06-26-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
My head is going to be elevated, forward and...

My head is going to be elevated, forward and starboard, shower elevated 5" forward and amidships leaving a nice full length space for wardrobe over some water tankage on the port side.
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-24-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,183
Posted By PoconoAir
Nice work

This one does not look as easy. How do you handle the trailer and bicycle?

thanks

Barry
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 06-23-2007, 06:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Chris, where and when did you buy your axle?

Chris, where and when did you buy your axle?
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-22-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoconoAir
It was probably Penn State where the famous...

It was probably Penn State where the famous exchange took place between two Ag. students. One asked the other "Why are the rows of corn so far apart?" and the classmate answered something like...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-21-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoconoAir
Mine is a little bit faded but looks like it was...

Mine is a little bit faded but looks like it was some sort of marbalized coloring. It definitely was not designed for this application because the bottom surface is FLAT! It has such a nice shape I...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-21-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoconoAir
Deep drawing

:blush: Oh, make that deep draw aluminum!!! Sorry
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-21-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoconoAir
If they had made a better tool and used deep draw...

If they had made a better tool and used deep draw aluminum killed steel the part would not have those rinkles along the edges. I will probably fabricate mine out of fibreglass reenfotced polyester...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-21-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoconoAir
Is the metal replacement part open on the top? ...

Is the metal replacement part open on the top? I see your picture here:
http://www.inlandrv.com/parts/84000-refrventcvr.jpg
but can not tell if the bouncing rain is controlled or not. Replacing...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-21-2007, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoconoAir
Does anyone have a 'feel for" how freely air...

Does anyone have a 'feel for" how freely air should be able to exit this vent? If some on later models are just open on the bottom (coming from the factory) that is good enough indication for me. ...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 06-20-2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,216
Posted By PoconoAir
Water Coming in the Reefer Stack

We had a heavy rain last night and I see some water here and there but not surprising since I did not finish going over the skin. But I was up looking over the reefer stack cover and wonder if...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-18-2007, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,183
Posted By PoconoAir
Thanks. Very helpful. Now I see how to use the...

Thanks. Very helpful. Now I see how to use the embossed/offset to make the masking easy.
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-18-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,183
Posted By PoconoAir
Repainting AIRSTREAM logo on trailer

Aluminum requires a special primer so in order to recondition the "AIRSTREAM" signs on my '65 Caravel I will need to very carefully prime and then paint the blue background on two panels. Sounds...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 06-15-2007, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By PoconoAir
I replaced my floor wiht 3/4 exterior. How about...

I replaced my floor wiht 3/4 exterior. How about mounting the stools on opposing ends of a 3/4" by 10" red oak board and bolting the center of the board to the floor. I have been known to have lots...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 06-15-2007, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By PoconoAir
Ice Cream Parlor Stools

Somewhere on here I saw an interior with two parlor stools like these:
Floor Mounted Bar Stool Chrome Swivel - 1207 (http://www.bar-stools-barstools.com/scripts/prodview.asp?idProduct=52)
I like...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-06-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,048
Posted By PoconoAir
Beach '65 Carvel Rewiring Simplified

I just concluded that the '65 Caravel that I have been completely rebuilding and redesigning/upgrading (interior only) has oxidation at all the electrical connections and the insulation is getting...
Forum: Refrigerators 06-01-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By PoconoAir
Thanks. I would like to get the refrigerator up...

Thanks. I would like to get the refrigerator up high but it is best to keep anything heavy low if possible in addition to the convection issue. I intend to put the AC on the floor too.
Forum: Refrigerators 06-01-2007, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,383
Posted By PoconoAir
The fridge in my '65 Caravel was sitting on 3...

The fridge in my '65 Caravel was sitting on 3 2x4s. I guess these were to provide spacing up from the floor for air flow. I am in the process of a complete rebuild. I could replace the fridge on...
Forum: Shocks 05-30-2007, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,272
Posted By PoconoAir
Now I feel better about moving forward with...

Now I feel better about moving forward with getting the shock brackets welded on. :)

Barry
Forum: Shocks 05-28-2007, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,272
Posted By PoconoAir
I ordered the axle through Inland RV in CA. I...

I ordered the axle through Inland RV in CA. I guess I am getting old but I am often amazed at how little one gets for a dollar these days.
Forum: Shocks 05-28-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,272
Posted By PoconoAir
Not comfortable welding on the new DURA-FLEX axle

I just got a new Henschen DURA-FLEX™ rubber torsion axle for my '65 Caravel and the shock brackets came in a box. I am not really comfortable with welding on the parts near the rubber...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-27-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
It seems to me that for $1,000 one should get the...

It seems to me that for $1,000 one should get the shock brackets already on the axle. And how much damage does the heat do to the rubber rods?
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-24-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,135
Posted By PoconoAir
I have been thinking seriously about the shower...

I have been thinking seriously about the shower water sump pump idea too. I think the little pump would best be located down low between the frame members so it keeps its prime. Hair might present...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-23-2007, 10:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
The Henschen Industrial axle got here yesterday. ...

The Henschen Industrial axle got here yesterday. It seems in pretty good shape. One end cap missing and dents to the steel duct shield from dropping out of the truck I guess. Not a big deal. ...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 05-21-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,135
Posted By PoconoAir
Gray water tanks again

I am into a Full Monti(Y) and considering adding a gray water tank also. I figure there is lots of good place under the floor near the axle. Here is a drawing that indicates the tank locations and...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-19-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Stone Guard Tuneup

The fibreglass in my stoneguard is showing some age but will still protect the window so I elected to postpone redoing it until some day at a campsite when there is nothing else to do. But the...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-12-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
My reefer chimney evidently broke loose several...

My reefer chimney evidently broke loose several times and had to be re-riveted in many places. To put it politely it is under designed. Using some S-glass left over from my past hobbies and some...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-11-2007, 12:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
A. I have been reading posts on here and...

A. I have been reading posts on here and collecting understanding.
B. The axles on this vintage of Caravel are prone to spindle failure.
C. This was run many miles with a flat tire and then no...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-10-2007, 09:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Custom Layout

Windows are great until you start trying to develop a custom design to suit your needs. I plan to fly solo and this is what I have come up with so far. :sad::sad:
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-10-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
I am trusting Inland to get me the best for the...

I am trusting Inland to get me the best for the job and I'll let you know what brand in a few days. They said I will have to do some drilling, cut two dogs off and weld on shock mounts. It's a...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-10-2007, 07:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Canadensis is Indeed in the Poconos

I thought someone might like to see where one would expect to see rot in a '65 Caravel subfloor. Here is the new floor for comparison. :D

BTW the old plywood had the letters"INT" on them. Next...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-09-2007, 10:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
I am looking froward to my thousand dollar 3000#...

I am looking froward to my thousand dollar 3000# Dexter axle said to be coming next week. Should be really sweet and include directions and shock mount at that price. Guess I'll roughen it up and...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 05-09-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,964
Posted By PoconoAir
Curfed L Piece

Can someone please tell me what is the function of this part. It ran across the aft bottom edge of the skin. The curfed edge was tucked under the U-channel and the other side went up between the...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-09-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Tongue

Here is the before and after.
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-09-2007, 08:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Nice to be Reassembling

I am using 3/4 exterior plywood and Rot Doctoring the edges. I got the idea to insulate the steel hardware from the aluminum from NoCal Bambi but my HD had no shrink tubes the right size so I wrap...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-01-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By PoconoAir
I got it apart and right it is far gone. I'll...

I got it apart and right it is far gone. I'll get it off on weld/torch day. Ordered a new axle from Inland RV this morning. 2.5 weeks. If that POR-15 prevents rust like it stains your fingers it...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-01-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By PoconoAir
Thanks. So I presume somewhere there is a small...

Thanks. So I presume somewhere there is a small ball that bolts onto the TV and mates to the socket on the end of the bar with a cross pin to hold it (I see a hole for the pin). Would that part be...
Forum: Hitches, Couplers & Balls 05-01-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By PoconoAir
Friction Anti-sway on '65 Caravel

I intend to install a good new anti-sway setup on my TV when the time comes but right now just I am in the process of rebuilding the trailer and must need to find out if there is any reason to retain...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 04-24-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Just about ready to drop the frame from under the...

Just about ready to drop the frame from under the shell. I did not realize until now that there is no gray water tank. The shower floor is so low I can not imagine how to fit one under there. That...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 04-23-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Why I had to do it

I forgot to mention that I found rot almost everywhere around the outside edge of the flooring so it's a full monty or monti.

Here is a picture with almost everything out and before tarping.
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 04-23-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
I got almost everything out of the interior...

I got almost everything out of the interior except the toilet, gray and black water tanks that I will do tomorrow and the fibreglass bathroom will stay with the shell. One Cameleon and lots of red...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 04-20-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
I did a lot of cleaningadn got the carpeting out...

I did a lot of cleaningadn got the carpeting out and down to what seem to be the original tiled floor. It is decision time as the 3/4 deck is rotten at most of the perimeter under the shell although...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 04-18-2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,840
Posted By PoconoAir
Made it through the Nor'easter.

Jim, the driver of the rig bringing my Carvel up from central Florida, had sense enought to hold up a day waiting for the nor'easter and its associated high winds to subside. I helped him unload her...
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