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Forum: Member Introductions 06-26-2011, 01:41 AM
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Posted By chowman2011
Dirty....

That's Nice:blush:...

Did My part in cleaning out 'old' pack rat leftover habitat in the underbelly of My Vintage Kin....

Should I see a Doc now?? 3+ weeks later:blush:
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 06-26-2011, 01:13 AM
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Views: 127,924
Posted By chowman2011
AC digress to Hinges

Sorry to hear about the AC 'Home' Problem!! :blush:

At 10,000 ft. Elevevation...I'm happy not to run heat for a change:lol:!

Snowed on Monday(this week)....

Anywho...I am also wondering...
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-26-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Bedroom Area Build

Here is Some of the bedroom area rebuild...it does include a 3 drawer access on the curbside and a 2 door access on the streetside....


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Forum: Vintage Kin 06-25-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Exterior #1

Never Posted an Exterior Pic....

Likely because of a color that was painted on the curbside and lower front area:o....

After 3 applications of a gel stripping compound on those areas...I am...
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-25-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Exterior Update #2

Then I went to the underbelly access panels....:angry:

Found a habitat....from previous place of state...and during some chewed wires. So, I replaced/repaired the damaged wires to the...
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-25-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Update #1

Been a Bit since I posted:sad:....
Weather got better...went to the outside of the 'Streak' and did some work...

1st repairing the trunk door: it was taped shut from prev. owner; and the fiber...
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-02-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,786
Posted By chowman2011
Congrats on Your Fine Find!! Body looks...

Congrats on Your Fine Find!!

Body looks to be in good shape; and the frame appears to be a relatively easy fix.

Look forward to seeing Your progress...and Welcome!!

Christopher
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-02-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,458
Posted By chowman2011
Great Looking Silver Streak! Just read...

Great Looking Silver Streak!
Just read through Your thread...
IMO if You feel it is worth it(initial purchase price)--that is what really counts.

Dinette area looks Really Nice!

Enjoy,...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-31-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Bedroom Area #4....

May not look like much Progress....but the easy part is coming--The Build:bb:!!

Here are some more recent pics of seemingly slow progress:

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Forum: Vintage Kin 05-30-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Weather

:lol:....:lol:.....:lol:......

It is NEVER Hot here...snowing this evening...even got the fireplace going!!!

I'll skip the Eastern Humid Heat--But I am thinking more along the lines of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-30-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 489
Views: 84,491
Posted By chowman2011
Thumbs up Top...the Iron Man !

Yes, I read through the entire Thread this A.M.

Very Impressive what You have done and accomplished with 'Abby'!! In a short time-frame also:)!

Impressed and I have to Thank You for Posting...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-30-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,664
Posted By chowman2011
The Great West(Sothwest)...

;)...Seems TRUE!!

The West IS the Best(West of the Mississippi at least)!!
Great Things to be Discovered 'Out Here'....

Enjoy,
Christopher
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-29-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Bedroom Area #3 update

Been a While!! Stil At It;)!!

Sanded and primered the back(bathroom area)...took a bit to get the toilet out:angry:...back bolt....contorsion--yadaa yadda!!

Took the existing wall...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-29-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Thumbs up Shine On....

Makes Me think of a Great Pink Floyd Tune:)...

Very Nice !! Distracting a bit for Me:lol:!!

Cheers,
Christopher
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-29-2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Bedroom Area(cont)....

Awesome!!!! THanks!!!!

So, for My measurements...Got the 80" long, Width(bed stringers are 33 1/2 ") width(the ones I have), and I am measuring a heigth of 15 1/2" (from floor to top of bed...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-29-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Structure Strip(replacement)...

Thanks!!
Yep--the curve is a challenge..not having an 'original' strip to replace:mad:...

took some initial 'measurements' and some thought to accomodat a 2' strip of 1/16" x 3/4" angle...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-25-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,619
Posted By chowman2011
Arrow And it goes On......

Oh...the trunk....Yep that'll be coming soon for My Silver Streak too..:blink:

Nothin too major inside...gotta rebuild the trunk door though.

And it Goes On....and On....:lol:
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-25-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,619
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Getting a Visual

If all goes well I'm going to have a very versatile rear room. I'm planning on a twin bed on the left, a 20" deep full length seat on the right and a table with leaf in the middle. Then I'm going to...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-25-2011, 08:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Thumbs up Thanks!

Thanks REDNAX for the Pics and the lead on Hinges!!

Thanks ETN550 for the Encouragement!!

Vinyl in under bed areas(95%)....

Supposed to be warmer and nice in next few days...and the...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-24-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet I Agree...Silver Streaks are 'friendly' in that way

Yep, Have to agree with Ya there...overall easy access and straight forward.

I have seen some interior pictures along the way to get a visual of how it was originally...thought about the layout...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 05-24-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,085
Posted By chowman2011
OUCH!! I feel for Ya...Just be thankful You...

OUCH!! I feel for Ya...Just be thankful You survived--the other things can be replaced in ways.

I have Family in Your area of the South--that felt the effects of a tornado(loss of life)...Sad.
...
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 05-24-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,937
Posted By chowman2011
Lightbulb I Agree--Yet My return trip was different...

Greetings,
I made the 330 mile trip, brake controller in hand(TV wired for 7 pin connector) 4 pin existing. 3 different hitches(just in case).

Got there on a Saturday late-afternoon...looked...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-24-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,619
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Looking Great!

Nice floor:) ... appreciate the 45 You did with it.

After looking through this thread...I had to stop myself from getting TOO FAR into My "Refurbish" :lol:.....

Good to See Your Progress...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Bedroom Area #2 update

Yep..finally making some progress here also--Sorta:huh:!

Removed another interior wall--just to 'see': did some cleaning and it will be a template for the wall structure 'rebuild' adjacent to it....
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-23-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Leak Update...

Got side-tracked with the leak issue...Good thing in the long run...as I stated somewhere: "water is very powerful"...

Cork floor--on hold...based on water issue and getting the bedroom area...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-20-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Cork Flooring source....

After doing a little searching--I am considering going with a cork 'locking' floor from : worldfloorsdirect.com

Seems the price is reasonable and quality is there too.

I have discovered what...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-20-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Bedroom Area Rebuild....

Hueytownalss,

I have been contemplating change...mostly to accomodate a larger bed...

But, Basically I plan to rebuild with most all of the original layout...the biggest exception might be...
Forum: 1970 - 1973 Sovereign 05-20-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 812
Views: 221,773
Posted By chowman2011
Great Work and coverage of Your(Chris and Kay)...

Great Work and coverage of Your(Chris and Kay) Progress!!!
I've enjoyed this post ALOT!

Need to get back to My "Refurbish"....

Cheers,
Christopher
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-20-2011, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By chowman2011
If it is like My Silver Streak--I would say...

If it is like My Silver Streak--I would say either:

1. see if you can re-adhere the panles to the wood substrate OR

2. it is probably an 1/8th inch(5/32) luan and that is readily available...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-17-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,054
Posted By chowman2011
THAT'S funny!!!:lol: Save those visions for...

THAT'S funny!!!:lol:

Save those visions for a House worth it :D...

My intent is to fix/restore/upgrade ("Refurbish") and have a pleasurable experience with this ...
the Process to be Proud...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-17-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By chowman2011
Bill, I Appreciate Your Input! So far, it is...

Bill,
I Appreciate Your Input! So far, it is noted that a Dan Foss compressor Refer Cools Quick...Has better stability(reliability) in a variety of situations...

Thinking this may be the route...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,771
Posted By chowman2011
I had an enclosed utility trailer w/ a torsion...

I had an enclosed utility trailer w/ a torsion axle--Rode very nice..they do wear out.

leaf spring longer life span...a bit rougher.

Not sure at this point about ride height--seems either...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-17-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By chowman2011
icebox? Would 3 panels suffice??

Hey Bart,

Am I understanding correctly? Building an icebox using a Dan Foss compressor?? I could, but not sure that is something I want to take on at this point...A unit that I can install and...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-17-2011, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By chowman2011
Arrow future planning: Fridge and Solar

Great Info Jammer! Thanks:)

One of the reasons I moved to Colorado(from the midwest) IS the amount of sunlight throughout the year--just a thought.

As for the Solar aspect...
Right with You...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
OH, dont forget to mount trimming at the edges ...

OH, dont forget to mount trimming at the edges to cover the gap...and affix it to the walls(or framework)--Not the floor!
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Cork Flooring...

Hi Polarlyse,

There should be a gap(up to 1/4") between the cork(floating) floor and the walls--for expansion.

A Bead of silcone at the base of the wall could deter any water from reaching...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-17-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,054
Posted By chowman2011
Seems this is what I am undertaking!! ...

Seems this is what I am undertaking!!

Here's a link to some of what I have been doing:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417/77-silver-streak-refurbish-77204.html

My thought: Make sure You...
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-17-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,748
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Attached link for a visual

Look at post #11 , Picture#4

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417/77-silver-streak-refurbish-77204.html

This is where the structural strip and wall needs to go back in.

I have a tentative...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,619
Posted By chowman2011
Here's a link to help with the visual aspect...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f417/77-silver-streak-refurbish-77204.html#post993746
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Wall rebuild info....

This is My reply in ETN550 thread--Copy and Paste:brows:

It is an interior panel--attached to the wall/ceiling/floor...

I think I have come up with a solution:
2 types of mounting strips for...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-17-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,619
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet wall mount(s)

Thanks Jim,

It is an interior panel--attached to the wall/ceiling/floor...

I think I have come up with a solution:
2 types of mounting strips for the wall section(part of rear shelving...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-16-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Exterior Note #1

As I had mentioned in another thread, ETN550 Silver Streak Project!,

I utilized a Gel Stripping compound on the Exterior(painted sections).

The Lower Front and Side panel areas that are Gold...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-16-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By chowman2011
Bart, Good info to know! I'll have to think...

Bart,
Good info to know! I'll have to think more on this subject.

So, refrig. and other electricity...I would probably need 4 panels? How about number of batteries? Big box on front; and I...
Forum: Member Introductions 05-16-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 190,402
Posted By chowman2011
must be referring to the LONG Checklists

Now that IS FUNNY!!!!!:lol:

Cheers!
Forum: Refrigerators 05-16-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By chowman2011
fridges and solar

Thanks Lew! I'll have to look into them also--Engel.

Nice description of the solar products too...my other 'to-do' aspect...

And if I am limited to space for 3 panels?? I haven't actually...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-15-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By chowman2011
Looks like the type of set-up(fridge and solar) I...

Looks like the type of set-up(fridge and solar) I am thinking about....

Nova Kool appears to be a popular item...price is higher than I had hoped for--technology based I am guessing??

Model...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-15-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,202
Posted By chowman2011
Question Need Fridge...can Solar keep up with an Electric Only Fridge???

Considering putting in an electric Only Fridge...based on having Solar tied in.

Any suggestions, comments on taking this route??

This is for My '77 Silver Streak "Refurbish".

Thanks,
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Forum: Floor Finishes 05-15-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,678
Posted By chowman2011
Cork Floor Considerations...

Here is a link that shows the bedroom area; and its realtion to the future cork flooring to go in My Silver Streak....

It is Post #11:
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Forum: Vintage Kin 05-15-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 22,619
Posted By chowman2011
Thoughts??

http://www.airforums.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=129917&stc=1&d=1305505589

Next area to work on.....I posted on My thread '77 Silver Streak "Refurbish"

Plays into the Cork Flooring...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-15-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,539
Posted By chowman2011
Rivet Bedroom Area...Remodel.

OK, cleaned out some of the mess and took some measurements in this area today.:bb:

This is a big part of the "Refurbish", on the interior aspect, and plays into the cork flooring for the Silver...
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