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Forum: Fresh Water Systems 04-07-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,739
Posted By 2333
Check to see if "someone" made a connecting line...

Check to see if "someone" made a connecting line from the heater pressure-relief valve to the grey tank. There shouldn't be one that I know of, but if the heater was on all night, overheated the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-04-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By 2333
For the railing, you probably already have an...

For the railing, you probably already have an idea in mind, but if not, using closet rod holders would be an easy way to put up the railing then store it inside the cot when it's folded against the...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 04-12-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 23,577
Posted By 2333
Great contest! Thank you Silver Trailer Supply ...

Great contest! Thank you Silver Trailer Supply

Cyclo polisher model 5 (http://airstreamsupply.com/New-Airstream-Parts/Polishing-and-Riveting-Parts/New-Polishing-Parts/Cycle-Polisher-model-5)
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Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 09-27-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 72,414
Posted By 2333
Are you awning poles wooden? If not, the color...

Are you awning poles wooden? If not, the color makes it look more vintage.
Trailer looks incredible.
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 07-22-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 72,414
Posted By 2333
The picture with the wine and windows in the...

The picture with the wine and windows in the background is my favorite. Just seeing those windows and knowing the work it took to get the trailer like it is, and then seeing the reward of wine and...
Forum: Buyer Guidelines 01-09-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,985
Posted By 2333
3 girls ages 4, 2, and 2 months? Do you want to...

3 girls ages 4, 2, and 2 months? Do you want to spend the next 6 years restoring the airstream or with the girls? Get an inspector who can tell you whether you can start memories in it right now, or...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-03-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 753
Posted By 2333
Makes me miss mine. Nice purchase!

Makes me miss mine. Nice purchase!
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 03-17-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,056
Posted By 2333
Don't worry about staying focused, keep your...

Don't worry about staying focused, keep your priorities straight (family, etc.), and keep the airstream a fun hobby. Everything else will work out. I like to see someone else who is taking there...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-25-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
jp.. that was a great idea with the lights. Looks...

jp.. that was a great idea with the lights. Looks totally original!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-24-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
Ready for Storage

I put the inner end caps back on and the upper skins. I only fastened them with 1/5th to 1/6th the rivets as it's all coming back off again anyway. I was amazed that the rivet holes lined up :)
I...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 12-03-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,698
Posted By 2333
We are headed to West Africa (Senegal then...

We are headed to West Africa (Senegal then Morocco). The kids will be in an international school that teaches in English, though we all will need to learn French and Woloof (The local language). I am...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 12-02-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,698
Posted By 2333
Rancher Found

After much debate, I decided to keep the Tradewind. I found someone with 40 acres and room to spare who will let me park it for free for the 30 months. I know most people with a new airstream or a...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-08-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,698
Posted By 2333
That's true. Part of the reason for going is to...

That's true. Part of the reason for going is to "get grounded" and realize what is important in life and what is not. So that's a great question. I guess that's part of the reason I like vintage cars...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-08-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,698
Posted By 2333
Tim, It's clear that you have an illness...

Tim,

It's clear that you have an illness just like mine. You see a glimpse of something that might be vintage and immediate think... "mmmmm.. I wonder what that is?"

hahahaha. I bet you and I...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-08-2009, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,698
Posted By 2333
I appreciate the support, especially Airstream...

I appreciate the support, especially Airstream folks know how hard it is to give up on the dream.

I do have storage options if it doesn't sell, and I did set my price high. You see, if you price...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 11-08-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,698
Posted By 2333
West Africa Move - Selling Airstream

This is a tough post.

The family and I are moving to West Africa where I will serve as a Peace Corps Medical Officer. This is a great opportunity that we couldn't pass up.
I would love to do an...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-07-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 221,101
Posted By 2333
That old vintage wooden dolly in the first pic is...

That old vintage wooden dolly in the first pic is really cool. Looking at the shiny airstream almost made me overlook that.
Forum: Our Community 09-14-2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7,425
Views: 1,182,304
Posted By 2333
Curecanti National Recreation Area

This was parked at the Cimarron Visitor Center.
Nobody was in it and we went on a hike to the Morrow Dam.
I saw you visited the Dam also, but couldn't find you.

Anyway, it was a Wally Byam...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-17-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 77,399
Posted By 2333
I had to subscribe like everyone else. I need to...

I had to subscribe like everyone else. I need to inspiration to get back onto completing mine. Nice to see all of us frame-off folks going thru the same stuff though.
Great work Truck!
Forum: Our Community 04-11-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,658
Posted By 2333
I think if you look on Google Earth my Airstream...

I think if you look on Google Earth my Airstream has sat in the same spot for years (my driveway), appears to be vandalized (in the middle of a frame off), and looks like nobody loves it (but I do)....
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-10-2009, 07:59 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,453
Posted By 2333
I think I check my subscribed thread list...

I think I check my subscribed thread list everyday and it's always inspirational to see when someone posted something new. Even if it's amazing or mundane, doesn't matter, it makes me feel like we're...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-10-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 221,101
Posted By 2333
A google search doesn't resolve the issue either....

A google search doesn't resolve the issue either. Some sites say it doesn't react, some say it does.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-08-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
Tail Lights

The pics really explain it all. The original bargman 99's are gone. The PO had these "wedding cake" ones on. I think they are used a lot in the aftermarket cuz they are cheap, but I don't like them...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 04-01-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 31,596
Posted By 2333
Wow, you got that wine drawer done quick. Thanks...

Wow, you got that wine drawer done quick. Thanks again for the tool loan. The "Blizzard" nixed any work for me today.

I actually hadn't seen this thread before :blink:, but only 6 pages. I'll...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-11-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,606
Posted By 2333
Bad Mojo #69 - She's still going strong :boxing: ...

Bad Mojo #69 - She's still going strong :boxing:

As far as working on my AS...you know how life goes. I am glad to see you're still plugging away though.
I got distracted by picking up another...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 02-10-2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,606
Posted By 2333
Zep, On that second interior panel, just...

Zep,

On that second interior panel, just above the door, 17th pop rivet down. I need that one. Been missing mine for awhile ;).

Too much red wine tonight....
Hope your doing well brother!
...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 02-08-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,955
Posted By 2333
You only need to install a second hitch the rear...

You only need to install a second hitch the rear bumper of the airstream so you can tow a 4WD dune buggy. Then you'll be ready for anything.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 01-28-2009, 10:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,086
Posted By 2333
Nice

I agree that the layout looks good. Is the top of the Vacuflush system going to double as counter space as well? I can't get an idea of it's dimensions. Nevertheless, as you come into the door,...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-07-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,215
Posted By 2333
Not entirely happy....

While there are many, many pluses to towing with any of these modern vehicles (including my 1/2 ton 'burb) ....it's just not going to feel right until I am towing my vintage AS with a vintage vehicle.
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-16-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,380
Posted By 2333
Boatdoc, I've followed your threads just...

Boatdoc,

I've followed your threads just like I follow the performances of Olympic athletes....in awe. There's just some people on this forum like yourself, Carlos, a-merry-can, uwe, aerowood (and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-15-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,380
Posted By 2333
What year/s are now the most desirable for...

What year/s are now the most desirable for restoration?
The one sitting in your driveway that still isn't done, at least that's the one my wife desires most.

What year/s are known to be the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-10-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 221,101
Posted By 2333
When you say "Stuck this on", where and how did...

When you say "Stuck this on", where and how did you have that made?
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-04-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,263
Posted By 2333
1961's are the best ever made, then they improved...

1961's are the best ever made, then they improved slightly in 1962. :rolleyes:
But, no bias here.
Welcome to the Forums and Tradewind group!
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 09-28-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,726
Posted By 2333
Labor is the highest cost, but if it's you and...

Labor is the highest cost, but if it's you and your brother-in-law, then maybe that's not a factor. Without knowing anything about the trailer, your new axle and running gear would likely be the...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 09-28-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 72,414
Posted By 2333
Doug - great progress. Your U-Channel around the...

Doug - great progress. Your U-Channel around the perimeter looked chopped up in the corners, is that just the pic?
The perimeter channel curved section can be vital in fitting your floor. Hopefully...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 09-20-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,365
Posted By 2333
There's something about that bank of 3 windows on...

There's something about that bank of 3 windows on the street side that architecturally and stylistically look way cool on this model.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-16-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,453
Posted By 2333
Marc - I'm trying to catch up to you and start...

Marc -
I'm trying to catch up to you and start the windows, but still finding leaks and getting out the vulkem and gutter seal.
I know you're using glass for the windows, did you consider Lexan?...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 09-14-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 72,414
Posted By 2333
You can replace the floor and attempt a...

You can replace the floor and attempt a shell-off, just be realistic. Some crazy nut-ball on here just did it in like 22 days!!!! 64TrotterAtl ;) Probably drinking gallons of Monster Energy drink,...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-14-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,453
Posted By 2333
No real trick for the solid rivet. Most of the...

No real trick for the solid rivet. Most of the time you use the 1/8" bit, drill in the center of the head till you've drilled through the head and into the shaft.

- Sometimes the head will pop...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 09-13-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,365
Posted By 2333
Awesome Andrew, it's been less than a month and...

Awesome Andrew, it's been less than a month and you flew through what takes most of us a year (to get the shell back on). Did I miss the part where you put the new belly pan back on?

Anyway, it...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 09-10-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 48,469
Posted By 2333
So far the trailer looks like a great candidate...

So far the trailer looks like a great candidate for what your doing. I too was surprised at the leaks and issues you find when you remove the inner panels. Corrosion, bad rivets, etc. That was the...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 09-09-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,285
Posted By 2333
I case you missed it, here's Matthew M.'s...

I case you missed it, here's Matthew M.'s airstream.

I also saw the episode where they renovated Pamela Anderson's airstream. I am sure Wally had a lighted stripper pole in his airstream as well...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-09-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
Floorplans as of 5 minutes ago.....

Thanks for the support JP and 62O. I wouldn't have gotten this far without following your threads.

Marc - I had posted the floorplans on a thread titled "Airstream Floorplans", but have added a...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-09-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
Axle

Marc - Taken from the line-item ticket.........
Axle Part Number 11TF60-655E
Description 76 X 58 X 22.5

I will measure my axle in the morning when it's light out and see...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-09-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 16,453
Posted By 2333
Great trailer Marc. There's nothing like that...

Great trailer Marc. There's nothing like that initial excitement. I'm going to follow your lead on the windows, so post your "lessons learned"!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-08-2008, 09:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
Couple more answers..... I used solid rivets...

Couple more answers.....

I used solid rivets for the hinges (both the door and the door-within-a-door). I remember reading how strong Olympics are, but everyone seems to advocate solid rivets for...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-08-2008, 09:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
Marc, I do have windows to replace, but...

Marc,

I do have windows to replace, but haven't started them. I keep Ingrid's "pinkflamingoes" thread tabbed because she has done the windows and if I recall, she gets totally into the whole...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-07-2008, 08:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
Old out....New in....

Today was running lights.

Replaced all four with those available from VTS. The old ones were held in with steel pop rivets (which were rusted). Used Vulkem and Olympic Rivets. The VTS ones are...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-05-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,709
Posted By 2333
I think the moderators do most of the work...

I think the moderators do most of the work keeping the site clean, friendly, and operating well, I may be wrong, that's just my impression.

Are they all volunteers or do they at least get some...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-03-2008, 10:49 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,344
Posted By 2333
:cry: Why do I even fight it. Seriously, how many...

:cry: Why do I even fight it. Seriously, how many times do I keep ordering Vulkem and Olympic rivets. :wacko: cuckoo cuckoo
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