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Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 09-19-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 27,291
Posted By chrisetmike
You will have an amazing Airstream when you are...

You will have an amazing Airstream when you are done.
Forum: Photography 09-10-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,817
Posted By chrisetmike
Sunset shot

Here is my September entry.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 08-25-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 116,003
Posted By chrisetmike
Great job on your Airstream. It looks nice!

Great job on your Airstream. It looks nice!
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-08-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,814
Posted By chrisetmike
I'll add my two cents to the discussion. The...

I'll add my two cents to the discussion. The Fantastic fan can be opened manually. They also sometimes need to be opened manually if there is a lot of condensation in the camper. The rain sensor will...
Forum: On The Road... 07-23-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,850
Posted By chrisetmike
We stayed at Wilderness edge campground in...

We stayed at Wilderness edge campground in Millonocket (several years ago)and loved it. The sites were large. It wasen't overcrowded. Basically you had electricity and water in the woods.
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-17-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,763
Posted By chrisetmike
Congratulations on a successful shake down trip....

Congratulations on a successful shake down trip. Your Airstream looks really good. Enjoy your well deserved camping time!
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-12-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,763
Posted By chrisetmike
Your coffin curtain quip made me spit out my...

Your coffin curtain quip made me spit out my coffee, thanks for my morning laugh 🤣. Your Airstream is looking great. I hope I get to see it in person one day.
Forum: On The Road... 07-07-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,339
Posted By chrisetmike
Some private campgrounds in the maritimes stop...

Some private campgrounds in the maritimes stop taking reservation and only be partially open after labor day weekend. I think most are open until Thanksgiving weekend (october). The only campgrounds...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 07-07-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,763
Posted By chrisetmike
Wow your Airstream is really coming along. You...

Wow your Airstream is really coming along. You did a great job on the "living room" it looks really good.
Forum: On The Road... 07-07-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,152
Posted By chrisetmike
Canadian flag or acadian flag. We are also...

Canadian flag or acadian flag. We are also thinking of getting a New Brunswick provincial flag too.

Both photos are from the same Airstream but one is before the exterior polish job ;)
Forum: Our Community 07-07-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,996
Posted By chrisetmike
I have retirement envy right now :) My husband...

I have retirement envy right now :) My husband and I are both working full time so a lot of our trips are in a time crunch. We have to get there as quickly as possible.

We usually stay within the...
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-11-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Posted By chrisetmike
We brought the lock to a locksmith. We now have a...

We brought the lock to a locksmith. We now have a perfectly functioning Barman lock with keys.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-10-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
Here is the process (it isn't perfect but it...

Here is the process (it isn't perfect but it shines just the same)

1-strip clear coat with Proform Aircraft stripper 2- yellow polishing wheel on an angle polisher with brown cut compound (1st...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-10-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
Thank you! It would be great to meet a fellow...

Thank you! It would be great to meet a fellow "restorer" on the road.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-09-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
We are done! ... well almost

We are done! The Airstream is complete we polished and redid the badging.

We went on our first shakedown trip and learned a few lessons.

1. It takes a lot of flushing to dewinterize your...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-09-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 50,380
Posted By chrisetmike
Wow amazing work! I love everything you've done....

Wow amazing work! I love everything you've done. It will be very unique!

The stained glass is also fabulous. It makes great use of a weird window. I wasen't so fancy, we just stuffed cushions in...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 06-09-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 27,291
Posted By chrisetmike
Wow nice progress! Looking good!

Wow nice progress! Looking good!
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-19-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
Polishing

I haven't posted in a long while. Thought I might add an update. My husband is in full on polishing mode.(I am getting sick of the black oxide that is getting into the house. This stuff ends up...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 05-13-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,763
Posted By chrisetmike
I can't help with the axles but the puppy is...

I can't help with the axles but the puppy is adorable!
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 05-08-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Posted By chrisetmike
It was suggested to me and I thought about it but...

It was suggested to me and I thought about it but I kind of want to keep the exterior as original as possible :)

I do have a flagpole that will either have canadian flag, New Brunswick flag or...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 05-07-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Posted By chrisetmike
Thanks for your reply David! I will be the one...

Thanks for your reply David! I will be the one painting since I suck at polishing.

The red is fairly easy but I have seen everything from a light blue to a navy blue for the blue

I really like...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 05-06-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Posted By chrisetmike
Hi David I know this is an old post but I'm...

Hi David
I know this is an old post but I'm hopping you can help. I need to see a close up of the colours on this very same emblem. Could you send some please.

Thanks a bunch
Chris
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 04-22-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,599
Posted By chrisetmike
We have the same melamine dishes. I love them.

We have the same melamine dishes. I love them.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-19-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 64,911
Posted By chrisetmike
Looking good! I love the floor colour.

Looking good! I love the floor colour.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-19-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 116,003
Posted By chrisetmike
Oh looking good. Can't wait to see finished...

Oh looking good. Can't wait to see finished results.
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-19-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 67,645
Posted By chrisetmike
I love the table. It reminds me of my grandma's...

I love the table. It reminds me of my grandma's old table.
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 03-28-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,763
Posted By chrisetmike
Hey David Glad to see you on the mend. Your"...

Hey David
Glad to see you on the mend. Your" light duty" work looks nice. You are progressing and healing, that is all that matters! :)
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-28-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 116,003
Posted By chrisetmike
I can't wait to see it finished, great work.

I can't wait to see it finished, great work.
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-28-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
Hi Dan and David Thanks for your kind words.

Hi Dan and David
Thanks for your kind words.
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-28-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
Hi Jeremy We bought the hardware and pipe at...

Hi Jeremy
We bought the hardware and pipe at Fabricville. My husband then bent the pipe to follow the curve of the Airstream.

We originally wanted to do the same or similar to this one...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-27-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
Finishing touches inside

Time for some updates. Cabinet doors have "stay open" latches. We have a new cherry wood bathroom door. We have new mini blinds. Curtains have been sent to be shortened. We also now have a new shower...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 03-14-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,763
Posted By chrisetmike
Hi David Sorry to hear about your back. I hope...

Hi David
Sorry to hear about your back. I hope you feel better soon.
Good luck!
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 03-02-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 27,291
Posted By chrisetmike
Looking good! Love the colour.

Looking good! Love the colour.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-25-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
Update on the final touches

We are pretty much done for interior. The last items are window treatments. Mini blinds have been ordered and I found a great set of curtains at a bargain price. They will need to be shortened but...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-22-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 116,003
Posted By chrisetmike
Your project is going to look amazing when you...

Your project is going to look amazing when you are done.
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 02-11-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,763
Posted By chrisetmike
The fun part of custom rebuilds, hiding places...

The fun part of custom rebuilds, hiding places that only you know about lol. You can hide a lot of clutter out of the way.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 01-23-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,652
Posted By chrisetmike
We have two Fantastic fans with rain sensors and...

We have two Fantastic fans with rain sensors and an astrodome as a 3 vent. We are happy to have the third vent that opens manually because during a fall camping trip the condensation in the trailer...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-21-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,587
Posted By chrisetmike
Hi A second AC unit? I guess it all comes down...

Hi
A second AC unit? I guess it all comes down to where you camp. We have one AC in our Overlander and it won't get much use but we like to camp in shady wooded sites and no where near any desert...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 01-21-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,763
Posted By chrisetmike
You will have plenty of storage in those lockers....

You will have plenty of storage in those lockers. You did a great job. It looks nice.
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 01-21-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 27,291
Posted By chrisetmike
It looks really nice. I like the colour.

It looks really nice. I like the colour.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 01-07-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 116,003
Posted By chrisetmike
The cooler is a great idea. We used one all the...

The cooler is a great idea. We used one all the time when we had our Apache. We would freeze 2 pop bottles of water and everything would stay nice and cold for a long time .
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 01-06-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,129
Posted By chrisetmike
We used to camp with our three teenage boys in a...

We used to camp with our three teenage boys in a Apache (pop-up camper) until a few years ago.

Here are a few tips to saving your sanity in a camper.
*Buy a pop-up hamper for dirty clothes. It...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 01-04-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 50,380
Posted By chrisetmike
I am amazed by your cabinets! Very unique!

I am amazed by your cabinets! Very unique!
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 01-03-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 116,003
Posted By chrisetmike
Wow that will look amazing when you are finished!

Wow that will look amazing when you are finished!
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-28-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By chrisetmike
Here is a link to many other trailers that are...

Here is a link to many other trailers that are being rebuilt :
Go to post #6 by Alluminium

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f363/stargirl-the-airstream-1968-overlander-overhaul-189200.html
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-27-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By chrisetmike
We have renovated a 1967 Overlander( We still...

We have renovated a 1967 Overlander( We still have a few items left but mostly done).

The first thing you want to do is take photos of everything! Label every part you take out. We ended up...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 12-23-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 27,291
Posted By chrisetmike
I love reading about where you are in your...

I love reading about where you are in your repairs so no you aren't boring me but I rarely have any helpful suggestions so I follow along quietly.

I can offer a suggestion on bathroom repairs...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 12-16-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,433
Posted By chrisetmike
I work with pre school kids and their parents...

I work with pre school kids and their parents daily. Some kids are wonderfull and some are brats. I also raised 3 boys. Being a parent is a hard job. Even when you try your best to decipline your...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-10-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
We are real happy with the cabinets, even my...

We are real happy with the cabinets, even my husband who grumbled that I always complicate things for him lol. The inserts are alluminum. We got one sheet for free from a friend , it was an order...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-10-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 27,334
Posted By chrisetmike
Thanks for the photo advice and the kind words....

Thanks for the photo advice and the kind words. We are very happy with the way everything turned out. Now we just have to sit and wait until spring! Boys it is going to be a looooong winter!
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