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Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 07-24-2015, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Robfromnorth
Yee of little faith. I am alive and the...

Yee of little faith.

I am alive and the trailer is progressing. I need to organize some pictures and move them to be able to post but I have much details and progress.

I am down to a shell...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Robfromnorth
The burdens of the north. On the plus side...

The burdens of the north.

On the plus side I managed to buy a 20 gal. sandblaster on sale and will be ready for frame clean up when it gets out of the axle shop.
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-21-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Robfromnorth
The plumbing lines will be winterized through a...

The plumbing lines will be winterized through a dry out method. I can put a low pressure compressor on the line and blow them out rather than flow antifreeze through them. Dry pex is safe and secure...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-20-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Robfromnorth
Thats a great looking setup. Thanks for the...

Thats a great looking setup. Thanks for the pictures.

Did you put any additional insulation beneath that? I plan on still using the trailer after it begins to freeze overnight and convection...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-20-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By Robfromnorth
After the axle is on the whole of the subfloor...

After the axle is on the whole of the subfloor and the belly pan will be replaced. The main "section" left on the belly pan is in good shape and can be re-used. It does droop and sag and need better...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-20-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Robfromnorth
Belly pan status. So it's in a few...

Belly pan status.

So it's in a few sections. I've noticed different materials and even different levels on the underside. For cleanliness and ease I will be getting a full set if banana wraps...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-18-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
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Posted By Robfromnorth
I figured it was rough rides. The axles are...

I figured it was rough rides. The axles are riding low and actually have a negative angle on the torsion arms even with a lot of the weight out from the gutting. I spotted the bad axles right away...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-18-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By Robfromnorth
It's alive! My 73 TW Restoration. A cautionary tale of the breaking of a man.

Also. Quick question. I have these rivets popped above the wheel wells on both sides. What are they indicative of?219325219326
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-18-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By Robfromnorth
The following weekend I dived into the tear down....

The following weekend I dived into the tear down.

Heres the rub, it's my first RV, ever... Let alone RV renovation.

It's not that bad, I do work in construction and have built approximately...
Forum: 1970-79 Tradewind 08-18-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,134
Posted By Robfromnorth
It's alive! My '73 TW Restoration. A cautionary tale of the breaking of a man.

A few weeks ago I bought my first Airstream. Of course it's a 25' Tradewind with the double beds. It towed well and didn't smell like an abattoir so I grabbed it up. The fellow selling it was in a...
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