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Forum: Airstreams on eBay 09-08-2009, 02:39 AM
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Posted By 58BUBBLE
1957 Bubble for sale

Hi guys, It's been a long time since I've posted. I have a Bubble that I unfortunately have to sell. The title says it is a '58 but since Bubbles were only made from 55-57 I am assuming it is a 57...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-20-2005, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By 58BUBBLE
U channel done, what about wiring?

Well its been a productive day. I got all of the U channel installed and my next big task will be installing the belly pan. Here is a question though, the way it was wired b4 the power for all 12...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-20-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Temp has dropped a little today so I will try and...

Temp has dropped a little today so I will try and get the channel installed- wish me luck!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-13-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,248
Posted By 58BUBBLE
What size panhead screws in the U channel?

Hi, its been a while since I last posted but I'm trying to get back to work on my Bubble. It has been sitting on saw horses in my yard for a few months now and I've got to get it done. I've replaced...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-30-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I'm interested to know what they used for...

I'm interested to know what they used for cabinets in your trailer since according to you, mine has lower grade wood. I was always impressed with the quality of materials that went into my Bubble....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-30-2005, 12:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I'm leaning in the same direction.

I'm leaning in the same direction.
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-27-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,047
Views: 159,379
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Here is Abby Our almost 3 year old boxer. ...

Here is Abby Our almost 3 year old boxer.
http://www.airforums.com/photos/showimage.php?i=8654&catid=searchresults&searchid=441
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-27-2005, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I grew up riding my bike to Bolsa Chica to surf,...

I grew up riding my bike to Bolsa Chica to surf, I forgot that you could camp right there in the parking lot. That would be a good trip too, mainly because the waves are usually decent there.
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-26-2005, 10:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I think San Onofre is the closest coastal camping...

I think San Onofre is the closest coastal camping to HB. You can't camp right on the beach anymore though, but you can camp on the cliffs overlooking the beach. It's a way fun place to camp,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-26-2005, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By 58BUBBLE
http://www.airforums.com/photos/showimage.ph...

http://www.airforums.com/photos/showimage.php?i=4189&catid=searchresults&searchid=436
The steel plate attaches the shell to the frame. It is riveted to the front center skin and then bolted to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-26-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By 58BUBBLE
There is no crossmember there either. Has anyone...

There is no crossmember there either. Has anyone else out there had a small Airstream with no steel plate?
Forum: Off Topic Forum 04-26-2005, 04:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,645
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Cheers mate!

Cheers mate!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-26-2005, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,315
Posted By 58BUBBLE
No steel plate in my Airstream.

I'm trying to decide if I should install a steel plate in the front of my Bubble. Airstream did not install one at the factory, I can only assume they didn't feel it was necessary on the small units....
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-25-2005, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,251
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I think I've seen the same thread. That seems to...

I think I've seen the same thread. That seems to be a great idea that I will probably use.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-25-2005, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I could go with a regular style but it would be...

I could go with a regular style but it would be nice to just be able to install something small without having to worry about cutting in a vent and other alterations that come with a traditional...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-25-2005, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By 58BUBBLE
How was the HB party?

Just wanted to know how the beach party went. I'm from HB but live out of state for the time being. I would love to have come, sounds like a cool gig. Anyway, eventually I'll be back so keep HB...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-25-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,251
Posted By 58BUBBLE
When I 1st got mine about a year ago I also used...

When I 1st got mine about a year ago I also used expanding foam to seal the bellypan. I've seen other threads that say not to completely seal the bellypan so I am going to figure out someway to make...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-25-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,182
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Point of use water heater

My Bubble has never had a water heater but I would like to install one. I don't have a shower so it would only have to heat enough water to use at my sink. It seems to me that the best option would...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-25-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,251
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I was told that rigid foam would not withstand...

I was told that rigid foam would not withstand the vibrations in a trailer. I know some forum members are using it so maybe in 20-30 years we will have better statistics than we do now about how true...
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-24-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,251
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I just finished mine and used the factory method....

I just finished mine and used the factory method. The professionals I talked to said that using fiberglass insulation was definently the best way to go. They said to use 3" non-faced insulation....
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-22-2005, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Yeah, I really like the way yours turned out. Do...

Yeah, I really like the way yours turned out. Do you have any problems with the tiles peeling up or anything? Was it easy to install? When is the rally in Colorado Springs? I've never been to a rally...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-21-2005, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,539
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Just in time!

Just in time!
Forum: Audio, Video & TV 04-21-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,057
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I would recommend not going to an RV dealer....

I would recommend not going to an RV dealer. Stores like Circuit City or Best Buy usually have the best prices but you could also try your local "mom & pops" stereo store. Usually the big stores have...
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-21-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By 58BUBBLE
My Boxers love to go camping with us too. BTW, I...

My Boxers love to go camping with us too. BTW, I like your floor. Is it tiles or one sheet vinyl. I am thinking of doing something similar.
Forum: Our Community 04-20-2005, 12:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,707
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Flashing the headlights works great. Isn't it...

Flashing the headlights works great. Isn't it great belonging to a brotherhood!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-19-2005, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Lets try one more time. ...

Lets try one more time.
http://www.airforums.com/photos/showimage.php?i=8552&c=501
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-19-2005, 10:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Well, Lets see if I can get the pictures up here.

Well, Lets see if I can get the pictures up here.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-19-2005, 09:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,004
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Floor progress with pictures

Well I'm now at the stage of bolting down the floor with the insulation smashed under. Here are some pictures.DSCF0006.JPG
Forum: The Pet Forum 04-17-2005, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,490
Posted By 58BUBBLE
We have 2 Boxers and they sleep on the front...

We have 2 Boxers and they sleep on the front dinette. I agree with the others that the crate works very well .
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-17-2005, 02:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,034
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Keep posting picturese of the progress please,...

Keep posting picturese of the progress please, I'll be doing mine soon.
Forum: On The Road... 04-13-2005, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 909
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Restored Airstream at Zion National Park!

While on a trip at Zions a few weeks ago I saw a really nice Airstream parked at a house just outside the park. I'm not sure exactly what it was but I'm guessing a Caravel. I couldn't talk the group...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 04-13-2005, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,361
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I have a similar situation with my 1958 Bubble,...

I have a similar situation with my 1958 Bubble, according to everything I can find the Bubble was only made in 55, 56, and 57. However my title says 1958, I think it was probably just built late in...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 04-13-2005, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,587
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I was in the same spot as you about a month ago....

I was in the same spot as you about a month ago. Replacing the floor covering turned into doing a shell off floor replacement. I am now getting ready to bolt down the plywood and reattach the frame....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-12-2005, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Don, Thanks for the info once again. -Jake

Don,
Thanks for the info once again.
-Jake
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-12-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,382
Posted By 58BUBBLE
What's the deal with diesel being $2.50/gallon? I...

What's the deal with diesel being $2.50/gallon? I drive a 2003 GMC Duramax crew and it costs over $60 to fill up. I usually use 3 tanks a week, (if I'm lucky). I recently picked up a little Toyota...
Forum: Our Community 04-12-2005, 11:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,718
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I thought Diesel was alternative fuel?

What's the deal with diesel being $2.50/gallon? I drive a 2003 GMC Duramax crew and it costs over $60 to fill up. I usually use 3 tanks a week, (if I'm lucky). I recently picked up a little Toyota...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-12-2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Is the steel plate then riveted to the shell? I...

Is the steel plate then riveted to the shell? I don't think there are currently any rivets where the plate would have been. Is it possible mine didn't have one.
About the brackets, were they just...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-09-2005, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Oh yeah, Now I can see what you did. Do you think...

Oh yeah, Now I can see what you did. Do you think there would be any problem with putting in a layer of foil backed and then a layer of blue board. The reason I ask is I already have 2 sheets of the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-09-2005, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Actually let me clarify my frame structure, my...

Actually let me clarify my frame structure, my outriggers run from top to bottom so there is no gap to run the batts through like it looks on yours.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-09-2005, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Thanks for all that info Don, you have brought up...

Thanks for all that info Don, you have brought up some very good points. It looks like your frame design is different than mine, unless you added those outriggers the metal strap is laying on...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-09-2005, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Bottom line on insulation.

I know a lot more about insulation now than I did before but need to decide on which product I should use. I was all set to buy the 3.5" fiberglass insulation at HD and smash it between the frame and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-08-2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By 58BUBBLE
So from what I can tell it looks like yours is...

So from what I can tell it looks like yours is bolted to the crossmember on the top side and bent 90 degrees. Then, would the plywood go right over the top and butt up against it? Do you run the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-08-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,651
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Steel plate in my nose.

Before I put the shell back on I have a couple questions. I have read in a lot of threads about a metal plate that is in the front of all models for structural strength. I don't remember pulling this...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-01-2005, 11:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,005
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Elevator bolts?????????????

I am getting ready to buy my elevator bolts and have a few questions. What size were the originals? Can they be shorter since I don't have to bend them over? Which finish of bolt? Stainless?...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 03-30-2005, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,066
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Is a shower possible?

Hello again,
It's raining and snowing here so my frame repair has been put on hold. My interior is completely gutted so I am trying to decide on what, if any upgrades I would like to add. As my...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-29-2005, 06:12 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,337
Posted By 58BUBBLE
I went to Harbor Freight and the only rivet guns...

I went to Harbor Freight and the only rivet guns they had were the blind rivet type. They did have some cheap air hammers. Is this what you meant? Can you fit the rivet set inside any air hammer?
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-29-2005, 12:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,337
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Also, what length of rivets are you using?

Also, what length of rivets are you using?
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-29-2005, 12:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 18,337
Posted By 58BUBBLE
How did your rivet gun work out?

Hi Don,
I wanted to know how this gun worked out? I will be purchasing one shortly and this seems to be the best deal. Please give me any info or suggestions you have. I just want to be sure this...
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 03-22-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Does my small '58 need brakes and shocks?

Since removing my shell I have finally gotten a good look at at my axle. The original hydraulic brake lines have been cut. I think my system originally had the resevoir on the tongue that helped...
Forum: Community Polls 03-22-2005, 09:25 AM
Replies: 689
Views: 102,896
Posted By 58BUBBLE
Congrats on the BIG 500! I am the asset manager...

Congrats on the BIG 500! I am the asset manager for a commercial construction company. Our company owns tons of tools, equipment and a couple warehouses. I'm in charge of everything which is a HUGE...
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