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Forum: 1980 Caravelle 06-18-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By Aerowood
Where did you get the sink and what is the part...

Where did you get the sink and what is the part number?
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-13-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Aerowood
Are you going to repair the damage on the right...

Are you going to repair the damage on the right forward corner while you have the interior opened up?

Now would also be a good time to install some gray water tanks.
Forum: On The Road... 06-13-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Aerowood
Fire bomber base is right next door to use, it's...

Fire bomber base is right next door to use, it's been quite busy. We are currently outfitting the Herc to measure the the outflow plumes from forest fires. Supposed to start doing the research out of...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-12-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By Aerowood
Belly skin can be made of most any alloy, 5052 or...

Belly skin can be made of most any alloy, 5052 or 3003 are good choices. you should be able to source it locally. Just because the skin is not currently riveted to the frames is no reason why you...
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-24-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,197
Posted By Aerowood
great find

great find
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-16-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Aerowood
Grind a notch in the rivet set to clear the lip....

Grind a notch in the rivet set to clear the lip. My rivet sets have all kinds of modification on them that I have needed to do through out the years. It won't hurt the set at all.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-14-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By Aerowood
Media blast should not be overlooked, I have...

Media blast should not be overlooked, I have blasted a lot of corrosion in my career. Be aware that you can distort the skin with to much pressure or staying to long in one spot. The adhesive will...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-10-2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By Aerowood
No you are not missing anything, I replaced mine...

No you are not missing anything, I replaced mine so it would extend far enough to tie it into the vertical frames. I routed the bottom of the new subfloor for clearance. I also replaced mine with...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-08-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Aerowood
I just throw them in a can of thinner, if the...

I just throw them in a can of thinner, if the sealant doesn't dissolve I just use a wire brush on them.
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 05-08-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By Aerowood
I would have a patch spin welded to the hole and...

I would have a patch spin welded to the hole and keep the tank as a spare.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-08-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Aerowood
The Tempro 635 is a good sealent to use. It comes...

The Tempro 635 is a good sealent to use. It comes in a caulking tube and applied as such. Put a bead on all mating surfaces of the new skin and use plenty of clecos. No need to apply to each rivet as...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 05-03-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,416
Posted By Aerowood
My 71 GT had some mystery rivets in the window...

My 71 GT had some mystery rivets in the window frame too, I just shot some countersunk soft rivets in them.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-27-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Aerowood
Ok thanks

Ok thanks
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 04-27-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Aerowood
I could use the exterior stove vent cover

I could use the exterior stove vent cover
Forum: On The Road... 04-26-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By Aerowood
You also may want to consider the Grand Mesa very...

You also may want to consider the Grand Mesa very nice up there too. If you feel real sporty you could head up to the Deep lake area on the Flat Tops via Coffee Pot road. Its a 22 mile washboard dirt...
Forum: Doors & Locks 04-26-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By Aerowood
The original latch installation did not have a...

The original latch installation did not have a deadbolt, and a deadbolt was not factory installed.
Forum: Doors & Locks 04-25-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By Aerowood
Just some clarification here. My welding friend...

Just some clarification here. My welding friend is a certified aircraft welder (go figure). I removed the skins to weld. We welded the cracks from the center then stepped top to bottom to insure...
Forum: Doors & Locks 04-24-2018, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,984
Posted By Aerowood
I also have the cast aluminum frame on my 71 GT....

I also have the cast aluminum frame on my 71 GT. My frame was broken in several areas and I had a fried of mine weld it up. I went ahead and replaced the latch and the interior and exterior skins....
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-19-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By Aerowood
Yes you can use solid rivets (buck). Riveting the...

Yes you can use solid rivets (buck). Riveting the hinge on will require MS20470A-4-X rivets. if you countersink the back side where the bucktail forms then the bucktail will form into the...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 04-19-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By Aerowood
I did not use the gasket. I used a high quality...

I did not use the gasket. I used a high quality polyurethane sealant and it has not ever leaked. I did however mount it on a totally flat surface.
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 03-29-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,795
Posted By Aerowood
If you just ordered 50 clecos then you are still...

If you just ordered 50 clecos then you are still 50 short.
Forum: Dollars & Cents 03-29-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By Aerowood
I would have done 2 things differently, 1) I...

I would have done 2 things differently, 1) I would have replaced the plastic wheel wells with 10ga steel, and 2) I would have put in an electric leveling system when I had the frame exposed.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-17-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,584
Posted By Aerowood
Looks like a good start. Keep posting

Looks like a good start. Keep posting
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-07-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Aerowood
One other quick tip for riveting wood. Try...

One other quick tip for riveting wood. Try putting a small drop of thin super glue in the hole before riveting. It will in effect harden the sides of the hole and keep the edge splintering to a...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-06-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Aerowood
I'll try to answer your questions one at a time. ...

I'll try to answer your questions one at a time.
1) There is no sealant in the seams so the panels come of easily
2) I would do one panel at a time.
3) Drill out the rivets on the window frame....
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-06-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,809
Posted By Aerowood
If you want the washers to push up tight on the...

If you want the washers to push up tight on the back side, put a piece of rubber (approx. 1/8" thick) with a small hole in it on the rivet shank to hold the washer on, the bucktail will swell into...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-24-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By Aerowood
Believe it or not, I helped a person with a...

Believe it or not, I helped a person with a trailer that was skinned on the driver's side with 7075-T6. Had to replace as it was so corroded. It was also the original skin.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-18-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,584
Posted By Aerowood
Being that I had the biggest share of the...

Being that I had the biggest share of the sidewall to frame fasteners removed it lifted very easily, I had also already removed the the belly pan and banana wraps and clecoed the skin back to the C...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-18-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 37,239
Posted By Aerowood
Reading about your door brought back memories of...

Reading about your door brought back memories of my former door work. I had to re-form my GT door twice, first time was with just the frame mounted to get it close. The second time was before I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-18-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,584
Posted By Aerowood
I did something very similar, at one time I had...

I did something very similar, at one time I had the rear skin off and screwed some 2 X 4ís to the rear frames and jacked it up, and the another time I jacked up the back end with a couple of 2 Xís on...
Forum: On The Road... 02-15-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,637
Posted By Aerowood
last December I flew up to Abbotsford BC to...

last December I flew up to Abbotsford BC to oversee the completion of some modifications to our C-130 and bring it home. As the flight up was delayed I got into Abbotsford late. There is a Boston...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-04-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,604
Posted By Aerowood
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 02-02-2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,065
Posted By Aerowood
Take a look at how the floor sits on the wheel...

Take a look at how the floor sits on the wheel well flanges. I routed the bottom of the new floor sheet to clear the wheel well flanges. This prevented the flooring bulging up at the wheel wells....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-28-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,584
Posted By Aerowood
I replaced it in halves, back half first. Removed...

I replaced it in halves, back half first. Removed flooring from the middle to aft then replaced aft to middle. Front the same way, middle to forward the replaced front to rear. I unbolted the entire...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-23-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 48,604
Posted By Aerowood
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-20-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 764
Posted By Aerowood
I routed the bottom of my new subfloor so that it...

I routed the bottom of my new subfloor so that it cleared the wheel wells, the new subfloor then set tight against the frame rails. This will pay off when the new interior goes in as the subfloor...
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 01-19-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 182,402
Posted By Aerowood
Iím having trouble staying home, in the last 9...

Iím having trouble staying home, in the last 9 months Iíve been gone for approximately 5 months
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 01-18-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 182,402
Posted By Aerowood
Will do

Will do
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 01-18-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 182,402
Posted By Aerowood
I'm as usual "On the road again" 42. 52' 48" S....

I'm as usual "On the road again" 42. 52' 48" S. 147. 19' 59" E
Forum: 1947-1949 Liner 01-07-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,442
Posted By Aerowood
Nice find, I would love to get my hands on one

Nice find, I would love to get my hands on one
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 12-21-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,027
Posted By Aerowood
How often have you greased the wheel bearing on...

How often have you greased the wheel bearing on your new car? Sealed bearing are the new normal now.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 12-21-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 45,052
Posted By Aerowood
Dexter axles are also an option. You don't have...

Dexter axles are also an option. You don't have to pay for shipping if you pick up from one of their dealer's

Capitol Clutch & Brake
3100 Duluth Street
West Sacramento, CA 95691
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-21-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,034
Posted By Aerowood
They are not specific to aircraft, but the...

They are not specific to aircraft, but the aircraft type have to be FAA PMA certified which makes them more expensive. Your local HVAC company should be able to help you out.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-21-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Aerowood
The upper corner segments are different on...

The upper corner segments are different on different years and I don't know the exact splits, Late 50's to 68 are the same (I think) 69 to 80 something, then the late models wide bodies. Hopefully...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-21-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By Aerowood
I bought my water heater, heater, and fridge from...

I bought my water heater, heater, and fridge from wrecked SOB's that were listed on craigslist. Not all came from the same trailer. The water heater and heater had never been used. The fridge had...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-21-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,034
Posted By Aerowood
You will have to use hoses and fitting that are...

You will have to use hoses and fitting that are rated for Freon. Freon molecules are much smaller then hydraulic and a hose rated for hydraulic fluid will leak with Freon. Hoses and fittings rated...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-20-2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 584
Posted By Aerowood
All the 50's and 60's trailers except the 69 have...

All the 50's and 60's trailers except the 69 have flat sheet lower corners made from alclad .032 2024-T3.
If you are talking the upper corner segments, then it's a different story..
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-14-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By Aerowood
I welded my shock plates on after I cut them off...

I welded my shock plates on after I cut them off of the original. I located them as described by glrtex and welded them on, both sides. The swing arm is substantial and little heat was transferred to...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 12-08-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,722
Posted By Aerowood
My thoughts exactly. The little fan in the AC...

My thoughts exactly. The little fan in the AC unit may not have the power to push the cold air in a direction it doesn't want to go. An additional helper fan my be required. Can you close up the duct...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-08-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,482
Posted By Aerowood
Interesting picture. It looks like you have power...

Interesting picture. It looks like you have power from the transformer behind the trailer hooked up to your antenna. Would that be a "Power Boost Antenna"
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