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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 01-05-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 373
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Posted By KZGoodchild
Looks right On ! 2 Q's for you Atomic,

Glad I revisited your posts A 13. Just started interior build, using poplar for framing so far, but like your use of plywood. What kind do you like, looks like 3/4/ good one side birch or other is...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-23-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,839
Posted By KZGoodchild
Hey, my converter is a WFCO, 9845, as far as I...

Hey, my converter is a WFCO, 9845, as far as I can see it does not have any switches for varrying the output, ie 12, 2 amp etc... however, specs indicate it is a three stage converter? Does that mean...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-23-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,839
Posted By KZGoodchild
Over charge ?

Hey, reading your reply, so if I keep my battery hooked to the converter, which is connected to shore power, it will over charge my AGM ? I thought the converter would only go up to 13.7 volts?...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-29-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By KZGoodchild
Custom Shower Basin

Hey all, so we've priced out a stainless/aluminum shower base , as we are building it next tot he wheel well, standard basin won't fit. So alternatives to stainless (expensive!) what are your...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 10-29-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By KZGoodchild
Attaching lift bed base to floor

What's the best method of attaching the plywood box frame to the floor ? TIA. M.
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-29-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By KZGoodchild
strange screen

Anyone have any info on the screens that are like louvred ? Our 60 TW came with a full set of these, appear to be aluminum, sort of vents, or louvres , I'll try to get some pics posted, anyhow, we...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-11-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,275
Posted By KZGoodchild
Panelling

I've seen some really nice end caps done in a light birch or darker wood panel. Some integrate the two. I think it would be cool to see one alternating wood and aluminum !
Have fun with it whatever...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-06-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,078
Posted By KZGoodchild
Camping ????

Yes, a chainsaw in a cement padded glampground would not fit the bill. West coast campgrounds though....good wind = blocked road....no rangers around to save you.

Also , physics 101, I do not care...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-02-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 548
Posted By KZGoodchild
Hehr Parts

VTS seems to not have these parts ( latch and CLearview opener ), in stock...will it take long for them to, or should I use the Inland RV option? Any recommendations appreciated.
Thanks Mike
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-01-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By KZGoodchild
Hehr Hardware

Hello, we're in need of a few 1950's-60 Hehr window locking handle and clearview operator.. VTS is out, will they get more in, or are there any other sources ??? Thanks,
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-01-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,078
Posted By KZGoodchild
Great vehivle but....

I agree with above, marginal, mountains, or big hills will be an issue. I looked at the older Q7 with the 4.2 V8, but decided on a 2500 HD GMC Sierra, love it, out west and back, Rockies, didn't even...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-17-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By KZGoodchild
Reverse timelapse !

Where we found her in the back forty in Carlotta's yard... after much haggling and good smiles, she came home to be reborn. Funny she looks exactly like a late fifties Overlander ! We love her lines...
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-17-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By KZGoodchild
Newer exterior pics.

Sorry the rear end in the last bucnh were our friend's trailer, 60 18, ours is nowhere near that shiny !!
Forum: General Repair Forum 03-17-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By KZGoodchild
Carlotta...Tablula Rasa

Hey alll, haven't been that good at taking pictures as we go, just an update, full monty, interior skins all reattached with 1400 rivets plus or minus 50....

so, dug her her out in the spring of...
Forum: Dollars & Cents 03-15-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,544
Posted By KZGoodchild
Hey

Congrats, assuming you bought it ! I just saw your post, would've loved the excuse for a drive, we're in Windsor Ont. Looks to be in good condition, you may still find a few surprises....this forum...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-14-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 744
Posted By KZGoodchild
Hey

Looks a lot like ours a year or so ago.... get that shell off. We just jacked it up in the yard, not the best way, but that and a bunch of guys can do wonders. Watch the wind.... get the frame out...
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-14-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By KZGoodchild
Old Grommet hole Plugs and Air rivetter

hey all, finally getting the old holes and patches put onto the interior before painting, and then building up the cabinetry etc... than goodness for air rivetter tool my buddy lent me !!!

Anyhow,...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-23-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 914
Posted By KZGoodchild
S.o.s. !!!!!!

Well, we are not lost souls, but wandering ; isn't that the axiom to live by. We certainly seem to.

Any Hoo. SOS pads for corrosion control, followed by F9, & however you like to go, then Sheila...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-01-2017, 05:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By KZGoodchild
Carson

here is the doo hickey...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 07-01-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By KZGoodchild
B2 Carson .... transformer ???? And where to Ground ????

Hi all, I took out this little heavy square box from around the shore power area, I am not sure what it was for, it says B2 Cars, then some voltages....
I'll try to post a pic this week.... any...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-14-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By KZGoodchild
Thanks everyone...

Alright so I'll get another 500 ft of 14 ga, but, if i have a 45 amp WFCO Power converter but am using only 14 ga wire, is that too small a gauge ????
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 06-14-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 929
Posted By KZGoodchild
Fan and Skylight !?#@!@?

Hey, what should i replace my fantastic fan with? The trailer is a 1960 TW International Land yacht ( not sure why she has the two badges...) ; the hardware, openers are shot, too bad the original...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-13-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By KZGoodchild
Fan vents, replace screw openers?

Hey guyus, broke a few of the worm gear screws, thinking about new fantastic fans, but they seem oversized for my 12" holes???? Any thoughts??
Will I have to take the entire frame out.... and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 06-13-2017, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By KZGoodchild
Guage ?

Hey all, geting to wiring trailer now! While Polishing on too hot days to be inside..... anyhow, have run most 12 v wires, but forgot to string up grounds.... I think I read somewhere that I can...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-03-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 672
Posted By KZGoodchild
7 Wires in, but 4 wires to lights..???

Hey guys , sorry if i explain this wrong, but, I'm redoing the 1960 TW wiring and the new harness has only three wires dedicated for the lights (brake, running, turn.) The original rear lights, have...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-13-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 654
Posted By KZGoodchild
Running light colours

Hey all, are there any laws regarding the colors of our upper teardrop running lights, or is it up to the owner? Thanks, Mike
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-10-2017, 03:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By KZGoodchild
Hi Terry, they didn't state anything, I did not...

Hi Terry, they didn't state anything, I did not venture a call, just ordered them and installed , now looking at more forums, see that they are not the "hardened" aluminum recommended by some ....
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-09-2017, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 832
Posted By KZGoodchild
Just to be clear

If the rivets sold by VTS are "for Airstream exterior" , are they strong enough for the shell to J-channel joint ?? TIA. Mike:question:
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-01-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By KZGoodchild
Brazier rivets

Anyone know where I can source brazier head or the herder aluminum rivets for the shell to J channel ? I see VTS only has the "soft " stuff. I tried some from truck outfit, and they are the harder...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-01-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By KZGoodchild
Cut off?

I guess you could "trim" the bottom edge off, not ideal I know....
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-23-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 422
Posted By KZGoodchild
Shell on this weekend, tips tricks, trempro 635 x 5

Hey all, got the belly pan (new) back on this weekend, my neck hurts from all the creeper crawling, now I know why you guyus with the awesome shops turn them over to spank them back on...
Can't...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 01-08-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 831
Posted By KZGoodchild
good patch overlap recommendations??

Hey, I am ordering some .032 aluminum for patching holes on our trailer (60-TW), and am thinking of about an inch around the hole for overlap, enough for rivet and some vulkem.
Any thoughts on this...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 12-01-2016, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,112
Posted By KZGoodchild
Help with...The plan

Hey all, I am about to put the new bellyskin on, and am thinking about using self tapping screws instead of rivets.... any thoughts???? Also, I will be putting a sheet of reflectix insulation between...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-27-2016, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By KZGoodchild
Bulkheads

Hey, I am just putting the new 3/4 flooring in and have the layout for the W/r ( curbside, to left of door. On the street side though we are hoping to have open, without replacing the " walls" or...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-16-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By KZGoodchild
Sorry guys, brain fart

Yeh, calculation difficulties, sorry for the pos guys. M.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-16-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By KZGoodchild
best pattern for plywood

Any suggestions as to patterns for the floor layout, I cannot get 9 ft plywood that's not $140.... thanks in advance
Mike
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-15-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By KZGoodchild
fender placement

Hey all,
ready to get the floor going, I have new fenders and cannot remember whether or not they fit (the flanges) under the flooring, this would make sense, as then they are out of the way of the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-12-2016, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,840
Posted By KZGoodchild
Marine store

Hi, not sure of anyone has mentioned this stuff before, I use it on our sailboat, it's a two part epoxy paint called "Interprotect". By West systems. costs a bit, but I 've used it where water gets...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-12-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 49,032
Posted By KZGoodchild
Nice running lights !!

Nice running lights !!
Forum: Brakes & Brake Controllers 11-01-2016, 07:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 657
Posted By KZGoodchild
Weird hub 1960 TW

Hey all, just replacing my brakes but I have this hub attached to the backing plate.... what's it's purpose??? do I have to put this onto the new backing plate so it keeps the grease from splaying...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 09-13-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 765
Views: 146,276
Posted By KZGoodchild
Hey Fcloud9, I was wondering is your Touareg a...

Hey Fcloud9, I was wondering is your Touareg a 3.6l gas engine? We are considering one of these (used) to tow our 24 Tradewind...thanks , Mike
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-26-2016, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 715
Posted By KZGoodchild
She's naked !!!!

I'll let the pics say it all, with a hair raising, one jack falling over moment.... she 's free !
Forum: On The Road... 08-26-2016, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 933
Posted By KZGoodchild
Lobster Bisque and clam Chowder here we come !

Hey, camped that way two summers ago, campgrounds not too bad, private a bit more ammenities, as per usual. Look for those on the water campsites, book early, you'll not regret it. NB keep the shells...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-23-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By KZGoodchild
Belly pan and interior skins off !

Hey all,

Been in gentle destructo mode for about a week, (gentle as I can be! ) readying "Carlotta" for her shell off. grinding bolts and last bit of trim on interior wall (c or u channel....) any...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-16-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By KZGoodchild
Progressssss..... Shell off begins !

Hey guys, I know I saw a post on the site with steps to a frame off, however, i had thunk that I could repair the tongue and frame without this big operation, well was I wrong ! Any how, frame is...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-17-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 897
Posted By KZGoodchild
reverse interior panels

Hey, has anyone just reversed the panels where possible (holes etc...) instead of removing the paint etc.... if they wanted the raw aluminium (eng sp) look???? just a thought....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-19-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By KZGoodchild
Shy about Full Monty

Hey , planning to take belly pan off, and interior floor, to get at frame ( I know the tongue at least a foot into the skin is beyond repair), as well as some of the rear. I have talked to a local...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-18-2016, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,048
Posted By KZGoodchild
1960 oxidized... use VIM or Vinegar ?

Hey just got her home, and wanting to clean her (not polish) to get the green algae like substance off (she was under trees for 20 plus yrs), and some of the other nastyness I've read about using...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-11-2016, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,695
Posted By KZGoodchild
And a big congrats to you too ! Send pics when...

And a big congrats to you too ! Send pics when you can. We're working on her this week, jacking up etc.... first roll in 20 years ! Stay in touch, we're right around the corner (south of the D-...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-03-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,032
Posted By KZGoodchild
Thanks Brad, I look foreward to seeing it. Mike

Thanks Brad, I look foreward to seeing it. Mike
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