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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 07-16-2018, 04:43 PM
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Posted By TCTradewind
1968 Airstream Tradewind 24 - Michigan

Title: 1968 Airstream Tradewind 24 - Michigan
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1968 Airstream International Trade Wind

Vintage Airstream trailer, 24’ long Tradewind,...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-24-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By TCTradewind
And a picture or two

Comparing before to current (most IIC complete)
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-24-2017, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By TCTradewind
Follow up.

First thanks to those who responded. The simplest answer was indeed, yes, it is an improvement and I should calm it down and just enjoy it instead of always working on it. Polishing a 50 year...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-20-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By TCTradewind
During Polishing, Removing problem... tint?

Hey Gang, tackling the polish on a never before polished 1968 Tradewind. The clearcoat was in shambles towards the top, decent from the shoulders to the ground. Removed with Citristrip. Worked...
Forum: Doors & Locks 05-03-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,883
Posted By TCTradewind
'68 Bargman L-100 Barrel Lock

1968 Tradewind. Door handle was always a little dicey. I had a system though, you lined up the handle, pressed in, had to "feel" the barrel line up and voila, the lock worked fine. No problems for...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 10-07-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,163
Posted By TCTradewind
Thanks for the response. I went and checked and...

Thanks for the response. I went and checked and did find a couple of small cracks in the old sealer around the front vent ridge. Scary to think that much water could come in through there, but I...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 10-06-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,163
Posted By TCTradewind
Water pooling lower window frame

Hey Gang,
1968 Tradewind.
I replaced glass, and all weatherstripping. I also caulked around the upper part of the window near the hinge.

I am getting pools of water collecting (granted heavy...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-01-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By TCTradewind
'68 type 3 hinge window replacement

I thought I was home free. I had replaced a bunch of windows in my 1968 Tradewind. Did the research, tempro 644 silicone caulk, hinge cleaned out really well, double sided tape on the glass. All was...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-14-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By TCTradewind
Winterizing

I'm still new myself, but the service shop had the lines blown out (hadn't been used in ages so wasn't much an issue) and then fill just the p traps on sinks and toilet base with rv antifreeze. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-16-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By TCTradewind
Had some good luck today. Went into the shop,...

Had some good luck today. Went into the shop, said afford the brake replacement at the price he had quoted. Said what I could afford and what I thought was fair. They agreed. The electrical work...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-16-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By TCTradewind
Is there a difference between a brake assembly...

Is there a difference between a brake assembly kit, and a "double seal" I'm noticing those listed in part lists, and not sure if new seals (double?) are including in brake kits, or if those are...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By TCTradewind
Appreciate the insight thus far. Any one with a...

Appreciate the insight thus far. Any one with a video link for brake assembly? I was coming up short for vintage airstream brake explanations on youtube.

I have about a 40 mile drive to get it...
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By TCTradewind
Service Shop / Brakes

Honeymoon is over, and prices and repairs are adding up. Had my 1968 tradewind in the shop. Electric was a mess and brakes had wires dangling, not funcitoning. Didn't feel comfortable and that is...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-24-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By TCTradewind
Feeling welcomed

This place (and AS owners in general) are a special group of people. You could tell in the willingness to share and answer questions, I approached and talked to enough owners at campgrounds, I know!...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By TCTradewind
Here we go... '68 Tradewind

I have recently purchased a 1968 Tradewind International, and was able to line up some heated indoor storage for the winter. I'd love to have this thing road ready for the spring.

I have a...
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