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Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 05-14-2019, 10:10 PM
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Posted By goransons
Wow amazing work! Love what you've done, you're...

Wow amazing work! Love what you've done, you're an incredible craftsman that's for sure!
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 05-10-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By goransons
Thanks. I ordered 3 times from Aircraft Spruce...

Thanks. I ordered 3 times from Aircraft Spruce who Iíve worked with in the past. Tri-City Paints in California (TCPGlobal online) will ship it but I got bad product there once years back. Both...
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 05-09-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By goransons
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Phone cameras donít photograph zolatone well. Too many colors and spots to focus on but hereís a decent shot or two.

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Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 05-09-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By goransons
Actually it's extremely forgiving if you use the...

Actually it's extremely forgiving if you use the right equipment.

1. Before you purchase, order from a company with a good return policy, the stuff goes bad in cans really fast, and on my last...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 04-30-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 45,031
Posted By goransons
Incredible work!! I love the reproduction light....

Incredible work!! I love the reproduction light. You should put those into production! Your version of the door safety latch too! Congrats on the inaugural trip and a beautiful build!
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-24-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,586
Posted By goransons
That's a really good tool to own!

That's a really good tool to own!
Forum: General Interior Topics 04-12-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,586
Posted By goransons
Good luck on the project! Post lots of pictures....

Good luck on the project! Post lots of pictures. 55's are a fun year to work on. If you are going super original let me know if you are in the hunt for specific parts I can look through my stash,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-09-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By goransons
To get the sag out, try putting a 2x6 front to...

To get the sag out, try putting a 2x6 front to back at the center of the ceiling and cut yourself a post and use a bottle jack, you'll be able to pull things up. With rot the sagging may be bent...
Forum: Airstream History 04-06-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
Thank you! My wife and kids and others have...

Thank you! My wife and kids and others have helped too, it's taken a small army. Hopefully next week we get some news from Jackson Center, at least an update. We've decided it shouldn't be on the...
Forum: Airstream History 04-05-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
I think they were a high end option. It's hard...

I think they were a high end option. It's hard to say since everything on this trailer is unique pretty much, windows, end caps, tub, flooring, kitchen, and the list goes on. Here's a picture from...
Forum: Airstream History 04-05-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
I took apart 3 original Hehr roof vents, had them...

I took apart 3 original Hehr roof vents, had them laser cut the outer and then the inner (2 different diameters) then had an old time glass shop cut some vintage glass with the same texture as the...
Forum: Airstream History 04-05-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
The little things seem to endlessly take up time...

The little things seem to endlessly take up time (and money). After some work from a sheet metal shop with their laser and a talented glass guy we have reproduction port hole Hehr roof vents like...
Forum: 1964 Bambi II 03-12-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,266
Posted By goransons
No they werenít. You may find 110 up there for a...

No they werenít. You may find 110 up there for a fan but it will not be a dedicated run and youíll be begging for a fire. The good news is with some careful study you can usually hide most of a new...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 03-03-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 45,031
Posted By goransons
Absolutely beautiful work Bubba!

Absolutely beautiful work Bubba!
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 02-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,787
Posted By goransons
I'm working on getting a small run of these made....

I'm working on getting a small run of these made. I wanted to see if anyone else is in the same boat that might want in on it? I'm not planning to do anything but break even on it.
Forum: Doors & Locks 01-23-2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,140
Posted By goransons
What Bubba said was our issue too. Fortunately...

What Bubba said was our issue too. Fortunately an awesome forums member sold me a used lock cylinder and saved my bacon!!
Forum: 1963 Safari 01-23-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,714
Posted By goransons
This is the same layout as our 8671 around the...

This is the same layout as our 8671 around the world caravan trailer, we love the front twins.
Forum: The Pet Forum 01-09-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 119,027
Posted By goransons
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This is our beagle puppy Lily. Thatís in September. Her today:

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Forum: Airstream History 01-06-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
I should mention Joe found the chairs for me in...

I should mention Joe found the chairs for me in Michigan. Thanks Joe!
Forum: Airstream History 01-06-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
I havenít updated in awhile. Still no news to...

I havenít updated in awhile. Still no news to report on the Jackson Center front although folks are working on a presentation for them.

The record player arrived from Germany after a little over...
Forum: 1947-1949 Liner 01-01-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By goransons
BEAUTIFUL work!!

BEAUTIFUL work!!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-01-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By goransons
As others have said, balance is important. ...

As others have said, balance is important. Rather than a lengthy description why, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2fkOVHAC8Q Add your bikes, the structure behind there and...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-31-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,502
Posted By goransons
I like the sound of that (and thank you for the...

I like the sound of that (and thank you for the compliment). Who knows what if anything will happen on that! I look forward to seeing the new rig. I've been reading a lot on them.
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 12-31-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,502
Posted By goransons
We are vintage lovers but REALLY like the Dublin...

We are vintage lovers but REALLY like the Dublin Slate Globetrotter. I hope that it's in the cards this year. Time will tell!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-15-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By goransons
They have the newer stuff but not the 4Ē frame...

They have the newer stuff but not the 4Ē frame type
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-15-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By goransons
62 step outriggers

Iím looking for a current source for the step outriggers for a 62 tradewind. Frankís trailer works used to make them but I called Frank and he said he no longer has a source. VTS has a dormant...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 10-07-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By goransons
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Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 10-07-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 615
Posted By goransons
Tradewind Script

I'm trying to help out a friend on a restoration, and am trying to track down a good Tradewind script for their 62 Tradewind. I remember seeing someone awhile back that was recasting these types of...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-28-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,288
Posted By goransons
Great work Harold!! All your engineering and...

Great work Harold!! All your engineering and fabrication is impressive!
Forum: Airstream History 09-28-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
Thank you everyone. Why did we do it? We love...

Thank you everyone. Why did we do it? We love Airstreams and we love the history even more. In reality we are into it a ton of money and thousands of hours. Our hope is to work out a deal to...
Forum: Airstream History 09-26-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
Where do we go from here? We are finishing...

Where do we go from here?

We are finishing the last details throughout the trailer. Joe found us chairs, we are doing the last of touch ups, trimming out and accessories but what next.

We...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-23-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By goransons
I believe that company is gone. The site...

I believe that company is gone. The site certificates are bad and a couple other threads mentioned numbers donít work and items are never sent. When he was running those reproductions actually...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 09-22-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 894
Posted By goransons
The "skylight" astradome, as Airstream called it,...

The "skylight" astradome, as Airstream called it, is available from Vintage Trailer Supply. The lids, the best bet is to get on Facebook and hit up the various trailer parts pages like Vintage...
Forum: Airstream History 09-22-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
FOUND!! Wally Byam's '55 Cruiser - 1956 European Caravan trailer

Progress has been slow but the back splashes are in.

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I also gave her a bath today and installed the sink cabinet shelf which we set up to hold a small portable microwave when we...
Forum: Airstream History 09-16-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
Jerry, you should have stopped by! Today I...

Jerry, you should have stopped by!

Today I started on kitchen backsplash. It was tricky and took three times longer than Iíd like to admit but the hardest piece is in. One more along the wood...
Forum: Airstream History 09-09-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
We recently picked up a beagle puppy whoís had...

We recently picked up a beagle puppy whoís had respiratory issues so thatís been our focus. Sheís cute and starting to turn around thankfully.

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I did sneak out today for a few hours and...
Forum: Airstream History 08-30-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
In todayís mail! We were surprised to get...

In todayís mail! We were surprised to get anything on this. We knew it wasnít done and there were so many cool trailers.

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Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-25-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 790
Posted By goransons
Are you talking about the rectangular roof vent...

Are you talking about the rectangular roof vent up front?

If so Vintage Trailer Supply sells reproduction lids, you'd still need to find lifters, they are called Hehr lifters and both used ones...
Forum: Airstream History 08-25-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
FOUND!! Wally Byam's '55 Cruiser - 1956 European Caravan trailer

Thanks! After Disneyland, we spent a week with my wife's family at Cannon Beach Oregon. I didn't take any pictures though! We also just got back from the VAC northwest rally on the Oregon Coast...
Forum: Airstream History 08-25-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
Well I have gas, there I admitted it. Gas lines...

Well I have gas, there I admitted it. Gas lines are run and leak tested and have fired things up. I hope these gas appliances only get used a few times because I really hope to see this end up in...
Forum: Airstream History 08-22-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
Iím back it. We are putting in the last few days...

Iím back it. We are putting in the last few days of systems and detail work. Yesterday and today between meetings I finished up the water system (minus the water pump thatís on a UPS truck) and Iím...
Forum: 1960 - 1963 Flying Cloud 08-22-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,787
Posted By goransons
Glad you guys made it home safe! I hope youíll...

Glad you guys made it home safe! I hope youíll post updates periodically and keep us in the loop of what pieces you need help finding!
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-10-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,136
Posted By goransons
Sounds like the owner is going through some...

Sounds like the owner is going through some issues. His inventory is listed on the Seattle Craigslist as cash only. Looks like he's cutting down his inventory or shutting down, hard to tell.
Forum: Airstream History 08-08-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
1900market, thank you for the kind words. The...

1900market, thank you for the kind words. The frame is covered entirely with plywood, they bolted it down, then bolted the c channel (essentially the baseplate of the wall) through the plywood into...
Forum: Airstream History 07-27-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
If you posted a picture of Switzerland then you...

If you posted a picture of Switzerland then you may very well have been trying to CLOG my thread. :lol::lol::lol:

No worries, I love the photos.

Joe I agree on 252. Maybe the mods will...
Forum: Airstream History 07-26-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
I went and checked it out! Larry Garrison...

I went and checked it out! Larry Garrison (forgive me if that's spelled wrong) has been trying to sell that trailer for over a year. Joe and others pointed out there was nothing to substantiate the...
Forum: Airstream History 07-26-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
We've been enjoying our summer, including another...

We've been enjoying our summer, including another week camping on the Oregon Coast, then back home to catch up on a month of limited yard work and handling a major plumbing issue at the house.

I...
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-14-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By goransons
open the door slightly to take any pressure off...

open the door slightly to take any pressure off it from weatherstrip etc and tap it out with a drift punch or similar tool.
Forum: Airstream History 07-08-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
Thanks everyone. We made it home safe, were home...

Thanks everyone. We made it home safe, were home to almost unpack and then were off on the next adventure and treated our kids to 5 days at Disneyland. 2 weeks with no trailer work. Iím tired but...
Forum: Airstream History 07-01-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 126,710
Posted By goransons
Cool story, and the perspective is certainly...

Cool story, and the perspective is certainly noted, but the #1 thing is that this was a camping trip with my family and friends, and chance to share the trailer with friends and fellow club members...
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