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Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-16-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Aerowood
Does TankerIP mean Tanker Instructor Pilot? I...

Does TankerIP mean Tanker Instructor Pilot? I just retired as a C-130 FE (Civilian)
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-15-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By Aerowood
Pigtail Fitting Size

NPT to inverted flare adapters are available in multiple sizes in most good hardware stores. There is nothing special about these adapter fitting.
Forum: 2016 - Current Flying Cloud 10-14-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,098
Posted By Aerowood
We have been using this method for years in our...

We have been using this method for years in our aircraft toilets to keep the “skid marks” out of the bowl. With the bowl dry spray it with “Pam” cooking spray to keep the marks away.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-13-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By Aerowood
The end caps are a different alloy, 6061 I think,...

The end caps are a different alloy, 6061 I think, and has better corrosion resistance then the 2024 alloy of the center panels.
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-11-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By Aerowood
The “Jam” you are referring to are only on the...

The “Jam” you are referring to are only on the opening windows. All non opening windows such as the Vista View and the Wing Windows are as shown in the pictures. The Vista Views has a separate...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-08-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 61,862
Posted By Aerowood
As far as I know, nobody has made a video,...

As far as I know, nobody has made a video, but........

I do have some available, I will send a PM with details
Forum: Member Introductions 10-07-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By Aerowood
East TN Airstream 1962 Globe Trotter

Axle price seems high, see if you have a “Redneck Trailer Supply” in you area, they are Dexter axle suppliers and shipping is free if you pick up at one of there stores. Measuring the axle is easy. I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-04-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,735
Posted By Aerowood
If the frame is tempered then welding is not...

If the frame is tempered then welding is not recommended. A lot of large trucks have tempered steel frames and are assembled with mechanical fasteners. Airstreams do not have tempered steel frames,...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 09-22-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By Aerowood
This is just another example of poor Airstream...

This is just another example of poor Airstream engineering. Probably cost 2 maybe 3 dollars to install captive nuts.
Airstream should have installed them from the very beginning.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 09-03-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Aerowood
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-02-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 817
Posted By Aerowood
Spray foam under the pan through the hole before...

Spray foam under the pan through the hole before you patch. DO NOT use the triple expanding
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-31-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Aerowood
By serviceable I mean the ability to change...

By serviceable I mean the ability to change compressors, evaporators , condensers, etc. along with a high and low pressure port. Adding service ports is not that big of a deal.
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 08-31-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By Aerowood
Roof Top Air Conditioners

Are any of the modern roof top AC’s serviceable and what type of freon is used in the current models?
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 08-27-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 27,703
Posted By Aerowood
I consider repairing mine one of the biggest...

I consider repairing mine one of the biggest mistakes I made. If I was to do it again I would make them out of .125 aluminum. If a tire ever fails the plastic will not contain anything, but the thick...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-26-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,459
Posted By Aerowood
Patching holes, tears in skin

Drill a 1/4” hole at the end of the crack. Put a repair doubler over the crack with a double row of Rivets around the crack. Solid Rivets would be best. I would use .050 2024-T3 for the repair...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-23-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By Aerowood
First off there is a huge difference between an...

First off there is a huge difference between an air hammer and a rivet gun. An air hammer will not be as controllable and the stroke is different between the two. An air hammer will just basically...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-22-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By Aerowood
Try WWHardware.com

Try WWHardware.com
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 08-19-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By Aerowood
Congratulations, resist the urge to modify and...

Congratulations, resist the urge to modify and just a guess here, but I’m guessing it does not need restoration.
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,841
Posted By Aerowood
We went in late May early June and it wasn’t...

We went in late May early June and it wasn’t overly crowded and the weather was cool.
Forum: On The Road... 08-11-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,841
Posted By Aerowood
You can also check out the Mountain Man Museum in...

You can also check out the Mountain Man Museum in Chadron Nebraska.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-07-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Aerowood
You can also put a 5/32 washer on the bucktail...

You can also put a 5/32 washer on the bucktail side of the rivet shank. Installing a small piece of rubber with a 5/32 hole punched in the middle on the shank will keep the washer tight to the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-07-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Aerowood
A 470 rivet is just the universal head...

A 470 rivet is just the universal head designation. It could be listed as a “MS20470” or “AN470” the next letter is the alloy designation, A, B, AD, D, DD, E. The next number is the diameter in...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-07-2019, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Aerowood
I have also done this, and I have also pre...

I have also done this, and I have also pre swelled the Rivets in a vise.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 08-07-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,320
Posted By Aerowood
I have bushed large rivet holes in the past, it's...

I have bushed large rivet holes in the past, it's a PIA but does work. Take a look on McMaster Carr p/n 92510A005. I generally just plug rivet the existing holes and redrill.
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 08-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 206,496
Posted By Aerowood
Why yes, yes I have. Another forum member gave my...

Why yes, yes I have. Another forum member gave my a set of dented banana wraps and several lower corner skins which were also dented. I was able to straighten all the panels with little trouble.
...
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 08-06-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 206,496
Posted By Aerowood
Both of those pieces are angles with the lower...

Both of those pieces are angles with the lower legs under the subfloor and made from .040 2024-T3. The subfloor was routed out for clearance. The "C" channel is on top of the subfloor and then a .063...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-29-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 61,862
Posted By Aerowood
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-26-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By Aerowood
I made all of mine, but I have the equipment to...

I made all of mine, but I have the equipment to do so.
Forum: On The Road... 06-06-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,302
Posted By Aerowood
Fort Union

Fort Union
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-29-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 61,862
Posted By Aerowood
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-19-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 809
Posted By Aerowood
The ribs are made from a soft alloy. You should...

The ribs are made from a soft alloy. You should be able to re form them
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 05-03-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 206,496
Posted By Aerowood
I've built two, a Pitts S2B and a Harmon Rocket....

I've built two, a Pitts S2B and a Harmon Rocket. I'm also assisting one of our pilots with a RV8 right now.
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 05-02-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 27,138
Posted By Aerowood
I would love to have some louvre dies for my...

I would love to have some louvre dies for my fridge air intake door. I’ll have to see if I can find someone locally. I have some here at work for our press brake but not sure if management will let...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-01-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By Aerowood
I too have attached the ribs to the C channel and...

I too have attached the ribs to the C channel and the ribs to the stringers. I’ve changed the shell structure quit a bit. No problems. It’s all outlined in my thread below.
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 05-01-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 206,496
Posted By Aerowood
'71 Globetrotter Full Monte

Well, I don’t think I can get all the tools in the back of the truck, but I’ve been entertaining thoughts of people sending me panels, banana wraps etc. That is in the future though. I’ve got to...
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 05-01-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 206,496
Posted By Aerowood
Well I did it Monday morning, I submitted my...

Well I did it Monday morning, I submitted my official signed copy RETIREMENT papers effective 14 June 2019. I will soon be able to restart my Globetrotter Full Monte.

No more air travel for me,...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 05-01-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 328
Views: 27,703
Posted By Aerowood
Drill Bits

The best drill bits to use are Cobalt 135degree split tip. More expensive but worth it.. The home center drill bits are basically worthless IMHO.

This site has magic on it's pages...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 04-26-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,711
Posted By Aerowood
Towing with old cars

I think it will tow the car, but IMHO, you might what to tone down the cam with something that will give you good torque at a lower RPM. I’m sure there is something out there that will give you good...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Sovereign 04-21-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,073
Posted By Aerowood
I personally would love to tackle a project such...

I personally would love to tackle a project such as this, sounds fun to me. There’s all kinds of naysayers on this forum they say something can’t be done because they can’t do it or lack the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-19-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 61,862
Posted By Aerowood
I have dent rollers, PM me for details 338540

I have dent rollers, PM me for details 338540
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 04-14-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 63,744
Posted By Aerowood
75 Overlander Improvements Journal

There is are real easy way to drill the axle plates for a new axle. It’s called a Blair cutter or Roto-Broch . If you need to barrow one just PM me. I live in Arvada.
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-05-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,260
Posted By Aerowood
Try using a blue (fine) roloc surface...

Try using a blue (fine) roloc surface conditioning disc.
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-05-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Aerowood
Formica is very brittle when not adhered to a...

Formica is very brittle when not adhered to a substrate. Attaching it with Rivets or screws would most likely be unsuccessful.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 04-03-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,307
Posted By Aerowood
How would you attach it?

How would you attach it?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-02-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,480
Posted By Aerowood
My solution on my GT build out is to just not...

My solution on my GT build out is to just not install a microwave. I rarely stay in campgrounds and don't even own a generator, to noisy.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-29-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Aerowood
Those look like poorly installed Cherrylock...

Those look like poorly installed Cherrylock rivets. Take a picture on the inside to confirm.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 03-26-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Aerowood
How’s does it attach?

How’s does it attach?
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-22-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Aerowood
Take a couple of pictures of the damage. The rib...

Take a couple of pictures of the damage. The rib materiel is very soft and can be easily reformed.
Forum: All Argosy Trailers 01-15-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By Aerowood
Been there done that. Like Tony said above. Once...

Been there done that. Like Tony said above. Once I got started it was quite easy. Best thing I ever did was to replace it all and get rid of all those nasty smells.
Forum: Boondocking 01-15-2019, 06:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,371
Posted By Aerowood
Do it all the time here in Colorado, never been a...

Do it all the time here in Colorado, never been a problem. I do use a hitch lock. I also do not leave the portable grill and the Yeti cooler out.
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