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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-05-2016, 08:05 PM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Thank you for all of the encouraging words,...

Thank you for all of the encouraging words, everyone.

If we had money and storage for the Airstream, I would probably keep it for working on still. But I simply can't live my life without...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-30-2016, 06:13 PM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Thank you! I'll still be around on the board...

Thank you!

I'll still be around on the board here. Who knows how life goes, we may own an Airstream yet...

If it weren't in the way in the driveway, I would store it and wait until later to...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-29-2016, 12:34 AM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
We're done.

We are willing to sell for a very low price now...we are no longer able to rehab her or use her within a decent amount of time to enjoy her. Last post information was that my husband had scary blood...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-10-2015, 06:32 PM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Yeah...but there are other Airstreams out...

Yeah...but there are other Airstreams out there...we havent thrown in the towel on living in aluminum quite yet. Part of it is that Airstreams aren't camping trailers, they are more for travel. We...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-10-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Selling

:sad:

The day is here; pinkflamingoes is selling the baby. The usual reasons, time, money, energy, priorities.

Take a look at classifieds soon.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 12-11-2014, 02:28 AM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
No, you really don't! My tantrums are horrible. ...

No, you really don't! My tantrums are horrible.

I think the rig will be ok. This storm, if it's as big as they say, will be in the news. they actually closed almost all schools in the SF Bay Area...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 12-10-2014, 06:41 PM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Northern California is expecting an ENORMOUS rain...

Northern California is expecting an ENORMOUS rain storm tomorrow. if it floods high and our airstream floor is ruined I am going to fall on the ground and scream and cry and kick my legs and thrash...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 12-02-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 498
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Oh David! What a lovely thing to say. Thank you! ...

Oh David! What a lovely thing to say. Thank you!

So the 12 hours a day/6 days a week/ night shift stint is over for the big guy. He brought home some serious $$ and had four days off for...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-12-2014, 12:19 AM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Haha...no, we've had it for 10, but "life" got in...

Haha...no, we've had it for 10, but "life" got in the way for a combined 8 years, and the rest of the time it was money. Without that unusually large amount of bad luck and timing, we'd have been at...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-19-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Progress on our '67 Tradewind

High schools notoriously do not have any of the building or mechanics trades at their job fairs or career expos. I live in Northern California in the Bay Area and so much is targeted to technology....
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-18-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
If I could go back and start over with my...

If I could go back and start over with my education, I would have ditched the liberal arts degree and gone into the building trades or some kind of mechanical work. It's much more gratifying than...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-09-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Yeah every few months or so the Chevron or Shell...

Yeah every few months or so the Chevron or Shell refineries shut down parts of the facility section by section for maintenance or upgrades, so he gets lots and lots of overtime. Then when there's...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-07-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
and night shift. bleaugh.

and night shift. bleaugh.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-03-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Well, husband is now on 7/12 shifts. Not much is...

Well, husband is now on 7/12 shifts. Not much is gonna happen here for a while...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-29-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Alas, no "after". But bought c-channel...

Alas, no "after". But bought c-channel today!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-24-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Banana wrap before pictures

After pix will come after...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-24-2014, 11:22 PM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Shell almost-on photos

Here is the amazingness of how close he shaped the floor to the shell, and temporary banana wrap to help moving in the real thing when it arrives. One of the pictures has floor sticking out, that's...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-24-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
Has anyone else ever put a shell back on a frame...

Has anyone else ever put a shell back on a frame singlehandedly? My husband may be the first. He actually cut the floor to a pretty accurate shape and lowered the shell to with jacks, front, back,...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-20-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
I was a little very worried about the wheel wells...

I was a little very worried about the wheel wells "being too close to the tires" but it turns out one of those ribs ends too close down to the wheel wells. Whew.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-19-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
There's a ribbon?? *claps hands*

There's a ribbon?? *claps hands*
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Pictures of shell on floor

Not attached yet. Just "married". We will cut the floor to fit, install c-channel, attach shell. The wheel wells are too close to the top of the tires. He says he can fix that, I believe it, part of...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-18-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
We go shopping for C channel next. Or, he goes,...

We go shopping for C channel next. Or, he goes, and I hide and do the Aluminum Dance.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-18-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Our shell is down and touching the frame!...

Our shell is down and touching the frame! Pictures coming...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-01-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By pinkflamingoes
So...Dumb Husband just went outside and tried to...

So...Dumb Husband just went outside and tried to lower the shell to just above the frame all by himself. From what I saw I thought he came close to killing himself, I panicked, and got upset and was...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-01-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Awww. No way. I never get why women insult their...

Awww. No way. I never get why women insult their husbands. I'm guessing you were joking about the possible meaning but you wouldn't have come up with that possibility if spouses didn't do it. I like...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-31-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
A friend just suggested deep-fried Twinkies and...

A friend just suggested deep-fried Twinkies and champagne when the floor is attached. Hmmmm.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-31-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
I'm really not sure about the DH. I see other...

I'm really not sure about the DH. I see other people use it so I use it!!

We didn't use oil based but that's a good idea. I'd recommend that over our water-based. I still think paint over sealer...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-31-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
It's so nice to be inside of the trailer and...

It's so nice to be inside of the trailer and imagine what it could look like with a floor. I still think we will probably have to sell after the shell is on but hubby says no. Whatever he decides, as...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-30-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-30-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
FLOOR IS IN. Pictures or it didn't happen...

FLOOR IS IN.

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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-30-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Installing wheel wells. Much cursing. Keeping my...

Installing wheel wells. Much cursing. Keeping my mouth shut and handing him tools.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-29-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Oops I meant slap a patent on that thing...

Oops I meant slap a patent on that thing...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-29-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Oh I wish son of a patent on that thing! I think...

Oh I wish son of a patent on that thing! I think the center of the subfloor has to breed or something like that so usually people in the seal only the edges...I don't know but like I said...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-28-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Hello David, Our floor rotted because we...

Hello David,

Our floor rotted because we installed it, the shell was off the frame, and the floor was exposed to rain rain rain for years, while the trailer sat there. I think under those...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Floor Install II

Installing of front floor pieces and getting ready to pull some more wiring front to back. For...brakes, lights and batteriies. He knows what he's doing but I don't so I don't know if I could answer...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-17-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Well, we had flooring that we had already put on...

Well, we had flooring that we had already put on half of, but the shell was off, and the trailer was left out in the rain so long that it rotted in spite of the marine grade sealer. After all a...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-17-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Yes indeed! Hi Ed! I'll post a pic tomorrow.

Yes indeed! Hi Ed! I'll post a pic tomorrow.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
and it only took an hour

Jeff strung the electrical wires for the brakes and lights. Or whatever it's called. Kinda excited! He put it in a blue plastic conduit from the front to back in the frame. Now the floor goes in.
...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-20-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
So, this happened....this is our second floor cut...

So, this happened....this is our second floor cut and seal because the first set rotted from sitting out before we had a chance to continue. It's not an install, but the floors on the frame...?

We...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-20-2013, 04:07 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
We are in the middle of figuring out whether we...

We are in the middle of figuring out whether we have to sell our baby, and how to get her back on her frame if we do (or don't actually). We have already put out a plea for a shell dropping party,...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-28-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
We closed the business. The economy and health...

We closed the business. The economy and health insurance costs put us under. He's working at his union job, and things are much more stable around here, in all ways. I could not be happier to put...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-27-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
I'm liking the money no time thing a lot better! ...

I'm liking the money no time thing a lot better!

Things have gotten pretty good around here. That was a rough 5 years on all three of us, not just financially. Glad that's passed!

Good to...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-20-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Hi Ed! Thanks for keeping an eye on me! The...

Hi Ed! Thanks for keeping an eye on me!

The reason we hadn't made movement was because of time but no money Now there's money and no time!

Never give up!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-19-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
I renamed our Airstream

We had named her "Elroy" after the city where we purchased it. It's been off the frame for so long I've renamed her "Shell-y".
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-02-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Oh, we'll be buying fresh tank when we know...

Oh, we'll be buying fresh tank when we know better what we are planning for the new layout. Yes! Above the floor. Thanks for the reminder.

How are you doing anyway?
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-02-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Hey Ed, nice to "see" you!! Look up...

Hey Ed, nice to "see" you!!


Look up "Nature's Head Composing Toilet" here on the forums. They eliminate the need for black tank. No dump station, no smell, easy install, easy to maintain, and I...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-31-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Finished sealing side II of three pieces of...

Finished sealing side II of three pieces of subfloor today. This weekend I do the rest. Next up: wheel wells and decide what to do with the tanks. Composting toilets were not an option when we...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-30-2013, 01:44 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Thank you Team Ingrid! There is so much...

Thank you Team Ingrid!

There is so much more information and resources for parts now, and it hasn't really been THAT long since our forced hiatus. And all my friends are still here!!

The...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-29-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Cutting of the second new floor!

Two pictures are of the piece of floor we cut, sealed and installed about 10 years ago. Example of what not to do. But we couldnt help the reasons for the delay. Life, etc.

Jeff got plywood and we...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-17-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,885
Posted By pinkflamingoes
Wheel wells done!!

Finally finished the wheel wells! With a horrifying caulking job, (but its sealed) and a good go-over with POR 15, they are ready to go on. The problem now is that Jeffs truck is kaput and we cant...
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