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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-30-2016, 06:59 PM
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Posted By BIGED52
Camping is Camping!

Ingrid, That sounds like a good plan..... Just get something to use as a "tent" for inclement weather times and the rest is all good! My younger brother took a new commercial Ford van and turned it...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-29-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Tradewind

Ingrid, So Sorry to hear that you guys will not be able to complete your A/S. I sure understand that the DH medical issues have impacted this decision and hope he is feeling better very soon. You...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By BIGED52
Ahhhh Progress!

Ingrid, Congratulations on this step! Now you guys are getting nearer to having a wheeled aluminum tent! YAY!!!! Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-17-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By BIGED52
Wtg!

Ingrid, Glad to see you two are back at it! Hope the flooring goes on and the shell gets reset as smoothly as the wiring. Was that both the brake and running lights wiring that were run thru the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-19-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
New Name

Ingrid, The new name is not only fitting but it makes a lot of sense because she has been just hanging around in the driveway for quite a while! LoL! So glad you are back to working on her. Hope all...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-02-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 498
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Posted By BIGED52
Tanks for the memories....Ha!

Ingrid, What's up with the tanks? I thought you were going to do both gray and black tanks. One in front of the axles (gray) and the other tank (black) to the rear of the axles. Has that changed now?...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 01-01-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By BIGED52
Ingrid, Happy New Year! Ed

Ingrid, Happy New Year! Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 12-03-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
I can't wait!

Ingrid, Seems like only yesterday but it's been 8 years since we both joined the forums! I for one want to see what amazing work Jeff does on the interior of your trailer. I will still be watching...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-12-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Progress!

Ingrid, I've been out of town so just now saw your post. Any progress is good progress! Hope all are well. Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-21-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
408th post!

Ingrid, Wow! The posts in this thread are really mounting up~! How is the progress on the T-wind? Has your husband been working on the interior since last post about cabinetry? Hope you are all fine....
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-28-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Ingrid, Great news on the financial upswing and...

Ingrid, Great news on the financial upswing and the ever elusive insurance coverage! I hope every thing gets back to normal with you guys soon! Happy to hear you will be getting the aluminum ready to...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-20-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 498
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Posted By BIGED52
RE: Encouragement

Ingrid, We send you so much encouragement on your progress, and don't forget the pictures! Always post new pictures so I can be jealous of the progress you are making! LOL! Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-20-2011, 12:57 AM
Replies: 498
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Posted By BIGED52
Hey There!

Ingrid, I thought you had all but dropped off the planet! Glad to hear you are getting back to work on the trailer. We are starting back on ours as of tomorrow too! Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-01-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Yeah!

Ingrid, Glad to hear from you! We are well and I have been working pretty steady last year and into March of this year. Haven't had any time to work on the trailer tho'. Spending too much time out of...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-27-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Hooray!!!

Ingrid, Now that the frame is done you can move on to putting the floor on the frame!!! Yippee! Once you get started don't forget to stop by the neighbors' house to get assistance to lift those heavy...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-17-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Almost as addictive as...

Almost as addictive as Aluminitis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But not Quite! Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-08-2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Update!!!!

Ingrid, How about an update on your project? I'm currently working at a nuke plant in Wisconsin and wanted to find out how things are progressing with the Tradewind. Happy Trails, Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 01-01-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 498
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Posted By BIGED52
[quote=pinkflamingoes]I'm going to POSSIBLY spend...

[quote=pinkflamingoes]I'm going to POSSIBLY spend New Year's Day finishing up a few rusty spots on the frame and finishing painting wheels.

Okay, Let not make this the first resolution you break...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 12-03-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Well, I watch those Geico commercials all the...

Well, I watch those Geico commercials all the time about swerving to avoid the squirrel. I guess I never noticed the CA. plate on the car!:lol: Must be a good feeling to get the other axle ready to...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 12-01-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Update

Ingrid, Was working on the Landshark's interior yesterday and just had enough advanced warning to put the giant black plastic bag back over the trailer last night at about 10 P.M. to save it from the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 12-01-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
What in the ....!

Ingrid, If you add a few stick people to that I think drawing you will have the same basic stuff I saw in some caves out west 25 years ago! :lol: Seriously, what is up? Are we having moisture issues...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-12-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Woo Whee!!!

Ingrid, Way to go! That is really good news. I drove to St. Louis on Saturday to get some parts from Steve (SoldierMedic) that he had left over from his 1968 Safari. I am now the proud owner of a...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-16-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
old axles

Hey Ingrid, Look for a PM from me re: parts I need off your old axle. Mine needs parts on the roadside of my single axle. Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-28-2007, 06:56 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Anything New?

Ingrid, I know how busy you are during the times when the kids are off for summer vacation but what gives with the trailer. We all want to know! Why are you denying your loyal readers the next...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-27-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Well... if I remember correctly...

I also removed ALL of the gasket I put in on the front windowframe..why you ask? The Lexan replacement window bends slightly when I tighten the clips, and there's a small gap on the sides that isn't...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-14-2007, 01:04 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Don't...

Ingrid, If you are going to polish don't...don't... caulk now! You need to remove the caulk before you polish and re-caulk after the polishing is done. Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-13-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Questions?

Ingrid, The junk under your front (and back) Airstream nameplate has been building up there for about 40 years! Don't put a gasket behind it when you re-install it. Just "butter" the rivets with...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-04-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Window install...

Ingrid, That window install is looking great! Next will be the water test with the hose! Better to see if the seal is good or not now rather than later. I will send some super powerful Karma to aid...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-03-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
That's right!

I also use alcohol as the final cleaner... especially on glass! Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-12-2007, 01:35 AM
Replies: 498
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Posted By BIGED52
Front window rock guard

Ingrid, Even if you do decide to use Lexan for a front window you will want to have a rock guard on the front of the trailer for three reasons. 1) it acts as an awning when opened. 2) It helps with...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-07-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Brrrr!!!!

It's only about -2 degrees out there as we speak! By 3 P.M. tomorrow it is supposed to be up to a blazing hot 14 degrees. I will have to get on some shorts and sunglasses! Wonder where I put the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-07-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
The Window Expert!!!

Ingrid, Sounds like things are really going great with the windows! Maybe by this weekend I can get a look at the parts in the garage and see if I have the extras you need. Keep up the good work and...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-05-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Just a thought....

I am just wondering if those non opening Vista View windows used tape at all originally. Since they have the gray gasket on them, and don't open, they might have only used Sikaflex221 or Vulkem to...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-04-2007, 11:59 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Window cranks

Ingrid, Glad you got them all working. How did you do on re-installing the vista view? Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-09-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Parts

Andy, If you were reading all the post you would notice that I stated that I got mine off the shelf from my local A/S dealer. I was telling Ingrid if her local Airstream dealer didn't have them in...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-05-2006, 05:12 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
"Parts R Us"

Ingrid, As promised...Finally... Here are the part numbers for the rock guard arms and holddown parts kit that I bought from my local Airstream dealer. You will need two of each part to attach your...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-04-2006, 01:42 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Ingrid, My local shop told me that they could...

Ingrid, My local shop told me that they could make me a new Lexan rock guard and have a new aluminum moulding edge trim put on it. I'm not that far along on my exterior so I didn't get a price quote...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-04-2006, 01:31 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Window Trim

Tanya, You can take the VTS glass to the local glass shop and with a picture of how the edge moulding trim is on the rest of your windows. I think they can quote you on installing new aluminum edge...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-02-2006, 08:02 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Flat tempered glass

Ingrid, I'm sure if you look in your local yellow pages under glass you will find many companies that do commercial, residential, and auto glass that can quote you a price for heat tempered, rounded...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-02-2006, 12:15 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Removing non-opening window

Ingrid, I have one of my windows that was a plexiglas replacement too! You will need to remove the aluminum frame clamp from the side frame to remove the window and frame. It is flat glass and the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-25-2006, 03:19 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
I was reading your signature line

Ingrid, In your signature line it states this: 1967 24' Tradewind #19104 (not members though), so I thought the Red Wbcci numbers were still on the trailer. Since you are a Airstream Forums member...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-24-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
WBCCI Numbers

Ingrid, Are you going to remove the Wbcci red numbers from your trailer? If so you could put your Airstream Forums member number in their place. Your member number is 4449 and could be put on in the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-24-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
E-clips

Ingrid, If they fit too loosely you can squeeze them together (slightly) from end to end (they are spring steel so be gentle) and they will fit the slots tighter. If they slide on the slots just...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-21-2006, 03:22 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Hey!

So.... So ya like the nuts and bolts of a challenge?:blush: So what! I kinda think that would be a good asset for a woman!:lol: They don't make 'em like that very much anymore!:angel: You remember...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-21-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Crank handle screws

Ingrid, Fastenal is the BEST! I just take them a sample screw, nut, or bolt and they have matched it up to new stock every time so far. Then they make me tell them if I want it in stainless,...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-20-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Andy Knows Best...

Ingrid, If anyone knows about attaching these clips it should be Andy. So I will follow suit and put the clips on with no adhesive. Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-18-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Adhesive for clips

Andy, Then why would a glass shop recommend it to attach the Stainless clips to the automotive type glass? Now I am confused! The glass shop told me that they attach the buttons for rear view mirrors...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-11-2006, 11:19 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Clip Adhesive

Ingrid, Just a note to tell you I am still checking on adhesive. The glass shop wants to use a two part epoxie mix. I'm trying to find out if it will hold up with time and UV exposure. They are...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-05-2006, 03:36 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
The new clips are here... The new clips are here!

Ingrid my clips arrived today... I just opened them and they look fantastic. gonna call the glass place. let you know later what they use for asdhesive. Ed
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-05-2006, 12:06 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 55,929
Posted By BIGED52
Clip dance?

Last time I saw anyone making moves like that it was caused by a squirrel that had run up their pants leg...tehehe!
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