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Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 09-02-2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 560
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Posted By tinman54
Thanks everyone, we never feel like we can get...

Thanks everyone, we never feel like we can get enough nights in the cruiser but at least I can keep doing updates to her for the time being! We have had a lot of good travels with her and met many...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 08-29-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
New aluminum and rivets!

Made up a new refrigerator door panel tonight, its been on the list for quite a while!Fun project!
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 08-14-2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Thanks Brad, Definitely not the looks we want...

Thanks Brad,
Definitely not the looks we want but it will be nice to get it cool inside. I would take it off today if I could find good and quiet down vented unit I could install inside. I am...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 08-14-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,647
Posted By tinman54
Looking good Mike, you are getting to the fun...

Looking good Mike, you are getting to the fun part now! You will be on the road in no time!
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 08-14-2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
New AC

We have needed a bit more cooling in the Cruiser, the unit under the bed worked ok but just couldn't get it comfortable on both ends of the trailer. So for now until a better option is found we...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 02-18-2016, 01:26 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 129,354
Posted By tinman54
Thanks for the information Joe! We have had a lot...

Thanks for the information Joe! We have had a lot of fun and met a lot of nice people in our travels! Does the serial number help to search anything, out # is 6484?
Thanks Doug
Forum: WBCCI Forum 02-14-2016, 06:42 AM
Replies: 992
Views: 129,354
Posted By tinman54
In 2008 when all the stars aligned our Cruiser...

In 2008 when all the stars aligned our Cruiser found us. Her original club number was "20731"? I gave her my own number(anniversary date) since I finished her restoration about the same time as my...
Forum: On The Road... 01-18-2016, 11:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By tinman54
St Paul,Mn to Eugene ,Or

We are planning a trip From St Paul,Mn to Eugene,Or in mid-May and checking if anyone has a favorite overnight place to stay along the way.
I think I am leaning towards a northern route I94,I90,...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 01-16-2016, 01:57 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Thanks Top, I will check those out, it's good to...

Thanks Top, I will check those out, it's good to have a couple options!
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 01-15-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Tune up time

We have traveled with the Cruiser about 12000 miles in in the last four years and tires are a little over 6years old so I thought it is time for new tires more because of the age? We used Goodyear...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 01-14-2016, 08:52 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,647
Posted By tinman54
I forgot to mention you need to figure out the...

I forgot to mention you need to figure out the picture part, we definitely need pictures:-)
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 01-14-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,647
Posted By tinman54
Getting all the nasty junk out is some of the...

Getting all the nasty junk out is some of the worst part, figuring out what the heck you are doing is kind of a challenge also! The forums are the best and I don't know if I would have finished...
Forum: 1947 - 1953 Clipper 10-06-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,272
Posted By tinman54
This will be fun to watch come back to life! Good...

This will be fun to watch come back to life! Good luck with your project!
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 08-27-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 252
Posted By tinman54
1964 Airstream Safari 22 - Wisconsin

Title: 1964 Airstream Safari 22 - Wisconsin
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1964 Classic 22' Airstream Safari vintage camper project
This is in the middle of a shell off...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-29-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,725
Posted By tinman54
Wish it would have worked out, sounded like a fun...

Wish it would have worked out, sounded like a fun time! Hope to see some pictures and hear about your day!
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-21-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,725
Posted By tinman54
Ed, Your gathering today sounded great, I was...

Ed,
Your gathering today sounded great, I was trying to figure out a way all week to make it but too many things not lining up. It would be great to see your projects, I hope you have a great day!...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 03-08-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,530
Posted By tinman54
My wife thought I should add the not so fun part...

My wife thought I should add the not so fun part of the story. The worst leak we had was the vent over our bed of course! I poured buckets of water on the vents when we were at home while I had the...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 03-08-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,530
Posted By tinman54
We had these exact problems with our fantastic...

We had these exact problems with our fantastic fans. I purchased and installed them during our restoration in 2010, I had heard of the crack issues and installed them with stainless screws and large...
Forum: The Pet Forum 01-29-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,244
Posted By tinman54
We built our Cruiser around the dogs. We...

We built our Cruiser around the dogs. We installed fantastic fans with rain sensors so they could be left on. Also installed the for the dogs, to keep them cooler and for the white noise when we...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 01-29-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,725
Posted By tinman54
Your work is looking great, is the walnut to use...

Your work is looking great, is the walnut to use in the trade wind? Congratulations on your retirement! Now you will have your trailers done in no time:-) I look forward to those long trips someday!
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 11-15-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,517
Posted By tinman54
She is a little thinner now, hopefully when she...

She is a little thinner now, hopefully when she leaves she will be a little more rode worthy and the next time she comes back the top half will be back on! Good to still be moving ahead!! You are...
Forum: On The Road... 11-04-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 279,493
Posted By tinman54
What came out of our Airstream door!

How about what came out of my airstream door? Our new Daughter-in-law!
225691
I really wanted to run back and get the picture from inside the airstream but thought I might get that "look" from my...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 10-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Another barn, that's a great idea! At least an...

Another barn, that's a great idea! At least an addition on both sides would be good, more room for aluminum!!
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-27-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,517
Posted By tinman54
Nice to have a piece holly home for a visit! The...

Nice to have a piece holly home for a visit! The weather has been pretty nice you could sleep on the frame under the stars!
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 10-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Hey Brad, The doors were a bonus from the...

Hey Brad, The doors were a bonus from the wedding, the barn was the back up plan if it rained. I was forced to stop working on aluminum and finish the barn,Its nice to have them done. Unfortunately...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 10-27-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Three years on the road

After using our 1954 Cruiser for three seasons and close to 10,000 miles, we must say we would go through the restoration process all over again.

We have met so many great people and learned so...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-01-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,517
Posted By tinman54
Hey Brad, Mae's floor is 80%, I have to fit and...

Hey Brad, Mae's floor is 80%, I have to fit and cut the last piece and install the belly pan. I had to install the shell temporarily so that I could clear out the barn for my son's wedding next week....
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 28,517
Posted By tinman54
Great to see your progress Brad! You will have...

Great to see your progress Brad! You will have her done in no time now, probably a little more comfortable working on her this time of year instead of when the snow is flying!
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 05-11-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 83,552
Posted By tinman54
Nice to see your update Steve, it looks like the...

Nice to see your update Steve, it looks like the miles in Island girl have been good, with many new adventures. Hope you have a great summer! The nights we spend in Nellie are and the miles we drive...
Forum: On The Road... 05-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 279,493
Posted By tinman54
Eureka Springs Ar

First camping trip of the year, through Iowa, Missouri and into Eureka Springs Ar.
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 03-30-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Thanks Brad, Jan and I are looking forward to...

Thanks Brad, Jan and I are looking forward to reviewing travel plans with you two, camping season is fast approaching!
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 03-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Extension for front bench

The front bench was just long enough for me to lay down but a little narrow for sleeping. so I made an extension with a piano hinge and a piece of 1/8" aluminum. Now the grandkids can sleep over:)
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 03-25-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Thanks, after this cold Wisconsin winter we are...

Thanks, after this cold Wisconsin winter we are so looking forward to getting the cruiser out!!! Just a few weeks to go and we are on the road!
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 03-24-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 475
Posted By tinman54
New heater for our 54 Cruiser

Added a new gas heater last week to our 1954 Cruiser, vents with a 1" stainless pipe. I was able to vent it up through the original furnace hole in the roof.Cozy Cabin Heater - Propane Boat Heater...
Forum: Our Community 03-24-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,172
Views: 650,374
Posted By tinman54
Floor mat

Made a floor mat for the bathroom this weekend.
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 03-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Shower floor mat.

After our last trip around Lake Superior we decided the bathroom/shower floor was pretty cold on bare feet! So I made a cedar floor over the stainless.
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 03-22-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
I wish we were going through Oregon with you...

I wish we were going through Oregon with you Steve! We are heading to Arkansas and the Ozarks in a few weeks. I thought about a Dickinson but it was quite a bit more$$ and took up a little more...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 03-22-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Just looking for the right screen, I want...

Just looking for the right screen, I want something a little bigger then window screen and I'm sure I have something, just need to dig it out of my collection of good stuff:lol:
Forum: On The Road... 03-22-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,906
Views: 279,493
Posted By tinman54
Lake Superior circle tour

Looking forward to many more great views out the door for 2014!
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 03-22-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Camping season is coming!

We are looking forward to our fast approaching camping season and starting to add a few more things to Nellie. The first addition this year is a new heater so we keep a little warmer when boon...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 09-28-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Thanks Craig and Steve Craig the poles are...

Thanks Craig and Steve
Craig the poles are aluminum( nothing better than aluminum) I did think about making them from wood but didn't want to store the long poles.

I got the orange pole idea...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 09-26-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
Great times in the Cruiser

We had a great time in the Cruiser this summer, about 20 nights spent in her and around 1800 miles. She has towed very well with no on the road issues. Three problems since getting her on the road...
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 06-24-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 63,746
Posted By tinman54
New Awning

Haven't been on here in a while and not getting enough miles in the Cruiser. We did get Marti's awning this spring and got it test fitted. It fits very well and very happy with the price and quality....
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 05-13-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By tinman54
This sounds very interesting depending on the...

This sounds very interesting depending on the date!
Doug and Jan
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-13-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,725
Posted By tinman54
Ed, Just found your thread, your work is looking...

Ed, Just found your thread, your work is looking great! I look forward to following your progress!
Forum: Full-Timing, Winter Living & Workamping 04-08-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,969
Posted By tinman54
'55 Airstream 26' LOA....

'55 Airstream 26' LOA. (http://www.marinestove.com/airstream.htm)
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 03-10-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By tinman54
That will feel good for day or two!! I think I...

That will feel good for day or two!! I think I cut one bolt off from the bottom then used an angle grinder on the top of the floor. I didn't like the nasty stuff landing on me!
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Safari 03-01-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,168
Posted By tinman54
Nice progress! A fresh look after all that work...

Nice progress! A fresh look after all that work is a good feeling, helps to keep the motivation going!
Forum: 1964 Bambi II 02-26-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 85,292
Posted By tinman54
Fun details, looks great!

Fun details, looks great!
Forum: 1950 - 1958 Cruiser 02-26-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,734
Posted By tinman54
Good to see you back at it! Lots of nasty stuff...

Good to see you back at it! Lots of nasty stuff in, the frame doesn't look to bad, rusty but no holes!
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