RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-25-2015, 12:37 AM   #21
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Thumbs up Ready for the road......

Getting the Pacer ready for the semi-annual Big Sandy shoot.

The polishing has been at a standstill for quite a while as
life gets in the way sometimes. It has held up in the Arizona
sun for 3+ years.

This is my fairly new tow vehicle and I have to admit it's really
a pleasure to pull the Pacer along. The 98 F-150 was more
than adequate but this vehicle is scary quiet and sometimes
you have to remember that you are towing a little house.



AZP
Attached Files
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2016, 01:19 AM   #22
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Time flies when you are having fun. All of a sudden another year has passed and the Pacer just keeps rolling along.

The picture is from The Big Sandy shoot March 20th which is held semi-annually outside of Wikieup Arizona where the stars come down and touch you at night.

Yes, I know the safety chains are dragging. I just put new ones on for the next trip...... AZP
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160320_140514.jpg
Views:	124
Size:	254.2 KB
ID:	259549   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_8225.jpg
Views:	126
Size:	101.1 KB
ID:	259554  

Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 03:36 AM   #23
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Thumbs up Pacer Gets A New Look......

Well....... after having my airstream pacer "Mary Lou" for 33 years I finally made the extra effort to get her all cleaned up and looking new.
New, is a relative term as she is actually 49 years old and will turn 50 next year.

I conversed with a number of people by PM who have had that done here in Arizona. But I couldn't find a good number for
M&M truck polishing in Eloy Arizona.

I finally found a good phone number in this thread from 2013, post number 50 by airstreamy, with Antonio as the main guy.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f441...ml#post1361830
Antonio is still the main guy and I called him and arranged to take my airstream down for polishing.

It took in total about six days and I am very happy with the results.
This is what it looked like for the last five years with my partial racing stripe polishing.


When I got it back this is what this beauty looked like.......






I am real happy with the results and everyone swears it is not the same Airstream. ironically, for some reason it looks smaller?

As airstreamy said in post number 50 above, the number on a building is not used, call Antonio direct if you are looking for polishing. His phone number is, 520-483-5571.

My son and daughter-in-law came over on Easter Sunday and said she thinks they now can see the Airstream on the space station.

AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 08:17 AM   #24
Rivet Master
 
Hittenstiehl's Avatar
 
1962 28' Ambassador
1961 19' Globetrotter
1962 26' Overlander
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4,689
Images: 9
Ariz Pacer, she looks beautiful and nice to hear M&M is still doing polishing, as we are also in AZ.
__________________

Hittenstiehl
Hittenstiehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 08:24 AM   #25
Rivet Master
 
prairieschooner's Avatar
 
1958 18' "Footer"
Idyllwild , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 623
Great looking Pacer! Glad to see it got polished and yes they do look a little smaller but I wouldn't want it any other way.
Hope to see you out camping some day
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	14517360_660179174147411_3703164855704532519_n.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	98.0 KB
ID:	283623  
__________________
Steve
1958 California Built 18' #18-4092
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f106...on-122678.html
prairieschooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2017, 09:26 AM   #26
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,342
Images: 40
Wow!! She's a real beauty and no one would ever guess she is that old. Glad to hear M&M is still at it. Thanks for sharing your experience and also glad you're getting her out on the road again.
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2017, 04:12 AM   #27
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Thumbs up 1958 Pacer.......

Another artsy shot.......I Love it!



I also updated the front banner.......


Note: Headknocker warning device.
AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:23 PM   #28
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Thumbs up Headline News.......Sort of.......

Polished Pacer Gets A Cabana.......Click image for larger version

Name:	AirstreamGoogle.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	96.1 KB
ID:	291183


AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:37 PM   #29
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,342
Images: 40
That's so nice. Bet it keeps it much cooler and cleaner.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:38 PM   #30
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Thumbs up Headline News.......Sort of.......#2

Pacer Gets New Shoes.......

After polishing, the white spokes just didn't go too well.
Waited 39 days for the wheels to arrive and three hours at the tire shop and here she is.


AZP


Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	AirstreamNewShoes.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	88.2 KB
ID:	291184  
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2017, 10:51 PM   #31
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Polished Pacer Gets A Cabana......

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyfshr View Post
That's so nice. Bet it keeps it much cooler and cleaner.

Brad
FF
It really does both. I need a giant California Car Duster.
Backing it in is fun too. It's a tight fit.
175 ft and a sorta narrow gate with citrus trees, a green house, mulch pile and sand. (Smoke & Mirrors)

AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2017, 09:26 AM   #32
Rivet Master
 
prairieschooner's Avatar
 
1958 18' "Footer"
Idyllwild , California
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 623
Nice! I just decided to go to 15" tires because the LT 7-14.5 tires are getting very hard to find with manufacturers stopping production. I couldn't get away from the original look though and ordered steel with baby moon type caps.
What tires did you decided on?
__________________
Steve
1958 California Built 18' #18-4092
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f106...on-122678.html
prairieschooner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2017, 09:39 AM   #33
3 Rivet Member
 
1969 31' Sovereign
1982 28' Airstream 280
Edmonton , Alberta
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 190
That is such a nice polish job!! Just curious how does that cost for s smaller trailer?? I've gotten quotes locally but the shine is not that clear and perfect at any shops locally. I have s 28 foot body so I'd be substantial more but vs me doing it...... also I'm 1981 so I think my alcad is different?
Swillv8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2017, 01:45 AM   #34
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by prairieschooner View Post
Nice! I just decided to go to 15" tires because the LT 7-14.5 tires are getting very hard to find with manufacturers stopping production. I couldn't get away from the original look though and ordered steel with baby moon type caps.
What tires did you decided on?
I got Hartland 225/75/R15 St Radial trailer tires from Discount Tire. Lifetime warranty and spin balancing.

The last tires I bought were Commodores and they lasted 600 miles exactly. The previous Commodores lasted 9 years?
Got these from another vendor and reading their negative reviews I didn't even bother to try to return them.
I now have 4 spare White Spoked wheels though.

For some reason I'm not getting notifications from AS Forum, hence the delay in answering.

AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2017, 01:58 AM   #35
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swillv8 View Post
That is such a nice polish job!! Just curious how does that cost for s smaller trailer?? I've gotten quotes locally but the shine is not that clear and perfect at any shops locally. I have s 28 foot body so I'd be substantial more but vs me doing it...... also I'm 1981 so I think my alcad is different?
If I had it done here in Phoenix it would be about $3500 from an Airstream service company. (18 Foot bumper to ball)

I had it done in Eloy Arizona about 65 miles one way and it took a week.
M&M Truck polishing was the place although I ended up taking it to Antonio's house as they were unsure of the security at that location.( I think it was $1300)

I'm pretty happy as I had worked on it for 5 years and had not gotten too far along.
It's not perfect but it's close enough for government work.
If I was a fanatic I would get a Cyclo polisher for the finish.
I am not a fanatic.

AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2017, 06:06 PM   #36
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Thumbs up

First trip with the new and improved Polished Pacer©.
She looks good. Tight spaces @ The Big Sandy Shoot


.Click image for larger version

Name:	20171020_175004.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	259.5 KB
ID:	298459
The fireplace is a stove, cooker, smoker and HoBo television (Pork Ribs warming)
Click image for larger version

Name:	20171021_204425_001.jpg
Views:	139
Size:	110.1 KB
ID:	298462

Interior before the trip. I didn't make it up yet.

Click image for larger version

Name:	20171015_135421.jpg
Views:	154
Size:	179.8 KB
ID:	298460
Stove grates removed for travel
Click image for larger version

Name:	20171015_135442_001.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	228.7 KB
ID:	298461

Click image for larger version

Name:	20171015_135627.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	193.6 KB
ID:	298463

With new tires and new wheels it rode seamlessly on the trip including the off road portion. Smooth as silk on the highway.

AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2017, 07:02 PM   #37
Rivet Master
 
Hittenstiehl's Avatar
 
1962 28' Ambassador
1961 19' Globetrotter
1962 26' Overlander
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4,689
Images: 9
You look fantastic snugged in there between the big boys. If offered a choice of all three I'd still pick you in a heartbeat.
__________________

Hittenstiehl
Hittenstiehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 12:29 AM   #38
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Thumbs up 1958 Pacer.......

Well, it looks like the Airstream© cabaña lasted one year.
We recently had a monstrous monsoon storm come through with many microbursts
that took down a large number of trees and removed
the Airstream© cabaña with it as well.


The good news is that I bought a spare top the same time I bought the unit.
The frame is not damaged.



The instructions do say "Not for permanent use" but once it's up, it's up.
Until it comes down
Before and after.....



Click image for larger version

Name:	20170507_151842.jpg
Views:	108
Size:	336.1 KB
ID:	319649

Click image for larger version

Name:	20180730_200302.jpg
Views:	46
Size:	364.6 KB
ID:	319650


AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2018, 09:22 AM   #39
Rivet Master
 
Hittenstiehl's Avatar
 
1962 28' Ambassador
1961 19' Globetrotter
1962 26' Overlander
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 4,689
Images: 9
Thank goodness the Pacer didn't get damaged. Yep the storms have been crazy wind lately. Been thinking about getting one of those covers also but held off because of that wind.
__________________

Hittenstiehl
Hittenstiehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2018, 12:33 AM   #40
2 Rivet Member
 
Ariz-Pacer's Avatar
 
1958 17' Pacer
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 57
Thumbs up

I had the cover up with one sidewall (East) as the other side is in shade.
So, with a new top and the other sidewall I'm good to go.


Just to be safe I located another canopy at The Club Store outlet and bought that just to be covered.



I had noticed some deterioration from sunlight on the previous cover and the ball bungees that secure the top will lose elasticity rather quick in the Arizona heat. Therefore I have a Lot of ball bungees.


Ball bungees that's funny right there.



AZP
Ariz-Pacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1958, 1958 pacer


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weight of Pacer? quinn 1960 Pacer 7 01-24-2008 09:54 AM
new - 59 pacer tinny Member Introductions 6 04-15-2007 10:54 PM
Need Pacer Transported Teresa & Nancy Airstream Motorhome Forums 0 08-11-2002 11:35 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.