Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-31-2010, 09:54 PM   #41
4 Rivet Member
 
tallytwo1994's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
tallahassee , Florida
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 295
Images: 1
I was wondering if you had seen photos of this Airstream Toy Hauler? The link was on another thread and thought it sounded like what you have planned.

Carol

http://snowest.com/news/index.cfm?ID=2204
tallytwo1994 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 12:54 AM   #42
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Great progress!

Hi Susan and Bo,
Great talking to you the other day.
Your making great progress on your Bonnie. Russ and I have been busy these last two weeks so our progress is slower than we would like. Your wall insulation looks immaculate. At least you guys can do your own welding so the frame shouldn't be too hard to repair. Do you know yet if you will have to replace the whole floor or just the rear?
Jenn
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 08:04 PM   #43
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Red face

Quote:
Originally Posted by JSTOTT View Post
Hi Susan and Bo,
Great talking to you the other day.
Your making great progress on your Bonnie. Russ and I have been busy these last two weeks so our progress is slower than we would like. Your wall insulation looks immaculate. At least you guys can do your own welding so the frame shouldn't be too hard to repair. Do you know yet if you will have to replace the whole floor or just the rear?
Jenn
It was good talking to you too. We,ll have to plan a weekend outing together when both our new family members are finished. We are planning to build all new interior ourselves so it will be a while. The very front sheet needs to be replaced and the two rear sheets. We intend cleaning and painting all the frame after repairs and strengthening are complete, so we figured we may as well renew the whole floor. Plus all the lower skins have to be removed to rewire anyway. Sounds soooo easy when reading it in a post lol I wish! Susan.
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 11:10 PM   #44
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Day 9

We cleaned out belly in the rear, can,t even discribe or even recognize half of what we took out of there lol. took all the lens cover off outside for me to clean tomorrow and to check what we can use and order what we can,t. Took all window screens out to replace the screen. Removed all switch plates as they will all be replaced after painting interior. Susan
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 11:29 PM   #45
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Pictures

Before we removed them.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 042.jpg
Views:	81
Size:	295.4 KB
ID:	95360   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 045.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	370.2 KB
ID:	95361  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 041.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	129.2 KB
ID:	95362   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 043.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	288.0 KB
ID:	95363  

Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 09:55 PM   #46
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Layers & Layers of paint.

These have layers of paint on them, counted 3 different colors.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 047.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	220.7 KB
ID:	96198   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 046.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	268.8 KB
ID:	96199  

Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:01 PM   #47
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Smile Stove fan

It took 3 days of spare time to get this one clean and first round of polishing done. Used aircraft stripper and Diamond Brite. Pleased with it though worth the effort. Susan
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 048.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	231.1 KB
ID:	96200  
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:13 PM   #48
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
2020 27' Globetrotter
State of , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,485
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bo&Susan View Post
It took 3 days of spare time to get this one clean and first round of polishing done. Used aircraft stripper and Diamond Brite. Pleased with it though worth the effort. Susan
Are you going to just clear coat this? I need to do the same, looks good!
__________________
Scott & Megan
VAC LIBRARIAN WBCCI 8671
1963 Safari from the 1963-64 Around the World Caravan
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:14 PM   #49
Rivet Master
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,177
WOW!
That looks beautiful Susan, Great work

Happy Valentines day.

Rich the Viking
VIKING is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:21 PM   #50
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Expected snow last Friday, so Bo spent the evenings last week, cutting out rusty cross members and outriggers from front 1/3rd of Bonnie just incase we lost power on Friday we thought we would at least have that done. Thursday evening He welded the new metal in place. Looked much better.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 050.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	266.8 KB
ID:	96201  
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:27 PM   #51
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by goransons View Post
Are you going to just clear coat this? I need to do the same, looks good!
I,m not sure. I still want to spend one more evening polishing it plus I don,t know what we should use to clear coat it. We have a real good friend who owns a body shop I think I may take these smaller pieces to him to coat. Susan
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:39 PM   #52
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Snow in Lower Alabama????

Well, they were right. lol. We woke up Friday morning to SNOW. First snow in 17yrs. My youngest son had a blast keeping a friend of ours off the back deck.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 051.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	254.2 KB
ID:	96202   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 052.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	354.9 KB
ID:	96203  

Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:45 PM   #53
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,497
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bo&Susan View Post
I,m not sure. I still want to spend one more evening polishing it plus I don,t know what we should use to clear coat it. We have a real good friend who owns a body shop I think I may take these smaller pieces to him to coat. Susan
Susan.

Automotive clear paint, will not bond properly on a polished Airstream. I don't think any auto paint shop has ever heard of Airstream's clearcoat sometimes called plasticote.

In about 60 to 90 days, you can peel it off like cellophane.

The only real clear coat that stays, is the clear coat that Airstream still has available, which now is a 2 part mixture.

Even at that, it will only last about 5 to 6 years, in spite of the fact that you may wax it very frequently.

Andy
__________________
Andy Rogozinski
Inland RV Center
Corona, CA
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:50 PM   #54
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
We were really suprised when we removed the floor around the doorway. After what we found up front, and seeing a patched floor at the doorway we expected more welding to be needed but it looks like a good cleaning and paint and that area will be fine.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 055.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	409.1 KB
ID:	96204  
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 10:57 PM   #55
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In View Post
Susan.

Automotive clear paint, will not bond properly on a polished Airstream. I don't think any auto paint shop has ever heard of Airstream's clearcoat sometimes called plasticote.

In about 60 to 90 days, you can peel it off like cellophane.

The only real clear coat that stays, is the clear coat that Airstream still has available, which now is a 2 part mixture.

Even at that, it will only last about 5 to 6 years, in spite of the fact that you may wax it very frequently.

Andy
Thanks! I was hoping someone would help us out on this. Also wanted to let you know we printed out the sketch you posted for Russ and Jen, and Bo will make those parts at work tomorrow. (To prevent rear end separation) Thanks for that too. Susan.
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 11:08 PM   #56
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,497
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bo&Susan View Post
Thanks! I was hoping someone would help us out on this. Also wanted to let you know we printed out the sketch you posted for Russ and Jen, and Bo will make those parts at work tomorrow. (To prevent rear end separation) Thanks for that too. Susan.
Susan.

Your more than welcome.

Have more questions?

Andy
__________________
Andy Rogozinski
Inland RV Center
Corona, CA
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 11:10 PM   #57
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Quote:
Originally Posted by VIKING View Post
WOW!
That looks beautiful Susan, Great work

Happy Valentines day.

Rich the Viking
THANK YOU! After today I needed the praise.We got our first 2 pieces of floor down, We had no idea what a task it would be lol Susan.
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 11:20 PM   #58
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Well we still had power Friday morning so we put heaters in Bonnie and cleaned and painted the frame that was exposed and figured if we lost power we still had the kerosene heaters we could use to keep her warm long enough for paint to dry.
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2010, 11:30 PM   #59
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
Saturday we made a trip to Lowes and picked up exterior plywood for the floor and a box of self tappers to use until we drop the belly pan(too cold right now) and can carrage bolt it. In the afternoon Bo got the front piece cut out using old one for a template and free handed parts that had rotted off. He also treated it top and bottom about a foot in with marine sealant.
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2010, 12:00 AM   #60
3 Rivet Member
 
Bo&Susan's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
Daleville , Alabama
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 144
I,d prefer to not even post about today. It was horrible. Poor Bonnie,s name has been changed over and over today. We have handled and laid many pieces of subflooring but nothing compared to the 2 we laid today. I can,t even discribe the frustration. It was pulled, pushed, beaten and finally putting one side in first and a 2x4 underneath it (positioned just right) we got the first one in. The next one took 4 of us to get in.(I should have had a video made of that fiasco, Without sound).4 more to go.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 053.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	280.0 KB
ID:	96205   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 054.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	312.5 KB
ID:	96206  

Click image for larger version

Name:	Bonnie 056.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	274.9 KB
ID:	96207  
Bo&Susan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
A 1963 Overlander named Moonraker! reinergirl 1960 - 1964 Overlander 702 08-28-2017 11:36 AM
Bonnie :: 1962 Airstream Overlander Bo&Susan Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 08:31 AM
Catarina 1963 Airstream Overlander :: 1963 Airstream Overlander utee94 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 08:31 AM
Need Door for 1961 Overlander BentMetal 1960 - 1964 Overlander 9 07-28-2011 04:36 PM
Need Refrigerator Compartment Door for 1972 Overlander jazz1945 Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 1 05-30-2011 02:50 PM


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 04:45 PM.


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