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Old 12-22-2012, 08:10 AM   #121
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And isn't that just welding on a small scale? Anyway, just kidding but learning new skills is addicting.

Go ahead and learn to weld! It is downright useful, and can be fun. Most community colleges have a course you can take.

The important part is safety.

The arc or the glare from the metal in the torch will burn your eyes beyond repair. Use the proper goggle or helmet lens for the type of welding you're doing--no exceptions.

The stuff you're welding and the tool you're using to do it will be hotter than anything you've used before. Use gloves and show it great respect.

Fire safety. Be sure everything flammable is well away from the welding area and that fire extinguishers are at hand. Another person in the room as a fire guard isn't a bad idea either.
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:22 PM   #122
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Well I got on the Internet and it turns out it's a very well known problem with bad capacitors. The day before Thanksgiving I had the big screen TV in pieces all over a table, pulled the power supply board, identified 7 bad capacitors , took them out, re soldered their replacements and for $17 had a big screen TV back!
Wow! WTG, FaN! You just discovered the most frequent cause of failure in most entertainment devices (radios, TVs and so on): bad caps. They tend to leak or just dry out with age, some faster than others, and cause anything from an annoying hum to flat-out failure of the device.

I collect old tube radios, and this is what they ALL need done to them. Surprisingly, the tubes are very often still good, but the caps (especially power supply) are dead.

My hat is off to you; now you will never fear old electronics again.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:36 PM   #123
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Wow! My hat is off to you; now you will never fear old electronics again.
Or... recently new electronics! I knew you were a CAN DO kind of gal, but this is above and beyond in the pursuit of bucking the trend of our throw it out culture.

I guess this makes sense as you are in up to your eyebrows restoring a vintage Airstream. I have no idea what a capacitor looks like or what it does. Good for you!

Jane owned a twenty five year old Emerson TV that was in appliance hospice for for the last two years. I made sure she understood there was a "do not resuscitate" agreement as the sound a light grew dim. I was so happy to finally see it go and know it was not worth repairing. I can't believe your husband did not seize to moment to upgrade to a larger screen!

I still think the welding skills will have to wait for the next trailer project. You will have to enjoy using this one first.

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Old 12-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #124
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Or... recently new electronics! I knew you were a CAN DO kind of gal, but this is above and beyond in the pursuit of bucking the trend of our throw it out culture.

I guess this makes sense as you are in up to your eyebrows restoring a vintage Airstream. I have no idea what a capacitor looks like or what it does. Good for you!

Jane owned a twenty five year old Emerson TV that was in appliance hospice for for the last two years. I made sure she understood there was a "do not resuscitate" agreement as the sound a light grew dim. I was so happy to finally see it go and know it was not worth repairing. I can't believe your husband did not seize to moment to upgrade to a larger screen!

I still think the welding skills will have to wait for the next trailer project. You will have to enjoy using this one first.

Happy Holidays

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I agree! Awesome job! Now we just need to manipulate more of the other members of that generation into doing this sort of thing. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I have friends trying to convince me to throw things out when they get a little problem. While I'm off resoldering heat sinks to CPUs on Xboxes and you're off replacing capacitors in the TVs of the world, they'll be replacing their cars because of a burnt out headlight.

Keep it up.

And happy holidays!
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:05 PM   #125
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Try this. Looks right up your alley. Great school -- it's where my son went.

Moving quickly now!

Thanks John! I bookmarked this, I really do want to learn, as others mentioned I need to get Moonraker well on her way first! But its going on my bucket list for sure!

Following your progress and hoping snow isn't shutting you down!
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Old 12-27-2012, 04:31 PM   #126
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Aage, Gary and Peter, thanks for the kind words,.

My dad was handy and very talented woodworker so I grew up with a "can do" attitude. I will admit that without the Internet and the tutorials out there I'd have much less success.

The only bad thing is that whenever I visit my mother now she has me replacing gutters, toilets and faucets I miss the days where I could go and just have a good dinner

I'll post more pictures tonight of the rebuild, Colin's been going strong but I've been too busy with the holidays and family to post.

Today was supposed to be a rest and relax day.... But not only did my twin share her nasty head cold with me, but I've been in sequin hell hemming a New Year's dress for my daughter. At least the snow outside is pretty, about eight inches so far!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all! And may this be the year we get to "See you down the road"....
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:03 PM   #127
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As promised, more pictures of progress!

Rebuilt step welded in place & POR 15’d.

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New safety chain “loop” POR 15’d

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New stringers & “cut out” POR 15’d.

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New rear crossmember welded in place, including
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Weld nuts added to the bottom of the bumper as well.


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Ends of new rear crossmember completely
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Added angle iron stringers to help support
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Stringer added to rear bellypan cavity connecting
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Preliminary grey tank fitment

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Welding stringers in place.

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Old 12-27-2012, 05:40 PM   #128
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Flipping the chassis over for better access for welding.

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POR 15’ing stringers

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Straightening out street side wheel well damage.

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Rear crossmember & stringer with POR 15 applied.

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New rear crossmember showing bolts fitted to weld nuts.

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Straightened wheel well awaiting final patchwork.

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Grey tank strap fabricated.


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Old 12-27-2012, 07:02 PM   #129
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Wow! They do move fast over there at Colin's! You'll have your baby back before you know it! Merry Christmas to YOU!
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:14 PM   #130
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Following your progress and hoping snow isn't shutting you down!
We didn't get much snow and it was gone within hours. Didn't affect progress at all.

Thanks for posting all the pics.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:59 PM   #131
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I think this catches me up! Colin didn't comment on it but I'm pretty sure the hold down plate in picture one is new and improved (much bigger than the original). Enjoy

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Galvanized steel patches fitted to curbside wheel well.

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Streetside wheel well patches.

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Applied POR 15 to edges before patches are installed.

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Floor panels fitted

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POR 15 applied to surface rusted areas.

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Rebuilt step functioning well.

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Floor mounting holes drilled throughout.

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Have you decided on under-floor insulation?

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:53 PM   #134
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Have you decided on under-floor insulation?

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Colin will do a layer of prodex, followed by the normal pink insulation which I am still reluctant to use, but in the interest of time and $$.... and there is little proof that anything else is superior ..... The flooring will be cork so I'll have extra insulation value there.

I'm jealous of your upcoming move to a warmer climate. We have well over a foot of snow in the last two storms, already tired of shoveling
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Next winter?

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Old 12-30-2012, 08:24 PM   #136
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More pictures! This has turned into quite the photo thread I I hope you all are still with me! In the second picture you'll see a bunch of foam shims that will help hold the tanks from shifting within the bellypan cavity. I'll elaborate about the modification of the axle plate in a later picture.

Preliminary fitment of grey tanks

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Vulkem oozing out of joint between wheel well & frame

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More vulkem applied on all seams of wheel well

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Prodex being cut

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“Spin weld” fittings installed

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Installation of new “C” channels at base of wall.

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Completed “C” channel installation & frame being flipped again to start on undercoating & bellypan fabrication.

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Added more elevator bolts to corner areas than were originally used.

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Measuring for axle plate extensions

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A few more from the same day.... take a look at the Mobileglide in the last picture. It's a pretty rare trailer and really cute! I got a tour when I visited and its actually surprising how spacious it feels inside, probably because its sides have less curvature than an Airstream.

Underside of floor & chassis completely undercoated with automotive undercoating

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Wheel wells undercoated too. Preliminary fitment of axles.

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Undercoated frame & floor.

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Prodex cut & marked for each cavity.

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Undercoated frame & floor from the rear. Colin's 46 Mobilglide “Globe Trotter” is sitting just behind

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