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Old 06-29-2011, 07:09 AM   #181
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Interesting differences between the two build locations. I hope to tow to Padre sometime...maybe we can park side-by-side and compare!

I did make a bit of progress yesterday. The front and rear 'U' channels are tacked in place, the rear is thru bolted and it's banana wraps are installed. If tonight I can complete the front bolts and wraps I should be good to start riveting the shell to the floor...

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Old 06-29-2011, 02:22 PM   #182
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Interesting differences between the two build locations. I hope to tow to Padre sometime...maybe we can park side-by-side and compare!
Absolutely, would be delighted to park them side-by-side and enjoy the surf! Although, the beaches in your neck of the woods are tough to beat...

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Old 06-29-2011, 07:55 PM   #183
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Major milestone tonight...The shell has landed. All wiggled into place and the interior supports have been removed. A few spots are clecko'd...rivet time!

It is a bit depressing...the nice belly pan is hidden...what is to show for all of that work?
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:44 PM   #184
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Congratulations on the milestone Vernon! I know the feeling of covering up all the hard work.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:24 PM   #185
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Looks great, must feel incredible to have that all behind you and have a whole trailer again. Your craftmanship is inspiring!

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Old 06-30-2011, 08:46 AM   #186
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Congratulations on the milestone Vernon! I know the feeling of covering up all the hard work.
X2. I read all updates. Pleased for your progress!
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:39 AM   #187
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Thanks for the support ya'll!

I took a day of vacation today...1st thing before it got too hot I drilled and cleco'd the entire perimeter...then in honor of the old girls 1st big step toward reassembly, she got washed for the 1st time since we brought her home.

I am very happy with what emerged from beneath the black and green bio coating
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Old 07-01-2011, 08:24 AM   #188
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Thanks for all the details Vernon, I'm a newbie and looking at doing this myself.

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Old 07-01-2011, 11:21 AM   #189
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Congratulations - Gotta be a good feeling.
I noticed you said you drilled and clecoed the perimeter. Just curious what percentage of the original rivet holes lined up so you didn't have to re-drill?
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:47 PM   #190
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She's looking freakin awesome looking (and I'm totally jealous of how much further ahead of me you are!)...very clean and sleek Congrats
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:31 PM   #191
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Thanks for all the details Vernon, I'm a newbie and looking at doing this myself.

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Old 07-01-2011, 04:36 PM   #192
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Congratulations - Gotta be a good feeling.
I noticed you said you drilled and clecoed the perimeter. Just curious what percentage of the original rivet holes lined up so you didn't have to re-drill?
Since all of the channels except the front 2 are new, there weren't many holes to line up! The front ones seem to line up, the drill popped right thru but the banana wraps cover the old holes so I'm not sure to be honest.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:18 PM   #193
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I'm guessing this may slow the progress on Dolly...

Big-O-Load of cypress fence boards...

Random length...

UGGGG!
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Old 07-03-2011, 11:58 AM   #194
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Nice work, Vernon. I'll keep watching for more pointers on our project!
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Old 07-03-2011, 01:09 PM   #195
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This summer heat is rough. 3 hours of progress before lunch and Dolly is riveted forward of the wheel wells and a few feet of the curb side behind the wheels. I need some longer rivets for the back corners, 1/4" is not quite long enough for the 4 layers with overlaps.

More money is headed to VTS...and when did insulation become so dang expensive?

It looks like we will convert from mid twin beds to a full size. Now the detail planning starts...where the electrical will route...outlets...battery(s) and tank locations...this is the part that I like!
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:49 AM   #196
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For Sale - Complete 1963 Airstream Wiring system...worked the last time I used it...some assembly required...

Pulled the wiring today...110 and 12v all fit into one box.
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Old 07-04-2011, 12:19 PM   #197
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does it come with labels telling where and how to hook it all up again?
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Old 07-04-2011, 02:04 PM   #198
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Very impressive work. Thanks for posting
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #199
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A few posts back, I looked into a a way of keeping the water from rolling under the rear shell by changing the way the trim is made..

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...tml#post979845

I made the final version today...1 for the left, another for the right...this should re direct any leaks into the bumper area versus toward the floor.
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Old 07-04-2011, 03:31 PM   #200
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Um, SURE! unfortunately, the schematic is via grease pencil on the interior of the outer skin!
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