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Old 08-04-2008, 07:42 AM   #301
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JP-- Yeah, I think we'd patch the hole as you did when we pull the furnace. Of course, I kind of like the way the diffuser looks on the outside of the shell, so I might still consider incorporating it into the patch to maintain the vintagey look. I'd also like to find an old water heater diffuser from the era and graft that onto the current replacement water heater cover. Frank did this on his '62 and it looks really cool.

Thanks to all for your tips and insights!

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Marcus,

I installed a new Suburban Furance this year. I would be glad to give you the old heat diffuser. Just PM your shipping info-----one more item out of the garage!
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Old 08-04-2008, 08:35 AM   #302
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I installed a new Suburban Furance this year. I would be glad to give you the old heat diffuser. Just PM your shipping info-----one more item out of the garage!
Thanks so much Rick, that would be fantastic, PM coming in a moment!

Frank likes to talk about The Airstream Spirit-- that attitude of camraderie and sharing that ties Airstreamers together in a way that very few other shared ownership experiences ever do. It is clear that Rick is filled up with The Airstream Spirit!

Thanks again!

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Old 08-04-2008, 09:23 AM   #303
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Thanks so much Rick, that would be fantastic, PM coming in a moment!

Frank likes to talk about The Airstream Spirit-- that attitude of camraderie and sharing that ties Airstreamers together in a way that very few other shared ownership experiences ever do. It is clear that Rick is filled up with The Airstream Spirit!

Thanks again!

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Thanks Marcus! My wife has found a direct correlation between "The Airstream Spririt" and a low checking account balance. Sometimes she has a differnet name for "The Airstream Spirit"!
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:32 PM   #304
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Thanks Marcus! My wife has found a direct correlation between "The Airstream Spririt" and a low checking account balance. Sometimes she has a differnet name for "The Airstream Spirit"!
Ha! I suspect my wife will feel the same as yours in short order...
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Old 08-04-2008, 04:37 PM   #305
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In '63 on some of the International models, the refrigerator had this very cool design on the face of it. If you look at the picture of my avatar which I like to call "The Gentleman Airstreamer" you will see an artist's rendering of it.

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good way to get a blown-up version screen-printed onto some kind of substrate that I could then insert into the facing panel of my Dometic refrigerator? Any artsy folks out there know how to do this? Here's a picture off another thread here on the Forums, this one belongs to BigEasy63:



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Old 08-07-2008, 01:00 PM   #306
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I have an original one of those from a 1963 (actually I have 2!) They are very cool and very rare.
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Old 08-07-2008, 01:24 PM   #307
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Hey Richard, looks like the trailer you hooked Terry and Marie up with many years ago is now here with me in Austin!

Do you think you could take a high-res photo of the front of one of those refrigerators and send it to me?

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Old 08-11-2008, 09:48 AM   #308
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Last week I received my new Carrier AirV low-profile AC w/ heat strip, and promptly ripped the old one out. It's now been a couple of days, but it's no big deal, because I live in Central Texas where the concepts of Rain and August are mutually exclusive.

I spent some time yesterday cleaning the opening up preparing for the new unit, so I'm going to perform the installation this evening. I had a question about whether or not to use any extra sealant in addition to the existing roof unit gasket that came pre-applied to the unit, and it was answered with a resounding "No" right here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...tml#post602037

In reading through many resto/reno threads, my favorite style is where the main thread covers the big-picture topics, and sub-threads are referenced when specific questions come up. So that is how I will approach my updates.

I'll post some pictures when I'm done with the AC installation.

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WOW! You are motivated!!! WOnderfull! Did you get the keys in the mail???
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:19 AM   #310
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WOW! You are motivated!!! WOnderfull! Did you get the keys in the mail???
I sure did Cat, thanks so much for sending them. I feel better with the deadbolt locked.

I'm also still looking for a way to get the spare from Atlanta to Austin, and I appreciate you holding onto it.

I hope everything is going well for you and yours, and that things are coming back together for you.

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Old 08-12-2008, 06:19 AM   #311
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I've got the carrier low profile on mine, too. They're great!

post pics!

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Old 08-12-2008, 07:54 AM   #312
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Last week I received my new Carrier AirV low-profile AC w/ heat strip, and promptly ripped the old one out.

I'll post some pictures when I'm done with the AC installation.

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Marcus,

That's the model of A/C unit I installed in my Overlander. I think it looks & works great. Good luck with the installation.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:07 AM   #313
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I've got the carrier low profile on mine, too. They're great!

post pics!

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JP-- I will, as soon as you reply to the long-winded PM I sent you last week!

Just kidding, I'm actually having problems "managing attachments" for some reason. It has worked before, but some setting must have been changed. As soon as I clear that up, I'll post the pics. (But if you wouldn't mind replying to the PM, that would be great. I asked a couple of questions about things that I am almost getting to now...)

And in the meantime, you can read about it on my blog here:

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Rick-- it is done, and the install went smoothly, aside from me spending about half of Sunday looking for a part I did not need...

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Old 08-12-2008, 09:44 AM   #314
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You searched for parts you did not need because you did not read the instructions. I actually told you to read it before bed and after you wake up. IF you had read them, you would have known you did not need to go searching and wasting time. Remember our skype conversation? I even advised you to try and dream of some naked women installing it for you while you sleep? Do you remember that one?

Folks, I told Marcus repeatedly to read the instructions and follow them exactly. Greenhorn mistake....
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:48 AM   #315
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You searched for parts you did not need because you did not read the instructions. I actually told you to read it before bed and after you wake up. IF you had read them, you would have known you did not need to go searching and wasting time. Remember our skype conversation? I even advised you to try and dream of some naked women installing it for you while you sleep? Do you remember that one?

Folks, I told Marcus repeatedly to read the instructions and follow them exactly. Greenhorn mistake....
All quite true. But at the same time, I did have both a Craftsman and a Panel Pro telling me I needed to use two different kinds of sealant...
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... no, you were insistent on needing sealant and we were advising you of the various types and where they could be obtained, even possibly on a Sunday. Professional "FREE" advise I might add. We were of the impression that you had indeed read the installation instructions and because of that you were in need of vulkem, which turned into you needing putty tape. It evolved further into buthyl tape being a little better than putty tape. The bottom line is if the instructions had been read, we would be talking about how perfect it turned out.
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... no, you were insistent on needing sealant and we were advising you of the various types and where they could be obtained, even possibly on a Sunday. Professional "FREE" advise I might add. We were of the impression that you had indeed read the installation instructions and because of that you were in need of vulkem, which turned into you needing putty tape. It evolved further into buthyl tape being a little better than putty tape. The bottom line is if the instructions had been read, we would be talking about how perfect it turned out.
Well, I suppose that's ONE way to look at it.

And it did turn out perfectly, no worries here.
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If it makes you feel any better, Marcus, I had to use sealant (read: RE-seal) around some areas of my original Armstrong as part of the restoration process of the A/C unit.

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Marcus,

I thought I'd send you the "history" of the heat diffuser that I sent you. Looks like that thing has made it's way around-from Canada to Austin to Mississippi back to Austin. Wildcat455 (he restored old Buicks) later changed his name to 61Overlander.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...over-4971.html
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Marcus,

I thought I'd send you the "history" of the heat diffuser that I sent you. Looks like that thing has made it's way around-from Canada to Austin to Mississippi back to Austin. Wildcat455 (he restored old Buicks) later changed his name to 61Overlander.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...over-4971.html
That is great, thanks Rick! It's so cool to see a post from 5 years ago discussing a part from 47 years ago, that is now in my hands. Thats one of the very best things about these Forums, and Airstreamers in general.

Jim-- Yup, makes me feel better, thanks for the "chin-up" pep talk!

I'm still having trouble loading pictures, I've tried from several different systems now and when I hit the "Manage Attachments" button, nothing happens. I've disabled all pop-up blockers that I can, but I'm still not getting the pop-up where I can browse to load pictures.

In the meantime, for anyone who just can't wait to see pictures, you can check out my blog for the details. I've been told I'm still missing the "money shot" of the AC sitting atop the trailer, an oversight on my part but I hope you can forgive me, as it was getting dark by the time I finished, and I'd had a few beers, and then had to go mix up some margaritas.

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