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Old 06-03-2011, 11:00 AM   #281
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We just got back from Myrtle Lynn's Carwash (Bull Dogs) in Athens Ga. I counted 11 airstreams on his property. He sure has a great collection. Some are finished others are under restoration. I got my oil changed and a car wash while I was there. His employee's really took great care of our truck. They did a great job. Stop by and check it out sometime.

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Old 06-04-2011, 08:24 PM   #282
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We just got back from Myrtle Lynn's Carwash (Bull Dogs) in Athens Ga. I counted 11 airstreams on his property. He sure has a great collection. Some are finished others are under restoration. I got my oil changed and a car wash while I was there. His employee's really took great care of our truck. They did a great job. Stop by and check it out sometime.

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It was great seeing you both on Friday. Don't tell everyone about my aluminum bug... Lol. People are going to think I am crazy. Haha. 11 I have 11? Is that counting the new 34' I am picking up next week? Oh gosh! Now Brian keep in mind the 3 in the back are sold and the one up front is on eBay now. Haha. Thanks for the compliment on the car wash. Thank you for the business too. Let me know if I can help you with anything. Oh. The web site for polish. jestco polish ,Claude is great. Call him give my name and he will help
With the process in polishing. So much faster with his products, and a much deeper shine too. Thanks again and drive safe picking up your airstream up north.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:51 PM   #283
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Love that crazy Athens Airstream collection..Looking forward to coming thru there in July and seeing some of em.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:57 PM   #284
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Hi everybody:

After 5.5 weeks enjoying my 73 Overlander and now getting settled back into work I have started back on the 60 Overlander. I should have pics this weekend. I have the refrigerator installed and running. I have the cabinet built for the refrigerator and it looks great. I have got all my tools in order and my wife has started putting down the hardwood floor. I should be putting in the rest of the floor this weekend.

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Old 09-19-2011, 05:59 PM   #285
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Yay! You're back! Can't wait to see more pictures!
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:22 PM   #286
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where the heck have you been !!
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:57 PM   #287
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Alan:

I spent most of the summer in my other Airstream. When I got back it was back to work and very hot outside. When I was in Illinois I was putting gravel in my barn . I was working on the property also. I moved 15 tons of gravel and and other chores had to be finished. I had to do a bunch of maintenance on the 73 Overlander while I was there. I will now know to winterize the trailer with the winterizing liquid.

I am ready to get this 1960 Overlander finished. Weather is cool and I am ready to get it finished. I only have the weekends to work on it.

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Old 09-22-2011, 03:58 PM   #288
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great that u are back on...I did not camp at all this summer as we were up north for awhile and then it was too stinkin hot here for a trailer with no a/c ..yet.
Got a lot done on it otherwise,,though.
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Old 09-25-2011, 02:04 PM   #289
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We have most of the floor in, and I do not think it is going to have problems. My son picked out the floor (Interior decorating not my thing). My wife and I put in half the floor. My son and his friend did the other half. We have just a little bit to go. You can also see my cabinet for my refrigerator. When the floor is in I will put trim work on the floor and around the refrigerator cabinet. Things are starting to move along after two months of just doing little things to it.

I am need of replacing my diffusers. We are trying to keep everything original. I need diffusers like the one in the picture. PO put hot bulbs in and melted most of them. Do you know where I can get them?


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Old 09-25-2011, 03:14 PM   #290
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Man, that floor looks great! Is that hickory?

I've seen this trailer up close. Brian, Adrienne and crew are doing a fabulous job! This is going to be a very nice Airstream when they're finished. Keep up up the good work, guys!

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:11 PM   #291
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Jim:

Thanks for the compliments. It has been a team effort. The floor is Pecan. 5/16 thick and the store only had three boxes left. The flooring place gave us a decent price.

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Old 09-27-2011, 08:09 AM   #292
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Lookin good. I figured ya'll had finished the Overlander and headed off toward Oz. That floor makes it tempting to go with wood in ours.
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:20 PM   #293
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The wood floor is finished and it looks fantastic!!!!! I should have pictures next week. I have some tools in the trailer and I want to clean them out plus clean up the place before I take pics.


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Old 10-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #294
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I decided to post pics even with tools still in the trailer. I really like this floor. My eyes just don't work as well as they used to, so I have a couple of fuzzy pics. I just have to pinch myself over this floor. The trailer looks a bit cluttered with some doors off the hinges, but it is coming together.


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Old 10-05-2011, 06:31 PM   #295
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I was moving the converter and a white wire came off. Jim hooked me up with the correct wiring and I don't remeber where it goes.

Sorry about the poor quality of the pics.

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Man, I just don't remember. Let me think about it overnight. At first blush, the white wire seems to need to go to the glass fuse on the bottom in picture No. 2. That looks like the DC ground wire that feeds the DC lights in the camper. I just can't recall right now. Maybe you could post a couple of pictures from a little further back. Poor memory. Sorry.

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Isn't there already a wire filling that spot? Did I have two wires there? You just have a couple more beers and sleep on it. I will get back with you later.

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Old 10-05-2011, 08:07 PM   #298
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I am looking to replace the whip antenna for the CB on the side. It has a big spring. I was going to remove it but my son likes it. Do you know where I can get a big spring with a whip antenna. I see them for sale but they are all different sizes. I don't know what size I need.

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The antenna will need to be restrained for travel (or removed). The old police cars had metal clips to hold against drivers door with rear fender mounts (remember?).

There's a HAM radio thread hereabouts. The regulars there can advise you about interior radio mounting, vehicle bonding, Mini-8 coax, etc. Clean DC power (no noise) is vital. Try to avoid local "experts". A CB in trailer and a CB in the TV when expertly set up can be a pleasure to use. Waay too much misinfo in this. And, RV's are not pickemups.

THis is a great site for tech info on mobile transceivers.

Tuning the antenna may be necessary to get low SWR, but a 102" is basically trouble-free and high performance.

For what it's worth I prefer UNIDEN radios. The #68 is good. A Peak & Tune is recommended. The ASTATIC 636 is a good microphone to go with. WALCOTT is a reliable retailer. I buy from CLAYS in Texas. The Connex 3300 finals from him will give it a shot of nitrous w/o noise and good reliability. I had my first one done more than a dozen years ago and still get compliments.

Our S/S trailer had a little radio in it. Even with the PO poor install, it was fun to holler back and forth from the TV.

I go on at length because your boy may find that 2-way is easy to get into these days. And provides another level of interest in being both mobile, independent and yet in touch in a way that no phone will equal.

Tell him to look at directional yagi's for that aspect of it.

And Utee94 may have finally found the correct FM/UHF/VHF mast mount antenna for you alls antique trailers by now.

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Greetings Brian!

The 102" whip antenna that Airstream utilized is available, but I was never able to locate a direct interchange for the base. My local Radio Shack Retailer (Independent Franchise Store) was able to measure my spring and socket assembly . . . then he sourced the correct spring and new 102" whip antenna from Radio Shack. It took about 21 days from the date my order was placed until the parts arrived on my doorstep.

If your 1960 came from the factory with similar installation to my '64 Overlander, you will find a narrow channel mounted on (or near) the apex of the roadside front curved panel . . . and a stainless metal hoop that retains the top of the antenna is mounted to the top of the front roadside window. The photo below gives a general idea of the setup on my '64:



If closeup photos of my coach's whip retainer brackets would help, I should be able to take a few photos this weekend.

On my '64, the antenna lead feeds into the front roadside overhead cabinet (above the front lounge) where the original 12-volt radio was installed. Since I frequently attneded the WBCCI International Rallys when my coach was restored, I removed the automotive radio end from the lead and installed a CB Radio end (obtained from Radio Shack) so that I could permanently install a CB Radio for large WBCCI Rally communication. In my experience the antenna works equally well for AM/FM radio recetpion as it does for CB Radio receive/transmit.

Good luck with your projects!

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Thanks, Kevin, nice to see how that was done!

Forgot to add this:

Breedlove Mounts. This guys stuff is the best.

The ideal FM antenna length is 31'. Infinity (ha) is great for AM. I'd take my FM from the TV antenna if one is going to go with the old style (house type).

The Radio Shack stuff is likely re-branded FIRESTIK. I've bought both. BREEDLOVE is where I'll be going in the future. The retainer clips I got through the Shack were plastic and soon UV destroyed.
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