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Old 02-15-2011, 03:14 AM   #161
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Brian, I have been following your progress and it is excellent. The part that blows me away is you are doing this so your son can go to Bonnaroo. Usually most parents are doing everything in their power to keep their kids from going, but not only is okay, you are helping rebuild a vintage Airstream to do it. You have got to be the coolest Dad ever! My Dad is still alive, but would you be interested in adopting a, well, 44 year old man? "I'll do my beast to make ya proud, Pa"
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Old 02-15-2011, 06:01 AM   #162
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I agree with Frank, you can adopt me as well. I'll be Frank's "kid brother" at 39...

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:42 AM   #163
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Guys:

My fantasy is doing a Tac Rally to Bonnaroo next year. Yes it will be expensive, but looking at the cost of some of these Rally's it is in the ball park. About $250.00 per ticket and 150.00 for camping. If you have a couple of people they can split the camping cost.

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Hey look at all the entertaiment you get. You can have a generator and you will be camping with thousands. YOOOHOOO! Yooowzaaa! Let the good times roll.

You get there the day before and camp. Your choices are Walmart (two locations) or Stone Fort State park five minutes away. They usually open the gates at midnight for Bonnaroo. My son camped right by the VIP camping where there were airstreams. They sat out by our airstream and could see the main stage.

The performers playing will be announced this week.

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:48 AM   #164
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That should be great. Not sure if we can make it but I will look into it
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Old 02-15-2011, 07:50 AM   #165
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UTEE- Love that photo. Can't wait until my 66 looks a little more like that!! iT'S GETTING THERE...SLOWLY..
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Old 02-15-2011, 03:34 PM   #166
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The line up has been posted and tickets are going on sale. It is a great Bonaroo line up. Some great ones! Buffalo Spring Field. My boy is going to rock.

Here is the line up

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:41 PM   #167
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Things moving along with the Overlander. I will try to take pics tomorrow.
Before I go over what I accomplished I have some questions.

Tell me the best way to polish the top of the trailer? The weather is in the 70's and the Nuvite is cutting through the oxidation really well. I am trying to figure out how to get the top polished. I used to get up on my 73 to install new fans and vents, but I have not been up on this new Overlander. I have put some weight on. When I got up on the other trailer I weighed about 185. Now I am 204. My son can get up there but I don't want him to sit in the wrong area and put a huge dent on top. How did you guys polish the very top?

I have tree sap spots on the top. What works well to get those BB size drops off?

I am planning on using a heat gun on the Wally decal on the front and back. Is that going to damage the aluminum?

I probably will be able to get both sides and the part I can reach of the top finished with nuvite #9 tomorrow. My wife only has two more window awnings to finish. She will finish the front tomorrow. She has to order more material for her last window.

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:43 PM   #168
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best for the top is scaffolding. Rented or borrowed. I have one of those platform ladders that are super stable and can do almost the whole roof from it, but not quite.
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:16 PM   #169
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I am planning on using a heat gun on the Wally decal on the front and back. Is that going to damage the aluminum?
Heat gun works great, keep it moving and it won't damage the aluminum.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:24 AM   #170
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Thanks the heat gun advice. It did the trick. I got one off and now I have one to go. Weather is cool again. I will start polishing when it warms up. I am changing out window latches. Those screws are in there and don't want to come out. I soaked them last night and they are coming out now.

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:03 PM   #171
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I learned a new trick. I took an old tile scrub brush with a pole and put tied two Mr. Clean Magic eraser onto the old bristles. I used it to clean all the old black crud off the top of my trailer. It worked awesome!! Magic Eraser really does the job.

I took a picture of one of my son's friends polishing. Those two guys are part of the Bonaroo crew. I also took pictures of the awnings my wife has made. She only had one left to make. The window with the glass louvers.

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Old 02-20-2011, 09:35 PM   #172
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The polishing is nice but the awnings are a show-stopper. Absolutely beautiful work!
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:05 AM   #173
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Utee:

Thanks I will let her know you really liked them. She was wondering what the original Jollisea window awnings look like. She found extra snaps at the bottom of the trailer. There are two snaps very close to each other and she was wondering what the bottom row were for.

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Old 02-21-2011, 06:47 AM   #174
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Wish I could help with that, but I have no idea what the awnings would look like on the jalousies. Certainly not dozens of small strips of cloth that snap onto the individual panes though, right?

You might check RJ Dial's website to see if there are any pictures that might help you figure it out.
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Those awning are top-notch indeed. I can't tell you either what jalousie window awnings look like either. Hope you're able to find a reference photo.

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Extra snaps over the wheel wells are for the tire sun covers- if that is what you have there.
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Old 02-22-2011, 03:55 PM   #177
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We are planning on putting the Galley back together this weekend. I want to clean the Galley fan. It works fine but it is loaded with dust and grease. Can I give it a shot of Engine cleaner and wash it with a hose (electrical will be off). If not what would be a good product to use? I have no intentions of taking the motor and blades off. I want to spray and wash. I did not do it last weekend because I did not know if the spray can of engine cleaner would hurt the outside aluminum. It is engine cleaner I bought at Auto Zone.

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Brian, I have been following your progress and it is excellent. The part that blows me away is you are doing this so your son can go to Bonnaroo. Usually most parents are doing everything in their power to keep their kids from going, but not only is okay, you are helping rebuild a vintage Airstream to do it. You have got to be the coolest Dad ever! My Dad is still alive, but would you be interested in adopting a, well, 44 year old man? "I'll do my beast to make ya proud, Pa"
Well, I have to say I have personally met Brian ,mom, and their son. Great family. AS Looking good Brian!
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Bulldog:

Thanks!! The weather got warm last weekend and the Nuvite started cutting through the oxidation like butter. I am going to be polishing again this weekend

If any of you airstreamers are in Athens, Ga. Stop by Bulldog's car wash. Nice operation with about 10 airstreams on the lot.

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Old 02-26-2011, 07:09 AM   #180
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My powder coated kitchen cabinet. Silver metallic came out awesome! Before and after photos. It is going in today. What do you think?

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