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Old 12-09-2005, 06:44 PM   #461
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Why can't any of you people by MY practically neighbors.

Move here. Now.
Ingrid,
Since we are practically neighbors with Uwe...we will try to get into the secret lab and verify that all those great pictures are not the result of Uwe playing with photoshop....just for the good of the community of course!
We can't wait to see his work. Hope to get over there tomorrow!
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Old 12-09-2005, 10:56 PM   #462
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Ingrid,
Since we are practically neighbors with Uwe...we will try to get into the secret lab and verify that all those great pictures are not the result of Uwe playing with photoshop....just for the good of the community of course!
We can't wait to see his work. Hope to get over there tomorrow!
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Lynn,

I have seen Uwe's trailer and work, the pictures are accurate. If you are going to Area 63 this weekend, stop by my house, the 1954 Double Door Liner will be here for work. I am only two miles from Area 63.

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Old 12-12-2005, 05:49 PM   #463
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I saw the beautiful 63 as well, on a recent trip to Disneyland. But backup verification is definitely in order.
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Old 12-13-2005, 11:29 AM   #464
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Pictures don't do it justice

John and I did go to "area 63" on Saturday. We really appreciated Uwe's gracious invitation and the time he spent with us. We have had our a/s for only 10 days now and this visit and Uwe's expertise was invaluable to us in the learning process.
The picture's that he has posted don't do his work justice. The attention to detail and quality of workmanship that he has put into his coach is unbelievable.
The clean lines of the 60's exterior have been completely maintained by the clever placement of air conditioning inside the coach.
The interior layout is spacious and roomy due to clever placement of cabinets...lot's of low storage and very little to block the eye on top.
Cork floor is awesome...wonderful textured look with earthtoned colors...reminded me of margoleum flooring of that era.
I liked the paint choice too. The paint treatment, an off white glazed over with silver metallic, gives visual depth to the walls enhancing the roomy interior look. I also like the silver because it tends to remind you that the interior walls are, in fact, aluminum in a subtle way.
Cabinets look much better in person...as do the rest of the coach. Uwe said that he doesn't enjoy doing cabinet work but he is very good at it. The butcher block counters blend in with the natural hard wood cabinets and again add visual roominess due to the continuity of matierials in a small space. The cabinets are designed for complete functionality without wasting any space.
Uwe added a lot of recessed lighting to his coach. Lighting is a key element in any interior design and after seeing the unobtrusive recessed lighting in this coach we will definately sacrifice originality for ambiance when restoring ours.
Many attentions to detail have gone into this coach...you can read this entire thread as Uwe has taken the time to post all of his work and progress.
Most of the real design is in the mechanics that Uwe has put into this project. I am just commenting on the actual look as that is what is hard to tell from the pictures.

Many thanks to Uwe for all of his time and efforts!

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Old 12-17-2005, 02:59 PM   #465
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So! What we saw is not a hologram after all.

Uwe; perhaps you should start charging for admission to recoup your Airstream costs?
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Old 12-18-2005, 05:19 PM   #466
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The picture's that he has posted don't do his work justice....

i think we have the start of a fan club here...



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Old 12-18-2005, 05:37 PM   #467
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i think we have the start of a fan club here...



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Interestingly, I see my efforts to be much humbler as others that have seen it. I guess I am my own worst critic!
Thank you all for the kind words. It does feel good to know that you like what I am doing.
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:27 PM   #468
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Well, Uwe, my humble opinion is that we are all very much appreciative of you documenting your "travels" here. This is esprcially true for those of us that are going down the same road.

Put another way, we think we know a true artist when we see one.

Now, enough BS, wanna post some more pics? I'm looking for a couple more ideas or two to steal!

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Old 12-18-2005, 07:53 PM   #469
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I ordered some stainless sheeting just before the weekend. Should be in early next week.
Then I can install the stainless backsplash in the galley, and finish installing the countertop in the bath, plus, perhaps, cut panels for the front of the fridge. Haven't decided yet if there's gonna be ferrous covers, or maple sheets.
The bathroom counter will definitely be stainless, same for the shower surround.
I will take pictures for you all, as usual.
Thanks for tuning in.....
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I also am looking to steal some ideas. Your work is great! Pictures please
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:44 PM   #471
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Galley update

Today I built 2 components for the galley. One of them is a drawer box 4 drawers, and also got a head start on the slide out pantry Didi wants.
The draers and box still need to be sanded and fine tuned. Of course my supplier only had 2 of the 4 drawer slides that I needed.
The pantry is not finished, only the frame and slides are roughed in.
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I want to join the fan club. I recently came upon this thread and appreciate it very much. Many of the things I want to do like hidden AC/Heater are covered. I am enjoying the progress. Keep it coming.
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I want to join the fan club. I recently came upon this thread and appreciate it very much. Many of the things I want to do like hidden AC/Heater are covered. I am enjoying the progress. Keep it coming.
Hang tight on the hidden A/C. This coming summer will tell if it is effective enough for the size of the trailer. I know that it is by spec. ( appr. 15000btu) but we will have to try it outside with the ducting connected. I anticipate some losses in efficiency, and a hotter skin due to the sun's uv rays.
Inside a 100F shop in summer, it works very well and cools quickly. But that's without any duct work, just icy air blowing out the side of the unit. So I do know that it works, drains properly, and is safe on the road. Soon we'll know more. I plan on taking this trailer out all summer. It should be finished very soon. Luckily I can spend some quality time on it these next few weeks.
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And the rest of the pantry pictures.

Hey Uwe, have you given any thought to how to keep your pantry from thwonging open and closed when you are driving around corners? I have been looking for a while for the right hardware to keep things closed in a more or less aesthetic fashion. I found some "stay-close rv drawer slides" but I am not really sure if I trust them with the weight of my pantry or woodbox for that matter.

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And the rest of the pantry pictures.

Hey Uwe, have you given any thought to how to keep your pantry from thwonging open and closed when you are driving around corners? I have been looking for a while for the right hardware to keep things closed in a more or less aesthetic fashion. I found some "stay-close rv drawer slides" but I am not really sure if I trust them with the weight of my pantry or woodbox for that matter.

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Old 12-26-2005, 09:40 AM   #478
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Our 1985 MoHo has a wine rack similar to the pantry that Uwe is building. It has a pin that goes up into the bottom of the rack that keeps it secure.
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Hey Uwe, have you given any thought to how to keep your pantry from thwonging open and closed when you are driving around corners? I have been looking for a while for the right hardware to keep things closed in a more or less aesthetic fashion. I found some "stay-close rv drawer slides" but I am not really sure if I trust them with the weight of my pantry or woodbox for that matter.

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Carlos,

I too saw the RV type drawer slides. I actually went to an RV dealer to se how they "feel". To me, they felt notchy and awkward, so I decided against them immediately.
Instead, I am thinking of installing a travel lock type arrangement that locks all the drawers from inside the sink cabinet, then unlocks them at destination. All I have to do is open the sink cabinet and lift a lever, and it will ( hopefully) unlock all the drawes. Similar to the design in a pro tool box.
The pantry slider will lock with a pin from the inside, like str8strm's wine rack. I figure once I am stationary, nothing "should" open by itself.
I will be giving the drawers and the pantry slider a slight backwards angle, just to be safe. Actually the pantry sliders have a clip at the rear stop, to catch the assembly once it is put in all the way. There are 2 bearing slider rails on the bottom, and one in the center at the top. They extend all the way out, which I felt was important in such a small space.
Of course my angel of a wife now wants drawers not as tall, and more of them. So, back to the drawing board. The galley is hers..she'll get what she wants.
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Our 1985 MoHo has a wine rack similar to the pantry that Uwe is building. It has a pin that goes up into the bottom of the rack that keeps it secure.
Ron, Debbie,

Could you snap a picture if that pin arrangement and post it or e-mail it to me? I wonder what Didi would say if her pantry suddenly became a wine rack?
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