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Old 03-28-2006, 09:59 AM   #621
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I can't believe how big this thread has grown. It's actually goo d reference for me as well, I go back and look at wiring, for example, to remember where the runs went.
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speaking of resource, is there a way to down load an entire thread? I am banking on having all this information available when I get further along in my project. And because I am moving so slow, I'm nervous this will all disapear when I finally need it.
Thanks for posting all your experiences, references, solutions . . . actually there are at least 4 threads that I have been "enjoying" for many months, thanks.
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speaking of resource, is there a way to down load an entire thread? I am banking on having all this information available when I get further along in my project. And because I am moving so slow, I'm nervous this will all disapear when I finally need it.
Thanks for posting all your experiences, references, solutions . . . actually there are at least 4 threads that I have been "enjoying" for many months, thanks.
If you're using a mac there's a way to do that in Safari. I think there are also some "spider" utilities out there for windows computers.
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Back to the topic of 12v power for the Mac Mini or PowerBook, I purchased a 12 volt plug (cig lighter style) for my laptop directly from Apple. Works great on my iBook. I've not tried it with the new PowerBook I have now but don't think it will be a problem. The 12v cord/plug was around $75 so not cheap but it performs as expected and is small in size.

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New intel Powerbook...

should be here any time now. I saw the new PB at the Apple stores in Malaysia (go figure!). Their prices for the other Apple products were about what's in line for our products. Figure about $2,300-2,500. What a cool screen! I think it was 15.4" (or 14.5), but it looked HUGE! Very sharp colors. Cool remote control. Titanium (but looks aluminum) color.
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Back to the topic of 12v power for the Mac Mini or PowerBook, I purchased a 12 volt plug (cig lighter style) for my laptop directly from Apple. Works great on my iBook. I've not tried it with the new PowerBook I have now but don't think it will be a problem. The 12v cord/plug was around $75 so not cheap but it performs as expected and is small in size.

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Do yu have a item number on that? I wonder if it would work with my G4 powerbook? It's doubtful that it would work with the mac mini, as that one has a very different power input connector.
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I'll dig mine up and see if there is a part number and manufacturer name on it. Now just where in the trailer did I leave that cord?

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La's Garment District

Went to Los Angeles proper today, to look for alternatives to the Knoll fabric we like. The Knoll Textiles are over $ 50.00 a yard, so we thought to take a drive and look at the infamous LA Garment district's offerings.
Found some nice fabric at Michael Levine and Home Fabrics, but have not made a purchase. Somehow, this is much more difficult than I originally had envisioned. After a while, all the patterns and colors blur together in my mind. So, we got some swatches and will do our homework first before returning there to buy. It is a colorful and interesting place, though.
Didi sure had fun rifling through all the bolts of fabric.
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I'll dig mine up and see if there is a part number and manufacturer name on it. Now just where in the trailer did I leave that cord?

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Brad, I found a few options at macconnection.com. Will look into it. Thanks!
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Went to Los Angeles proper today, to look for alternatives to the Knoll fabric we like. The Knoll Textiles are over $ 50.00 a yard, so we thought to take a drive and look at the infamous LA Garment district's offerings.
Found some nice fabric at Michael Levine and Home Fabrics, but have not made a purchase. Somehow, this is much more difficult than I originally had envisioned. After a while, all the patterns and colors blur together in my mind. So, we got some swatches and will do our homework first before returning there to buy. It is a colorful and interesting place, though.
Didi sure had fun rifling through all the bolts of fabric.
Uwe,
Have you looked at this site for your fabrics? i know you said you were hunting for something Retro. These are around $40 instead of $50. Every little bit helps. Just click on the fabric link.
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Old 04-02-2006, 09:51 AM   #631
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storage tanks

Yes, i promise, I have read the entire thread and then some. You referenced many websites throughout the thread but not one pertaining to where you got your custom storage tanks. I need to get a custom fresh water tank for my '61 Bambi. Do you remember where you ordered it? And did it cost an arm and 3 legs?
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Yes, i promise, I have read the entire thread and then some. You referenced many websites throughout the thread but not one pertaining to where you got your custom storage tanks. I need to get a custom fresh water tank for my '61 Bambi. Do you remember where you ordered it? And did it cost an arm and 3 legs?
The place is called all-rite. They are in North-central California, but ship ups.
You can make a drawing, specify the sizes and locations of the inlets and outlets, and they will make it for you from taste and odor free polyethylene.
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For your stage tanks, try All-Rite.com. I had them make one to my specifications on size and placement of the water inlet and outlet holes and the one they made was dead on the measurements. I requested a 33 gallon tank and the cost was just over $200 and that was 4 years ago. A good deal in my opinion. I've recommended All-Rite to others and haven't heard any negative feedback.

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Ya beat me to it, Uwe.

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The place is called all-rite. They are in North-central California, but ship ups.
You can make a drawing, specify the sizes and locations of the inlets and outlets, and they will make it for you from taste and odor free polyethylene.
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or your stage tanks, try All-Rite.com. I had them make one to my specifications on size and placement of the water inlet and outlet holes and the one they made was dead on the measurements. I requested a 33 gallon tank and the cost was just over $200 and that was 4 years ago. A good deal in my opinion. I've recommended All-Rite to others and haven't heard any negative feedback.
Thanks! I have sent them an email with approximate dimensions. Will follow up in a couple of days. I'll let you all know the outcome.
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Thanks! I have sent them an email with approximate dimensions. Will follow up in a couple of days. I'll let you all know the outcome.
You will have to be very specific with the dimensions and fill/drain/outlets etc. They will build it exactly like you specify.
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Uwe's right. You'll need to be very specific in your instructions to them. A drawing with exact dimensions and placement of the holes would be best. Do it in a computer program, convert to PDF and email it to them. The more specific you are, the better this storage tank will fit.

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yuk!

Dimensions! Exact! Aack! okay, okay.

I have started a thread on this so as not to go off on a tangent. This is after all your 63 Overlander (with many good ideas for all of us)!

Here is my thread http://www.airforums.com/forum...tml#post222972

Thank you all again.
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Tonight's progress

I started building the dinette last Sunday. The plan is to have 2 lounge type seats, with a table protrudingbackwards from under the front window. Basically, a traditional dinette. The table will drop down between the seats and form a bed, with the backrest cushions filling up the center of the bed.
The curb side seat is going to be 28 in deep, and 42 in wide, while the streetside sea is going to be 28in deep and 52in wide. The bed will eventually be 84in long and 42 in wide. Good for one adult, or two kids, or 15 or so cats.
Tonight the framing for the dinette seats got finished. I will cover the frames with 1/4in maple plywood, and use 3/8 plywood for the seat surfaces.
The foam will be 4in urethane from Latex West. The upholstery fabric is a red tweed style fabric, perhaps with contrasting side panels and welting. Same as for the bed cushions.

Inside the seats is ample storage for bbq, drinking water, wine, folding chairs, etc.
Soon it's back to the sanding block and tung oil....
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