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Old 09-17-2012, 11:07 AM   #921
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enjoy all the info redoing a 1971 as 29foot we live in guyton ga.close to savannah.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #922
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Hi Jim:

I have not posted since last April. My daughter is getting married and it has been operation wedding around my house. The boss told me NO! (on the airstream) until the wedding is over (Big Bucks). I will be posting again after October. I did do some camping this summer. I camped for a month.

I hope you things are going well for you.

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Old 10-03-2012, 04:48 AM   #923
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This is exactly what we would like to do for our 1980 International. As much as I love our Airstream, I was not a fan of the couch/foldout table combo either. This turned out beautifully!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #924
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Here is my solution to the table leg thing. Standard collapsible legs that can be removed to put the top down to make a big ol' bed. Cost for all the pieces-parts was about $60 at the local RV place. (actually, the next county over because there are no more RV places in county--all gone now because of the economy).
Jim,

Do those legs "collapse" or do you remove them when turning it into a bed? I'm having a hard time finding these for my Sovereign Dinette setup.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #925
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I am into the design stage of my 57 Overlander rebuild and was wondering what you went with underneath the twin beds? Drawers or hatches or doors? I am thinking pull down hatches...but maybe drawers is the way to go? What did you do?
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:59 AM   #926
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:42 PM   #927
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Hi folks, sorry for not attending to my update duties of late, but there's not much report. I really haven't done much work on the 'Stream in about a year and a half. To be perfectly honest, we have it in "workable" condition, so we camp in it "as is". Coleman stove to cook outside because the cooktop in the camper isn't connected to the LP gas yet. No water heater yet. Fridge still fights with me all the time (not cooling properly). But I have a garage full of parts ready to install.

The main reason for all this laziness is that we've been busy with the kids and grandkids. We married off another daughter 2 years ago and they had a beautiful baby girl in January. 3 grandkids and counting. Grandkids are wonderful thing......if you don't have any, go get some, even if you have to borrow them from a friend.

The only big news is that just this week I bough a new-to-me tow vehicle. An F250 4x4 extended cab Super Duty, silver on white. This truck is a monster---it'll pull your house off the foundation. I have to start a thread about towing with this thing because I'm used to towing with a wimpy old F150.

That's it for now. Sorry for not answering specific questions recently.

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Old 08-07-2013, 06:53 PM   #928
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good to hear from you and glad to hear things are going well.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:59 AM   #929
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Jim:

Great to hear from you. I have not done a whole bunch to the 1960, but it is almost there. Last two years challenging with work. This is my last year and then I retire. Had little accident with the 73 and ripped off the water fill door and cracked the resivoir in it. Ordered a marine one for it. Still looking for an orginal water fill door. I don't like the airstream replacments. Good see your back.
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Hi folks, sorry for not attending to my update duties of late, but there's not much report. I really haven't done much work on the 'Stream in about a year and a half. To be perfectly honest, we have it in "workable" condition, so we camp in it "as is". Coleman stove to cook outside because the cooktop in the camper isn't connected to the LP gas yet. ...
Hey, to be perfectly honest, we haven't had a front door on the house for 15 years, the plywood is holding up just fine. My spouse lives in fear that I will get something in a "perfectly workable condition" and that's where the project ends.

Not much Airstream work on this end, either. The -new- house is taking all my time. Can't wait to get back to modifying my Airstreams and getting back to real life, which is, of course, Streaming.

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:17 PM   #931
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Alrighty then. I finally have some updates. The fridge is fixed. You can read about it over here: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...wo-110126.html

There is a "Part One" thread if you want to look at, but about the only useful info there are some links to troubleshooting ideas. Bottom line is that a new cooling unit finally got us back in the game.

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Old 10-04-2013, 06:39 PM   #932
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Galley Light

We searched for a new light fixture to go over the sink and couldn't find anything that we liked. Most of it was pretty cheesy looking plastic stuff, or very expensive. Last weekend I cleaned out the garage and discovered that I actually had the original galley light--had completely forgotten about it. And most of the parts were still there, enough to give me a pattern to go by. I decided to convert it to LED, rather than try to repair the old stuff. I bought an 18" LED from LED4RV.com for $23. Thanks DAN! A new ON/ON light switch from VTS for $4.00. The local Ace hardware had a leftover chunk of Plexiglas for a buck. A bit a paint and I think I'll have light over the sink. I just got all the pieces this afternoon in the mail and haven't assembled it yet, so I'll update part in the next couple days. Here's the "before" picture:
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Old 10-04-2013, 06:47 PM   #933
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We were also finally able to find hardware for the window curtains. ALL of the curtains and most of the hardware was missing form the coach when we bought it. Susan kinda went on the warpath last month when we went camping to a pretty nice park up in the mountains and she had to look at my makeshift "window dressing" yet again. It ain't pertty, folks. So, now I have all of the metal to make the windows look like we didn't just step out of "Deliverance, Part II". Now I just have to get Susan to make the curtains.

I'll snap some photos this weekend when I start that part of the install.

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Old 10-07-2013, 05:30 PM   #934
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Yup, I want to see it all pretty for falluminum! Have you picked out curtain material if so show a pic
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #935
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Jim:

good to see you back on the forums. Great to hear you have had the rig out and about. 1960 just knocking on the door from being completely finished.
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:21 PM   #936
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Hey Kev, the curtain material is nothing really special. It's tucked away in a closet someplace. I'll try and dig it out and help Susan get started, if you know what I mean.

Brian, I really need to make a trip back up to your place and have a look-see. I absolutely love your "new" 'Stream.

Updates to follow shortly......

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Old 10-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #937
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So rethinking the light wasn't exactly rocket science. I ripped out the guts of the old 12v taillight setup and wired in a new LED. First thing I did was clean and paint the fixture itself (silver, o'course). Then placed the LED strip on the base. The LED's have a peal and stick 3M tape thingy on the back. It's stuck really well.

The LED's are advertised as replacements for an 18" florescent, but are only about 13" long. But's that's cool, becuase they give off plenty of light.
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This particular light has a switch by the door and a second one on the side of the fixture itself. Two hot wires, ground is another wire (the white one). It's pretty cool 'cause you can turn it on/off by either switch. It's called an ON/ON switch when you get ready to order it. The LED's wire to the center conductor, the two hot wires to the outside conductors.

Couple things. LED4RV doesn't sell these switches, but VTS does, and vice-versa. No biggee, 'cause I like doing biz with both of 'em.

Almost forgot, the switch is just a shade to big for the factory hole on the fixture. Pull out your handy-dandy exacto knife and trim it down a bit on the sides and you'll be in good shape.
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The dollar piece of plexi didn't work out as planned. Splintered when we tried to cut it--too thin. Luckily, the original lens is still in pretty good shape, except for some stains and being somewhat brittle after 40 years. It will need to be replaced in the not too distant future.
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The dollar piece of plexi didn't work out as planned. Splintered when we tried to cut it--too thin. Luckily, the original lens is still in pretty good shape, except for some stains and being somewhat brittle after 40 years. It will need to be replaced in the not to distant future.
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It's not to hard to vacuum form plexiglass for a hobby type person. The tough part is carving a form, I've always used wood. Mamas oven, some scrap wood and a shop vac...voila!
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