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Old 01-18-2020, 10:59 AM   #461
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Are you sure you will have clearance to get the nozzle into the filler Yuki?

It looks very close to the underside of the floor.
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:15 AM   #462
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Are you sure you will have clearance to get the nozzle into the filler Yuki?

It looks very close to the underside of the floor.
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Yes, the fuel tank filler is very close to the underside of the floor.

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But I moved the fuel tank backward a little bit so it got clearance for filling I think.
And I can cut the filler tube and the filler neck for shortened its overall length.

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I did a trial fitting the original filler neck and a fuel tank today. It seems to be needed a little bit longer filler hose.

I'm still thinking which should I go with.
I'm going to do modification the frame over the electric fuel pump unit because of making a maintenance hatch either way.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:20 AM   #463
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Yuki,

Here's my suggestion for creating an access hatch for your fuel pump. Install two new cross members as shown in red and cut out the part in yellow. On my coach Airstream originally just hacked out a piece of steel for the fuel hose. I changed things and added a square opening similar to what you're looking to do. Definitely worth doing in my opinion.

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Old 01-19-2020, 08:21 AM   #464
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I'm still doing mods at the front end of cabin.

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Eventually, I removed bulkhead panels and a dash cover panel. (Such a mess! )

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The dash cover panel was fixed by rivets and screws (it was cut heads) I removed it with vise-grip.

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I found this notice under the bulkhead panel, but I cannot read it..

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My cockpit is very simple now.

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Installed four of doghouse catch pivots.

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The doghouse was fixed by hood catches.

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This part has being processed now.
I'm going to make a wall next weekend.

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To be continued..
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:47 AM   #465
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Yuki,

Here's my suggestion for creating an access hatch for your fuel pump. Install two new cross members as shown in red and cut out the part in yellow. On my coach Airstream originally just hacked out a piece of steel for the fuel hose. I changed things and added a square opening similar to what you're looking to do. Definitely worth doing in my opinion.

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Yes! I definitely add two cross members like that!
I'm concerned about positional relation between the access hatch and interior (sofa).

Of course I have checked the square opening in your thread, but I don't know what has become of it after that. Did you make a cover?
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:55 AM   #466
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Yes! I definitely add two cross members like that!
I'm concerned about positional relation between the access hatch and interior (sofa).
I'm sure you'll figure it out. Just make sure you can lift the sofa out of the way and you'll be ok.

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Of course I have checked the square opening in your thread, but I don't know what has become of it after that. Did you make a cover?
I haven't made a cover for it yet. That will happen once I start on the interior. You'll need to do something similar because you'll need access to the hose clamp at the top of the filler door opening. You want to make sure you have good access for the hose and that hose clamp from inside the coach.

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Old 01-21-2020, 07:24 AM   #467
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I'm sure you'll figure it out. Just make sure you can lift the sofa out of the way and you'll be ok.
I need to make the access hatch underneath a seating surface, should not a sofa frame.
But I've forgotten where the sofa was placed in the coach..

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I haven't made a cover for it yet. That will happen once I start on the interior. You'll need to do something similar because you'll need access to the hose clamp at the top of the filler door opening. You want to make sure you have good access for the hose and that hose clamp from inside the coach.

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I'm looking forward to seeing that article.
Yes, we need access to the hose and clamp from inside. At least I need enough space for those connection. It was not easy to connect the hose when I did the trial fitting.

Anyway, I'm really impressed with your work of making rear wheel wells. My rear wheel wells are not bad condition, but its structure of installation is not better I think. I need to follow what you did.
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Old 01-21-2020, 02:01 PM   #468
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I need to make the access hatch underneath a seating surface, should not a sofa frame.
But I've forgotten where the sofa was placed in the coach..
If it was like Peanut the sofa was right behind the drivers seat.


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I'm looking forward to seeing that article.
It's going to be a while! I've got a variety of other things I'm dealing with right now.

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Yes, we need access to the hose and clamp from inside. At least I need enough space for those connection. It was not easy to connect the hose when I did the trial fitting.
Airstream was not very good at ensuring a person could maintain these coaches. On mine there was no way to access the hose and clamp without tearing apart the interior.

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Anyway, I'm really impressed with your work of making rear wheel wells. My rear wheel wells are not bad condition, but its structure of installation is not better I think. I need to follow what you did.
My plastic wheel wells were cracked in a few places so I figured it would be easier to just make steel covers like those used in the later coaches.

If I was to make them over again I would make them a little shorter in height by maybe an inch. Other than that I'm happy with how they turned out.
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Old 01-23-2020, 03:22 AM   #469
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If it was like Peanut the sofa was right behind the drivers seat.




It's going to be a while! I've got a variety of other things I'm dealing with right now.



Airstream was not very good at ensuring a person could maintain these coaches. On mine there was no way to access the hose and clamp without tearing apart the interior.



My plastic wheel wells were cracked in a few places so I figured it would be easier to just make steel covers like those used in the later coaches.

If I was to make them over again I would make them a little shorter in height by maybe an inch. Other than that I'm happy with how they turned out.
Brad,

Yeah, that's same as mine! But I forgot the correct place where the sofa was in..
I'll find that when the original kitchen was put back in the coach.

Anyway Airstream gave plenty of ordeals to us!!

I might have to redo the wheel wells in the near future.
I haven't checked carefully at the rear part of coach yet.
However, the frame has apparently rusted in around rear wheels.
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Yeah, that's same as mine! But I forgot the correct place where the sofa was in..
I'll find that when the original kitchen was put back in the coach.

Anyway Airstream gave plenty of ordeals to us!!

I might have to redo the wheel wells in the near future.
I haven't checked carefully at the rear part of coach yet.
However, the frame has apparently rusted in around rear wheels.
I had to replace quite a bit of tubing around both wheel wells. On your Argosy the wheel well covers were probably attached directly to the tubing. On mine the wheel well covers were sitting on top of the plywood floor which left it exposed to the water that was splashed up from the tires. My floor was rotted out in around the wheel wells along with the tubing.

Hopefully your's isn't quite as bad.
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Hey Yuki, just checking to see if you have any more updates. Iím always looking forward to you and Bradís updates. Keep up the great work!
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I had to replace quite a bit of tubing around both wheel wells. On your Argosy the wheel well covers were probably attached directly to the tubing. On mine the wheel well covers were sitting on top of the plywood floor which left it exposed to the water that was splashed up from the tires. My floor was rotted out in around the wheel wells along with the tubing.

Hopefully your's isn't quite as bad.

Was the plywood floor exposed to water splash??
Whoa, that is not good setup I think. I don't understand why did Airstream use that structure at the wheel wells..

Yes, my wheel well covers are underneath a plywood floor. I haven't removed that yet, but apparently tubing is rusted at around the wheel wells.
I'm going to tackle the wheel wells when I finished fabrication in around a fuel tank.
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Hey Yuki, just checking to see if you have any more updates. Iím always looking forward to you and Bradís updates. Keep up the great work!
I'm making a fuel filler cover recently.
The work hasn't completed yet it's very slow progress!
And I haven't taken any photos..
Sorry for lazy updates! I'll take photos then post that soon.
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Little update!
I have been making a fuel filler hose cover for several days.
At first, I thought not use the original fuel filler door because of direct filling to a fuel tank. But I changed my mind. I'm going to use it.

A fuel filler hose needs through a floor so I need to make the route.

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I made a fuel filler hose cover frame.

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I'm going to make a cover next weekend.

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The new cover is bigger than the original one.
Probably I need to modify a sofa frame or change a floor layout.
Anyway, I don't mind that for now.
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The framed opening looks good. I think you'll be happier using the original filler.

Are you going to make a removable cover so you can access hose clamps and the rubber hose from inside? That's something I plan on doing with my interior cover.
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The framed opening looks good. I think you'll be happier using the original filler.

Are you going to make a removable cover so you can access hose clamps and the rubber hose from inside? That's something I plan on doing with my interior cover.
Thank you

Yes, I remove the cover when access the clamps and hose from inside of a coach.

I'm making three pieces of part, the first one is fixed to the original filler and frame, second one is mounted on the frame and the last one is just a cover. Those are fixed by bolts so I can remove it easily.
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