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Old 04-07-2020, 11:35 AM   #81
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finally got all the windows cleaned polished and put back together. it was a lot of work but got them all in
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Old 04-07-2020, 06:51 PM   #82
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Nice! That’s a lot of effort! Keep up the good work.
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Old 04-08-2020, 10:44 AM   #83
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Just found your thread. Your project is really coming along. The original interior of the ambassador is so similar to my '72 overlander. You are completing what I am going to start this year, nice to have your experience to refer to. Thanks for the great pictures
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:09 PM   #84
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using rivnuts and ss bolts to attach awning hardware. looks better than the large rivets and lags that were on it previously
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Old 04-20-2020, 08:09 AM   #85
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got more awning hardware attached. also got the hinges on all the compartment doors. just a few more exterior items and I am ready to put the floor in. sorry for the photo orientation
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Old 04-20-2020, 07:45 PM   #86
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I put hinges on my cargo doors too. I didn't like the "J" hook Airstream used. The "J" hook is okay for the windows, but they have operators to help hold them in position. The cargo doors would just fall off if you opened them too far.

Very nice awning reinforcements. That art work takes more tooling than a pair of tin snips.

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Old 04-21-2020, 01:25 PM   #87
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found the hinge idea on the forum. makes a lot of sense. keeps door off ground and from possibly being left behind.

the patches at the awning supports cover the 2 sets of holes that were there. one was obviously from earlier damage the other one I think was misdrilled at installation. both clean and not blown out like the other.
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Old 04-22-2020, 03:22 AM   #88
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I like your patches a lot. I am removing an old CD/short wave antenna and will be needing one. Maybe I missed it in a previous post, but what tools did you use to create them? I agree with David, seems like more than tin snips. Also are they the same thickness as the skin or thicker? Thanks - Mark
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Old 04-22-2020, 02:05 PM   #89
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its the same as the exterior aluminum. I use snips to cut it as close as possible. on curves and spots I cant get to with snips I will use a Dremel with a cut off wheel. then I just use files.
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:53 PM   #90
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Heck, I figured you had a CNC laser in your garage.

It takes a real craftsman to make artwork like that out of aluminum.

I made a patch for the front of my Overlander to cover the former hole for the crazy two plug umbilical cord Airstream was using in the mid seventies. I made one of those fancy state patches so folks might see where our home state was. It was a real challenge to make.

I live in square Colorado.

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tail lights are in. couple items left and I can start putting the floor in.
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Old 04-28-2020, 12:27 PM   #92
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fresh water tank fill
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Wow, you've got some nice bling on your trailer! I like it!

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