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Old 04-10-2008, 05:22 PM   #121
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Rick, really nice job! I particularly like the aluminum divider/closet wrap (not bad on getting all the bathroom plastic sparkly, either, my man). I have in the past made a couple bathroom walls with a sheet of FRP glued to 1/2" birch, but your metal wall --oooh.

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Old 04-10-2008, 07:46 PM   #122
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What a difference from a week ago. Looks great it won't be long now. Good Job.
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Wow! Rick!

I just hope someday I can post such improvements. I might can hijack my English wheel guy to come to New Orleans if you are willing to refinish my bath fixtures!

Good job!
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:23 AM   #124
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Artistic Bath Make over

Ok, here goes,
be careful of gas lines..I am ok with that.
lower front to raise back...dig it! Why didn't I think of that!
Fotochop! Best bath make over I have ever seen. Loved the Aluminum side panel and soon to be "most pupular knock off" for make overs in Airstreams.
I entended to spray paint our interior last sunday but it rained. Instead I removed window gear and taped and prepared more.
This was this weeks effort attached.
Warp speed on Fotochop!
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Old 04-11-2008, 07:58 AM   #125
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Paris, you da man, Man! Where'd you get permission to think out of the box? I've been buying repair kits for the dump valves because I never thought of replacing that glued-in gasket. How did your repair work? What's the spec on the O-ring you used and where'd you get it?

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Old 04-14-2008, 09:25 AM   #126
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Bath trim in tan

Hey Rick,
Nice job on the bath rebuild. Is there no replacement for the plastic trim strips?
I primed the interior yesterday with "ZAP" primer. I have the window cranks extended out so the spray paint would load up on the parts. Plus makes a clean mounting surface for the new hardware. I am having problems getting the lift bar to release from the window. I haven't figured out how it works yet.
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I saw a thread on respraying and repairing tubs. I am not sure if it is advisable to do myself or have it done?
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:33 AM   #127
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"Is there no replacement for the plastic trim stripes?"

Mine are in good shape, most folks spray paint them with Krylon but I kinda like the 'antique' look against the bright white so I'll probably leave them as is...would be easy to pull and paint 'em later though..

Man, you have the makings of a new thread here! The mods can probably get your shots over to a new one if you want 'em to...(but they definitely add value to this one) Nice work on the dump valve... you may have to open up that inside wall a bit to get to the window mech...any early 60's folks know about that?? (my '69 just has a simple exposed lever)
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Old 04-14-2008, 09:40 AM   #128
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"Is there no replacement for the plastic trim stripes?"

Mine are in good shape, most folks spray paint them with Krylon but I kinda like the 'antique' look against the bright white so I'll probably leave them as is...would be easy to pull and paint 'em later though..

Man, you have the makings of a new thread here! The mods can probably get your shots over to a new one if you want 'em to...(but they definitely add value to this one) Nice work on the dump valve... you may have to open up that inside wall a bit to get to the window mech...any early 60's folks know about that?? (my '69 just has a simple exposed lever)
Good idea, I'd love to see Paris's resto on its own thread, it looks like it will be deserving of one.

As I've said before, those of us who don't yet have Airstreams of our own are addicted to your reno/resto threads-- they're like crack to us. So thanks for taking the time to document your efforts, and keep 'em coming.

Good luck on your continued progress.

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Old 04-28-2008, 06:02 AM   #129
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Still working on the back end of the A/S. I POR15 the exposed frame, I had to use a paint brush because spray painting wasn't an option. Let me tell you I wore rubber gloves, I should have had my whole body in plastic wrap. I put drop cloths down to protect the pavement. Of course I managed to lay in the drips and got it in my white hair. I will be wearing this POR15 like a tatoo for many days to come. I took finger nail polish to get it out of my hair. We tried paint thinner, Turpentine, rubber cement remover, tar remover, you name it we tried to remove it from skin. I think I will have to ware long sleeves for a long time. Needless to say got the POR15 done and it dried great. Now hubby can get the New floor in, install the NEW hotwater tank, New gray tank, New Black tank and New holding Pan, New plumbing. Then I have to get the ABS plastic painted before I reinstall. Still a lot to do.
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:16 PM   #130
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yes, I 'guessed' it would take me "4 weeks" to re-do my bath and it took me "4 months"...the rule of thumb for me now is to guesstimate a repair time in weeks then change that to months! don't lose faith, it can be really tough when you're deep in and it seems there is NO END in sight, but then some air buddies show up and first thing you know you're showing off your new bath! IT CAN Happen! Work demands have kept me away for a couple weeks now but all I have left (HA!) is belly replacement in rear and re-hook the propane lines before camping...postponing the axle replacement until we get a few beach trips in.. gotta re-up the pleasure before embarking on more pain...
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Old 04-29-2008, 08:18 PM   #131
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hey rick, but just think of how many years you'll enjoy it after all that work. Axles, if you do the replacements through Andy, you'll be done in a couple hours, if you decide to pain the frame, and under an hour if you don't. took me longer to get the tools out and put em away than to change the axles.
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Old 04-29-2008, 09:51 PM   #132
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You deserve a high-five for a spectacular bathroom redo! Now I just hope you can get out and enjoy it!!!

Just back, thanks for the great NOLA welcome!

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Old 04-30-2008, 03:34 PM   #133
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Great job on the bathroom. I am right behind you.

I will get my bathroom done once I get the electricity run.

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Old 05-01-2008, 05:36 AM   #134
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Rick,

Nice job on the bathroom. It turned out really good.

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I used strips of linoleum to replace all of my trim to match the floor. Cheap and easy .
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Hey, Rick, is your Judi a cute little patch hound like my Caty? A rabbit hunter saw us walking down the street and wanted to buy her from me, called her a Red Regal Patch Hound. She's all excited and got the big head from the beagle winning the Westminster this year.

Anyway -- I keep your thread here on speed dial because I am working on the rear bath in my 68 Trade Wind.

How do you like your Harbor Freight tools? It's the only place I've found in Indy, so far, to actually sell a riveter air tool and metal shears.

As for the shears, they have a straight one and an angled one. Any preferences?
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:11 PM   #136
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Rick you getting to use the Safari this summer or are you still in restoration and just depriving us all of your progress?
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Old 07-02-2008, 10:22 PM   #137
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nah, Go-dog, we OUT THERE! just posted a bunch of pix from our first family trip:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...rip-43271.html
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Question for those who have repaired their black tank , either by welding or scotch-weld . How did you clean the cracks for prep before repair?
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Question for those who have repaired their black tank , either by welding or scotch-weld . How did you clean the cracks for prep before repair?
I used a razor knife to cut a V-groove for those cracks where I used plastic rod to weld into the crack. For other damage where I used Scotch -weld to glue a small sheet onto the damaged area, I roughed up the surface with 80-grit sandpaper.

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Ours is damaged, but doesn't leak and will get replacing this winter along with the sheetmetal pan. After weighing the options, with as many trips as we plan to take it, we wanted that last piece of the mechanical system to be as like new as possible. My luck is a crack repair will leak again when I'm least able to repair it. When I checked Inland had the tank in stock exact match for that year and the price wasn't shocking.
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