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Old 06-01-2011, 02:11 PM   #321
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Another hot day in Texas! This morning I installed the A/C shroud. I think it blends in better than when it was white. I have the curbside twin bed in. One bed to go and ill be done with the interior.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #322
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By golly you are gonna be done by the rally aren't you? You have accomplished a lot in a short time. Look forward to see her. "Bout time to get the GT so you won' be bored when your done.
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No Bruce, I'll be hiring Top to work on my next trailer...providing I can find a 26-30' 64 or older in the next couple of months.

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Old 06-01-2011, 03:49 PM   #324
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Hey Steve would you be interested in a 63 26 ft Overlander real cheap. She needs everything and I'm sure Top would love to do it.It would be good practice for the GT.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #325
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No Bruce, I'll be hiring Top to work on my next trailer...providing I can find a 26-30' 64 or older in the next couple of months.

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I know where ther is a 63-64 Sovereign you could probably pick up for 1500.00. No, it is not the one I have.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:11 PM   #326
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Thanks Chris, but with it missing the Jalousie windows and that sheet metal work, it would take forever to find a donor.

Bruce....why wasn't this brought up on our recent phone call?

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Old 06-01-2011, 06:48 PM   #327
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Ahh Gee and I thought we could really challenge Lance and see just how much he could do.
I guess I'll just hang on to it and if and when I finish the 73 who knows maybe I'll take a stab at it. I look at it this way even if I totally mess it up I can't make it any worse.
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:37 PM   #328
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One completely reassembled half restored Airstream! Now to clean up the mess in here and go have some fun!
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:39 PM   #329
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SWEET! Now you don't have to sleep on the floor this weekend. Your trailer is probably good like it is for another 50-70 years or more after what you did. Great job Top.

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One clapping smiley for each month of work. Excellent excellent work Lance. I'm so glad for you.
Now that you've done the hard part the front half should be a breeze.
P.S. where is your tambours for the o/head cabinets.
BTW too cool having space lockers for each o/head.
Go have some quality time with the family and Abby.
Oh yeah your floor looks so good it makes the bulkheads look dated. Any plans to update those finishes?
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WAY TO GO TOP!

Awesum work and 'top' shelf documentation...

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Old 06-01-2011, 09:20 PM   #335
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Thanks

Thanks Steve! It is nice to not have to sleep on the floor! In 70 years I'll be 110. Yeah, I think Abby will outlive me!

Thanks Vinnie

Thanks Chris,
I think the front will be much faster and easier than the rear. Uh did I just type that?
There were no tambour in the overhead storage. We have just stuffed them with pillows and blankets, so not really a need for them yet. I know where I can get some. That is way down the road. Thanks for the floor compliment. I have no plans to change the bulkheads in Abby. My plan has always been to keep her original. I didn't want carpet, so I went with orange stained floor. The original was a rusty orange shag.

Thanks Vernon and Darkspeed

I would have to admit there were times that I didn't think I'd ever get to this point. It is very rewarding to have done half of the project! Thanks to y'all!

I was listening to some of the original owners 8 tracks while I was cleaning up this evening. I chose to listen to a great album by Waylon. Here is a good track

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That cork would be nice in the front...then no need to redo anything else
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:43 PM   #337
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Ah Steve,
I've thought that for a while. But, those little holes in the floor behind the gaucho tell me I need to do the same in the front. Next thing you're going to be telling me to use some Olympic rivets!
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Outstanding work Top! I hope you have more work to do cause it will be nice to see more!
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Congrats Top! You have carried everyone through your rebuild and we have been watching your every move and you have done a great job. You have really left some great foot notes for someone to follow.

Just so you know its a great feeling to finally get to use your AS after all the hard work. As I type Im laying in the bed of our AS while Mrs S is using the shower and the doggies are sleeping in there kennel next to the couch. Im not going to say Im finished with her cause theres always things to do, but man ole man is it a great feeling to be using her.

Hope you get to use yours soon, you deserve it. Hope to see you out on the road someday.
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Thanks Jav and Mr. S! I appreciate your kind words deeply.

Tonight at supper my two boys both said the can't wait to go camping. They are excited! That makes all the months of working like a mad man to get this girl ready to go worth it!

Today I finished the bumper storage compartment and attaching the bumper to the frame. I don't have any pics of it yet. I still have to finish a few other things like,

The belly pan. It might be a while before I decide I need to crawl under Abby and wrastle with a sheet of aluminum again!

The rest of the stuff doesn't really relate to the rear end separation problem that I started out to fix in January. I will post a few things on this thread in the future if it is related to the thread topic "Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame". I do plan on replacing the floor in the front half of Abby when the time is right. In the mean time, all of our normal travels, camping adventures and rallies will be on my other thread

"Abby gets all the attention"

It has been a long time since I started this project and I know I'll never ever truly be finished, but it feels good to be the owner of an awesome Airstream that is ready to hit the road! I hope to see y'all on the road sometime soon.
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