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Old 10-19-2009, 09:22 AM   #761
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Photo of porthole in door-in-door...
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We'd you get that port hole?

Wow, nice polish. very nice. holy cow.

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Old 10-19-2009, 12:01 PM   #762
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More pics....

.... I'm running out of places to hide in the garage when I take these! Geven deserves ALL the credit, not me!

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Old 10-20-2009, 05:31 AM   #763
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I'm just in awe. What a gorgeous rig. Which one are you bringing to the Can-Opener?
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Old 10-20-2009, 05:55 AM   #764
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sounds like a plan,did body off on my wee wind just to lazy to post pics. but the pipe frame was a mess so was only option. hardest part was template of floor so body would fit back on. i used 15lb roofing felt laid overlapping on original floor (the quality of the original plywood,amazing) at the overlap i used a hole punch 3/8" like for leather and put4 holes in each overlap then # with white crayon so i could reassemble on new floor,it worked.
the most fun was sanding and scraping 60 year old paint from interior,the new paint made it all worth while.
i took out all windows before i started as well,lightens the load. i then ran a padded 4 by 6 14' long through the windows and used my a/c lift in the rear window, cranked that end up and then just picked up the 4 by 6 and set on ladders on either side. (did it by myself no problem) make sure you build a dolly to set body down on while you get new trailer ready. 2 by 10" by 16' wit 8' at endsthen i spaced 2' hunks of2 by 6 under the edges.at 2' intervals. wheels came from lowes for about 20 bucks. was nice to be able to move body around the shop and in and out as job progressed. e me an address and i will burn and mail you a disc of the process.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:07 AM   #765
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I'm just in awe. What a gorgeous rig. Which one are you bringing to the Can-Opener?
Well, that all depends on whether or not I get the plumbing finished in the "Pickle". 4 peeps in a camper need a working toilet! :-D

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:28 AM   #766
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A little birdy told me you have been working on some more cabinetry... and yet I see no pictures...


The polish work is absolutely gorgeous. Geven is one heck of a good buddy!
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Old 10-20-2009, 08:02 AM   #767
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tweet tweet!

I haven't had ANY spare time to hand the damned things!!!

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Old 10-20-2009, 09:53 AM   #768
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Rock stars ain't got nuthin on the "Pickle". I'm sure that your loyal fans, esp. me, would love it see her in person.
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:44 PM   #769
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well, it's almost december, and it occurred to me that I haven't posted on here in a LONG while, so here's an update. I finally finished the overhead locker, in sporadic free hours here and there as i snuck away to my wood shop to get away from the responsibilities of day to day life....

Sorry, no step by step pics of this one. It was done in 30 minute blocks over the month of November! One cool feature I did was integrating the lighting with a false bottom to conceal the wires, and adding full sliding doors (rather than hinged) with inlaid perfed aluminum panels to match the rest of the theme. I still need to add the 2 knobs, and trim the whole thing in... maybe by the new year!

Pics of the installed goodies...
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:50 PM   #770
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First impression s are everything...

... and this one sucked! So, I had to try out the new shear and brake and see what I could do to spruce it up...
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:52 PM   #771
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a little shearin', brakin, and a bendin' later....
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:54 PM   #772
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Now that looks a lot better...

I think those steps could use a little diamond plating, though...
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Old 11-29-2009, 02:57 PM   #773
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Here's the toys that made it all happen. I REALLY wanted a vintage brake, but I kept getting outbid... The bench one will do for now. Once I find a matching pexto, I'll Craigslist her...

Gotta love vintage tools... seems only fair to work on these old trailers with tools as old as them!

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Old 11-29-2009, 04:18 PM   #774
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Great work Jordan, thanks for sharing the pictures. I really like the perf'd doors on the upper.

And that vintage Pexto shear is very cool!

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Old 11-29-2009, 05:14 PM   #775
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That is truely great work. I'm always amazed the quality work that goes on here. Love the transition at the door.
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:54 PM   #776
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I bow down to all the efforts that you have put into the "Silver Pickle"... This is one that I will put on the have to see list. I can only say that you have provided a 1st Class example for those of us who are working on our own Airstream Dreams... Thanks and I look forward to more...
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:48 AM   #777
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I've been spending what little Airstream time I can find on my Globe Trotter project, but thought I'd post an update about the grey tank. I finally got it back from the fabricators. It fits between the frame and cross members with barely a hair to spare. Here's a pic of it during test-fitting this weekend. I'll need to remove it this week, drill the mounting holes and reinstall permanently before tackling the plumbing. It's all stainless, of course, and only hangs down from the frame 3.5" on one side, and 2.5" on the other. Pretty slick! I'm definitely going to do this with my other projects. It was expensive, though. $700+ tax.

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JP, thanks for the pictures of the brake. One of the things I like about vintage is that you can tell that it was make by human hands. I really like the equipment you see that was make just after the turn of that other century.
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Here's the toys that made it all happen. I REALLY wanted a vintage brake, but I kept getting outbid... The bench one will do for now. Once I find a matching pexto, I'll Craigslist her...

Gotta love vintage tools... seems only fair to work on these old trailers with tools as old as them!

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I notice that you have used bubble foil for insulation under the floor. Is this attached to the floor or is there a layer in between? I ask and warn. Listening to a VAP episode I heard Collin advise against it because it will hold water against the plywood. Sadly I can say this is true. In my restore I too have used foil against the floor. I have been having issues sealing around my rear oval window. Over the year water has been leaking in. I know this and have been trying methods for stopping it without luck. Even though I have outdoor grade (I was assured it was the same as marine grade but with lesser quality plies) I have a rot spot. I cut through this and sure enough, there was a puddle of water being held against the floor by the bubble foil. If you can still rememdy this, you may want to think about it.
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I have slits in the foil between each crossmember. I'll have to double check the outriggers, where I can. I thought of that when I did it as well, and coated the underside with 2 nice thick coats of sealer, so hopefully that won't be an issue.
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