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Old 05-02-2014, 05:36 AM   #341
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No leaking, thankfully. Just like the look.
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:58 AM   #342
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Andy is right, our small leaks were fixed with gaskets. As for the look, I am kind of a stickler for origionality, the smooth aerodynamiclook of our '66 doesn't lend itself to the eye brows overhead. I am not sure that those might not cau se a leak if not properly installed.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:51 AM   #343
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well I saw them on a 60s model up at Hiawassee, they looked terrific and added to the vintage style. I have one going on shortly .
It ain't gonna leak after I seal all the rivets.
I am no stickler for my trailer being an more original than it already is. Just mhop anyway...
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Old 05-26-2014, 03:48 PM   #344
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A few details

Added a new replacement refrigerator vent cover and painted my Nameplate. Both small details but necessary of course.

I added one drip rail over the front window...looks fine!
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Old 05-27-2014, 04:54 PM   #345
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I feel your pain Alan. I painted our emblem a while back with the tiny brush. I think I replaced the fridge vent cover around the same time. This weekend I finished rebuilding the folding step. It needed some welding and rust removal. I had to lower the skin to get at the sides and de rust some of the out rigger framing. Close quarters, but mostly in good condition. Some POR-15 and top coating finished it up. The solid step works like new now!
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:20 PM   #346
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Hi Alan:

I have been off the forums for a long time. I retired Last Friday so my Airstreaming will pick up. I am done with the 1960 overlander and I will be taking it to the trailer shop to have the axles checked out.

I like the emblem you painted. It looks great. My goal now that I am footloose and fancy free with my retirement is to hit the next rally in the fall and spring. The spring one was always around CRCT testing time which was a terrible time for me. Anyway take care
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:51 PM   #347
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Great news, Brian. You will enjoy retirement and you deserve it. Maybe you can make our Falluminum thing in October, check the Forums Rally section here to see it.

Looking forward to seeing your trailer sometime
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:13 PM   #348
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Shower connection size?

Our shower has what looks to be the original 2 knob controller. I can't quite see underneath to where the hoses go on, so I'd like to know what type and size fitting is used. ( It would be a female fitting)

I want to redo the lines with pex and the old connected hoses are gone.
I can screw new hoses on thru the access hole in the under side.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:55 PM   #349
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Should be 1/2" female thread w/ pex nipple. When I plumbed mine I used shark bite fittings after I crimped the sink and faucets together for easier removal if ther is ever a problem.


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Old 07-11-2014, 05:59 AM   #350
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Yes Alan, standard 1/2" plumbing. I replaced the shower faucet at the same time I re plumbed the bathroom. I pulled out the sink support and put cut offs down beside the battery for both the sink and tub. I then ran flexible supply lines the the faucets. Just like a house and easy to maintain in the future.
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The cut offs by the way ( lower right ) are two fitting cut offs. One works cold line for both sink and shower valve and the other, hot.
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I also installed isolation valves on both sinks & toilet , that way if there is a problem, it won't ruin the camping trip(hopefully ) !


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Old 07-12-2014, 06:55 AM   #353
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Yes Alan, standard 1/2" plumbing. I replaced the shower faucet at the same time I re plumbed the bathroom. I pulled out the sink support and put cut offs down beside the battery for both the sink and tub. I then ran flexible supply lines the the faucets. Just like a house and easy to maintain in the future.
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Nice work there...My PEX does not look so pretty. But it works. I have to get some fittings for the shower then I can finish up.
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:17 AM   #354
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the back of the shower has this type attachment..haven't located the correct screw on to use with pex yet. The 1/2"" fitting I bought does not work. This was taken by sticking my cell phone up in the access hole. Can't get a wrench in there to remove the head
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Old 07-13-2014, 11:55 AM   #355
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the folks at HD tell me this is a gas type flair fitting and has to be removed to use this set up with a water supply line..
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I think you need a 1/2 female flare to MPT fitting then you can buy a pex fitting from there. Take the pic to a home center try to find someone that can help you adapt it. Remember , extra fittings could increase leak potential . I replaced my faucets w/ new ones.


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Old 07-13-2014, 02:39 PM   #357
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i took the photo earlier, they said they did not carry that kind of fitting. I have replaced the other faucets, but this one may be tough to get out and to find a good fitting replacement.
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Old 07-13-2014, 05:19 PM   #358
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Well I am happy now...got a deep socket on the back and pulled the whole controller out.
Its 4" on center, and not hard to replace. Good ideas appreciated!

On vacation this next 10 days, so I will get it done afterwards.
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What I did was also replace the shower valve assembly ( faucet ). It seemed pointless to me to run new water lines and not replace that as well. Once it is in, the old flair fittings that Airstream used ( they used copper and flair fittings that were gas line sized instead of water line sized ) go away and a more modern system is in place so it is easily replaceable in the future.
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gotcha. My thoughts exactly. Got the old one out and sitting on my workbench. Those gas fittings really threw me.
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