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Old 05-12-2014, 09:24 PM   #121
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Pams been busy in her spare time cleaning up and installing the fridge cabinet, the curb side bunk and rear bunk bulkhead while I've been crawling under insulating the floors. We remover all the rub rails striped off the old paint taped them off and painted them, they look much better. A few more pictures
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Old 06-03-2014, 09:42 PM   #122
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Bathroom design layout?

Hello Pams72,

Good progress with your AS! I'm curious to know what your plans are for the bath/shower and toilet arrangement? Now that I have finished gutting my '71 23' Safari Twin, I'm trying to figure out the various options for showers/bath, sink and toilet. If you can share your thoughts on the makes and models you are considering, I will be very appreciative.

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Old 06-04-2014, 10:20 AM   #123
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Hello Pams72,

Good progress with your AS! I'm curious to know what your plans are for the bath/shower and toilet arrangement? Now that I have finished gutting my '71 23' Safari Twin, I'm trying to figure out the various options for showers/bath, sink and toilet. If you can share your thoughts on the makes and models you are considering, I will be very appreciative.

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We thought about mid bath at first, but we decided on going back to original configuration. Not sure if we are going to use the original sink shower set up or make my cabinet but the toilet and sink, shower will be pretty much original locations.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:23 PM   #124
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been working on the galley cabinet, we are using Marmoleum for or top. The cabinet will have four drawers, two doors and a shelf when finished.

I used the Kreg pocket hole jig to make the frame. The Kreg jig is awesome, all my plans were just done scratched on a piece of paper, the pocket hole jig makes it simple.

Pam did a great job on the curtains in the front and side window and found a roller shade for the galley window. Pam went to an upholsterer and got a bid on re-covering the front couch, she showed them a picture and told them we had the material to cover, the bid was $170. Great deal but when we dropped off the old cushions they saw the foam was thicker and said it would be $300. Pam said no problem that was about average around here so we left it with them. Won't see the finished couch till July.
I have had a few bad days feeling overwhelmed and feel like throwing in the towel. It seems like everything I do has to be done twice. I now know what its like to eat a whale one bite at a time.
I made a new control panel not, I need to finish wiring it and put on a few finishing touches.
I added a picture of my mud wood fired pizza oven a great way to end the day with a wood fired pizza and beer. Thing is it takes a few hours to fire the oven and about a minute and a half to cook but yummy.

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Old 06-29-2014, 01:06 PM   #125
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Been workin on the kitchen galley cabinet. This cabinet is my first attempt at cabinet building. I tried staining the pine face frame but pine does not stain well so we decided to just paint the cabinet.

Third time redesign the control panel. Took me awhile to figure out the harness, the wire out did not match the wires in. Finally figured the wiring puzzle out and it works great.

Got the brake away switch wired, now I need to finish the belly pan and wire the brakes.

We sill need to finish the water lines to bath and city water. finish the rear bath, toilet, shower, sink. We are probably ahead of my three year estimate but $$ and time are what's needed most.
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:13 AM   #126
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Thanks for the photo's. You're making good progress. That is a fancy instrument panel! And the kitchen cabinet looks good, very sturdy. I like the drawers you added, although they are hard to make. Good job.

The storage room in my 66 Trade Wind galley is very poor. Under the sink resides the sink drain plumbing, furnace and wheel well. There is one storage cabinet under the oven, but it is at floor level. The overhead lockers have the stove vent consuming a lot of room. On the other side of the galley is the fridge. And two overhead lockers, one of which has the fridge vent taking up half of the room. There is a small wardrobe closet next to the fridge.

There isn't adequate room for dishes and silverware, a pot and pan, and a box of cereal and a can of soup. There is a hanging closet next to the fridge which I plan on converting to a pantry. We will through our jackets on the gaucho instead.

Airstream is very good at using odd shapes for storage. It's just that my Trade Wind did not work out so well in the galley.

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Old 06-30-2014, 05:41 PM   #127
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Control Panel

I love everything about your renovation. i am working on a '71 tradewind but am not doing near the work you have.

One question, what control panel is in the photo?
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Old 07-02-2014, 02:09 PM   #128
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I love everything about your renovation. i am working on a '71 tradewind but am not doing near the work you have.

One question, what control panel is in the photo?
I bought the micro monitor off of eBay, I think it was around $30, I orderd the clock, thermo, hydro and barometer from a place called clock it. I then made my cabinet for lack of better word to mount in the hole from the original. I made two others and just was not happy with the other two.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:18 PM   #129
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Oh please please keep us posted. I'm staring down the barrel of the exact same renovation and want to see how you handle the bathroom. I love what you've done so far.


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Old 07-15-2014, 02:13 AM   #130
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Oh please please keep us posted. I'm staring down the barrel of the exact same renovation and want to see how you handle the bathroom. I love what you've done so far.


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Sorry been away for a few days. We went tent camping. We were almost to the point of an aluminum tent but I still have issues with the front belly pan and need to hook up brakes.
Pam is going camping in August with some friends and really wants to take the trailer. If I can get the front belly in place and the brakes hooked she will be able to use it as an aluminum tent. There won't be any rear bath in place by then but then she has her lug-able loo. We will keep posting as we do more work. I will be very busy the next couple months at work so I won't get much work in on the Airstream.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:25 PM   #131
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Pam got the couch back from the upholsters today, her choice on material was spot on. I made some sliders for the overhead in the galley since the tambour was rotted, we are going to do sliders on the bunks and front couch too. We made a sink cover with the marmoleum with a cutting board in the bottom, we will do one for the other sink to match. here are a few pictures. the last pic is a selfie taken while we were getting clams last week on Hood Canal
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:16 PM   #132
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You've made a lot of progress on Pam's 72. Looks nice. I like the sliding doors on your overhead. May I ask what you used for lower and upper tracks? I want to make sliding doors like yours for under the sink in the bathroom as I don't have room for swinging cabinet doors. The doors would be 1/4 material, and I wondered if a 1/4 aluminum channel would work for a track?

Can you share your success with your sliding doors when you get a chance?

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Old 07-18-2014, 11:39 AM   #133
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You've made a lot of progress on Pam's 72. Looks nice. I like the sliding doors on your overhead. May I ask what you used for lower and upper tracks? I want to make sliding doors like yours for under the sink in the bathroom as I don't have room for swinging cabinet doors. The doors would be 1/4 material, and I wondered if a 1/4 aluminum channel would work for a track?

Can you share your success with your sliding doors when you get a chance?

David
for now the sliders just sin in the original framework of the cabinets. I might have to add a lip on the bottom but for now they work great, we did sliders under the front couch too I will post pics later
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:57 PM   #134
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first trip

Pam took the maiden voyage today.

I have been very busy at work and been trying to get the trailer ready for this day. There is still no rear bath or water hook up, but the power AC / DC all good. No gas yet, but the bunks and some bulkheads and overheads are in. So Pam went on the annual trip with friends this year with the aluminum tent.
It came down to the last minute. Everything hooked up and the brake controller says no connection. So I had Pam leave the truck home to see if I could figure out why the brakes were not working. After four hours of research I discovered the brake ground wire was not grounded, simple fix, brakes working just as Pam get home from work. We take it out for a couple mile test drive to test the brakes all good. I was surprised how nice it tows.
So this morning Pam was off to meet up with friends for the annual trip. I had to work and she calls me to say all is well after 50 miles. But then as she is pulling back on to I-5 she sees that the wheels are wobbling on one side. She pulls over and checks the lug nuts are loose on both wheels on that side. A couple truckers help her and she gets to a truck stop and they check all the lug nuts and torque them for her for free no charge. SHe then continues on her way and made it safe and sound to the final destination.
So I would like to thank those guys for helping, I know Pam must have white knuckled the rest of the trip after that. I did try get her relaxed and told her good job catching the loose lug nuts, everything will be fine now but then I was 100 mile away on the phone wished I could have been there.
Just a reminder with new wheels or after changing a flat stop and check the lug nuts just in case.
I did tell Pam to make a post while she is up there and I will be joining the group tomorrow or friday should have some pictures. Here is a picture of where the trailer has been for the past almost two years as we been working as you can see no a lot of room on the sides.
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Congrats on the maiden voyage with the 72 Safari. Thank goodness Pam saw the wobble and stopped. Loosing a wheel would have been very disappointing. It takes a long time for us hobbyists to renovate our old Airstreams. Yours is looking very nice. Now that it's been out, there will be renewed motivation to get more things done on it.

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Old 08-13-2014, 08:30 PM   #136
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Congrats on the first trip! It is a big occasion, for sure.
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Old 08-14-2014, 01:42 AM   #137
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Congratulations Pam & David on getting your Airstream on the road! Enjoy the trip and I look forward to watching your ongoing progress!
The monsoon rains are cooling off Phoenix a little and your post has re-invigorated me to work on my AS this weekend!
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So exciting! Have a great time! I'd love to see/hear some details on the bunks. We'll be adding one as well.
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Thanks everyone! I'm am so enjoying the airstream on this trip. Had a little bit of a ruff start but smooth sailing now. I love the fact that my other camping buddies are trying to dry their tents over the hood of their cars and I am warm and cozy. Ah August in Northern Washington, liquid sunshine.[ATTACH]219145


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