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Old 11-13-2002, 10:59 AM   #21
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there is a guy on EBAY selling rolls of that Airstream blue insert if that is what you are looking for...
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Old 11-13-2002, 11:06 AM   #22
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Nope

Thanks for the pointer but that is not what I am looking for. I am looking for the aluminum trim that is paited blue in the middle.
You can see it on the pictures above.

My ol' 71 did not have rubber insert in it.

Andy at inland tells me that this stuff has not been made in 20 years and I would have to find salvage material.

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Old 11-14-2002, 10:28 AM   #23
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funny...all that armor on the trailer, ;lus the solar rock-guard, makes it look like a storm-trooper from Star Wars! LOL!


How do the stone-guards attach? they just look like they're floating there....
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Old 11-14-2002, 11:30 AM   #24
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The Force

I see it now, It is so obvious!

It does look like a Storm trooper.

Anyway the panels are hinged in the front, (see vertical rivets near propane bottles), and the back side has standoff brackets,(you can see the two polished capnuts above the reflector).

The hinges are 90 degrees to the skin and a piece of angle mounted to the panel and the hinge creates a C Channel.

The hinges facilitate access for cleaning behind the panels. You simply remove the two capnuts and the whole panel swings out to the front, kinda like wings.

I think I will find a TV antenna that resembles a light saber.

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Old 11-25-2002, 04:37 PM   #25
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Here's what I did on my 71 Safari as regards the aluminum trim with blue inside the molding. I masked off the molding with two inch masking tape and then trimmed out the blue strip area with a sharp knife and removed that part of the tape. Coverd the trailer sides with masking tape and then sprayed the area with Rustoleum Royal Blue paint. Turned out to look just fine. Couldn't use the insert anyway since it didn't have it in the first place.
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Old 11-25-2002, 09:01 PM   #26
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Question Deluxe Rock Shields

Very nice work Smily. How bout a pix with the guard open as to see the standoff you describe.?

Also what is the rolled looking edge around the guards?and how attached?

Do you know the gauge or thickness of the stainless ? and about what do they weigh each?
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Old 11-26-2002, 05:12 AM   #27
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Weights

The steel is 18 guage SS.
Weight is probably around 20 - 25 lbs each
The edge is protected with extruded aluminum edge wrap.

I will open one day and take a picture but today I am headed out of town to look at 1976 Excella.

Maybe a bigger trailer for Daddy under the Christmas tree.

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Old 03-13-2005, 11:06 AM   #28
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Segment protectors

After reading this forum for about a year I purchased a 1987 34 ft side couch, twin bed Excella. The unit is in very good condition, but after 18 years show some signs of wear. I plan on spending the next year on this project, polishing the exterior, new curtains, upholstery, pergo flooring in kitchen and living room, And checking everything in great detail, hoping it will perform well for another 18 yrs . I purchased a set of Segment protectors, or gravel guards privately, and am looking for any information or specs, on the proper mounting. Does Airstream use backing plates on both sides of the skin, for the hinge and non-hinged sides of the segment protectors? JIRA
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:53 PM   #29
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How abou those segment protectors that I mentioned? They are complete and installed.

Cost well below 495 dollars as quoted by Airstream distributor

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Old 03-14-2005, 07:19 AM   #30
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Fastening

The hinged side mounted to a structural rib.

The other side was simply to the skin, I did not use a backing plate but it would certainly help if you did.
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In my accustomed manner, being a cantankerous old codger, I feel compelled to point out that "Jerry-rigged" is not a proper term.

The correct term is "Jury-rigged" if something is a temporary fix, and "Jerry-built" if it is made of substandard material.

Jerry-rigged is a confusing mixture of the two terms.



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Old 03-14-2005, 10:09 AM   #32
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Jerry-rigged is a confusing mixture of the two terms.



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But what if your name is Jerry and you rigged things?

I worked with a guy name Jerry and he rigged stuff all the time.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:14 AM   #33
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I worked with a guy name Jerry and he rigged stuff all the time.
Do you reckon he's the guy who cross-wired the plug on the '78 Sovereign?

Originally Posted by john hd

"top is ground
left is hot
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this looking at the back of the plug as if you were about to plug it in."

Black and White leads need to be swapped.





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Do you reckon he's the guy who cross-wired the plug on the '78 Sovereign?
Sounds like something he would have done. And looks like his kind of work!
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Old 11-16-2007, 07:20 AM   #35
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I noticed some cracks in my plastic fenderwells. There was also about 10 miles of roadwork where I live here in NM. There are other uses for those ubiquitous, pervassive orange barrels. A few pop rivets and some spray auto undercoating and voila!
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In my accustomed manner, being a cantankerous old codger, I feel compelled to point out that "Jerry-rigged" is not a proper term.

The correct term is "Jury-rigged" if something is a temporary fix, and "Jerry-built" if it is made of substandard material.

Jerry-rigged is a confusing mixture of the two terms.



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Quite right

Jury Rig- An emergency arrangement of sails, lines, spars, etc., usually put together in a period of temporary insanity.
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jury-rigged- does this have something to do with the simpson trial?
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Yes, Jury-rigged seems to be the correct term for the quick fix (like when I jammed some Channel Lock pliers in the battery box to keep the battery from falling out) but for more permanent creative engineering we call it (up north)...

"Yankee ingenuity
is a reference to the self-reliance of early colonial settlers of New England. It describes an attitude of make-do with materials on hand. It is inventive improvisation, adaptation and overcoming of dire straits when faced with a dearth of materials.
Yankee Ingenuity was often necessary for New England colonists. Unlike the rich and fertile soil of Virginia, New England had poor soil as well as a harsh winter and had to rely on improvisation and other means for economic success." Wikipedia

This of course takes nothing away from our southern counterparts and their Redneck Ingenuity.



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Old 11-16-2007, 10:16 AM   #39
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I'm having a problem with the "really big heavy doors" down the hall of my 31ft Sovereign. They are so heavy they don't stay latched when my husband is driving. I'm thinking about installing child proof locks on the inside to keep the doors from being torn off when they open. We have had to order and replace the specialty pivot hinges on one already. Of course the husband thinks thumb bolts on the outside would be good. I think they would be "tacky". Bubba ingenuity You can see the door off in the background of this picture.
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I'm having a problem with the "really big heavy doors" down the hall of my 31ft Sovereign. They are so heavy they don't stay latched when my husband is driving. .
How about a couple of magnets and metal discs on each door?
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