Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-21-2021, 12:25 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1968 28' Ambassador
1964 17' Bambi II
Portland , OREGON
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 9
1964 Airstream Bambi II with missing tires

Hello,
I'm thinking about purchasing a 1964 Bambi II. Unfortunately, the previous owners have it sitting on concert blocks and it's missing the wheels. The buyer is asked to tow out of the property. Can someone please help me determine which tires to buy for the trailer?

Also, the axels might not be in the best condition due to it sitting in one spot for 25 years. There are also some missing bolts where the tires go into place. Two missing on one side and one missing on the other side. I was thinking about just getting the tires on the trailer in order to roll it onto a flatbed for transportation. Do you guys think that the tires will sit in place with the missing bolts? I have a small portable welder that Could be brought along and I could temporarily weld some blots into place. What do you guys think?

Thankyou,
Megan
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3994.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	373.6 KB
ID:	395874   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3995.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	392.7 KB
ID:	395875  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3996.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	270.8 KB
ID:	395876  
megan1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2021, 01:11 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
PA BAMBI II's Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
1961 24' Tradewind
Strasburg , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 734
Don't pass up a Bambi II project. We love ours!

Your wheels will be 14" wheels with a 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern.

Choose 14" ST or LT tires (we run Yokohama Supervan 356)...but you don't need anything too fancy to get the project home.

Keep the questions coming. We've been there, done that on the Bambi II scene.
__________________
"The difference between vintage and retro is that vintage is honestly old and cool. Retro tries to be but isn't."
PA BAMBI II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2021, 01:18 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
PA BAMBI II's Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
1961 24' Tradewind
Strasburg , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 734
Your idea to get the wheels on to roll it to a flatbed or equipment trailer for the ride home is a good one. You can likely roll it that far with three studs on that wheel.

You could also get the hub off and get new studs installed at a mechanic's shop.

We towed ours home on a deck-over equipment trailer because the A-frame was rotted where it came out from the trailer body.

The wheel well aluminum looks strange on this one. Like it was somehow crushed?

Keep us in the loop on your adventure.
__________________
"The difference between vintage and retro is that vintage is honestly old and cool. Retro tries to be but isn't."
PA BAMBI II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2021, 11:36 AM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
1968 28' Ambassador
1964 17' Bambi II
Portland , OREGON
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by PA BAMBI II View Post
Your idea to get the wheels on to roll it to a flatbed or equipment trailer for the ride home is a good one. You can likely roll it that far with three studs on that wheel.

You could also get the hub off and get new studs installed at a mechanic's shop.

We towed ours home on a deck-over equipment trailer because the A-frame was rotted where it came out from the trailer body.

The wheel well aluminum looks strange on this one. Like it was somehow crushed?

Keep us in the loop on your adventure.
Hello PA Bambi! I'm so excited because the previous owners managed to get some tires on the trailer! So I'll be able to roll it more easily onto the flatbed! I wanted to thankyou for your comments! I ended up closing the deal on the sale and can't wait to dig into this project!
megan1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2021, 12:06 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
PA BAMBI II's Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
1961 24' Tradewind
Strasburg , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 734
Awesome news! Enjoy the process...don't rush it. Bambi IIs are great, small models to cut your teeth on for Airstream ownership.

Keep those questions coming...and welcome to the vintage Bambi club!
__________________
"The difference between vintage and retro is that vintage is honestly old and cool. Retro tries to be but isn't."
PA BAMBI II is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1964


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tires...Tires...Tires Bob Thompson Tires 279 09-19-2019 03:17 PM
Missing title, missing VIN in Texas. kristinatx Title, VIN & Registration 33 02-22-2016 08:54 AM
Missing storage door on 1964 Overlander CarCollector Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 8 02-28-2013 09:59 PM
Help tires, tires, tires. jimmini Tires 9 10-18-2008 07:54 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.