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Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-19-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,384
Posted By wheelerimage
I thought I was out of it. Last night I had a...

I thought I was out of it. Last night I had a hail storm while camped above Durango It punctured the plastic tail light bezels on my 65 globetrotter. The ultimate bad camping trip
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 09-19-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,384
Posted By wheelerimage
I went up to Estes park to sell my photography at...

I went up to Estes park to sell my photography at an art festival. I arrived on Monday the 9 th. nonstop rain I was camped at aspenglen campground They told me to evacuate the campground on...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-07-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,534
Posted By wheelerimage
I think your idea of a time laps video is really...

I think your idea of a time laps video is really cool! I would like to see it with, or without bikini girls.

I will try to help you here with a few methods that might work for you.

1. The...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,534
Posted By wheelerimage
Your band sounds great! I've been polishing...

Your band sounds great!

I've been polishing this week. Its true that polishing is a dirty job, so will definitely watch your polishing video cuz I love dirty girls.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-01-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By wheelerimage
Here is a close up picture of the skin. I don't...

Here is a close up picture of the skin. I don't know if you can see the spots. But these are very hard to polish out.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-01-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By wheelerimage
Thanks Frank, I think I will look into a...

Thanks Frank,

I think I will look into a flashing agent. I will go to the auto parts store today. What is a brand that is good?

The skin is rougher than I thought it was going to be. Its...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-31-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By wheelerimage
Ok. Thanks. I go easy with black. I'm surprised...

Ok. Thanks. I go easy with black. I'm surprised how long it takes to cut through with brown
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-31-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By wheelerimage
Thanks Shari. Good from far, far from good! Ha ha

Thanks Shari. Good from far, far from good! Ha ha
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-31-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By wheelerimage
I started compounding with the brown bar . It...

I started compounding with the brown bar . It took five hours to do the area behind the door. It's a lot harder to do the 55 it was the 65. I might try to switch to the black bar and see if that...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-27-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By wheelerimage
Thanks HiHo! It might be warm enough to polish...

Thanks HiHo!
It might be warm enough to polish up here in Montana this weekend. So I guess I'm all set.

You're Overlander is looking Awesome, by the way!
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 03-27-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,455
Posted By wheelerimage
Sewing Caswell's Polishing Wheels

I purchased two 1 inch thick polishing wheels from Caswells. I want to sew them together to make a 2 inch thick wheel. I have taken them to 4 different sewing places, including a shoe repair and...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 03-14-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By wheelerimage
Thanks PeterH I wonder what year that...

Thanks PeterH

I wonder what year that Mexican caravan in the video happened. I see a few trailers that look to be late 50's, with compound curves in the end caps. I saw something on the internet...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 03-13-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By wheelerimage
I found this video of the Mexican Caravan on...

I found this video of the Mexican Caravan on Youtube
Historical Airstream: Caravan to Mexico - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAvr6UL6VG0)
Forum: WBCCI Forum 03-13-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By wheelerimage
Thanks Mike, I bought it in Montana. The...

Thanks Mike,

I bought it in Montana. The P.O. 's last name was Hart. He bought it from his dad, who lived in Arizona. His dad bought it from his boss, who was the original owner, according to...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 03-13-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By wheelerimage
Wbcci #294

My 55 Safari has the ghost WBCCI number 294. I found myself wondering about its history and if it was on any historic caravans. I know it spent most of its life in Arizona. There is a name tag...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 03-07-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 64,954
Posted By wheelerimage
Thanks for these cool guitar videos! One of...

Thanks for these cool guitar videos!

One of the best, but lesser known guitar albums is 88 Elmira Street.
Danny Gatton - Sun Records Medley on Austin City Limits

Danny Gatton - Sun Medley -...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 03-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,200
Posted By wheelerimage
There is a thread on the forums on Harbor Freight...

There is a thread on the forums on Harbor Freight Polishers. https://www.airforums.com/forums/f441/harbor-freight-polishers-87845.html

For the other stuff you need, check out the "Slow Floor...
Forum: 1955 - 1957 Bubble 02-17-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 77,349
Posted By wheelerimage
Nice. Where did you get the shades?

Nice. Where did you get the shades?
Forum: Trailer Values 02-12-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By wheelerimage
I like what Ken and Utee said. If that is the...

I like what Ken and Utee said. If that is the size, Model, and year that you want, that is very important.

I think that there really is no way to put an exact value on these vintage Airstream...
Forum: Trailer Values 02-11-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By wheelerimage
It looks like the window frames are there from...

It looks like the window frames are there from that view. I consider 5 hours to be a short drive in the western US. Check tires etc. I'm guessing that you have seen the trailer in person to inspect...
Forum: Trailer Values 02-11-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,367
Posted By wheelerimage
The standard way to measure the length of an...

The standard way to measure the length of an Airstream is from hitch to bumper. If you measure only the coach, you will get a shorter length. That might be some of the confusion. Like Azflycaster...
Forum: Vintage Kin 02-03-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 27,511
Posted By wheelerimage
I think this a great idea! Vintage is in! I've...

I think this a great idea! Vintage is in! I've noticed new trailers on the market that are inspired by vintage designs. The Tab teardrop for example. But they are kind of faux vintage. Fun, but...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-28-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,691
Posted By wheelerimage
I stayed in a very low prestiege trailer park on...

I stayed in a very low prestiege trailer park on the west side of Spokane WA. Not well kept ( un level dirt pull through spots) but fine for my purposes. The next year, I wanted to return, so I...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 01-10-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By wheelerimage
Disney's "Mickey's Trailer" 1938 AWESOME!

Mickey Mouse Had a trailer too!!

"Mickey's Trailer" Disney's Trailer Travelin' Comedy circa 1938 | Motornomadics...
Forum: On The Road... 01-08-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By wheelerimage
I drove the pass between Lovell and Sheridan. ...

I drove the pass between Lovell and Sheridan. Happily, I didn't have my Airstream in tow. It is rather steep, with switchbacks. That is the Bighorn mountains after all. At TG Twinkie mentioned, ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-04-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 94,050
Posted By wheelerimage
Peter, I did my maiden voyage of my...

Peter,
I did my maiden voyage of my Globetrotter in Lake Cahuilla Campground about 5 miles south of La Quinta, CA. That was Spring of 2009. I think the rate was about $20 per night. I stayed for...
Forum: Boondocking 12-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,808
Posted By wheelerimage
I have a Wave 8. It died after 2 months due to...

I have a Wave 8. It died after 2 months due to contamination of the pad. I didn't have a dust cover. That unit died again one month later even though I bought the dust cover. Olympian replaced...
Forum: Tires 10-23-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By wheelerimage
55 Safari - Need new rims & tires

I need to get rid of the old split rims and weathered tires. I don't want to replace the axle at this time.

What rims do I need? It has six lug, 15inch rims.



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I figured I ...
Forum: Our Community 10-19-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7,671
Views: 1,318,313
Posted By wheelerimage
I saw a 60s tradewind or overlander going east on...

I saw a 60s tradewind or overlander going east on I90 near Big Timber, MT. They flashed the brights. I flashedback. Nice. Show the love!
Forum: Awnings 10-09-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,831
Posted By wheelerimage
Looks Good! I'm off to Ace to buy the the...

Looks Good! I'm off to Ace to buy the the hardware for the pulley gizmo. I too can't put my vintage awning on by myself.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 10-05-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,030
Posted By wheelerimage
Nice pix! I went from Durango to Telluride last...

Nice pix! I went from Durango to Telluride last week. The Aspen colors were great. I was scared to take the million dollar highway so I went around over lizard pass. It was a beautiful drive. I...
Forum: On The Road... 09-17-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,251
Posted By wheelerimage
I just saw a newer airstream in the safeway...

I just saw a newer airstream in the safeway parking lot in Estes Park, Co. My Globeteotter in at Aspenglen campground in the park. First airstream Ive seen all week. I usually see quite afew here...
Forum: On The Road... 09-11-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By wheelerimage
I believe pulling your trailer over teton pass is...

I believe pulling your trailer over teton pass is prohibited by law. 10% grades up and down. But as they say in the movies, "it just...might...work" haha
Forum: On The Road... 09-10-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,208
Posted By wheelerimage
I frequently travel both routes you mention. ...

I frequently travel both routes you mention. Both drives are beautiful. If you are towing your Airstream, you need to know that you cant tow it over teton pass from Victor,Id to Jackson. You will...
Forum: On The Road... 08-31-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,464
Posted By wheelerimage
I left from Butte, Mt on wednesday afternoon, for...

I left from Butte, Mt on wednesday afternoon, for Colorado. It was very smoky along I90 due to new fires on Homestake pass near butte and another above bozeman. I got off I90 at cardwell and headed...
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-26-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By wheelerimage
I agree. You want original windows, but if you...

I agree. You want original windows, but if you dont have them, and cant find them, what do you do?

It seems the alternative is to let a windowless trailer rot in a field. Mice will like that. ...
Forum: Windows & Screens 08-26-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,140
Posted By wheelerimage
Im gonna try to upload a pic of a thirteen panel...

Im gonna try to upload a pic of a thirteen panel 50s Airstream with non oroginal custom windows.

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Forum: On The Road... 08-25-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,464
Posted By wheelerimage
Google noaa smoke map for current maps of fires...

Google noaa smoke map for current maps of fires and smoke in the United States.
Forum: On The Road... 08-24-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,464
Posted By wheelerimage
Its been hazy for a few weeks now. The amount of...

Its been hazy for a few weeks now. The amount of haze varies from day to day. I was in teton/yellowstone last weekend. It was hazy, but it didnt bother me to breathe. Yesterday was smoky with...
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,462
Posted By wheelerimage
Ok. Found it. Thanks

Ok. Found it. Thanks
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,462
Posted By wheelerimage
Thanks DKB SATX for finding the pic. I thought...

Thanks DKB SATX for finding the pic. I thought it was pretty cool and funny.
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,462
Posted By wheelerimage
My droid app doesnt let me reply either. There...

My droid app doesnt let me reply either. There is a check mark in the upper right for actions . I can send a pm. Or report a thread. I dont use the app for that reason.
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,462
Posted By wheelerimage
I don't know how to upload photos with the...

I don't know how to upload photos with the airforums droid app.

I put the photo on my facebook status. Then copy and pasted a link to that url on airforums.com. It didnt work. If you're curious...
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,462
Posted By wheelerimage
Tried to upload a photo from my Droid. Didn't...

Tried to upload a photo from my Droid. Didn't work. Oh well. Sorry
Forum: On The Road... 08-21-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,462
Posted By wheelerimage
Ya Ain't Seen Everything

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4025939281346&set=a.2244507266659.127545.1067452235&type=1&theater

Now you have!

Saw this in Ennis, MT yesterday. The ultimate tow vehicle for your...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 08-20-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,761
Posted By wheelerimage
I purchased an Optima Blue top because their...

I purchased an Optima Blue top because their warranty is longer than the other ones I looked at. I've only had it since June. So far , so good.
Forum: On The Road... 08-16-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,464
Posted By wheelerimage
That might be him. He hasnt shed his velvet yet...

That might be him. He hasnt shed his velvet yet this year
Forum: On The Road... 08-16-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,464
Posted By wheelerimage
I didnt get photos of him. I had to leave to set...

I didnt get photos of him. I had to leave to set up for the Art Fair. Im in my 65globetrotter in site 30. Say hi if im around. The art fair is friday, sat,sun in miller park in jackson hole. I...
Forum: On The Road... 08-16-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,464
Posted By wheelerimage
Im boondocking at gros ventre campground in teton...

Im boondocking at gros ventre campground in teton NP. Had a ginormous bull moose walk through my campsite this morning. I will be showing my photography this weekend at Art Fair Jackson Hole. Stop...
Forum: On The Road... 08-01-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 22,464
Posted By wheelerimage
Best camping locations for sept elk season are...

Best camping locations for sept elk season are mammoth or madison
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