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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-16-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 126,417
Posted By Atomic_13
Dale - the control panel looks awesome. Iím...

Dale - the control panel looks awesome. Iím really glad youíve refinished some of that beautiful old growth wood from Ď66. It sure looks great next to your modern control panel.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 04-11-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 126,417
Posted By Atomic_13
A black tank rinse post draining is a good idea...

A black tank rinse post draining is a good idea Dale. I typically dump a gallon jug of water down the toilet after dumping the tank. Your trailer will have a built in system for that. How many...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-21-2022, 10:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,306
Posted By Atomic_13
Amazing work, Mike.

Amazing work, Mike.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-15-2022, 05:46 AM
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Views: 126,417
Posted By Atomic_13
Dale - having the option to use grey water to...

Dale - having the option to use grey water to supply water to the toilet is an novel and innovative idea to help reduce grey water storage limitations.

One factor to consider is reducing the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 03-07-2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,306
Posted By Atomic_13
The new frame is looking awesome Mike. The coosa...

The new frame is looking awesome Mike. The coosa blue water floor and new heavy gauge wheel wells are icing on the cake.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 12-10-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,306
Posted By Atomic_13
Mike - Iíd suggest applying the solar panel L...

Mike - Iíd suggest applying the solar panel L brackets with VHB tape prior to applying bus coat to ensure maximum adhesion. Youíd hate for a panel to peal off the roof in route. The less layers...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-09-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
I tried to match my freshwater capacity with my...

I tried to match my freshwater capacity with my grey. Happy we did so. I ordered the freshwater tank from Jazz Sales in Nixa Missouri. The grey tanks were from Inca plastics.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-07-2021, 02:33 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
This past summer we enjoyed another trip with our...

This past summer we enjoyed another trip with our renovated airstream. This was the trailerís first of many trips to Colorado.

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We drove from Kansas City to the Taylor Reservoir and...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-07-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,306
Posted By Atomic_13
Mike - you are doing great work with your...

Mike - you are doing great work with your exterior skin panel replacement. The window swap also turned out awesome. I agree that itís worthwhile to protect the skin from the outriggerís curved edges,...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-22-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 796
Views: 126,417
Posted By Atomic_13
Keep up the great work Dale. Itís really coming...

Keep up the great work Dale. Itís really coming together nicely!
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 07-22-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,444
Posted By Atomic_13
Jerry - so sorry to hear about this setback. Glad...

Jerry - so sorry to hear about this setback. Glad to hear things are shaking out ok. Brian
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-30-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
Hi David - great to hear from you as well. Iíve...

Hi David - great to hear from you as well. Iíve not had the opportunity to read the forums or do much of anything related to airstreams this year. Iím a pharmacist and have been volunteering most of...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-30-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
A few months back Flostream66 indicated that...

A few months back Flostream66 indicated that sheíd be passing through the KC area with her Ď66 Caravel. DocFlyBoy and I arranged a two night stay at Weston Bend State Park in northwest Missouri. Iíll...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-30-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

In preparation for a small AirForums meet up and a Colorado fly fishing trip (will describe later) I needed to check off a few airstream repairs. Those included replacing my water pump, adding a...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 02-21-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 796
Views: 126,417
Posted By Atomic_13
Great progress, Dale. Markís pilot testing of the...

Great progress, Dale. Markís pilot testing of the floor drain vent was the inspiration for me subsequently adding a valve as well. I too had considered a oneway check valve but remember the fresh...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 01-04-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 27,449
Posted By Atomic_13
Looks amazing, Hollie! You should be really proud...

Looks amazing, Hollie! You should be really proud of this effort. Keep up the good work.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 12-15-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 27,449
Posted By Atomic_13
Hi Hollie - I have a late 60ís bunk bed, like...

Hi Hollie - I have a late 60ís bunk bed, like that pictured above, that Iím willing to part with. It came with my Ď68 Overlander. Letís visit off line if you are interested in it. Brian
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-23-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 27,449
Posted By Atomic_13
Awesome job, Hollie! I especially love the...

Awesome job, Hollie! I especially love the reading light fixture/book shelf. Really nice touch.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-17-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,444
Posted By Atomic_13
Looks awesome, Jerry! Thanks for the...

Looks awesome, Jerry!

Thanks for the detailed summary of the install. Very interesting.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-13-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 27,449
Posted By Atomic_13
1966 Caravel Restoration

Loving the science, Doc... [emoji4] A good point regarding catalytic heaters. They have their pros but condensation is a con. I added one to my bathroom to take the chill off and help supplement my...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-12-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 27,449
Posted By Atomic_13
Regarding fans, Iíd suggest using a 12VDC, 120mm...

Regarding fans, Iíd suggest using a 12VDC, 120mm computer fan. Some add two or three (very low amp draw) fans above the refrigerator. There are lots of good options made by Noctua, Corsair, Scythe,...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-11-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 27,449
Posted By Atomic_13
Mark, I believe the combustion fumes indeed take...

Mark, I believe the combustion fumes indeed take the same path out as the airflow behind the refrigerator.

Also, why you are working in this area, Hollie, Iíd strongly consider adding a 12VDC...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-11-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

I fielded a question about how my freshwater tank was vented on a separate thread and created the diagram below. To help others reading this thread later, I wanted to post it here as well.

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Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-11-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 27,449
Posted By Atomic_13
1966 Caravel Restoration

Hollie - Mark and I took a similar approach venting our freshwater tanks through a low point drain that passes through our subfloors. He discovered the need to install a shut off valve (I used a PEX...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-09-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,116
Posted By Atomic_13
Brief updateÖ Mark and I are working on...

Brief updateÖ Mark and I are working on additional steps that need to be taken to progress this to the next level. We will update everyone once we have refined our approach. To be sure, we are very...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-06-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,116
Posted By Atomic_13
Thanks, Ed. Weíll add him to the list of...

Thanks, Ed. Weíll add him to the list of potential contributors.
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-05-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,116
Posted By Atomic_13
Mark and I would like to thank you all for the...

Mark and I would like to thank you all for the continued perspective and suggestions regarding this project, especially those offering to help or collaborate. Prior to expanding our team we felt...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-26-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,116
Posted By Atomic_13
Thank you for the valued perspective about this...

Thank you for the valued perspective about this project. Mark and I met via zoom yesterday to consider your input and discuss our objectives and preferences. Our preference leans towards a printed...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-22-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,116
Posted By Atomic_13
Thank you for the feedback about our proposed...

Thank you for the feedback about our proposed project! I'm excited to learn that there is support for a guidebook and that you believe many (both new and established renovators/restorers) would see...
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 09-21-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,056
Posted By Atomic_13
Ok... here is the link to the collaborative book...

Ok... here is the link to the collaborative book thread: https://www.airforums.com/forums/f417/collaborative-vintage-airstream-renovation-guide-214584.html
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-20-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,116
Posted By Atomic_13
Collaborative vintage airstream renovation guide

Mark (SteinVT) and I (Atomic_13) were discussing the viability of publishing a book to help those who are considering or are presently renovating a vintage airstream. Airforums is an excellent...
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 09-20-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,056
Posted By Atomic_13
I completely agree, Bubba. Lots of nuance to...

I completely agree, Bubba. Lots of nuance to consider with the different model years but of course lots of cross cutting information that applies to all. I donít want this idea to derail Markís...
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 09-20-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,056
Posted By Atomic_13
If there is interest, writing a book about...

If there is interest, writing a book about renovating these old beauties has been on my ďsomeday maybeĒ list for a few years now. I hadnít considered including multiple authors until now. It would be...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-20-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,444
Posted By Atomic_13
Renovating these old trailers is definitely like...

Renovating these old trailers is definitely like playing dominos. I noted in Hollieís thread that you picked up a CNC router. Youíll definitely be able to put that to use on your trailer. I used my...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 09-19-2020, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,232
Views: 273,719
Posted By Atomic_13
Agreed! That is some high quality craftsmanship....

Agreed! That is some high quality craftsmanship. Nice job, Ronnie.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-19-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,444
Posted By Atomic_13
Youíve been busy, Jerry! Awesome progress. I...

Youíve been busy, Jerry! Awesome progress. I think the AC looks just fine. Honestly, my eyes didnít make it past that ďoh so shinyĒ aluminum. Such a nice looking trailer. Looking forward to catching...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-19-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 27,804
Posted By Atomic_13
Awesome job, Dan. Youíve covered a lot of ground...

Awesome job, Dan. Youíve covered a lot of ground since I last checked your thread. Those cold winters up north are no doubt a good motivator.

Looks like you went with 4/0 on your battery bank....
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 09-19-2020, 01:59 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,056
Posted By Atomic_13
Stellar work and progress as usual, Mark. You are...

Stellar work and progress as usual, Mark. You are going to have to publish a book to share all your renovation experience. Add in David and a few others here as a co-authors and youíd have the...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-19-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 27,449
Posted By Atomic_13
Great work Hollie! Itís clear you are putting a...

Great work Hollie! Itís clear you are putting a lot of meticulous effort into your renovation. Iím enjoying following along.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-19-2020, 01:01 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 22,235
Posted By Atomic_13
Looking great, Peter. Smart move to use the...

Looking great, Peter. Smart move to use the trailer as much as you can while renovating it. Many donít have that option but Iím glad you do.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-19-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,809
Posted By Atomic_13
Hi David, you are doing a great job archiving...

Hi David, you are doing a great job archiving your experience of when you renovated your Ď66 Tradewind. Over the past 5 years on airforums weíve all been guided and encouraged by you. Thank you for...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-11-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

David - I note that the owners manual of my Champion 3400 dual fuel generator references the availability of a high altitude (>3500') carburetor main jet which improves the air/fuel mixture for those...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-09-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
Thanks, Jerry. Dale and I chatted via text and...

Thanks, Jerry. Dale and I chatted via text and Iím up to speed. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Roasterie on 9/26 at 1000.

Our inverter generator arrived yesterday. Opted for the...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 09-08-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 22,235
Posted By Atomic_13
Lowes in the KC area has a good selection of ABS....

Lowes in the KC area has a good selection of ABS. Perhaps they will as well near you?
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-06-2020, 11:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,111
Posted By Atomic_13
Iím glad to see Airstream being willing to...

Iím glad to see Airstream being willing to innovate and make product improvements that focus on longevity and not only cosmetic changes. The former seems to be an uncommon focus in the RV industry as...
Forum: 2018 - Current Globetrotter 09-05-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,111
Posted By Atomic_13
Airstream has a new blog post regarding the...

Airstream has a new blog post regarding the updated composite flooring:

https://www.airstream.com/blog/composite-flooring-making-improvements-for-traditional-travel-trailers/
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-05-2020, 02:10 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

Jerry - Iím looking forward to our annual fall meetup at the Roasterie. Itís always a treat to see the trailers, their progress, and even their owners. [emoji4] Do we have a date set? I donít recall...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-03-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By Atomic_13
Mounting a spare tire on a 68 Caravel

A few originals (not mine):

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My take:

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Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-31-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

Dan - we kept an eye out for airstreams and enjoyed several waves, thumbs up, and other friendly gestures. We saw several that were mostly newer models but nevertheless looked amazing rolling down...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 08-25-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 106,095
Posted By Atomic_13
Atomic's 1968 Tradewind Twin Renovation

Man, what a busy summer. Itís been far too long since Iíve posted or even read much on airforums. As Iíve mentioned previously we set a few rigid dates to use the trailer and held ourselves to...
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