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Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-24-2019, 03:07 AM
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Views: 399
Posted By Aktundra
Front nose panel for 1963 Bambi

Been a few years since i have posted anything of the forum. Did a fram off restoration to a 1963 Bambi. Literally had a handle full of exterior rivets left to do. Electrical routed & insulation done,...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-01-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By Aktundra
Any chance to find a piece of Bambi skin ?

I was literally 2 rivets away from finishing the exterior skin portion, of a frame off restoration of a 1963 Bambi. I had no glass in the front window. A wind storm brew in, a gust hit the front so...
Forum: Windows & Screens 01-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By Aktundra
Removing Vintage Hehr Swingout Panes

I am working on a 1963 Bambi. Weather in these parts kind of has several outdoor projects shut down, however I am wondering if it is possible to "pop out" the swing out window panes and bring them...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-25-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,999
Posted By Aktundra
Thanks for the offer grayling. I was hoping I...

Thanks for the offer grayling. I was hoping I could remove the swing out pane, and this could be an "indoor " project this winter when the weather's bad. If it has to be done with the glass...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-23-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,999
Posted By Aktundra
Thanks for keeping this thread current, so I can...

Thanks for keeping this thread current, so I can still find it when I actually get to work !

I have been working on electrical, and the last of my riveting. I've been saving the window rebuild to...
Forum: Leaks - Weatherstrips, Gaskets, Caulks & Sealants 12-03-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By Aktundra
Weather Stripping the Battery Box

Not sure if this question is better posted in the electrical forum. I am restoring a 1963 Bambi. About done closing leaks in the exterior skin. but noticed the floor was damp due to leaks from the...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 12-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By Aktundra
I like the contribution to the illusion that...

I like the contribution to the illusion that accents like the stringers provide, but also think the texture and "old school vibe" of lapping might be cool.

When I get my interior plan more fully...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 12-01-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By Aktundra
Looks like I can't continue to edit my initial...

Looks like I can't continue to edit my initial post. But let me add, that I think I have seen references to installing the segments with an overlap like siding on a house or shingles on a roof,...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 11-30-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,299
Posted By Aktundra
While we wait for a knowledgable reply to your...

While we wait for a knowledgable reply to your questions, are you trying to do the end cap in 7 sections ?
Have you tried doing it in 13 sections ? I think it will reduce the complex curves
asked...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-29-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By Aktundra
Does anybody recognize this component of the 1963...

Does anybody recognize this component of the 1963 12v system mounted in between the battery box and an external hatch? I could probably figure it out if I stripped off the layer of paint, and I am...
Forum: Travel Beyond US/Canada 11-28-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,835
Posted By Aktundra
Hands down, the best resource for info on Baja. ...

Hands down, the best resource for info on Baja.

BajaNomad - Powered by XMB (https://forums.bajanomad.com)
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 11-25-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,834
Posted By Aktundra
I pull this old thread up and page through the...

I pull this old thread up and page through the linked threads from time to time. I am getting closer to needing to make a decision if interior wood paneling is something I want to try or not.

...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,266
Posted By Aktundra
And the floors.....I can't imagine it would be...

And the floors.....I can't imagine it would be suitable for human inhabitation without replacing the subfloor.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-18-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By Aktundra
If I have not been dismissed as a total idiot,...

If I have not been dismissed as a total idiot, one final question for today. this pic is the rear of the trailer in the area where the stove and refrigerator where originally installed. If the wire...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-18-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By Aktundra
There was also a 110 exterior light. The light...

There was also a 110 exterior light. The light was kind of in an awkward place, half way between the front door and the tongue. (not really a porch light, not really a utility light for the propane...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-18-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By Aktundra
Looks like the Bambi originally had 110v (orange...

Looks like the Bambi originally had 110v (orange wire is the house 12v) at the only roof hatch. Seems like most the vent fans are 12v.

Any idea what the 110v was for ?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-17-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By Aktundra
Well, made a little progress since my original...

Well, made a little progress since my original post. the first pic on the left, looks like the feed from the tow vehicle. (I propped the original C channel behind the wires, and it has a hole, that...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-15-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By Aktundra
Does the forum have an archive that might have...

Does the forum have an archive that might have the factory drawings ?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-13-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By Aktundra
Is there a photo that has the...

Is there a photo that has the inverter/converter-12v fuse panel-110 breaker all together to kind of give me a visual on how this equipment is physically oriented relative to each other?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-09-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Aktundra
Battery draw from 12v vs 110 LED

Just posted a thread asking for help with a broad introduction to the electrical systems of a travel trailer. But I have one specific question I need help with before I wrap up my riveting on the...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 11-09-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By Aktundra
Complete rewire-where do I start ?

Doing a shell off on a 1963 Bambi

Shell's back on, exterior skin sealed, windows refurbished, insulation will be in soon, and the next step will be electrical wiring. Originally planned on taking...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-29-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Aktundra
Was able seal most seams with liberal Capt...

Was able seal most seams with liberal Capt Tully's on the outside and fresh flex seal on the inside. However I have one seam that is still leaking. The factory riveting on most the seams..... seams a...
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 10-23-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,367
Posted By Aktundra
If you can post a pic of the switch, that shows...

If you can post a pic of the switch, that shows the location, I have the inner skins out of my 1963 Bambi, and most of the wiring still intact and hanging from the ceiling. If I know the area in...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-22-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By Aktundra
Is continuing to buck a factory rivet just opening a can of worms?

I am doing a shell off on a 1963 Bambi.

As I look at the original work done in the Airstream factory, it appears to me that some of the rivets were just barely compressed/expanded. The tails are...
Forum: General Interior Topics 10-22-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,902
Posted By Aktundra
I have seen some of the same comments on 1/4"...

I have seen some of the same comments on 1/4" foil backed insulation (doesn't seem to really have a significant impact on the R value whether the material between the foil is close cell foam,...
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By Aktundra
Any way you can post a sample of what you're...

Any way you can post a sample of what you're looking for?

I realize the paradox of asking for a pic of what you can't find !!!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-18-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 30,461
Posted By Aktundra
Finished riveting after dark, and it looks like I...

Finished riveting after dark, and it looks like I messed up one of these rivets, but don't feel like redoing. (Didn't the Navaho blanket weavers put an error in, so as not to offend the gods? If so...
Forum: Doors & Locks 10-14-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By Aktundra
How to dis-assemble the door knob

I guess I have a few questions. Probably should post each in a separate thread, but here goes.

Can anybody confirm if this is the original door knob for a 1963 Bambi ?

I can completely dis...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-09-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,944
Posted By Aktundra
Did the door placard also have blue background ?

Did the door placard also have blue background ?
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-07-2014, 12:17 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 742
Posted By Aktundra
Suggest vintage salvage yards ?

Not sure if thee is a better place to post this request, but I am looking for a vintage Hehr window for 1963 Bambi.

Apparently kind of unique dimensions.

Would folks mind giving me some salvage...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-05-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Aktundra
Thanks for the comments Yup, posting with an...

Thanks for the comments

Yup, posting with an Applle product. Maybe I'll take the pics sideways, and see if they straighten out when posted !!!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-04-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Aktundra
Sorry these seem to be loading sideways. Here is...

Sorry these seem to be loading sideways. Here is the questionable fitting at the top of the pic. The door stop is white in the middle, a latch that holds the door open is at the bottom. Due to the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 10-04-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Aktundra
Do Experienced Airstreamers Recognize This ?

Do experienced RV'ers recognize this ?

The pic appears to be posting sideways. It's attached with screws not rivets to a 1963 Bambi, so it was probably added by a PO

It is in the middle of a...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-03-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Aktundra
Does anybody know if more of these covers are...

Does anybody know if more of these covers are available ? Based on the red-necked wiring job, I don't think these chuuckle-heads fabricated it. It might be usefull over other things like water hook...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Aktundra
I think Beaker is right-on, this set-up and...

I think Beaker is right-on, this set-up and fixture are not original equipment. It is not actually mounted to the skin, it just dangled by the wires, they drilled a cluster of 3 holes to get a big...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-03-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Aktundra
It is on the wrong side of the door. Seems if...

It is on the wrong side of the door. Seems if somebody were to knock on the door, when the door was opened, they would be standing in the shadow.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 902
Posted By Aktundra
1963 Bambi porch light

Trying to get the exterior buck riveting wrapped up before freezing temps shut me down for the year

This fixture looks to have been wired in after-the-fact, and the cover has been re-attached with...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 10-02-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Posted By Aktundra
By no means authentic , something like this might...

By no means authentic , something like this might at least be sympathetic

Drag Specialties NOSTALGIA-STYLE FRONT FENDER LIGHT from RONNIE'S HARLEY-DAVIDSON...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-24-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,237
Posted By Aktundra
Common scam for a variety of vehicles. From my...

Common scam for a variety of vehicles. From my experience it usually follows this pattern

A CL add for a motorcycle, vehicle (and apparently travel trailer ) goes up in some town around the...
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-21-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Aktundra
Probably should start a seperate thread for...

Probably should start a seperate thread for identifying Hehr window frames

Is the Hehr numbering system a model number (the same for every window with the same dimensions & characteristics) or...
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-21-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Aktundra
Seems I may have stumped the forum. That tells me...

Seems I may have stumped the forum. That tells me I may be barking up the wrong tree

so I have been doing some more thinking. It has bothered me that the exterior "side pieces" are held in with...
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-17-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Aktundra
Sorry these are coming in a stream, apparently I...

Sorry these are coming in a stream, apparently I a posting-picture-challenged today

Just the current opening.
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Aktundra
This shows the side wing closed, the gap, and the...

This shows the side wing closed, the gap, and the side piece that appeares to be original to the frame without the siliconed spacer pieces
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-17-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Aktundra
These side pieces allow the side windows to seal...

These side pieces allow the side windows to seal when closed. This pic shows one side piece removed and proped in the opening
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Aktundra
Sorry I thought some pic's were attached ...

Sorry I thought some pic's were attached

Obviously missing something on the top
Forum: Windows & Screens 09-17-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Aktundra
How to find missing pieces of a Hehr frame ?

I have a 1963 Bambi. The front window has a small crank window on each side and the center pane seems to be fixed. Somewhere along the way a PO decided to remove the front center pane and install a...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-17-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Aktundra
J I just have a little Bambi. I cannot...

J
I just have a little Bambi.
I cannot imagine the work involved for those that take on bigger trailers !!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,944
Posted By Aktundra
Wow, was it blue ? For some reason I was...

Wow, was it blue ?

For some reason I was thinking red ?!?!?
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-16-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,944
Posted By Aktundra
Refurbish the 'Airstream' Placard

Is there a thread on how to refurbish the Airstream placard for a 196X ?
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 834
Posted By Aktundra
Replace random screws with buck rivets ?

I have the interior skins removed on a 1963 and getting the last touches on buck riveting the exterior skin repairs.

I am noticing a grundle (a lot, took some pic's but no real point in posting,...
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