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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-17-2016, 06:20 PM
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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-17-2016, 05:45 PM
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Posted By REDSLED88
Fantastic vent

Finally got it in, used 12-24 stainless panhead machine screws and stainless nylock nuts, they seemed to fit the best. Hooked it up to battery just to check......yes, it works!!!!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-17-2016, 05:41 PM
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Posted By REDSLED88
Refer cover

Been a while, wanted to show the latest
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-17-2016, 05:15 PM
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Posted By REDSLED88
Refer

More
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-17-2016, 05:11 PM
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Posted By REDSLED88
Roof

More pics
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-17-2016, 05:07 PM
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Posted By REDSLED88
Roof vents

What i did was replace my 26x14 front escape hatch with a patch that a 14x14 fantastic vent could go in. I also got an aluminum refer vent cover fron Inland Rv, cut it down to fit the existing ABS...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-03-2016, 01:23 PM
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Posted By REDSLED88
1965 Airstream Globetrotter 20 - California

Title: 1965 Airstream Globetrotter 20 - California
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

I have a 1965 Globetrotter for sale. The interior has been removed and is in middle of...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-21-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,685
Posted By REDSLED88
Replacing with Fantastic Vent

I made a large patch (which has a smaller opening)245976

245977, riveted it in, and then put a new Fantastic Vent in place of the escape hatch. I too found it pointless to have the large opening....
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-11-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,867
Posted By REDSLED88
I think Harbor Freight makes a cheap pair of...

I think Harbor Freight makes a cheap pair of electric sheers, which may be an easy option for the rounded parts.

Can't wait to see the pics!
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-09-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,867
Posted By REDSLED88
Metal Wheel

I have been using a cheap pair of air sheers for my cutting, and hand snippers for little stuff.

Haven't tried a metal wheel yet, may make a rough cut.

Is it 5052H3x.032? I think you could...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 03-05-2015, 02:19 PM
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Posted By REDSLED88
Great Idea red.... I'll keep that one in my back...

Great Idea red.... I'll keep that one in my back pocket!
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,867
Posted By REDSLED88
Well, if your not too concerned about a "HIGH"...

Well, if your not too concerned about a "HIGH" polish, then the mill will be fine.
I would assume .032 should work, but others can chime in.
I think the 5052x.032 in mill would look like a modern...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 03-04-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
My apologies, I believe I called you Shelly twice...

My apologies, I believe I called you Shelly twice now.... Doh.
Sorry about that Dena!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 03-01-2015, 04:02 PM
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Views: 66,316
Posted By REDSLED88
Some say you can start with a slightly deflated...

Some say you can start with a slightly deflated basketball for ones like that.
Then maybe move to the dent roller with a little heat.
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-01-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,867
Posted By REDSLED88
Looking sweet, I hope my portions that will be...

Looking sweet, I hope my portions that will be polished come out that nice.
I have yet to "Finish" them. Stripping done, but not polished.
I understand on the "Black" stuff.... everywhere I tell...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 03-01-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
There you go shelly, It appears each cut is...

There you go shelly, It appears each cut is approx. 2.5" wide, and 3' Long, or something thereabouts to give you that curve.
Thanks Lance! Trailer looks Awesome.

BTW, Lance do you know what type...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-01-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Back End wraps

Well, I haven't really thought about that.
I just cut out my old belly pan, leaving a 12"-14" tail that hangs down under the trailer. Once I finish the floor, I'll tie some scrap pieces to bring it...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 03-01-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
Banana wraps

Well, I'll be honest, those banana wraps do look pretty darn sweet!
A little expensive, but look great.

I was going to show you my progress on my 'wrap', as I've only done one.
But your done...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-01-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Minor Setback

Well, just in case anyone cares, the reason I had to take 2 years off is because I purchased a new home. After about a year I discovered a sewage leak, which required replacing my entire sewer line....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-01-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Where to start

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I purchased my aluminum through Aircraft spruce I believe, or another aluminum sheet vendor. I started with 1 sheet of 4'x12' 2024T3 x .032.
I bought it by the sheet, and get it rolled. ...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
No, I think were good, Thx TIMK

No, I think were good,
Thx

TIMK
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-25-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Restoration

Swimhard,
I would start with getting rid of the belly pan area. 1 it's the nastiest part I found, so just get it over with, 2 you can get a good look at if you need to replace some things, or more...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-24-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
That should work out great, thanks Becky. It...

That should work out great, thanks Becky.
It looks really inviting, and is the look I may end up with. Love the dark counter and floors with light cabinets.... just beautiful.
I've seen those...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-24-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Priorities

The important things in life...LOL:lol:
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-20-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Counter Height

It appeared that your counter was approx. 2-3" under your window thumbalinadj.
That gives me a good reference to start with. I'll probably be doing something in the neighborhood of 38". My counter...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-19-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
True, 3/16" rivets are easy to install and...

True, 3/16" rivets are easy to install and remove.

I agree, floors awesome!

Oh yeah, and I think I used a 12# shotput for my banana wraps, a fairly bigger one anyways.

TIMK
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-19-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,816
Posted By REDSLED88
Use a shot put

I just bought a shot put on craigslist ($12) and heated the banana wraps a little if it's cold.... I did mine in summer when it was hot.
Just rolled it around to get the shape I wanted.
I put a...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-19-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
I don't think it really matter

I think it looks fine, I'd go with it. I could care less personally what the bottom of this thing is going to look like. As long as it keeps dirt/debris and critters out, them I'm good. It will...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-18-2015, 10:12 PM
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Views: 98,985
Posted By REDSLED88
Another quick question. Have you installed your...

Another quick question. Have you installed your water inlet yet? It looked like it was over the wheel well. Sorry, I haven't been through the hole post yet.
Are you putting your fresh water...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-18-2015, 10:00 PM
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Views: 98,985
Posted By REDSLED88
Insulation

Shelly, so how much insulation and tape did you originally buy?
I have a Globetrotter, and am trying to guestimate how much to buy.

Can't wait to see what you are going to do with the endcaps.
I...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-17-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,077
Posted By REDSLED88
Nice Vinstream! How long can you go on that...

Nice Vinstream! How long can you go on that baby? 255ah? What size/brand converter do you have? What size wire are you using for that.
Will you insulate that box, or lid also?

I know it's...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-16-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
fridge

Question, do you know how high your curbside counter was?

Also,do you know what kind of fridge your going to do?

I have about 40" to bottom of small curbside galley window,and I was looking at...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-15-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Moving Along

Well I've had a couple long weekends to get some more work done.

Photo 1 - Reinstalled Stove cover. Had to take a ball peen hammer to reshape due to a couple of dents.
Used 10-32 SS machine...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-15-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
Nice

That's great, feels good to hit a milestone of sorts when there are so many little things.
Keep up the good work!

TIMK
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
Well, not all of us can do what Kip does.... I...

Well, not all of us can do what Kip does.... I wish, but you know, do what you can.

I'll be using those rivets as well, and then just have an "inspection" section which will be screwed down using...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-12-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,867
Posted By REDSLED88
Bambi Tex- on a 55 those could definetly be buck...

Bambi Tex- on a 55 those could definetly be buck rivets.

Tim
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-11-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,759
Posted By REDSLED88
Peter, hey it's been a while. Did you actually...

Peter, hey it's been a while.
Did you actually lay aluminum over your fiberglass endcaps?
Without re-reading your thread, I thought you did wood in the back. But did you go over the endcap?...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-11-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,867
Posted By REDSLED88
Check out "polishing airstream with 12" insisel...

Check out "polishing airstream with 12" insisel wheel" on you tube, he has a method, which I use, where you use a 7 1/2" variable speed angle grinder at 3000 rpm with the black or brown compound bar...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-08-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,867
Posted By REDSLED88
It's tough

Believe you me, I know. I tried everything you mentioned, including Kleen Strip Aircraft stripper with Methylene Chloride ( super bad stuff), and either required oxygen or a super windy day for you...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-04-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,265
Posted By REDSLED88
I think I'm going to use a little acetone and...

I think I'm going to use a little acetone and some lego pieces to make a glue for the cracks, and then cover with Fibertech by Evercoat. It's a reinforced polyester body filler, which should have...
Forum: Refrigerators 01-30-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,023
Posted By REDSLED88
Louvered

I'm in the same boat. Right now I have a solid lower access door, and louvered upper access door for the fridge, and I think I'm just going to switch them, putting the louvered on the bottom.......
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-26-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,265
Posted By REDSLED88
St Pierre, did you use bondo to redo your tail...

St Pierre, did you use bondo to redo your tail light housings?
They look great,

Thx

TIMK
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
So the fan mount was actually riveted to the...

So the fan mount was actually riveted to the outside, not just the Stove exhaust vent cover?
I guess that's why there are more holes in the trailer than on the cover.

You see, I literally had...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-25-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 889
Posted By REDSLED88
I think there is an access cover, curbside, just...

I think there is an access cover, curbside, just about fore of the axel, in the belly area.
All your umbilical cord wires go into that, from there they then go to their respective locations (tail...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-25-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
How big is that grey water holding tank? How...

How big is that grey water holding tank? How many gallons does it hold also?
I will be needing one of those, and am debating 2 ( 1 on the fore, and one on the aft side of the axel to help...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-25-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Sorry Swimhard, I have not changed my axel yet,...

Sorry Swimhard, I have not changed my axel yet, but when I do I suspect I be using Colin Hyde.

My next move is putting back in all roof vents to protect from rain, so as to check for leaks.
...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-25-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,261
Posted By REDSLED88
Finally, back at it!

Well, it's been almost 2 years since I worked on the trailer.
I finally put the curbside front lower corner panel back in, everything came out ok, but had to use a couple of 3/16 'A' rivets to fill...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-25-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
I used a shotput To reshape my banana wraps that...

I used a shotput To reshape my banana wraps that I bought of craigslist to roll around inside them, and then I polished.... they didn't end up perfect, but pretty darn good. Here is my thing...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-25-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 378
Views: 34,106
Posted By REDSLED88
VTS (Vintage Trailer Supply) has silicone...

VTS (Vintage Trailer Supply) has silicone remover, it is a white plastic tube with purple lettering, and it almost seems like a clear glue that comes out, but it has a chemical reaction to the...
Forum: 1964 Bambi II 01-02-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 18,474
Posted By REDSLED88
Insulation under floor

Ben,
Did you install prodex between the new 19/32" floor and the frame?
I meant to ask you that awhile ago.

Trailers looking good... and I'm going on just about 4 years, and finally got my...
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