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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-16-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By ehodg66
thanks 57vintage, I'm definitely leaning...

thanks 57vintage,


I'm definitely leaning that way
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-13-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By ehodg66
Thank you Bubba L, Safari 60 and Mark for all the...

Thank you Bubba L, Safari 60 and Mark for all the info.


I see on VTS they have 2" or 1.5" length bolts . I know I need 2" bolts on the cross members that are lower and have the extra piece of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-09-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By ehodg66
Another elevator bolt thread

I'm ready to install my new flooring (pvc foam board made by Coosa) and I plan on using elevator bolts.
I know the elevator bolt subject has been discussed in nauseam and I've read dozens of threads...
Forum: Doors & Locks 02-09-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 112
Posted By ehodg66
72 Tradeind Entry door hinge

I've attached a pic of my upper hinge which has 2 cracks(1 in hinge, 1 in the base plate). I assume I need to replace and it will be easier now that I have the interior gutted.
The interior bolt and...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-04-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,704
Posted By ehodg66
Holden Looks like that will work as well....

Holden


Looks like that will work as well. I didn't have an issue with the rivets interfering with the gasket. They laid down just fine. Plus, with the windows closed, it keeps that gasket...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-02-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By ehodg66
Thank you Bubbha and Shari!:)

Thank you Bubbha and Shari!:)
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-02-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By ehodg66
Panel replacement-buck rivet and sealing

Iím finally getting back to replacing my wing windows and badly corroded front panel w/ new aluminum. (windows not removed in pic)



Iíve re-buck riveted the entire beltline on both sides...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-02-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,704
Posted By ehodg66
Holden, I think the rivet squeezer will...

Holden,


I think the rivet squeezer will reach and would work for the hinge (if you are referring to a "hinge" like my 72") BUT, the rivet squeezer does use softer rivets. I personally don't...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 11-04-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,141
Posted By ehodg66
Learthman: "where can I buy this"? What is the...

Learthman: "where can I buy this"? What is the "this" you are referring to? All you need is the gaskets from Vintage trailer gaskets (They are very helpful) and from what I see the "Airstream 1966...
Forum: Windows & Screens 10-09-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,648
Posted By ehodg66
I used soft rivets and the rivet squeezer on the...

I used soft rivets and the rivet squeezer on the window frame also.
Forum: Wheel Wells 08-29-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By ehodg66
Are these for your 75TW? Same question as...

Are these for your 75TW?

Same question as Ptgrunwald, what grade and thickness did you use? Do you have a sketch with dimensions? especially the flanges?
Forum: Rock Guards, Segment & Window Protectors 07-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 872
Posted By ehodg66
70's Rockguard plex replacement

Hello All,


I picked up a used rockguard for my 72 Tradewind but have to install new plexiglass/Acrylic.
I've seen a few posts on the subject but my questions are a little more specific.

The...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-02-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By ehodg66
J morgan, Does a scotchbrite finish make...

J morgan,


Does a scotchbrite finish make the aluminum any more susceptible to corrosion? Periodic maintenance?


thank you
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-02-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By ehodg66
Kmerritt72, Has the rest of the trailer...

Kmerritt72,


Has the rest of the trailer been stripped of clear coat also?


I know there are many threads on this subject, but after stripping the clearcoat, what is the next step?
Do you...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-28-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By ehodg66
Just so I'm clear, that is your lower rock guard?...

Just so I'm clear, that is your lower rock guard? Protecting the aluminum? Not your removed window rock guard sitting on the tongue.


If it is your lower rock guard, it looks to be all one piece,...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 06-28-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By ehodg66
MX468, I have 2 questions: You...

MX468,


I have 2 questions:


You stated you're painting the roof but do you need to do anything to the rest of the body of the trailer after stripping? Will you now have to continuously keep...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-05-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By ehodg66
pics of the interior..olympic rivets

pics of the interior..olympic rivets
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-05-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By ehodg66
Poor front panel repair - corrosion

Hello all,


During the process of interior corrosion removal I found the lower right corner of the interior front panel had corroded away. I tried cutting the bad area out but since this is where...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-13-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,346
Posted By ehodg66
[QUOTE=bradt;2208896]If you indeed have 1/2"...

[QUOTE=bradt;2208896]If you indeed have 1/2" original flooring, I would recommend replacing it w 1/2" Coosa board. No routing, no sealing, light weight, easy to work with, stronger than plywood, and...
Forum: Steps 02-11-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By ehodg66
Thanks Crackerman, I had a feeling that...

Thanks Crackerman,


I had a feeling that was going to be my only option. I do plan on replacing the spring though, its' looking rather tired.


thanks again


Eric
Forum: Steps 02-11-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By ehodg66
72 Step release mechanism

My frame is about ready to paint as part of my full monty restoration.

I really want to clean the loose rust away on the step outriggers but the "step release" is in the way.

I thought...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-08-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,648
Posted By ehodg66
I used soft rivets (do not have size in front of...

I used soft rivets (do not have size in front of me) and purchased a rivet squeezer, mainly because i removed all of the hardware from the window frame and didn't want to take the chance of slipping...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-06-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,648
Posted By ehodg66
Here are a couple pics from my gasket replacement...

Here are a couple pics from my gasket replacement that may help:


Outer gasket removal, drill out the rivets and using a wood block and mallet to separate the frame.
My "steel connector pics"...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-27-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,648
Posted By ehodg66
Chuck, Which double pane windows are you...

Chuck,


Which double pane windows are you doing? The front wing windows? The upper, vista view windows?


I wish I knew about vintage trailer gaskets a few years ago when I redid all on my...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-18-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By ehodg66
I haven't used the xylene on the vulkem but will...

I haven't used the xylene on the vulkem but will certainly try it when I start replacing panels.
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 10-16-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By ehodg66
I went through about 4 cans of Xylene removing...

I went through about 4 cans of Xylene removing the adhesive from the aluminum. It's heavy duty stuff and you'll need some thick, rubber gloves and scotch brite pads.

I've used diluted alumiprep...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 05-15-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 131,824
Posted By ehodg66
interior skin

Jeremy,

Your restoration looks great!
I have a question regarding post #74 and your cleaning of the interior skin.

Did you not feel the need to prime the skins after using alumi prep to...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-14-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By ehodg66
Corrosion-outer

Being in the weather is not helping my 72.
I've read a lot of the corrosion threads in the forums and just would like some suggestions on the best way to handle the corrosion around the lights and...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-14-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By ehodg66
Corrosion-inner

Hello everyone,

I'm dealing with some exterior skin, inner and outer corrosion.
Inner first:
I have my interior skins off and have been removing white powder corrosion by way of stainless wire...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 05-03-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,141
Posted By ehodg66
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f454/how-to-fix-wi...

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f454/how-to-fix-window-gasket-145394.html
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-26-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,141
Posted By ehodg66
It seems others on the forum have had no problem...

It seems others on the forum have had no problem with there gaskets fitting correctly, but I had to make a "jig" to trim down the ribs off my gaskets because they really didn't fit. They were way too...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 04-25-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,141
Posted By ehodg66
When I replaced my window gaskets, I wrapped the...

When I replaced my window gaskets, I wrapped the gasket around the glass and spring clamped it on each side of the seam. Then used a soldering iron to "weld" the two ends together.
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 09-28-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,730
Posted By ehodg66
Belt Trim

Malc,

Did you ever replace your trim? Di you find something used ? Aftermarket?

I have a piece that was bent in transit after I removed it from my trailer (long story) I'm not sure if I can...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 08-15-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,564
Posted By ehodg66
Grant, I really like your design but your...

Grant,

I really like your design but your first pic is the only one visible. Could you please re-attach.

thank you
ERic
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-09-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,416
Posted By ehodg66
Actually, soft buck rivets can be squeezed. I...

Actually, soft buck rivets can be squeezed. I used them to reinstall the hinge plates and closing latch plates on my window refurbishment. I was worried about using my rivet gun and it slipping or...
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-22-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,056
Posted By ehodg66
Gasket modification

I have single panes in my 72. After much online searching for the proper gaskets, I purchased gaskets from CR Laurence (same as VTS) The gaskets have "ribs" that make it nearly impossible to fit in...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 05-05-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,088
Posted By ehodg66
Look up click bond products. They're used in...

Look up click bond products. They're used in airplanes, cruise ships and the military.
Great product. I think Kip can vouch for them as well.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 11-13-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By ehodg66
I don't see a window in the shower being that big...

I don't see a window in the shower being that big of an issue but it could be covered up with a roll down, plastic shade of some sort....or even a removable acrylic cover.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 11-13-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,524
Posted By ehodg66
Hello MG, I live in ft lauderdale and in my...

Hello MG,

I live in ft lauderdale and in my slow process of a frame off on my 72 tradewind.. I'm attaching a few layouts I've drawn up on CAD.

Option A is not really a wet bath but has the...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 09-23-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 747
Posted By ehodg66
Shower hot water saver

I came across this online and thought it was a interesting solution for saving hot water while camping as well as the home.

Check out the video at the bottom of the page.

P.S. I am no...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-13-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,020
Posted By ehodg66
My gantries were placed directly over my forward...

My gantries were placed directly over my forward and aft vents.
I cut 2 4x4's long enough to span the closet she'll ribs, fore and aft of each vent.
Wrapped the 4x4 with a lift strap, connected...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 08-11-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,273
Posted By ehodg66
Finally able to upload pics.

Finally able to upload pics.
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 08-10-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,273
Posted By ehodg66
Lakeannajoe, I was able to pick up a...

Lakeannajoe,

I was able to pick up a virtually unused 3 burner magic chef off of craigslist for $100. (see attached pics)
The owner was shipping a 70's Globetrotter overseas and the buyer had no...
Forum: Commercial Listings 07-14-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,675
Posted By ehodg66
I'm interested as well and came across this link...

I'm interested as well and came across this link searching for "Snyder Rv refrigeration". Not sure how much of a help it is.

Some pics of a members installed unit would really help.

Bob's...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-11-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,183
Posted By ehodg66
SurlyQue, I'm in fort lauderdale and will keep an...

SurlyQue, I'm in fort lauderdale and will keep an eye out.

If you haven't already, you might want to post pics on craigslist in every Florida city with a bold "STOLEN AIRSTREAM" title.

Lastly,...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-05-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,775
Posted By ehodg66
You need to read better Arcticfox ! I never...

You need to read better Arcticfox !
I never said anything about Canadiens being "ignorant" of American gun rights OR disagreeing with the canadien gun laws.

My point is you and other Canadiens...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-04-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,775
Posted By ehodg66
Well said Dhart! Arcticfox: just as some...

Well said Dhart!

Arcticfox: just as some Canadiens on this thread have stated their displeasure with the "ignorance" of SOME Americans of their country(Mounties, "EH", etc...) it seems SOME...
Forum: Insurance & Claims 06-04-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,528
Posted By ehodg66
My brother and I have been with State Farm for...

My brother and I have been with State Farm for close to 30 years. My parents even longer.

My brother recently had 2 different accidents within a month. One he was T-boned at a slow speed and the...
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 05-22-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,441
Posted By ehodg66
I have a spare for sale as well. I think mine is...

I have a spare for sale as well. I think mine is from a 72, but if you post me the opening dimensions, I'll measure mine this weekend.


thanks
Forum: General Interior Topics 05-11-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 20,842
Posted By ehodg66
Thank you Roger, I just sent you a PM. ...

Thank you Roger,

I just sent you a PM.

Eric
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