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Forum: 1966-68 Caravel Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Doc and Vivian, thanks so much for the shout...

Doc and Vivian, thanks so much for the shout outs! I am very happy with the way this project turned out, and the best news is, I will always have that last dollar...if they will take it, faucet and...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel Yesterday, 08:06 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Outdoor Shower Faucet

Dingo Girl, that outdoor shower set up is a slick feature - what model is this shower unit? I am looking to get a longer hose in just that stainless finish for my Dura faucet.

I decided to use...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,654
Posted By Flostream66
Steamer!

SBD, I would buy a steamer and go with that first. I would take any remaining goo off with mineral spirits. As noted above, there likely will be a difference in the color of the aluminum that was...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim Yesterday, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,654
Posted By Flostream66
Matte Aluminum Finish

Steve, I have a 1966 Airstream and wanted the same, matte look. I know there was a switch in the aluminum and coating in the late 80's so do research before you try these techniques - that's what I...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-25-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
How Famed Native Explorer, Sacajawea, Became Embedded in this Resto

Thanks, all, for the kind shout-outs about the light fixture - it isn't as cool as Atomic13's canvas map of the US that hides the refrigerator vent, but considering it cost me nothing but time, I am...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-25-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Jerry, thanks so much for making time for this,...

Jerry, thanks so much for making time for this, especially during your Thanksgiving break. The gas company has plugged the gas line to the refrig until I resolve the valve issue, so I appreciate the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 11-23-2020, 03:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,158
Posted By Flostream66
Dear Why, I have a 1966 Caravel '17. I too am a ...

Dear Why, I have a 1966 Caravel '17. I too am a solo traveler, who did not want a truck as my everyday car. That decision was "driven" in part by the fact that I sometimes need to drive into NYC...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-22-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Custom Airstream Light Fixture

The custom light fixture installed.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-21-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Flostream66
PA Bambi, that would be excellent. Thank you. I...

PA Bambi, that would be excellent. Thank you. I will PM you mailing address, and you can send me yours with the shipping amount so that I can get a check off to you. Thanks again for your help.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-21-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Flostream66
Thanks CaCraig - that was the same issue I ran...

Thanks CaCraig - that was the same issue I ran into. Appreciate your efforts to dig for the receipts.
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-20-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Flostream66
CaCraig, thank you for your response. I checked...

CaCraig, thank you for your response. I checked Grainger but could not find a valve. If you could direct me to the product on Grainger, I would appreciate it - it might help me with the local Ace...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-19-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Thanks, Dwwalker18! We will look forward to...

Thanks, Dwwalker18! We will look forward to seeing your solution...in the meantime, please share a photo of the oddly placed electrical outlet so that we all can better appreciate your design...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-18-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Flostream66
I am - this valve is in working condition, except...

I am - this valve is in working condition, except that it leaks when pressure tested. So the gas company will not certify me. Do you know if your shut-off valve leaked? What are you looking to get...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-18-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
That is Morgan Flynne of Kilkenny - Flynne for...

That is Morgan Flynne of Kilkenny - Flynne for short. She is a soft-coated wheaten terrier. This shot was taken in early 2019 - Flynne had just experienced her first Airstream rally...and was...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-17-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Thanks, Doc...same here. More work than Air...

Thanks, Doc...same here. More work than Air time. BUT I finally executed on a design element for Flo that I have been contemplating for months now. When I got the trailer, the reading light above...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-13-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Flostream66
Gas Shut Off Valve for Dometic Refrigerator 1960's Caravel RM36A - New York

I am looking for a replaced gas shut off valve for a Dometic refrigerator, circa 1960's. The specific model number of the refrigerator is RM36A.

I am attaching a photo of the valve that needs to...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 11-13-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Flostream66
Steve, I am tryng to source a shut off valve for...

Steve, I am tryng to source a shut off valve for my 1966 Caravel. If Tom doesn't need that I'd be grateful to have the valve from your refrig before you ship the unit to him. I've attached a photo...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-11-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Dometic Refrigerator No. 36A - Need a Shut Off Valve

Thanks, Bubba...I surely don't want to puncture the new fiberglass chimney I had made up - it looks great and functions...so I will experiment with a brace along the lines of what you have mentioned....
Forum: Refrigerators 11-11-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Flostream66
1966 Caravel - Dometic Refrigerator - Need Shut Off Valve

I am hoping someone might be able to help me with a shut off valve.

The gas company installed new gas lines for my 1966 Caravel, then, stress-tested it to try to figure out why the pressure would...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-08-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Thanks, Bubba – judging from the fantastic work...

Thanks, Bubba – judging from the fantastic work you have done on the restoration of your 55FC, I have a long way to go.

I did manage to salvage all of the original cabinets except for the insides...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 11-07-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Thanks, DWWalker16, for the kind words – nice to...

Thanks, DWWalker16, for the kind words – nice to know Flo now has two fans in the North Pole!

Her restoration has continued at a steady clip. Over the past few weeks, the electrical wiring and...
Forum: Trailwind 11-02-2020, 01:18 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By Flostream66
Vote No Go on the Blue Step AS Logo - IMHO - Unless...

Your Stu Step turned out great...but I'd give that step logo another think. Visually, it detracts from the workmanship and what's inside...IMHO...and I am pretty sure folks will know the brand of...
Forum: Photography 10-31-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,835
Posted By Flostream66
RD Tighe, your silver and gold photo is truly...

RD Tighe, your silver and gold photo is truly stunning! Nice shot.
Forum: Trailwind 10-30-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By Flostream66
Fresh water fill pipe - mine sits just to the...

Fresh water fill pipe - mine sits just to the left [street]side of the a frame.
Forum: Photography 10-29-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,835
Posted By Flostream66
Fall 2020 - From the Inside Out

Though temporarily grounded, this glorious October 2020 day cast a beautiful glow on Flo, a 1966 Caravel, as she awaits the completion of her interior restoration.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-28-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Flostream66
Harold, I have bought Parbond from Burnstines to...

Harold, I have bought Parbond from Burnstines to use as a seam sealant, based on the recommendation of Melody Ranch. It arrived yesterday. I wondered if you have used a method you thought was...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-27-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 955
Posted By Flostream66
Aluminum Frame Question

Hi Kawabonga. There is a thread for a 49 Trailwind - the owner, "DiscoStu" is doing a shell off resto, and just took everyone through the process he used to design the aluminum cross members...
Forum: LP Gas, Piping, Tanks & Regulators 10-21-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By Flostream66
CrazyLev, thanks for starting this thread. I...

CrazyLev, thanks for starting this thread. I have used your input and the technical description provided by RMKRUM to guide the installation of my new LP system. It will be complete, and hopefully...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-21-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,017
Posted By Flostream66
Aluminuminum [wow, say that after a glass of...

Aluminuminum [wow, say that after a glass of wine!) - thanks for your instructive posts on the windows. I also took a moment to look at your restoration - what a beautiful job. I have decided to go...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-21-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Course Correction - Venting Dometic Refrigerator

Mark, your photographs and detailed descriptions about the refrigerator vents and ducting are extremely helpful, as I try to make good choices for Flo. Based on your posts and my further discussions...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-19-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Mark, thank you for this very helpful explanation...

Mark, thank you for this very helpful explanation - and your Safari restoration is fantastic. I am trying to understand from this reply and from the original Safari post where you put the exhaust...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-18-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Thanks, Mark, for taking the time to share these...

Thanks, Mark, for taking the time to share these photos and thoughts. It is incredibly helpful to have this kind of support. I also have spoken with Argonaut20 and it seems that I do need to vent...
Forum: Trailwind 10-18-2020, 12:51 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,520
Posted By Flostream66
Disco Stu, the chassis looks great! Can you tell...

Disco Stu, the chassis looks great! Can you tell me what type of paint your friend used and the name of the color? Thanks.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-17-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By Flostream66
Looks good, Jerry! I am, as you know, entrenched...

Looks good, Jerry! I am, as you know, entrenched in the Bubba go light camp to stay true to the original off white floor tiles found in my trailer. But the color flooring you have chosen will cause...
Forum: Awnings 10-17-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By Flostream66
I agree with Hittensteihl. I used Sailrite for...

I agree with Hittensteihl. I used Sailrite for my fabrics. Excellent customer service.
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-16-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Dometic Refrigerator Install

Nice thread hijack, Atomic_13...with that stunning Trade Wind renovation of yours! Nothing like trailer envy to motivate a restoration. :flowers:

Doc, thanks for the non-scientific shout-out on...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-13-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 495
Views: 82,629
Posted By Flostream66
Hi all! I am the beneficiary of this incredibly...

Hi all! I am the beneficiary of this incredibly helpful diagram...thank you, Brian! Upon seeing the attention to detail, I decided I needed to peruse your build thread...I had no idea my lowly...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-12-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
No Shloshing, Please

Thanks, Mark. Carl and I discussed this yesterday when we saw your post - I will speak with him about it when we regroup tomorrow. I may PM you to button this up. Appreciate the second set of...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-12-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Flo’s "Restomod" Hydro Flame “Furnace”

In the world of car collectors, a “restomod” represents a perfect mix old and new technology and design to create something "new" using the best of both worlds.

In Flo’s case, the galvanized...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-12-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Thanks, Argonaut20, for the input on the...

Thanks, Argonaut20, for the input on the refrigerator and chimney install - you have affirmed that I am definitely on the right track. So, until I sort out the fan, I will take your counsel and keep...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-11-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Dometic Refrigerator Chimney

Atomic_13 and Mark - thanks so much for the detailed photos and explanations. We vented the fresh water tank, so I think we are good there...but really appreciate the second set of eyes.

I also...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-11-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Help from Fellow Caravel-ers - Refrigerator and Chimney Install

The refrigerator chimney is complete and is going to be painted with single stage automotive paint by the vintage car restorer. Install is slated to follow.

I would appreciate it greatly if...
Forum: 1999 Safari 10-10-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Flostream66
Aahhh - the art of AS parts sourcing...a person...

Aahhh - the art of AS parts sourcing...a person could make a career out of it (speaking from experience)! Try Grainger and e-trailer. Both have very helpful customer service personnel. You might...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-09-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Mark, that is a big YIKES...I want no more...

Mark, that is a big YIKES...I want no more sloshing around. Thanks for the tip. Question: is your gray tank vented and connected to the sink vent? If you look at the photos, you will see a change...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-09-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,976
Posted By Flostream66
Merry Marmoleum

BentMetal, Jerry is right, your friend would do well to find the best Marmoleum installer she can. That's what I did. He came and looked at the trailer, went through the installation requirements...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-07-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Flostream66
David F, thank you for this important post. Did...

David F, thank you for this important post. Did you happen to take any photographs of the issue and/or your fix? Thanks
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-07-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Thanks for your kind words, David J. Considering...

Thanks for your kind words, David J. Considering we can only work on weekends, we have been moving along pretty steadily...without doubt, we would have been done weeks ago if we could have been...
Forum: 1966-68 Caravel 10-06-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 8,610
Posted By Flostream66
Rock n' Roll - Galley Ho!

With classic rock crankin' and a camping reservation looming large, we jammed, we crammed, we cut, we glued, and when the dust settled on Sunday, the galley was as good as new with its custom...
Forum: Refrigerators 10-06-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Flostream66
:clap::clap::clap:

:clap::clap::clap:
Forum: Refrigerators 10-05-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 364
Posted By Flostream66
Vintage Dometic Owner's Manual

That's an interesting tip, Skyguyscott, just in case mine goes kaput. Thanks.

69bullet - I meant to say that I also used this manual which I found on the Forums for the Dometic refrig we have: ...
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