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Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-21-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,386
Posted By PetervB
Dude! my virus protection software kicked your...

Dude! my virus protection software kicked your link to hitchhike lady as a "dangerous website" its been hacked! I'd pull the link and find another safer one. I'm interested in the movie...
Forum: Our Community 07-19-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,971
Posted By PetervB
AS in the movies

AS's sometimes appear in movies-- I found one of interest, "legally blonde"2001. Elle( Reese Witherspoon) and Paulette go the a junkyard to seize her dog back from Paulettes worthless BF. He's...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 10-24-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 500
Posted By PetervB
sunset reflected by 1960 Tradewind

still restoring after 10 years of work, but can travel with it. Still needs a refrigerator and shower but a lot of things are working.
One sunset shot under its metal RVport and an interior...
Forum: Photography 10-24-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 649
Posted By PetervB
sunset reflected by 1960 Tradewind

1960 Tradewind-- restoration still in progress, but taken it on three trips so far. Here is its normal home.
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-29-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By PetervB
no takers so I'm junking everything.

Got no answers to my post so, I'm junking the lot.
Forum: General Interior Topics 03-26-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 847
Posted By PetervB
free parts for '60 tradewind

have several leftover parts from my restoration, pictures attached.
1. air compressor-- painted, works, not restored internally
2. 12 volt squirrel cage blower-- used to circulate air in a duct...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 02-11-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By PetervB
free parts for '60 tradewind

have several leftover parts from my restoration, pictures attached.
1. air compressor-- painted, works, not restored internally
2. 12 volt squirrel cage blower-- used to circulate air in a duct...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 12-17-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,822
Posted By PetervB
Older Tundras won't support OEM style towing mirrors

The type I tundra 2000-2006 models won't accept a complete replacement of th e mirror with a new extendable type. Have to use a clip-on as far as I know. theres a rumour that later model Tacoma...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 04-01-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By PetervB
I've been able to repair those. Called Heyr...

I've been able to repair those. Called Heyr vent operators. Available from InlandRV for $$

I should post a picture series on how to repair them. Just about all problems can be fixed... ...
Forum: Exterior Restoration Forum 07-15-2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By PetervB
need a shop that does louvers in Central TX?

I'm trying to vent the evaporator heat from the reefer outside the AS. Like to put in a panel with louvers stamped into a door. Anyone know of a shop that does that?

I met a couple from Cedar...
Forum: Axles 04-12-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,587
Posted By PetervB
Did you use the original drop height? I have a...

Did you use the original drop height? I have a '60 with a 4" drop and the belly pan will surely drag on the speed bumps! I'm thinking that dexter has variable drop heights including zero.
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-18-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,799
Posted By PetervB
Is zolatone 1960 oil based?

I've seen some posts but they are vague on specifics. Question is: is zolatone on a 1960 Tradewind oil based? and does it have lead in it?

I've been removing latex house paint using...
Forum: Vintage Kin 11-27-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,178
Posted By PetervB
One of the earlier posts mentioned aluminum...

One of the earlier posts mentioned aluminum coated steel. I did a magnet test on the trailer 2 years ago and I think the magnet stuck...
There are patents going back to 1956 describing ways to...
Forum: Vintage Kin 11-20-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,178
Posted By PetervB
Sorry to take so long to answer, the thread...

Sorry to take so long to answer, the thread seemed dead.. My brother in law has it near Mason TX. The trailer is sitting abandoned and he has no plans to use or restore it. Anyone seriously...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-01-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,959
Posted By PetervB
avoiding rivet drilling mistakes

an experienced aircraft worker gave me some advice--
1. use a machinists punch to mark the center of the rivet dome; remove paint or other materials first. get this as accurate as possible so...
Forum: Windows & Screens 02-23-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,252
Posted By PetervB
replacing jalousie rivets?

I see that Terry has replaced rivets on the jalousie clips.. I have the same problem, so what kind of rivets were used? I'm thinking of using 1/8" aircraft style, but I'd have to buy an offset...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-28-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By PetervB
Where to look for wildflowers

My trailer is 12 mil sw of Llano, TX. Flowers are all over around there due to lots of winter and early spring rains. Hwy 71, 29, 16 probably 87 and of course all the little county roads...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-28-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By PetervB
Westbrook metals for aluminum supply

I picked up one sheet of 2024-T3AL at westbrook metals in San Antonio. Price was $220 for a 4x12 sheet.

Airparts and Aircraft Spruce are nominally cheaper but after shipping this was a lot...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 05-28-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By PetervB
I can't work under these conditions!

Not really!

Progress on restoring my '60 Tradewind. floor boards are coming off one at a time, and frame rust repaired. Just installed front and back replacement floor boards temporarily. ...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-22-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,365
Posted By PetervB
anyone in Austin, TX have any 1024-T3 ALCLAD?

I need just one little piece, 44 X 30 inches. Any suggestion on where to get one that size?

My '60 tradewind has battery acid corrosion on the front.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 03-05-2010, 11:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,224
Posted By PetervB
need help finding steel X members for '60 TW

I've got my belly skins off and it looks pretty good, all I need is a front and rear cross member replacement, and perhaps some reinforcement for the foldup steps. I've fabricated replacement...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-07-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,619
Posted By PetervB
why there are extra screws in the J-channels

as an engineer, and currently replacing that very curved channel, I have an idea what the screws are for.. The channel on mine isn't continuous, as it is bent into the curve, the channel is cut to...
Forum: Vintage Kin 04-22-2009, 09:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,178
Posted By PetervB
Ever heard of an M-Systems travel trailer?

My brother-in-law has this abandoned trailer, it looks kind of interesting. It must have been quite beautiful inside with the wood interior. can't tell what metal its made of; not rusting but the...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 02-02-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 29,662
Posted By PetervB
Seminar schedule?

forget it
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 01-15-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,423
Posted By PetervB
What kind of heater is this?

From out of my '60 Tradewind. the metal parts are in good shape, but the controller is messed up. Bench test shows it doesn't shut off properly and has a pinhole leak in the pilot tube. See the...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 01-05-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By PetervB
OK Mark, I bench tested the stove and everything...

OK Mark, I bench tested the stove and everything works! bubble tested the valves first, no leaks. then each burner was lit, there's a lack of flame in the center of three of them; probably due...
Forum: Stoves, Ovens & Microwaves 01-01-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,899
Posted By PetervB
Can this stove be saved?

Here are some pictures of the stove from my '60. It looks bad, the skylight was broken out for 2 years and everything was rained on..

Burners look OK, rust everywhere but its not perforated. ...
Forum: 1961 - 1963 Bambi 11-21-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By PetervB
Very clear drawing of the 7-way connector

I 'm working on a very similiar trailer - a '60 Tradewind.
I've traced out the runing lights wiring and could send you a copy( as soon as its drawn up).
check out this website for a very clear...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-12-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,170
Posted By PetervB
Need help with '60 Tradewind wiring

Hi, I'm trying to get my lights working on this trailer for state inspection( required to get a clear title). Not all the circuits make it to the back-- the brake lights and tail lights( in the...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-12-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,653
Posted By PetervB
i'm working on the same problem. '60 Tradewind. ...

i'm working on the same problem. '60 Tradewind. How did you remove the side pin? And how did you remove the bottom bracket? they are all riveted down, so it seems.
Forum: Trailer Values 05-01-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By PetervB
licensed appraisal needed

Texas department of Motor Vehicles won't give me a title without a licensed appraisal. Must be a Motor Vehicle Dealer or licensed Insurance Adjuster.

Does anyone have a recomendation? I'm in...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 04-29-2008, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,653
Posted By PetervB
photos of '60 tradewind curtains

Saw this post-- Just recovered a fair condition curtain from the upper sealed cabinets of my rat-infested tradewind. I don't know the function of the curtain, but probably was a window covering. ...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-27-2008, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By PetervB
What's hubcentric?

does this refer to pilot center hole?

in my case, I now have a one wheel installed with a 4.25" dia pilot hole; however, the hub itself is 3 5/8" this doesn't look right, perhaps that is what...
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-25-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By PetervB
What's a WD bar?

What's a WD bar?
Forum: Jacks, Stabilizers, Lifting and Leveling 04-25-2008, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,454
Posted By PetervB
What's the correct load rating for tongue jack

I have a '60 tradewind, weight #4500 lbs aprox

What should the tongue jack be rated for ?

My dealer sold me a #5000lb but it seems too excessive.
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-24-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By PetervB
Well I had bad luck.. I ordered two new wheels...

Well I had bad luck.. I ordered two new wheels from redneck supply through a local dealer. they were the OEM style grey painted, looked OK but...the first one wouldn't balance, it had 1/4" of...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 04-21-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By PetervB
What's the right wheel for 60 tradewind?

I've seen many posts saying use 15" 6lug 5.5 bolt circle with 0 offset.

My old wheels have 1/2" offset.. Is this correct? they are old with the hubcap clips.

I'd like to replace them with...
Forum: Member Introductions 04-21-2008, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,211
Posted By PetervB
New owner of a very old dilapidated '60 tradewind

Hi ya'll. I've aquired a bad condition 60 tradewind. outer skin is good with no dents, underbelly is ripped up, rats have been living in it and its been raining in through the skylight. it's...
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