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Forum: Our Community 05-30-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By captlou
So probably 1/4Ē overhang the sub floor on each...

So probably 1/4Ē overhang the sub floor on each side and it should still allow for the bolts to pass through the ends of the out riggers and new sub floor. Iím gonna see how that measures up. Thank...
Forum: Our Community 05-27-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By captlou
The old sub floor was cut out all around with...

The old sub floor was cut out all around with only the edge pieces left in place to keep everything together. So the old sub floor dimensions arenít available anymore. I know that is messed up but...
Forum: Our Community 05-27-2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By captlou
I have braced it in three different ways and...

I have braced it in three different ways and havenít lifted it yet, but looking down the sides it just isnít straight enough to figure what width is going to be correct when I lay new sub floor. If...
Forum: Our Community 05-27-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Posted By captlou
New Sub Floor Width

Iím about to lift the shell on my 1973 29í Ambassador and as I look at the bottom of the shell where it sits on the out riggers, itís not all even with the outside edges of the out riggers. Even the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-27-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By captlou
I thought about that, I have all the equipment to...

I thought about that, I have all the equipment to do it that way. Iím going to evaluate that option, the worst part of my out riggers is the bottom lip that the belly pan is going to attach to.
Forum: Our Community 07-26-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By captlou
Thx for the replies.

Thx for the replies.
Forum: Our Community 07-25-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By captlou
Thank for the replies!

Thank for the replies!
Forum: Our Community 07-25-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By captlou
Buying Secondhand

Iím wondering if banks will finance newer used Airstreams instead of going through a dealership. If anyone has had a good experience with a certain bank. I havenít been to my bank yet to ask, any...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-25-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By captlou
Thx! I donít have the old flooring as a pattern...

Thx! I donít have the old flooring as a pattern so Iím gonna just have to struggle I guess.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-24-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By captlou
Yeah mine are 5Ē I was hoping to use purlin but...

Yeah mine are 5Ē I was hoping to use purlin but not available in 5Ē, and c channel is 6.7 pounds a foot in the thinnest thickness I can buy in 5Ē.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-24-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By captlou
The c channel on the sides are only half on the...

The c channel on the sides are only half on the edges, some bolts barely went through the ends of the out riggers. Itís all crazy, Iíll definitely try to not push in the bottom of the shell, but I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-24-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By captlou
New Out Riggers

Has anyone fabricated their own out riggers and if so what steel did you use ?The width of mine are 5Ē.I know I can buy brand new ones but Iím wanting to save money. Some pictures would be nice too....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-24-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 917
Posted By captlou
New floor widths

I have a 1973 29í Ambassador that Iím about to put a new sub floor in. This is a shell off install. My dilemma is that the shell width is wider than the width of the trailer frame measured cross ways...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-10-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,804
Posted By captlou
Gotcha! I'm leaning towards using coosa board,I...

Gotcha! I'm leaning towards using coosa board,I can buy it locally. My wife wants me to move the bathroom to the center also,probably gonna have to do that.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,804
Posted By captlou
Thx sir.

Thx sir.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,804
Posted By captlou
All my floor was true 3/4" I have been hearing...

All my floor was true 3/4" I have been hearing that some is 5/8". I'm wondering if the edges were routed down or is the 3/4" plywood gonna fit right into the c-channel?
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,804
Posted By captlou
Gotcha. I have all my floor out with just the...

Gotcha. I have all my floor out with just the edges left to support the shell
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-08-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,804
Posted By captlou
Shell on floor replacement

Did I understand correctly that the front and back sections of sub floor can slide under the c- channel on top of the frame on my 1973 29' Ambassador? But the rest of the sheets all tuck into the...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-12-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,389
Posted By captlou
It helps !! Thanks a bunch.

It helps !! Thanks a bunch.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-06-2017, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By captlou
Very nice Dennis, thank you

Very nice Dennis, thank you
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-05-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By captlou
Thx Tony. Good input.

Thx Tony. Good input.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 04-05-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,329
Posted By captlou
Rewiring a 73 29' Ambassador

I'm about to pull all interior skins and really need advise on wiring. I'd like to rewire the whole thing to start fresh and to learn how 12volt and the electric systems work, I will have a...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-05-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,389
Posted By captlou
Thanks for the help, this is my next step on my...

Thanks for the help, this is my next step on my 73 Ambassador, I'm also going to strip the skins to bare aluminum while i have them off. And do away with the end caps and go all aluminum.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 04-05-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,389
Posted By captlou
Interior skin removal and reinstall

When the interior skins are removed and reinstalled is it hard to realign the old rivet holes? And do I have to use a size bigger rivet being the holes may get bored out a tad bit?
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 03-12-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,645
Posted By captlou
Replacement Belly Pan

Can someone please tell me where i can find the sheet aluminum to replace my belly pan on my 29'Ambassador.I keep finding places that only have 4 foot wide sheets,my pan is 61.25" wide.Thx
Forum: Airstream Motorhome Forums 11-19-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,179
Posted By captlou
Red numbers on top

How and what can I find out about my AS by the big red numbers on top? Thx
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 10-22-2016, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,026
Posted By captlou
Removing the belly pan

Need help!! How hard is it to remove the belly pan and reinstall if its in good condition and what tools and supplies should i gather for the job including the reinstall? I have a 1973 29' Ambassador...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-29-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By captlou
Measuring Airstreams

Hello, I'm still trying to figure out if all airstream trailers are measured from tip of tongue to back of bumper?Haven't had any responses.My 29' Ambassador sure does.The the inside of the shell is...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-25-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,340
Posted By captlou
1973 29' Ambassador

How are the airstream trailers measured for length?From tip of tongue to rear of back bumper?
Forum: Axles 08-25-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By captlou
axles

I dont know if you recieved the previous reply i sent you?I think i goofed up and it didnt go thriugh,anyway,How long did it take you to get your axles in from Colin after you ordered them? And what...
Forum: Axles 08-25-2016, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By captlou
I thought of that but really wanted to take both...

I thought of that but really wanted to take both off at once and repaint and to also have more room work, that will be the go to easiest option and safest for sure and i can still paint one section...
Forum: Axles 08-24-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,545
Posted By captlou
axle removal

Hello everyone! I need advice on the proper way to jack up and block my 29' Ambassador so that i can remove the axles for replacement.I have been spraying PB Blaster on the bolts to help in the...
Forum: 1970 -1973 Ambassador 08-15-2016, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By captlou
1973 Ambassador

Hello everyone!I'm new to the site and a new Airstream Addict.This is my new gem,always wanted one and finally pulled the trigger on getting one.It's all original but in nice condition.The wife and i...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-03-2016, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By captlou
1973 Ambassador 29'

And some more.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-03-2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By captlou
Well here are some more then.

Well here are some more then.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-03-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By captlou
1973 Ambassador 29'

wow i got two pictures to upload.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-03-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By captlou
1973 29' Ambassador Rear Bath Double

This is my new piggy bank jewel.
Forum: Member Introductions 08-03-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By captlou
1973 29'Ambassador

Hello AS community! I'm new to the AS forums community and to AS life. I'm having a little trouble learning how to post pictures. I love the site and look forward to learning from the community about...
Forum: Our Community 07-31-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By captlou
Very Good Advice!In the meantime i'm researching...

Very Good Advice!In the meantime i'm researching like crazy.Thx
Forum: Our Community 07-30-2016, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By captlou
1973 Ambassador 29'

Could anyone tell me how to remove the belly skin so that i can inspect my frame and clean out old fiberglass insulation and put new in.My floor seems ok and i'm hoping to not have to replace it but...
Forum: Our Community 07-28-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By captlou
Thanks !

Thanks !
Forum: Our Community 07-28-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By captlou
1973 Ambassador Replacement Axles

Hello! I'm a new airstream addict ! I recently purchased a very nice 1973 Ambassador and would like to replace the axles soon.I need leads in where the best place to buy them and any other helpful...
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