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Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By Bubba L
Hey Hitt, is it possible they placed the...

Hey Hitt, is it possible they placed the California Division of Housing plate over the Airstream ID plate and itís still there?
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info Yesterday, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By Bubba L
Landyacht and International were package options...

Landyacht and International were package options whether Tradewind or Overlander or others.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info Yesterday, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By Bubba L
Glad to help. Take a...

Glad to help. Take a http://www.vintageairstream.com/photo-archiveslook at the 60 Tradewind
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By Bubba L
Iím going to have to guess the first year for the...

Iím going to have to guess the first year for the Tradewind, 1960.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By Bubba L
These are the photos ej110884 wanted to post:

These are the photos ej110884 wanted to post:
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info Yesterday, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By Bubba L
I sent a PM to ej110884 with my contact...

I sent a PM to ej110884 with my contact information. If he wants, he can send me the pictures and I will upload to this thread. Or, we can discuss and walk him through the process of uploading photos.
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 07-04-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 928
Posted By Bubba L
When figured out, posting pictures will narrow it...

When figured out, posting pictures will narrow it down. Type of tail lights, number of end panel segments, type of windows and layout, and any other information to help ID. Unfortunately, my...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 07-03-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By Bubba L
Installed a Maxx today in a 63 Bambi. We have a...

Installed a Maxx today in a 63 Bambi. We have a Fantastic in our 66 and a couple of Maxxs in our 55. I like the function of the Maxx to operate as a ceiling fan with the vent closed to assist in air...
Forum: Member Introductions 07-02-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By Bubba L
Congratulations. When time allows, start a...

Congratulations. When time allows, start a renovation thread so we can follow your progress. Good luck
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 07-01-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By Bubba L
Do you have any idea of the year and model?

Do you have any idea of the year and model?
Forum: Wheel Wells 06-28-2022, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Bubba L
I still had to cut curfs on the back of the trim...

I still had to cut curfs on the back of the trim to get the exposed part to bend smoothly.
Forum: Wheel Wells 06-28-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Bubba L
Not sure about the wheel well trim on a 92. But I...

Not sure about the wheel well trim on a 92. But I just finished bending the radius trim on the 63 Bambi wheel wells. I took a piece of thicker aluminum and made a pattern of the wheel well. Then I...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Overlander 06-28-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Bubba L
LED4RV has LED replacement bulbs for the 12vdc...

LED4RV has LED replacement bulbs for the 12vdc bulbs.
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 06-27-2022, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By Bubba L
I had forgotten about the fix until I read your...

I had forgotten about the fix until I read your recommendation. Remembering back a few years Iíve used this method on countertop laminate and wood veneer tape. Works well.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-27-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 503
Posted By Bubba L
X2 on LED4RV. They are very accommodating and...

X2 on LED4RV. They are very accommodating and knowledgeable. Good luck
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-27-2022, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Bubba L
Eugene, I would think any type of proper...

Eugene, I would think any type of proper lubricant would work. Whether itís a WD product, 3-in-One or PB Blaster. We have the same window latches on our 66 Safari. A few times a year we open the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-27-2022, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Bubba L
The frame looks first class and should now last a...

The frame looks first class and should now last a couple of lifetimes. Iím not familiar with Airstreams past a 69, but there are a lot of members here on the Forums that are well versed, Conifer...
Forum: Our Community 06-27-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Bubba L
Have you looked at some of the sites like...

Have you looked at some of the sites like RvTrader and Airstream Hunter?
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-26-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Bubba L
You still use the exterior window trim. I just...

You still use the exterior window trim. I just added a small bead of caulk and tooled it level with the glass pane against the frame. Probably not needed, but I tend to have fun adding things.
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-25-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By Bubba L
Weíve replaced the front and rear glass in our 66...

Weíve replaced the front and rear glass in our 66 Safari and all the glass in our 55 FC with tempered. Rule of thumb is the glass is 1/16Ē from the inside edge of the frame (or smaller than the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-25-2022, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Bubba L
We did a complete shell off renovation on both...

We did a complete shell off renovation on both trailers. Neither trailer had grey tanks, so we added those. On the 55 I ran the shower drain in the belly pan to the grey tank drain line. The Hepvo...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-24-2022, 09:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Bubba L
I installed several access panels in the belly...

I installed several access panels in the belly pan of both our trailers. I installed those where PVC connections were located in the event they sprung a leak. But mainly to replace Hepvo traps if...
Forum: Windows & Screens 06-24-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By Bubba L
Not familiar with Airstreams newer than 1970, but...

Not familiar with Airstreams newer than 1970, but both our trailer rock guards are secured with quick release pins. They have a small retractable ball near the end.
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-21-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By Bubba L
r_whiten@hotmail.com is the last email I have for...

r_whiten@hotmail.com is the last email I have for Rick Whiten. In the past heís always been good about responding to a Private Message. Good luck
Forum: General Interior Topics 06-21-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,415
Posted By Bubba L
Weíve renovated a 66 Safari and a 55 Flying...

Weíve renovated a 66 Safari and a 55 Flying Cloud. Bother weíre a shell off. We rebuilt the interiors to the exact layout and dimensions, even using the same species of wood. We reused items that...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-19-2022, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Bubba L
Welcome to the neighborhood. Yíall are in a great...

Welcome to the neighborhood. Yíall are in a great location to venture out to a lot of nearby State Parks. Or, you could camp out at Lake Granbury. Make reservations months ahead. Losing the small fee...
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 06-13-2022, 08:03 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 284,026
Posted By Bubba L
Will you be using Zolatone or something local...

Will you be using Zolatone or something local thatís more available? We used Kilz Adhesive for a primer. It really sticks.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-13-2022, 06:22 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 27,721
Posted By Bubba L
What an adventure. Hope the door latch and hubcap...

What an adventure. Hope the door latch and hubcap are the worst issues that occur. Keep us posted and let us know when you settle in. Take care
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-12-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bubba L
For history, search 66Overlander on the Forums....

For history, search 66Overlander on the Forums. As far as the three running lights, some had them and some didnít. A lot of trailers were prepped for those (the wires rolled up in the cavity at those...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 06-11-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Bubba L
Iíve also seen people use trim pieces made for...

Iíve also seen people use trim pieces made for FRP sheets sold at the big box stores. They can also be painted with Rustoleum Universal.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-11-2022, 05:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bubba L
Phil, thatís a good point. I would think a true...

Phil, thatís a good point. I would think a true restoration would be a trailer destined for a museum like Goransonís restoration of Wallyís anodized gold Airstream. If someone is going to spend the...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-11-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bubba L
Zolatone is considered a splatter paint. It has...

Zolatone is considered a splatter paint. It has tiny paint balls that splatter when sprayed on a solid surface (www.zolatone.com). Itís been around for decades and takes low pressure equipment to...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-11-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bubba L
The interior walls looks like they may have been...

The interior walls looks like they may have been painted by a PO. The original interior paint was Zolatone. Back then there was only two or three colors offered. Zolatone is still available. Have no...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-10-2022, 09:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bubba L
Great interior. Those friends of mine have the...

Great interior. Those friends of mine have the pink Princess also. Looks great.
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-10-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,524
Posted By Bubba L
Congratulations on your 61. That is a great sized...

Congratulations on your 61. That is a great sized trailer. In your dismantling, donít throw anything away until the end. Thereís a lot of stuff you can use as patterns. I communicate with friends of...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 06-10-2022, 06:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,304
Posted By Bubba L
Way to go. We used Xylene with Parbond silver and...

Way to go. We used Xylene with Parbond silver and taped the joints as you did. It cleans up well and taping the joints sure makes cleanup neat. We also use paint thinner for various caulking touch...
Forum: Member Introductions 06-09-2022, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 379
Posted By Bubba L
Thatís a comfortable size trailer with plenty of...

Thatís a comfortable size trailer with plenty of room to maybe around. Everyoneís new adventure is normally a steep learning curve. Iím still learning. Welcome to the Airstream world and keep us...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 06-07-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By Bubba L
Looks kinda like efflorescence. If at one time...

Looks kinda like efflorescence. If at one time you had humidity or moisture inside the wall at that location, moisture migrating to the dry side brings soluble salts and minerals that dry on the...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-05-2022, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By Bubba L
Congratulations on your successful install. Also...

Congratulations on your successful install. Also glad the decibel level is more agreeable. Weíre camping now and the forecast high for tomorrow is 106, but it cools off a bit Tuesday to 104. We try...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-03-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Bubba L
A manifold would be a good idea. They have them...

A manifold would be a good idea. They have them now that have just about any number of outlets you want. Thatís the way we did our house. For a low water drain and with the majority of the PEX lines...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 06-03-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 241
Posted By Bubba L
Orangina, we plumbed both our trailers. Bill is...

Orangina, we plumbed both our trailers. Bill is correct, PEX is the way to go. We used Uponor Wirsbo PEX which has the expanding collar versus the crimp ring. The crimp ring is fine. The Milwaukee...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-02-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Bubba L
Tony, though our trailers didnít use the Chesler,...

Tony, though our trailers didnít use the Chesler, thatís the best breakdown Iíve seen of a vintage lockset. Iím saving it anyway. Thanks
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-01-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Bubba L
Try Rick (Montanablue) on Airforums. He is the go...

Try Rick (Montanablue) on Airforums. He is the go to guy for vintage Airstream door hardware.
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-01-2022, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 539
Posted By Bubba L
If you have a L100 or 200, we just took one apart...

If you have a L100 or 200, we just took one apart and cleaned it. Works fine. We found schematics online on Google Images. There are places that still sell the cam and other pieces. First, confirm...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-01-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By Bubba L
We just took 1 1/2Ē 18ga tubing and split it with...

We just took 1 1/2Ē 18ga tubing and split it with a jig saw. I had to break a half inch off the metal saw blade so it wouldnít bottom out on the opposite side I was cutting. You can probably find 1...
Forum: Trailer Values 05-31-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Bubba L
I guess you could consider paying Jim Polk 2 or 3...

I guess you could consider paying Jim Polk 2 or 3 hundred dollars for a reputable, well written appraisal. I know itís not cheap, but a lot of insurance companies along with Airstreamers stand behind...
Forum: Refrigerators 05-31-2022, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By Bubba L
Jerry, your refrigerator looks great. Do you have...

Jerry, your refrigerator looks great. Do you have a door for the freezer compartment evaporator? Iím surprised the fridge drained your battery. Last week we took a four hour drive to a campground...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 05-30-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Bubba L
We completed the renovation on the 66 in 2015, so...

We completed the renovation on the 66 in 2015, so I need to take a look in the morning to jog my memory. I know itís general practice to run a drill bit along the track to slightly enlarge the...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 05-30-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Bubba L
We have a 66 Safari that we removed some of the...

We have a 66 Safari that we removed some of the glass and cleaned the frames. Our curved windows are frameless. Donít know if your glass has framing around the glass edge. I know Airstream went to...
Forum: Photography 05-22-2022, 09:22 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,260
Posted By Bubba L
I like seeing cypress knees. Growing up in East...

I like seeing cypress knees. Growing up in East Texas, people would harvest some, strip the bark, add stain and make table lamp stands. Great pic.
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