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Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 09-19-2016, 10:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Jinkers
That would be great. Please email me at sflugu...

That would be great. Please email me at sflugu AT yahoo DOT com.

Thanks!
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 08-18-2016, 04:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 890
Posted By Jinkers
Northern CO Upholstery shop or Seamstress?

I need to have new curtains made for my 68 Globe trotter. I am looking for a recommendation for an Upholstery shop or seamstress/tailor that would do this kind of work in Northern Colorado (Fort...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 04-13-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,420
Posted By Jinkers
Latest Update

Just thought I would post the latest update on the tent shelter. We had a typical spring snow storm last week and the shelter wasn't up to the task. The poles on one side buckled. The highest wind...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-21-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,420
Posted By Jinkers
I understand the limitations of a safe. I broke...

I understand the limitations of a safe. I broke into my own Walmart "gun Locker" once and was so scared of how easy and how fast I was able to get in I purchased a full on 800 lb gun safe. Of...
Forum: General Interior Topics 02-20-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,420
Posted By Jinkers
I'm a little late to the party for this thread...

I'm a little late to the party for this thread but have been researching this same idea, a safe in the airstream. I'm coming to the conclusion that a safe in the tow vehicle for small valuables...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-18-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,719
Posted By Jinkers
I'm trying out Fresh Cab ...

I'm trying out Fresh Cab (https://www.earth-kind.com/)rodent repellent. I haven't had any mice yet and I keep the AS parked in a temp storage tent on a friends farm. Lots of mice and rabbits...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 10-04-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,956
Posted By Jinkers
This is a timely thread for me. Saturday I am...

This is a timely thread for me. Saturday I am heading out from the Colorado Front Range and heading over to Fruita and then Moab for 9 days. I'm not too concerned about the night time temps here or...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 09-19-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,824
Posted By Jinkers
Probably not what you are thinking about but I...

Probably not what you are thinking about but I like showing it off:D Here are some pics of the original Hanging cot in my '68 20 ft. Globe Trotter:
...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-19-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 729
Posted By Jinkers
Question Oddball hardware?

I'm not sure if this is the correct location for this question but it seems as good as any...

I recently replaced one of the side windows on my 68GT. While doing that I had intended to replace...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-16-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,095
Posted By Jinkers
Cub Scout, Indian Scout, Boy Scout. Good times...

Cub Scout, Indian Scout, Boy Scout. Good times and a lot of life lessons learned.
Forum: Our Community 09-12-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 45,247
Posted By Jinkers
Back in the 90's I started playing online WWII...

Back in the 90's I started playing online WWII combat flight sims. Don't remember what moniker I started with. In one session a guy that went by the name of 'Yank' who had actually been a fighter...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 09-10-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,804
Posted By Jinkers
Been on a pilot bio kick lately; Bob Hoover -...

Been on a pilot bio kick lately;
Bob Hoover - Forever Flying
Robin Olds - Fighter Pilot
Ernest Gann - Fate is the Hunter
Robert Buck - Northstar Over my Shoulder - A Flying Life
Chuck Yeager -...
Forum: Airstream "In the News" 08-27-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 16,301
Posted By Jinkers
A camper trailer rental would have one big...

A camper trailer rental would have one big advantage over the motor home rental market - the tow vehicle. I looked into renting a motor home and every renter barred towing ANYTHING with the motor...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-25-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 733
Posted By Jinkers
They brew GREAT beer too!

They brew GREAT beer too!
Forum: Insurance & Claims 08-14-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,838
Posted By Jinkers
This is how State Farm insures mine - sort of. I...

This is how State Farm insures mine - sort of. I submit an appraisel and photo's each year and if I submit a claim then they have the option of having an independant appraiser submit an appraisel. ...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 08-13-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By Jinkers
You can buy the owners manual from Airstreams...

You can buy the owners manual from Airstreams website. It has a line diagram of the pluming system. It's good for figuring out where things are the general flow but don't expect more detailed info...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 08-13-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,420
Posted By Jinkers
For the most part. The fabric is three layer...

For the most part. The fabric is three layer 14.5 Oz rip-stop polyethelene (the Heavy Duty option). I supposed that large enough hail could put a hole in it just like a high enough wind could rip...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 08-13-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,746
Posted By Jinkers
I just sent in my memberhip paperwork to the...

I just sent in my memberhip paperwork to the WBCCI. Having owned two vintage airplanes I've come to appreciate the generations of experience, knowledge, support and enthusiasm (not to mention supply...
Forum: Fun & Games 08-13-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 126,310
Posted By Jinkers
:blink::huh:

:blink::huh:
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 08-13-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,420
Posted By Jinkers
Update...

Thought I'd post an update on the portable shelter. I purchased a Shelter Logic 24'x15'x12' tent shelter to store my 20' airstream in. Now that I have it up and am storing the AS in it I have a few...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By Jinkers
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-31-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By Jinkers
Question Tape scum removal?

Last weekend the side window on my 68 GT shattered while in route. I pulled out the all purpose emergency repair kit and duct taped some plastic over the broken window. Last night I pulled the tape...
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-30-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By Jinkers
Thanks Jason, that was just what I was looking...

Thanks Jason, that was just what I was looking for. Any idea where I can find instructions on removing/installing?
Forum: Windows & Screens 07-30-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 873
Posted By Jinkers
Question 68' GT window replacement?

One of the street side windows on my 68’ Globetrotter shattered this weekend while driving. I didn’t notice when it happened but I was 10 miles or so of camp and when I noticed one of the side window...
Forum: Axles 06-25-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jinkers
Thanks for all of the replies. I decided to have...

Thanks for all of the replies. I decided to have Luke, at Luke's Maintenance and Repairs take care of the axel for me. Luke came highly recommended by some on the forums here.

It doesn't look...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-21-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,629
Posted By Jinkers
That thought crossed my mind and it could be a...

That thought crossed my mind and it could be a good solution.... But who needs the solar panels then, just charge the deep cycle batteries from the truck engine while driving. This is why I never...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-21-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,629
Posted By Jinkers
That is an interesting idea and my TV is a truck...

That is an interesting idea and my TV is a truck that I am planning on putting a topper on. I think mounting on a topper would also allow some flexibility to put tilting mounts on the panels for a...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-21-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,629
Posted By Jinkers
Thanks for the replies all. All the...

Thanks for the replies all.

All the appliances are original. The refer runs on AC or Propane and has a manual pilot so drain on the DC is very minimal. Heat is from a radiant heater with no...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 06-20-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,629
Posted By Jinkers
Question CEA Solar - Opinions/experiences?

I am looking at solar battery chargers to keep the single battery in my AS charged. I don't plan on running the Air Conditioner or Refridgerator on AC but would like to be able to keep the lights...
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-18-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Jinkers
I was afraid of that. It appears that I would...

I was afraid of that. It appears that I would have to take the riveted on inside door panel off to get at it. Is this correct or is there another way to remove the latch?
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-18-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 806
Posted By Jinkers
68GT - sticky door latch.

The door latch on my 68GT gets stuck in the retracted position sometimes. Can this be greased, oiled or adjusted?

Thanks,
Forum: Axles 06-12-2012, 11:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jinkers
Thanks all for the replies... I will start...

Thanks all for the replies... I will start looking into a replacement.

While we are here talking about the axel might as well talk about wheels and tires. The tires are 12 years old according to...
Forum: Axles 06-11-2012, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By Jinkers
I think I need a new axle - '68 GT

About 2 weeks ago I purchased a 68 globe trotter. Probably didn't do enough home work on all the things I should have looked for. On the ride home it seemed to pull fine while dry and empty.

I...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-08-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Jinkers
I love the Gunnison/Crested Butte area. We try to...

I love the Gunnison/Crested Butte area. We try to make it there every year to do some hiking and mountain biking. Unfortunately I have other plans for the weekend, camping up near Willow Creek Pass...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-08-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Jinkers
Thanks for the reply's. I am comfortable...

Thanks for the reply's.

I am comfortable with a lot of the basic stuff as long as I can find the parts... but HOA restrictions on driveway maint and storage make it difficult to do some stuff...
Forum: General Repair Forum 06-08-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Jinkers
Question Northern Colorado parts & service?

Hi all,

I recently purchased a 1968 Globe Trotter and am just checking around to locate airstream parts and service providers in Northern Colorado. No specific needs right now but I'm sure I will...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 06-04-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,420
Posted By Jinkers
Thanks for the responses! Wheatherport -...

Thanks for the responses!

Wheatherport - Holy Cow they are expensive! Would love to buy local but not for 2 or 3 times the price. I'm also leaning away from the tin roof carport type since they...
Forum: Winterizing, Storage, Carports & Covers 06-03-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,420
Posted By Jinkers
Portable Storage?

I am looking for ways to store my 68 GT. Living on the Colorado front range the biggest threats are sun, hail and wind driven dust (think sand blasting). A friend of mine with 80 acres is willing...
Forum: Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 06-03-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,549
Posted By Jinkers
I replied to an add on Craigs list for a 99 Bambi...

I replied to an add on Craigs list for a 99 Bambi for $3000. First clue that this was a scam was the price but I replied anyway since it was supposed to be local. The seller was a "Harrison Susan E...
Forum: Our Community 06-01-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,581
Posted By Jinkers
When it comes to buying and selling most...

When it comes to buying and selling most anything, the price is determined by what the seller is willing to take and the buyer is willing to pay. This is particularly true with anything that has...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-27-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Jinkers
Talking Photos: 1968 Globe Trotter

As promises, here are some photo's I took this morning at the KOA in Raton NM...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-26-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Jinkers
Well, all was as advertised and I am now the...

Well, all was as advertised and I am now the proud owner of a 95% original 1968 Globe Trotter in pristine condition:)

After 300 miles in steady 25-30 gusting to 45-50 mph winds (so says the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-25-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Jinkers
If all is as advertised I will be doing the...

If all is as advertised I will be doing the "minimalist setup" tomorrow in 25-35 mph winds. Should be a good test to see how it feels in wind and whether or not I think I'm going to need to add...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-24-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Jinkers
Thanks for the input. As for the...

Thanks for the input.



As for the Alaskan I don't really have any reason to haul both around. For now I plan on keeping the Alaskan for those times when I want to take the Jeep with me or...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-24-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Jinkers
Introduction and Q...

Hi,

I am a newbie on the forums and I am hoping to be a new Airstream owner, possibly as soon as this weekend. I have been looking at Airstreams in the 18'-22' range for several years and have...
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