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Forum: Refrigerators 03-25-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 802
Posted By Studioman
I have the exact fridg in 100% working order....

I have the exact fridg in 100% working order. Looks great too!
Let me know if you need it! I just want rid of it but can't bring myself to pitch it.
Forum: Refrigerators 03-25-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,867
Posted By Studioman
I JUST got my 1972 Airstream home Saturday. I...

I JUST got my 1972 Airstream home Saturday. I briefly looked, but couldn't tell how the fridg is mounted (This is my newest Airstream I have ever owned, TOTALLY different than older ones).
How...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-25-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By Studioman
DO you mean JUST the Vista View windows had a...

DO you mean JUST the Vista View windows had a snap-ring (As in the little windows that don't open)? Or all of your windows?

I'm in no major rush, but I like to have a solid game plan well before I...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-24-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By Studioman
What do you mean by, "Scored it"? With a razor...

What do you mean by, "Scored it"?
With a razor knife? Or do you mean that you used a roto-zip and cut it out?
I just bought a 1972 and want to take out all the plexi-glass inner windows.
Thanks in...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-19-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By Studioman
HiHo,,, GREAT questions,,, neither of which I can...

HiHo,,, GREAT questions,,, neither of which I can answer, and I know the trailer VERY WELL!!!
I have a lot of friends who are also familiar with similar projects who are all at a loss.
I think...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-18-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By Studioman
Does anyone at least know if 12v DC should be...

Does anyone at least know if 12v DC should be present in this box?
Thanks!
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-15-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By Studioman
AC-DC switch in 1961 AS

Technical question on my 1961 AS.
This is the switch inches away from the back roof-vent.
I assumed it to be a choice between AC or DC, with the middle being "off".. (Originally I assumed it was...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-26-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,680
Posted By Studioman
LOL... Same question here. I just figured out I...

LOL... Same question here.
I just figured out I have 16inchs minimum between my roof and top of garage so, so a low-profile isn't needed...
I like the weight, looks and price of the 15k Dometic ...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-29-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Studioman
I HAVE to go with a low overhead unit as my...

I HAVE to go with a low overhead unit as my tallest shop door is only 10' (9' 10 3/4" to be exact).
It's SO CLOSE!!! I have considered making a cardboard mockup of a normal unit (14" tall), as it...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 05-29-2016, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By Studioman
Existing 14x14 center Vent prep for AC on 1961

My idea of a 10k portable AC unit just isn't enough, I need a roof top ASAP!
My 1961 Ambassador is NOT prepared for nor ever had AC. I did run a new 12/2 wire to the pantry ready for a new Roof top...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 02-07-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 944
Posted By Studioman
Ogden Water Filter-"AL" Model

My project is 99% complete now, time for minor details.
I am using the factory Ogden Model "AL" water filter, but debating if I should try to find a great filter for it, or just use it as the feed...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 12-08-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By Studioman
It needs to be a stiffer type of material,...

It needs to be a stiffer type of material, something like 1/16" plexiglass. I can use a heat gun to make the bend.
Heavy cloth-ish materials won't stay true at the bottom, particularly as on the...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 12-08-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By Studioman
Lens cover materials ideas

I need to replace two of these types of lens covers (The plastic see-though-ish covers that cover the bulbs).
I tried making them from 2x4 light panels, but they keep breaking at different spots of...
Forum: Roof 09-08-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,429
Posted By Studioman
I know all that. Just looking for the best way to...

I know all that. Just looking for the best way to mount my new-but original style Astrodome to the original closer hings.
Forum: Roof 09-07-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,429
Posted By Studioman
1961 Astrodome

I'm ready to install my new Astrodome but have nothing to look at as mime was not there.
Not loving the idea of rivetimg directly to hing on top of closer. How about alum pieceson top using 1\4...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 07-29-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 720
Posted By Studioman
1961 Rear bath Ambassador tub/shower

I hate to be a pain, but I have looked through 1000s of pics, but not one is showing me how the top of the tub is finished off to look finished and to keep water from getting behind the tub.
My 61...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 05-20-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,868
Posted By Studioman
Painting over Zolatone

Well, I did a ton of research on the subject: "Painting over Zolatone", and here are my findings and STILL need some opinions ASAP...
Lacquer primer and paint is FOR SURE a solid way to go for...
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-18-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By Studioman
I also tried to melt the "Solder", with no sign...

I also tried to melt the "Solder", with no sign of melting at all. Some kind of old-school brazing rod would make the most sense.
When you welded through the brazing/solder (lack of a better term),...
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-17-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By Studioman
I REALLY need to know my options on putting back...

I REALLY need to know my options on putting back together the one window that "fell apart" ASAP.
Again, it appears to be soldered at the corners on the inside.
Thanks in advance. I am/was hoping to...
Forum: Windows & Screens 05-12-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By Studioman
I had the same question... Can they weld right...

I had the same question...
Can they weld right over what appears to be solder?
Forum: Shocks 03-27-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,560
Posted By Studioman
Shock angle on early 1960s double axle

I have mixed thinking about how to mount the shocks on my new Dexter Shocks bought through Andy (2 weeks and 2 days I had them).
Vertical? Or on some angle?
Pros & cons?
Any thoughts would be...
Forum: Axles 03-16-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By Studioman
Bolting torsion axles in as on new trailers

Why can't I just bolt the new axles in, as if doing a conversion to a torsion from a leaf system?
I saw an aluminum boat trailer converted over, and the bolts just went straight up throw the C...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-02-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By Studioman
Hehr crank up& out windows on my '61

It appears my windows on my 61' Ambassador are soldered together at the corners (The frame part that moves).
All but one of the windows are in excellent shape (Once cleaned up).

The one window...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 02-28-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,072
Posted By Studioman
Did you ever find these?

Did you find these?
Also:
What are your curtain rods? Just wondering if what came in mine are factory?
Mine are basically just metal curtain rods for a house, riveted backwards onto the walls...
Forum: Axles 02-26-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By Studioman
Pics would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!

Pics would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS!!!!
Forum: Axles 02-26-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By Studioman
Which one did it look like?

Mine has two axles, both different. Which one did yours look like?
I'd LOVE to see some pics.
So you are saying the "Mounting plates" do not come on the axles?
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 02-25-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,355
Posted By Studioman
Thanks!

Thanks again guys!

I'd love to see a pic of a split ring wheel...

I was originally wanting to go with an Aluminum wheel, but now leaning towards the "old school" look.


THANKS for all the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-25-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,398
Posted By Studioman
My solution to my dent repair

Ya, so you guys were mostly right. Straightening a dent with that much stretch is a lot of time and it doesn't come out great...

So I did a patch. My first shot at Buck Riveting (Using a $20 air...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 02-25-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,355
Posted By Studioman
Is this a "Split Rim"?

Sorry guys, I'm not sure I know what a "Split Rim" is...

I am assuming it's the rims that are two piece, split down the center?

These are two piece, but the tire-mount area is one piece, and...
Forum: Axles 02-25-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,380
Posted By Studioman
1961 Bolt in and Weld in Torsion Axles

From my understanding, 1961 is the first year for the torsion axles. It is my further understanding that early in the year they were welded on, later in the year then went bolt on... To the 3- 1/2"...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-12-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Studioman
Structurally, I knew it didn't matter. I meant...

Structurally, I knew it didn't matter.
I meant more for polishing.
This morning, I took a really good look at the .016 piece I got (For some decorative stuff inside). And the writing side DOES have...
Forum: Upholstery, Blinds, Walls & Interior Finishes 02-12-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By Studioman
Interior painting. Wanting to Lacquer. Opinions?

I'm an "Old school bodyman/painter". I know newer products and use them, but for my shop setup, Lacquer is the best option for me for a multitude of reasons.

So,,, I'm REALLY thinking I'd like a...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-12-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,295
Posted By Studioman
I am just finishing up a "Body on". I did mine...

I am just finishing up a "Body on". I did mine different than most. I put ALL of my splices/joints off of the framing, adding 30lbs AT THE MOST. I think it makes for a stronger "floor system".
I've...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-12-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Studioman
I meant "Which way out when I install it on my AS

I didn't mean which side is the writing on when it's made, I meant which side to have facing out when installed on a camper, plane, etc.
I put a 7'x 19" piece of .025 on the belly, I out the...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-11-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Studioman
Which side out?

I haven't pulled back the plastic protective cover on the .032, but last night I put a piece of .025 on the belly pan and noticed the "writing" on the protective cover soaked through and seems to...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-10-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By Studioman
Charger/panel/converter

This is all I was hoping to use... Opinions?
On the AC side I'll have 4 breakers. 1)Over head AC. 2) TVs-stereo, DVD.
3 & 4) Lights (Now ALL LED) and outlets.

Progressive Dynamics PD4045KV...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-10-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By Studioman
wire sizes

I ran 14 gauge to trailering lights (Brake, marker, etc).
12 gauge stranded tin to electric brakes, I left the old wires as backup to the new wires.
10 gauge stranded tin to new water pump, hot...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-09-2015, 11:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By Studioman
Ideally, if I put them next to the wheel well,...

Ideally, if I put them next to the wheel well, I'd rather just have a "tray", as the "Compartment" would be sealed from the inside. I could also put a few luvers in the electric compartment door that...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 02-09-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,091
Posted By Studioman
Battery Venting???

A few questions maybe some of you can verify and/or give an opinion on.
I have a 61' Ambassador with the battery on the front outside (Room for one battery only). I think I'd rather have the spare...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-24-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,151
Posted By Studioman
I'd like to see something on my 12v. system on my...

I'd like to see something on my 12v. system on my 61 Ambassador too.
As it appears, everything just ties together up front.
Any insight would be AWESOME!
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 01-23-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,846
Posted By Studioman
1961 Ambassador

Sorry,,,
It's a 61' Ambassador. The back of the trailer floor is already complete (I used 3/4 Marine Grade plywood). I didn't do the "Body off", but I did change out the full sheets by removing the...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 01-22-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,846
Posted By Studioman
Front center Belly pan removal. Plate?

Does this steel plate need to come off to let the front center (Between the frame rails) belly pan drop down?
And what is this plate for?

I already did the back, it was like 2 inches up under all...
Forum: Airstream Classifieds 01-16-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 251
Posted By Studioman
.032 Aluminum needed

Title: Add New - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstream Trailers For Sale
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

I need an .032 -18inch by 12 foot piece of 2024 T3 Aluminum....
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 12-26-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,941
Posted By Studioman
Hing

I BELIEVE this is the hing I need to do the "Flip up"Table???

Airstream SOSS Hinge | eBay...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 12-26-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,941
Posted By Studioman
Wow! Thanks!!!

I think I am seeing it... I didn't realize there were leafs involved.
I don't think I want to hassle leafs.
What makes the MOST sense for my application and it would keep closer to the factory...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 12-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,941
Posted By Studioman
That would be GREAT!!

Dimensions is not my concern (As I am sure mine will differ because of the year). The directions of the flips, hing assemblies, Leg bracket detail, locking for transport mode, etc.
Even a little...
Forum: Cabinets, Counter Tops & Furnishings 12-25-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,941
Posted By Studioman
Flip up table details.

I am leaning towards a flip up table(s) as I redo the front living room in my 61' Ambassador.
Does anyone have some detailed pictures I can see? I've looked through 1000s of the pics, but no luck...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-24-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By Studioman
Oh, I post some pics soon, but my frame rail...

Oh, I post some pics soon, but my frame rail extension, turned into a "partial rail replacement" project, which came out FLAWLESS!
Worst part, putting the 1 piece of plywood in place once the rails...
Forum: Fresh Water Systems 12-24-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,070
Posted By Studioman
Copper v. Pex

Copper v. Pex???
I'm old school, copper even in my rentals and new construction companies.
My 61' has the factory 3/8" copper lines, no leaks. BUT,,, I AM redoing the system itself with a pump,...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 11-24-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 946
Posted By Studioman
My understanding, in 61, clearcoat wasn't an...

My understanding, in 61, clearcoat wasn't an option.
It's not clearcoat. It's just heavy oxidization.

I believe 64-ish was the first year Clearcoat became an option...???
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