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How to fabricate a 50’s eyebrow drip cap

1 May

Here is the original eyebrow above my brothers head.  It was fairly dented with numerous holes.  The aluminum is .022 and fairly soft.  After removal, its hard to put something so corroded on a nice trailer.  So here is how I fabricated a new one starting with tic sticking and ending with some hand bending. […]

Conquering the Black Tank

29 Apr

My 64 Overlander came with one waste tank in the rear of the trailer.  It was fiberglass, surrounded with insulation and a rotting galvanized encasement, or casket as I came to call it.  As soon as I knew I needed to replace the rear floor, I pulled the whole mess out.  Some people luck out […]

The Airstream Operating Room: The New Sutures

24 Apr

When I left you last time, things did not look so well. We had found 3 of the framing members, under the kitchen/bathroom floor and hanging on for dear life. Not to mention the floor was rotten in that area do to pipe leaks. So, we had no choice but to dive right in. And […]

The Airstream Operating Room: The Diagnosis

20 Apr

Last weekend we operated on the Airstream. This wasn’t your basic tonsil removal or appendectomy; no no, it was major surgery. In fact I must warn you the following images may disturb you… You can see the symptoms here: Besides the rupture on the right of the wheel well, you can see some significant discharge on the left. We […]

A patch here and a patch there

17 Apr

I am very curious to know what happened many years ago to the front of my trailer. On the curb side seen here, it looked as thougha 2×4 went through the skin. On the street side, (see below) it looks like an enourmous Harry Potter scar . The holes in the original skin were sizable, […]