Restoring a 1967 Airstream

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Introduction: Restoring a 1967 Airstream

最古老的女儿从全国各地购买了1967年的气流拖车。她已经送到了一个半点,然后把它拖着回家。然后她招募了帮助“解决它”。嗯。事实证明,这是我曾经接受过的最复杂,最长的跑步,最具挑战性的项目。这是复杂的,因为它涉及许多不同的技能和途中很多学习。它很长一段时间,因为这一切都在她的房子里发生了,我每周几天只工作。

乍一看,“贝壳”看起来相当不错,当然就是让气流他们的性格和价值。但内部再次是别的。这个女儿的想法不仅仅是作为露营者使用拖车,也是作为一个餐饮马车,在那里她会准备食物并通过窗户向公众提供服务。这增加了一些限制,并且梦中最终只是部分实现。

This Instructable spells out the many steps involved in the restoration.

步骤1:发现和拆迁

胶合板地板在许多地方泄露的地方腐烂。所以它必须上来。这当然暴露了钢框架。它大多是坚固的,但在进入步骤附近,遍布锈蚀,并通过重新生锈。管道和电气是原创的,需要注意。

壳牌游戏

如果您阅读关于Sirstream Resterations / Renovations,他们谈论从框架中删除shell,并且只有在框架和地板准备就绪时才将其恢复为键。我们没有这样做的空间,因此工作是用铝壳“到位”的工作。这里的抓住是,这些东西是用胶合板夹在框架和壳之间的胶合板,木地板夹在一起。相信它与否,壳牌不直接连接到框架上。所以删除腐烂的地板涉及将“肉中的肉”拉出。

The Frame

With the floor gone we could see the frame was rusty all over. I had hoped to avoid it, but we had to remove the belly pan pieces for access to the bottom of the frame. Most belly pan pieces were good enough to re-use but I bought some extra aluminum sheet to replace some ripped portions.

随着名人的曝光,我用POR-15防锈剂涂上了它并涂上了它。我不确定它有什么危险的东西,但似乎盖子和密封在生锈中很好。覆盖所有框架花了很多。

车轮井盖被生锈,所以我在当地的钣金店里做了更换。

The step and the frame holding the step were rusted to the point of being unusable. I enlisted a son-in-law to weld on some support structure and we installed a replacement folding step.

第2步:浴室

浴室由几个大型玻璃纤维件组成,包括梳妆台和小浴缸。在60年代,他们喜欢icky黄色,但我们同意了白色。我断开了一切,并拿了玻璃纤维件回家清洁和绘画。

在原件中,使用口袋门分离浴室。这不再是可操作的,所以我带着褶皱的乙烯基门 - 更简单。

第3步:地板

很明显,填充楼层不会夹在壳体和框架之间。它适合壳体并用螺栓固定在框架上。这意味着壳必须直接连接到框架上。在许多情况下,壳牌甚至不在帧成员上方休息,因此我(用我的新焊接技巧)将标签添加到框架上以在外壳下投影以进行附着点。

The new wheel well covers were installed on the frame, and the floor was cut to fit around them. The new floor went into place in sections and we put in many “elevator bolts”, to hold it to the frame. Elevator bolts have wide flat heads that fit flush to the floor. With completely flat heads, it something of a challenge to put the nuts on from underneath.

After the plywood floor was down, I installed linoleum (vinyl) checkerboard flooring.

Step 4: Catering Requirements

沉没与脆弱

Oddly, the daughter didn’t want a stove. But she did want a compact commercial frig. She ordered a small frig that required 120v. Another requirement she had is that the sink be a triple and she ordered one she that seemed compact. When the frig and the sink had both arrived, together they were wider than the space available (bathroom wall to entry door). Hmmm. I ended up building a platform to get the frig high enough to clear the wheel well covers and having the sink flange rest on top of the frig.

Collapsible Shelf

另一种要求是为大型货架作为餐饮工作空间部署。我发现了一些非常坚固的铰链,可以坚定地支持或让架子折叠出来。我发现了一些“Boomerang”Formica我用于货架和餐桌。架子和表格,我用装饰铝修剪。

Step 5: Dinette

我画得速溶了一个将转换成床的餐桌旁。我用我的新发现焊接技能来制作座椅的钢框架。我将木块连接到钢铁垂直上,并添加了胶合板板条以保持白色薄片塑料,用于垂直覆盖物。我切入胶合板以适应框架。

然后我用胶合板制作乙烯基的靠垫作为每个垫子的底座。我使用4英寸泡沫切割成尺寸尺寸的厨师刀。我将乙烯基缝入“盒子”,包裹在泡沫周围的盒子,并将乙烯基边缘镶嵌到胶合板上。该计划还在制造垂直垫子,这些垫子也可用于填充中心空间以制作床。

The dining table is suspended on an adjustable stand. The table has Art Deco (boomerang) style formica and deco aluminum trim. to convert to a bed, the table is lowered onto lips protruding from the seat sides. The adjustable stand I installed was replaced later with one to let the table be raised and lowered mechanically.

弹出的另一个要求是为了额外的睡眠住宿。我用附着的折叠支撑垫充满了这种垫子。

第六步:存储

原来的过水池陷入足够远的是,它是头部轰鸣危险。我把它减少了两英寸。我用镜面丙烯酸涂上前橱柜门。我们刚画的司机侧橱柜没有变化。

The closet/pantry got a shelf for a microwave oven and doors for tall stuff and short stuff.

Step 7: Plumbing

During the time we were working on the frame and floor, the old plumbing was left in place. After the floor was in, we did remove the old copper water supply pipes. But we left the ABS vents and drains in place and ended up using them with almost no changes.

尼龙水箱似乎很好,所以我们重复使用了。但我们取代了非常老式的水泵。对于供水,我曾想使用PEX,但是决定PVC编织柔性管。这使得生活更容易。

我为所有供水建造了一个歧管,并将其安装在浴室面板后面有点可通。我用一个在岸电(120V)或丙烷上运行的水加热器取代了热水器。

The black water tank was intact but the valve was not good. I epoxied a new valve and repaired the straps that suspend the tank under the trailer. There is no separate gray water tank. Gray water from sinks and shower drains into either the black water tank or a hose connection.

We bought a couple of 30 pound propane tanks and rigged up brackets to hold them on the trailer tongue. Black iron plumbing was led back close to the water heater, at this point the only thing that used propane.

第8步:较大的窗口

1967年的窗户有实际的弯曲玻璃!我猜这与曲线气流外观一致。该公司仅使用弯曲的玻璃几年(1966年至1968年我相信)。仍在追求拥有迷人拖车的梦想,门旁边的小窗户被视为不足。女儿在eBay上找到了一个较大的窗口,所以我们安装了它代替原始的较小窗口。我学会了所有关于铆钉的人。有一个名为Clecos的Gizmos,您将暂时放置在放入铆钉之前将东西放在适当位置。我们甚至买了一个气动铆接枪,因为有很多铆钉安装。

第9步:抛光

这款复古的气流有那种抛光的铝合金,可以抛光到精彩的镜面效果。现代化的气流使用不同的合金,它们不会变得闪亮。然而,抛光是一个可怕的混乱,我把它留给了女士们要做大部分。非常聪明吧。

I also noticed that the corners with compound curves polished shinier that the flat portions. Different alloy probably.

第10步:电气系统

电源功率(120V)

120伏布线位于墙壁上,对于我们仍然剩下的大部分,它仍然工作得很好。我们确实从屋顶上取出了空调的巨大疣。单独,这使得拖车看起来更加优雅。原始系统中没有电池充电器,因此我必须假设电池从拖车车辆上充电。无论如何,我们购买了电池充电器并安装了将电池连接到“岸电”时保持电池。

Low voltage system

我们安装了两个6伏深循环高尔夫球车电池。此外,对于离网露营,我在屋顶上安装了100瓦瓦特光伏面板。太阳能控制器,罐电平指示灯和12V开关面板安装在电池附近。所有这些都在其中一个靠靠靠垫。

Step 11: Torsion Axle

不,我们还没有完成。这些气流被悬挂在轴内部的橡胶杆上。由于多年来,这款旧拖车显然是显着的。多年来,由于扭杆削弱了扭杆。此外,电动制动器非常陈旧,我认为更换它们是谨慎的。我能够订购一个替代轴,包括带刹车的轮子。这是繁重的工作,花了一些计划拆装拖车,取下旧轴,并将新的重型轴抬到位并固定它。我被占用了这一步骤的许多照片。

第12步: Conclusion

She uses the trailer more than I would have ever thought. It never became a catering wagon. But she does rent it on Air-B&B, billed as "glamping" (glamour camping). Miscellaneous modifications and tweaking have been done since I completed the project, mostly to make things not shake loose when on the road. All in all, pretty successful.

I should mention the awnings. We replaced the fabric in the main awning. She then had the idea of individual awnings for the windows which snap on and off. She had those made, and they look great!

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    23 Discussions

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    HOMHS65

    25 days ago

    very good. you are lucky not have taxes on towing vehicles......well done

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    DougS148

    Question5周前第12步

    喜欢看到最终产品的图片所有完成。

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    Khovet1.

    Question5周前

    所以你没有提到内墙覆盖物。它是由什么制成的,你用什么来替换它,你可以画出它,它如何掌握到框架上,似乎这是一个气流恢复的主要部分。你能评论吗?其余的恢复很棒。很多工作!谢谢,

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    酋长师傅

    6 weeks ago

    做得好。漂亮的工作和稳固的内部reworkd和升级计划。

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    pharcydeabc

    7 weeks ago

    这么多工作!惊人!

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    RandMtunes

    8 weeks ago

    Amazing effort. Congratulations. I have but one qualm, and unfortunately it is major.
    如上所述,铝和钢被分离出电气原因,并且必须再次制造,所以围绕其每个螺栓的铝不会被吃掉并导致壳体在高速公路上撕下框架。
    I know, serious right?
    当两种不同的金属相遇时,在任何水分存在下,电子迁移,并且金属变得以外的东西,因为这个“电池”在几个月和年份逐渐平坦。我发现了钢铁铆钉的艰难方式落入我合金游艇船体的舱底。孔完全只长而宽,因为弹性铆钉柄,并且设计比泵更多的水。我知道:认真对待吗?
    I’m guessing the floor would have to come up again to access all the shell attachment points and so that is unlikely to ever happen. Let us know about your decision here please, and please accept my commiserations. I care so deeply that if you lived in Australia I would come over and do he job for free. I love airstreams.

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    Redjeep0

    8 weeks ago

    伟大的工作!这是一个,我翻新1986驴子fiberglass trailer. I had to replace the rotten floor and it sounds like a similar sandwich of the outer and inner shell, although mine was fiberglass. What a chore! I can commiserate with you :)

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    Gregcbrew.

    8 weeks ago

    Thanks for taking the time to share and kudos to taking on the project! Having done a bus conversion to motorhome I remember well the challenges, it’s tricky when everything is curved!
    Lots of nice, clean ideas. Airstreams are different beasts with their own challenges for sure.

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    spent_case

    8 weeks ago

    Incredible! I would classify this as an impressive and sustained expression of love. If it were my project, they would have had to take the completion photos after my funeral. No way I could have been this handy or persistent. Dad of the year(s?) indeed!

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    榛子50.

    8 weeks ago

    非常好的工作!每个女孩都梦想有一个父亲如此爱和参与他们的生活。
    What was the total cost?
    我也在想这样做......

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    DColemans.

    8周前回复

    总花费????我使用女儿的借记卡购买零件和用品,我们从未跟踪总计。对不起 - 不知道。

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    johnfredbarry

    8 weeks ago

    如果有一年的爸爸奖,你应该赢得它!
    成品是令人难以置信的,但我发现更令人难以置信的是你如何学习和掌握几种新的非琐碎技能只是为了重建它。
    Bravo!

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    厨师

    8 weeks ago on第12步

    W0W!你是一些父亲.....在恢复后添加一些内部照片。很多业力点爸爸!

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    DColemans.

    8周前回复

    Maybe this pic was already in the Instructable, but I don't really have any good wide angle shots of the completed interior. Right now she has the trailer on a road trip to the Grand Canyon, Zion Park, etc, all the time teaching her special ed. class remotely.

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    厨师

    8周前回复

    W0W看起来很棒!你是一个很棒的爸爸!
    感谢您分享此恢复!

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    SalWebsta

    8 weeks ago

    I’m stumped for words! Such talent, and what great teamwork there sir! Kudos.

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    Dmotoguy

    8 weeks ago

    Very impressive and nicely documented! Thank you for sharing.

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    Jlombard1212

    8 weeks ago

    杰出的工作,漂亮的进步照片。

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    蝴蝶细焦

    8 weeks ago on第12步

    多么爸爸!幸运的女孩。这是我的梦想!爱它