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RE: This BBQ Mat is Awsome!

Thoughtful post Stars101, and I agree. But the OP has only posted in the last week - not at any other time since the ostensible 2011. Just saying its a little strange and probably gets folks suspicious...however there is no loss of bandwidth. My only concern about this pattern of posting is that people are pushed off of the front page who may have not had a chance for others to see their ideas or observations, Just my 2 cents...
67avion 10/24/14 03:07pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 2. Dismantling and Salvage

This is a time of disheartening glimpses and exciting posibilities....as the old camper is dismantled. Great writing. I appreciate the sidebar on the Alaskan.
67avion 10/24/14 09:35am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

The work begins. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/backrepair_zpsb99243b4.jpg Its a nice cool, dry day here in Carbondale. My current building project has electricians swarming all over it, so we have decided to repair the camper. Here you'll see that the vent was damaged and a hole was punched into the center rear panel. In addition, we have the epoxy material that was placed on the roof for insulation and heat reduction. Everything has to be scraped out of the way before we can remove the rivets. We're using Ticki's ideas in taping and incorporating cleco's in the process. The last time we did this we didn't utilize the cleco's because, well, I'm not the smartest guy in the room. As a result we had to remove the panels and replace them several times until we got it right. This time we are doing it correctly. I hope. I'll post later today.
67avion 10/24/14 09:16am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Hmmm. E-coat is not what I had in mind, but I didn't bother to ask. With all our repairs, the old girls will have an interesting look;-)
67avion 10/21/14 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: TR: roaming the Parashant

Thanks for the report. I hanker to get out West again. D
67avion 10/21/14 03:09pm Truck Campers
RE: More Pics

I'm sure that you are really trying to post a photo - or a lot of photos. But, by making a new thread with each post you are driving other threads off the front page. That means that some of the other posts will not get the views or comments that they deserve. So, hold off on starting any more until you get the technique down pat. There's a sticky that people have tried to direct you to that will explain how to post photos. Best of luck and welcome to the Forum.
67avion 10/21/14 01:33pm Truck Campers
RE: More Pics

What is this?
67avion 10/21/14 01:27pm Truck Campers
RE: 1968 Travel Queen Resto Mod - 2. Dismantling and Salvage

What a terrific and thoughtful narrative. I am enjoying this immensely. Please report on the Alaskan - with photos - in your carefully detailed way. I really liked your solution to the garage dolly. Also, take a look on the Avion string at Ticki's write up of his recent repairs.
67avion 10/21/14 09:04am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I haven't taken the protective film off yet, but I sure thought they were anodized. Sorry for the bad info. What is "e-coated"?
67avion 10/21/14 08:50am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Ticki, What a terrific job! Well described and classic. It comes at a perfect time for me. As I'm sure you recall, we managed to back into a protruding balcony on our last day on the road this past Spring. It was so disturbing....like wounding a pet. Luckily I was able to put it into perspective or my whole Spring experience traveling all over the country was turning very dark, indeed. Since then, we have been catching up with everything we should have done this Spring and early summer...building an addition to our house...and Jane is running for Mayor. Just stuff on every front to work on. I ordered the panels from Chuck Cayo quite a while ago, and they just turned up last week. Best timing, like I said, cause we can work on them Thursday and Friday while the electricians take over my housing project. We replaced 3 in the front several years ago, sort of near where you had to replace. But it was nowhere as damaged. So, we have our panels (though one is a little dinged and needing a careful straightening). Here they are lined up in my garden. Ready for restoration. Garry they are anodized but very bright. http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx38/dgorton/cayo_zpsa9c2263a.jpg
67avion 10/20/14 04:08pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I know I easily have a year to two years worth of work ahead of me to finish every last detail but that does not deter me. It takes courage, persistence, patience, money and vision to restore these antique campers. Thats why everyone of them is unique -
67avion 09/27/14 02:50pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Well, you sound like you're really into it now. But, it won't be long until this particularly irksome repair is complete. I really dreaded it before we tore it all out, but we have not had a moments problem with the system since.
67avion 09/26/14 05:20pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I, along with several others on this string, wrote quite a bit about the bustle and dump valves and toilet, etc., back when. I'll try to find the dates that they were posted. It may be helpful to you. We repaired the floor first of course, having taken everything out, including the toilet and pipes. We reinforced the floor attaching metal stiffeners that reach further under the coach. Take many pictures along the way to remind yourself where in the world that things go. You WILL have issues reassembling the bustle and its trim. On edit: Take a look at the work of Avion C11 on 11/13/11 and continuing on for a number of posts.
67avion 09/21/14 08:38am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Been quiet around here lately so I've been kind of wondering what everyone was up to. Good to hear that the 68 C11 is getting worked on. Let us know what you find and send photos. Once you pull the bustle you are in the belly of the beast. Actually that may be a mixed metaphor.
67avion 09/20/14 04:11pm Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

I haven't painted anything, though the thought has crossed my mind a number of times. My project after another house renovation I'm doing, is to repair the damage in the back of the camper. I've ordered the panels from Cayo...so maybe in the next month. Then, if I'm lucky, I'll get back on the road again.
67avion 09/20/14 11:11am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

D1 I have the Torklift "fastguns" on the front and the Torklift Springload XL for the rear. I originally bought the "fastguns" (what a name!) to tie to my old school belly bar on my F350. I reasoned that I wanted some give and take since the belly bar was definitely not going anywhere, and there was some chance of tearing out the fastener on the coach. I wasn't worried about rear tie downs. Then we went happily camping along until I went through some washboard roads here in flyover country. The camper would do the most remarkable lift and slap down - bamm! I'm sure you would have traumatized dogs if you went my route. As I've said before, I'm not the smartest guy in the room. So, I got Springload XL for the rear along with the Torklift frame kit. For some reason the XL's didn't tighten properly. They would sort of stay on the top and bottom tie downs, but a little loose. I became slightly obsessive about it, and whenever we stopped I would go around like a long distance trucker and tighten down the things. It just got worse. One of them was jamming and I had to really wrench it to get it anywhere near tight. Then came Muley Point in Utah. We went toddling into there without noticing the rock outcroppings. The belly bar hit and the back wrenched around. When we set up for camping I found the XL totally damaged and not capable of attachment to the coach on the left side. The other one was fine. The belly bar was a little worse for wear, but the Fastguns were not damaged. When I got back I made contact with Torklift. They were real surprised at my story, but they have legendary customer service. They sent me a new XL and I sent them mine for their forensics. I would not put a belly bar on the truck again. In fact I'll remove it next Spring. It is a monster piece of steel and causes issues with ground clearance. OTOH, if I wanted to keep the coach on the truck bed during a roll over - then the BB is the way to go. Glad to hear that you are still an active part of the Avion Restoration Gang (the ARG's). You have a highly ambitious build going on that people are clamoring to see more photos of.... AnEv942 that is one wonderful truck camper combo. Thanks for sending it along. I once had a fantasy of starting a small scale restoration business with Avions. That is the sort of combo I had in mind.
67avion 09/14/14 11:19am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Bravely going where no one has gone before? That is a highly unusual looking operation, Cajun. Why don't you step us through it? I see you have an issue with the front panels of aluminum...been there, done that.
67avion 09/12/14 11:26am Truck Campers
RE: Avion camper rebuilds - hundreds of photos

Howdy! 67 where did you get that nice fan in the bunk? Its from an Airstream, I think. Vintage Trailer Supply has an identical one...click
67avion 09/02/14 03:16pm Truck Campers
RE: Grand Mesa CO - Trip Report

Doesn't get much better! Fish and solitude in the mountains of Colorado in your comfy TC.
67avion 09/01/14 09:42am Truck Campers
RE: Overland Expo East - Oct. 3-5, 2014, Asheville, NC

We reported on OX Flagstaff this year for Truck Camper Magazine click Truck camper owners arranged to have a special space for the TCs presided over by Brian BKA. We had a great time visiting with all the TC folk, and spending some intense time with the events....millions of events....almost too many. There were a number of TCs that paid for the day pass and a small fee for dry camping, and they were happy as clams. I suggest that you get in touch with Roseann Hanson, the organizer of OX, and see if you can get a special TC area. I think she would be very interested. You could also PM Brian BKA here on RV.net Make no mistake, this thing is HUGE in Flagstaff...the premiere event in North America. Asheville may come close.
67avion 08/26/14 11:16am Truck Campers
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