Episode 206: Spring for Airstreams

 

 

 

 

 

Rear end separation on 70’s Airstreams
Rear end separation explained
Common 70’s frame damage
De-Winterizing and de-icing
Checking for leaks during winter
Getting ready for Spring
Cleaning the water system 
Check tire pressure
Checking propane lines
General clean up
 

Release Date: 04-04-2014

Running time:  01:05:56

 

Episode 204: A/C For Me!

 

 

 

 

 

Hybrid powered air conditioner (Video)
Home-brew A/C (Video)
Replacement tires
What’s the odd rail on my ’63?
Solar panels - gpelectric.com
Add a hold-down plate to a ’55 Flying Cloud
Tim’s A/C drain pan crack
Keeping moisture out of the rear subfloor
Which vulkem
 

Release Date: 03-06-2014

Running time:  01:03:06

 

Episode 203: AlumaFlamingo 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Airstream book from Tim!  Airstream Adventures
Collin’s trek from New York to Florida
AlumaFlamingo 2014
Dale “Pee Wee” Shawmborn talks “Cape Town to Cairo”
Karen the sword swallower - Odd Angel
Jim owner of a ’63 Globetrotter first time rally goer
Chuck and his 2008 Safari travels over 100 nights a year
Paul’s from Canada’s ’59 Tradewind bumper R$R
Gauge of bellywrap aluminum
Rewiring running lights
 

Release Date: 02-21-2014

Running time:  01:07:25

 

Episode 202: What's up with the 70's?

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aluma-flamingo
Scott and Kathy’s 1955 Flying Cloud Whale tail update
Colin’s endcap kits
VIN numbers on a 1963
Wheel wells on a ’71 Overlander
Stripping on a 70’s trailer
Protecting gray tank plumbing
Should we restore our ’74 Excella
Patching openings after removing appliances
Subfloor radius on replacement floors
Making replacement c-channels
Foil bubble insulation and the belly skin
Aluminum used for the belly skin
 
 

Release Date: 02-07-2014

Running time:  01:24:55

 

Episode 201: Quiz Show

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

 

 

 

 

 

Worth repairing appliances from 71?
Tim’s british pronunciations quiz  (Post photos)
Colin’s fridge rebuild question
1961 Tradewind street side outlet porch lamps
Buying without a title
Getting brakes and lights working
When to install flooring on a shell off
Inner wall corrosion
 
 

Release Date: 01-24-2014

Running time:  01:00:30

 

Episode 200: 27 Years of Talking Vintage

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 200!
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27 Years of talking vintage
23 Countries
Many guests over the years
Top 5 shows
The black tank contest winner
Dissenter in our midst
Old intro’s
C-Channel issue
The Mission replay
 
 

Release Date: 01-10-2014

Running time:  01:42:02
 
Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music.

 

Episode 199: The 12 Days of Vintage

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

 

 

 

 

 

12 Days of Vintage (lyrics)
Xmas gifts given and received
Call from New Zealand
Removing paint from aluminum
Installing a bumper trunk
Matching new wood to old wood cabinets
Thermostats on old refrigerators
Bucking rivets
OK to leave out a black tank?
Alternative to polishing?
Adding an awning to a ’59 Flying Cloud
Solid vs Stranded for main A/C lines
Keeping the steps up on a 50’s and 60’s trailer
Dealing with oxidation
 

Release Date: 12-20-2013

Running time:  01:03:02
 
Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music.
 

 

Episode 198: Rubber vs. Springs

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss the weeks vintage topics.

 

 

 

 

 

English wheel for removing dents
Euro polishing video
C-channel on “shell off”
Updating axles
leaf-spring vs torsion
Water-detection for stored trailers
Laminating wood with metal
Wiring on a ’58
 

Release Date: 12-06-2013

Running time:  01:06:03
 
Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music.

 

Episode 197: 35 Feet Long?

Join host Tim Shephard and Panel Pro Colin Hyde as they discuss this weeks vintage topics.

 

 

 

 

 

35 Foot 1960 Airstream

35 Foot 1960 Airstream

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Tim’s stated-value insurance
Brian’s jack blows fuses
Hacking up trailers for a new role
Colin’s endcap kit
1960 35ft Railway Airstream on eBay
1955 Airlight - Airstream’s cousin?
Happy Thanksgiving from theVAP
 

Release Date: 11-22-2013

Running time:  51:34
 
Thanks to the Trailer Park Troubadours for our theme music.