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Old 01-27-2013, 10:42 PM   #29
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If money were no object, those plastic bumper pieces are available new from Inland RV Center for about $370 apiece.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:51 AM   #30
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If money were no object, those plastic bumper pieces are available new from Inland RV Center for about $370 apiece.
Yes, I was aware.
The cost issue is only half of it really... I do not like the shape of the rear pieces, and I intend to do some mods...

The front ones are toast too, but I am planning to make new ones with a spoiler and incorporate foglamps and channel air to the brakes and oil coolers as well
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:49 PM   #31
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So tell us more about how you're going to make this front spoiler, etc. I've been rolling those thoughts around in my head about doing something in that realm, but I'm not 100% sure I could pull it off. My bumper isn't covered, and there's no real air scoop under that which I think would really add to the looks. Does a person have to make a mold and then pour gelcoat or is there another way?
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #32
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It totally depends on your MH and how it is set up.
Your skill level is important too.
They could be made with plastic, or metal.
I plan to put my OEM parts back together... then add what I need and take a mould.
30+ years as a Patternmaker, and Automotive Sculptor gave me some skills...

On the Airstream, the later models had a simple chin spoiler, but mine is an earlier model, and either is broken, or never had that.

Here is a later, maybe a 1989 345..

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Old 02-21-2013, 10:23 PM   #33
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Update time...

Put new steering wheel on...

Old..


New!


Grill is pretty much done...
Headlamp castings now..

Removal... they are rivetted thru the skin...




First one done..
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:06 PM   #34
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Hood...

Before..


After..
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Old 02-26-2013, 04:59 AM   #35
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You're doing great work, keyair! Keep it up and keep the pics comin'
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Thanks!

AIRSTREAM letters restored...
Each one was stripped, painted and sanded, then clearcoated.


All done.


Hood is back on and looks spiffy!


Onto the front bumper.
It was dented, deeply gouged and had extra holes in it I didnt want.

Sanded down, prepped...


Heated the back side to get the temperature up to air penetration...


Then MIG welded the deep gouges, and holes with weld...


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Plenty of filing...


And sanding later...
Holes gone, and gouges filled.
DA'd with 120g.




Then 240g, and 800 wet.

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I had to do a test....


Still a little more welding to do on the top and bottom edges, before I can polish the whole thing.
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Oh, acquired a 4L80E transmission that I will do a HD build on to swap in if the TH475 goes bad... or I get bored!



Looks to be in good shape inside..



Also, completed a bench project...
Over door lamp housing needed some TLC...


After...



Built a little reflector for it...



New diffuser too..
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I love it when this thread gets updated. YOu do some awesome work man. It's too bad you're not a next-door-neighbor though, lol.
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I hope you don't burn yourself out. I did that with a kit car I was building, I mean everything to the Nth degree. Walked away from it when it was about 95% done 23 years and have never touched it again!
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Man this thread is just awesome! Way to go!! You are doing a fantastic job!
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