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Old 06-28-2011, 03:55 PM   #393
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So finally got around to taking some pictures. Here is the 1985 Georgie boy my wife brought home for my Birthday.
Nice! VERY Nice!! Looks MUCH better than our ugly old Beast!! LOL!!
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OK, that's way cooler than any birthday present I ever got.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:58 PM   #395
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What a great wife!! Looks like a NICE rig--- congratulations and Happy, belated, Birthday!

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Old 06-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #396
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hi everyone; new guy here

i`m into Vintage trailers (the aluminum & rivet kind) and just found out that iRV2 has also a vintage section

here is my current trailer;



she is a 26 foot 1966 "Streamline Empress"
i found the old girl in very rough shape at a scrapyard in Phoenix waiting to be recycled into beer cans

i dragged her home and made a complete "frame off" rebuild
however, i`m not really a resto freak (and dont want to live/travel with a museum)
so i took the liberty to "hotrod" and "modernize" the old girl in some areas like dropped hitch/ lowered riding height, high speed tires,
lots of outside storage doors/compartments, all LED lights, ...
...and the most obvious part ; a vertical stabilizer



she is now less then a year back on the road but we made already over 10000 miles together
as my name suggests i have two Briards (French Sheepdogs)
so we use this trailer to go to AKC Agility competition events all over the west



right now i`m actually working on a slightly larger replacement for the Streamline;
its a rare 28 foot 1950 "Spartanette Tandem" (i will start a detailed building thread soon )
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hi everyone; new guy here


I'm into Vintage trailers (the aluminum & rivet kind) and just found out that iRV2 has also a vintage section

right now i`m actually working on a slightly larger replacement for the Streamline;
its a rare 28 foot 1950 "Spartanette Tandem" (i will start a detailed building thread soon )

Dude, I think you should finish the Goose Neck Hauler Trailer and show these people your real talent for reworking aluminum trailers.

That thing will be a work of art. I like this one, but had such hgh hopes for the other one you were working on.


I have too many unfinished project or I'd be all over taking over the GN Project. But I'd still swap the door to the proper side.

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Old 06-29-2011, 11:08 AM   #398
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Hi Got Briards & WELCOME!!

Very nice rig you have! Much more 'classic' than my little TT! You've done an excellent job, from what I can see. Would love to see interior shots.

I've been showing dogs since 1979, so am familiar with the Briard. Good dogs. I travel to shows, with my little TT. Love staying on site-- very relaxing for both me and my dogs.

Again, WELCOME, and would love to see before/after shots- if you have them.

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Have you found tom Patterson's site for streamline and silver streak?
Toms' Web Page

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Nice rig! I'm curious about the vertical stabilizer though, was this a feature of the trailer or something you added? Sort of a sway control, I guess? Tell me more!
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hi everyone; new guy here

i`m into Vintage trailers (the aluminum & rivet kind) and just found out that iRV2 has also a vintage section

here is my current trailer;



she is a 26 foot 1966 "Streamline Empress"
i found the old girl in very rough shape at a scrapyard in Phoenix waiting to be recycled into beer cans

i dragged her home and made a complete "frame off" rebuild
however, i`m not really a resto freak (and dont want to live/travel with a museum)
so i took the liberty to "hotrod" and "modernize" the old girl in some areas like dropped hitch/ lowered riding height, high speed tires,
lots of outside storage doors/compartments, all LED lights, ...
...and the most obvious part ; a vertical stabilizer



she is now less then a year back on the road but we made already over 10000 miles together
as my name suggests i have two Briards (French Sheepdogs)
so we use this trailer to go to AKC Agility competition events all over the west



right now i`m actually working on a slightly larger replacement for the Streamline;
its a rare 28 foot 1950 "Spartanette Tandem" (i will start a detailed building thread soon )
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Hi Curtis, nice to see somebody i know over here
yeah... i hope i can sell the Airstream gooseneck body to somebody that is finishing it. i still think its a very cool toyhauler project... but now that i`m selling the Peterbilt i just have no use for it (and no tow vehicle with a goose hitch)

Sheila

thank you for the nice welcome
yes, we also enjoy to camp on location ... usually its free (but no huckups) and right next to the Agility arena ... the dogs enjoy it big time and we have another excuse to camp, BBQ and drink adult beverage

btw my Boys are a little different then the (IMHO usually too big and sometimes nasty tempered ) "show" Briards. they are from active "working" (herding) lines that are smaller, but physically strong and very sweet and handsome .

... my favored pic of my almost 1 year old "flower power" puppy "Armas"


Ken
thank you for the cool link ... i will check it out tonight

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the air foil is home made; it is actually hiding the extra tall gray/black tank vents ... i dont know if it actually helps to track straighter ... but at least i think it has no negative effect
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Hi Curtis, nice to see somebody i know over here
yeah... i hope i can sell the Airstream gooseneck body to somebody that is finishing it. i still think its a very cool toyhauler project... but now that i`m selling the Peterbilt i just have no use for it (and no tow vehicle with a goose hitch)
Can you post a pic of the gooseneck?
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here is the link to "Pirate 4x4" where i had a thread running :

airstream 5th wheel toyhauler ?!? - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

i hope the link works ...
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The link works not to mention it's some very interesting reading. I really like your workmanship.
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The link works not to mention it's some very interesting reading. I really like your workmanship.

Yep, there are some really talented folks over on that Forum!
But, it's one of those places where you need your "big boy pants" on as it can get rather “back alley” in a hurry.
We're working on being a friendlier tolerant bunch, but no there just yet!
"Got Bairds" is one of those talents. His Peterbuilt is quite unique also.
The Goosneck build has a lot of possibilities and scores high in the uniqueness factor.


You'll find some of the best fabricators and out of the box thinkers in the World there. Even Jesse James hangs out there some times.

I like to hang out here, because I have an 89 Fleetwood Limited Ed and am always looking for ways to make my "Big Girl" prettier. Hoping I can talk the Wife into doing a little Snowbirding after she retires. My parents did it for 10 years and it looked like so much fun. Melissa and I have traveled completely across the Country 5 times on short Vacation Trips and found some wonderfull places to visit and live. Mc Minnville Oregon is on the top of our list of favorite places.

My Towed (an Expedition Rig) is rather unique in the Pirate Tradition. So we're not your normal RV Park Vacationers. We tend to get back there out of town for the Adventures. Ever watched the sunrise in the Boonies of Moab Utah?

I've rambled enough. Coffee is ready! And now I have this urge to go camping in the Big Girl!
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Our newly renovated 1984 Winnebago Cheiftain

My wife and I have spent countless hours after work and on the weekends for that last 8-9 months, but we are close to being done. We've even got to use it on a couple of camping trips so far and love it!
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