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VAL Digest          Sunday, February 8 2004          Volume 01 : Number 152

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Topics in Today's Digest:

Re: [VAL] Re: Polishing FC
[VAL] Replacing TV antenna?
[VAL] trailer repairs
Re: [VAL] Replacing TV antenna?
[VAL] RE: VAL Digest V1 #150


Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 23:46:12 -0700
From: Rob Davis <>
Subject: Re: [VAL] Re: Polishing FC


Most of us are somewhere on the continuum of polishing. We bring 'um as 
they are and sometimes work on them at the rallies. Pearl is just fine 
even without an 'extreme makeover'.

Rob Davis

Patricia V. Raimondo wrote:

> Need be, I'll take her half "cooked" !


Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 14:41:17 -0500
Subject: [VAL] Replacing TV antenna?

Has anyone replaced their antenna with the new style antenna like the ones
available in Camping World?
If so how hard is the swap? Did you have to change the wiring?
Any info is appreciated.
73 Ambassador.


Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 15:42:57 -0500
From: "Scott Scheuermann" <>
Subject: [VAL] trailer repairs

Patricia and others,

Just wanted to update you on my '60 Overlander's repairs.

I ended up taking it to Ace Fogdall in Iowa. My other choice was Jackson
Center. The choice was based upon three things, Ace Fogdall's prices were
quite a bit less than Jackson Center, I have 2 friends that both highly
recommended them, and my best friend lives within an hour of the place.

Anyways, I got it back a couple of weeks ago. This is what they did.

+Fix the frame/body seperation - very nice appearance I may add - not as large
of skin "elephant ear" patches that the factory uses.
+replace rear section of the belly pan
+install gray tank
+replumb black tank venting
+fix small leak in black tank
+install new Sealant toilet with sprayer
+replumb black tank drain
+installed an axle spacer (had the axle flipped last spring and whenever the
tire flexed it rubbed against the shock stud!)

All this work was done for what I believe to be a very reasonable price. I
have yet to use it to check out their handiwork, but it appears to have been
well done and worthy of a vintage airstream!



Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 16:51:08 EST
Subject: Re: [VAL] Replacing TV antenna?

I changed ours on the 69. Had no problems with the installation. I did need 
to install a fused 12v circuit for the power it required. By the way, it did 
not work without the power source. But, with the new antenna, reception was 

 Martin and Rachel Hughey
WBCCI 10212, Vintage A/S
1969 International and 1961 Bambi


Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 22:30:05 -0500
From: "Daniel M. Osterhout" <>
Subject: [VAL] RE: VAL Digest V1 #150


My wife Toni and I enjoyed taking the Airstream Factory tour yesterday,
Friday, February 6th.  The 1 hour & 45 minute tour was great!  Our tour
guide had worked for Airstream for 46 years. We did not see Patti's FC, but
was told it was in the service/repair department.  It was a cold day, and
there were 10 on our tour.  Airstream is now making 30 units a week. They
have 400 plus employees and are hiring more at the present, plus the stock
recently split. 

All in all it was an great experience.

1977 Safari
1991 Suburban
WBCCI #4495
Western PA
Daniel M. Osterhout


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