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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #750673
July 16th 2019 4:28 pm
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Yeah can't wait to see it


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: Wizard78] #754832
December 11th 2019 9:17 am
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Hey everybody.

It's been a while, but we started again with the project. Stay tuned. Must upload a bunch of pics to make the story complete.

See ya


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #756134
January 25th 2020 1:18 pm
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Hi moparronnie,
here I am again. :-)
our mutual friend ,Andre, contacted you.
I am realy happy to see the pictures from my old dream and for your energy to restaurate the van.
If you want, I will look for my old pictures from meetings and so on.
my question is: what`s about the trailer?
If you have any questions for my, I will be happy to answer them for you.

Many greetings from Remagen
en tot ziens

Bernd

Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #757620
March 07th 2020 1:04 pm
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Hello.

Yess....thanks due to André. No questions yet, but we first focus on the Van. Trailer will be done next year if we stay on schedule.
Oh yes, one question..... were you the second third or 4th owner in Germany?

I have to pay for photobucket to get the pics active again. Then I will update on the restoration.

See ya


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #757622
March 07th 2020 1:39 pm
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I hate how photobucket has ruined millions of once great threads because now you cant see the pics.


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #757629
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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #757648
March 08th 2020 4:35 pm
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Hi moparronnie,
realy a big thanks to Andre.
I was the second owner in Germany. And it was my licence plate (AW-...) on the van.
So, good luck for work.


Many greetings from Remagen

Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: lowriderBernd] #757823
March 13th 2020 3:50 am
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Thanks. I'll do my best.
Keep in touch.

Yes, photobucket ruined a lot. The pics were visible again for some time but they changed it again unfortunately. I have to make it active again.


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758288
March 24th 2020 12:01 pm
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Hi Vanners. welcome

It has been a while, but after paying some bucks to photobucket, we can continue with the resto of the Tradewinds.
cheers

Last time we did the big problems on the body and replaced some sheetmetal. In the meantime we started with all the minor spots. The underside is 100% solid, so all the spots are on the body. Scratches/chips out of the paint/ cracks/ little rostspots sick etc.

Okay, no story without pics, so let's start with the drivers door.
That didn't close so good, because there is also some weight from a block solid wood where they carved "Tradewinds" out of, and the door is used for 40+ years. The hinges are good, but behind the lower one, there is a big metal plate to support it. On the upper side there isn't one :(, so i took one out of a parts van and we mounted that behind the hinge on the inside.

Ther were some cracks from hanging, so we took care of it.

Here we took the door out;

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Had no help, so i used the crane with good protection foam.

The lowest bolts are done from the inside and the upper 3 bolts are in the same compartment as the wipermoter etc. I took a large extender (3,5 feet) to reach it and that went well.

Here on the right side you see the 3 bolts. They were really tightned so i took an air wrench to get them loose.
Couldn't do it by hand.

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Here you see the distance of the wrench grin

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There it was, door is out.

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Over here is the problem visable;

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Here the welding has started and through the upper hole you can see the steel plate. Its almost 0,5 inch thick and supports as much as possible on the inside, so he will be never ever hanging again lock

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So far.

Next time the other spots.
Share your comment here or if you have any questions.
Thanks.

See you in a couple of days.


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Re: Tradewinds out of the dust [Re: moparronnie] #758307
March 24th 2020 5:00 pm
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Nice repair , she is a beauty.


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