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by RyanC
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: B190 roof swap

Interesting - on my computer most were upside down, but on my iPad, only the one I “fixed” is. So it has to be something in how the browsers are interpreting the EXIF data. viewing the post with Google Chrome like I normally do all the photos are right side up. Viewing with Explorer most are upside...
by RyanC
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: B190 roof swap

That is wild they're all showing right side up for me. I can try and edit the original images and repost them. not sure if i'll know if it works or not since they all look right on this end?
by RyanC
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: B190 roof swap

one of these i pulled from the old metal roof and just re-installed it here. the front one is new. really like these fans. This is the first time I've used Dicor self-leveling sealant. That stuff is legit. flows nice and seems like it will hold up well. you can see I also removed the roof rack and p...
by RyanC
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: B190 roof swap

After cutting the roof off the new van I parked it as close as possible to the old Airstream. (oddly enough both vans are 1 Tons, but the fire department van was like 6 inches higher in the back than the Airstream. it didn't squat hardly at all with the top on it either) We worked slowly inching the...
by RyanC
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: B190 roof swap

Many hands make light work. This would have been very difficult with a couple less guys. To do this with out a hoist I think you'd need 4 guys minimum. luckily there were 5 of us. After the B190 top was unscrewed there was nothing holding it down. The butyl tape separated effortlessly. we started at...
by RyanC
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: B190 roof swap

This weekend the high top switched vans. It really is a very doable project Since I last posted I finished repairing all of the water damaged wood supports that were fiber-glassed in. Just cut them out with an angle grinder and used liquid nails to fit up new pieces. its imported to make the wood pi...
by RyanC
Tue May 19, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: B190 Parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1839

Re: B190 Parts

I have parted out a 1994 B190. I have side doors, driver/passenger door, running boards, sofa, hubcaps, and lots of other original smaller items. Feel free to contact me at (901) 337-7878 Would you mind sending me the Ford and Airstream VINs so I can make a note in the database? Thanks! Skater, Thi...
by RyanC
Fri May 15, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: B190 roof swap

The interior of this B190 was shot. it was badly rear ended in I think 2014 or so? and had been sitting outside since then with the rear windows smashed out. Lots of critters lived in it those 5-6 years. Anything good was sold off before I got it, and anything else is going on the burn pile. The 460...
by RyanC
Mon May 11, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

Re: B190 roof swap

Gutted the top over the weekend. Typical rot around the front ceiling fan. Cutting the old wooden supports out and gluing in new. Glad I had searched this forum, I saw the 1995 resto thread from Kajun where he cut the supports out so it gave me the gumption to do it myself. I plan on gluing supports...
by RyanC
Mon May 11, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Restorations
Topic: B190 roof swap
Replies: 14
Views: 1573

B190 roof swap

Hi all, I thought I'd document my B190 roof swap project. I started on the airforums but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of B190 traffic there. Anyway, My wife and I have a 1994 E350 cargo van with a 7.3 diesel we've been camping in for probably 7 years or so. Its an old fire department van wit...