Post by universalexports on Jun 22, 2011 21:47:21 GMT -5
well I am really considering upgrading my Shasta to have a mix of both modern and classic designs,
using photoshop I was trying to get an idea of how it would look with a more modern window and window frame, or flush mount setup with solid tinted windows, with the modern AC systems I dont think I need a bunch of 2-3 piece windows that open,
and I really like this look,,, I know, I make the purist cry, but I am going to do this,,, opinions, comments, snide remarks?
Obviously you have accepted deviating from the stock look. If that is your prefered style then I say go for it!
Love the look on the front, front side. I always thought the door should have had a window, it's not like the trailers are hard to break into, so having a window there wouldn't be a big deal. I personally think the rear side window as drawn is a bit too large and over powers the side of the trailer a little bit.
Might I further suggest that if you do this, relocating the rear side windows a tad higher than stock may offer some more privacy. In fact it may be running into the closet there?
I also wonder if painting the stock frames black and tinting the panes would acheive a similar look for less money, but then you don't get some of the other benefits or larger modern windows.
Post by universalexports on Jun 22, 2011 22:07:11 GMT -5
Thanks for the input, all good points, I new the rear window needed something, just could not put my finger on it, but smaller may be what I am needing,
all the windows are about 3 inches wider, the wife wants more window for better viewing out at the lakes, and parks
the closet will not be there, I am also going with an entire different floor plan, that in my opinion is better and fits my needs better. having a wife and 4 grand babies,
seeing as things have improved since the 50's I will be adding AC, no oven, but I will have 2 or 3 of the new convection stove top burners, that are under a glass so they are flush with the counter top. and a gas grill outside.
my interior is completly shot, not one good piece of anything really in it, rot in the walls, floors falling through, etc. the more I look more problems I find, so as I rebuild it, I will be redesigning it.
Post by safetybruce on Jun 23, 2011 0:06:25 GMT -5
In observing Airflytes it seems like the front side windows are usually the ones that have been repaired or replaced, and I am trying to recall if they have a drip rail over them. Mine doesn't at this time and they are the only two windows that have definitely had major botched repairs done to them. When you go for the style you indicate and lose the drip guards across the top just make sure that the window you choose has the appropriate seal to do the job those old drip guards performed.
Post by LittleVintageTrailer on Jun 26, 2011 22:28:26 GMT -5
The last pic looks great. I don't care for the smooth look at all. I'm a non-purist for sure but I think when you take away the creased aluminum it starts to look like any other "newer" trailer and detracts from the vintage charm. Love the colors you chose.
Post by universalexports on Jun 26, 2011 22:39:10 GMT -5
yeah, I didnt care much for the factory style siding when I first got mine, but after having it for a bit and seeing some Shasta's restored it has started to grow on me. I have decided to stick with it.
yeah the color all though not factory, I think is very pretty and has a nice "fun" look. kind of an ocean blue/turquoise I think would look great.
the 1956 ford trucks had a color close to that called tar-tat Turquise, I painted a 83 S-10 that had a v8 motor that color once, and it looked awesome, "at least I thought so"
here it is, the color was actually darker, the pic got lightened after 15 or so years, and it is a pic of a pic so I could upload it.
the pic from about 1991, I put a big block in a S-10 when most folks were trying to figure out how to put a small block in one, (big block 427)
Note: the 1982 mustang GT hood scoop turned around backwards, to make a small cowl induction hood.
I have never been one to stick to the norm, I have always like to do things different, for that personal touch.
talk about a dated pic, note: my snakeskin boots, Bad company License plate and my old man still rockin the porkchop side burns, and 80's style big eye glasses!