I have been renovating a 64 Astrodome for the last year and created a blog with all sorts of resourses and information. YOu can see the full process and some big changes like the full bathroom I added. Please have a look and happy camping.
Mere words can't express how impressed I am with your trailer! fantastic job ! We're leaning towards the colonial white and 56 Ford sunset coral with a red z stripe when we get to that point.When your done with yours, feel free to ccome down to Waterford,the Nomad needs to be finished LOL
Heheheheh. Thanks for the invite... I think I will pass on doing another one of these for you while. As you know its a "labor of love" but MAN there is alot of labor in that love. I am sure that when I am done I am going to miss working on it.... who am I kidding your never really "done".
Thanks for your compliments and best of luck getting yours back on the road.
BTW... I think your color combo is a winner. I came VERY close to doing the Coral. I didnt go turquois for the mear fact that its so popular with these. I like a differently look and I think you are taking a good direction.
Took a look at yours as well... Love that little compact. Very nice, the color too, fantastic. But I have to say the cherry on the sundae for your camper is that bubble pattern floor. PERFECT, looks awesome with the white interior. Job well done!
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Post by schweetcruisers on May 31, 2012 13:55:56 GMT -5
Tyler I hope you don't mind but I am going to answer this.
Joe- yes you can tell from the windows. If you have a small(7x15) frosted flip-up vent window on the back street side you have a AstroDome, If not than its a Astroflyte. If I remember from the original post on Craigs its a AstroDome. Mine started out as a Dome but its not anymore, I have a lot of before pic on my blog, under January.
Post by schweetcruisers on May 31, 2012 18:21:31 GMT -5
Ok to clarify a small horizontal window not a vertical and No side rear Jaliose window on the street side. The horizontal is to vent a bathroom(astrodome) the vertical is to vent a upper bunk(astroflyte)
We do not have the jelousy window in the rear street side so we have an astrodome. That works for the new floorplan that corner is going to be a shower and the small horizintal window only will make good shower window.
Sorry to get in late on this one guys! But it looks like you got some good advice here Joe
What year... well its very hard to tell with the Astro domes. I believe they were only made from 61or62 thru 64. I have seen earlier Astroflytes. But if you have the horizontal rear street side window, you do indeed have a Dome. Schweet and Blues are spot on.
Have a look at your front skin, is it notched for the frame rails or is it kind of angled to the corners? I know this design changed happened around 1960... not sure if the first domes had the angled skin. If it does I would say its certainly the first year.
Thank you so much for your comments on my Shasta. We have taken her on three trips now and are having a great time! Be prepared for ALOT of folks to come up to you looking for a tour!
Shoot me an email if you have any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org. And I am happy to hook you up with wings if you need them.
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That bulb fit right in... they claim "Warm White" I call Bull! Color of this bulb could disinfect a New Yor City public restroom.... dont buy. But the style and socket size is correct.
The stuff From SBLED's has been great. I bought the adhesive backed strip LED's and used them to make my undercabinet lights, my rear sconces and my exterior (under camper) lighting. These are not socket style LEDS and they were very expensive at the time. You MAY find a better deal on Ebay, but it will be hard to judge the color until you get them. Make sure they are "warm white"