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Monday, March 12, 2012

SHASTA WINGS!!!!

NEED SHASTA WINGS?

I AM YOUR GUY!


I offer reproduction wings for sale. These are the highest quality reproductions available anywhere. I have been building these for several years now and would happy to help make your Shasta complete.






The wings on a Shasta are outrageous and fantastic. Unfortunately, many original owners took them off and threw them away thinking that they were perhaps too gaudy. But today they are iconic and no Shasta camper is complete without them. They represent a different era in vehicle design. For a Shasta, the wings are the cherry on the sundae.



I make all of my 1.5" thick wings with my custom designed 3-line trim. This is a bright anodized aluminum trim I designed myself. This is a direct throwback to the original trim used in the mid 60's and looks fantastic for all years.


New trim on a set of 42 X 9s. This trim style is used on all sizes

 
New trim on a set of 27 X 7s




ORDERING:

Ordering is simple. You just need to contact me via email at Tylerbes@gmail.com and give me as much of the following information as you can:

1) Wings Size (if you don't know tell me your year and model):
     - 42" X 9" 38"X9" , 36" X 8" , 30" X 8" , 27" X 7"

2) Mounting Style
     - Standoffs: If there is no cutout in your gutter rail, this is what you need.
     - Direct: If you have cut outs in your gutter and want to screw the wings directly to the skin. (only done with 42 X 9 early Shasta's 1958-1961)

3) Payment: (See payment terms)

Note: I am also willing to sell parts for the do-it-yourselfer (contact me for pricing) or those folks looking to repair existing wings. If you have a custom request with your wings, let me know. This has happened many times and I have always been able to work something out with the customer.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

I also accept PAYPAL to:
tylerbes@gmail.com

OR
I accept personal checks.
(will give you my address after you email me and we work out the details of your wings)

Buy with confidence:
I have been making these wings for quite some time now and every one of customer has been thrilled with the look and quality of the finished product. I am confident in saying that I produce the best reproduction Shasta wings anywhere. If ever there is an issue with a customer I will always do my best to make it right.



PRICING:

Large wings:
42" X 9"   :  $300 plus $30 S&H
38" X 9"   :  $300 plus $30 S&H (This size is used on mid 60's SC)

Medium wings:
36" X 8"   $250 plus $30 S&H
30" X 8"   $250 plus $30 S&H (This size is used on the SCS model with rear door)

Small Wings:
27" X 7"   : $220 plus $20 S&H

Shipping and Handling cost based on shipping in the continental U.S. only. I will ship to Canada at an additional cost. Alaska and Hawaii are also additional.


WHAT YOU GET AND HOW I DO IT:

You get both wings with brushed aluminum skins. They are a nice bright finish (like the look of a stainless kitchen sink), not 100% polished. You can polish them if you so choose. The moldings that wrap the wings with are also aluminum. They are a retro, 3 line single piece (think of the edging at a diner counter top) with a bright finish (see photos). The molding is held on with stainless flat head screws.

You also get all of the required mounting hardware for your style camper and desired mounting technique.



Here is how the wings are constructed:



Step 1: Making the Skins
I cut the blanks in the .025 thick exterior grade aluminum from templates that I have created using ORIGINAL wings. That means the shape is exactly as they were originally from the factory I used a bead roller with a custom made set of rollers that form the bead style lines. This took months of experimentation to get it right. After quite an effort these lines are exact duplicates of what was done originally and are straight as an arrow! Each line is spaced 1 inch apart as they were on the original wings.

Finished Set

Inside of Skin






 
Step 2: Frames
I make the cores out of PVC Board. Its pricey stuff but won't rot. Everything is solvent welded, nailed and screwed together. All of the areas that will have mounting screws in them have full support so the wing won't dent when mounting on the trailer (unlike original wings that can crush when you put the screws in). These frames make the wings very strong and light (only a few pounds each) They are much more rigid than the original wings.
 

Step 3: Moldings

Next the mouldings get wrapped around the wing, trimmed, drilled and screwed in place. The skin is pinched behind the molding.





These are 36" X 8" Standoff style mounting (old style trim shown, no longer used)
 
 



These are 42" X 9" Standoff style mounting





The wings are mounted with stainless screws. Mounting the wings is the responsability of the buyer. You must make sure that the wings are securely mounted to your trailer and into good solid wood, a drawing of the optimum mounting locations are included as well:



9" wings come with a 10 screw kit (5/wing)
8"wings come with an 8 screw kit (4/wing)
7" wings come with a 6 screw kit (3/wing)




Standoff Style:  #10 Stainless Screws 3" long with 3/4" tall Nylon spacers.

(10 screw standoff mounting kit)

Direct Mount:  #10 Stainless Screws 2 1/4" Long, with 10 rubber washers











Here are some Photos of the wings mounted on the camper. Also take a look at my Customer Gallery for photos of my wings on customer campers. Again these will all be shown with the old style trim but are great examples of how my wings look on these fantastic campers.












Please visit my Customer Gallery Tab for photos of my wings on my customers campers.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Curtains!

I think if I never use a sewing machine again it will be too soon. I spent about 20 hours making these curtains and I think it worked out well. The color matches the exterior green nicely. I still have to make the tie-backs, which will be made out of the circle pattern material I used on the cushions.... so I guess my sewing days are not yet numbered. If they ever have a trailer trash edition of Project Runway, I am IN!.

Finished the trim around all the windows as well. All mahogany with stainless screws, took a while but I am really pleased with the results.


The center dome light is finally installed. I had to wait 6 months to finally get that thing!

I finally got to some of the fun stuff too... adding cool interior items. Over the 2 years it took me to finish this trailer I had plenty of time to find nik-naks to fill it with. I have a few more items in mind but the majority is here.
A whole bunch of items on this side... I went with the original 1080P LED flatscreen that these campers had in 1964. You know, gotta keep it original. I am trying not to over-do-it. Its hard to do as I keep finding cool stuff I want to nail to the wall.

I converted an old Coke bottle carrying box into a set of shelves. Going to add some straps and store coffee cups in it... you can still see the rings frome where the bottles rested. Very cool. The box was marked 1955.

There will be a bit more over here eventually. Right now just a tin Coke sign and Teddy Baseball peddling Moxie, the worlds most horrifying "soda"

Yup... I like coke. Even salt and pepper flavored

I found an old Ivory soap box in an antique shop. Added the shelves, and stained them to match the box.... I love the final look

The stain was just the right color, and the polyurethane really made it clean up nice.

In the same shop I found these old gauges. thought they were cool. Temp, humidity and barometric pressure. Looks like they were sold at Sears, and are "Made in West Germany" so they are post WW2... but certainly have some age on them.

My super cool Shasta clock from my sister-in-law. Thanks Jessy!

This was a Goodyear sign off of a Tire rack. I think its rather old, the wierd thing is that its brown and not the traditional Blue and Yellow. In fact I could not find another one like this on-line.

Just wanted to show the floor in the bathroom as I dont think I ever really showed a good picture of it. I am standing in the shower to take this picture. Roomy, if I were the shape of a broom stick.