Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-24-2004, 03:02 PM   #85
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
The Floor is installed!

Finally, the wood is on the frame. I still have to do one of the other Elevator bolt, but that will come when the shell is back on. ( Hopefully Friday)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2259.JPG
Views:	200
Size:	50.5 KB
ID:	8487   Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2260.JPG
Views:	190
Size:	50.6 KB
ID:	8488  

__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2004, 03:11 PM   #86
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Making new floor channel

Today I made a few new sections of floor channel, from leftover .032 aluminum. I could have alo used some of the old belly material, but I still need it for templates, to cut the new aluminum.
There is a sequence of photos below, showing how I did it.
First, I cut some 3in by 30in long strips of aluminum. Then measured and marked a 1.5in strip down the center of it.
The third photo shows the material in the benchtop metal brake. The first bend makes one side of the c-channel, the second bend makes the other side and the bottom of the c-channel. The last picture shows the finished channel section. I can only make 30in sections, since this is the maximum capacity of my bending brake. This tool has come in quite handy at times, making brackets, lamp shades, tubs etc. I also used it to fabricate repair panels for my wheel wells.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2249.JPG
Views:	189
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	8489   Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2250.JPG
Views:	194
Size:	61.0 KB
ID:	8490  

Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2251.JPG
Views:	212
Size:	59.4 KB
ID:	8491   Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2252.JPG
Views:	197
Size:	61.5 KB
ID:	8492  

Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2253.JPG
Views:	179
Size:	59.3 KB
ID:	8493   Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2254.JPG
Views:	196
Size:	61.4 KB
ID:	8494  

Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2255.JPG
Views:	184
Size:	61.9 KB
ID:	8495   Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2256.JPG
Views:	194
Size:	62.3 KB
ID:	8496  

__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2004, 03:16 PM   #87
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Layout/channel install

I will spend the next few days installing the channel to the shell, temporarily, usig #8 sheet metal screws. On Friday Murray ( Creampuff) and myself will lower the shell back on the floor for the first time. It will be sooo much easier with 2 people. Maybe I can get Airhead over here also. Hey Guys, Pizza on me!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2257.JPG
Views:	273
Size:	58.1 KB
ID:	8497   Click image for larger version

Name:	SSCN2258.JPG
Views:	259
Size:	55.0 KB
ID:	8498  

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2004, 04:37 PM   #88
1 Rivet Member
 
Simplyspent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Simplyspent Send a message via Yahoo to Simplyspent
What are the odds that another Airstreamer picked up an Overlander on the same day? I bought and retrieved a pretty nice 1962 Overlander. I own customized 1961 Flying Cloud that I will be selling soon. My wife and I decided on a tandem axle unit with all the amenities. We also pull our trailer with a 1500 series Suburban.

I would like to hear more about your project and see some interior shots. I have begun removing parts and assessing the scope of work. My Overlander is pretty solid all around with exception of roof damage caused by A. an idiot walking on the roof to remove the old AC. B. another idiot who installed a roof antenna mount by drilling a 1.5 inch hole through a support rib.
__________________
Simplyspent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2004, 04:47 PM   #89
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,363
Images: 14
Must be the same idiot who owned my 58 Overlander. Hmmmm whoooo

The good news is I get to learn new skills

Ken
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2004, 04:53 PM   #90
1 Rivet Member
 
Simplyspent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 15
Send a message via AIM to Simplyspent Send a message via Yahoo to Simplyspent
Okay...so I am fairly new to the forums. I should have noted the date on Uwe's initial post. It appears he is months into a refurb on his Overlander. Anyway, it is good to read through the thread and see the project evolve.
__________________
Simplyspent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2004, 11:45 PM   #91
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
The shell is down!

Last Friday the shell came down. Thanks to Murray (creampuff) for his diligent help!
We lowered the shell on the new wooden floor, traced the rear contour, lifted it back up, cut the floor to fit, and dropped it back down.
Sounds easier than it was. It took 3-4 tries to get the gap just right for the belly material and the channel etc. A real pita, if you ask me!
Note to self: Next trailer should have at least remnants of the original flooring for templates.
We also re-inforced the body bracing so I can use a jack on them to lift the front or rear individually, for belly wrap and floor channel installation.
But at last the shell is no longer hanging on the ceiling, and I can move the trailer around again. Can't wait take it out to the parking lot Monday and clean the shop floor underneath.
Thanks Murray!!
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2004, 10:28 AM   #92
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,363
Images: 14
Cool - congradulations! Now that I think of it - your probably gonna kill me, I could have traced the curve on some paper and overnighted it to you - Now I think of it.

Ken
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2004, 11:52 AM   #93
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Ken,
I am a devoted non-violent person, so have no fear.....
Besides, if it was easy, everybody would do it.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2004, 12:14 PM   #94
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,363
Images: 14
Whew...............
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2004, 09:03 AM   #95
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Worked a bit here and there on the old girll over the last 4-6 weeks. Insulated the floor from below, using closed cell foam sheets and styrofoam. Got the outer section of belly wrap installed from the front tire on one side to the front tire on the other side. Measured, ordered, and picked up my fresh and grey water tanks, and found 2 reference points for the rear channel mounting bolts.
Found out that my rear curve appeared to be about an inch too long. Removed channel, cut floor, re-installed channel to the old, original location. The shell has been sitting suspended by jackstands on it's new floor.
Today Murray is coming to help me permanently install the shell, after finishig the outer belly wrap around the rear. Exciting! Progress!
Pictures to follow.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2004, 09:29 PM   #96
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
The shell is back on! IT was a long day, and lots of pushing, shoving, prying, sweating, a little swearing, lifting, dropping, measuring and eyeballing.
Fortunately it was not a very hot day today. I took some pics, will post them on Monday.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2004, 08:24 AM   #97
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,363
Images: 14
YEAH! Pop of cork! (Just don't get any on the aluminum) - congradulations on your epic event!
__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2004, 02:35 PM   #98
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
It looks like an Airstream again!

Hre's some shots of the trailer from this morning. You can see that the circumference is not riveted yet. The whole shell is only secured by 6 or so sheetmetal screws. It needs a lot of adjusting and situating yet.
Attached Images
  
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorhome versus Trailer Member Search crzycpa Our Community 1 08-23-2011 01:30 PM
1976 Airstream Argosy RV Trailer 26 Foot, Very Good Con eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 07-18-2011 11:40 AM
Trying to buy a New Trailer kingfisher24 On The Road... 2 05-13-2011 08:26 PM
How do you deal with your trailer while exploring? mikescha On The Road... 18 02-21-2011 12:36 PM
A sad end to a wonderful trailer rmk110761 Airstream History 9 02-15-2011 10:12 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.