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Old 04-07-2005, 11:19 PM   #1
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building an airstream model

hey all im making plans to build a computer case in the shape of an airstream trailer. right now im looking at the 16/17' bambi from the 60s like a 64. the main problem ive encountered though is finding dimensions of any trailer other than overall length.

so the help i seek are dimensions of front/rear/side windows, door, cabin width/height/length, and a picture of the frame the cabin sits on. i know its a long list and im still searching away.

any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:55 AM   #2
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hey all im making plans to build a computer case in the shape of an airstream trailer. right now im looking at the 16/17' bambi from the 60s like a 64. the main problem ive encountered though is finding dimensions of any trailer other than overall length.

so the help i seek are dimensions of front/rear/side windows, door, cabin width/height/length, and a picture of the frame the cabin sits on. i know its a long list and im still searching away.

any help would be appreciated.
I might have somethng left over from when I owned a 1963 Bambi.
Let me do some digging.
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:06 AM   #3
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Old 04-08-2005, 10:09 PM   #4
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What media are you planning to use in building this case? I'm assuming not plastic. Will you actually try to use aluminum?
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thanks for that pic i think i can figure all my other measurements out from that.


im planning on using aluminum for this and hopefully (praying) i can find some rivets small enough. my work has some pretty small hollow aluminum tubing i plan on using for the frame, thin pieces i can use for the skeleton and some pretty thin sheets i can cut up to mold around everything.


thanks again for the help <3
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Is there a specific tool or piece of equipment that is best for rolling or curving the aluminum for the ends?
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I'm also interested in the rivet solution you find. Do you already have an idea for the scale you will use?
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Old 04-09-2005, 11:28 AM   #8
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I think it's a great idea. If you want to see some of the finest models built ,visit www.fineartmodels.com. These guys are incrediable.I would like to see them do a model of an Airstream.
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