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Old 03-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #15
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The frame could be a good option... rust free
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:36 PM   #16
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I would love to have a 29 foot A/S that weights 3800lbs/
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Yes Dave 100% Kevlar,tubular construction.
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... and a Kevlar beer holder!
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Ya now your talking, high tech. right down to the Kevlar toilet seat.
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Cabinets to boot , I will look into buying Kevlar 4 x 8 sheets, the Kevlar ribbon comes in 3 foot rolls 18" wide.for the caps.I bet I could make a Kevlar airstream 26 footer for about 100k.that would turn heads.I can call it bullet proof #1.
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1 small sheet,1.00thick, 12 "x 24 "= KS-1612 $1074.20 I guess i would need a million bucks, anyone have a million laying around for my airstream Kevlar build?
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All Airstreams from 1959 to present are made from stretched formed Aluminum. Like they use for aluminum canoes or airplanes. You can not stretch form Kevlar. You can only bend it in one direction. You can not make complex curves without stretch forming or molding. You could mold something that looks like an airstream shape using Firberglass type technology using Kevlar instead of glass. That is how they make Kevlar canoes and kayaks.

You could also Gold anodize a current Airstream and make a replica of Wally's Gold trailer and that would be distinctive also. Current Airstream designs with heavy
Corian Counter tops and solid oak and exotic wood cabinets are not make to minimize weight but to impress the potential customers and those stopping by for a visit.
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you can still try to mix polished alum inside skin with kevlar inside skin... would be neat...
Once you're done John you better come over. I want to see that thing ASAP!
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1 small sheet,1.00thick, 12 "x 24 "= KS-1612 $1074.20 I guess i would need a million bucks, anyone have a million laying around for my airstream Kevlar build?
steep!

Common John, drop that Million, don't be cheap! (if you ever find that million)
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that would actually be cool... but can you polish kevlar to a shiny finish...
You can polish Ferraris and Lamborghinis. Both have been made of Kevlar for several years. Just paint...no, that would make it a Kevlar Argosy!
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Hey FIREDOG..... I have a couple of rolls of kevlar cloth mess that could be molded to shape, I used it in my business after retirement.,{firmcanada.com} I know it would be fire proof and if you want to experiment I'll help!! Jonathan {Retired fire capt.}
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thanks capt. it was just a dream,, but still dreaming.
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What about an Airstream molded out of carbon fiber?
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