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Old 02-02-2018, 04:13 PM   #29
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Take a look at how the floor sits on the wheel well flanges. I routed the bottom of the new floor sheet to clear the wheel well flanges. This prevented the flooring bulging up at the wheel wells. This will make a big difference when installing cabinets, etc.

My plastic wheel well flanges were up to 3/16Ē thick.
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Old 02-06-2018, 12:05 PM   #30
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Thank you for the tip.

I will be putting back in the metal wheel wells next so that I can take the floor measurements.


Put the back piece of floor in last night
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:30 PM   #31
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A few posts to catch up.

One evening while working in the shop, I bent over to pick up some wood and almost grabbed this guy.....

Made me jump..

Then a second one came out
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:39 PM   #32
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I got 2 4 inch tall tanks from vts.
I was going to install then in two bays side by side, but that did not give much room to work on the connection.

So I left an empty bay between them. One is over the axles, the other is right behind the axle.

I am holding them up with 3 pieces of 1/8 in flat bar and 1 piece of angle on the end.
These are sitting on top of the frame cutouts held in place with u bolts on on side and j bolts on the other. If needed I could drop them out the bottom by sliding the bars out of the way.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:46 PM   #33
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Ta da... the floor is in. Walls flexed to put in full sheets.

Elevator bolts in.

Channel attached with regular washers and bolts. Put them in all the outriggers and extra between the riggers holding channel to just wood. Nylocks used instead of nuts

Before floor, the wheel wells came out. Straightened any bent areas, riveted on extra metal where any tears existed and then reinstalled.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:47 PM   #34
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Just in case, I did bevel the edges around the wheelwells
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:51 PM   #35
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New axles have arrived.....

I was hoping to get the airstream done as far as an aluminum tent before Alumapalooza in May.

Doubt this will happen, so we may be in our Trotwood or Shasta for that event.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:54 PM   #36
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Practice.....

After that, my lovely wife took the bucking bar and we redid almost all of the skin to c channel rivets.

85% of them where pop rivets that someone else used.

They are all now bucked.

PS, my skill did get better than this sample pic. The belt line is a good place to practice since it will be covered with the trim strip.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:59 PM   #37
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The next thing to fix.
A bent rib. Buckled and wavy. Empty rivet holes where filled with silicone

I made another post about this. Got some suggestion to try using a jack,
I may try it, but think it would be easier to cut out the bad part, reshape tight to the skin, then sister it back in with aluminum plate bolted on or riveted on.

I'm not sure the jack could push it tight to the skin
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:05 PM   #38
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Youíre making great progress. I ran into the same issue with the placement of the tanks and left a bay between. Normally if I see a bug like the one you saw, it would be a scorpion here in the Hill Country. But crayfish are kinda tasty. Keep up the good work and good luck. Bubba
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:05 PM   #39
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Next plan to check all rivets, replace those needed. Replace the Olympics seen in post 12

Replace roof vent gaskets

I wonder who was the engineer of having square vent covers for round pipe
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:12 PM   #40
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I will be redoing all the window glass to frame seals.

Wondering if I need to do the frame to skin seal and rivets.
They look ok, But if needed, now would be the time to redo since the inner skin is off.

Any opinions?
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Old 04-07-2018, 05:48 PM   #41
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I will be redoing all the window glass to frame seals.

Wondering if I need to do the frame to skin seal and rivets.
They look ok, But if needed, now would be the time to redo since the inner skin is off.

Any opinions?
Thatís a tough call. I donít know the condition of the existing seals. On our 55 we found some corrosion between the frame and skin. But that was a backframe gasket that gets brittle after decades. If you have butyl, that lasts a long time. But, like you said, Now would be the time. If it were me, I would probably drill out the rivets, clean everything up, re-seal and re-rivet. If you do rework, I would straighten out the frame edges where the bucking dimpled the rivet holes. If you like to rivet and have the time, better safe than sorry. Bubba
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Have you made any more progress on the 69?
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