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Old 06-24-2012, 08:23 PM   #57
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OH, Yeah, anyone building Gantry's you need to make the 12 feet minimum. anything small you won't be able to pull the trailer out using chain hoists. You can see in the picture above there is a good foot and a half between the gantry and the AS with the hoist all the way up..
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:26 AM   #58
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Almost have the frame riveted to the shell or vs. versa. Just have the curb side rear to get done. Then run some bolts throw the c-chanel. I have been screwing it down but want some bolts too. Man it's been a pain to line up. Even had to use a jack on the frame a couple of times to get it level to line up rivets. and the handy man on the rear bumper on one side.

Plus it's been so hot here. I don't like working in the sun. And with the older kids in VBS in the mornings this week, makes it harder to get stuff done because I have the twins by myself. But the wife thought it would be good for the older ones to get out and do something.

I'm the one who needs to be doing something!!!! Like working on the AS..
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:15 PM   #59
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YES!! I got the shell back on the frame. The shell is now riveted to the c-channel that is screwed to the floor.

Now, I probably have enough screws in place to hold the channel to the floor without bolts. But I'm putting some in anyway. Especially the front and back. One can't be to careful.

Also need to get the dremel tool fired up to take care of the olympic rivets.

Here are some pics and one of my lovely wife who has been so understanding over the past 4 weeks as all my time goes to the AS..
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:40 PM   #60
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YES!! I got the shell back on the frame. The shell is now riveted to the c-channel that is screwed to the floor.

Now, I probably have enough screws in place to hold the channel to the floor without bolts. But I'm putting some in anyway. Especially the front and back. One can't be to careful.

Also need to get the dremel tool fired up to take care of the olympic rivets.

Here are some pics and one of my lovely wife who has been so understanding over the past 4 weeks as all my time goes to the AS..
Nice job. Whatever you are taking, i'd like some of it. Your speed is impressive. :-)

Nice looking pictures, it looks like you'll be done with a week to spare at this rate.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:19 AM   #61
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Nice job. Whatever you are taking, i'd like some of it. Your speed is impressive. :-)

Nice looking pictures, it looks like you'll be done with a week to spare at this rate.
I'm taking a pill called "deadline with camp reservations on the Oregon coast"
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:23 AM   #62
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Hi, I think you are just a fast as the Airstream assembly line. When does it go through the shower?
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:54 AM   #63
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Jason, when you guys headed to the coast? Looking great, wish my progress was moving that fast!
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:30 AM   #64
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Jason, when you guys headed to the coast? Looking great, wish my progress was moving that fast!
Surpose to leave the 18th of July. That gives me 3, 3 day weekends as my wife has Mondays off. but during the week I have all four kids and office work to do as well. Might be some late nights. As long as it is usable.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:58 PM   #65
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I went with R-TECH insulation because it was cheaper and had a thermal R value of 7.5 and not a radiant R value prodex has that depends of reflecting heat. I will mention this decision in another post later.

I went with 1.5 inch which fit perfect. The foil side went to the outside. Cut and went in pretty easy. Then I had to get the skins back on. Nearly done and over 200 rivets so far.

Tomorrow I will get the rest of the rivets in and then clean the inside panels. Then I hope to get the plumbing lines in and the water heater and inverter. I still have all the PEX lines from taking it out. So with a little modification It should go in pretty quick..

Then Monday I can get the bathtub in place, and start building walls and cabinets.
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #66
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Jason, great work, and wow you work fast! Feels great having that solid floor I bet!
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So instead of doing a double post you can read here why I chose to go with R Tech over prodex or fiberglass insulation to do the inside with.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ork-93094.html
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:20 PM   #68
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I'm so impressed with your work!! You'll love the coast!
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Old 07-02-2012, 02:21 PM   #69
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Finished getting the sides riveted back on. My hands are about done, 300 rivets and they are pretty toast. Got the inverter and breaker box back in and hooked up.

Also got the outside plug for the a/c power back in. Painted it silver as it was white before came out ok.

The plumbing went back in. Used the pex from the previous remodel but made a few changes. I also put the foam around the pipes and use clips to hold them down. Hoping this will stop any noise from the pipes vibrating when the pump is going.

I had it set up so I could drain the cold and hot water lines out the back. This time I put in a spigot so I can use a hose, or if I adjust the drain valves for the hot and cold I could hook up an outside shower. If I get a long enough hose I could run it to my sun shower tent. Also put a valve in the cold water line to the hot water tank so if we are just going away for a night or two I don't have to have it full of water.

Also spent 1-2 hours cleaning the inside skins. You can see a before and after in the pictures. I used scrubbing bubbles and a scrub brush, then a wet cloth and a dry towel to get it clean.

I know everyone talks about quality control and in the pictures you can see what a poor job of cutting around the fridge access panels they did. But when you put trim on it looks ok. No better 44 years ago I guess.
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Looking good, Jason. Here's hoping it all works out for your dates. The family will sure have a ball in it!

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