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Old 12-19-2018, 09:32 AM   #29
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I have some questions I hope someone knows the answers to.....
1. can someone tell me the inside distance between the 2 outriggers for the steps?
I ordered a new style step release from ODM and it is different than my steps. http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...roducts_id=222
the part of the top step that fits into the outrigger is about 22.5" and the new step release is about an inch wider.
2. Has anyone used the curved channel from ODM for the front and back.
http://odmrv.com/catalog/index.php?m...oducts_id=1002
this has the channel for the flooring, but my original did not. Anyway the curve is a little bit off and before I cut it to match the original I wanted to check first.
thanks in advance!
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:27 PM   #30
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Looks great! Do you have any more pictures of the with the tanks installed?
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Old 12-21-2018, 08:45 PM   #31
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Now I see why you ask me about cleaning...my Argosy did not have that glue and my endcaps are in fiberglass so no rust
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Old 12-23-2018, 02:58 PM   #32
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Finally I'm done (almost) with the POR15 on the frame

Short563...I haven't installed the tanks yet, I'm going to do that after I get the shell back on to make sure I have the layout that I want.

Caracola...Yes my end caps are steel, I had a welder try and cut out some of the rusted areas and reweld in a patch...the first guy I used warped the part where the 3 marker lights are in the front the second guy tried to correct the first mistake and was able to get it pretty close...hoping it works when riveting it back one.

If anyone can send me pictures of the steps, step latch and the distance between the outriggers I'd really appreciate it!

After Christmas time to start the flooring...officially starting the reconstruction...so excited!

Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-24-2018, 02:25 PM   #33
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Your painted frame looks great! Do the steps bolt on or are the welded to the frame?
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:30 AM   #34
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Thanks!
The steps are bolted on (2) and then there is a special outrigger that has a slot for the steps to slide in and out.
I'll post a pic when I get a chance.
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Old 01-02-2019, 06:20 PM   #35
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Both axles POR15'd and reattached with the lift kit.

New tongue jack from etrailer going on tmw.

As I mentioned earlier the new front and rear channels were a little different that the originals that Gussy had, so I had to make some partial cuts to form the channel to the same as the old ones.
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I'm using 3/4" Advantech...Hindsight I would have just used the 5/8 so I didn't have to use the router to make the edge that goes in the channel 5/8", also the Tongue and grove seemed like a good idea, but it was harder than I thought to get them fit together...removing the tongue on most the sheet and will use a biscuit jointer to add a little strength.
Not sure if anyone else has had this problem but trying to get everything square is a pain, I finally just started measuring from the front of the 2 main rails to make sure I'm getting to far off. Taking the frame back to the welder Friday to fix some of the outriggers that were not welded on level with the frame rails
Goal is to have the channel and subfloor 100% down by the end of the weekend!
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I couldn't find a coupler repair kit so I cleaned up and POR15'd the old one.
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Gotta say enjoying putting her back together much more than wire brushing the frame...
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Old 04-24-2019, 09:39 PM   #36
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How is Gussy going?
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Old 05-08-2019, 07:47 PM   #37
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Thanks for asking...I see you have a new project, the 30 footer looks really nice!

Lots of updates on Gussy.
In late Jan I was able to get the shell back on and brought her home. Bad news is that I didn't think about towing it home (short distance) without the endcaps and front and rear windows in. I took it slow but it bounced some and wrinkled some of panels on the ends....duh!
After I got it home I removed some of the panels that are on the sides of the panoramic windows and will make new ones. there were 2 that were cut wrong and had very little overlap on the window frames...a leak waiting to happen
http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...0&d=1557364705
http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...1&d=1557364705
I cleaned all the caulking off the front rib and shell where the end cap will go back in so that I get a good seal and can get to the back of the rivets. Ended up using a propane torch to heat the rib and then scrape the caulk off..best way I could find!

I have the front endcap painted with 2 coats of por-15 and I'm almost ready to it back together.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...3&d=1557364705
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Good to hear youíre still at it!
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