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Old 07-04-2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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'71 Ambassador lift off

OK - I am no carpenter...
This is where I am at -
Ive ordered a special tool to drill out the side round head rivets.
I recently heard that they can be "popped / chisled off" but, I havent tried that yet....
Ive got the shell secured with bracing and the frame secured with concrete blocks.
I suspect that as soon as I get the side round head rivets all out, then
I will be ready to lift off the shell.
I see photos of other projects and looks like folks are running wood under
and across the entire section, which sit on top of saw horses on the side...
My question is - what size wood?
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Old 07-04-2011, 05:19 PM   #2
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f355...dor-45328.html

Ive got 2 small bottle jacks.
Lots of concrete blocks securing the frame.
Lots of bracing.
I am not going to be removing the frame.
I just want to slip the new floor down after I pick it (the shell) up somehow...
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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Im really surprised that no one responded to my question above....
Soooooo I got some 2x4x10ft boards. Wish me luck!
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Old 07-06-2011, 05:34 PM   #4
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I used 4x4's. I think 2x4's won't be strong enough.
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:45 PM   #5
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Thanks!
I was going to screw 2 - 2x4x10's together....
wish me luck! cuz there is little skill....
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Old 07-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #6
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I was going to screw 2 - 2x4x10's together....
wish me luck! cuz there is little skill....
That might work also. 2 2x4's = 4x4's.
Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you have a different screen name last year? I think I remember talking to you back then.
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:10 PM   #7
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yes. you are correct.
A relationship ended, but the Airstream project continues!
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Old 07-06-2011, 07:17 PM   #8
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Well that's too bad but I'm glad to see you are continuing with the restoration project.
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