Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-04-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Brasslens's Avatar
 
1957 22' Flying Cloud
Mississauga , Ontario
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 9
1957 Caravanner shell on floor replacement with a sagging rear end

I'm so happy to finally start the restoration on our 1957 22' Caravanner that we purchased last October in Toronto. Winter has started hear and so far I have removed the interior shell, replaced the seals on the 4 large street side windows, replaced 2 roof vents and removed the rear part of the sub floor. There is about 2" of sag in the rear and I was hoping that it would just be the outrigger and it seems like the trailer frame needs to be realigned.

Since I'm doing this shell on due to space restrictions, I'm thinking of starting by dropping the belly pan behind the axle to get a better view and to find what's causing the sag. Here are a few photos of the restoration so far..
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1420407879168.jpg
Views:	99
Size:	54.6 KB
ID:	229791   Click image for larger version

Name:	1420407899088.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	52.7 KB
ID:	229792  

Click image for larger version

Name:	1420407940975.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	66.6 KB
ID:	229793   Click image for larger version

Name:	1420407973063.jpg
Views:	97
Size:	58.0 KB
ID:	229794  

Click image for larger version

Name:	1420408036108.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	76.8 KB
ID:	229795   Click image for larger version

Name:	1420408045794.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	97.6 KB
ID:	229796  

__________________

__________________
Brasslens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 04:37 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
pbearsailor's Avatar

 
1957 22' Caravanner
Port Hadlock , Washington
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 863
I did a shell on with mine as well. For the belly pan, I left a couple of feet of border when I dropped it to give access to the frame. Replacing the belly pan is, I think, about the hardest part of doing a shell on with this era of trailer.

Lots of info that may help you in my thread linked below. Mine is 9153.

Cheers,
Steve
__________________

__________________
Forum Thread: First She Had to Take a Ride on a Boat

Blog: My 57 Caravanner
pbearsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2015, 06:01 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
Brasslens's Avatar
 
1957 22' Flying Cloud
Mississauga , Ontario
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by pbearsailor View Post
I did a shell on with mine as well. For the belly pan, I left a couple of feet of border when I dropped it to give access to the frame. Replacing the belly pan is, I think, about the hardest part of doing a shell on with this era of trailer.

Lots of info that may help you in my thread linked below. Mine is 9153.

Cheers,
Steve
Thanks Steve! I'm going to give that a shot sometime this week. Mine is 9163. Cool stuff.
__________________
Brasslens is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2015, 02:48 PM   #4
The Hamilton Express
 
adamfried's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Chicago , Illinois
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 20
Hey Guys:
I just started my remodel as well. The subfloor is in about 90% good shape and I'm debating if I want to take the shell off or leave it on. I'm not looking for perfection but I want to do it semi-right. Why did you decide to leave the frame on? I'm wondering if I can just cut out bad parts of subfloor. Will the strength of the trailer be affected by cutting out bad wood parts? What about not being able to get under the U channel? Any thoughts are appreciated! Thx Adam
__________________
Adam
The Hamilton Express

Follow the remodel journey: http://hamexpress.blogspot.com/
adamfried is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1957


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear end sagging after a few days gloran Land Yacht/Legacy Motorhomes 18 04-23-2013 03:26 PM
HELP! Can I fix sagging Outriggers with shell on? Or just pull the shell? Mixter Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 3 01-24-2013 12:59 PM
Rear end replacement floor channel bow Bauxter Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 8 07-15-2012 09:30 AM
Caravanner :: 1957 Airstream Caravanner floyds1 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:32 AM
'57 Caravanner Island Girl :: 1957 Airstream Caravanner pbearsailor Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-19-2011 09:30 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.