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Old 02-17-2016, 03:31 PM   #15
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Shell coming off

Drill side rivets out, Drill out front & rear plate rivets, pull off all the fender trims and battery drawers that go below the belt trim (I did not originally, but they have to come off so just get them out of the way.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:42 PM   #16
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re-install flooring & lower shell back on.

The beauty of the gantry is that you can GENTLY lower the shell back on exactly how you want it. I had to push/pull my c-channels to get them in the right spot, and was able to re-use all the original rivet holes.
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Old 02-17-2016, 03:46 PM   #17
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rear tie down

One of the many flaws I re-engineered was the rear tie down. I used 1/8" (or maybe 3/16" aluminum and bent it to 100 degrees. All my fasteners are stainless steel now. I used stainless for all the shell connections to the outriggers and along the back through the rear tie down plate.

I deleted the sheet aluminum that went under the floor, that the trunk hinge attached to. This way there is no way for water to sit on that shelf and leak under the floor and rot the wood, and rust the rear tie down.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:54 PM   #18
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Thank you Mixter. There was a couple of things that I was unsure on and that just cleared it up for me. Once again you saved me some trouble
I will keep everyone posted and I DO appreciate the advice
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Old 02-17-2016, 08:20 PM   #19
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WooHoo! Another '70's redo!

Check out this "thread of threads" for some inspiration.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...ons-35399.html

Caution, there's days of reading in there. One strategy of attack is to pick one close to your year then skip ahead to the pictures, then go back and read how it all happened. There are some VERY creative people here on this forum. Wish I had their eye for design. I'm more of a nuts-n-bolts guy.

Can't help with the shell removal. Mixter has some great ideas there. I managed to replace the floor "shell-on". Wasn't easy, but it did work.

I'll be following along as you go. Holler if you need something.

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Old 02-19-2016, 11:16 AM   #20
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Ok...I comprehend the C channel staying on the floor. Mixter thanks for setting me straight there. What has me stumped at this juncture is the front and rear "U" channel. As I understand it I don't need to drill out the rivets on the front and rear attaching the shell and the C Channel.... and the channel in the front and back comes up with the shell while the other stays on the floor ?
I believe this is correct. The only problem here is that there are bolts connecting my front and rear "U" channel to the floor. I don't see how it will raise of the floor without getting out those bolts or drilling out the rivets connecting the u channel to the shell ?
Mabey I am having a brain fart and have misunderstood something somewhere along the line ? Lol
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Old 02-19-2016, 01:28 PM   #21
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Yeah- ALL those bolts need to come out. You'll prolly have to cut/ grind the old rusted bolts out from under the outriggers. I put stainless steel bolts back in the rebuild.

Note there are also a bunch of steel screws through the c channel to the plywood. Those were buggers because they are rusted and seized and you cant get a screwdriver to grab. You have to do it from the top and dont want to destroy the c channel. I believe i had quite a time w pliers trying to grip/ unscrew.
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Old 02-19-2016, 06:01 PM   #22
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As I feared lol...thanks. I should be popped her lid this weekend. I will post pics as soon as I do.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:20 AM   #23
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Due to unforeseen circumstances I had to move the whole operation gantrys, trailers ect....needless to say this cost me a few days and slowed progress a bit but I have it all set back up and work is underway.
I have the front and rear "U" channel bolts and screws out (not even going to go into the hell that was. It would contain to many expletives) and gantry's in place. So at this point I basically have clear the vent holes that I will be using to mount the 4x4 under and drill out the rivets on the sides.
I will take pics as I go.
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Old 02-23-2016, 10:23 AM   #24
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I do have a question however. I would love to crawl up on top and remove air conditioning unit, antenna ect....but don't know if I can safely do so without damaging the shell. That being said I don't see any way of getting them off without getting up the at some point.
Any suggestions?
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I have read that walking on the roof is OK if you stay on the the rivet lines. Which makes sense but still am uneasy. ..hmmm
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:43 PM   #26
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All stop - without the interior liners the shell has lost strength. Now would be the time to use extension ladders cross-bucked with 2x12 board or similar to access the roof, if you're going load-bearing on the shell after it's on the ground look at 1/2" or greater plywood to distribute the weight.

I vote you go zero-gravity in a harness from a spare gantry. Get pictures.
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Lol....mission impossible style.
I decided to leave the air conditioner and such be until after shell removal.
Took the front and back vent covers off so they are open for the strap. This thing is almost ready for liftoff
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:36 PM   #28
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I will do the ladder scaffolding prior to removing all the rest.
Thanks for the heads up.
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