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Old 12-23-2005, 04:07 PM   #15
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Thanks guys, 88 inchs it is then, next question.......
When attaching the channel to the floor(plywood) i want the channel to hang off 1/4 of an inch? Thanks in advance, you guys have been a great help as always.
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:00 PM   #16
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Thanks guys, 88 inchs it is then, next question.......
When attaching the channel to the floor(plywood) i want the channel to hang off 1/4 of an inch? Thanks in advance, you guys have been a great help as always.
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Yup. You need a bit of room to wrap the belly skin. If the channel and the floor are exactly lined up, then the belly won't fit right.
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:18 PM   #17
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Yup. You need a bit of room to wrap the belly skin. If the channel and the floor are exactly lined up, then the belly won't fit right.
Uwe,

I thought that the belly wrap went inside the outer skin. If the floor is outside the channel, then it will have a slight bend to the inside of the trailer at the floor.

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Old 12-23-2005, 10:31 PM   #18
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I thought that the belly wrap went inside the outer skin. If the floor is outside the channel, then it will have a slight bend to the inside of the trailer at the floor.

Bill
Huh?

The floor needs to be slightly smaller than the perimeter of the channel. Not much, just enough to allow the belly to wrap down without creasing on the edge of the plywood below the channel.
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Huh?

The floor needs to be slightly smaller than the perimeter of the channel. Not much, just enough to allow the belly to wrap down without creasing on the edge of the plywood below the channel.
Uwe,

I misunderstood, I thought the floor was slightly larger than the channel not smaller.

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Hey Bill, you will be doing the same thing to the 2-door soon, right?
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Old 12-23-2005, 11:42 PM   #21
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Hey Bill, you will be doing the same thing to the 2-door soon, right?
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Yes, hopefully we can install the first two pieces from the front in about three weeks.

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Old 12-24-2005, 07:21 AM   #22
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Fred: The question I was asking of you was not so much engineering data, but body dimensions. I know there was a change in 69 and 95 - were there any body changes between 58/59 and 1962? If not, then the floor width should be the 88 inches... Ken
Hi Ken: I'm not really sure. Very little of the sales literature lists body width, and that data certainly does not appear on an annual basis where a change could easily be spotted. The used trailer guides mention a "8 wide" Airstream in the late 1950s, but I think they grossly rounded up from the old 7' width and don't mean 96 inches wide. So, not having any clear understanding myself of annual actual trailer widths, I'll refrain from posting any data that might end up being incorrect. Instead, I'll say I don't know and leave it at that.
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Old 12-24-2005, 07:36 AM   #23
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My thoughts on this...

I do know that my 63 is narrower than my 71 was. I also know that after the 70's there was a change to a wide body. And, Bambis are again narrow.I believe Argosy Minuets had a narrower body/floor also.
We should collect owners data and make a sticky post in the floor forum.
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Old 12-24-2005, 10:19 AM   #24
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thats a good idea Uwe.
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I'll start...

1963 Overlander - 88in plywood width, appr. 1/4in channel overhang on each side.
Plywood thickness on my trailer was 5/8in
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58 overlander is the same as Uwe's
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. . . . . and 59 Tradewind.
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Old 01-02-2006, 10:47 PM   #28
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Markdoane,

I soooo want my trailer to look like that picture of yours in 2 parts.

I have a 52 Crusier that I JUST FINISHED drilling the last rivet around the bottom.I have already removed the inside panels.

Anything hidden you can tell me about? I haven't started putting any preasure on it to seperate the 2 parts yet.

Thanks, Bruce
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