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Old 11-08-2014, 11:41 PM   #15
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I hijacked a thread- Shell on Floor Replacement - '69 Globetrotter by asking more details about shell off process and thought I should move my questions over here.

So the next step to think about........I have access to a a 22ft tall, 2 ton jib crane with a 38ft diameter swing to LIFT the shell vs JACK up on sawhorses.

So here is my dilemma.
The shop I can lift this in is 4 hours from my home in Hood River, OR.
I want to gut and house all the interior in my large garage in Seattle

Can I safely tow the GT with the interior gutted? I feel like common sense says to shore it up for transport.

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Dena
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:22 AM   #16
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There are a few threads out there that discuss the topic of towing with the interior removed. You will find the folks that insist that the interior components, especially the interior skins, provided critical support to the shell. Then, there are others, like myself, who have actually towed their trailers with absolutely no interior, even the interior skins, and have had no issues.

Here is a recent thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f381...ut-126123.html

My summary advice, is that as long as you still have the shell firmly attached to the frame, you should have no fears.

And definitely lift your shell from above. Have a look at the following thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...on-115765.html

Post 9 and 11 show some good pics of what can be done with the gantry frames--you should be able to the same with the crane you speak of. There is also a diagram for building the frames in a pdf at the end.

good luck!
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Old 11-09-2014, 11:47 AM   #17
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I agree about towing without an interior, I have done it. (Sides firmly attached to the floor) Also agree about lifting from the top, far better way. A word of caution, measure everything carefully, I have found replacement floors in trailers that were actually wider than they should have been, ie; they were put in to fit against the walls, which were spread apart-really messes up the lines outside the trailer.


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