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Old 04-18-2009, 07:48 PM   #1
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Attaching the Shell

If I have a good frame, floor and shell how much would I have to pay a professional to properly re-attach the shell?
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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If I have a good frame, floor and shell how much would I have to pay a professional to properly re-attach the shell?
What kind of professional??

Are they familiar with Airstream's principal of construction?

Have them give you as blow by blow, of what they would do, and "EXACTLY" how.

There are way too many wanna be pro's, that love your pocket book.

Pick someone that has years of "GOOD" history rebuilding major wrecked Airstreams.

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Ok let's assume that I find the greatest, most experienced professional ever...

What could I then expect to pay him to re-attach my shell?
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:35 PM   #4
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Do what Andy said!

I have learned the hard way, very hard way, that just because they work on Airstreams does NOT mean they know how to do a good job on the Vintage types or jobs requiring craftsmanship. Pick carefully.
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Ok let's assume that I find the greatest, most experienced professional ever...

What could I then expect to pay him to re-attach my shell?
There are a number of people on this forums, that could give you an answer.

But, you have to provide some ground work first.

What is the year of the trailer?

What is the length of the trailer?

How much of the floor channels are in place?

Are the wheel wells installed?

Are the front and rear hold downs in good shape?

Damages to the shell?

How are you going to get the frame and shell to that shop?

Photo's?????

Then and only then, perhaps you can get an answer to your question.

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I have learned the hard way, very hard way, that just because they work on Airstreams does NOT mean they know how to do a good job on the Vintage types or jobs requiring craftsmanship. Pick carefully.
And it's not getting much better, sadly.

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I don't own an AS yet. I'm looking at some 26 footers from the 60's. Let's assume the shell, floor and frame are all good just not attached. Wheel wells are in place. I'm not asking for a quote. I'd just like to know if any of the very knowledgeable people on this site could give me a rough estimate as to what it should cost to re-attach the shell?
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I don't own an AS yet. I'm looking at some 26 footers from the 60's. Let's assume the shell, floor and frame are all good just not attached. Wheel wells are in place. I'm not asking for a quote. I'd just like to know if any of the very knowledgeable people on this site could give me a rough estimate as to what it should cost to re-attach the shell?
Rough estimates have a bad habit of being taken out of context.

We pass, on an answer.

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