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Old 12-19-2014, 06:12 PM   #29
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Looks ok! Thank you
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Old 12-21-2014, 03:31 AM   #30
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May I see the beam down the center in a photo?
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:08 AM   #31
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it's just two 2x4x12s screwed together on edge. That is the distance from end cap rib to end cap rib. The chain fall goes right down through the vent openings and when the beam is lifted it puts pressure on the main three ribs. Very simple stuff. This 22 foot shell is very light. I would guess less than 400 pounds. When tension was put on the chain fall during set up, I accidentally lifted the whole trailer with out realizing it. There is always at least one rivet you cannot find or see before you start to lift. Sometimes even just a burr can hold the whole thing up. I have done this a bunch of times and I am never prepared for the "pop" when the shell actually lets go and the chassis drops away.
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:55 PM   #32
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Back to building gantry. I bought 10 inch threaded bolts for the upper part and 8 inch lag bolts for the bottom. Is that right
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Old 12-21-2014, 06:56 PM   #33
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What is the edge. Long 4 or 2 side
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #34
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Body lift question

This method of using the 2 x 4 was so simple. I freaked out a bit when I didn't get a level raise. It is wonky. I can't believe the door is so heavy that it makes the shell tilt. It's resting very lightly on a 2x10 at the wheel well.

Thank you to sweet Frank for taking my call and Kip responding to all my emails!

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Old 02-08-2015, 06:55 PM   #35
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Here's a few progress photo's
I had to beef up my gantry after installing the floor. It flipped smoothly
and now it's insulation and belly pan I'm glad I didn't scrap my old pan
I've used it for patterns for the wheel wells and corners. So far So good this weekend was in the sixties and sunny. No tarps for a few days.
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Old 02-18-2015, 05:16 PM   #36
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Your belly pan looks awesome. We haven't gotten to the front yet. Im using your pics for guide!
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:30 PM   #37
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Well thats the rear end in those pics . I started at the rear to overlap the layers like shingles on a roof so the wind will not have a place to peel back going down the road .I love your videos and pics on face book. My un named A/S is under tarps for a week or two as were getting a mild winter taste of what I moved away from in Ohio to here in NE Ga. But it only lasts a week or so. Good luck
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:23 PM   #38
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Thank you JC! Agree on the wind. it made sense to work that way then I started researching. I found this post. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f219...n-14737-4.html


Using 1' strips of aluminum and pan screws to attach the belly pan.
What do you think?

Glad I haven't made you too nuts with all my naivete on my Glamper Girl page.

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Old 02-19-2015, 03:57 PM   #39
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I had not seen that thread yet looks good and strong here's another blog maybe you have seen 1959 Airstream Ambassador Blog not sure if he's on the forums but i've been using some of his ideas. I am sure you've seen Franks blog as well very informative.
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:45 PM   #40
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Body lift question

You have been fabulous. It's been very educational reading all your posts. Putting you on my hero list.
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I completed my belly pan last week. I then flipped it over and installed the axles, shocks and wheels. I took it for a ride around the property and it followed me everywhere i went. So I then moved the gantries back to the body and test fit the two together.
Quite a rush setting it down and slipping it around the belly skin /C channel. So there it sits till i get some riveters to help me fasten it together. I'm not out of the woods yet but I can see the path to get me there.
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Old 03-21-2015, 06:56 AM   #42
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Looking very good! Does my old heart good to see a flowering tree too. This morning we have snow-again. I just can't wait to tear into my full monte and build some gantries in the driveway. Patience, patience...
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