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Old 05-17-2016, 02:37 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by rugjenkins View Post
Go for it! I boxed my c channel in and the rotten outriggers I welded 2x5 rectangular tube cut to the original shape
Oh that's great news. I THOUGHT I saw somewhere where folks mentioned that the extra rigidity transferred the road vibrations to the frame which could potentially work rivets loose or something like that. I'm all about overbuilding it if there's no detriment. I've always said "anything worth doing is worth overdoing"...

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Old 05-17-2016, 06:47 PM   #16
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Just remember the goal is to camp in a kick butt airstream! That's my motto too. Then I realized that if I wanted to get this done, awesome way cool ideas needed to wait.

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Old 05-31-2016, 06:59 PM   #17
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Let us know the price he gave you.. Probably going to be close to the 3900 after he includes labor,... which he should. I was looking at my metal today and it looks pretty good in most places. I'll look closer as I grind and sand to make sure.. there will be some 'cancer' removal but I've already done that once on a boat trailer..

A builder friend of mine once said... it's all mud and sticks, just high tech mud and sticks.
Metal is nothing more than high tech mud. Heat it up, stick it together, and grind it down. Or just buy the new frame from AS... especially if it includes axles. that alone could be 1600 for axles and brakes etc.
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:56 PM   #18
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My main rails on my new frame are rectangular tube, over 3000 miles no issues.

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Old 06-04-2016, 05:38 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by millertimeUS View Post
My main rails on my new frame are rectangular tube, over 3000 miles no issues.

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Which will make your Airstream among the very sturdiest Airstreams on the road.

I have frame envy.

Superat stultitia.

The fact that I am opinionated does not presuppose that I am wrong......

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