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Old 11-17-2011, 02:26 PM   #15
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It is ashamed to cover that pretty wood up. How much did that run you a sheet? Is that mahogany plywood?

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Uh yeah I know... Cost about $70 a 4x8 sheet it is Maranti which is a form of Mahogany.
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Old 11-17-2011, 03:04 PM   #16
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That ain't bad I paid that much for plain old marine plywood.

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Old 11-17-2011, 05:17 PM   #17
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That ain't bad I paid that much for plain old marine plywood.

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Yeah i guess its just another brand of MGP
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Old 11-21-2011, 01:22 AM   #18
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Thanks for the warm welcome!!

Sadly, I've felt the first symptoms of "aluminitis". I've heard there's no real cure for it, so you're better off just letting it run its course.

Wow, lots of good information. It looks like what I thought would be a 2 day project to replace the subfloor will be a bit more involved than I had originally thought. I'm looking forward to doing this right though, and understanding how these things are rebuilt, so there's no time like the present to get started.

From what it sounds like, it's best to remove the underbelly so I can get at the old insulation, the bolts to the subfloor, and have easy access to c-channel that houses the floor. After that, a little POR15 and apoxy sealant before buttoning her back up.

I must admit that taking off the underbelly is a bit of a daunting task for a newbie... I suppose I'll read up on how to remove and replace rivets.

Here are a couple of pics of the Airstream...
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:34 PM   #19
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Thanks for the warm welcome!!

Sadly, I've felt the first symptoms of "aluminitis". I've heard there's no real cure for it, so you're better off just letting it run its course.

Wow, lots of good information. It looks like what I thought would be a 2 day project to replace the subfloor will be a bit more involved than I had originally thought. I'm looking forward to doing this right though, and understanding how these things are rebuilt, so there's no time like the present to get started.

From what it sounds like, it's best to remove the underbelly so I can get at the old insulation, the bolts to the subfloor, and have easy access to c-channel that houses the floor. After that, a little POR15 and apoxy sealant before buttoning her back up.

I must admit that taking off the underbelly is a bit of a daunting task for a newbie... I suppose I'll read up on how to remove and replace rivets.

Here are a couple of pics of the Airstream...
Nice! Looks like a fun project! The belly skin removal isnt a big deal. I cut mine out and just reskinned it. But instead of two long strips I did mine in 4x8 foot sections across the bottom and cut out 3" strips to seam each section togeather. Most of my belly skin was so corroded that it came off pretty eaisily. These two tools may be of interest. This one is for solid rivets and this one is for pop or blind rivets. I could not have lived without either one.
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