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Old 03-15-2012, 05:50 PM   #1
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Frame Parts for 1963 Sovereign?

We are just about ready to start frame repair on our "project" Airstream - a pretty rough 1963 Sovereign. The central beams seem ok but what I think are called the stringers or "joists" front and rear are very bad and will need replacing. I thought I saw somewhere a supplier for pre-cut steel stringers but can't find it now. Does anyone know where they might be available in bundles for Airstreams?
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Old 03-15-2012, 06:45 PM   #2
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Inland RV lists both crossmembers(stringers as you call them) and outriggers for 1969 to 1993 units. I would call them to see if they will work or if they sell ones for your year trailer.
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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The crossmembers for the early to mid 60's are a bit different. Greg at Inland told me to use 2 2" steel angle. I actually had some custom bent out of mild steel, piece of cake. Those outriggers look pretty shot. I chopped them off mine and bought em from Inland. Yours might have to be cut down a bit. Nothing an angle grinder cant fix.
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Thanks for the info! I am going to start a new thread with more photos and of course more questions. We are using the search feature and learning so much.
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Thanks for the info! I am going to start a new thread with more photos and of course more questions. We are using the search feature and learning so much.
Ask away! I was in the same boat as you a year and a half ago. Your brain is gonna get so big youll need some new hats.
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