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Old 05-01-2013, 07:44 PM   #43
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #44
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I used autocad....I'm a cad draftsman
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:21 AM   #45
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I used autocad....I'm a cad draftsman
Would be ever so kind of you to include that cad file
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #46
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I don't think it well let me attach a .dwg file. Send me a private message with your email, and I can forward it over.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:03 PM   #47
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Question.. on the pdf file of the 'gantry' design.. what do the letters "P.T." denote?
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:56 AM   #48
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P.T. = Pressure Treated. You could use untreated but if your leaving it outin the weather for an extended length of time, I would go pressure treated.
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:48 AM   #49
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I have a badly rusted frame for my 59 Falcon. Can you recommend a good shop to repair / replace the frame?
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:18 AM   #50
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I have a badly rusted frame for my 59 Falcon. Can you recommend a good shop to repair / replace the frame?
Wrong forum site, we do air streams.
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Old 05-18-2013, 03:50 PM   #51
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Is that an Aeroflite Falcon? Those are pretty cool... Got pics to share?
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:31 AM   #52
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It's a 1959 Airstream Falcon
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Old 05-19-2013, 06:53 AM   #53
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Congratulations, Airstream Falcons are very rare. Any good welder can build you a new frame. I would go to a metal fabrication shop rather than a RV place or a truck repair shop.
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Old 05-19-2013, 08:22 AM   #54
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In NC, Call The King!

Falcon,

Call Petty's Garage. They restore and rebuild all kinds of cool cars there. I'm sure they could do you an excellent job on your frame.

I bet they'd put you on their website too. You could have the first Airstream fixed up by The King That'd be cool!

"Petty's Garage offerings range from small projects to help your car stand out to money's-no-object and sky's-the-limit dreams. If you can dream it, Petty's Garage can build it! Contact us today to begin your project!"

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Old 05-19-2013, 08:49 AM   #55
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Ooooh... that's a cool find. You should have a real gem when you're done. Found this on that.

I had a lot of trouble finding a shop to help me. Apparently it was just too much to place the burden of designing the fix AND implementing the fix... I had to design all the pieces I needed, then go have them made. Then hired another shop to do the welding. If you can weld, that's huge advantage... I pride myself on relying on only myself for anything I do, so this was a frustrating part of my project. I like to have a reason to buy new tools, but metal fabrication brakes and presses are way past that line for me. I will definitely buy a welder and learn to use it after this. I could have learned, but this time I just wanted it done now, and wanted it done right, so had to pay the man.

If you have the same troubles as me in finding people to work... (who said anything about a bad economy)... you might start searching and calling welding companys (only some have the fabrication equipment to handle the needs), and you can also call metal suppliers, sheet metal fabricators, and even a trailer manufacturing or repair... this part was definitely not fun for me... Glad to be past that, where the rest in my hands.

Have fun- be sure to post pics.
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:00 AM   #56
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Oh, and whatever you decide... do your homework on what you need and how you want it done. This is the point of your project when you can make any modifications to the original, so take your time think it through- well past the next step to try and think of anything you'll "wish you had done" while it's at this stage. i.e. tanks, axles, etc. Its easy to get anxious, but its going to take a while, so just plan on being patient and you'll be glad you were!
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